Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group
Local Chapter #33 of the Celiac Support Association
Welcome to the Western NY Gluten Free Diet Support Group

 

Are you gluten free in Western New York?

Join a welcoming group of individuals who are also gluten free for programs with interesting speakers, completely free gluten free dining events at area restaurants, and much more!

 


 

Our November meeting was all about

"Enjoying the Holidays on a Gluten free Diet"

There was a stuffing bakeoff and the generous chefs

shared their recipes with us, which can be found here.

 


 

 

Our next event is Saturday,  December 10th. 

 

It is our annual Holiday Luncheon which will be held at the

Roycroft Inn in East Aurora.

 

This year we are making the luncheon a fundraising event and will be having a basket raffle! 

 

All are welcome to help by donating an item, gift certificate, or even making a basket for the group to raffle.  

 

We will also have our annual cookie exchange.  


Get your reservations in NOW so you don't miss this amazing event.

 

Details and a reservation form are on our
Dining Events page or by clicking here.

 

 

 

 


What's Happening?

Please click on the links at the top of our page to get detailed information about upcoming meetings, dining events, information about our group, and help with the diet.

 

 

Are you a member who receives our newsletter in the mail, but would prefer to get it electronically?

Not only will you save yourself some clutter, you'll save a tree and save the group money that can be spent on celiac awareness in our community!

To switch to the electronic version (which you can also print out if you decide you'd like a hard copy), just send an email to buffaloglutenfree@gmail.com  with "Newsletter"  in the subject line.

 Once your membership in the group has been confirmed, you will be sent all newsletters to your email in a PDF format. The news will even get to you BEFORE we mail it out to the general membership! 

 

 

BUFFALO AREA GLUTEN FREE RESTAURANTS


Check out Find Me Gluten Free

Click on the link above and find restaurants that cater to the GF diet. Just enter a zipcode and quickly find restaurants and reviews. Join the conversation as well to help keep the website up to date. Put the app on our phone to always be in the know about GF restaurant options.

 

Google Maps is no longer supporting the version of the map program that we use. They are phasing it out. We may try another version of a map program but it is quite time consuming to input all the data. In the meantime, if you have a smartphone, try using of the Guten Free apps for GF restaurants and stores. Here is a link to the latest apps catering to our diet.
GF APPS
We also still have our Google map, although it cannot be updated or edited at this time. Be sure to call the restaurant before going, to ensure they are still open and still offer GF menu items.

Please note: The map will be updated as the group hears of more restaurants/food stores carrying gluten free options. Please email us if you have an addition for our map or know of a current listing that needs updating or has closed. 
email:
Buffaloglutenfree@gmail.com

 

Wegmans Pub Open 

Wegmans Transit Road store has completed an extensive renovation and an expansion that includes The Pub, a full service sit down restaurant. The great news is the extensive gluten free menu. The caution is that the GF menu items are said only to have no gluten containing ingredients but the possibility for cross contamination cannot be ruled out due to use of shared equipment; example the deep fat fryer is not dedicated to gluten free items. Bottom line — a gluten free diner must make his or her personal needs known and make decisions accordingly. (Note that the same inquiries need to be made at ALL restaurants.)

 

 

A Few Words About Area Gluten Free Pizzerias

There have been a growing number of pizzerias in the Western New York area offering Gluten Free pizza options. This is both good and bad news for those of us trying to manage the GF diet and safely eat a Buffalo favorite. Some restaurants use a pizza that has been prepared in a GF facility and baked in a way to avoid cross-contamination. Others use a GF crust and add their own ingredients. Some restaurants have very good GF kitchen protocols in place while others do not. We have had members tell us of positive and negative dining experiences at the same establishments! With such a large number of restaurants now offering GF pizza, it would be difficult to include them all on our website.
Instead, check out your local pizzeria that has GF pizza options and ask how the pizza is made: Are GF toppings kept separate - Do kitchen staff change gloves - Do they bake the pies in a separate oven/pan - Do they use designated GF utensils?
Only you can determine if the pizza you eat is actually safe for you. Be your best advocate. Educate your local establishments. Many places would like to accommodate the GF diet but do not have a full understanding of it. Also, use the Facebook page to let others know what you've learned.
Mangia!

Annual Dues

 

Membership Dues for Renewing Members are $15.00 per calendar year.

