One of the hardest things about maintaining a gluten free diet is actually sticking to it. Between work and other activities, you’re constantly on the go, so you don’t have two hours to spend pouring over product labels as you grocery shop or order dinner out. While we always suggest that you double-checking labels and/or asking a chef or manufacturer before consuming a product or meal, we’ve compiled a list of smartphone apps that can make daily tasks like grocery shopping or eating out easier.
Find Me Gluten Free is a free iPhone and Android app that allows you to view menus, get directions, or call each restaurant. You can also read other users’ ratings or reviews for each restaurants or post your own. Find Me Gluten Free has also introduced two features that are in beta; a recipes tab that allows you to search through gluten-free recipes, and a product tab that you can use to scan product barcodes or browse products to locate gluten-free options.
Gluten Free Restaurant Items is a $1.99 iPhone and Android app that helps you locate and create lists of gluten free options that are available at popular fast food chains and restaurants. All of this information is stored on your smartphone so you don’t have to use Internet data to to access it.
Gluten Free Registry is a $1.99 iPhone and Android app that assists you in location gluten-free friendly restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops, caterers/chefs, grocery stores, vacation/resort accommodations and more. You can also use this app to view menus, read/add your own reviews and ratings, or call a business.
Allergy & Gluten Free Diet Tracker by Fooducate is a $4.99 iPhone app that allows you to scan a grocery store product’s bar code, browse by category or search for products to see if they contain gluten or other food allergens. You can also discuss your findings with other users, take pictures of product warning labels, call the manufacturer for more information, and see healthy, allergen-free alternatives.
ipiit, The Food Ambassador is a free iPhone and Android app that helps you locate gluten free food products. Scan item bar codes, customize your food preferences (ex: gluten-free, lactose-free, etc.), compare products, and read users’ ratings or add your own.
Now go get yourself a gluten-free snack!