Monday, December 31, 2007

The Best GF Options on Long Island!

Original Post from on Monday, December 31, 2007:

I keep trying to find more and more places to eat out, shop, and buy GF products at. Here are some old ones, as well as a few new on the list... most notably Jani's in Oceanside, and new to me, The Diet Shop in Ronkokoma, for shopping as well as Carrabas in Smithtown!
If you have any others let me know and I will post!
GF Resturants:
MAMAS in Oakdale (631) 567-0909 (there are 2 Mamas in Oakdale, this is the number to the gluten-free one!), CAFE BALDO in Wantagh, Carrabas in Smithtown (and I believe Lindenhurst? or somewhere else on the Island), Outback, Chilis... PF Changs in Westbury. I have also had luck at Grand Luxe Cafe in the Roosevelt Field Mall (I got an omlet and salad, but the wait staff was extremely helpful). Chipotle Grill has gluten-free listing- it's GREAT!! there is one just opposite the Nassau Coliseum (by Hofstra), and one by the Broadway Mall on Rt. 107. I also *risk* panara's salad in a pinch. Pizzeria Uno also has a gluten-free menu, I have gone to the one in Lynbrook, and have been OK. Also, Charlie Browns in Lynbrook, Commack, Mineola has a gluten-free menu. I have eaten at Laguna Grill in Westbury and Locust Valley, and was able to get a steak salad (no seasoning), and they were very accommodating.I have also heard good things about Long River Chinese in West Islip on Union Blvd, Oystermen’s in Sayville on Foster Ave, and Grecian Café on Broadway in Greenlawn.

GF Shopping:
BWell Naturally in Plainview has a LOT of GF stuff, as well as Fairway (down the block), and Get Healthy America all on Manetto Hill Road. Newly opened is Jandi's in Oceanside, and let me say, there was SO much stuff!! I got some things that I never even saw before (they were imported), and FABULOUS GF products. I also like The Diet Shop in Ronkonkoma, they have a lot of GF stuff. Wild By Nature in Huntington, and newly opened in Oceanside. GF Bakeries: Sweet Karma in East Meadow has some GF items available by order, and even some when you walk in. (Joan's GF Great Bakes has her bagels there! YUM). And The Best Ever Low Carb Cakes in Massapequa, has GF cakes by order.Gluten Free Shopping, Resturants, and Bakeries on Long Island, NY

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Gluten Free Websites

Original post from from July 22, 2007:

Information on Celiac Disease: (Celiac Sprue Association.- Lots of good information) (Lots of good information, message boards helpful) (COLUMBIA Celiac Center) (Celiac Disease Foundation) (Gluten Intolerance Group) (NIH- Celiac Disease) (Celiac Disease Awareness Campaign) (Suffolk County, NY Support Group website) (Great website for all things Gluten-Free! Links to other sites!) (Gluten Free Cerficication) (Gluten Free Living Magazine- a MUST HAVE for Celiacs!) The American Celiac Disease Alliance (Send letters to US Representatives) (Gluten Free Travel Club)
(Gluten Free Food Reviews)

Here are some good websites offering Gluten Free Foods: (Canadian Company, really good food… they also have their products at Fairway, B Well Naturally, some at Whole Foods) (Also good food...some available at Fairway, BWell Naturally) (Joans Gluten Free Great Bakes! really good baked items, also available at Sweet Karma Bakery in East Meadow for pick up, now ships) UPDATE: Joans GF Great Bakes- now available at The Diet Shop, and Uncle Gusippies in Smithtown, and she has a GF Sicilian Pizza which is FABULOUS!!! The Best I have had- EVER! 3/08

Gluten Free Beer: (Gluten Free Beer) (Honey Gluten Free Beer) (Woodchuck Cider- ALL GF!) (Redbridge Beer- from Budweiser, GF!)

