G Free Traveller



  • Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop

    5 starsJuly 03, 2015

    3321 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    Delicious, fresh, custom-prepared, and huge salads! Told the manager I had a gluten allergy and needed clean surfaces and spoons, and no cross contamination when preparing my food. I was told "no problem" and that they were "used to taking care of those who need to be gluten free". Really enjoyed the many options and huge menu for gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan eaters. Price is very reasonable for the meal size. Very hip and earth, nature oriented decor. Will be eating there every time I'm in town at this location.

  • Green Tomato Grill

    5 starsJuly 03, 2015

    1419 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92867

    Delicious, lots of gluten free (and celiac friendly) options, friendly staff, clean restaurant and an inviting outside patio. It's great good and a trendy look inside; seriously a DELIGHT to eat here!

  • Red Robin

    5 starsApril 26, 2015

    301 South Hills Village, Bethel Park, PA 15241

    Delicious gluten free Red Robin cheeseburger on a g free bun, careful kitchen prep, and friendly service. I told the server I had an allergy to gluten not by choice but by requirement, and the server said they would take extra precautions to keep my food safe. When the manager brought my "gluten free burger" (words upon delivery of food) I knew they had. After our meal we chatted with the friendly server who said a family who has a child who is allergic to multiple ingredients can only eat out at this restaurant due to the extra care they take in the kitchen. They cook his burger on a piece of foil on the grill. This location really cares about food safety, and my burger and extra fries were delicious.

  • Two Beards Deli

    5 starsOctober 13, 2014

    38 Commerce Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Huge selection of sandwich creations (over 70?) that include roasted meats, cheeses, spreads, soups, etc. Vegan and vegetarian menu, too! Three gluten free bread choices on this trip, and other breads, too. Our party of four (3 gfree, 1 not) spent $36 for 4 huge sandwiches, a small bag of chips, and one drink. The 'small' sandwich portions are generous. Everything was delicious, fresh, and the people very friendly and kind. None of us gfree people got sick at the three hour mark after eating. Highly recommend!

  • Nick's

    5 starsSeptember 22, 2014

    440 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    Amazing food and small, nicer bar atmosphere. There is no specific gfree menu, but eloquently states on the bottom of the menu "please notify your server of any food allergies". And I did with no problem. Highly recommend house Chardonnay, deviled eggs (not fried) and the salmon with mashed potatoes and kale. Really wonderfully delicious. Total bill for two without tip was around $73, and you will leave full and happy. Chef greeted us at the end. Always crowded, so make reservations. Really great Laguna Beach experience. Highly recommend.

  • Zingerman's Roadhouse

    5 starsSeptember 02, 2014

    2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    UNBELIEVEABLY delicious, good food. Gluten free bread with your meal. Recommend highly the gf sweet potato fries, the gf pimiento cheese spread on celery, the gf/vegetarian grits, the gf seasonal heirloom sliced tomatoes (melt in your mouth) and the gf fried chicken. Very accommodating and friendly staff for gf/celiac customers. So many delicious gf options!! They'll custom make any dish for you to accommodate your good allergies and/or needs. Really a great experience.

  • Chili's

    5 starsAugust 31, 2014

    3795 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    This Chili's always accommodates us gf three in our family. Have eaten here numerous times and never get sick. I love the Monterey Chicken with loaded mashed potatoes (no gravy) and broccoli. There's a menu with salads and other options, too. The waiter today told me the gf food is made in a separate oven in a separate pan, with separate utensils. They're friendly and knowledgeable at this location.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsAugust 31, 2014

    3797 Carpenter Road, Pittsfield Township, MI 48197

    Waitress who helped us is gluten free!!! Was a great experience. Food took longer to prepare, but the three of us gf eaters did not get sick, and really enjoyed our custom meals. Plenty of good food and RR is always kind to help us with our gf and vegetarian needs (their veggie burger is NOT gluten free, so do not order). RR is one of the few fast food sit down places we count on for gf food, and this location did not let us down.

  • Bagger Dave's

    5 starsAugust 29, 2014

    859 W Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Delicious, and didn't get sick. Had specialty burger served in a white bowl (nice presentation) with fries! No gf bun here, but the gf selections are great and the staff and kitchen super knowledgeable and friendly. Chocolate shake is really great! Will definitely return.

