Israel Restaurants Going Gluten Free? - Celiac Disease
Jun 27 2008

Israel Restaurants Going Gluten Free?

Today while scouring the internet for Celiac news, I noticed a quick article in the Jewish Press about restaurants in Israel.   It appears that many are going healthy, including many gluten free alternatives:

Jerusalem – The website of 2Eat, ( a popular Israeli Hebrew restaurant, reports that 85 percent of Israel’s restaurants now offer healthy or dietetic options to diners that often include a salad bar.

Restaurateurs who were polled said that more than one-third of their lunchtime customers order a green salad or some other salad with their meal compared to 20 percent last year.

Noam Shaked, who manages the website, said that some 8 percent of the restaurants offer a separate healthy foods menu including calorie counts of items. Even fast food chains such as McDonaldsand the popular coffee chain Aroma are providing options for diabetics and celiac sufferers. Shaked said that out of the 100 restaurant owners polled, one third said there is an increasing demand from customers for healthier menu choices.

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