Ruby Tuesday is now offering gluten-free burger buns for a $1 upcharge. The traditional American chain, with 24 locations in the Delaware Valley, has more than 700 restaurants throughout 44 states. The full allergen guide is posted at the company's website.
Circles has opened its first New Jersey location in Collingswood (8 Powell Lane, 856-869-0001). Gluten-free and gluten-free-by-request items are noted on the menu and include all soups, salads and curries, as well as many entrees and noodle and stir-fry dishes. Be sure to request gluten-free soy sauce. These items are also available at the restaurant's Philadelphia outposts in Northern Liberties (812 N. 2d St., 267-687-1309), Society Hill (429 South St., 267-639-2396) and Point Breeze (1514 Tasker St., 267-687-1778).
Woops! is expanding into the Philadelphia area with kiosks at Cherry Hill Mall (2000 Rt. 38, 856-874-6793) and Christiana Mall in Newark (132 Stanton Christiana Rd., 302-593-1670). All of the macaron flavors are gluten free, though the French pastries are not produced in a dedicated facility.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The Celiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is hosting its annual one-day, state-of-the-art multidisciplinary education program next month. The 11th annual free event will take place on Sunday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Colket Translational Research Building on CHOP’s campus in the University City section of Philadelphia (3501 Civic Center Blvd.).
The annual education day centers around the mission of CHOP's Celiac Team to promote community awareness by providing area families with evidence-based lectures provided by respected experts within the field. Both the clinical implications of celiac disease and the importance of adhering to a gluten free diet as well as future therapeutic treatments are discussed. Children in attendance are provided the opportunity to attend interactive age-specific lectures and to learn through play with CHOP child-life specialists. Breakout sessions include discussions on celiac disease and diabetes and celiac disease and social media.
Registration/breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m., and the program begins at 9 a.m. There will be complimentary gluten-free meals for lunch, and attendees can sample gluten-free products from several vendors who participate in the event.
Complimentary parking is available in the Wood Building garage; bring your parking ticket to the registration desk for validation.
Early-bird registration is available through Friday, February 5 via this link. After Friday, registration can be completed by visiting CHOP's Celiac Center page.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Quaker's new line of gluten-free oatmeal, which to this point, had limited availability, is now being sold nationwide. You can read the product FAQ for more information about the company's production process.
Jules Thin Crust will be bringing its gluten-free pizza to Princeton (18 Witherspoon St.) this spring, according to a report.
Michaelangelo's in Cherry Hill (1334 Brace Rd., 856-428-3231) has added gluten-free pizza to its menu. Pasta is also available.
Friday, January 15, 2016
At the week-old Revolution Taco on Rittenhouse Square (2015 Walnut St., 267-773-8120), all of the taco varieties except for roast duck and fried tofu are gluten free, as are the burrito bowls.
World of Beer (128 Woodcutter St.), which lists gluten-free items on its menu and offers more than a dozen hard ciders along with several gluten-free beers.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Royal Caribbean continues to impress the Gluten Free Philly clan. We spent time over the holidays on Royal's Independence of the Seas, currently based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on a five-night cruise with stops in Falmouth, Jamaica and Royal's private resort in Labadee, Haiti. This was the third time we've cruised with Royal since our 15-year-old was diagnosed with celiac disease, and each time it's gotten easier to manage his diet.