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    5 starsAugust 29, 2014

    870 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

    Two positive experiences eating the gf Margherita pizza with two gf people. Kitchen manager came out to introduce himself. They're GIG trained and certified, and take good allergies very seriously. The pizza is very good. Chose the least amount of toppings to lessen the cross contam risk.

  • Pizza House

    1 starsAugust 29, 2014

    618 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Daughter has tried the gf pizza numerous times and gets very sick every time. She thinks the cheese is cross-contaminated. The gf pizza is good, and a bit pricey, but there is something wrong in their kitchen that's causing the gf customers to get sick.

  • Nick-N-Willy's

    5 starsAugust 18, 2014

    683 Horizon Dr, Grand Junction, CO 81506

    Bought three gluten free pizzas, two "Margheritas"and one "Garden Veggie", no mushroom. The gluten free is only offered in the medium size, and one medium is enough for two eaters. We had plenty! It was fresh and delicious, and safe to eat. Crust was soft and chewy, and not too thin nor sugary. Also bought one non-gluten free Meat Eaters pizza, and was told that was delicious, too.

  • Redd Rockett's Pizza Port

    5 starsJuly 08, 2014

    1313 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802

    Gfree pizza is ok, but not pricey for this Disneyland in-park restaurant. The employees are very aware, conscious, and accommodating. Manager takes your order and handles you with kid gloves. It's a go-to for Celiac Disease pizza lovers!

  • Sensitive Sweets

    2 starsJuly 08, 2014

    17431 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

    Too sweet and oily for our three gluten free family members' liking. Staff is friendly and it's a pleasure to walk into a completely gfree facility. However, the products we bought were really high in sugar.

  • Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria

    5 starsJuly 08, 2014

    1550 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

    Manager welcomed me and assured me he would handle my Celiac needs with care. He would supervise the cook and make food with separate utensils, pans, and cook my dish to order. I asked for gfree pasta with marinara, and he offered to make it with a meat sauce. Enjoyed a nice Chardonney while waiting. Took about 15 minutes, and it was plentiful and delicious!

  • BJ's Brewhouse

    1 starsJune 06, 2014

    460 The City Drive South, Outlets at Orange, Orange, CA 92868

    Both my daughter and I were very sick at the three hour mark after eating the BBQ chicken salad off the gluten free menu. Spoke beforehand to server and manager about gluten "allergy" and high sensitivity. Didn't matter. Two of us still got really sick.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsMay 14, 2014

    26522 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

    Consistently eat here with no issues, which includes my gluten free family members as well. Red Robin takes the gluten free customer very seriously, nationwide, and this location is no exception. Love my g-free Red Robin burger and no season fries!

  • The Eatery

    3 starsMay 04, 2014

    2548 South 48th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506

    The people are helpful and willing to accommodate. Menu didn't have gluten free options, nor is restaurant trained in Celiac needs or GIG trained. Fryer is not dedicated. The grill was cleaned at my request, and all their meat is grilled on a separate part from pancakes and French toast. At the suggestion of the manager, I ordered a hamburger with gluten free bun, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayo with a side of cole slaw was delicious. Also, my party ordered a gluten free super grilled cheese and a gluten free vegetarian sandwich. None of us were sick, which is a sign that we would eat there again. Vegetarian options are labeled, but not gluten free. The environment is casual, and the price for four casual meals was $40.

  • Jamba Juice

    3 starsMarch 19, 2014

    23628 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630

    Just tried an Apple n Greens smoothie, substituting fresh orange juice for apple juice in the recipe. Told the cashier I was "allergic to gluten" and she recommended this smoothie. There is a warning on the menu about allergies and all equipment is shared with wheat, dairy, etc. However, the blender pitchers are clean for each smoothie, so your risk is a clean (or not) blender pitcher if you're drinking all blended fruits and veggies. Finding the info on gluten free or not is not readily or clearly available, but it is there. It's on theirs paper menu, and online at the website. Do not recommend adding any powders or seeds, as I believe there is a higher risk for cross contamination and/or gluten in those ingredients. For celiac people like me, there is risk, as in all restaurants.

  • Cheesecake Factory

    1 starsJanuary 20, 2014

    Shops At Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    There is a new menu, strictly for gluten free customers. This is the first time I've visited in a while. Was told the g free, separately spiral bound menu is just a couple of months old. Off that menu, I ordered black, unsweetened iced tea, sweet potato fries to share as an appetizer, and the Shepherd's Pie. Something gave me the swollen, butterflies in my glutenized stomach at the 2-3 hour mark. I was told the fries were made in a separate fryer, and the Shepherd's Pie was made in advance (which I thought would eliminate the risk of cross contam). I told the waitress I had a gluten allergy, as opposed to the true Celiac Disease line, in the hope that it would help with all cross contamination. I am not sure what made me sick. I just know I am. Service was great. Not sure went wrong in the kitchen for me.

