Why Gluten Dude?
Reduce the Stress of Eating Out
The Gluten Dude app is the ONLY APP that vets restaurants before they get listed, so you can spend less time worrying and more time enjoying yourself. No fast food or large chain restaurants listed. Our goal is not more options but SAFER options.
Save Money on Gluten-free Food
Quality gluten-free food is expensive and hard to find. The Gluten Dude app lists over 140 online companies that ship, with coupons to over 50 of them, so you can discover new products, support small businesses and save money at the same time.
Acquire a Support System
Getting diagnosed with celiac disease is overwhelming and leads to a lot of questions. The Gluten Dude app has answers to your questions so you can make an easier transition to a gluten-free life. Now includes GF options at stadiums and arenas.
Find Gluten-free Options at Airports
Traveling with celiac disease is a challenge to say the least. Finding GF food at airports just adds to that stress. The Gluten Dude app has over 100 international airports and the GF options at each so you won't fly hungry anymore.
Celiac can be a lonely and misunderstood disease. The Gluten Dude app allows you to privately connect with others who have celiac disease, so you can make new friends and become part of a community of people who “get it”.
Locate Gluten-Free Beer
True gluten-free beer is hard to find. The Gluten Dude app lists over 17,000 stores, bars and restaurants that have gluten-free beer so you can spend less time trying to find beer and more time enjoying it.
Love your app! Used it to find gf beer while traveling to another state. It was at a cool little bar that we would have missed if not for your app. Thanks.
100% love this app! Thank you for researching all the restaurants before they are added! As a new celiac family, we appreciate all the hard work and useful information!
Perfect app for people who are living with the nightmare that is Celiac disease. Created by a man with Celiac who truly cares about the safety of the community. Highly recommended and I trust this man with my health.
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.
I just wanted to thank you. It’s been over 20 years for me and I still get so nervous going out to eat. What you’re doing for our community is amazing.
Your whole system is a beast. It works splendidly. Thanks!
Excellent app that is worth the money. I've tried so many free apps and services to help find places to eat, and they are always hit or miss with being actually gluten free or accommodating it. I have gone to a dozen restaurants recommended on this app and every one has been fantastic.
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 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!
Your app has helped us eat on three separate vacations (which are always harder) already. Even in places where cross-contamination is possible, it makes her feel so much more comfortable to know that places have been vetted by people who really care.
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!!
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!
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.
Just wanted to tell you how worth the money your app is! My husband and I went to Philly this weekend and I ate great food all weekend and wasn't sick for a second. Thank you!
The only app I pay for and never want to be without!
The app was very helpful when we traveled to an unfamiliar city! We were able to find gluten-free friendly restaurants where we could eat with no worries!
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!!!
Finding safe places to eat.
A directory of both 100% GF restaurants/bakeries and restaurants that are not 100% GF but have been recommended by the celiac community and personally vetted by the Gluten Dude team, with a focus on quality, not quantity. And no fast food joints.
Discovering online GF companies and saving money when placing your order.
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.
Finding gluten-free options at the airport.
A directory of the most traveled airports in the world, with a list of eating establishments and GF options at each one. There's no need to fly the friendly skies hungry.
Getting the right answers to your questions.
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.
Isolation and feeling like you're alone in your gluten-free journey.
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.
Locating gluten-free beer.
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 more than 17,000 stores, bars and restaurants where you can purchase gluten-free beer.
Who is Gluten Dude?
I AM someone who's been gluten-free since 2007 due to a diagnosis of severe celiac disease. I'm someone who can steer you in the right direction when it comes to going gluten-free. And I'm someone who will always give you the naked truth about going gluten free.
I AM NOT someone who embraces this gluten-free craziness. I didn’t find freedom, a better life or any of that other crap when I got diagnosed. With all due respect to Hunter S. Thompson, I found fear and loathing of an unknown world. But if I can share my wisdom, tell my stories and make the transition easier on you, I’ve done my job.
Oh...and I wrote a book, which is available on Amazon.
What they say about Gluten Dude (the person, not the app)...
Your latest post is why my son wants to be Gluten Dude when he grows up.
Your blog just stopped me from going over the edge. Thank you!
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!
Keep rockin’ Gluten Dude. You are changing the world for us.
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.
I absolutely love your page - it’s so raw and honest and in your face while raising awareness of our frustrations by frankly speaking out. Thanks for giving me such a good laugh - it’s so appreciated in face of this illness more serious than many realise and the impact it can have on spontaneity and sense of fun 🤩 so necessary to keep up our lightness and our humour.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Dude…Where the hell have you been all my life? Kudos and thanks for all that you do.