What we are loving this January

It’s a new year with new gluten-free fare! And if you’ve resolved to try more gluten-free foods and establishments this year, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a new bakery, new snack, and new gluten-free tool to get your 2015 started on the right track!

Rise Bakery: Nestled in the heart of the Adams Morgan neighborhood, this brand new bakery is Washington, DC’s first and only entirely gluten-free bakery. We must warn you, walking into this store can be troublesome for the indecisive gluten-free eater. We don’t think we’ve ever seen so many gluten-free items to choose from. Whether you want to sink your teeth into a classic pastry like a raspberry danish, treat yourself to a giant nutella brownie, or enjoy a gourmet lunch of soup and sandwich made from freshly-baked artisan bread, Rise Bakery is the place to be. And even if you’re vegan, still have plenty of choices to make. Enjoy these treats in-person or order a selection from online—either way, this bakery is a must try!

Luna Bars: the New Year brought a new development for Luna Bar—every bar is now gluten-free! Until recently, the only safe options for Celiac folk were the six “Luna Protein” bars. But now, Luna has made the decision to switch all of its bars over to gluten-free oats, making them safe for Celiac consumption. And if you loved Luna before going gluten-free, get ready for nostalgia. Once again, you can indulge in age-old classics like Blueberry Bliss and Lemon Zest, or you can try out some new varieties like Chocolate Cupcake. So when you’re headed off to work or play, you have plenty more snacks to add to your pack!

thGluten Free Travel Site “Dedicated Facilities” Button: Speaking of New Year makeovers, the Gluten Free Travel Site got one, too! For the most sensitive among us, dining out can be a fearful activity—does the kitchen staff really know which ingredients are gluten-free? And how about using separate utensils? Or segregated frying oils? Finally those cross-contamination concerns are put to rest. The Gluten Free Travel Site has added a new feature to its extensive restaurant resource—an icon indicating which eateries are dedicated gluten-free establishments. So if you chose “worry less” as one of your 2015 resolutions, you may now check that task off the list!

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