Gluten-Free Dining Out

You may not be able to indulge in a piece of cheesecake or a slice of chocolate cake, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on dessert altogether: Fresh fruit is a light, refreshing way to finish a meal, even for those who aren’t eating gluten-free. Whether or not it’s offered on the menu, chances are your waiter can still pull together a bowl of fresh fruit for you. Fruit sorbets are typically gluten-free; check with your waiter or waitress to make sure before ordering. A scoop of vanilla or chocolate ice cream can also be a safe choice, but it’s worth asking the server about the specific brand they’re serving (if it’s not homemade) to confirm it is gluten-free.