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Old 06-21-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Hello all. This is my first post here, even though I've been reading for a while now. My wife and I lived 10 years in Fairbanks and 10 in Anchorage, then left in 2000 to... southern Ohio......... for some reason.

Since we've been down here, I have developed a severe gluten sensitivity, aka celiac disease. As such, I can't have anything with wheat, rye, barley or oats in the ingredients, prep, cross-contamination, ANYTHING. I have checked and see there are some gluten intolerance groups up there and a place in Wasilla that sells a large amount of gluten free ingredients, and an Outback Steakhouse which has their own menu for GF patrons. I've heard Fred Meyer has a selection of stuff, otherwise, I cannot find ANY other places!! And now we're moving BACK to Anchorage next May, so I have to figure this stuff out!!

So then.... does anyone have any ideas of places that have items on their menu or make accommodations for celiac sufferers? I've heard there are a couple of coffe and bakery places that have some GF scones, muffins, etc, but no restaurants! HELP?!
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Have you ever seen a gluten a gluten a gluten

Have you ever seen a gluten.....
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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I have lots of recipes, but know it is hard to find in restaurants? If you would like links to recipes, let me know. Also have links I have not used, but are highly recomended
Safeway does have several breads.
take care,
Nan
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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There's the Natural Pantry.
Natural Pantry - Home Page
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I know quite a few people that live gluten free. They make a lot of stuff at home.
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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The Spenard Roadhouse frequently posts specials on Facebook and yesterday's was gluten-free peanut butter cookies....
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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The Spenard Roadhouse frequently posts specials on Facebook and yesterday's was gluten-free peanut butter cookies....
Yeah? Well that's a good thing! I'm sure we'll find little bits here and there, as it is becoming much more prevalent as more people "come out' or are made aware of the problem.

Funny. My wife just made some GF peanut butter cookies last night for a church cook out later today!
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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Hi modmyth,
I've lived in anchorage for a few years now and it seems like more and more places are starting to cater to people w gluten sensitivities. I myself only have an intolerence to gluten so I don't have to be as careful with the cross contamination and such. Here are some places around town that I have had good luck with or hear good things about just to give you some ideas.
Middleway Cafe- on Northern Lights in the same 'mall' as REI- They have several types gf baked goods available every day. The brunch menu has several options if you don't mind getting a little creative, but for lunch people with gluten allergies have to mostly stick to salads (which are great there, don't get me wrong). I can't find their website but there are some reviews online if you want to look yourself.
Spenard Roadhouse- also on Northern Lights, close to Middle way cafe- They have a gluten free beer, wine and a gf pear cider that I have all tried and recommend, if you drink. I hear that their menu is gf friendly but I haven't had a meal there yet myself. ([url=http://www.spenardroadhouse.com/]Spenard Roadhouse - Anchorage, Alaska[/url]) The best part I think is that they have 50% off apps after 9pm, good place to go if you want a drink and a little bit of food but you're short on money (I get the garlic cheese popcorn and chips and salsa with no problems so far)
Terra Bella Cafe- I haven't yet eaten there but their menu lists sandwiches that can be made with gf bread (for a little bit extra money of course they have a menu online if you want to check it out ( [url=http://www.terrabellacoffee.com/]Terra Bella Organic Coffee in Anchorage, Alaska[/url]) I am planning on checking this place out soon so I can let you know how it is if you'd like.
Other then that most of the mexican, indian and thai restaurants seem to be good options ( I go to Toco King, Bombay Delux and Thai Kitchen the most) I don't know how the food is prep'ed though and cross contamination could be an issue for you. I would ask, the people that work there all seem to be really friendly.
One other good store besides Fred Myers and Natural Pantry (which are both good) is New Sagaya City Market. Its a health food store like Natural Pantry that has a deli/bakery as well.
Hope this helps! I think people are becoming more aware of gluten issues up here but it still has a a ways to go. Good luck!
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Even the commissary is selling gluten free products!
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Default Gluten Free at Terra Bella Bakery Cafe

Terra Bella on Dimond has a large assortment of wheat/gluten free pastries as well as their home-made bread baked daily. Their dessert case also has at least one gluten free dessert.

The bread can be made into one of their sandwiches and the soups are usually gluten free, just ask the barista. The bread is delicious and you can order ahead to have it ready for you on a certain day. Friends ordered gluten free pies for the holidays and they were so good they thought it was actually a gluten pie!

They do bake in a gluten bakery but they bake all their gluten free items first thing in the morning and use seperate pans for their gluten free recipes.

HOpe this helps!
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