There are many places for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance to go for information, including the national advocacy group, The Celiac Disease Foundation (celiac.org), and a local organization, Healthy Villi (healthyvilli.org).
For a list of gluten-free ingredients, look at "The Essential Gluten-Free Grocery Guide" on the website Triumph Dining (triumphdining.com). The following items are generally considered to be safe, but companies can and do change ingredients. Gluten can be hidden in caramel coloring, modified food starch, and "flavor enhancers." Check labels before you buy.
Bread: Valpiform breads (icaneatit.com); Ener-G Foods (ener-g.com); Gluteno (glutino.com); Food for Life brown-rice or almond-and-rice bread (foodforlife.com), available in the organic freezer section at most Shaw's.
Chips and snacks: Kettle chips (kettlefoods.com); Glutino pretzels (glutino.com); Ener-G pretzels (ener-g.com); Popcorn Indiana flavored popcorn and kettle corn (popcornindiana.com); Robert's American Gourmet Veggie Bootie and cheddar-cheese Pirate's Booty (robscape.com); Lundberg rice chips (lundberg.elsstore.com).
Ice cream: Coldstone Creamery; Ben & Jerry's; some Baskin Robbins flavors.
Meats and cold cuts: Jones Dairy Farm frozen sausage (jonesdairyfarm.com), Applegate Farms cold cuts and hot dogs (applegatefarms.com), Hormel "Natural Choice" cold cuts (hormelfoods.com), most Boar's Head cold cuts (boarshead.com).
Soups: Emeril's All Natural stocks (emerilstore.com).
Sorbet: Gaga's SherBetter (gogagas.com); Haagen Daaz; Edy's Grand.
- Compiled by Lylah Alphonse and Louisa Kasdon