Giveaway: Gluten Free Restaurant Guide

Boulder is the Mount Olympus of the health food industry, nirvana when it comes to gluten free food products, and, Bon Appetit recently named Boulder the “Foodiest Town” in America.

When dining out in Boulder, I go to the places I know and trust.  Both Matthew Jensen’s Radda, and Kimball Musk’s Kitchen, are comfortable places that serve pure, wholesome, delicious food, making it easy to adhere to the gluten free diet.  In Summit County, where we spend many winter weekends (think Vail), I walk into Larkspur and my friend Thomas Salamunovich gives me a big hug before I sit down for a spectacular salad.

As someone with Celiac disease (which necessitates strict adherence to the gluten free diet) it’s easy to get great gluten free food at my friends’ restaurants.  What to do when not in a restaurant full of familiar faces?  Triumph Dining’s Gluten Free Restaurant Guide to the rescue!

This guide is great resource for those that need to know where to go when it comes to gluten free dining.  The restaurants listed in this book are not necessarily strictly gluten free; they do know how to accommodate the gluten free diet.

triumph dining gluten-free grocery guideWhat do I like about this guide?  The people at Triumph Dining have spoken to every restaurant listed in the book and heard back in the affirmative when they asked about the gluten free diet.  That means you won’t get a lot of blank stares when you place your order in one of these establishments.  The good folks over at Triumph have also created a wonderful Gluten Free Grocery Guide as well with more than 30,000 products in it.

Today I’m giving away both guides to one lucky winner.  Just leave a quick comment before 11:00pm (MST) tonight, June 27th, 2011.  I’ll choose a winner using  This giveaway is open to everyone anywhere.

For more information on gluten free restaurants in Boulder, go to Triumph Dining’s Gluten Free Restaurant Guide or check out my post on Gluten Free Restaurants in Boulder.

UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. The winner of the Gluten Free Restaurant Guide was Harry. Thanks to everyone who participated!


  1. Glenda Webster says

    Thanks so much for all of your wonderful info. I have tried many of your cookbook and web recipes and my daughter loves them. (well most) lol

  2. Barbara says

    I live in Denver. I wish the guide would extend here. Oh well. I guess I will just have to go to visit Boulder. I graduated from CU Boulder in 1972.

  3. Deborah says

    I just recently discovered that I’m gluten intolerant. This book would be a great resource!

  4. Marika Kalogerakis says

    My sister and her 2 year old son are both celiac. They live in Austin, TX and this would be such a great resource for them. Hope to win!

  5. says

    This is a correction to previous comment. email address was wrong. Thanks for the opportunity to win two great resources for people on gluten free diets!!!

  6. Debra Soderman says

    These would be great! I usually go online and google gluten free and the city I’m visiting. I SOMETIMES find something interesting:)

  7. Sandra Smith says

    Thank you for the opportunity, these would be a great resource for our family! We are going to be traveling to Colorado this fall and we have a two year old son who has multiple food allergies, who eats a vegan and wheat and gluten free diet!

  8. Emily says

    I’m excited to know of good places to eat out in Boulder as I’ll be there later this summer. I’ll have to try them out. :) Thanks for the tips; this book would be great, too.

  9. PAT says

    Both books are fabulous. I live in a relatively small town which only recently has heard GF, so consequently, they have not found it necessary to add gluten free items to their menu which mneans I have to go to other counties to find restaurants which accommodate GF diets. The book contains restaurants that I had never heard of, which adds some excitement about eating out.

  10. Eeva says

    Having books like these can come in really handy. I rarely go out to eat anymore because you never know what you’re getting at the restaurant. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. Ingrid says

    This could lead to great food adventures around the United States! Thank you for the opportunity!

  12. AnnMarie Deis says

    These books look wonderful!!!!! Thank you for such a wonderful opportunity to win such a book! I love your information!!! :)

  13. JoanneM says

    What a wonderful resource to keep in the car for those grocery shopping expeditions and maybe even (dare I say it) the occasional supper out?!

  14. says

    We are GFCF since Nov 2009 and eating out is RARE!! This would open up so many opportunities to dine out, especially when traveling :)

    PS – LOVE your stuff

  15. says

    I sincerely hope that the Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Hotel is included in the guide. I stayed there for 5 days back in 2009. The chefs were wonderful. They treated me like I was a queen. They would come out to my table and speak to me personally to ask what I would like but I usually told them to surprise me. Everyday my 3 meals were fabulous. No matter which chef prepared my food, it was outstanding. I highly recommend that hotel to anyone with Celiac Disease. The entire staff was great. Hady was the manager in Red Lounge and he took very good care of me every night by ordering my food. It’s over the top in service.

