Friday, June 1, 2012

Getting Ready for the Summer!

Hello Readers,

The requests for places to eat and shop on the Outer Banks has started for the summer.  I wanted to let you know of places I like to eat at or places my friends have recommended that are enjoyable for people that eat gluten-free.

 1. Sun Dogs  (in the Food Lion Parking Lot)- The staff has always been very kind to me.  Tell your server that you can not eat gluten. They do not have a gluten free menu but I have been served items that may not be on the menu that are delicious!  They also have gluten free beer and hard cider available. In the evening it is a bar atmosphere. 

Address: 807-M Ocean Trail Corolla 27927  Phone: (252) 453-4263
 2. Food Lion Corolla- This Food Lion is getting better and better every year.  They have a frozen section of pizza, breads, frozen dinners in one isle and then in another they have boxed cookies and dry goods that take up about half the isle.  If you want something special call the manager before your trip to see if he/she can get it for you.  They are doing a really good job!
805 Ocean Trail, Corolla (252) 453-4544

3. Mile Dianna's Grill Room -- Free standing building in the Timbuck 2 shopping center behind the go car track- 85% the of menu is gluten-free. Only a few appetizers and soups are not gluten free. Lunch 12-3 and dinner 5-10.  children are welcome reservations recommended USDA prime beef, fresh seafood (some local)and sushi (ask for GF soy sauce) Has GF chocolate torte and other treats available.
777 Sunset Blvd Corolla

4. The Shack (Coffee shop and Beer Garden)
Very good coffee and smoothies and in their beer garden they have wonderful hard cider! Very casual.  

1148 Ocean Trail Corolla

5. Sanderling Inn Lifesaving Station- They  have Gluten Free bread! Wow and double wow! It is a pleasure to go out and have a mini hamburger and have the bread!   Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.  Seafood, salads and steaks are their specialty.  Children are welcome. Call ahead and tell them that you are gluten-free and Clara sent you! I love this place!! 

1461 Duck Rd. • Duck, NC 27949
800.701.4111 Ext. 127.

6. Paper Canoe-Open only for Dinner 5-10 Monday- Saturday
They do not have a gluten free menu but are happy to provide food that is delicious.  Please call ahead to see what they can do for you.
 1564 Duck Road Duck 27949
 (252) 715-2220

7. Tommy's Gourmet Market and Wine Emporium
Living in Corolla, I need to pass Tommy's going down island.  I can't help but stop and buy one Gluten-Free Muffin (yes one!) on the way to where I am going and sometimes I will stop and get one for the way back.  Fresh muffins that have been made in a GF kitchen and that I can buy one at a time...Yes,Yes this place is for me!  Call ahead if you have a party and need a whole bunch of muffins or a cake made. They have a freezer section with Udi's breads and a nice selection of fresh fish, but for me its all in the muffins!

 1242 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 261-8990

8. Blue Point

This is a restaurant with a wonderful view! They serve lunch and dinner. Call for reservations Tell your server that you are gluten-free.  Seafood is delicious and they serve salads pork and beef as well. This is a nice place to go after you walk around and shop in the little stores in Duck.

1240 Duck Road  Duck, NC 27949

(252) 261-8090

Southern Shores

9. Coastal Provisions

They are a restaurant and wine bar.  The also have a small grocery.  Call for reservations Tell the waiter that you are gluten-free. Items that are possibilities include steaks, seafood and salads.  Ask about the sides (grilled vegetables and mashed potatoes are delicious!) In their grocery they have chef prepared meals. On Monday from 11-7 you can buy one get one free.  Just re-heat it at home. In season their oyster bar is open 11-7 (seating is outside)

1 Ocean Blvd. Southern Shores  (In the Southern shores Crossing center, this is the shopping center on the left as you start to go up to the northern beaches)
Phone: (252)-480-0023

10. Ritas-
Oh yum!!!  Frozen Custard and Ice.  They do have a gluten-free menu!!! Yes..even on the Outer Banks there is a place with a gluten free menu and great custard!  If Wanda is working tell her "Hi" for me. They are in the same shopping center as the Food Lion in Southern Shores!

