Wild TurkeyWheat plays a starring role in Thanksgiving, thanks to traditional stuffing. We can also feast our eyes on no-eat pumpkin pie, forbidden cornbread, and gravy spiked with gluten-full soy sauce. Some GF home chefs enjoy the culinary challenge of a holiday—and some throw up their hands and make reservations elsewhere. In my opinion, hotels present a tempting alternative on Thanksgiving. There’s no cooking or cleaning, and there’s always a bit of extra romance in dressing up and going out for the evening.

Thanks to increasing awareness of celiac disease and wheat intolerance, more and more hotels serve gluten-free alternatives on Thanksgiving. Here are just a few:

  • The Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD, which is located right next to the National Institue of Health
  • The Amelia Island Ritz Carlton off the eastern coast of Florida
  • Mount Washington Resort in Breton Woods, New Hampshire
  • The Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona

And don’t be shy. Call up your favorite hotel and ask them if you can enjoy a Thanksgiving feast in their restaurants. These days, the answer is more and more likely to be yes.