About Me

GF for 6+ years due to gluten intolerance. Raw diet in many areas including goat milk. Avid squash player in best shape of my life in my 40's.


  • Jason's Deli

    2 starsJuly 08, 2015

    Dallas Love Field Airport, 8008 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, TX 75235

    Nice people but only one GF option---soup. Not worth the stop.

  • Black Mesa Coffee and Bakery

    5 starsJune 09, 2015

    2200 Sunport Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87106

    This place was a life saver. Not the first place you'll see in the terminal. Thanks goodness I checked FMGF. Green chili stew is great. Lots of wrapped Udi's products as well as a local bakery too. Definitely the best option in the airport.

  • The Burrito Company

    4 starsJune 07, 2015

    111 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501

    No frills burrito and lunch spot of the Plaza. Great price point too. GF buns and menu is clearly marked for GF items.

  • Grove Cafe & Market

    5 starsJune 07, 2015

    600 Central Avenue Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102

    Organic, local food with friendly service. GF bread offered for all sandwiches. Had the poached eggs w/ bacon which were great. Loose leaf green tea and lots of coffee options.

  • Illegal Pete's

    3 starsJuly 23, 2014

    1530 16th Street, Denver, CO 80202

    Quality food. Chips are not GF as seen in other review. Not a dedicated fryer.

  • Laughing Planet

    4 starsMay 30, 2014

    922 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

    Lots of GF options and delicious bowls served quickly. Nice outdoor patio. Good laid back place for lunch.

  • Bliss Cafe

    5 starsMarch 12, 2014

    778 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

    Kombucha on tap, many GF and vegan items, and a really nice outdoor dining area in the back. Went here a year ago when they were in a much smaller space. Good to see they've expanded and are able to offer a larger menu.

  • The Heights

    5 starsDecember 19, 2013

    3115 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010

    Was very impressed. Had duck and it was delicious. GF menu has a few more options than the regular menu which is nice.

  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

    3 starsDecember 01, 2013

    390 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    Serviceable lunch in an area that tends to be overpriced and underwhelming. Quite a few GF options w/ a helpful server. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here, but if you're there then it works. Cochinita Pibil tacos are okay. Dungeness crab in season.

  • The Burger Stand

    2 starsNovember 15, 2013

    1601 Southwest Lane Street, Topeka, KS 66604

    Decent spot that offers GF buns with their burgers. Buns are a bit crumbly. Not entirely sure about fries being prepared in a dedicated fryer. I asked and didn't get a 100% straight answer so I avoided them.

  • Paisano's Ristorante

    3 starsNovember 15, 2013

    4043 Southwest 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66604

    GF pasta that say well with me. Above average Italian food. Will return next time I'm in Topeka. Very friendly wait staff.

  • Oh Boy Chicken

    3 starsNovember 15, 2013

    1006 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

    Funny little chicken spot that is part of a Pho shop. Chicken fried with rice flour. Made to order and was super crisp and flavorful with a short wait. Not a lot of other GF options other than the chicken.

  • Corbett Fish House

    5 starsSeptember 26, 2013

    5901 SW Corbett Ave, Portland, OR 97239

    Absolutely fantastic! Asked for the GF and waiter responded w/ "everything is GF." First time in a long time I've had fish and chips. This place makes me want to move to Portland....this coming from a SF resident.

  • Lola's: A Louisiana Kitchen

    5 starsSeptember 18, 2013

    241 W Charleston Blvd #101, Las Vegas, NV 89102

    Excellent spot that doesn't seem like it's in Vegas. Not flashy. Just really good food w/ lots of GF care and options. I had the soft shell crab salad and shrimp and grits.

  • Tulio Ristorante

    5 starsAugust 28, 2013

    1100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

    Excellent GF pasta of either rice or corn base. Really impressed with this place. Attentive and efficient service for lunch. Will return next time in Seattle.

  • Wild Ginger

    4 starsAugust 26, 2013

    1401 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

    Well marked menu and bar staff was knowledgable about GF items. Good food, fast service, and above average.