Milepost one at the Market Place in Southern Shores (between Starbucks and Mattress Discounters)
Phone: 252-441-4237

11. High Cotton- This is an excellent place to go with kids! I love their BBQ and ribs. The atmosphere is very causal. Tell your waitress you are gluten-free! Their prices are excellent!

 5230 Virginia Dare Trail N, Kitty Hawk NC (mile post 2 on the beach road) 27949 (252) 255-2275

12. Black Pelican-
Tell your waitress you are gluten free.  We have had a gluten-free meeting here and all enjoyed seafood.

3848 Virginia Dare Trail North  Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 ( milepost 4 on the Ocean Road)

(252) 261-3171                                                                              

13. Five guys Burgers and Fries

Occasionally I need to share an order of french fries from a dedicated fryer.  The fries are great and it reminds me of my first home in Arlington Virginia.  Ask the manager if you want a no bun hamburger.  They are messy but good.  

1203 S. Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills

Phone: 252-255-0006

I hope this is enough to get you started.  We rent out our house at the beach for the summer.  Maybe it is the only gluten-free friendly beach house on the Outer Banks???  I don't know...tell me what you think.  Next year should I provide a gluten free bag of goodies for my guests that are gluten-free???

Have a great summer and I will be back in September.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Winter Meetings

Happy Holidays to all of you!

This winter we have decided to schedule meetings in local restaurants.  This winters goal is to go to restaurants, take pictures of our gluten-free meals, enjoy each others company and make a nice online brochure of safe places we can eat.

Anyone that would like to join us, please do!  Below you will find our schedule.  Please do call the restaurant ahead of coming to tell them you are part of our the Gluten Intolerance Group of the Outer Banks.  If you have specific questions for the restaurant, they can answer them. I have called the three restaurants and they expect to be open on the dates below.  By calling the restaurant, you will be sure that they did not have any major changes in their schedule.

Thursday January 5, 2012 (6:00 PM)  Asian Bistro (Chinese Cuisine and Sushi Bar): 3919 N Croatan Hwy (Milepost 4)   US 158, Kitty Hawk NC    Telephone: 252-261-1946

 Wednesday February 8, 2012 (6:00 PM) Black Pelican Ocean Front Cafe: 3848 Virginia Trail in Kitty Hawk Milepost 4 on the Beach Road) Kitty Hawk NC Telephone 252-261-3171

Thursday March 15 (6:00 PM) Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe: 7623 S Virginia Dare Trail  Nags Head, North Carolina (252) 441-5405

If you have questions for me, please call (252-453-9221)

Looking forward to seeing you!

Clara Schneider

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Please come to our October meeting of The Gluten Intolerance Group of the Outer Banks

Happy Fall!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer.  We did not plan a September Meeting of the Gluten Intolerance Group of the Outer Banks as I encouraged everyone to attend the Multi-Specialty Symposium on Gluten Intolerance in Richmond.  For those that did not get to attend, at the October meeting, I will give a brief report on the informative presentations by many specialists in the field of gluten intolerance. 

October's meeting will take place at my house and it should be a good time to talk to old friends, make new ones and have a great time.  Please bring a gluten-free dish for all to share and include the ingredients on a piece of paper.  People that have more than one food intolerance especially need this information.  I have lots of room and will have the hot tub available for those that would like to take a dip.   Our meetings are open to all that have gluten intolerance and for those that would like to learn more about living gluten-free.

Date: Sunday October 23rd
Time: 2:30-6:30 PM
Place: 1240 Atlantic Avenue, Corolla NC 27927
RSVP if you can come to Clara Schneider at 252-453-9221

I can't wait to see you!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Remember to come to the Weeping Radish May 12th new start time 5:30 PM

Hello All Gluten-Free and Gluten-Free Friendly People!

I hope all of you can come to the "Weeping Radish", Thursday May 12th at 5:30 PM.  Chef Mike is planning to serve all of his favorite sandwiches and specials Gluten-Free just for us!  The prices are extremely reasonable.  As a result of the request of our group, he has learned a lot about gluten-free needs.  In fact on the next printing of his menu, he will highlight gluten-free choices!

Please invite your friends (gluten-free and gluten eaters) to support us in our first venture towards getting wonderful, TASTY gluten-free restaurant selections on the Outer Banks and in mainland Currituck  and Dare Counties.

