Eating gluten-free can be a challenge, but finding restaurants to accommodate the diet isn’t that difficult in the D.C. area.
For the uninitiated, gluten is an umbrella term for the proteins typically found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. When people with celiac disease eat gluten, the substance can damage the small intestine. In the U.S., 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed and could face long-term health complications from the hereditary disease, according to the Celiac Disease Foundation.
As more and more people go gluten-free, the restaurant industry has adapted with countless options, ranging from pizza and pasta to cookies and cakes. For dishes that are free of gluten, but packed with flavor, head to one of these gluten-free offerings in the D.C. area.
— Updated by Adele ChapinRead More