  16. Terri says

    What a great resource, and it’s life giving! Great contest and thanks so much for ALL that you do to help us live a better life!

  17. Tracy says

    My niece has celiac disease and I know they would make great use of these. Thanks for the chance to share.

  18. Karen says

    My husband, son and I all have gluten issues and while we have our “favorites” we’re always looking for new places to try. This would be a great resource for us. Thank you for the opportunity!

  19. says

    What a coincidence!! My husband & I are coming to the U.S.A from Canda for a vacation next month. I would really love to win these books as it would make my life as a celiac so much easier.
    Thanks Elana for the opportunity.

  20. Theresa says

    What a great resource to have! I would love to have this. It sure would make traveling a lot easier. Thanks for pouring so much info into all of our lives. May God bless you richly!

  21. Linda says

    What a great opportunity, thank you! Sounds like a must have book for exploring restaurants, awesome! (I’ve just started venturing out myself and it’s tough.)

  22. Lacey says

    Thank you for this opportunity! My son was diagnosed with Celiac’s last week. We live in Texas and although I’m thankful that there are GF options…there aren’t many where we live.

  23. Kathy says

    This would be a great help. I travel a lot and it would be useful to have some guidelines. Thank You, Elena.

  24. Kathy says

    I sure could have used this great resource on the trip I just went on! Maybe I will have it for the next one!

  25. Linda S. Steinberg says

    How nice of you, Elana, to give this wonderful book away. You are really great! Thanks for the recipes and information. Linda

  26. says

    This would be an excellent resource as I’m always looking for restaurants that offer gluten-free options. I live in Denver and wish I could get to Boulder more often since they have some amazing restaurants there. Thanks for sharing your picks!

  27. Courtney B says

    Thanks Elana for continuing to open our eyes to all the wonderful resources out there for celiacs sufferers and other health-conscious folks! If I don’t win the book, how do I purchase it?

  28. says

    This looks interesting. I mostly just don’t eat out so this would be a large help. The HyVee grocery chain here in the MidWest has a list of groceries their store carry on there web site. Don’t know how many other grocery stores do this. Nice to see so many of the name brand items adding Gluten Free to their regular line.

  29. Dianne says

    You are such a great resource inside and outside the kitchen. Thanks for making this fun.

  30. Ronda Ammon says

    Love you site. I get lots of good recipes and suggestions.
    The Gluten Free Restaurant Guide and GR Grocery Guide look helpful

  31. says

    Pick me, pick me! Cool giveaway! My family and I might be moving to the Boulder area at the end of next month, so it would be very helpful! Thanks!

  32. Melody says

    Will be getting both of these wonderful resources whether I win or not! Thank you for the heads up!

  33. says

    What a wonderful book and invaluable resource. Being Gluten free can be hard and what I miss most is being able to eat out and enjoy a great meal. Thats hard to do with dietary restrictions. Thanks to Triumph for putting this together!

  34. Ellen Smith says

    It would great if there were a Paleo guide for restaurants as well. But I’ll take the gluten-free guide as a start. Thanks for the info.

  35. Nancy Finkenzeller says

    I just bought a gluten-free guide for Itlay so it would be great to have one for the USA! Love your website..
    All the Best!

  36. Karol says

    Ever since going GF, I’m always afraid to eat out and have done it very infrequently, so this would be great to have :)

  37. says

    We always use the regular stand-bys when eating with my 5-yr old GF son at restaurants. It would be great to know how to break from this mold:)

  38. says

    My newly glutenfree 16 year old has been eating out a lot (and having issues with smaller and smaller exposures). This would be a fabulous resource for her!

  39. Silvana says

    what a great idea! this would get rid of all the eating out stress! i hope i win :)

  40. says

    Eating out always makes me a little scared. . . this would be perfect! Thanks for the amazing work you do.

  41. Kate says

    I would LOVE to have this guide. I’m always apprehensive when I go out to dinner. Having a resource like this to select an appropriate restaurant would surely put me at ease that I’ll be getting a gluten free dinning experience!

  42. Teresa says

    What a terrific resource for all of us who are interested in living a gluten free lifestyle. Thank you!

