Locate Special Diet is LIVE!

It’s finally here. After a year and a half of work and research, the Locate Special Diet website is live. Oh… it feels so good to type those words. Let me tell you a little bit about my baby…

Locate Special Diet helps people find local businesses that cater to a gluten-free, vegetarian, or organic lifestyle. 

The database currently includes approximately 30,000 businesses in over 27 U.S. cities. Users can browse local restaurants and grocery stores by location, dietary preference and type of food. There is also a section to filter places that offer gluten-free, vegetarian or organic drinks. Austin is currently the only city with the largest drinks database, and it includes places to get smoothies, juices or even gluten-free beer.

Don’t see your favorite local business in the database? Users can submit businesses to Locate Special Diet and after they are approved by our team, we will add them in. This includes restaurants, grocery stores and drinks for any city. Our team is also furiously working to extend the current database to reach others looking to find places that cater to their special diet lifestyle.

I thought I would share some of my Favorite Things About Locate Special Diet.

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  • Submit Tips, Photos, Menus and more.
  • Create a free account and invite others to join Locate Special Diet.
  • Read tips from other users, and save tips to your Favorite Tips list.
  • Search local businesses and save them to your Favorite Businesses list.
  • Join our social media world by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
  • Stay up to date on what’s going on in your city by subscribing to our newsletter.
  • Stay tuned for the Locate Special Diet mobile application launching very soon on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
  • Submit businesses to our database. Once they are approved by our team as an appropriate business for Locate Special Diet, we will add it to our existing database.

If you would like to learn more out our services, feel free to visit the About section of the website and the Press Studio.

Feedback is appreciated so let us know what you think of Locate Special Diet!

Create your free account TODAY and start browsing!

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 Locate Special Diet cities include:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Houston
  • Jackson Hole
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • Oklahoma City
  • Orlando
  • Phoenix
  • Palo Alto
  • Portland
  • Salt Lake City
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Waco
  • Washington DC

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest 2011 Summary

Welcome to The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest summary! We have had a blast cooking up creative pizza recipes over the past two weeks, and we have enjoyed reading all of your contributions. You guys are a talented bunch! We hope you are inspired by all of these gluten-free pizza recipes, and we hope it opens your eyes to the endless possibilities of the gluten-free lifestyle. Gluten-free can be gourmet too; just check out all of the submissions below! [Read more...]

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 10: Southwest Pork Pizza

Today is the final day of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest 2011. Over the course of two weeks, I have been posting gluten-free pizza recipes. I hope my choice of toppings has inspired you to get in the kitchen and whip up a delicious pizza pie. If you’ve learned one thing, pizza doesn’t have to be just cheese, tomato and pepperoni (although simple is good); the toppings for pizza are endless. Just like this unique pizza we have today: Spicy Southwest Pork Pizza with a black bean puree for the spread.

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The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 9: Artichoke, Bacon and Basil Pizza

Welcome to Day 9 of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest. In preparing for this food fest, I brainstormed some of my favorite flavors and wrote down different pizza combinations. The combination of artichoke, bacon and basil sounds a little strange but it works.  Trust me. This pizza literally has three of my favorite things. I love artichokes and use them often in pasta dishes, hummus recipes and salads. Bacon of course, is a house favorite. We can’t get enough of it around here. Basil is such a wonderful herb. It is so versatile, and of course, my favorite way to use basil is as a pesto. [Read more...]

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 8: Mushroom Pizza

Mushrooms are nutrient powerhouses. They are great sources of vitamin D and potassium, among other nutrients. I love to snack on raw mushrooms with hummus. It is one of my favorite study snacks! Mushroom pizza has been a part of pizza parlor menus for years. Now I know why. The mushrooms add a wonderful flavor to what would be a regular tomato and cheese pizza. It definitely kicks it up a notch. We have two more days of gluten-free pizza recipes. Next up: southwest pork pizza and artichoke bacon and basil pizza. [Read more...]

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 7: Breakfast Pizza with Chorizo

Oh boy, do I have a special pizza recipe for you. As you know already, I live in Austin, Texas (ATX). Austin is known for it’s obsession with breakfast tacos, and they are damn good too. I decided to make my favorite breakfast taco into a pizza. Chorizo is delicious, and it adds a nice depth of flavor to this pizza. It is quick and easy to make. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

We are getting closer to The Gluten-Free Pizza Party! We have added some amazing sponsors to the lineup. Sponsors include: Tito’s Vodka, Lonely Gourmet and Hail Merry. Are you a local business interested in becoming a Gluten-Free Pizza Party sponsor? Email me at: atxglutenfree@gmail.com

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The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 6: White Pizza with Capers

Happy Valentine’s Day! Make this pizza tonight for your special date. It is sure to put a smile on their face. The rich, creamy white pizza pairs perfectly with the salty capers. What are your plans for Valentine’s Day? We like to avoid the crowds at restaurants and stay in for this special holiday. This year is my turn to plan (we alternate each year), and we are having pizza, and lots of it. Yesterday, I spent the gorgeous sunny afternoon in my beloved kitchen; baking pizzas and shooting pictures. This is the final week of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest. You are going to love what we have in store for you this week. Remember, if you want to be a part of the final pizza fest summary, email me your blog post link. [Read more...]

The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 5: Potato Pizza with Herbes De Provence

Welcome to Day 5 of The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest! We are rolling right along in our gluten-free pizza series. Today’s recipe is a favorite of mine. It’s delicious and perfect for entertaining. A mouth-watering tip is to make a rich tomato soup to serve with this pizza. Dip the potato pizza in the warm soup. It’s the perfect companion.

The Gluten-Free Pizza Party is rockin’ and rollin’. It will be held at Parkside Restaurant on February 24th, from 7-9 p.m. Cover charge is $20 a person, alcohol is separate. If you are interested in trying a variety of gluten-free pizzas, made with homemade and pre-made crusts, then RSVP here. We look forward to meeting you!

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The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 4: Pizza for Dogs

Introducing our three fur kids: Spike, Red and Mario. These three little ones bring so much joy into our lives. I love animals and I always have. Each one of them is special in their own way. One of the things I find most precious is that they are always there for you, no matter what. No matter how bad of day you might be having; when you come home to your precious dogs, their tails are always wagging and they are so excited to see your face. It always makes me smile. Believe it or not, my dogs favorite treats are raw vegetables, especially raw broccoli. Cheese is also a favorite of theirs, but who doesn’t love cheese? I thought I would treat them to a special snack for Spike’s birthday.

Make sure and stop by the Austin Chronicle website today, or pick up a print version. The newest issue includes restaurants that are gluten-free friendly, edible gluten-free friendly gifts, and book reviews by two of my favorite local gluten-free authors. You don’t want to miss this issue. It is full of helpful information.

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The Gluten-Free Pizza Fest, Day 3: Roasted Garlic and Three Cheese Pizza

I’m a firm believer that garlic makes everything taste better. Roasting garlic brings the flavors to the next level. Not only does the garlic turn into a sweet, nutty paste when roasted; it also makes the house smell heavenly. Roast garlic and add it to sauces, salad dressings, pasta dishes, or spread it on a freshly baked slice of gluten-free bread. Your taste buds will thank you. Just like they will thank you when you try this pizza recipe. Cheese + fresh herbs + tangy tomato sauce + roasted garlic = heavenly combination.

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