I am so excited to feature a fellow Arizona gluten free blogger and amazing GFF (gluten free friend) Sarah of CanIeathere.com. She and I always have a blast when we are together and laugh ALOT. I can’t wait for you to learn more about her!
Please tell everyone a little about yourself. I’m a wife, mom and celiac. I’m a health fanatic, but I love all things chocolate.
Please tell me about your gluten-free blog. I started CanIEatHere.com with my business partner, Juli La Porte, with the goal of helping those who have celiac disease and food allergies. We wanted to be a resource for those who have difficulty dining out and finding safe, tasty recipes they can actually enjoy. We live with dietary restrictions, so we know exactly how frustrating that can be. We want to help ease that frustration so you can relax at dinner instead of sitting on pins and needles. I also just launched a small bib and t-shirt line for babies and toddlers who have allergies. After our gluten-free daughter was given Cheerios and crackers while at childcare (despite our verbal reminder), we decided to make bibs and shirts that remind babysitters of your child’s needs, even when you can’t be there.
How long have you been blogging? CanIEatHere.com launched the “test” or beta version of our site in April of 2012. Since then, we’ve grown nationwide and are adding thousands of new restaurants each month.
What makes your blog different than anyone else’s? I think a lot of people start blogs or websites as an outlet. A way to vent, find others who can relate, and share their story. We are similar in that sense, but our main goal at CanIEatHere.com is to help people find safe places to eat. We’ve seen far too many “safe” restaurants go out of business because they couldn’t get their name out to their main demographic. We want to help the qualified* restaurants find patrons, and the people find safe places. *qualified: those that understand cross-contact.
What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future? I’d like to grow our listings and really have a sense of community within our website. I think our update (this July) really accommodates this goal.
What do you love about gluten-free blogging most? Honestly? The people I’ve met because of it. I’ve met so many people with the most touching and inspirational stories.
Do you do giveaways? If so, what was your favorite giveaway? We do a few giveaways a month. I’m not sure if I’ve had a favorite, because the giveaways we do are almost all amazing companies. My favorite part of giveaways is that I usually get a sample if it’s food. So I guess the answer would be anything containing chocolate
How can people find you?
For allergy alert apparel, you can visit:
For gluten-free and allergy-friendly restaurants, you can visit: