How to Order in a Restaurant

By Shannon Murphy, Part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project


Can I ever eat out again?  If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease this is a question we have all asked ourselves.  The answer is YES! We present here a few simple guidelines and a short video to help guide you.

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A Celiac's Cry: What Do I Do?

Here is a short video that details the ins and outs of ordering in a restaurant with a Gluten-free diet. Geared towards newly diagnosed kids and their families

A Girl Scout Gold Award Project

Can I ever eat out again?  If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease this is a question we have all asked ourselves.  The answer is YES! Here is a guide to gluten free friendly restaurants and how to order.

1. Call Ahead

If you call during the early afternoon, the restaurant is going to be less busy. It will be easier to have the person on the phone’s full attention.

2. Talk to the Manager or Chef

These two people are the best people to talk to because they are going to be the most aware of what is going on in the kitchen and how well the wait staff is trained. They will know how food is prepared and the answers to ingredient questions.

2. Look to Other Sources

Chances are there are people within your community that can talk about their experiences with the restaurant. Another great place to look is online on forums and websites that support the celiac community. See “For More Information”

Find a Gluten Free Restaurant

Our Find a Gluten Free Restaurant page can help you find a restaurant that is particularly friendly to Celiac Disease and Gluten Free eating.