The term 'gluten-free' seems to be more common than ever as an alternative to eating foods that contain wheat. This area's gluten-free menu results are in!

Gluten is best known as the glue that holds a lot of foods together, as in the protein found in wheat, and a lot of people have an intolerance to it. Because this is becoming more common, once in a while I'll see a "gluten-free" on the menu at some restaurants.

Having to stick to a gluten-free diet is certainly tough. More people are being diagnosed with celiac disease and will become terribly ill if they ingest any amount of gluten. Even if you don't have celiac disease, gluten can be hell on your stomach and digestion system, so many more people are choosing to lay off foods that contain it.

Living in a household that has a gluten-free member makes it very difficult to go out to eat. If there's no gluten-free options then we don't eat at most places. The list below is from our listeners in central Minnesota who let us know where they've seen a gluten-free menu option.

  • Red Robin
  • Erberts and Gerberts Sub Shop
    Blue Line Sports Bar & Grill(S)
  • Red Lobster has a gluten free menu
  • Pizza Ranch
  • 5 guys
  • Mixin' It Up Bakery - Sauk Rapids
  • Sammy's Pizza
  • Mongos
  • The Boulder Taphouse
  • Rosallini's in Aitkin has Gluten Free Pizza
  • John Dough's in Sartell
  • Urban Moose - Gluten Free Pizzas
  • House of Pizza has a great gluten free pizza