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Aug/Sep 2012 Issue
Theres an App for That
Gluten-Free Passports app, GF Chicago, lists more than 400 restaurants, offering gluten-free options in the city and suburbs. The app for iPhone, iPad and Android is updated weekly.
Dining Out in Chicago
These restaurants offer a gluten-free menu or otherwise accommodate customers with special dietary needs. Always call ahead and double-check with a manager regarding your particular food allergies and sensitivities.
8343 W. Grand Ave., River Grove,
Da Luciano’s, an old-style Italian restaurant, is the granddaddy of gluten-free in Chicago, with the most extensive gluten-free menu in town. Four out of seven of the owner’s children have celiac disease.
Karyn’s Fresh Corner Café
1901 N. Halsted St., Chicago,
This gourmet vegan restaurant serves only raw foods, prepared in innovative ways. Gluten-free options are noted on the menu.
Karyn’s on Green
130 S. Green St., Chicago
A sleek, stylish vegan restaurant in the Greektown neighborhood, with many gluten-free options noted on the menu.
Rose’s Wheat Free Bakery & Café
2901 Central St., Evanston
No need to worry about cross-contamination—everything is gluten-free here. The bakery case has a wide variety of gluten-free and vegan bread and baked goods. The café offers sandwiches, quiche and pizza—all of it is gluten-free and much of it is vegan.
2873 N. Broadway, Chicago
Senza, an all gluten-free restaurant, opened in Lakeview this summer. With a tagline of “surprisingly gluten-free,” Senza emphasizes great-tasting contemporary cuisine.
705 W. Belden Ave., Chicago
This cupcake emporium offers gluten-free and vegan cupcakes—from red velvet to chocolate peanut butter. Perfect for birthdays and any day.