Locate Special Diet for iPhone and Android


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The day has finally come!

I’m so excited to announce the launch of the Locate Special Diet mobile applications for iPhone and Android.

Download the Locate Special Diet app for FREE from iTunes or Google Play!

Locate Special Diet

Our mission is to help you find local places that offer gluten-free, vegetarian or organic food or drink options.


- Search for businesses near you

- Choose your dietary preferences (gluten-free, vegetarian, organic)

- Save your dietary preferences in your settings once you have created an account; or filter by dietary preference when you search

- Narrow your search by restaurants, grocery stores, and places with drinks

- Filter restaurants by type of food (ex: Italian)

- Save businesses and tips to your favorites list

- Submit tips and view public favorite tips

- Share places you like on Facebook and Twitter

- View business websites, call the business and view map directions

- Submit menu photos and businesses on the go

We are adding new businesses every week. We currently have listings in over 27 U.S. Cities and growing.

Note: Austin, Texas is the currently the only city in the database with a full listing of drink options around you. We are working hard to expand this option to other cities, and will soon, but we need your help! Let us know what places you like to grab a gluten-free beer, shop for gluten-free drinks, or grab an organic non-alcoholic beverage.

Current Locate Special Diet Cities (does not include small towns and new areas just added):

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

Locate Special Diet: iTunes, Android, Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest


Vegetarian Restaurants in Austin (South, Central, Downtown)


This is my second and final contribution to the 2012 Austin Food Blogger Alliance City Guide...which goes LIVE tomorrow (click here to see my gluten-free dinner list in Austin). Make sure and check out the guide to read over 75 posts from some of Austin’s most active food bloggers. We have done the research for you and have come up with great lists for everything from Asian fusion dining to the best coffee bars in Austin.

This post will cover Vegetarian restaurants in south, central and downtown Austin. [Read more...]

ATX Gluten-Free News: May 2010

I have lots of Austin gluten-free news to report this week! I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful spring time weather. This week is my birthday week, which for the first time in my life, I am not that excited about. Maybe it is because I am getting older? In the past years, I took it as an excuse to celebrate all month-long. This time, I want it to pass as quickly as possible! :)  I am finished with another semester of graduate school and have a month off- a much-needed break. I’ll be spending some time getting my website up and going, catching some gorgeous Texas rays and testing some recipes. [Read more...]

Wild Wood Art Cafe: St. Patrick’s Dinner, 3/13/10

Wild Wood Art Cafe: Gluten Free St. Patrick’s Dinner for Saturday March 13, 2010

Please RSVP and select your dish by Wednesday 3/10 at 5 pm

Join host Joan Griffith by arriving at 6:30 pm
Beef Bouillon with Greens
Green Pea (vegan)
Emerald Isle Green Salad
Choice of Meats
Corned Beef and Cabbage, w/ Spinach-Potatoes
Trout with herbs en papillotte, w/Spinach Potatoes & Spicy Slaw
Root Vegetable Ragu, with Rice and Spicy Cole Slaw
Irish Chocolate Surprise Cake
Strawberries and Clotted Cream
Rice Pudding with Wild Berries (vegan)

Make sure and RSVP today!

Wild Wood Art Cafe
3663 Bee Cave Rd suite 4A  78746


ATX Gluten-Free News: March 2010

The first signs of Spring are starting to appear- warmer days (besides the freakish snow storm we had last week!), flowers blooming, birds chirping. It is a beautiful time to be in Austin, Texas. There has been some great news in the gluten-free area of Austin recently. Many places  are becoming more gluten-free friendly. Here are some updates on Austin gluten-free news:

Maggiano’s opened up in The Domain this week. They do not have an actual gluten-free menu, but I was told from one of the people at Brinker International that- the Chefs “take pride in creating meals for people with food allergies and Celiac Disease.” They serve a rice pasta as a substitution and may be able to customize dishes to accommodate those with food allergens, such as gluten or nuts. [Read more...]

The Grove Wine Bar and Kitchen

The Grove, a locally owned wine bar and kitchen, is located in the heart of Westlake. Their mission: to provide a casual, inviting atmosphere where families and friends may come together for a pleasant tasting meal and a wonderful glass of wine. They have succeeded at both and The Grove continues to impress me every time I visit. The best thing about the restaurant- their ginormous oak tree out back with the intertwining Christmas lights that give a unique, romantic atmosphere.

The menu does not list gluten-free items but they do offer a gluten-free rice pasta as well as gluten-free pizza crusts (Gluten-Free Kneads). Normally when I visit The Grove, I am in a pizza mood. Their pizzas are great and hit the spot every time. My favorite is the Top Shelf pizza-  a blend of marinara, garlic, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and basil. [Read more...]

Gluten-Free “Uncooking Class” with Chef Virginia Morgan

Virginia Morgan is the Executive Chef of Borboleta cafe, a gluten-free, raw, vegan establishment located on West Sixth Street. This Sunday, December 6th from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Chef Morgan will be teaching an “Uncooking Class” where she will share her favorite gluten-free, raw holiday recipes. This class is $135 per person and will include all recipes and food samples, as well as her tips and tricks for creating a wonderful gluten-free meal. The “Uncooking Class” is held at the famous Casa De Luz, another popular vegan restaurant in town. (1701 Toomey Road). To sign up call: (512) 828-7404.

For more information:

Austin Gluten Free Examiner: Borboleta Restaurant Review (Service 100% better, Food is 100% lovely)

Casa De Luz

Borboleta Gourmet

Gluten-Free Holiday Recipe: Cranberry-Apple Sauce

I first came across this wonderful recipe on the Food Network show Big Daddy, by Aaron McCargo Junior , who won The Next Food Network Star a couple years ago. (I would love to try out for that show someday!) . I have not been impressed with his recipes thus far until I came across this beauty. I of course, felt compelled to make some changes. Next year, I would like to make my own, original cranberry sauce. I have some fabulous ideas!

This recipe calls for a large amount of sugar. I try to be sugar-free most of the time but since it is the holidays, it’s alright to indulge in your sweet tooth. Especially when a tart, sweet recipe is paired with the Perfect Roasted Turkey.

The “tweaked” recipe is below. To see the original click here. [Read more...]

Sour Cream Cornbread Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I love to watch the Food Network during the holiday season. There are always many useful tips- from decorating to holiday recipes. I saw this recipe on The Food Network show: Dear Food Network; where many of their top chefs share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes that they will be serving this year. This particular one caught my eye; it sounded delicate and delicious. I bought Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Cornbread mix and made a few variations. For the original recipe, click here.  The muffins came out fantastic. They are plump, moist and full of flavor.

Here is my altered version of her recipe: [Read more...]

Kale Crisps

Daily Juice, one of my favorite restaurants and juice bars in town recently started their own line of products. One of their products that I absolutely adore is their Kale Krisps (Yes, they spell crisps with a “K”). Crisp, crunchy kale with spicy nacho flavors. Even the kale-hater would devour a whole bag. Personally, I find the nacho flavors to be a tad bit overwhelming and strong. I prefer simple flavors that don’t overshadow the unique flavor of kale. The Daily Juice Kale Krisps retail at People’s Rx for $8.00; which I think is steep for kale that may be purchased at a grocery store for $1.20. [Read more...]