  43. Linda Wachter says

    Thank you for this particular giveaway. There is nothing more challenging than enjoying dinner out. Thanks again!!

  44. Sarah C. says

    I have been gluten free for 5 months and have never felt better! Thanks for all your wonderful suggestions and creative ideas Elana!

  45. Sarah Branstetter says

    My children and I have stopped eating out due to celiac disease. It would be great to have that option again!

  46. Cory Williams says

    I have to travel a lot. This would be a fantastic resource ! Thank you for all you do !

  47. Dee says

    My mother adheres to a GF diet, and lives in a small town in KS. this would be a great guide to introduce new food combinations when she visits me, near Boulder!

  48. Carolyn Bennett says

    Dining out has gotten easier over time but I’m never really sure how trustful I am of the staff and their knowledge. Restaurant websites usually are great but if you are in an unfamiliar area it makes it hard for the sporadic stop. Lots of planning involved!

  49. Laura says

    Today is my birthday and my husband got diagnosed with celiac disease on Friday. We are a family of 4 and this would be a huge help for us when we want to eat out from now on!

  50. Debbie Pettigrew says

    I would LOVE this……try so hard to eat gluten free but we eat out so much and I never know what to order….this would be wonderful!!!!!

  51. Elizabeth says

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and for publicizing this book! It looks like a godsend for my husband, the traveler. Thank you!

  52. Anna says

    Upon returning to the U.S. after living in Asia for two years, I was diagnosed with an intolerance to gluten. These books would serve me well and would be much appreciated! Thanks for the opportunity, and for creating such delicious healthy food :)

  53. Lanell says

    What a great resource, would take the guessing out of where to go, especially when traveling :)

  54. Susanna Harget says

    That would be a great book to have! Thanks for doing the giveaway–my son and I are both celiac, and we have a road trip later this summer that such a guide would really come in handy!

  55. Tammy says

    After a year of suspecting I have celiac (and on my own taking gluten out of my diet to see if I would feel better) the tests confirmed it last week. I so appreciate your website ~ Thank you!

  56. Lisa Rickman says

    I was just telling my husband that I don’t know of many restaurants that we can really trust to take care our family! These guides would be great!!

  57. says

    Hi Elana,
    I am celiac and I was diagnosed two month ago. I am baking my own goodies but still struggling to go out to eat. How can I enter to this giveaway contest?
    I have two of your books and I am always consulting your blog when I need some extra information about ingredients. I wish be luck enough to earn this restaurant guide…
    Thanks for your hard work to make your blog useful to all…


    Katia Neufeld

  58. Maggi says

    Oooh. Maybe these resources will help me trust restaurants again. I’m turning into somewhat of a homebody these days…

  59. Alaina Green says

    I’d love to win copies of these guides – they sound wonderful! Thank you!

  60. Jane Ballantyne says

    My daughter and I are going to Orlando in the fall…this info would be so helpful…

  61. Linda Charles says

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. Knowing where it is safe to eat would make things easier on my whole family. They think I am a drag sometimes. ha ha

  62. Melissa says

    I would dearly cherish this. My daughter was recently diagnosed with Celiacs, (and I thought it was only dairy). Anyway, I feel completely lost, especially when it comes to eating out and shopping. I appreciate the opportunity. Missyblueeyes :-)

  63. audrey greenwood says

    Although I am not celiac, I have a major wheat intolerance, and I have diagnosed patients with the celiac and wheat intolerance. It would be helpful for my families as well as for myself to have this guide.

  64. Cathy K says

    This would be great when travelling cross-country. I just came back from a long road trip and finding gluten-free was quite a challenge for our family.

  65. kdm says

    What a great resource. I look forward to exploring more gluten-free options. Thanks for the opportunity!

  66. Lauren S says

    I realize that comments should not be directed towards substitution questions, but speaking of the difficulties of eating gluten free at restaurants and Bon Appetite, I cannot help myself … can you help me convert the lemon-lime basil shortbread cookie recipe in the July issue of Bon Appetite to a gluten free and healthy recipe?

    I will admit that I am not gluten intolerant, but I am trying to cut as much gluten out of my diet as possible. Once I found your blog and started making your recipes, I noticed that I have a lot more energy and feel better after I eat (this is particularly true for sweets!). So, eliminating gluten only seems natural.

