Eating out is unavoidable, and you can only eat so many meals at home before you venture outside your house to celebrate a friend, attend a conference or wedding, or travel the world. And just because you eat gluten free doesn't mean you have to give up your social life and ditch eating out for good.
In The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out Gluten Free, Jenny Levine Finke, the author behind the popular blog, Good For You Gluten Free, will show you how to safely and confidently eat out gluten free while minimizing your risk of getting glutened.
After nearly 10 years of eating gluten free, Jenny offers up a lot of practical strategies meant to keep you safe while dining out.
In this book, Jenny will teach you:
- How to pick a restaurant
- How to know if a restaurant truly understands gluten free
- How to get restaurants to take your diet seriously
- How to test your food for hidden gluten
- The exact questions to ask your server
- A list of chain restaurants that offer gluten-free options
- How 21 popular restaurants fared when tested for hidden gluten
- How to order a safe meal at Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Chinese, etc. restaurants
- How to navigate a buffet, special event, or eat at a friend's house
- How to survive a cruise or travel without sabotaging your diet
- Regulations and laws you need to know when it comes to eating out safely
Jenny will teach you how to be smarter than your server and show you how you hold the power to safely and confidently eat out without putting your health at risk.
Here's what readers are saying about The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out Gluten Free:
“I would definitely recommend The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out Gluten Free to anyone who is gluten-free. I've been gluten sensitive for three years, and I learned a lot of things from this book that I did not know before. I believe there is no such thing as educating ourselves too much about what gluten is doing to our bodies, how to stay away from it, and how to advocate for ourselves in society. Before reading this book, eating at a restaurant felt like such a chore. I always felt like I needed to apologize to the waiter, my friends, and my family for making things so inconvenient because of my gluten sensitivity. Jenny has not only educated me on ways to choose a gluten-free restaurant but also how to know what things to watch out for to make sure my food is truly gluten-free. Most importantly, The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out Gluten Free armed me with the tools I need to know what to say at restaurants to ensure my gluten sensitivity is taken seriously.”
- REBECCA STANFIELD
I would absolutely, unreservedly recommend this book to everyone new to the gluten-free diet. As someone new to the gluten-free diet, you're caught in an overload of information and great expectations to get it right for your own health. This book is easy to read and offers someone quick navigation through the perils of dining out. You’ll learn how to advocate for yourself at restaurants, and the section on cross-contamination is a true eye-opener for anyone new to gluten-free eating. Thanks again to Jenny for sharing this important knowledge, so other gluten-free diners don’t have to live through these dining missteps.”
- HEATHER R.
“Being gluten-free is a necessary health treatment for me, so I found this book helpful to me in many ways. I particularly enjoyed the tips related to building confidence in speaking up and addressing my dietary concerns with the restaurant staff. The book also provided guidelines for ordering at different kinds of restaurants with clear, well-thought-out examples. Overall, Jenny makes the activity of eating out a little less overwhelming to someone who is gluten-free and who might find eating out a difficult and frustrating task."
- VICKI ABLEIDINGER
“As a newly diagnosed celiac, I was overwhelmed with eating out and actually avoided it several times because I didn't want to go through all of the hassles. The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out Gluten Free has made me feel more confident at restaurants and less fearful of leaving the safety of my kitchen. Jenny's tips include traveling on cruises and abroad and navigating family parties and events. She also points out things to be extra cautious of and how to address them with restaurateurs. A great resource for any celiac!"
- LAUREN WALKER, CHICAGO, IL
“I've been gluten-free for 17 years and am aware of many of the things Jenny talks about in this book. I certainly would recommend this book to someone new or struggling with a gluten-free diet. Jenny gives a lot of information regarding what to do and not do while eating out and offers a list of some of the chain restaurants that offer more reliable choices to gluten-free diners. The information is valuable and helpful for anyone learning to navigate restaurants as a gluten-free diner.”
- KARIN PATTERSON
The Ultimate Guide to Eating Out Gluten Free will show you that you are not alone on this gluten-free journey. Upon finishing this book, you'll know exactly how to eat out safely and confidently while minding your gluten-free diet.
Ed. Note: This book was last updated in December 2022. The book is delivered as a PDF file within minutes of your purchase.