Thursday, March 19, 2009

Going to Atlanta

In preparation for my trip to Atlanta to visit a friend, I'm putting together a list of places where I can get gluten-free food. As of now, all of this information is gleaned from other sources, including the celiac listserv and personal blogs.

Pizza Fusion in Buckhead, http://www.pizzafusion.com/. They do make gluten pizzas here as well, but also take precautions to prevent cross-contact with the gluten-containing foods. Apparantly, this Pizza Fusions location makes its gf crust in a separate spot in the kitchen, but not all Pizza Fusions do this. Here is a link to a blog with an interview with the owner of the Atlanta Pizza Fusion at 2233 Peachtree Road, Suite MAtlanta, GA 30309 / 404-351-9334.
http://gladtobeglutenfree.blogspot.com/2008/06/finally-gluten-free-pizza-in-atlanta.html

Z Pizza has three locations in the Metro Atlanta area. Check http://www.zpizza.com/ for locations. The author of the "Glad to Be Gluten Free" blog doesn't like the Midtown store location due to the staff seeming uninterested in the needs of gluten-free diners, and also stated that parking in that area is a hassle. A better experince was had at the Alpharetta store, as well as the newest location in Duluth, where she also got a gluten-free apple pie pizza for dessert.

Pepperoni's in Duluth GA has gotten high marks for its gluten-free pizza crust. They are also working in serving gluten-free pasta and desserts. They already have some gluten-free ciders and Bard Tale beer.

Virginia Highlands (near the Junkma n's Daughter) either already has gf pizza or will soon. They use the same crust as Z Pizza.

Another reisdent of Atlanta has found a GF Baker that she loves. Called Little Red Hen, it does not have a retail location; it only does custom orders, including wedding cakes, special occasion desserts, and items such as red velvet cake and gingerbread house and cookies. They deliver in the Atlanta metro area. Call (404) 376-3410.
http://www.littleredhenbakeshop.com/

The following chain restaurants in Atlanta have gluten-free menus.

Bonefish Grill

Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, 8215 Roswell Rd., Building 600, Atlanta. 800-434-6245

The Capital Grille, 255 E. Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-262-1162

Carrabba's Italian Grill, 2999 Cumberland Blvd., Atlanta. 770-437-1444
Carrabba's Italian Grill, 1210 Ashford Crossings, Atlanta. 770-804-0467

Cheeseburger in Paradise, 1230 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta. 770-730-0782

Fleming's Steakhouse, 4501 Olde Perimeter Way, Atlanta. 770-698-8112

Legal Seafood

Mimi's Cafe, 1221 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta. 770-351-8444

Outback Steakhouse, 3850 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-266-8000
Outback Steakhouse, 2145 Lavista Rd., Atlanta. 404-636-5110
Outback Steakhouse, 1220 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta. 770-481-0491

P.F. Chang's China Bistro, 500 Ashwood Parkway, Atlanta. 770-352-0500

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 267 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-223-6500
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 5788 Roswell Rd. NW, Atlanta. 404-255-0035
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 950 E. {aces Ferry Rd., Atlanta. 404-365-0660

Ted's Montana Grill, 1874 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-355-3897
Ted's Montana Grill, 133 Luckie St., Atlanta. 404-521-9796

Other recommendations for Celiac-Friendly restaurants:

Brasserie Le Coz, Lenox Square Mall.
Cedar's, Lenox Rd.

Doc Chey's Asian Kitchen, http://www.doccheys.com/

Fogo De Chao, http://www.fogodechao.com/

Four Seasons on Peachtree at 14th St. According to one celiac listserv post, the chef at Four Seasons does a gluten free High Tea, but please call ahead.

Himalaya's Indian Restaurant, Peachtree Industrial Rd.

Houstons

Jitlada, La Vista Rd.

Maggiano's Little Italy, 3368 Peachtree Rd., Atlanta. 404-816-9650
Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta. 770-804-3313

Rathbum

Roy's, http://www.roysrestaurant.com/

Saba Restaurant, 1451 Oxford Rd., NE, Atlanta.
Saba Restaurant, 350 Meade Rd., Decatur. http://www.saba-restaurant.com/

Woodfire Grill, http://www.woodfiregrill.com/

MORE:

Here to Serve Restaurants is a conglomeration of serveral restaurants in the Atlanta area that apparantly can provide gluten-free meals if they have enough notice. http://www.heretoserverestaurants.com/. Included are:

Goldfish
Prime
Shout (located inMidtown) but they do not have gf soy sauce for the sushi.
Twist

Restaurants owned by the Buckhead Life Group, including Buckhead Diner, and Nava, are said to accomodate the gluten-free diet.

The GIG Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program has a list of restaurants that have undergone their training program. http://www.glutenfreerestaurants.org/index.php

The Essential Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide (2nd edition) 2007-2008 lists numerous other restaurants for the Atlanta area. It's a great resource that can be purchased at http://www.triumphdining.com/

Atlanta has a Meet-Up Gluten-Free Dining Group. http://www.meetup.com/atlantagfdinnerclub/

A site listing Gluten-Free friendly restaurants in Atlanta. http://www.urbanspoon.com/t/9/1/Atlanta/Gluten-free-friendly-restaurants

A Gluten-Free Guide for Atlanta.
http://aglutenfreeguide.com/category/atlanta