gluten free restaurants and stores


Jul 20th, 2013, 09:44 AM
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gluten free restaurants and stores

Please tell where to find gluten free food stores and restaurants in the Quepos and Manual Antonio area. Thanks. Frtzt
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Jul 20th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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There's a Super Joseth store where you could check. I don't think it would be hard to find gluten free restaurants since most places serve beef, chicken, fresh seafood, rice, plantains, beans, salad, and fresh fruit. Where are you staying?
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Jul 21st, 2013, 12:27 PM
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You should find some gluten free products at Super Joseth and Super Mas in Quepos. For a bit more variety, AutoMercado in Playa Herradura is a good bet. (If you are traveling via vehicle, approx. 1 1/4 hour before Quepos.) For restaurants, Miguelito's in Quepos has great gluten free pizza and they deliver too. For other restaurants in the area, you'll need to simply choose carefully off the menu. Anything breaded (empanizado) would be a no-no, but most restaurants are willing to work with you by simply asking for the item to be a la plancha or parilla. Corn torillas are easily substituted for flour. Very few menus (well almost none!) will have a subheading that indicates it is gluten free but with a bit of creativity, you should be fine! Hope it helps!
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Jul 21st, 2013, 02:40 PM
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We were eating gluten free over month in Manuel Antonio. It was easy, just cooking our own food and we didn't have to worry about eating some crap in restaurants or ready made stuff. We were lucky that the hostel ( had communal kitchen. Shops in Quepos have many ingredients for cooking such foods. Gluten is actually not the only thing to worry in Costa Rica. They add loads of MSG to some foods like spices. If you don't like it, read the fine prints in labels very carefully. Costa Ricans don't seem to mind about nourishing themselves with MSG and other chemicals.
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