Seems more and more families are going gluten-free, out of necessity or diet concerns. Here are three options where families off the wheat can order from a menu designed specifically for them:
This upscale Mexican eatery offers plenty of gluten-free options, such as marinated grilled flank steak, butternut squash-mushroom enchiladas and its famous guacamole made fresh table-side. There's even a special chocolate cake to top off the meal.
This lovely spot is more kid-friendly than it appears, and even offers pizza and pasta options that fit in with a gluten-free lifestyle. The vanilla crème brulee with berries or the warm flourless chocolate cake served with mint chip gelato and raspberry sauce will make gluten-free diners feel like they're not missing a thing.
This chain, known mostly for its sizzling steaks, has an extensive gluten-free menu from starters all the way to dessert, with waiters knowledgeable enough to explain the specific modifications made to ensure a gluten-free experience.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
See more of Linda's stories here.