Help! Celiac in Park Slope!
I was diagnosed last week with celiac disease and hoping that this board -- and you -- will have great tips for where to eat out without poisoning myself, especially in Park Slope. Feel free to recommend other sites, blogs, etc. I'm a rube, but at least the PSFC has plenty of things to stock my pantry with.
Relax! And welcome to the tribe. Being diagnosed with CD today is significantly easier than it was when I was diagnosed 20 years ago. Very few restaurants cannot handle a GF diet- its up to you to be aware of what you can and cannot eat- and be diligent. Concentrate on what you can eat, not what you can't and you will be fine...
I did some research on this for my visiting sister with Celiac Disease. Some random information:
There is a gluten-free bakery at 3rd and Carroll. Google it. You order in advance, mostly.
There are a couple well-respected gluten-free restaurants in Manhattan. I got my sis and her boyfriend a gift certificate to the Italian one in the Village (really!), and they reported it was excellent.
I also got her some gluten-free bread at Trader Joes, and she said it was the best she'd ever had. I see a lot of gluten-free products at TJs, so that will be a good resource for you.
Here's hoping you feel better soon!
this should get you started: