As more friends and family get diagnosed with celiac, I’m often asked what cookbooks, etc. I use. Below is a list of indispensables. Enjoy!

Must-Have Cookbooks

If you miss cakes, cookies, brownies, and the like, give these cookbooks a try. They have a ton of delicious recipes that you could pass off as gluteny, no problem.

Safe- and Unsafe Foods Lists

The following lists are not extensive by any means, but they sure help a lot in the beginning stages when you’re just learning what you can and cannot eat on a gluten-free diet:

Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus

This is by no means exhaustive, but as I discover more and more restaurants with gluten-free menus, I’ll post them here. Some are local to Chicago, but many are chains, so no matter where you are, you can check them out!

Chicago Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus:

  • Venus, Cypriot Cuisine
    • Special gluten-free menu
    • 820 W. Jackson
    • (312) 714-1001
  • The Gage, American Upscale Pub-Style Cuisine
    • Gluten-free options available (according to dinner menu)
    • 24 S. Michigan Ave.
    • (312) 372-4243
  • Le Colonial, French Vietnamese Cuisine
    • Extensive gluten-free menu
    • 937 N. Rush
    • (312) 255-0088
  • The Kinderhook Tap, Friendly Neighborhood Pub
    • Gluten-free bread available on all their sandwiches
    • 800 S. Oak Park Ave
    • Oak Park, IL
    • (708) 434-0373
  • Da Luciano, Italian Cuisine
    • Extensive gluten-free menu
    • 8343 W. Grand
    • River Grove, IL 60171
    • (708) 453-1000

Boston-Area Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus:

  • Andrina’s Pizzeria, Gluten-free Pizza!!!!
    • All their pizzas are available on a 12″ gluten-free crust that is baked in an aluminum pan to avoid contamination. A dream come true!!!
    • 1060 Mass. Ave.
      Arlington, MA 02476
    • (781) 648-4800

Regional and National Chains with Gluten-Free Menus: