Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

 

Trish Deitemeyer

Philly: A Gluten-Free Friendly Town

April 26th, 2013 by Trish Deitemeyer


Gluten Free Pasta by Ristorante Panormama. Credits: Emma Furino

Gluten Free Pasta by Ristorante Panormama. Credits: Emma Furino

Philly is one of the most gluten-free friendly cities in the country. So much so, it's been called "the first gluten-free neighborhood in the U.S."

It takes a lot of components to come together to make a great GF city.

It helps if your state is no stranger to the gluten-free way of life. Earlier this year, Gluten Free Travel Site named Pennsylvania the "World's Most Celiac-Friendly Destination." We examined this accolade in (more…)


Trish Deitemeyer

Appetite for Awareness 2012: Gluten-free Chefs Get Creative

October 22nd, 2012 by Trish Deitemeyer

Mouth Watering Marlin Tacos from Alma de Cuba

Besides the pasta, there were all kinds of interesting and delicious gluten-free foods at Appetite for Awareness. Caffe Gelato Restaurant and Catering, out of Newark, DE, was offering perfect crabcake morsels full of crabmeat while Rittenhouse Square's Alma de Cuba was serving up mini marlin tacos. Chef Eric Paraskevas of Terra was plating up beautiful samples of his gluten-free pulled pork tostados and El Rey presented hungry attendees with mouth-watering (more…)

John Libonati

Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group

December 29th, 2009 by John Libonati

Independent celiac support group for people in the Philadelphia region. http://greaterphillyceliac.com/

Officers

Co-President Karen Dalrymple RN, BS 583 Valley View Road Langhorne, PA 19047 (215) 757-1233

Co-President Alice Bast Executive Director, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness CeliacCentral.org

Meetings are held twice a year at Abington Memorial Hospital. AMH is located at 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 in the Lenfest Auditorium. Doors open at 5:45 pm to enable you to visit all of the vendors and speak with other celiac buddies. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm.

All newly diagnosed celiacs who are interested in joining the Greater Philadelphia Celiac Sprue Support Group please contact Karen Dalrymple at (215) 757-1233.

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The Greater Philadelphia Celiac Support Group is meeting at Abington Hospital this Friday, October 16 at 5:45 pm.

GFL0809 Ann Whelan, publisher of the popular magazine Gluten Free Living will be speaking to the group.

Location: Abington Memorial Hospital 1200 Old York Road Abington PA 19001 in the Lenfest Auditorium

Time: Doors open at 5:45 for visiting vendors and interacting with friends. Meeting officially begins at 7:30 pm. _____________________________________________________ VENDORS THAT WILL BE ATTENDING THE MEETING (more…)

John Libonati

Gluten Free Restaurants in and Around Philadelphia

August 17th, 2009 by John Libonati

restaurant-bonefish2The following restaurants in and around Philadelphia have gluten-free menus or are able to prepare gluten-free cuisine.

Looking for a gluten-free restaurant for your next meal? You came to the right place because Philadelphia is fast becoming one of the nation's top destinations for gluten-free cuisine.

Due to hard work by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and other organizations, Philadelphia city and suburban restaurants have taken an active interest in offering safe gluten-free fare to the public.

The following list of restaurants can be found at the Phillyceliacs blog and Glutenfreeworks.com. The GFPhilly blog is another great resource with a wealth of information about eateries in and around Philadelphia.

Applebee’s Restaurant Applebee Dietary Inquiries 888-592-7753 You can call this number and someone will provide information on gluten free menu items. I have spoken with them while seated in the restaurant – though you could certainly call ahead

Arpeggio 542 Springhouse Village Center Springhouse, PA 19477 {GPS} 1101 BETHLEHEM PIKE OR SPRINGHOUSE VILLAGE CENTER 215-646-5055 Mediterranean BYOB. Per my GI doc, the owner is very in tune to the needs of celiac patients.

Baggataway 31 Front St Conshohocken, PA 19428-2867 (610) 834-8085 The same owner of the Ugly Moose in Manayunk. They carry GF beer and their staff understands GF foods. A bartender has celiac disease and instructed the staff. The steak is fantastic. (more…)