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Gluten-free Friday: Options for dining out

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

On the road or in a hurry, try these options

Sometimes there isn't time to cook your favorite gluten-free meal. Or maybe you're away on business or traveling and need to find a restaurant that serves gluten-free meals. Where do you turn when you need to find food you can eat?

Gluten Free Friday - Dining Out

Below is a list of several restaurants located around the country that provide guests with gluten-free menu options. Check each restaurant's website for the most current listings, and don't forget to double-check ingredients with your server or restaurant employee.

Gluten can be found in many different foods and products, from ketchup to soy sauce to candy and seasonings. While SheKnows.com tries to ensure its gluten-free recipes are in fact gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient labels of all foods and food products you use for recipes to ensure they are also gluten-free.

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BJ's Restaurant and Brew House

Located in 13 states across the country, you'll enjoy your meal in a casual, high-energy atmosphere. See their gluten-free menu (that includes dessert).

2Boston Market

With more than 490 restaurants from coast to coast, you're sure to run across one of these restaurants, either during your travels or in town. Download their menu for allergen information.

3Chili's

Located throughout most of the US and around the world, you'll be chillin' at Chili's with grilled specialties and more, including burgers, salads, ribs and seafood. Take a peek at their menu.

4Chipotle Mexican Grill

Chipotle set out to serve great food quickly with exceptional service -- and called it "fast casual." You'll likely encounter one of their restaurants since there are more than 900 across the country. Review their menu options.

5P.F. Chang's China Bistro

The food at P.F. Chang's is prepared to order in an atmosphere that blends Chinese and American cultures in a stylish and upbeat setting. There are 200 restaurants nationally (including a few international locations). P.F. Chang's has a comprehensive gluten-free menu.

6Ruby Tuesday

Located throughout most of the US and around the world, Ruby Tuesday meal options range from brunch to dinner and include salads, seafood, chicken and steak. You'll enjoy your meal in a casual setting with "gracious hospitality." Review their gluten-free menu.

7Wendy's

Do you think of a chocolate Frosty when you think of Wendy's? If you're gluten-intolerant, a chocolate Frosty is just one item you can have from their menu! There are 6,500 Wendy's restaurants in the U.S. and 25 other countries and U.S. territories worldwide.

Whether you're on the road or just on the run, these are just a handful of restaurants that provide gluten-free menu options for your meals.

When you're home, try these gluten-free recipes

Gluten-free Parmesan-topped cornbread
Gluten-free pancakes and berry compote
Gluten-free almond flour sesame crackers
Gluten-free Ghirardelli fudgy brownies

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