Restaurants: (Bakery in NYC, around corner from Risoterria) (Chilis Gluten Free Menu) (Outback Steakhouse Menu)
(Charlie Brown’s has a GF menu as well, on website) (Listing of restaurants that participate in program) (YUMMY GF Pizza, Risotto, Paninis ) (PF Changs)
Resources for eating out: (Cards to help with eating out)

Gluten Free Medicines:

Other Gluten Free Blogs:

Supermarkets, Stores, Online GF Shopping

Original post from from July 22, 2007:
Places to shop for Gluten Free food products:Nassau & Suffolk stores:
Fairway- Plainview: Manetto Hill Rd
Dr B Well Naturally - Plainview : 10 Washington Ave
Whole Foods - Jericho, Manhasset -
Trader Joes - Merrick, Plainview, Commack -
Super Stop & Shop- Westbury, Levittown, Commack
The Diet Shop- Ronkonkoma:
Uncle Guissipies- Smithtown, East MeadowJandi's- Oceanside:
Wild By Nature- Huntington- (coming soon Oceanside)
King Kullen (Wild by Nature section)- Commack
Sherrys "The Healthy Gourmet"- Babylon Village
The Best Ever Low Carb Cakes- Massapequa :
Azure Chocolate- 90C Washington Drive, Centerport, NY 11721
Boarders Books has the "Kind" Gluten Free fruit bars in their cafe (individually wrapped)

2008 Update: visit my website for more shopping!

Gluten Free Restaurants Suffolk County

Original Post from from July 22, 2007:

Restaurants in Suffolk County that have been able to accommodate me on my GF diet:

*Restaurants:Chilis - Northport (Commack)
Mama's - OakdaleCabrerra's- Smithtown
Charlie Browns- Commack
Smokin' Sloes -- Northport, NY
Desserts:Rita's Ices- Dix Hills (Deer Park) GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANTS Listings

*Please note that there may be more locations of these restaurants in other towns than listed, but I have personally visited these ones, and am posting only where I have visited. Leave a comment for any that you have visited!

2008 update- please visit my website for more listings

GF Restaurants in Nassau County

Orignal post from, July 22, 2007:

Restaurants in Nassau County that have been able to accommodate me on my GF diet:

*Outback - Merrick, WestburyChilis - Bethpage, WestburyCafé Baldo - WantaghPanera - Westbury, Levittown (more than most cross-contamination ISSUES)Laguna Grill- Locust Valley, WestburyInternational Delights Café- BellmoreCharlie Browns- Lynbrook, Garden City
Cafe Formaggio- Carle Place (have not visited yet, but they have gluten-free pasta!)City Cafe- Garden CityWendys- Merrick, Hicksville, Glen Cove
Mr Miceli’s Pizza -19 North Park Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11570 (516) 764-7701Bakery & Dessert:Sweet Karma- East MeadowRitas Ices- East Meadow, BellmoreRalphs Ices- MerrickCarvel- MerrickCold Stone Creamery- Glen Cove GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANTS Listings

*Please note that there may be more locations of these restaurants in other towns than listed, but I have personally visited these ones, and am posting only where I have visited. Leave a comment for any that you have visited!

2008 Update: also visit my website at

Gluten Free Long Island Welcome

Original post from, Sunday, July 22, 2007:
July 22, 2007 And so it begins....

I was toying with this idea for the past year or so, of creating a website dedicated to being Gluten-Free on Long Island, NY and then finally decided to start with a blog, so here I am!I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the summer of 2005. Ever since then I have been on my search for the best Gluten-Free foods, places to eat, shop, recipes, everything having to do with a Gluten-Free Diet (Free from Wheat, Rye, Barley and most Oats). I will begin by compiling a list of places where I shop, eat, find deals, and order foods from. When I was first diagnosed it was scary, and most of my "searches" turned up restaurants in NYC, which was great as I am a frequent visitor to NYC, but I would like to help out others on LI to help with some of the "investigation" of GF products!If you have any great finds that you would like to pass along, please feel free to do so!

I will try to be accurate and up-to-date, but I too feel I must offer a disclaimer: None of the information I will be posting should be treated as medical advice. Also, GFLI cannot take responsibility for errors or misinformation that might appear here. I encourage all readers to confirm information to their own satisfaction. I am not responsible for any information found on links I have posted. This site is intended to help simplify any "Google" searching you would do on your own and listing it on one place as well as "successes" that I have found out there. Obviously everyone is different, so please use your own judgment.And as always, please confirm all information with restaurant managers prior to eating at any of the listed establishments.

GlutenFreeLI Sue