then we cross our fingers and hope the chef understood the seriousness of our situation.
we live in chicago. a city of more then 9.5 million people. i’m not sure how many celiacs or gluten allergy people live here but obviously not enough to make a difference where the restaurants are concerned.
as a family we are regulars at a few amazing places who know our son and they go out of their way to accommodate us. please remember to call ahead and speak directly with the chef or at least the manager who will be on duty at the time you are planning to eat.
Mon ami gabi –GF bread, hamburger, perfect fries
M Burger–hamburger, fries–only fries in the fryer
Oak Tree-312.751.1988 harvest vegetable soup, hamburgers, their skinny crunchy fries
are fried in a dedicated fryer.
Piccolo Sogno- 312.421.0177 they will make gluten free pasta with any of their sauces! the grilled vegetables, meats and fish are all gluten free. This place has the best outdoor garden in the city of Chicago. In the winter the place is cozy and the food is always consistent and divine! Make contact with Ciro or Toni when asking for a gluten free meal. www.piccolosognorestaurant.com
pf changs–asian, extensive GF menu–divine!
five guys–fries, burger–craving it now!
homers ice-cream-available at whole foods or their store in wilmette–ask for a clean scooper!
bob tail–ice cream–ask for a clean scooper
dairy queen–dilly bars–we only get the packaged ice cream treats
Hugo’s Frog bar/Gibsons–huge list of items which are naturally GF–312.640.0999 they make hamburgers, steak, bbq chicken, their awesome crispy fries are fried in a dedicated fryer! www.hugosfrogbar.com
adobogrill-mexican-chips, guacamole, corn tortilla quesadillas etc—amazing! gluten free menu
Le Colonial–Vietnamese, gluten free menu
Vinci- Italian–gluten free menu
Happ Inn-Northfield, Illinois–mexican/american, gluten free menu
Fattoush-lebanese–gluten free menu
Big Bowl-Asian–gluten free menu
Coco Pazzo-Chicago–312.836.0900 they will make anything if you call ahead- great grilled vegetables, steak and divine tuscan fries!
Steve’s deli–Chicago 312.467.6868 they will wash down the cutting station and cut any deli meat or cheese. Love their turkey pastrami! www.stevesdeli.com
Dalucianos–Chicago-Italian–the mecca in West Chicago for Gluten free food!
Shang Hi Terrace, Penninsula Hotel Chicago–phone ahead and let the manager know about the gluten allergy–remind them again when you arrive- chef will make you a divine meal!
Tocco–Italian–call ahead, they wil make gluten free pasta with any of their sauces–fish and steak also gluten free
Four Seasons Hotel–Chicago they will accommodate most allergies–head chef Kevin Hickey
Spiaggia cafe/ or restaurant–call ahead–they will safely accommodate a gluten allergy
Jewel Grocery store–Chicago Broadway-has a great selection of gluten free items