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Cafe and RestaurantsThere are several local (nearby) restaurants and cafes that can accommodate those with gluten free needs. The following are several restaurants that locals have recommended that either have a gluten free menu or can be very accommodating.
It is recommended that you call a restaurant prior to visiting to ensure that they can accommodate the preparation of menu items that are gluten free. If you don't feel 100% comfortable, do not visit the restaurant.
- Bell And Whistle Bakery - Bell and Whistle is a small bakery in State College, PA, selling at the Tuesday Downtown State College Farmer's Market and the North Atheron Farmer's Market (Saturdays). They also do catering and special orders! Vegan and gluten free goods available.
- Cafe Lemont - Eclectic, socially-conscience coffee house featuring weekly live entertainment located in Lemont, PA. The Cafe offers locally made gluten-free baked goods.
- Callao Cafe- Baked goods and sandwiches on GF bread.
- Cafe on the Park - Discover tasty, fresh-baked gluten-free cookies, pies, muffins, cakes and breads, or try one of the gluten-free breakfast or lunch
choices. Gluten-free customers may also custom order treats for home. Located in Bellefonte, PA.
- Corrinado's Pizza - Exotic artisan pizza, gluten free pizza and others items available, extremely knowledgeable owner/staff, located in State College (814-234-1807)
- Olive Garden - Italian style chain, Gluten free menu(pdf), located in State College
- Outback - Australian steak house chain Gluten free menu, gluten-free beer, and extremely well-educated staff, located in State College
- Zolas – New world bistro style, they make all their own food/sauces/etc, very accommodating, located in State College
- Spats Cafe- New Orleans Style Food
- Pizza Heaven- Pizza with crust by the Still Riding Company
- Faccia Luna- Pizza
- EatnPark- Offers a Gluten Free menu and a great bun for sandwiches.
- Wegman's Cafe - the food bar notes when no gluten ingredients are included and sells gf beer.
Grocery Stores in Our AreaThe awareness for celiac and gluten intolerance diets is increasing, nothing indicates this more than the number of grocery stores adding products to their shelves to help those with these special needs. The following are a few grocery stores in the State College area that host products that are gluten free (in no particular order).
- Decent sized section of gluten free items. The real gem is that actual Wegmans products that are gluten free will be indicated with a G icon. This is very nice and keeps one's mind at ease when choosing products. Wegman's Gluten Free List (pdf)
- A small section of gluten free items. Here is a link on their website about the gluten free diet and what is means when shopping: Giant's Gluten Free Diet
- A small section of gluten free items.
- Nature's Pantry
- A wonderful organic grocery store with a knowledgeable staff and many products (including health / beauty products) that are gluten free.
- The Granary
- A great local organic grocery store with several products that are gluten free.
- Ways Fruit Farm
- A local fruit farm that has recently expanded its facility and added a few gluten free items for sale.
- Trader Joe's
Major Celiac and Gluten Intolerance GroupsThere are many groups for supporting those with Celiac and gluten intolerance, the following are just a few of the major groups that have been established.
- Celiac Disease Foundation - http://www.celiac.org/
- Gluten Intolerance Group of North America - http://www.gluten.net/
- Celiac Sprue Assocation - http://www.csaceliacs.org/
Other Celiac Support Groups in Pennsylvania and Surrounding States
- Lancaster Area Celiacs - http://www.lancasterareaceliacs.org/html/about_us.html
- Harrisburg GIG - http://www.harrisburgceliacs.org/
- Chesapeake Area Celiacs Online - http://www.celiacsonline.com/
- Healthy Villi (Massachutes) - http://www.healthyvilli.com/
- Denver Celiacs Chapter - http://www.denverceliacs.org/index.html
Articles, Websites and BlogsThe Gluten Free Works website also has a symptom guide. It is the most comprehensive list of “Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and
Complications directly or indirectlyresulting fromceliac disease”.
Article by Dr. Fasano in the Scientific American: Celiac Disease Insights
Cook BooksGluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts
"This book provides a well-crafted selection of recipes for classic baked goods made with gluten-free flours and everyday baking techniques (gluten is a protein found in wheat). All in one book, these are the recipes that individuals with celiac (gluten intolerance) and wheat allergies hunger for." - Food Philosopher.
Gluten-Free Kitchen by Roben Ryberg
Over 135 Delicious Recipes for People with Gluten Intolerance or Wheat Allergy
BooksLiving Gluten-Free for Dummies by Danna Korn.
This is an excellent book and I recommend it as a first read for a person who is newly diagnosed with CD. It is well written and humorous and is easy to follow when you are newly diagnosed and feeling overwhelmed.
Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Peter Green M.D.
Dr. Green is the head of the celiac clinic at Columbia University in NYC. He is one of the foremost celiac doctors in the U.S. .. This book was published in 2006. A paperback version came out in January 2009. A revision was supposed to be published in April 2009 but it seems to have been delayed. I read that it is now expected to be published in January 2010.
Recognizing Celiac Disease by Cleo Libonati.
Cleo has CD and is very knowledgeable about the subject. This book is self published and is offered by Gluten Free Works which is a company that is run by Cleo’s son, John Libonati. John also has CD and is the president-elect of the (national) Celiac Sprue Association.
http://www.livingwithout.com/allergy-articles.html"Take a look inside the pages of Living Without magazine by viewing some
I subscribe to this also. I also recommend this, however, I like Living without a little bit better.
Delight Gluten-Free is a new gluten-free magazine
They have an offer that if you purchase a subscription for your doctor or doctor’s office, you get a free subscription for yourself.
I just subscribed to this but haven’t received an issue yet.
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