    I am asking for your help because I cannot get this cookie recipe out of my mind. The recipe looks delicious, but I hate the idea of putting while flour into my body. I would love a low-sugar and high-protein gluten free version.

    Here is a link to the recipe. Please let me know your thoughts. I appreciate any and all help!

  67. Dana says

    This former Coloradoan misses easy to find gf restaurants! This would come in handy in our new spot. Thanks!

  68. Chelsea says

    Since I had to start eating gluten free I have realized hating at home is relatively easy, but eating out can be such a challenge

  69. Erin Humbert says

    Thanks for this opportunity. It is wonderful to know these resources are out there, and hearing about all those wonderful GF restaurants in Bolder inclines me to want to move…

  70. Sherri Stone says

    I always look up gluten free menus online at home since I don’t have that technology on my cell phone. This book would be great to keep in the car or take on trips. Thanks for the chance to win!

  71. Erin Humber says

    It is very exciting to know these resources exist. All those GF restaurants in Bolder incline me to move…

  72. Beverly Krause says

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a cook book. Your website is awesome.

  73. Quiva says

    Dining out in a new & being completely gluten free definitely involves some forward planning. I’m so interested in these books! Would love to win though will try buy them anyway if I’m not the lucky one!

  74. Laurie P. says

    My new gluten-free life would be so much easier if I had these two books in my tote bag. What a great giveaway!

  75. andi says

    I’ve only been gluten free for a few months and it is going great but the hardest part is definitely eating out! This seems like an amazing resource.

  76. Donna James says

    Planning a retaurant meal has become a nightmare for my vegan husband and celiac, mutiple food sensitivies me. It would be so helpful to be able to locate places for celebrations or quick meals out.
    Thanks for your blog and recipes.

  77. Anastasia says

    I’m still learning the ins and outs of eating gluten free due to celiac. These guides would be so handy!

  78. Terri Chalnick says

    Thank you, Elana. These two books sound wonderful. My whole family eats gluten free because my son and I cannot tolerate it. I appreciate what you do for us. Terri

  79. says

    I visited Denver’s Gem and Mineral Show last year and was astounded to see a sign for Gluten free pizza as we drove downtown. I didn’t know such a restaurant existed. We didn’t make it to Boulder because of the fire! I am impressed that you have so many “aware” places to eat. A guide like this would be real handy when you are on the road and in a new place. Thank the writers for us.

  80. Judy Rosloff says

    My daughter has celiac and is shy about asking questions and making requests at retaurants. It would be great to have a guide so she can find places that are gluten-free friendly.

  81. Quinlyn says

    Each city should come out with a guide like this. It was would be a great resource for those of us hesitant to dine out! Thanks, Elana!

  82. jess lent says

    Finding it nearly impossible to eat out without feeling sick for days afterward, I’ve mostly given up on dining out, so I can control what goes in my food at home. How awesome it would be to win these and know where to dine out as well as be clued into GF items at the grocery. <3

  83. nancy says

    Going to make almond joy bars tonight. So thankful to have your website as a sugar free/gluten free healthy resource!

  84. Sonshinejudi says

    Wow I would really appreciate these guides…I love your recipes and mostly cook from scratch at home but like to go out to eat also. It is always a pain when i have to call resturants and ask about gluten, soy and sesame seed, free food. Thanks Elana! Judi

  85. Tarrie says

    What a great idea. This would be so helpful to family and friends of people with celiac disease. And I really am tired of those blank stares I get when I enter a restaurant that is supposed to be “celiac friendly”, and the server or hostess looks at me like I’m speaking in jibberish. Thanks, Tarrie

  86. says

    What an amazing resource! We’ve been traveling lately and this would have come in handy. Gluten free sure has come a LONG way from twelve years ago when I started this journey.

  87. Sharon says

    I am a breast-feeding mom to my gorgeous baby girl who is both wheat and dairy sensitive. This will very beneficial for the both of us!

  88. pj says

    WOW OH WOW!!! I had not heard of these before, and they would sure come in handy. Thank you for sharing this.

  89. says

    Sweet! Thank you so much, I travel constantly for working fun. Finding somewhere to eat is definitely the hardest part!

  90. Felicia says

    Thanks Elana for the opportunity to stay gluten free and healthy!! Love your site and all the wonderful recipes! :)

  91. Elisa says

    This would be great for travel – every time I travel I have to search “gluten free (city)” for a restaurant, and then look through reviews, etc. But I love trying new GF so it’s always worth the risk! :)

  92. Vikki says

    Both look like great resources. I travel a lot, so I’m always looking for “safe” restaurants.

