What? No Wheat?!
Hi all! Here's a tough one. My boyfriend found out he has a wheat allergy which cuts out lots of food options. I'd really like to treat him to something really tasty so he doesn't feel too discouraged about not being able to eat anything he likes.
The blacklisted items are as follows: mushrooms, cheese, anything that goes through a "molding" process, bread, anything baked, buttermilk, condiments, salad dressings, peanut products, soy sauce, vinegar, spices, beer, wine, alcohol, pickles, saeurkraut, anything fermented, truffles, chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit juices unless freshly squeezed, nothing too high in sugar...umm I think that's it!!
I want to be able to go somewhere as inconspicous to the sitution as possible (meaning NOT a raw food or purely vegan place). And good food! I feel like what I'm asking is mission impossible but any help would be so appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!
PS We are westside
Whole Foods has a ton of wheat free baked goods. Not good for me because they contain 1 of three things I'm allergic to -- Xanthan Gum. They also carry Red Bridge wheat free beer which is sweet but good.
You need to double check some of the things on your list. For instance he can have vinegar just not malt vinegar.
re: Hershey Bomar
Yes, we love WF! I've double checked the list from the dr's and I'm pretty sure its all vinegar. I know he can't have balsamic either or any salad dressings and he's staying away from sushi rice. I double checked the rest of the list too... and its still true! I know its crazy! Oh and no corn!
re: Yes Please
Not sure geographically where you have in mind but...
Ruth's Chris - lobster, fish, meat, steamed broccoli, asparagus, baked potatoes, etc.
Delis like Nate'n'Al's
Eduardo's (great sides of chicken, beans, rice, etc.)
California Fresh - chicken, eggplant salad (one of my faves)
26 Beach - salads esp
Ocean Ave Seafood
Cafe del Rey
...so many choices... as someone gluten and dairy free now, i find that almost any restaurant *can* accommodate, and most are all too happy to do so.
for an extremely casual meal, it sounds like many of the items served at SAMOSA HOUSE (indian vegetarian food) would work for him.
skip the roti (flatbread).
skip the raita (yogurt sauce served on the side).
when they use cheese in a dish, it is homemade paneer which they make themselves and does NOT go through a fermentation/molding process.
most of the rest of the food served there should be ok.
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