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Old 10-15-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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Tangerine Cafe and Tom Yum Thai in Cary, The Outback, Mia Francesca, Five Guys, Moe's Southwest Grill, and Chipotle.
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Old 10-15-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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We were just at Carabba's in Cary last weekend and were told they still didn't offer GF pasta and all the soups contained gluten as well. Olive Garden has GF pasta, but it whenever we've ordered it, it has been rubbery and clearly microwaved.

I HATE Olive Garden's GF pasta. Over the past two years I have developed a sensitivity to wheat so I eat gluten-free breads and pastas but can tolerate a little bit of regular flour and soy sauce. I heard OG has GF pasta but it's all that rubbery penne which I hate anyway because I like spaghetti noodles or macaroni noodles for mac and cheese. They had three options which were all basically the same : tomato-based sauce. Nope, never eating there again. I make better spaghetti at home. I do miss alfredo out but I have been to Daniel's on Main in Fuquay-Varina and they were very accommodating for gluten-free needs.

I like Red Robin - their buns are better than the Udi's GF buns and their fries with ranch are all kinds of yum. I sometimes order GF pizza from Domino's, but like someone else said, it's insulting to pay out the you-know-what for a small little pizza that makes for one serving, while my husband gets a large for 9.99 and makes two or three meals out of it.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm sure we'll have to get creative, but that's ok!
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Old 10-25-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Just saw Patrick Janes Gourmet Pizza Bar mentioned in the Washington Post, although they may not have their full menu yet (just opened). I'd call first to verify gluten free availability as I think the article said they were still tweaking their gluten free crust recipe. They're in Cary, in the Trader Joe's shopping center.
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:13 PM
 
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Just saw Patrick Janes Gourmet Pizza Bar mentioned in the Washington Post, although they may not have their full menu yet (just opened). I'd call first to verify gluten free availability as I think the article said they were still tweaking their gluten free crust recipe. They're in Cary, in the Trader Joe's shopping center.
I meant to come back here and post about this place. They opened last weekend, and I've already been twice. I love their crust! I hope they don't tweak too much! And the collection of toppings they have are great! They seem to be very conscientious about following safe GF procedures. I definitely recommend them! (and $6.75 for an individual GF plus $0.75 per topping is really quite reasonable for the size!)
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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I meant to come back here and post about this place. They opened last weekend, and I've already been twice. I love their crust! I hope they don't tweak too much! And the collection of toppings they have are great! They seem to be very conscientious about following safe GF procedures. I definitely recommend them! (and $6.75 for an individual GF plus $0.75 per topping is really quite reasonable for the size!)
Good to know! I'm interested in their vegan selections so I'll definitely be giving them a try in the coming weeks.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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Bella Monica also has a pretty good GF menu - Gourmet Pizza, Pasta, & Wine in Raleigh, North Carolina (NC) at Bella Monica Italian Restaurant
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:05 PM
 
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That menu looks great..I will try them soon..
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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We recently dined at Chapel Hill's "Kitchen" on MLK, which is always great, but they don't take reservations for less than six diners, expect to line up for a little while, or they'll take your cell number and you can sit for a drink in one of two neighboring establishments, - anyway they were superb at listing all the options for gluten free dining for our guest, he enjoyed his meal and was delighted to be eating crust less cheesecake.
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Bella Monica has really good GF pasta, as well as bread. I LOVE them!! Do yourself a favor and make a reservation, though. They are packed every night, even during the week and you can expect a long wait...but with a reservation they will get you right to a table.

I don't know any local specific restaurants in your area...but as for Raleigh...

As someone mention Red Robin has GF buns that hold up pretty well to a juicy burger. Tribecca Tavern does too but I've found they fall apart very quickly.

Brixx has GF pizza, in addition to Mellow Mushroom that someone mentioned. MM's recipe used to be a bit grainy but they started using a new recipe sometime this summer and it is much improved.

If you are in N. Raleigh ever, Vivace and Mia Francesca Trattoria in North Hills both have a pretty decent GF menu, including GF pasta at MFT that was yummy.

I know there are a lot more...I just can't think of them right now.

In general, for bread I stick with Udi's although Rudi's is a decent option too. Remember to keep it in the fridge or freezer. We have started making our own pizzas at home, either with Udi's pre-made pizza crust or our own from scratch with a GF all-purpose flour which I've found to be relatively easy. When I was diagnosed last year, one of my first stops was to the bookstore to pour over GF cook books. Every few months, I have a big baking day and store a stash in the freezer...just pulling out one or two items when I start to feel deprived of my bake goods/desert fix.

It is definitely A LOT easier being GF these days...for better of worse...with the GF "fad" that is going on.
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