Using Online Search Tools to Find Gluten-Free Dining
Sign up for a free account and search for where you went to eat. You can choose how many people are dining, the date you want to eat out, and the time you want. Your other available filters are location, restaurant or type of cuisine, including gluten-free! You also have the choice of checking gluten-free and another kind of cuisine, such as vegetarian, vegan, Indian, Italian, or whatever type of food you are craving.
On the "Neighborhood" filter is where you can filter by cuisine. Suppose I'm in the mood for Italian. In that case, I can check Italian. If I want to look at Italian, Spanish, and Vegetarian, I can check off all three. Other filters on this site are Meat, Asian, Continental, Dim Sum, European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Wine bar, and many other choices. My three favorite filters when looking for restaurants are Gluten-free, 'Top Rated,' and 'Romantic.'
Opentable does not have every time slot that is available at that location. If you don't see the time you want at the restaurant you want to eat, you can call the restaurant and reserve directly with them, although you won't get points. If you're trying to reserve and the website says that there's only one-time slot left. You definitely want that restaurant, but at a different time, call and double-check with the restaurant to see if they have other times available that are not listed on Opentable.
search ratings and sort by highest rated restaurant based on my search parameters, Fireside Dining, Deer Valley Resort came up the highest with 94 percent recommended and the best overall rating. Firewood came up with 'Fit for Foodies', and 97 percent recommended, Shabu came up with 'Exceptional,' and 94 percent recommended.
Restaurants can also be filtered by price with $, $$, $$$, $$$$. $$ sign is $30 and the $$$ sign, which is $31 to $50 per entree and $$$$, which is $50 and over per entree. Now keep in mind that sometimes these aren't exactly sorted correctly because one time I went to a restaurant that had a $$ sign price and it was definitely a $$$ price. You can always double-check their menu online for entree pricing to see if it fits within your budget.
When you think of this website, you usually think of traveling. Still, Tripadvisor is a great way to find local food in your town, especially if you live in an area that benefits tourism.
Go to Tripadvisor and set up a free account. Look up your local town or the town you are going to visit. When I look up restaurants in Park City, where I live, I can browse by food or community picks. If I browse by a 'Community Pick,' I can see that others on the site feature foods and restaurants they like.
They have online reservations, cuisines, and dishes as options to search under and filter. So if I look under 'Cuisines and Dishes,' I can find lots of different ethnic choices that they have on here, like the Caribbean, Barbecue, Spanish, Southwestern, and the Mediterranean. Norwegian. Having the cuisine listed on the sidebar does not denote that cuisine is served in the city you are searching in. The cuisine options list all cuisines around the world that are represented on TripAdvisor. They also have gluten-free options under the 'Dietary Restriction' category.
You can further filter restaurants by checking off more categories such as 'Romantic' and applying them. Cross-reference your restaurant(s) you have found with, 'Find Me Gluten Free or 100% Gluten Free app. Again, always double-check by calling and asking the 'Three Questions' of the restaurant.
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