Preparing for a date can come with a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. The pressures of getting it “right” are very real. The planning with the goal to impress your date can be more stressful than one can tolerate. But what if your date is gluten-free and you have no clue what that means? So let’s start with what gluten is. Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease. Whether one chooses to eat gluten-free or is a celiac, things to avoid are pastas, bread, fried foods and some soups to name a few.
What does this mean for you? That last thing you want to do is to plan a dinner at a restaurant that your date can’t eat at. Here are a 5 type of restaurants to avoid if your date is gluten-free:
Luckily, most restaurants now offer gluten-free options for those who do not eat gluten. However, best practice for a first date is to play it safe and be considerate of the other person. Also, typically gluten-free menus can be pretty limiting, and do not have much variety for your date to choose from. The most important things you want to consider is making your date for comfortable and considered when planning the date. The thought you put into your day or evening can set the tone for the rest of the relationship.