World's largest online directory of gluten free restaurants expands to North America

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Dining and traveling is now easier for those managing celiac, wheat allergies & special diets with

Individuals looking for gluten-free eating options can now quickly find pizzerias, bakeries, restaurants, hotels, spas and even breweries located in North America! Since the European launch in 2005, the innovative database - has become the one stop solution for gluten-free guests searching online to find places they can trust close-to-home or on-the-road. With the introduction of North American establishments sponsored by GlutenFree Passport®, over 3500 venues are available across the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Mallorca, New Zealand and the UK.

" is a unique destination that allows individuals to easily preview venues that cater to their special dietary requirements. At the same time, it offers restaurant operators and food service providers the opportunity to showcase their establishments with photos, menus, descriptions, links and much more," states Kim Koeller, President of GlutenFree Passport®. "Based upon the findings of our recent global research study - Understanding Gluten and Allergen-Free Experiences of Guests & Hospitality Worldwide, 65% of the 2050+ gluten-free guests surveyed from 29 countries, find places to eat based on recommendations from others on gluten-free diets or the availability of a gluten-free menu! addresses both of these needs!" is designed to assist the 100+ million Americans and 300+ million individuals globally requiring special diets. Gluten-free and allergen-free lifestyles are a necessity for those diagnosed with wheat allergies, food sensitivities and celiac disease--a genetic auto-immune disorder reflected in a permanent intolerance to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Recent studies also indicate that those with autism, ADD and ADHD may benefit from gluten-free diets.

"As the number of individuals requiring special diets increases worldwide, the global demand for an innovative, reliable online database increases. Eating out and travel are the most frequently cited concerns for those managing gluten-free and allergen-free diets," notes Robert La France, Executive Vice-President of GlutenFree Passport®. "Gluten-free guests and eating establishments can now visit to find trusted places, recommend new venues to others or showcase their current gluten-free offerings. This is a free service for consumers and eating establishments can reach this community for about 'a dollar a day'. By giving visitors verified eating options based upon their destination, the special diet guest can finally dine or travel with comfort and ease by having a safe source of quality information at their fingertips. In addition, with guests, hospitality professionals and communities working together, gluten-free diets can become universally supported everywhere."

GlutenFree Passport® is a health education firm that delivers innovative gluten-free and allergen-free client solutions and research programs on a worldwide basis. As creators of the award-winning book series - Let's Eat Out! Your Passport to Living Gluten and Allergy Free, the internationally recognized team of experts offers consulting services to the culinary, hospitality, travel, healthcare and product manufacturing industries. For more information, please visit

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