I’m doing jury duty today at the Central Justice courthouse in Orange County, CA. I was worried in advance about lunch. They actually have good options here.
I tried to check my options in advance online, but they just said there was an onsite cafeteria and restaurants nearby.
At break, I checked out the cafeteria and noted they had chef salad. The dressing had malt/barley but I brought my own Walden Farms packet. I had a little of the salad meat and my stomach tightened up, so I stuck up the veggies & had a Pepcid pill just in case. No further ill effects though – probably just paranoid. I also bought a payday candy bar & corn snacks.
They also let you bring food from home – I did bring some water, macadamia nuts & “Paleo bars” from Steve’s Paleo Goods just in case so I have tons of food. Haven’t been picked for a case yet but if I am, I’ll probably just bring lunch from home each day. Pretty impressed overall with their organization at this location.
They had cooked food too but I didn’t feel like interrogating the staff. They seemed really nice and I don’t think they’d have minded.
This weekend I’m having dinner with a friend and the first restaurant we checked had a gluten free menu! And it’s Italian (Brunos in Brea)! It’s gratifying how many restaurants offer this now.