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keller889 on 4/3/2019 12:03:10 PM:
What is the food/store situation like along the trail? My kids and I can't eat gluten, so I'm trying to figure out how much of our food I need to bring with us and how much we'll be able to buy in stores along the way.

 
Rivnuts from Homestead, PA on 4/4/2019 7:28:08 PM:
Along the GAP portion of the trail between Pittsburgh and Cumberland there are large groceries along the trail in Homestead, Connellsville and Cumberland. There is a smaller grocery in Confluence. There are dollar stores and convenience stores in Boston, Meyersdale and Frostburg albeit somewhat off the trail and up/down hill(Frostburg/Meyersdale) from the trail. The latter may not provide the breadth of products to suit your gluten-free diet however. I don't know specifics along the C&O as well but, in general, the options are fewer and further off the trail. However, I'll defer to others that know the towns along the C&O better than I to provide more info on food options there.

 
keller889 on 4/6/2019 2:11:50 PM:
Thanks! Looks like we might need to carry some more food than your average person. Good to know. I guess my kids will be happy to eat GF mac n cheese moat nights ?? I'm assuming we can only count on finding GF food at the larger supermarkets. Maybe we'll be lucky elsewhere, too.

 
Velocipede from Bethesda on 6/1/2019 7:01:45 PM:
My son has celiac, and we felt safe eating at the Desert Rose Cafe in Williamsport. Some online reviews confirm that experience, though of course time passes and you should talk to them to confirm appropriate precautions.