Explorer Bar - Dietary Index

Gluten Free

At Explorer Bar we provide a viariety of gluten free menu options to fit your personal dietary needs – so you can still enjoy great tasting food! Look for the tags "gluten free" on our digital food menu.

Gluten is a protein found in most grains. Gluten can be found in barley, wheat, rye and triticale (which is a cross between wheat and rye). It can trigger  health problems or other insensitivities. While other grains such as corn, rice and quinoa also contain gluten, they don't seem to cause the same problems as wheat, barley, rye and triticale. (Mayo Clinic)

Because wheat, rye, barley and foods made from them are so common, removing them from your diet likely changes your overall intake of fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. Therefore, it's important to know how to choose your foods in order to meet your overall nutritional needs. (Mayo Clinic)

Your doctor or a dietitian can help you make appropriate dietary choices to maintain a well-balanced diet.

Lactose Free

Explorer bar is dedicated to providing great tasting food with lactose free menu options available. Look for the tags "lactose free" on our digital food menu. And do communicate with our waitstaff any dietary needs you may have for us to best assist you.

People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a result, they have discomfort or issues after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable. (Mayo Clinic)

Too little of an enzyme produced in your small intestine (lactase) is usually responsible for lactose intolerance. You can have low levels of lactase and still be able to digest milk products. But if your levels are too low you become lactose intolerant, leading to symptoms after you eat or drink dairy. (Mayo Clinic)

Most people with lactose intolerance can manage the condition without having to give up dairy foods.