Meet Kate

Kate KeransThanks for stopping by Gluten-Free Pearls! I’m Kate Kerans – advertising professional by day … foodie by night. (Or really, any time.)

After being diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2011, I found there was quite the lack of info on gluten-free local dining options in St. Louis, aside from your standard national chains. As food is my main passion in life, that just would not do. So, I set out on a one-woman mission to sample gluten-free fare in STL and share my pearls of wisdom. No way would gluten get in the way of a great dining experience. In 2014, I moved to Chicago and have wasted no time eating my way through the city. But as I have family and friends in St. Louis, I’m back quite often to sample new gluten-free spots.

So … If you love food, you’re in the right place. If you’re gluten-free in St. Louis or Chicago, you’re in the right place. If you love food, and you’re gluten-free in St. Louis or Chicago, and you like to eat out – well, then we have a trifecta on our hands. Or hey, if you just love pearls, then we should be friends.

Of course, the posts on this blog are not meant as official medical advice or certified gluten-free restaurants – but hopefully these pearls guide you in the right direction. Please be sure to speak with your server and the manager at each restaurant before you dine to address your own concerns.

Whether you’re gluten intolerant, diagnosed with Celiac Disease, or just think bread is lame, I’m happy to have you here.

Until next time,