  • Five Guys

    5 starsOctober 15, 2013

    1610 State Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470

    Have eaten here many times, and have never gotten sick. There are no gluten free buns, so you must order your burger lettuce-wrapped or in a "bowl" (foil container). If you tell the service order taker that you are gluten free, and ask if the food prep would change their gloves, they are kind and happy to do so. Five Guys is my go-to place for a quick hamburger.

  • Ruby's Diner

    5 starsJuly 01, 2013

    1 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

    Have eaten here many times over the past couple of years. I explain upon ordering having a "severe allergy to wheat" and I've been okay/not gotten sick after eating. I order the Rubyburger with gluten free bun, turkey meat, lettuce, tomato, and Ruby sauce, with French fries (made in a dedicated fryer). I have to be clear to the waiter in my explanation every time, and be very careful and on the lookout (my g free daughter had croutons in her salad recently), but the food is good, atmosphere is great and I've not gotten sick.

  • Trader Joe's

    5 starsJuly 01, 2013

    30652 Santa Margarita Pkwy. Suite F102, Rcho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    This is a weekly stop for me. Lots of g free food and great produce. For g free food, just look for the g symbol on the products because their in-store signs are not always identifying all the products they carry. Mark took me around the store and showed me so many great foods one day that were g free and alternatives that he personally enjoyed (like the almond milk in the refrigerated case that is great). They've always been great when asking for help, and willing to chat with you to give you more info if you like.

  • The Veggie Grill

    3 starsJune 29, 2013

    81 Fortune Rd, Irvine, CA 92618

    Have visited twice. Great, friendly people work here. First time I went for dinner I explained my severe intolerance to gluten, and the manager was very patient, understood the Celiac and cross contam thing, and we were given red carpet treatment. Got the Baja Salad with tempeh and it was DELISH. Second time in for dinner, I explained I'm very sensitive to cross contamination, any gluten, and asked if they could make our food separately so we wouldn't get any flour/wheat in our food. "No problem." When I get the "we've got this" attitude, I know I'm in trouble. But, I trusted. And again got the Baja Salad with tempeh. So did my gluten free daughter. Well, much NOT to my surprise, I got a stomach ache about two hours later, and so did my daughter. The low grade kind that doesn't go away until you go to sleep. The nervous "butterflies in your stomach" feeling. I know this was a cross contamination stomach ache, because I did not have an immediate GI reaction. But the low grade achy feeling in my stomach that night made me really regret eating there this time. The salad was good (not great) but the tempeh is delicious. And the GF Mac n Cheese side dish is awesome. But, as I certainly know, it's really not GF if the kitchen isn't going to keep it away from other non-GF food.

  • Native Foods Cafe

    4 starsMay 18, 2013

    2453 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92606

    Friendly staff and management. Risk of cross contamination, explained by the manager. I took a risk and got a salad. The Ensalada Azteca salad was good/okay. $9.95, and had a lot of romaine lettuce (filler). I was hungry, and the salad filled the void. I did not get sick at the two-three hour mark afterward, and so I am satisfied. At ordering desk, after explaining for about five minutes that I am very sensitive to gluten because I have Celiac Disease, reading over the menu, hearing there's no guarantee on the lack of cross contam, then ordering, I felt it was a real chore to eat there. The four stars was for the ok salad and the nervousness of eating there.

  • BJ's Brewhouse

    5 starsMay 18, 2013

    22022 El Paseo, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    Have been eating here GF since it opened. The staff are friendly and used to the GF menu. Don't know why that GF menu is on paper, separate from the other non-GF one, but ask for it at the reservation stand when you walk in. Love the pizza and/or the Southwest Salad. Got sick in 2012 one time, after figuring out I was served a regular Pizookie. If having the dessert, be sure to ask for the GF Pizookie, which now comes in a different GF pan.

