With the current popularity of gluten-free diets, many people ask if eating gluten-free is healthier. For people with Celiac disease (about 1 in 100 Americans), maintaining a strict gluten-free diet is a must – it is, in fact, the only treatment. However for the rest of us the question still remains.
When I first heard about this restaurant, I literally started jumping up and down. If you’re celiac or highly sensitive to gluten, you can probably understand why. Eating out for people with celiac disease and extreme allergies/sensitivities means something completely different than for others. Lots of planning must be done in advance to decipher menu’s, speak to chefs/kitchen managers to understand how they protect against cross contamination (if at all), and strategize about how not to offend friends/hosts/guests/restaurant staff. Even for those who are just gluten intolerant, the chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy the meal from start to finish are few and far between. But not if you have a completely 100% dedicated gluten-free kitchen and restaurant! No more eating beforehand, no more bringing your own food! At Primal Food & Spirits in Durham, North Carolina, there isn’t a crumb of gluten ANYWHERE on the premises.