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Introducing GFF Magazine’s 2018 Dream Dining Series: LA, NYC, Austin, and Chicago

Imagine going into a destination restaurant and not even having to mention you’re GF to your waiter—and being surrounded by other GF diners AND having an awesome, over-the-top 100-percent gluten-free, safe dining experience filled with fun, deliciousness, and surprises. Introducing GFF Magazine’s Dream Dining Series, which debuts in LA, NYC, Austin, and Chicago this summer and fall in partnership with Schär and Nima Sensor. Our goal is simple: to provide you […]

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How to Get Enough Fiber on a Gluten-free Diet

There’s more to a healthy gluten-free diet than avoiding wheat, barley, and rye. Cherie Gough shines a light on the importance of eating fiber-rich whole foods. IN 2017, READER’S DIGEST PUBLISHED AN ONLINE ARTICLE ENTITLED “IF YOU WANT TO AVOID HEART DISEASE, DON’T EVEN THINK OF GOING GLUTEN-FREE.” The headline was misleading: The story was actually about how a recent study suggested a gluten-free diet includes fewer cardioprotective whole grains […]

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Home Run Eats: The Best Gluten-Free Food Options at Major League Baseball Stadiums

Some stadium concession stands are hitting it out of the park for gluten-free fans. Baseball lover and G-Free Foodie K.C. Cornwell shares where to find major league eats at our nation’s most GF-friendly ballparks. ATTENDING A BASEBALL GAME ISN’T JUST ABOUT THE SPORT, it’s about the experience. From the moment you pass the scalpers outside and wade into the sea of fans swathed in home-team colors, you’re a part of […]

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The Best Gluten-Free Dining in New Orleans According to Jilly Lagasse (Emeril’s daughter)

Don’t think for a second that you can’t live it up like the locals in The Big Easy. We asked GF cookbook author and NOLA native Jilly Lagasse (who has celiac disease) to show how easy it is to sidestep the po’boys, beignets, and étouffée and still get an authentic taste of one of America’s most colorful cities—including at her Food Network—star dad’s restaurant, Emeril’s. All you need now is […]

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The Best Gluten Free Restaurants & Food in US Airports

The growing popularity of gluten-free foods has made it somewhat easier to find something safe to eat once you’re through airport security and heading to our nation’s gates. But we aspire to more than the packaged snacks like GF-labeled trail mix, chips, candy, and the occasional baked good at newsstands and national café chains. If you do, too, and find yourself at one of the following airport terminals, track down […]

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Tips for Safe Airline Travel When Gluten Free

There are a lot of unknowns with airline travel. Follow these tips to make sure access to gluten-free food isn’t one of them. ➜ State your GF status to your airline in advance. For flights that serve meals, always call the airline and request the gluten-free option, and have provisions in your carry-on bag in case they screw up. It happens more often than we’d like. ➜ Always bring snacks. Most flights […]

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The Best Gluten Free Restaurants in Austin, Texas

If you want to know the best restaurants to eat gluten free in Austin, Texas, right, follow this list. Crafted by celiac-positive Karen Morgan, the Austin-based baker behind award-winning Blackbird Bakery baking products, it features restaurants of all types, from counter-service tacos to white-tablecloth date destinations. While none are not entirely gluten-free, these Austin restaurants are well versed in catering to gluten-free and other special diets. Photography Shay Harrington Launderette […]

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Where to Eat Gluten Free in San Francisco: Restaurants and Shops Worth Seeking

Here’s the real local deal–San Francisco’s must-eat neighborhood restaurants and culinary destinations that make dining gluten-free extra delicious. While only a few of these restaurants are 100-percent gluten-free, all of them know how to accommodate GF (and DF and vegan) guests. Hog Island Oyster Co. Raw and cooked seafood with wines to match are paired with a prime location, indoor and outdoor seating (no reservations), and bay views. FYI, the […]

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GFF Magazine’s Great 14-Day Giveaway

***To see winners from a desktop computer: Scroll down, past the giveaway image below, to see the winners of this year’s giveaway!  ***To see winners from a mobile device: click the “Enter the Giveaway button! Bonus: Be an instant winner with our 35% off discount on new and gift GFF subscriptions through December 14 with code HOLIDAY a Rafflecopter giveaway PRIZES AND GIVEAWAY DAYS December 1: Enjoy Life Foods Extravaganza! Savor how good […]

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Full Circle: Gluten-Free Doughnuts Done Right in South Carolina