Please call the Weeping Radish (restaurant) at 252-491-5205 for a reservation.  If you can come at the last minute, please do, but call if you can.

I will talk a little about getting together in the fall and possible dates for our fall meeting. I know we all get way to busy for our support group to meet in the summer.

Weeping Radish Farm Brewery
Address: 6810 Caratoke Hwy Grandy
, NC 27947 (252) 491-5205 
Located on 24 acres in Grandy, NC on Highway 168/158 between Norfolk, Virginia & Outer Banks, North Carolina.



Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Angel Food Ministries

It has been brought to my attention by my good friend Kate that Angel Food Ministries has a host site right here on the Outer Banks! Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit food cooperative. They provide  high quality food boxes that will allow you to make the most of your dollar.

  The best thing that is offered is an allergen-free (no gluten, peanuts, soy, milk,eggs, fish, crustaceans, peanuts or tree-nuts) box. May's box ($25.00), provides 1 pound of chicken breast nuggets, 1 pound of breaded chicken tenderloin, 1 pound of breaded breast fillet patties, 1 pound breaded boneless chicken wings and 1 pound breaded cubed steak. Remember this is all GLUTEN-FREE!!! If you have gluten-free children they will be ecstatic to enjoy foods that are usually forbidden.

Other boxes offered include a fresh fruit and vegetable box (approximately  1/2 bushel) for $24.00 or a box of 8 NY strip steaks (each 10 oz) for $26.00. There are other boxes for you to consider as well. Beware that not all the boxes are gluten-free.

For more information go to or call 252-441-5897.  The address for pick-up is Outer Banks Presbyterian Church at 907 S. Croatan Hwy/MP8.5 Kill Devil Hills, NC 27928.  Pick-up time is usually 1 Saturday a month between 8:30-9:30am.  For those of you that are out of our wonderful outer banks area, please call 1-888-819-3745 as there are pick-up locations throughout the South.

Please enjoy this great community service!



Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Did you hear? Gluten Free Rice Krispies are coming out!

I am so excited! Kellogg's is coming out with "Gluten Free Rice Krispies". It should be available in June 2011.

For more information go to their website:


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

OBX Gluten-Free Support!

I always try do my best and research the subject thoroughly before starting anything!  Gluten intolerance and Celiac disease are  afflictions that affect many people.  I was diagnosed a few years ago with Celiac disease.  The therapy for this and gluten intolerance is to eat gluten-free.  After a period of feeling sorry for myself, filled with regrets for all the foods I could no longer consume, I decided to start fighting back.  It became clear to me the level of knowledge concerning the subject among the general population, and more particularly food stores and restaurants was quite sorrowful.  What further struck me was that it is not nearly as difficult to reasonably accommodate people such as myself as most would think.
I thought, what do I want?    For me and others like me, I wanted great gluten-free food served in restaurants and a place to go for support. 

What did I do?   I started a gluten-free support group on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I prepared an information session on Celiac disease and  gluten-intolerance, posted advertisements and invited everyone I could think of to come to my first meeting.  I was told to expect 5-6 people and was overwhelmed to find 16 people came!   I presented my slides and then the group voted on which national Celiac or gluten-free group to join.  Because of what it offered, flexibility and cost, the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) was unanimously selected.  We have now started the official process of joining!

We decided we will  meet at a local restaurant for our next meeting.  Chef Mike of the "Weeping Radish Restaurant", will accommodate our GF needs. He is going to work hard on recipes and I have agreed to double check ingredients and procedures.  Our next function will be Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 6:00 PM. Please call Chef Mike if you can join us.  I just can't wait! I have purchased items such as pastrami and "Bone Suckin' Mustard" and "Teriyaki Style Sauce" to take home from the Weeping Radish Butchery in the past.  They are, of course, all gluten-free and delicious!
Please come join us at the restaurant on the 12th, meet some of our group members and enjoy a worry free, scrumptious dinner. All are welcome to come and Mike's menu is reasonable in price. I would love to meet you!   (Weeping Radish Eco Farm & Brewery 6810 Caratoke Hwy Grandy, NC 27939 (252) 491-5205

Happy Gluten Free Eating!