Celiac Disease Resources

I am often asked why I follow a gluten-free lifestyle. The answer is I have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the small intestine to be hypersensitive to gluten. Celiac disease can damage the part of the small intestine that allows the body to absorb nutrients, making it difficult for someone with the disease to properly process food. I was not diagnosed until later in life. For this reason, I still have complications associated with the disease. Some days are good, some days I feel horrible. It is definitely something I have to pay attention to every day.

When I was a child, I was anemic. This was likely the first indication of Celiac disease since it is common for people with undiagnosed Celiac disease to be anemic. The part of the small intestine where iron is absorbed is the same area that is damaged when gluten is ingested. As I got older, I experienced frequent sinus infections, digestion problems, extreme exhaustion, hair loss and many other issues.

If you have Celiac disease, it important to note that eating gluten-free may not be enough to treat the disease. You should test for nutritional deficiencies and leaky gut. Celiac disease is all about the gut and your ability to absorb nutrients from food.

The biggest complication for me is cross contamination. It only takes 1/8 teaspoon of gluten to set off an autoimmune reaction in my body. The small amount of gluten damages the villi in the gut. The villi are in charge of taking nutrients from which fuels the body. Without these villi, there are no nutrients and the body shuts down. I can usually tell right away if food is contaminated.

I followed a strict gluten-free lifestyle for many years and still did not feel better. I started following a paleo eating plan and felt better. I try to avoid all grains, dairy, soy and sugar. I feel the best eating this way. I also drink bone broth and use Nutritional Frontier GI for gut healing. I take a digestive enzyme with all meals.

I have included links to resources and products that I use. I also have a list of restaurants that are 100% gluten-free or have a gluten-free menu. I will continue to update the list. I only share places that I enjoyed the food and did not have an issue with cross-contamination.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

Research

Celiac Disease Foundation

Beyond Celiac

Travel

Gluten Free Travel Cards

Testing

Genova Diagnostics

NutraEval

Supplements

Probiotics

Digestive Enzymes

Magnesium Oxygen

Designs for Health

Metagenics

Thorne

Leaky Gut

Nutritional Frontiers GI Complete

Dr. Steven Gundry

Immune Support

Elderberry Syrup

Argentyn Colodial Silver

Restore Sinus Spray

Kitchen Supplies

Berkey Water Filter System

Vita Mix

Norwalk Juicer

Norwex Cleaning Prodcuts

Stasher Bags

Cambro Storage 2 oz. Containers *I use these to store flour.

Cambro Storage 3 oz. Containers 

Mason Jars

Magazines

GFF Magazine

Cookbooks

Sweet Laurel Bakery

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Plant Paradox

Jennifer’s Way Kitchen

Food Products

Vital Farms Eggs

Bulletproof Protein Bars

Bulletproof Protein Powder

Siete grain free chips, tortillas

Capello’s grain free lasagna sheets, pizza crust, cookie dough

Primal Kitchen

Paleo Chef Ketchup

Casava Flour

Anthony’s Almond Flour

Anthony’s Coconut Flour

Teff Flour

Chesnut Flour

Wholesome Sweet

Sweet potato flour

Chef shop

Frontier Co-op Spices

Singing Dog Vanilla Extract

Singing Dog Vanilla Paste

Koda Farm Sweet Rice Flour

Joan of Arc Shredded Goat Cheese

Noble Made Marinades and Sauces

Cup4Cup Gluten-Free Flour best gluten-free flour

Spirits

KL Wine Speciality St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur

Old Sugar Distillery Queen Jennie Whiskey

Tito’s Vodka

Dry Farm Wines

Mezcal

Recipes

Glowing Green Smoothie

Lemon Water

Coconut Oil Pulling

Bone Broth

Books

Jennifer’s Way: My Journey With Celiac Disease

Favorite Restaurants and Food Markets

Alabama

Birmingham

Yo Mama’s *I can’t tolerate fried food; great place if you like fried shrimp. Owner’s son has celiac.

Arkansas

Little Rock

The Root Cafe

Demsey Bakery

Arizona

Tuscan

Dedicated

California

Auburn

New Dawn Bakery

Berkeley

Mission Heirloom

Venice

Erewhon Market

Moon Juice

Long Beach

Twice Baked

Los Angeles

Erewhon Market great for grab and go

Bulletproof Coffee food menu everything is paleo, gluten-free

Santa Monica

Bullet Proof Coffee

Erewhon Market

Pacific Palisades

Sweet Laurel Bakery paleo cakes

Mill Valley

Flour Craft

Napa Valley

Inn on Randolph Bed and Breakfast

Sacramento

Pushkins Restaurant

Pushkins Bakery

Sausalito

Copita Mexican

San Anselmo

Flour Craft

San Diego

Coronado’s Gluten Free Pantry

Starry Lane Bakery

San Fransico

Bi-Rite Creamery

San Jose

Luna Mexican Kitchen

Yorba Linda

Oceans and Earth

Colorado

Boulder

Blooming Beets

Colorado Springs

Coquette’s Bistro

Progressive Paleo

Washington, D.C.

