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Gluten Free Restaurant Prompts

Things to Think About When Eating Out

As a parent of a celiac, it is important to be vigilant about the food that they eat to avoid consuming any gluten. When eating out, sometimes we forget to ask the right question. So I thought I put together a helpful document. These are mostly reminder prompts something that you would look at before going out as a reminder of what to ask.

Gluten Free Promps

Here is a reminder prompt of things you may want to ask a waiter or server when dining out:

  • Do you have a separate gluten-free menu? If not, can you please point out the gluten-free options on the regular menu?
  • Does the kitchen have a dedicated gluten-free preparation area and cookware to prevent cross-contamination?
  • Are there any gluten-containing ingredients in the dish I'm interested in?
  • Are any gluten-containing ingredients used in the preparation or cooking of this dish?
  • Are any gluten-containing ingredients used in the sauces, dressings, or marinades used in this dish?
  • Can you ask the chef or kitchen staff to confirm that the dish is gluten-free?
  • Can you ask the chef or kitchen staff to make any necessary substitutions or modifications to make the dish gluten-free?
  • Can you confirm that no bread or other gluten-containing foods will be served with my meal?
  • Is there a risk of cross-contamination with gluten-containing foods during preparation or serving?
  • Can you recommend any gluten-free options for appetizers, entrees, and desserts?

By asking these questions, you can ensure that the food you order is safe for your gluten-free diet and avoid any unwanted exposure to gluten.

Download the PDF

For your convenience, I have created a PDF document that contains the Restaurant Gluten Free reminder prompts. Download the document and keep it handy!



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This series of posts will cover some tips and tricks that I have learned about my twelve-year-old daughter's gluten-free lifestyle in the Boston area. Gluten-free eating can be challenging in any big city, but especially in Boston due to the high number of restaurants and availability of options. I've been learning what I can to make sure my daughter can still enjoy eating out, and I want to share what I've learned so that other families in the same situation can benefit.


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