Gluten-free dining in Loudoun

My friend and acupuncturist, Dan Parrish, is trying to form an advocacy group to encourage Loudoun restaurants to offer gluten-free meals. Leesburg Restaurant in downtown Leesburg already accommodates him and others with celiac disease who can’t eat gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley), but he’d like to expand the culinary choices. Restaurant owners have told him they’d like to see proof of interest from a sizable number of potential diners, and so he came up with the idea of forming the group. Members who sign up would receive news from the group about Loudoun restaurant and store promotions about gluten-free specials.

If you’re interested in joining, please contact Dan at

To read a local mom’s perspective on managing food allergies in Loudoun County, including businesses such as bakeries that offer gluten-free products, check out Allergy Free in Loudoun.


One response to “Gluten-free dining in Loudoun

  1. Hi – Thank you for your entry on my blog and I’d like to let you know that I’ve changed the name slightly to Please also note that our local support group no longer supports Chantel’s bakery in Sterling, VA. There have been several mistakes with their products and we do plan on addressing this with the owner so that no child or person is unintentionally made sick or require emergency medical treatment. I did recently taste products from the Lemonade Bakery in Manassas and they focus on allergy free products exclusively. Thanks again!

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