E-mail me dining places in the area that you have found have had a good
(or bad) dining experience so I can post them here!
Anything underlined is a link to take you there!
||This link will take you to their nutrition page. You
can check any item - nutrition info includes a checklist of top 8
|Bookworm Bakery & Cafe,
6685 E. State Street, Rockford, IL (Inside Public Library)
Homemade GF baked goods and
sandwiches available on GF bread.
|Capri Restaurant, 313
E. State Street, Rockford, IL
GF menu is available at all times. In addition, Broiled Cod and Chicken
Breast are always GF. House dressing is GF. ENJOY!
|Chili's, all locations
menu follow link, then go to Wheat and GF menu)
Have GF menu updated monthly
on website & available in restaurant
|Joey C's, 2583 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL
||GF Pizza and
many salad options. More to come.
|Khloros Kafe, 3618 E. State Street (Inside
Vitamins N More) Rockford, IL
can make you many GF items. All items made from scratch, many
vegetarian items, and many already GF choices.
|Lino's Restaurant, E.
State Street, Rockford, IL
Special salad is GF; Chicken a
la Lino is GF; steaks are GF; baked fish is GF; spumoni is GF
|This link will
take you to the ingredients listing of their products - Each item lists the
top 8 allergens if in item (wheat is one of them).
Outback Steak House, E.
State Street, Rockford, IL (Follow link, then click Gluten Free Menu to download menu)
Ask for GF menu in the
restaurant or get it online before you go. Follow the link, then click
on GF Menu
|Panera Bread (all
Ask for GF menu in the
restaurant or get it online before you go. Follow the link, (panerabread.com)
|Sam's Ristorante, 6075 E. Riverside,
||Ask for GF
menu - includes pizza, pasta, bread, and more.
TIPS FOR EATING OUT:
Your food cannot contain:
|wheat (including spelt, triticale, duram, kamut, einkorn, semolina and
and it cannot come in contact with any of those items or foods containing
You should question:
|sauces (may be thickened with flour or contain barley base)|
|soups (may be thickened with flour or contain barley base)|
|gravies (may be thickened with flour or contain barley base)|
|marinades (may contain soy sauce or other products that may not be GF)|
|pre-cooked frozen items (may contain additives or marinades not GF)|
|coatings or seasoning mixes (may contain additives or marinades not GF)|
Things that you could start with:
|unbreaded meats, fish or poultry: ask about any marinade, sauce, gravy
or topping. Can be steamed, grilled, bakes, sauteed or pan fried.|
|Sauces and gravies if thickened with corn starch instead of flour|
|Fresh Salads and many home made salad dressings - don't forget to hold
|Potatoes: baked or mashed usually ok, au gratin may not be|
|Vegetables: ask about seasonings|
Even asking all the right questions will not always guarantee you a safe
dining experience. Ask to speak to the chef if possible. Generally
speaking, non-chain restaurants are better able to accommodate a GF diet since
they make most things from scratch. In the end, you need to listen to your
body and go from there.