  93. Michelle O says

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I am so excited to start making some of your recipes. I have a good friend that has to eat Gluten, Dairy and Wheat free recipes. We both just purchased your Almond Flour cookbook and will be trying out those recipes as well. I know my friend has a hard time finding places to eat out with her restrictions so this book would be so helpful.

  94. Felicia says

    Thanks Elana, what an opportunity!! Would love to have this handy guide!! Love your site and all the opportunities to stay gluten free and healthy!! :)

  95. Alaine says

    what a fabulous resource the gluten free restaurant guide is! I don’t have celiac disease, but often choose gluten free foods as I just find I feel better when I keep the gluten to abare minimum. Love your website Elana and also the recipes which I use often – lots of yummy stuff here! Thanks!

    Alaine M.

  96. Marlene says

    Love your blogs, cookbooks, and recipes, Elana. I have a tough time staying gluten-free (I’m only wheat sensitive) but I keep trying! Would love to know about restaurants that cater to gluten-free foods.

    Have a wonderful day.


  97. Pascale D. says

    This guide would be a very helpful resource for me & my family, especially this time of year when we travel some & eat out more often. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 9 years ago. I was also diagnosed with IBS in 2008. In 2009 & 2010, my health worsened with the fibromyalgia getting so severe that I was homebound weeks at a time. I kept hope & positivity that somehow it would improve even when some doctors were telling me that fibromyalgia does indeed get worse with time. In fall 2010, a holistic chiropractor recommended that I went on a gluten fre & dairy free diet. I did not feel that there was anything wrong with my diet as it was pretty healthy. I also knew that I did not suffer from Celiac disease. So I accepted to try even though I was skeptical. After a few weeks of absolutely no gluten & no dairy, the improvements in the IBS symptoms were already impressive. Then, I also experienced an improvement in fibromyalgia & overall health. I have been a reader of your website & facebook page since. I have tried some of your recipes & love them! Thanks, you are a great resource.

  98. ac leming says

    I’m more wheat & corn free, but can always use more BOOKS!

    I love your site. And refer people to you often.

  99. Deb Brannock says

    What a wonder book. I live in northern Co & have several friends (plus me) that could really use a guide like this. Glad someone took the time to put it together.

  100. says

    This would be extremely helpful. I was previously living in Boulder and just moved back to San Diego. I found it actually more challenging eating out because “gluten free” is such a trend in Boulder that many people aren’t as sensitive as us celiacs and blur the difference between gluten free and low gluten. I got sick from every restaurant I ate at while living in Boulder – and I only ate at restaurants that were recommended as gluten free and had gluten free menus. Cross contamination and uninformed chefs/servers are still a major issue for eating out when you have celiac disease. I have found the gluten free boom to be a blessing in grocery stores but a curse in restaurants :/

  101. Kirstie says

    I have a few friends with Gluten sensitivity and I would love to have this resource to plan gatherings and events for them. It is so much more fun to go out where everyone can enjoy themselves; and not have them feel they always have to pick the restaurant because of their needs.

  102. says

    wow – yet another great giveaway!

    I have been diagnosed and GF for 10 years now, last month my 15yr old son just joined me.
    This would be a great resource for us.


  103. Harry says

    These books would be very helpful for me, I’m almost deaf and very hard communicate with others, thank you for this opportunity.

  104. Liz N says

    I live in Parker, CO and would love to have these guides! What great resources! Thanks for the chance to win!

  105. Lynda Michael says

    Eating out seems to be the privilege of the many who can handle gluten. Maybe a guide to restaurants would give that privilege back to me.

  106. says

    We are just starting the GFCF diet. I found your blog just yesterday and so glad I did! What a wonderful resource. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us. This would be so wonderful to have for eating out!

  107. says

    I am traveling more and more and would love to win a copy of this guide! I usually rely on the GF friendly chains but would love to find some new places to eat

  108. DK says

    This will be a huge help to us as we plan family outings, and also as we help other families who call us for ideas as they begin their own gluten free journey.

  109. Abigail says

    I did not know this about Boulder…it may be my next vacation spot so I don’t have to worry so much about eating out!

  110. says

    Here goes! I never seem to win any of the giveaways I enter, but I keep trying. :) These would be two great resources for my family.

