Gluten Dude: The ultimate mobile app for the celiac and gluten-free communities.
Dine safely at over 2,000 restaurants (and counting). Order online from over 130 gluten-free companies (look for the Gluten Dude coupons!!) Ask questions from the celiac community (and provide answers for those looking for guidance.) Chat privately with others in the community (and make a new gluten-free friend!) Locate gluten-free beer (over 7,000 retail locations.) All at the tip of your fingers.
Now available for download on both iOS and Android!
Celiac disease has its challenges. The Gluten Dude app has the solutions.
The Challenge: Finding safe places to eat.
The Challenge: Finding the gluten-free products that you love and discovering more delicious GF food.
The Solution: Did you know there are over 130 awesome GF 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.
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The Challenge: Getting bad/wrong advice or getting no advice at all in dealing with celiac disease.
The Solution: A forum where discussion is encouraged but fear-mongering and misinformation will be strongly discouraged. 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...especially in these challenging times.
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. Imagine traveling to a new town (when we can travel again) and not knowing anybody. Pull up the app, search your zip code and make a new friend!
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 8 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 will continue to do so via this mobile app. I've got a wonderful, spirited following on my blog and also on social media (over 50k followers).
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.