I am sorry you got hit. It sounds like you did your best, and yet it wasn’t enough. And that really sucks. Each and every time. Hope you’re feeling better by now :)
There’s a lot of different presumptions about what “gluten free” really is, even within the coeliac community and their supporters. Until all that mess is sorted out there are just two words that count: constant vigilance.
– as I side note; I just love it [read: sarcasm] at family gatherings when I eat my own food that I’ve prepared and brought with me, and the other coeliac in the family just grabs whatever he likes that’s supposedly naturally gluten free without giving cross contamination a single thought. Sigh.
This is half a world away, like Oslo – Norway, but in my neighbourhood there has been a 100% gluten free food truck for the past six months. They serve buckwheat panckakes/crepes and various soups and seem fairly knowledgeable about what they’re doing. Their usual parking spot is just beside a busy tram stop, making the whole area smell amazing (AND making everyone around hungry…).
I’ve no idea about their financial situation though. But the food truck is still around. Doing their thing. And if that works in a “tiny” city of 500 000 people. A city that has like… three other food trucks… My gut is telling me it can be done anywhere.