Omnivore - So you want to eat gluten-free in Atlanta?

A CL intern explores gluten-free Atlanta


  • Carlyn Shear
  • Yeah! Burger in Virginia-Highlands

In 2012, the Mayo Clinic estimated that one in every 141 people has Celiac Disease. I am one of those of people.

Eating out became a challenge after my diagnosis, but I eventually mapped out the gluten-free world of Manhattan (my hometown) like an ace. With the risk of getting sick due to cross-contamination ever-present, I knew where I could get a gluten-free pizza or sandwich, or where I might find that rare but decent gluten-free cupcake.

And then I got into Emory. Fears I hadn’t had since my early teens began to resurface: Where was I going to eat? Would I be able to find as many gluten-free options in Atlanta as I had in New York? It has taken some time, but after canvassing the city since moving here in 2011, these are my new go-to places for eating gluten-free. Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below.

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