  • Angelina's Cafe

    5 starsAugust 16, 2013

    6000 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

    Just moved to Sea Cliff and found this cafe. They use Udi's bread and the chicken breast sandwich is fantastic. All salads and sides are fresh, healthy, and clearly marked as GF.

  • B Star

    5 starsAugust 16, 2013

    127 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

    We ate at B Star Bar down the street 2 blocks. It's their satellite location b/c the food is so good they need the space. Delicious lamb curry, mussels, and rice pudding. Very knowledgeable staff and lots of options. This place is fantastic!

  • Tender Greens

    2 starsAugust 13, 2013

    1352 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Someone reviewed here and said everything is GF except the sandwiches. Absolutely not true and I didn't find the staff knowledgeable and careful. Ordered a Thai chicken salad. Was originally told everything was fine as long as they took off the fried wontons. Waited 10 minutes and then was told the dressing had soy sauce which wasn't GF. So they picked another dressing that was GF and delivered the salad with wontons. They remade it quickly, but just didn't seem organized around GF eating.

  • Roadside BBQ

    2 starsAugust 03, 2013

    3751 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118

    I'm a little skeptical about this place. I asked if their BBQ sauces were GF and didn't get the most convincing "yes." Didn't seem to know what I was asking to start with. If I wasn't GF still not sure I'd suggest it. Paid $15 for two small beef ribs w/ maybe 3 bites of meat. Grilled corn on the cob was good though.

  • Beautifull

    5 starsJuly 15, 2013

    3401 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

    My new 'go to' spot near our place in the Inner Richmond. Lots of GF options and knowledgeable staff. Been here twice in 3 days.

  • Baby Blues BBQ

    5 starsJuly 05, 2013

    3149 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    Allergen guide and lots of GF options. Knowledgeable staff that pointed out the BBQ sauce that I needed to use.

  • Samovar Tea Lounge

    5 starsMay 11, 2013

    297 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Dropped in before going to the SF Zen Center. Had delicious GF waffles with fresh fruit and white tea. Wife had GF rice bowl with tempeh, ginger, veggies, and tamari sauce. Really friendly staff and knowledgeable.

  • Wild Goat Bistro

    5 starsMay 08, 2013

    6 Petaluma Blvd. North, A5, Petaluma, CA 94952

    Always eat here while in Petaluma. Knowledgable staff and great options. New Planet beer w/ dinner.

  • Patxi's

    5 starsMay 02, 2013

    511 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Excellent light thin crust and available in two sizes which isn't always offered w/ GF option. Had vegan cheese too and it was excellent. Better than Extreme and Amici's in SF.

  • Raven's Vegetarian Restaurant

    5 starsApril 07, 2013

    44850 Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, CA 95460

    Hands down best hotel / restaurant I've ever experienced and I worked for Four Seasons for 7 years. All vegan restaurant with 75% of the menu GF. Recommend everything on the menu. They can do no wrong.

  • Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria

    5 starsApril 02, 2013

    2129 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205

    I had a fantastic GF pizza with pecorino, mushrooms, truffle paste, and prosciutto. Also enjoyed a GF Estrella Daura....my favorite GF beer. Sat at the bar and enjoyed a nice evening watching baseball on a nice block in Denver.

  • Highland Tap and Burger

    5 starsApril 01, 2013

    2219 West 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

    Really might be the best lamb burger and best GF bun I've ever had. Also had duck fat fries which were made in a dedicated fryer. Super knowledgeable and friendly staff. Don't know what's going on in Denver, but GF menus are everywhere.

  • Sam's No. 3

    4 starsApril 01, 2013

    1500 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

    Great breakfast spot featured on Food Network. Nothing fancy, but friendly quick service. Menu well marked with GF options and the Gluten Dairy free skillet was really solid.

  • Tamayo

    2 starsApril 01, 2013

    1400 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

    Expensive food with fewer options than you'd think. For example, chipotle sauce has gluten in it and is used in many items. Fortunately, the server advised me and directed me to the tacos that I could eat. Had fish tacos and very average. No chips provided while waiting which should be a standard for a restaurant like this.

