We’re excited to share the news that Gluten-Free Living Magazine has recognized Café Avalaun as a resource for people dealing with Celiac disease or those who choose to follow a gluten-free diet for other reasons.

Gluten-Free Living has been providing 150,000+ readers with trusted and reliable information about the gluten-free diet and lifestyle since 1995. The magazine reports on medical research, ingredients, and labeling issues, shares recipes, and offers guidance for those who live gluten-free. In the July/August issue, which hits newsstands today, GFL spotlights the country’s best gluten-free restaurants in an easy to use map and listing, noting Café Avalaun as a top choice for Ohio.

Our chef/owner, Brian Doyle, first gained regional acclaim with his catering company, Sow Food, which was in operation through 2015. When his family decided to follow a gluten-free diet for medical reasons, Brian decided to go back to school, and attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to get specialized training, which in turn inspired the launch of his new restaurant, Café Avalaun.

Open since September 2015, Café Avalaun was the first 100% gluten-free restaurant and bakery in Northeast Ohio, and is a leading force in the area’s gluten free community. While other Cleveland-area eateries are beginning to recognize the need to appeal to the Celiac community, there is always a risk of cross-contamination if the establishment is not a dedicated gluten-free facility. 

In the United States, approximately 3 million people have celiac disease. Of the 3 million who have this disease only 5% know they have it. A person with Celiac waits an average of 6 to 11 years before being correctly diagnosed. There are no pharmaceutical treatments or cures for celiac disease. A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for celiac disease today.

In addition to national coverage, Café Avalaun has also found its place locally, having been named in 2016 as Northeast Ohio’s best gluten-free restaurant by Cleveland.com readers. We offer a wide variety of crepes, CreperittosTM (our signature rolled crepes), paninis, soups, salads and a mouth-watering bakery case. Our restaurant is also soy-free and peanut-free, making it a safe option for people with many kinds of dietary restrictions.

“At its core, Café Avalaun serves great food that just happens to be gluten free,” explains Chef Doyle.

To see Gluten-Free Living’s National Restaurant Travel Guide, click here.