Shannon Mercado of South Carolina’s Circa Doughnuts revolutionizes the beloved basic. By Ruta Fox WHEN THE IPHONE ALARM GOES OFF AT 5 A.M., Shannon Mercado awakens and heads to a commercial kitchen she rents to singlehandedly make sixty dozen of her signature “doughnz” (pronounced “doans”). Crafted and fried by hand in small batches, they’re sold under her brand name Circa (Latin for “around”), and they’re in high demand at coffee […]

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The Best Gluten Free Crackers to Buy: Our 2017 Picks

We crunched and munched more than thirty kinds of gluten-free crackers to bring you the very best gluten-free crackers to buy. Pair them with your favorite cheeses, add them to your appetizer tray or holiday spread, or eat them straight from the box. Whatever the case, these gluten-free crackers are worth every crumb. BRETON GLUTEN FREE ORIGINAL WITH FLAX Buttery, flaky, and cheese-tray- worthy with classic appeal. $28.07/6 ($4.78/ounce) at amazon.com […]

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Free For All: How San Francisco’s Little Gem Restaurant is Redefining Allergen-Free Dining

By Erika Lenkert / Photography Erin Ng IT’S NOT SURPRISING THAT ON ITS SECOND DAY OPEN FOR LUNCH, San Francisco’s Little Gem has a line out the door. In this town, a new restaurant opening can be as exciting, and as well attended, as a movie premiere, especially when alums of the prestigious Thomas Keller Restaurant Group play starring roles. Only this Hayes Valley spot is not a white-tablecloth, multicourse, two-month-waiting-list affair. […]

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Destination: Luang Prabang

On the heels of the twenty year anniversary of its UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, the peninsula city of Luang Prabang remains one of the most spectacular experiences to be had in Laos. Our editor, Erika Lenkert, with junior editor Viva, explores the Southeast Asian city in the country’s mountainous northern region and discovers a relaxed, walkable destination replete with stunning, historic Buddhist temples, fusion Laotian and colonial architecture, colorful […]

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The Best Restaurants to Eat Gluten-Free in Charleston, North Carolina

Yes, the region’s unofficial trademark dish, shrimp and grits, is gluten-free. But the burgeoning (and GF-friendly) dining scene makes South Carolina’s historic city of Charleston one of our favorite places for a hearty helping of Southern hospitality. While none of the following is 100 percent gluten-free, these Charleston restaurants are well versed in catering to GF and other special diets. By M. Linda Lee Farmers Market Stalls overflowing with artisanal foods, […]

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Brewing Controversy: The Progress with Today’s Gluten-Free Beer and the Problems with Current Labeling Laws

By Amy Copperman SEVEN YEARS AGO, DANE BREIMHORST WAS ABOUT TO FULFILL HIS LIFELONG DREAM OF OPENING A CRAFT BREWERY when he was diagnosed with celiac disease. Forced to put the project on hold, the Minnesota home brewer and professionally trained chef turned to his newly GF pantry to homebrew what he couldn’t readily find in stores—an ale that tasted as good as what he used to drink but wouldn’t […]

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Sponsored Post: Extra Healthy Living Through Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Perhaps you’ve seen the news recently stating that some olive oils on the U.S. market are not made entirely of olive oil, but are a clandestine blend of various oils. The downside of this is more than not getting what you paid for; olive oil is not only delicious, it’s one of the healthier oils, so if health benefits are a priority for you, it’s important to make sure your […]

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Have It Jennifer’s Way: A Tasty Trip to Actress Jennifer Esposito’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, NYC Bakery

Back from Vancouver for only a few days during filming of the ABC show Mistresses, actress Jennifer Esposito is right where she likes to be—in her allergen-free Manhattan bakery. It’s a different role for the 43-year-old Brooklyn native, whose past performances include parts in the TV series Blue Bloods, the Academy Award–winning film Crash, the Spike Lee– directed classic Son of Sam, and dozens of other television shows. But as […]

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GFF Faves: The Best Gluten-Free Pastas

We noodled over and noshed on more than forty bowls of plain spaghetti, penne, tagliatelle, rigatoni, and more to bring you our picks for the best 
fresh and dried gluten-free pastas on the market. Chosen for taste, texture, and national availability, these are the ones that won’t string you along when you’re hankering for the classic carb fix. — Amy Copperman JOVIAL TAGLIATELLE Imported from Italy and organic, the best of […]

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