• Restaurant Reviews

    Gluten-free pitas at Pita Pit

    I recently got to eat my first pita in about 7 years! I was driving around my neighbourhood when I noticed a big sign in front of my local Pita Pit saying they had gluten-free pitas. I was so excited I had to tell my husband, and we made a date to go have lunch there the following Saturday. I was in heaven! Not that pitas are the best food ever (pizza is, obviously), but after not being able to have one in so long it was exciting and refreshing. And I’ll be honest, the pita itself was pretty damn good! I expected it to be dry, crumbly and horrible-tasting.…

  • Gluten-Free News

    Gluten Free Macaroons at Tim Hortons

    Back in July, Tim Hortons introduced their first gluten-free treat – macaroons. Looks like they’re just testing the waters with this product though, as on their “What’s New” page it mentions these are only available for a limited time. Hopefully the demand will be high enough that Tim Hortons will consider adding more gluten-free items to their menu. I know I personally avoid Tim Hortons for anything but beverages as it simply isn’t worth stopping there. In fact, it was over a month after macaroons were introduced that I spotted them, as I’m there so infrequently. I still haven’t actually tried them. It would be great to add another restaurant…

  • Gluten-Free Product Reviews

    Dish Freely: Find Gluten-Free Dishes at Restaurants

    Dish Freely is a new iPhone app I just found out about that helps those eating gluten-free find dishes at nearby restaurants that they are able to eat. Users can also add new restaurants and dishes, and rate the ones they’ve tried. I cannot tell you how awesome an idea I think this is. I’m a huge fan of location-based apps, food apps, and well… apps in general (I do work in mobile marketing, afterall). Combining those with  a tool that helps me find food I can eat safely is just brilliant. And with the numbers of people eating gluten-free increasing every week, an app like this is going to…

  • Restaurant Reviews

    Wendy’s Joins the Ranks

    Yup, that’s right, Wendy’s has now joined the ranks of fast food restaurants publishing gluten information on their websites. As of February 2011, they published a list of regular menu items that contain no wheat, barley, oats or rye. You can see the complete list in this PDF: Canadian Menu Items without Gluten. Some surprises in the list: hamburger patty Frostys How many of us are afraid that burger patties are gonna be full of filler? *raises hand* So that’s kind of awesome. Also, Frosty’s? I’m always a little skeptical of ice cream too, so this is freaking good news! You can bet I’ll be partaking in some Frosty-goodness this…

  • Restaurant Reviews

    Pizza Crust Comparison: Pizza Pizza vs. Pizza Nova

    If you’ve been eating gluten-free for any amount of time, you’ve no doubt tried some of the gluten-free pizza crusts that are available. After having only tried Pizza Pizza’s gluten-free crust, I recently got the chance to try some others, including Pizza Nova’s gluten-free mulitgrain crust. Here’s what I thought.

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    Swiss Chalet’s Allergen Guide Wins Points with Me

    Since being diagnosed with a gluten intollerance, Swiss Chalet has become my go-to restuarant. It’s familiar, it’s comfortable, and I know I can always get something to eat there. And who doesn’t love chicken? (Also, the chalet sauce has super, magic healing abilities, but that’s another story.) When ordering from their site tonight, I discovered a link at the bottom to an allergen guide. Really? They have one? Oh yes, AND it has wheat/gluten listed on it. Here’s a summary of what you can have: Starters Garden Salad, Greek Salad. Personally, I still get the Caeser salad, and just pick out the croutons; I’m not sensitive enough to have to…