With so many gluten-free apps on the market, it can be hard to find one that does it all. Karen Broussard of the GlutenFreeTravelSite has made the app-choosing process easier with the Dine Gluten Free app, available on both iOS and Android.
This free app is simple to use and has a nice, clean look to it. I had no issues with navigation and found it to be very user-friendly. You can easily search for gluten-free-friendly restaurants within a mile radius of your choice. Simply enter a town/city or zip code in the box on the search page. You can even search for places outside the US by choosing that option from the home screen of the app. Once you find a restaurant you’d consider visiting, you can read user-submitted reviews with just the touch of your screen. The app doesn’t stop at restaurants; you can find out the gluten-free status of restaurants, bakeries, markets, hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts.
I found the “Chains” section of Dine Gluten Free to be particularly interesting. To use this section, simply click the “Chains” icon, allow Dine Gluten Free to know your location and a list of chain restaurants across the country will appear in alphabetical order. Once you make your chain restaurant selection, you’ll see a brief description of the restaurant, its location and a link to the gluten-free menu. I can see this making dining out easier when you aren’t in control of the restaurant selection. After visiting a restaurant location, you can even submit a review and share your gluten-free dining experience directly from the app.
Along with the reviews and locations feature, Dine Gluten Free also has sections dedicated to restaurant coupons, a calendar with upcoming events and expos as well as blog posts from the GlutenFreeTravelSite. Pretty convenient, right?