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Gluten-Free Philadelphia iPhone App and Giveaway

logoMy friend Michael, of Gluten-Free Philly, recently launched a new mobile app for iPhones and iPads. Just in time for your holiday travel, you will now have a wonderful resource for gluten-free food right at your fingertips. This app goes beyond Philadelphia with recommendations also in New Jersey and Delaware.

screen568x568Gluten-Free Philly is an award-winning website with tons of amazing restaurant reviews, product reviews, and event announcements for the mid-Atlantic region. I am always impressed with the amount of information Michael publishes each week on his website. This new Gluten-Free Philly app is a great way to navigate this area and keep up to date with Michael’s blog.

According to iTunes, “The best of the award-winning Gluten Free Philly blog is now in the palm of your hand. Find more than 1,200 curated gluten-free-friendly restaurant, bakery, market and attractions listings covering southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and all of Delaware, with new listings frequently added. Search by name, location or cuisine, view gluten-free-friendly menus and options, get directions, and call listed businesses from your phone.”

You can buy the Gluten-Free Philly app now on iTunes for your iPhone and iPad for $2.99 or you can enter to win below. This is my very first Gluten-Free Globetrotter giveaway and I couldn’t think of a better first giveaway prize than the Gluten-Free Philly app. Enter to win through the Rafflecopter widget below.

Note: The Android version is coming soon. 

CLICK THIS LINK TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY —> a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Gluten-Free Roadtrip to Philadelphia

I am taking a Gluten-Free Globetrotter road trip to Philadelphia this weekend. Philly is only 100 miles from New York City, yet this is only my second trip down there in my adult life. I am heading down for the NFCA Appetite for Awareness 2012 on Sunday. I thought it would be fun to bring my mom with me for some sightseeing, gluten-free eating, and company on my trip to Philly this weekend.

As with all of my trips, I have been doing my homework. I have been using websites like Gluten Free Philly to choose my dining options for the weekend. (Michael Savett, the mastermind behind GFPhilly, also happens to be the Honoree at this weekend’s event.) I put together a Google map with our hotel, restaurants, and tourist attractions for the weekend. Considering I will be in Philly for less than 36 hours with 4 of those hours at A4A, I think I will need to make another road trip soon.

Are you going to be in Philadelphia this weekend? If so, I would love to meet you at Appetite for Awareness!

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Guest Post: Gluten-Free on the (Rural) Road by Anya

I met Anya, author of Another Gluten-Free Blog, about a year ago through the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group. Gluten-free since September 2010, Anya travels a lot for work so I thought her road-tripping tips would be a perfect guest blog post this month. Anya is also a co-owner of Mile End Bakery, specializing in both regular and gluten-free cookies! 

Gluten-Free on the (Rural) Road
by Anya, Another Gluten-Free Blog

I am fortunate to live in New York City where there are plenty of gluten free options.  However, I have to travel to rural Pennsylvania a fair amount for my job.  At first I was nervous about finding gluten free options in very rural areas.  Determined not to starve, and equally determined to find good gluten free food in rural PA, I started doing my research.

Using the Gluten Free Travel Site ( and regular Google searches, I was able to compile a list of over 30 restaurants with gluten free menus in the many areas of Pennsylvania I travel.  Having all these restaurants to eat at not only makes me feel better about being gluten free on the road, but it also makes the trips more fun.  Being on the road for many days at a time with only one meeting a day, I find myself able to try many of these restaurants and booking hotels based solely on their proximity to restaurants I want to try.  I’ve had a lot of great meals in Pennsylvania over the last year!

However, I have also found myself in areas without any gluten free options.  For these times, I highly recommend you have snacks with you.  Sometimes snacks don’t cut it, though, and you need a real meal.  For this reason, I recommend you not only research gluten free restaurants, but restaurants in general.  Too many times have I found myself on stretches of highways with only fast food options available.  I’m sure there were restaurants a few miles off the highway that could have made me a safe salad, or plain proteins and veggies, but if you don’t know where they are, they can’t help you.

When you are really in a fix, many gas stations these days offer surprisingly healthy and naturally gluten free options: yogurt, packaged veggies and dip, fruit cups, cheese, etc.  If worst comes to worst, create a meal out of these options.

I haven’t let Celiac Disease keep me confined home and I hope you don’t either.  To read more about my gluten free adventures please visit my blog at