The Examiner takes a look at what makes Philadelphia so gluten-free friendly.
Back in January 2013, Pennsylvania was named “The World’s Most Celiac Friendly Destination” by the Gluten-Free Travel Site. Now, The Examiner is dubbing Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, as one of the most gluten-free friendly cities in the country.
The Examiner credits the large amount of gluten-free options in Philadelphia to increased celiac disease awareness. Many Philadelphia area restaurants are trained by Gluten-Free Resource and Education Awareness Training (GREAT) Kitchens, a gluten-free cooking training program from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) designed to train all restaurant staff in safe gluten-free food preparation.
Another big player in making Philadelphia a gluten-free friendly city is Michael Savett, the voice behind the popular blog, Gluten Free Philly. Savett’s blog continues to be an invaluable resource to people living gluten-free in the Philadelphia tri-state area, as he covers everything from new gluten-free products to restaurant reviews. He’s been a big advocate for the celiac disease community, making it a point to help raise awareness.
Visit The Examiner to get the full scoop on Philly’s gluten-friendly places.