You may have gone gluten-free to make your life easier or cut back on carbs, or maybe you have celiac disease and need to stray away from gluten like it is the plague. It's a tall challenge, and quite the hassle, to keep the gluten at bay, even with hundreds of companies coming out with products that have no gluten in them. Even though lots of foods are sneaking around with hidden gluten, restaurant eating doesn't have to be nixed. Brit + Co published this article with five apps that will help you in your gluten-free quest. Don't stress the wheat when you next find yourself eating out, just open an app!
Have a Night Out: When you have a food allergy, the fun of eating out quickly fades when you can't find an allergy-free restaurant in the vicinity. Fortunately, there's AllergyEats, an app that helps you locate gluten-free-friendly restaurants in your area. Restaurants are rated as allergy-friendly based on real feedback from prior diners who have assessed how accommodating a given restaurant is for individuals with allergies. You can simply choose the allergy — from gluten to tree nuts to dairy — and search for an allergy-friendly restaurant near you. After you've eaten like a king, the apps helps you pay it forward by rating the restaurant for other diners.
Join a Community: If you're a fan of Yelp but need an app that is more allergy-friendly, check out Find Me Gluten Free. This app lets you find local gluten-free businesses and view reviews, menus and directions. The app also allows you to easily suss out the gluten-free menu options at popular chains like Burger King, Chili's and more. For extra assurance, dining cards are provided so that you can give your waiter a complete list of your food intolerances when you order to help prevent unwanted surprises. With a community of over two million users, you'll be in good company among other savvy, gluten-free diners.
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