From Sandy Davis, RD: I would not recommend Gigi’s for gluten free cupcakes. They are prepared in the same kitchen and there are not controls in place to prevent cross-contamination. The following is from the Gigi website:
Gigi Cupcake Allergy Information
“Despite the fact that we bake and offer cupcakes without gluten and/or nuts, all of our cupcakes are prepared fresh in the same kitchen, allowing for the potential of cross-contamination. Our baking equipment comes in contact with peanuts, other nuts, nut oils and extracts, as well as products containing gluten. Therefore, our cupcakes cannot be certified as a nut-free or gluten-free product.”
From Kaitlyn: Just wanted to let everyone know Hey Cupcake at Canton Mart in Jackson will make gluten-free cupcakes by special order. I had the strawberry today and they were WONDERFUL!!!!
From Marilyn: I found a new place to eat out. Try Eslava’s on Lakeland about half a block east of Treetop Blvd. The owner/chef is well informed on gluten free and will fix you safe food. I had grilled red snapper, potatoes fried in safe oil and sauteed squash with a salad. All for about $9. He said he also makes special dinners for diabetics. Give them a try.
From Sandy Davis, RD: There is a great new site which lists restaurants which offer gluten-free options:
There are a number of restaurants listed in the Jackson area. You may download the menu and preview what gluten-free items are offered. I would also recommend contacting the manager and letting them know about your special needs beforehand including the issue with cross-contamination. Cerami’s is not listed on the registry – I happened to notice gluten-free pasta was offered the last time I ate there.