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lilyin Feb 1, 2011 02:40 PM

Does anyone know of restaurants in Nassau or western Suffolk County Long Island that offer glutin free options. I would appreciate any help in this area as this adjustment is proving to be difficult. Any type of food would be fine.

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    Scott_R RE: lilyin Feb 1, 2011 03:46 PM

    Hi there, Lilyin. You have a some options. Putting aside the chains with GF items (Outback, PF Changs), there's the Bare Naked Bakery & Cafe in Bellmore,
    http://www.barenakedbakery.com/
    which is *totally* GF (the menu is on their web site).

    Cafe Formaggio in Carle Place has a GF menu:
    http://www.cafeformaggio.com/

    Mr. Miceli's Pizza in Rockville Center ha GF pizza:
    http://mrmiceli.com/

    As does Pizza Bistro in Massapequa Park, and they have pasta, too.
    http://www.pizzabistrony.com/

    In fact, there are a lot of GF pizza and pasta places all over.

    La Bottega has a bunch of locations:
    http://www.ilovepanini.com/
    but call ahead, because not all of them have the GF menu.

    For non-restaurant food items, Joan's Great Bakes:
    http://www.gfgreatbakes.com/

    Best Ever Low-Carb Cakes in Massapequa mainly aims at being low carb/sugar free, but they're also GF:
    http://www.besteverlowcarb.com/

    Azure Chocolate in Greenlawn has amazing stuff, including stunningly good GF s'mores--they even make the marshmallow and the graham crackers (from buckwheat, IIRC):
    http://azurechocolate.com/

    For supplies:
    Jandi in Oceanside (probably the biggest GF aisle
    )http://www.jandis.com

    and Fairway in Plainview

    out in Suffolk, Cornucopia in Sayville
    http://www.cornucopiahealthfoods.com

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      emarcus RE: Scott_R Feb 2, 2011 05:43 AM

      That's a pretty complete rundown!

      New in Huntington: Wild Flours Bake Shop
      http://www.wildfloursbakeshop.com/

      But make sure you check out this website, a clearinghouse for all LI guten-free info:
      http://www.glutenfreeli.com/

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        Scott_R RE: emarcus Feb 3, 2011 08:47 AM

        Thanks for the link to Wild Flours, Erica. I'm curious about their breads: that always seems to be the Achilles heel of GF baking. I don't have celiac myself, but my sister and niece do, so I'm always on the lookout.

        hah! "Wild Flours." I get it.

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      lilyin RE: lilyin Feb 2, 2011 06:33 AM

      Thank you both for all the useful information. I feel relieved knowing that there are restaurant options as well information available that will help me deal with a gllutin free diet.

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