  111. Melissa Walker says

    oooo. I’ve been eyeing these guides for a bit. they look very thorough and would be a great help.

  112. Meghan says

    This would be incredible – I’m moving across the country soon and need all the help I can get!

  113. Tracy Thomas says

    Looks like this would be a necessity to my family….. I have been GF for almost a year and my 7 year old daughter was just deemed GF due to her dealing with Alopecia, the Holistic Dr’s believe it starts with the gut and after several tests she is out of balance…. I really enjoy your recipes I use them often and look forward to what you have next….

  114. Cheri says

    Elana, I’m packing to move SOMEWHERE! not sure where yet. I’m looking for a new job. I left out your Almond Flour cookbook because I use it frequently. I’m spending time checking the potential cities for Gluten Free friendly shopping and restaurants. It’s possible I’m going to relocate over 1,500 miles from where I am. I sure could use this reference in the car with me as I move on to my new life in a new place. I’m happy to share my experiences with others as I travel across country. I sure hope I can stop in “foodie Boulder” to sample some of the restaurants there. Thank you for your blog. It has saved my Gluten Free life! -Cheri

  115. Deanna says

    How awesome! I would love to have one of these. My 8 year old daughter and I have celiac disease. It is so hard trying to find a safe restaurant. Thanks!

  116. Beth Zelten says

    I’m a trucker and on the road all the time! This would be such a help!!
    Thanks for the chance!

  117. Gloria says

    It takes determination and perseverance to adjust to dining out with gluten intolerance/sensitivity. I have other food intolerances as well and when I ask the server if there are gluten free choices on the menu I get a wide variety of responses. The worst was an experience where I was left standing in the middle of a self-serve line at a Mongolian restaurant, with folks waiting behind me (I did step aside and let them move along down the line) while the hostess went to find a “nutrition guide” for the restaurant, which told me nothing when it arrived. The manager knew nothing about gluten or other food allergies. The ironic thing about this is that there were signs all over the wall in this particular restaurant claiming that they were very aware of individual food sensitivities in their patrons and were happy to help. Go figure. A book such as the one you are advertising and giving away would be very helpful in avoiding uncomfortable situations such as these. Thank you for your blog. I have tried many of your recipes and they are always wonderful.

  118. Kara says

    Sounds like a great resource! My 2 yr. old daughter and I are both gluten intolerant. This would be very helpful! Thanks

  119. Annette says

    I am very new to the gluten free world and this guide would be a very helpful guide.


  120. Erin says

    Great resource! BTW – I made two cupcake recipes from your book this weekend and they were a hit – even the teenage boys at the BBQ were eating them!

  121. Noel says

    I’ve wondered about investing in one of these. Seems particularly useful on vacation!
    : )

  122. christie says

    This would be a wonderful resource for me to have! I would appreciate it so much; and so would my husband:)

  123. Leanne says

    Just recently learned about your blog, it’s a wonderful resource, full of very helpful information for us celiacs. I am also recommending it to one of my friends whose son is lactose intolerant.



  124. Suzette says

    Such an essential resource! Thank you so much for providing one of your readers with this opportunity! It is always so hard to enjoy a meal out, especially when traveling, but not with this guide!

  125. Carol says

    My husband hasn’t eaten in a restaurant since being diagnosed three years ago. These guides would be so helpful! Perhaps he would try “eating out” once again. What has your experience, and those of your readers, been with cross-contamination in restaurants?

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest!

  126. Anna says

    These look pretty nifty! It’s nice to know an eating establishment really understands “gluten free.”

  127. Holly Ellerton says

    Another great give away item! This would be so helpful when out traveling.
    Thank you!

  128. Pam Hopmann says

    I have been struggling with digestive issues for two years and one of the things I miss most is being able to go out to eat. This guide would really help with choosing a restaurant. thanks

  129. Christine says

    I would love to win these! (As much for me as for my best friend who is a recently diagnosed celiac and really struggling with that as she also deals with her husband’s cancer.)

  130. Janis says

    These would be GREAT resources!

    do you know anything about GF restaurants in the Denver area?

  131. mimi fackler says

    This book would make might life sooo much easier!!! I hope I’m the lucky one!! I have a hard time trusting restaurants that may not be committed to serving gluten free menu items.

