Many of you have posted reviews and links to your favorite GF restaurants in the DC area. To sort of bring together our disparate content, I wanted to post some links to comprehensive lists of GF restaurants in the area. I also wanted to point you all to two searchable GF restaurant directories.
- http://dcceliacs.type... - from the The Washington DC Celiac Support Group (of which this MeetUp is an offshoot). This database of GF restaurants is accessible from this group's Yahoo! Group.
(Be forewarned - the link to the "Member Favorite's Restaurant List" at the top of the page is broken. It just takes you to a blank page, so don't bother with it. I've emailed them to tell them that the link is broken.)
**UPDATE** - The link is now working properly!! I emailed the Support Group and they fixed it right away . So the list is now available for your consideration.
- http://www.celiacchic... - This list is posted on the CeliacChicks blog. The list was created by Maria Roglieri and Sara Friedman and is organized by neighborhood.
While you're on the blog, check out Roglieri and Friedman's book about the GF scene in the DMV (that's DC, Maryland, and Virginia): The Gluten-Free Guide to Washington, D.C.: An Essential Guide to GF Dining, Shopping, and Living in the Nation's Capital and its Suburbs. This is not a free download, but proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Maryland Celiac Disease Research Center, so you can feel good about your purchase!
- What if you're traveling outside the DMV? Check out these two searchable GF restaurant directories:
- The Gluten Free Registry - http://www.glutenfree... - What began as a "homegrown" list by two caring individuals eventually became a website. The site also has iPhone and iPad apps available for purchase and download.
- The Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (developed by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America) - http://www.glutenfree... - is a second site with a database of GF restaurants. According to their Guidestar* profile, The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) has been around since 1974, so they have a long history of providing information to the GF community.
*Guidestar is a company that disseminates authoritative information about non profits. It's sort of like Hoovers (no association with the vacuum cleaner folks). If you want free, reputable info about for profits - go to Hoovers.com. If you want the same for non profits, go to Guidestar.com.
Disclosure: I am not employed by or affiliated with any of these sites/groups. Nor am I affliated with the Maryland Celiac Disease Research Center, Hoovers, or Guidestar. I do not profit monetarily in any way from sharing this information. I'm a librarian, and this is what we do: research and evaluate resources and then pull them together and organize them so that folks can easily access the information they need . So my only benefit is happiness in knowing that this post may help meet someone's needs.
Edited by twilightrose on Jan 28, 2011 10:35 PM