The Gluten Dude App: For a Better Gluten-free Life
Eating out with celiac disease is stressful. The Gluten Dude app lists only restaurants that have been personally vetted, so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying yourself. More restaurants added every day.
Download the app and you can also:
Shop Online & Save Money
Use special Gluten Dude coupons and order GF goodies from over 140 online gluten-free companies.
Get Your Questions Answered
Get the right answers to important questions from those who have been in your shoes.
Make a Connection
Open up a private chat with others in the Gluten Dude community. You can even search by zip code.
Locate Gluten-Free Beer
Over 10,000 stores, bars & restaurants where you can purchase gluten-free beer. Stay thirsty, my friends.
"So nice to see a well thought out, clear, GF resource app for people with Coeliac Disease. Sometimes it can be hard to trust other GF apps but I feel confident using this one. A great step forward for the Coeliac community!"
"This app is different than other Gluten free apps I’ve downloaded. It includes recommendations where you can find a good GF beer and ways to connect to other Celiacs. I love the interaction components and support. Great app!"
"I love the Gluten Dude App! It is a great resource and it is easy to use! All of the data is vetted by Gluten Dude and his team. It is a labor of love and it shows. Kudos on a job well done! Get this app if you have Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and help support our community."
"This app is exactly what the GF/Celiac community needs. Love that every restaurant on here is vetted with the ability to leave reviews and easily see whether or not it’s 100% GF. It’s so easy to navigate and looks nice too. Thank you for bringing this into our life."
So grateful I came across this app. I was diagnosed 26 years ago when there were NO resources to help us. I am so excited for all of the resources I could ever have imagined all in one app now!!
"If you aren’t familiar with Gluten Dude and you have celiac, hit up his website for excellent information, check out his book, and then get this app. You can’t beat Gluten Dude’s blend of helpful information, honesty, frustration, and humor of walking through this tough disease called Celiac Disease."
"I can imagine that you get messages like this maybe hundreds of times a day. I have been suffering my entire life I am 56 years old. I am working very hard to follow a gluten-free diet and it has been very hard. Thank you for this remarkable resource!!!"
The Challenge: Finding safe places to eat.
NEW RESTAURANTS ADDED EVERY DAY.
The Challenge: Discovering online GF companies and finding coupons when placing your order.
The Solution: Did you know there are over 140 gluten-free companies that you can order from online and that will ship right to your doorstep? Everything from pasta to cookies to mixes to breads to cakes to muffins and more! The GD App has a directory of every one of these online companies, with a description of who they are and what they sell, and a direct link to their online store.
LOOK FOR THE SPECIAL GLUTEN DUDE COUPONS!!!
The Challenge: Getting the right answers to your questions.
The Solution: A forum where discussion is encouraged but fear-mongering and misinformation will not be. The internet is littered with falsehoods and dangerous information regarding celiac disease. You deserve to get honest answers from those who have been in your shoes.
The Challenge: Isolation and feeling like you're alone in your gluten-free journey.
The Solution: Live chat. The app will connect you with others in the celiac/GF community, allowing one on one private chats. You’ll even have the option of providing your zip code, allowing people to search for others by location. People can connect when they’re traveling to a new town and get local help, but also they can make new friends in their own area, plan GF play-dates with other parents of GF kids, etc. There is also the option to block users from contacting you if you wish.
The Challenge: Locating gluten-free beer.
The Solution: Beer, sadly, is not gluten-free. The most popular "gluten-free" beers on the market today are actually "gluten-removed" and are not safe to drink. There are a handful of amazing 100% gluten-free beers out there, but they can be difficult to find. The Gluten Dude app shows the stores, bars and restaurants where you can purchase gluten-free beer.
Who the Heck is Gluten Dude?
Good question. I'm a passionate and very outspoken celiac disease advocate. I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2008 and I launched my blog in 2011. In the ten years since, I've written over 700 articles, received over 33,000 comments and the site has been visited over 9 million times.
I've helped a lot of people along the way, both publicly and privately, and this app is another way to serve the GF community. I've got a wonderful, spirited following on my blog and on social media.
Oh...and I wrote a book.
Kind Words from the Celiac Community
You are like tonic to the gut, bubbling with humorous dialogue to cure the sad soul of any celiac needing attention. I am lifted from my moody mornings into hope for our future in a healthy community as I read your lines and the comments they generate.
Your website and the Gluten Dude community you have brought together is so POSITIVE and crucial for my health and happiness and knowledge and celiac confidence! Thank you.
Dude…Where the hell have you been all my life? Kudos and thanks for all that you do.
As a direct result of your educational sharing and awareness raising efforts, I am confident that the health of countless lives have already been drastically improved. Best wishes and most importantly, THANK YOU hero!
You have brought us laughter, information and a safe place to rant and vent. You have created a place where we can let it all hang out, and just be ourselves. Sometimes we just need to be in the company of fellow travelers along this road. You gave that to us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You changed the journey for me.
Your latest post is why my son wants to be Gluten Dude when he grows up.
Like John Lennon coaxing Prudence from her room, the Gluten Dude asks other celiacs to come out and play. With acerbic wit, candor and a touch of rebellion, he's sharing his journey and he's enticing the celiac community to do the same.
You make me smile, you make me cry, and you make me mad. But, most of all, you make me grateful that I don’t have to figure this all out on my own.
One of your blogs appeared in the middle of a sea of the usual B.S. and feel-good nonsense about celiac and gluten that is all over the Internet. What a relief to find what you are doing here. I can't believe it. Finally!
Your blog just stopped me from going over the edge. Thank you!
Thanks for the balanced approach, whether it is funny, sad, angry, silly or loving. We have all been through the emotional roller coaster. I look forward to hearing the real voices of the folks who comment here. You bring out the best in all of us! Thanks Dude!
Keep rockin’ Gluten Dude. You are changing the world for us.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can't say it enough. Your knowledge and honesty is like a life raft in an unknown and terrifying ocean.
Gluten Dude…you have touched so many lives and you have a way of making anyone who finds your blog to feel so understood and a part of a welcoming and supportive community.