  • Mama Rose's Restaurant

    4 starsMarch 31, 2013

    338 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

    Gluten free pasta and excellent food. Staff said they take great lengths to prepare food free from other food, but kitchen not dedicated. I had a caper, artichoke, and garlic sauce with homemade Italian sausage.

  • Half Fast Subs On the Hill

    4 starsMarch 31, 2013

    1215 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

    Delicious GF rolls from a bakery in Longmont, CO. Employee asked if I needed my bread separated from other bread in the cutting area and oven. I suggest asking for this if you don't get asked.

  • Linger

    5 starsJanuary 30, 2013

    2030 West 30th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211

    This is a fantastic place in a super unique industrial style space. Multiple GF options. Oaxacan tamale and Indian Dosa were two of the best. Estrella Daura on the beer list. After a flight from SF and being the first night in Denver I felt right at home with the quality and atmosphere.

  • Free State Brewing Co

    1 starsDecember 28, 2012

    636 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044

    Not sure what would merit anything more than one star from a GF perspective. There is no GF menu. The server had a pocket card that she gave us, but it essentially suggested we just order everything w/o bread. So I had a plain hamburger patty with fruit. They have New Grist which is okay.

  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center

    5 starsDecember 20, 2012

    2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN 37214

    GF menus and options in all restaurants with dedicated fryers.

  • Mariposa Baking Co Kiosk

    5 starsNovember 11, 2012

    Ferry Bldg, 1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111

    All hail Mariposa! I live for their Italian salami sandwiches, brownies, and I always get a baguette to go. If non GF people eat anything from Mariposa and say it would be better with flour then they're lying.

  • Gracias Madre

    5 starsNovember 11, 2012

    2211 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    I like meat in my Mexican food, but would choose this place over many non vegan places. Starter nachos were delicious and the corn totopos had a great corn flavor. Tacos with kale were unique and great. Margaritas were perfect with rocks and a salted rim.

  • Herbivore

    3 starsNovember 11, 2012

    531 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

    Want to like this place more than I did. Nice staff, but food was mostly pretty bland. Had spring rolls and red vegetable curry with quinoa. Both very average and could have used more spice. Lots of GF items on the menu.

  • Roam Artisan Burgers

    5 starsNovember 10, 2012

    1785 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94123

    Found the Union street location today. Usually go to Fillmore. Great burger with a tasty lettuce wrap. Sweet potato fries are GF and are made in a really tasty salt / parsley mix. Wish this location had Omission. They do have GF beer though....New Planet. Met the owner today and had a real great talk. Restaurant is committed to sustainable farming and sourcing products responsibly.

  • Fog City Diner

    4 starsOctober 20, 2012

    1300 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    GF menu and lots of options. Great fresh food with a great location by the Embarcadero. A bit pricey for a diner, but they're always busy so good for them. Great place for an occasional lunch or brunch when downtown or with visitors. Very solid service.

  • Dosa

    5 starsOctober 12, 2012

    1700 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

    One of our neighborhood favorites. GF menu and great bar.

  • Dobbs Ferry Restaurant

    5 starsOctober 12, 2012

    409 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    My wife and I discovered DF about 18 months ago and have been loyal ever since. They offer GF pasta, pizza, beer, and other items on a stellar menu. I've honestly never felt more welcome with a GF diet than in DF. Must addition for SF.

  • Roam Artisan Burgers

    5 starsSeptember 30, 2012

    1923 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

    Roam has a few locations in SF and this is their newest. Offer lettuce wraps and everything but the buns are GF. Offer Omission beer from Portland and Dogfish's GF beer.

  • Rainbow Grocery

    5 starsSeptember 30, 2012

    1745 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    My weekly stop for groceries. Never found a better store than Rainbow. Lots of raw foods too, including my raw goat milk.

  • Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

    5 starsAugust 09, 2012

    401 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Fully dedicated to a GF menu this is my favorite 'fast food' spot in SF. They've recently added a great GF beer called Omission from Portland to wash down their delicious Venezuelan fare. I'm forever grateful to Pica Pica.