  132. Renee Gregory says

    This would be a great guide to own. However we still need to be cautious as the employees may not be fully trained on what g-free means and what is/isn’t on the g-free menu. I went to a 99 Restaurant with my dad one night and asked for the cheeseburger with the gluten-free bun off of their special g-free menu. The waitress asked, “And would you like a side of fries with that, Hon?”

    I’ve also had Wonderful experiences at places where the staff were knowledgeable and understanding of g-free requirements. Recently, a deli took the time to made me a fresh batch of pesto-mayo, right there on the spot, for my breadless sandwich because they weren’t sure whether the batch on hand was made with Hellman’s. I was blown away, since it was 12:20pm and there was a line of 6 people behind me wanting to put in their orders! Now that was one of the best food ordering experiences that I have ever had in my 18 months of g-free eating!

  133. Robin Sachs says

    Would love to win these guides. They would be so helpful while grocery shopping as well as going out to dinner.

  134. margot says

    would love to win-just back from a west coast sojourn, and planning a trip to nyc-guidance would be welcome.

  135. linda says


    I’ve been seeking groceries and restaurants for the past 15 years. My daughter was diagnosed when in high school with Gluten and dairy allergens. Now I have friends who come to me for advice and suggestions. I always share your site:)

  136. Carolina says

    I always look forward to your emails–thank you, Elana. And these look like great resources, and would be super helpful.

  137. Christa says

    My husband and I travel A LOT… and we love food and eating out. this would be the perfect resource to lug around with us :)

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  138. says

    Hi Elena – We love Boulder and the GF food options there! And the farmer’s market, and the…. It’s about time for us to make the drive up I-25 from NM…we’re due.

  139. Denielle says

    Thanks for such fun and helpful leads! (Not to mention tasty posts that are never ending!)

  140. Barbara Hawkins says

    I haven’t eaten out in quite a few years. It might be nice to venture out in a safe place.

  141. Jen Blackmon says

    I would love these guides! I have an auto immune disorder and my acupuncturist recommends a gluten-free, dairy free diet for me.

  142. Nancy Geraci says

    These guides would help other family members when preparing dinner or dining out.

  143. says

    This would be great for me to use (diagnosed Celiac in 2010), as well as to turn my nutrition clients on to. Thanks.

  144. Stephanie says

    My family would love to have these guides on hand! Please enter me in your contest. Thank you Elana!

  145. Cynthia says

    I would love to have a resource like this, it is so hard to travel and find a place to eat!

  146. says

    Love the idea of a book with gluten free restaurants! Is it Colorado based? I live in Denver and recently discovered I’m gluten intolerant and have had a bit of a hard time finding restaurants with gluten free foods that I enjoy! I need to venture up to Boulder!!

  147. says

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such valuable information for the everyone and a great addition to the brief case for any traveler!!

  148. Kathleen says

    I would love this book..avoiding gluten is becoming more and more important to me as I am finding I have a terrible intolerance to it. Thank you for the giveaway!

  149. Nora says

    I love this idea. I was recently at a restaurant in my hometown (you know, yummy looking pasta and crostini and breaded appetizers) and asked if there was anything gluten free. I was floored when my waitperson actually came back with a (limited, to be sure) gluten-free menu. I REALLY wonder, though, why I end up feeling like such a BEGGER when I go out to spend my money on a nice dinner.

  150. JoEllen says

    This would be a great resource. Thank you for this opportunity and all that you do for us!

  151. Terri Stankiewicz says

    Thanks for the resources! I did not know that Kimball Musk had a restaurant.

  152. Surella says

    Handy thing to have because there’s always some new gluten free food to learn about!

  153. tanya says

    thanks elana for showing these resources on your website – they look like very helpful books.

  154. Carol says

    How exciting to know there are resources like this for those of us who are gluten free….Thanks Elana for keeping me updated.. I love you recipes and the resources you share with us.

  155. Hillary Schafer says

    Wow! What a great giveaway!! I would LOVE to win! It would make life much less stressful. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  156. Michelle Merrigan says

    I would love one of these guides. I have been gluten free for 6 years now, and the hardest part is traveling.

  157. Morgan says

    What a great idea! Actually knowing what options there are when eating out would be fantastic!

  158. Mary Ann says

    I recently discovered that my sons and I are gluten-intolerant. We went on vacation last week and REALLY could have used these resources. :)

  159. Kelly says

    This would be fantastic! I was diagnosed in Feb. 2011, and my brother and sister-in-law in 2010. This would be a great resource!