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gluten-free boston / cambridge / somerville

I was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease (so I can't eat wheat / barley / rye), but cooking all of my meals at home isn't really an option for me. I've searched around the board a bit, but does anyone have any tips on gluten-free dining? Specifically in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Medford, etc.

I'm looking for places that specifically have a GF menu (i.e. Myers + Chang; Legal Seafoods), places that are accommodating of GF patrons (i.e. sushi places that stock GF soy sauce; Italian restaurants with GF pasta), and places that happen to offer GF options (i.e. the Painted Burro and other nicer Mexican restaurants that tend to use corn).

Any tips would be great!


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  1. Flatbread Pizza in Davis Square offers a gluten-free crust option. (It differs from their normal crust, but the option is there, and their toppings are generally quite great.)

    You may have seen it already, but this older thread might be helpful:

    1. Highland Kitchen has a gluten-free menu.

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      1. re: LeoLioness

        Do you (or anyone else) know anything about the Highland Kitchen gluten free menu? I've been there many times in my pre-GF days, and have not noticed it. The menu in general doesn't seem very GF-friendly.

      2. Scampo has a gluten-free menu as well as gluten-free pastas.

        1. Elephant Walk has a gluten-free menu.

          1. Hearthstone Pizza - several locations - has a gluten free crust.

              1. The Abbey has a gluten-free menu.

                1. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions. It's interesting that Toro has a gluten free menu, since I was recently at Coppa and I don't think they do.

                  1. As far as chains go, the Chateau has a gluten-free menu, as does Not Your Average Joe's.

                    There's a new gluten-free bakery in East Arlington on Mass Ave., near Barismo. I forget the name, though... anyone?

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                    1. re: chriskalen

                      The bakery in East Arlington is called Something Sweet Without Wheat, 169 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington MA, 02474.

                      I don't have any issues with gluten, but I live nearby so I went in to check it out. They had samples of several items and I thought they were all decent. I thought everything might be dry or have an unusual texture but didn't notice that in anything that I tried.