You Take Your Chances
Yesterday I talked about cross contamination with gluten and gluten free foods. Last night I went out to eat at “Doubles” which serves breakfast all day long, and knowing that eggs, sausage and hash browns are pretty much all gluten free I ordered them for my dinner. At first I was pretty excited that we finally found a restaurant that both my husband and I could both get dinner at, after driving by many different restaurants I knew were not gluten free or had made me really sick. However to my dismay I could see how they were making the food, they had bread everywhere, grabbing it without gloves then picking up the sausages to put down onto the grill, right where some buns had just been! So realizing I would not be able to safely eat the sausages I had ordered I thought,”OK, well I still have eggs and hash browns that must be made separate”. But then they made the hash browns right where they took the rag they had just cleaned where the buns were and cleaned the grill where they threw the hash browns…so there goes that idea. The only thing I could see that was made separate were the eggs. I did eat the eggs, but only the eggs not touching the hash browns or sausages.
Eating out you always take chances of possibly getting glutened. And it is frustrating when the employees don’t understand why you need to have a burger without a bun (and sometimes just take the bun off, not to go through the effort to make a new one). But that is the society we live in… those who have food allergies, and those who don’t and don’t understand (or care) why or how eating something that once had a bun will make one sick.
On another note, I am out of chocolate chex…time to go grocery shopping.