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May 3, 2010 09:02 PM

Gluten Free in Santa Fe

My wife and I will be traveling to Santa Fe and would love to get some recommendations of restaurants that will cater to our special needs. Thanks

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  1. I've just started this GF adventure, so I don't have a lot to offer.
    But I'll look forward to following this thread.

    Real Food Nation offers gluten-free bread and hamburger buns - their staff seems very aware of GF issues. Great food and atmosphere, too.

    At Harry's Road House, I told the waitress what my needs were and asked her to suggest something. She knew the menu well and her selection was a good one. They also had specifically GF options for dessert.

    Not so much luck at a couple of my former favorites, where the servers don't speak English well -- I just didn't have confidence that I'd be understood. If you speak Spanish, then it wouldn't be a problem. I emailed the management to ask about GF options for next time but haven't heard back (Plaza Cafe, Tribes). We've had problems in the past with food allergy issues at Gabriel's - the offending food simply being scraped off the plate.

    Josh's Barbeque is supposed to be excellent, and their manager answered my email immediately; he assured me that the counter staff is trained to make appropriate menu suggestions. The only issue might be the ketchup in their sauce, - it has a distilled grain vinegar.

    Ditto for Andiamo - a great restaurant, very responsive to my email. I haven't been back since my GF eating began , but I'd be comfortable there.

    Anapurna was a good choice, but they burned down last week. They may have relocated by the time you're here.

    I've seen GF recommendations for : Pranzo, 2nd St Brewery, Blue Corn, Vinaigrette (noisy), Dinner for 2, Jambo (yum!), Body, Bumble Bee (yum!).

    2500 E 2nd St, Reno, NV 89595

    Real Food Nation
    624 Old Las Vegas Hwy, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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    1. re: momadamsa

      If you're looking for groceries, I've discovered that Sunflower Market (two locations) has a special GF shelf tag which they use throughout the store - saves plowing through multitudinous ingredients lists on boxes and cans.

      Montanita Co-op has decent grab-and-go options and usually has GF bakery goods in the deli section.

      I'm not sure I'd trust Whole Foods deli section.

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