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Celiac disease in college: How to get gluten-free food delivery

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Celiac disease in college food

College students who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivities face unique challenges. It is not easy to find gluten-free food that can be delivered to their dorms or apartments. However, several online companies have simplified the process and have created more options for college students who crave a gluten-free pizza they can eat without fear.


If you are a college student who is tired of your school’s meal plans, then you may want to consider food delivery services. Today’s students with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities have more options. However, it is still important to ask questions before you order and stay aware of potential cross-contamination issues. If a restaurant uses a shared kitchen for its gluten-free menu items, then the risk of cross-contamination is higher.

OrderUp is available in many cities around the country, and you can check to see if your college is on the list. This service allows you to order food online for individuals or groups and ask for delivery. You can arrange a specific delivery time or ask for your food to arrive ASAP. The number of gluten-free options varies based on your location, so you will have to check the list before you order. On most menus, you will see the GF symbol for gluten-free. There are also restaurants listed in the vegetarian and healthy choice categories.

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GrubHub is available around the country, and you can search for gluten-free restaurants in your city on this site. After you have selected the city, you can browse for restaurants that fit your criteria and order food that will be delivered. It is important to keep in mind that each restaurant decides its own delivery range, and some may require a minimum amount before they will deliver. You also have the option to pick up the food instead of having it delivered.

Eat24 has more than 1,500 cities on its site, and you can select gluten-free restaurants. You can order your food online and wait for it to be delivered. The site allows you to redeem coupons online, check Yelp reviews and see recommendations from other users.

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