Rise Bakery

Seylou

Chia Tacos

Dream of Goodies

Florida

Clearwater

Kara Lynn’s Kitchen

Seaside

Raw and Juicy

Jacksonville

Sweet Theory Bakery

St. Pete

Craft Kafe

Georgia

Atlanta

Mediterranea

Roswell

Gluten Free Cutie

Hawaii

Maui

Maui Brick Oven

Choice Health Bar

Indiana

Indianapolis

Nook Paleo

Illinois

Chicago

Defloured Bakery

Kansas

Wichita

Evolve Paleo Chef

Louisiana

New Orleans

Meals From the Heart crab cakes

Avery’s on Tulane *request separate fryer for fried items; owner familiar with celiac

Juan’s Flying Burrito *staff will make substitutions; I like the Mexican salad without corn and beans.

Raw Republic

Casamentos *I can’t tolerate fried food but many celiac friends recommend the gluten-free fried oysters.

Massachusetts

Boston

Cocobeet

Minnesota

Minneapolis

Sassy Spoon

New Jersey

Avon By The Sea

Cave

North Carolina

Ashville

Posana

Charlotte

Luna’s Living Kitchen

Raleigh Durham

Luna’s Living Kitchen

Maine

Portland

Holy Donut

Central Provisions

Maryland

Baltimore

Woodberry Kitchen

Ellicott City

One Dish Cuisine

Massachusetts

Twist Bakery and Cafe

Michigan

Ferndale

Greenspace Cafe

Nebraska

Omaha

Modern Love

New York

New York

Senza Gluten Restaurant

Senza Gluten Cafe and Bakery *I do not like the dessert or pizza crust

Hu Kitchen *skip the coffee bar

Springbone Kitchen

Risotteria Melotti

Don Antonio best gluten-free pizza in the city

Ohio

Cleveland

Cafe Avalaun

Townhall

Columbus

Cherbourgbakery

Pattycake Bakery

Oregon

Portland

Kyra’s Bakeshop

New Cascadia Traditional Bakery

Verde Cocina

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

P.S. & Co.

Rhode Island

Providence

Sans Gluten Artisan Bakery

South Carolina

Charleston

Spero *must request gluten-free substitutions; staff familiar with celiac

Tennessee

Memphis

Bedrock Eats & Sweets

Texas

Austin

Picnik

People’s RX *great selection of supplements and grab and go salads

Dallas

Unrefined Bakery *I did not like the bread and Keto items.

Bird Bakery *GF cupcakes

San Antonio

Palama Blanco

Wholesome Eating

Bird Bakery *GF cupcakes

Revolution Juice

Utah

Park City

Five 5eeds Cafe

Salt Lake City

Sweet Cake Bake Shop

Zest

Virginia

Alexandria

Happy Tart Bakery

Washington

Seattle

Bullet Proof Coffee

Capitol Cider

Spokane

Boots Bakery

Canada

Toronto

Goodbye Gluten

Sunshine Wholesome Market

The Butternut Baking Co.

de Floured

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Gluten-Free Bakeshop

Almond Butterfly Gluten Free Cafe & Bakery

Impact Kitchen

England

London

Honest Burgers

Surrey

Primal Roost

France

Paris

No Glu
restaurant and bakery
2nd arrondissement

Chambelland Boulangerie
GF bread and desserts
11th arrondissement

Helmut Newcake
bakery and cafe
10th arrondissement
*arrive early items sell out fast

La Cantine de La REcyclerie
18th arrondissement
gluten-free menu

Nest
organic and has a lot of gluten-free, vegetarian options
1st arrondissement

Le Stand
a little shop selling juices, soups, and salads in the Marche des Enfants market
3rd arrondissement

Italy

Agropoli

Gusto Over the Sea

Capri

Buonocore Raffaele Gelateria

Florence

Circo & Sons

Starbine Gluten Free Bakery

Rome

La Soffitta Renovatio

Fatamorgana

Ireland

Gluten Free Ireland

Mexico

Cabo San Lucas

Flora Farms

Mexico City

Ojo de Agua