  • Cloud 9 Bakers

    5 starsMarch 14, 2013

    31654 Rancho Viejo Rd, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

    Entire location GLUTEN FREE! No cross-contam issue here! Got the egg salad sandwich on multigrain bread with side garden salad with honey mustard dressing, 1 oversized, moist chocolate chip cookie, and 4 different muffins (didn't eat yet as of this writing) for $25. The fresh, delicious meal was worth $15 at a restaurant alone, so I don't think I overpaid. Took it all to go in a plain, brown paper box and little brown bakery bags. They were sold out of the coconut rolls, so I committed to calling in advance the day b4 I go to order any larger quantity. The bonus is the owners are so kind and genuine. While there, I met the owner of Hanson's Organic (fruits and veggies store). Reminds me of a tiny, clean NY deli. A very pleasant and delicious experience!

  • zpizza

    5 starsMarch 14, 2013

    25672 Crown Valley Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

    Excellent gfree pizza. Go here once a month with no issues. Price is hefty, but California style pizza is my favorite of all g-free places I've been. Highly recommend this place and got my non g-free friends and neighbors eating here as a result.

  • True Food Kitchen

    5 starsMarch 03, 2013

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Three wonderful experiences on different occasions within a year and a half. Visited once during a slow period, once moderately busy, and one very busy Saturday night with a min. 30 minute wait. Ever time we experienced healthy, delicious, gluten free and cross-contamination-free eating. Pricey, but trendy/hip/modern atmosphere, and great location (next to shopping, movies, and beach). Excellent service and knowledgeable staff on every visit. Highly recommend the hummus with g-free pita bread appetizer. Pizzas are excellent, as well as the teas to drink. Peace-of-mind gluten free eating.

  • Blaze Pizza

    1 starsMarch 02, 2013

    4255 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

    I would give this place 0 stars if I could've because this place is NOT gluten free. To start, the gluten free pizza dough is stored in a dough ball in fridge, then PRESSED into a flat circle WITH THE SAME PRESS as REGULAR pizza! NO NEED to go further...this place is a CROSS CONTAMINATION nightmare. Employees were clueless, too.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsJanuary 27, 2013

    83 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

    Had a good experience here having Red Robin g free fries (no seasoning) and g free Red Robin burger with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and Red Robin sauce (which is g free). Having been to many Red Robins nationwide, coast to coast, ordering the same meal, I feel safe eating at this chain.

  • YogurtLand

    5 starsAugust 25, 2012

    22361 Antonio Pkwy, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

    Very well labelled and easy to read gluten free and other dietary information for easy gluten free froyo choices. I love this! For add on toppings, I stick to fruit since the toppings bar is like a salad bar, where there is danger for cross contamination. Overall, a good choice for a nice treat!

  • Red Robin

    5 starsAugust 25, 2012

    575 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

    Terrific service from Trav. Knowledgeable on gluten free needs, and very kind. Ordered g free burger with g free bun and fries (made in separate fryer) and daughter ordered grilled chicken breast with g free bun. Delish! For once, my whole family had a sandwich and fries, together! And we passed the three hour mark of not getting sick after a meal out! Terrific!

  • Red Robin

    5 starsAugust 24, 2012

    36350 Warren Ave., Westland, MI 48185

    I am a Celiac Disease-diagnosed traveller. The restaurant manager and server were very accommodating to our specific gluten free needs. The manager said that the peanut allergy and gluten free needs were the most popular dietary restrictions for their restaurant, so they were used to cooking in the kitchen to meet the customer needs and requests. The fries are made in a separate fryer, although next to other fryers. The gluten free bun was delicious with my burger, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and mayo. I had lots of fries (they're limitless) without seasoning, although our second batch did have a little seasoning, which I ate. My g-free daughter had a grilled chicken breast on the g-free bun with cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato. She also had fries, and neither of us were sick at the 2-3 hour mark after dinner. I never found out if the fries seasoning is g-free, because there is conflicting comments online. Recommend reading the ingredients list on the seasoning when you visit for up to date info. I was pleased with the attention we received to help us eat delicious, g-free sandwiches.

  • Pei Wei

    5 starsJuly 26, 2012

    23632 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630

    Love this location for fresh, delicious food, great service, hip atmosphere, and secure g-free eating. Eat there about 2x a month, g-free. The g-free spicy chicken dish (i order it with extra vegetables) is my favorite, and a very generous portion. The management is great, and are very careful with the gluten issue. It's nice to feel normal and relaxed going to eat at restaurants, and that is how I feel at Pei Wei. A meal and a soft drink with tax is about $10-11, and I think it's worth it!