"...The world can be a barren place for those who have to live gluten-free. Roaming store aisles; obsessively checking labels; always asking their server, "Is it gluten-free?" Possibly one of the most daunting challenges for the wheat-less population is finding (good) gluten-free versions of what we all crave (and need) sometimes: comfort food...."
"...As more Americans are finding out they're intolerant of gluten – a very small protein found in wheat, barley, and rye – the demand for gluten-free foods is increasing exponentially...."
"...Austin's own Miles of Chocolate has introduced a gluten-free version of its insanely decadent chocolate confection. Available exclusively at Whole Foods Market's Candy Island ($15/pound). Delysia Chocolatierwww.delysia.com..."
"...In person, she radiates a palpable compassion that fills a room. And now she is coming to Austin Friday, June 7, to throw the biggest gluten-free party this city has ever seen...."
"...The eateries listed below all have gluten-free options, some offer 100% gluten-free menus, and they are all sensitive to dietary restrictions in general. Enjoy your gluten-free Valentine's!..."
"...21, 10am-5pm and Nov. 22-23, 10am-10pm. Counter Culture If you’re looking to keep Thanksgiving dinner healthy and plant-based, Counter Culture is offering individual meals in both regular or gluten-free options..."
"...So much so that it's impossible to list every place in town that is willing and able to cater to the gluten-intolerant. Many Austin restaurants have dedicated gluten-free menus, myriad gluten-free menu items, and even kitchens that are entirely gluten-free, but that's just the tip of the iceberg; if there's some place you'd like to try, give them a call and ask the manager or chef if they can accommodate your dietary restrictions..."
"...A Thai restaurant certainly isn't the first place you would expect to find a large bakery case full of stellar gluten-free treats, yet that is exactly what Thai Fresh Coffee Bar and Restaurant has to offer. What began as an amateur effort to simply bake a few things to fill an inherited display case has over time evolved into a thriving gluten-free bakery employing three professional bakers...."
"...Sweet Ritual in Juiceland (4500 Duval St; http://www.sweetritual.com): Housemade, gluten-free, waffle cones. I stumbled upon them one day while studying by the juice bar..."
"...It was pint-sized heaven. Now, in a gluten-free world, there is just no worthy alternative…or isn't there?..."
"...The next couple of days offer some great opportunities for Austin foodies. You can bid on baked goods and cookbooks in an online bake sale, pick up a free gluten-free pizza at your favorite local Mr. Gatti’s outlet, or cruise down to the Long Center’s City Terrace for the first Trailer Food Tuesday, and we’ve got the scoop...."
"...Vegans cannot live by (gluten-free) bread alone. Sweet treats are also essential to their well-being, and that's exactly the concept Zucchini Kill is counting on..."
"...In the past decade, wheat-free lifestyles have become more mainstream, with gluten-free products experiencing a growth of 136% from 2013-15, according to a December report by research and marketing agency Mintel. Though only 1% of Americans are diagnosed with celiac disease, a quarter of Americans now consume gluten-free foods and that number is projected to continue rising; Mintel estimates that gluten-free sales will produce more than $15 billion in 2016...."
"...Shirley explains it like this on the cover of her new book, Gluten-Free in Lizard Lick: “I can repo a truck, deadlift 450 pounds, and raise four kids without crashing or collapsing, but a serious gluten allergy hit the brakes on my entire way of life and almost sent me to the junkyard.” She was overwhelmed by the implications of her diagnosis until a mutual friend suggested she contact Morgan. She now says that phone call literally changed her life...."
"...Vicecreme showed up this spring, opening its doors on Earth Day and impressing the public with house-made soft serve blended from bananas. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and the banana base is even fat-free, so you can indulge without wrecking your diet..."
"...She also discovered in her research that many children showing these symptoms (especially very young ones like Sander) have benefited greatly from following a gluten-free, casein-free diet. Gluten, a very small protein found in wheat and a handful of other grains, is the trigger of celiac disease, an inflammation of the intestine that causes great suffering in approximately 2% of the population..."
"...The folks at Wild Wood Art Cafe must have realized that this is a pretty large (and underserved) niche market. This inexpensive cafe, located inside an art showroom bursting with Oaxacan painted animal sculptures, specializes in gluten-free baked goods and healthy entrées, and the line is frequently out the door..."
"...Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef..."
"...Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free..."