Gluten Free Dining at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta (Food Allergy)

Carla Spacher and Buffet Chef from Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

We are so very fortunate that my husband stays at the Hyatt near his work so often. It results in him racking up a lot of Hyatt points for free stays. In this article, I’m sharing my review of food allergy and gluten free dining at the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta resort, the good, the bad, the ugly, and so good, I wanted to cry. Continue reading “Gluten Free Dining at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta (Food Allergy)”

IKEA Gluten Free

IKEA Logo for Gluten Free Menu

IKEA Logo for Gluten Free MenuBack in 2011 or 2012, I received an email from Celiac ListServ with the following statement:

“Here is the response I got from IKEA: Hello, “Thank you for your email. It is correct that the blueberry cake is gluten free, as well as the almond cake, almond cake with dark chocolate and the almond cake with milk chocolate and butterscotch. These cakes doesn’t contain any gluten; neither in the actual product nor the production area. We will update the packaging for these cakes before the next print run and add that they are free of gluten too. But you can feel secure that they does not contain any gluten already today since it is not written on the label/packaging as ingredient or traces of. “When it comes to the restaurant range and gluten free options here, please ask the staff at your next visit in the store since the range is constantly changing and we have both global and local produced dishes. However you always have to consider the risk of contamination from products¬†containing gluten since they are all prepared in the same area in the restaurant, and we can therefore never guarantee that a dish is totally free of gluten. “Kind regards, Josefine Hallberg IKEA Food Services AB”

May 2013,¬†IKEA created an allergen information sheet. Just look for the column entitled,¬†“Gluten Free” at the top-righUnfortunately, the document has not been updated since this date.

If you’ve been to IKEA recently and found something safe to consume that was gluten free, please leave a comment at the bottom of this page. Your personal information will kept confidential.


Update on PF Chang’s Gluten Free Menu

PF Chang's Gluten Free Chicken and Broccoli

I have’t updated my¬†PF Chang’s Gluten Free Menu ¬†post¬†in a while.The last few times I have been there, there were some notable changes. You can view their menu here. My article below includes photos of two of my most recent visits this year. Unfortunately, on my last visit I had a meeting and couldn’t take photos. Too bad because the lighting was so much better then. Meanwhile, if you every get to go visit PF Chang’s you’ll know that all of the dishes below get my thumbs up. After shopping at the malls, it’s a perfect place to eat lunch or dinner. The prices are a little high, but the quality is superb. Continue reading “Update on PF Chang’s Gluten Free Menu”

Domino’s Gluten Free Pizza Awarded Amber Designation by NFCA

National Foundation for Celiac Awareness Logo

As the first national pizza chain to roll out a gluten free pizza, Domino’s announced their new gluten free pizza crust on May 7, 2012. It is available in all of its nearly 5000 stores. Who is it for? It all depends upon your sensitivity to gluten. Do you have gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance or celiac disease? Watch the video to learn the ingredients, procedures and warnings, and read this entire article to learn the difference between the two National Foundation for Celiac Awareness designations for restaurants from their GREAT Kitchens Expansion Program. You may be surprised at what you learn. Continue reading “Domino’s Gluten Free Pizza Awarded Amber Designation by NFCA”

Macaroni Grill Gluten Free Menu

I absolutely loved my entree from the Ramano’s¬† Macaroni Grill’s Allergen Menu. You can tell how careful they are in regards to gluten cross contamination, as their gluten free menu does include their french fries. Often times restaurants that not knowledge in gluten intolerance include french fries or naturally gluten free food items on their menu, not realizing that frying something in oil that has previously been used for a gluten containing food may be harmful to someone with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Just loved Macaroni Grill gluten free menu!

Update: Someone recently emailed me stating that they went to a different Macaroni Grill and became ill. They were told that they use the same water to boil wheat macaroni. So, be sure to request a separate pot of fresh water if you are gluten intolerant!

Update: Macaroni Grill no longer has a gluten free menu, but they do serve gluten free penne pasta.

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