New Membership Dues are $20.00

Please make your check payable to WNYGFDSG, Inc. in the amount of $15.00 or $20.00 (and any donation that you feel inclined to make) and mail to:

             WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group
             P.O. BOX 1835
            Williamsville
NY 14231

You may also pay your dues at any of our support group meetings.

 

Your dues help promote celiac disease education and awareness in the Western New York area and also offer you many benefits.

 

  • Receive the quarterly newsletter, filled with information about upcoming events, recipes, and articles of interest to our group.
  • Enjoy discount admission to dining events throughout the year.
  • Your dues help defray the costs involved in running the group, including: mailings, educational events, meetings, and this website.

Thank you for helping WNY Gluten Free Diet Support Group reach so many in our community.

 

 

YOUR SWEET TOOTH WILL BE SATISIFIED WITH THESE AMAZING AREA BAKERIES

 

Kith and Kin
(formerly:
 Better Way Gluten Free Bakery)

New(er) location - 6429 Dysinger Road Lockport, NY, 14094

Hours
Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Closed: Sun & Mon

A Better Way Bakery has a growing selection of the most delicious 100% gluten free baked goods and is now serving breakfast and lunch at their new location. Don't miss their FISH FRY every Friday - battered or breaded it is an amazing treat.

 

Check out their website at the link above. They also have a facebook page. Great to have a 100% GF bakery in the northtowns!

 

 

Vin-Chet Pastry Shop/Gluten Free Baked Goods

2178 Kensington Amherst, NY 14226

839-0871

Get more information on their website.

 

 Vin-Chet has achieved Gluten Free Certification from the National Celiac Support Association. Congratulations to them and a huge thank-you for all their efforts on our behalf!
Please Check out their website -
Gluten Free Baked Goods

 

"We are a bake shop with the mission of creating baked goods that taste great and, "by the way...", are also Gluten Free. We carry pizza and pizza crusts, rolls, muffins, cakes and cupcakes, cookies, corn dogs, pierogies, quick breads, pies and pie crusts. We keep adding menu items and take special orders as well."  

 

 

 

Bon Bon Gluten Free Bakery
1298 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, New York 14224
716-704-5993

Bon Bon's Bakery is a baked good store that is 100%  gluten free, without the sacrifice of taste.
They are open Wednesday - Friday, 3 - 7 PM & Saturday 9 - 3.  Bon Bon's has GF cookies, filled cupcakes, "twinkies", danishes, rolls and more.
     

 

Simply Sweet of WNY Gluten Free Baked Goods

5742 Main Street - Williamsville, New York 14221

716.204.8286

The newest GF bakery is located on Main Street in the village of Williamsville.
Hours: Tu - TH, 10:00 - 5:00, Fri 10:00 - 6, Sat 9:00 - 3:00

 

Shabtai Bakery is Back
Do you remember the delicious baked goods from Shabtai Bakery?  Many wondered where they went. Their bakery was destroyed in Hurrican Sandy, 3 years ago. But Shabtai is now back in business, at least in a limited fashion for now.  Please check out the following information and check them out on the web.

"As you may know, our bakery was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy 3 years ago. My father recently started baking again from his home and is offering his Rainbow Cookies and Devils Food Swiss Stix
in small batch productions. 
His ultimate goal is to rent a small local bakery to start a larger scale gluten and dairy free production."

 

      

 CELIAC NEWS - LOCAL AND AROUND THE WORLD

 

Check out our Facebook Page!

Our group has a Facebook group page.This is a place to share and discuss everything about gluten free living in the Buffalo area. You can start discussion threads, ask questions, and share your gluten free ideas. Click here for the Facebook page.

 

 

 



 

 

Check out GlutenFreeTravelSite.com

Visitors to the site will be able to quickly and easily access travel reviews organized by geographic region and read about others’ personal experiences traveling and dining out in any part of the world. The site is user-based and you are encouraged to submit a review sharing your experience from a hotel, resort, cruise, or favorite restaurant. Pass the word along to your friends & family. So...let's put Buffalo, New York on the map as a Celiac friendly community by posting reviews to our restaurants. 


Do you like to cook and bake? Our group has a number of copies of  Pleasing the Gluten-Free Palate, a wonderful resource for Gluten-Free cooking, ready for you to purchase. Also, our library has a number of wonderful Gluten-Free cookbooks for you to borrow (when you become a member) and create to your heart's (and stomach's) content. Also, check out this website's list of GF recipes. Do you have a favorite recipe that you could share with us? Let the webmaster know!

We LOVE to share!