Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gluten Free in Tel Aviv

I can't believe it's been four years since took a trip to Israel - it seems like just yesterday hiking Masada to watch the sun rise over the Dead Sea.  Time flies!  Perhaps more importantly, it's 7 years since I was first diagnosed with Celiac.  I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly and easily.  At first it was a struggle; back in 2005 the market was not nearly as saturated with gluten free products and knowledge as it is today.  Now that eating gluten free has become popular (and, some would say, has jumped the shark) it is much easier to find gluten free products and connect with restaurants which are knowledgeable on serving gluten free diners.

This morning I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed when I saw that my college friend, Jessica Hochstadt, posted an article in The Jersualem Post about the Top 5 restaurants serving gluten free food in Tel Aviv.  Jessica is what we at Tufts call a "Double Jumbo," having gone to Tufts for her B.A. and then her M.S. at the university's Friedman School of Nutrition.  I was happy to see a fellow Tufts alum diving into the gluten free pool and immediately sent her a message asking her if I could link to the article and thankfully she obliged.  You can read the full article here - hopefully I'll get to Tel Aviv again soon so I can check out some of these restaurants and report back! 

Do you love it or do you love it?
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"Top 5: Gluten-free options in Tel Aviv"
by Jessica Hochstadt
The Jersualem Post

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