How To Dine Out Like A Gluten-Free Couple
Dating can become tricky when you have any sort of health issue — especially if it's a food allergy. When I met my fiancé Jordan in 2014, I was diagnosed with celiac disease only a few years prior. Back then, being gluten-free wasn't as much of a pervasive trend as it is now. Every time I went out to eat I had a whole spiel prepared explaining not only what I could and could not eat, but how it needed to be prepared (no cross contamination, please). This made for awkward first date fodder, so I often tried to avoid the subject for as long as possible. Funny enough, my first date with Jordan went so well we decided to grab food and I had to break the gluten-free ice much earlier than normal. Being the kind and caring person he is, it was never a problem.
Nowadays there are plenty more spots to dine gluten-free, but it can still be hard to please your S.O. if they're craving a carb-heavy meal. Here, some of our favorite date-night spots in NYC for those that have to eat gluten-free (whether it's to make your partner happy or not).