25 New Hampshire Restaurants That Serve Mouth-Watering, Gluten-Free Dishes
Food allergies are no joke, and it feels like more people are dealing with them now than ever before, especially gluten intolerances. My Gram Cracker was diagnosed with Celiac disease when she was in her 20s. Back then, they didn't have a lot of information on this condition. When she lost so much weight in such a short amount of time, no one knew why, and she needed to be hospitalized! Scary right? They finally figured out what was going on, but it wasn't very common then.
There are different degrees of gluten intolerance. Some people choose to eliminate gluten from their diet for health reasons. If they slipped up and ingested gluten on accident, it might not feel great, but would not be super serious. Others are living with severe gluten allergies, and even a small amount can be harmful. Some places label menu items "gluten-free", but they might not take all of the precautions to avoid cross-contamination. Those items are okay for people with minor sensitivities, but for folks with Celiac, it can be a huge problem. Side note: did you know if you order something without gluten and get served an item with gluten anyway, it's called "getting glutened?"
This can be a headache to navigate! Thankfully, there is an awesome app called Find Me Gluten Free where you can type in any restaurant and see how GF-friendly they are! It is an amazing resource for the gluten-free community, and can really alleviate some stress when it comes to dining out!
I wanted to build a list of great restaurants in the Granite State that have received glowing reviews from the GF community. I used Yelp, The (un)Official City of Dover, NH Facebook group, Dairy, Gluten Free & Food Restriction Friendly Eateries & Stores in NH Facebook group, and the Find Me Gluten Free app to curate this list.
25 New Hampshire Restaurants That Have Mouth Watering Gluten Free Menu Items
Gallery Credit: Kira Lew
Are we forgetting any major gluten-free gems? Let us know in the comments!