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bogord Jan 19, 2004 03:44 PM

working for the Celiac Disease Foundation, I am always searching for So Cal eateries that can deal with gluten free requirements. Any and all suggestions will be most appreciated.

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    Kishari Jan 19, 2004 05:46 PM

    Hm, I have food allergies myself, including wheat and other grains, but am not a celiac. I keep an eye out for specialty places, but have not yet run across any restaurants that can guarantee their food is gluten-free. I would think that there is too much liability for a restaurant to make that kind of claim.

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      OnaTutors Oct 18, 2006 06:50 AM

      STEAK-O-RAMA has great steaks, potatoes, and serves the BEST New England Clam Chowder. There clam chowder is made with cornstarch and buttermilk instead of wheat flour and regular milk. Chunks of potatoes, carrots, celery, and big pieces of clams make this soup the BEST. . . not to mention I can eat it, too. YUM!!!

      One thing. . . New England Clam Chowder is only served on Fridays and Saturdays after 5pm, but it's worth the wait!

      The service is very good there and they are very accomodating. Just make sure to tell your server: "No toast, no crutons, no marinades (substitute oil and vinegar), no sauces, no gravey, no cheese sauce (substitute shredded cheese) . . . You know, the usual stuff. Enjoy!

      STEAK-O-RAMA Steakhouse
      Open till 10:00pm weekdays
      11:00pm weekends

      To Go's 562-987-3951

      5201 E. 2nd Street
      Belmont Shore, CA

      www.SteakO-Rama.com

      1. Kitchen Queen Oct 18, 2006 07:06 AM

        Follow Your Heart -nifty little store and cafe on Sherman Way and Owensmouth, Canoga Park. Been here for ions - www.followyourheart.com :)KQ

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          Quesera Oct 18, 2006 07:06 PM

          I'm gluten intolerant and possibly Celiac (blood tests have said I'm not, but still...) and very rarely have a problem eating anywhere. Just have to know what to get, is what I've found. Stay simple, and ask. I've even had a gluten free, 9 course meal at sona! Vegetarian restaurans and sushi are also good.

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            LLB Oct 19, 2006 12:24 AM

            SolarHarvest

            solarharvestfood.com

            1. westsidegal Oct 19, 2006 02:35 AM

              i'd imagine that south indian food would work except for the naan.

              1. chica Oct 19, 2006 03:11 AM

                Whole Foods has entire sections dedicated to gluten free food, including bread and desserts. It's very convenient, since there are so many locations in SoCal.

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