People love a trend, and who can blame them? It’s fun to be in style, and that goes for leaving the gluten off the menu. Gluten-free offerings are much further than a fad at this point, and gluten free is the largest and most popular ever “free from” category, blowing fat free out of the water — and that was before everyone turned to sourdough bread, a la health libertarian Michael Pollan, and became all the more health conscious nationwide.
Never mind that most people couldn’t tell you what gluten exactly is. And who cares? What’s important is that for the literal one percent of people who have celiac disease, and the roughly 10 percent with similar wheat-sensitivities, it’s never been a better time to grab a bite to eat. These 14 restaurants show that beyond all the hype, there are simple and affordable — or exciting and upscale — ways to get a meal that can make you feel safe. Note: You may still want to alert the staff of your allergy/sensitivity as many kitchens are not entirely gluten-free and there’s still a chance of cross-contamination.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More