Andrea Cerny



  • Sopraffina Marketcaffe

    2 starsAugust 04, 2014

    222 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60606

    I called to ask about their GF options and they told me that they had options for salads and to ask the people making the food for which dressings were okay; however, it is very difficult to communicate with the people behind the counter because of how loud and busy it is. I wouldn't recommend this place unless you call ahead and get specific information.

  • Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant

    4 starsAugust 04, 2014

    111 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603

    I actually had a really great experience here! I got a delicious salmon burger on a GF bun with a side of veggies that were actually pretty good. I am used to not being able to get fries on the side, so that didn't bother me. My server was actually GF herself, so she was very helpful. You can choose from the salads, a chicken dish (modified to be GF), and most of the burgers. I'd love to go here again.

  • Mezza Mediterranean Grill

    4 starsApril 14, 2014

    181 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60602

    Very good, quality ingredients. They changed their gloves to prepare my rice plate and my gluten-free pita was prepared in foil to avoid cross-contamination. Their tahina and spicy sauces are gluten-free.

  • RJ's Eatery

    4 starsMarch 28, 2014

    1913 E Grand Ave, Lindenhurst, IL 60046

    Great GF menu with lots of options. I had a pasta dish, which was really good.

  • Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria

    4 starsMarch 28, 2014

    164 South U.S Highway 12, Fox Lake, IL 60020

    Pizza was pretty good, but not the best. The crust was soft and a little soggy, but it tasted pretty good, so it's a nice option to have.

  • Roti

    5 starsFebruary 20, 2014

    310 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60606

    This location was great - a dedicated person washed his hands and changed his gloves just for me and prepared my entire plate himself. They also have gluten-free pita, which they toasted on a separate hot plate. The food was delicious. I was seriously impressed.

  • Walker Bros.

    5 starsOctober 17, 2013

    620 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

    Absolutely delicious GF pancakes, and you get a huge serving--I usually set aside half the order to take home and freeze to eat later. I've also ordered eggs and hashbrowns, which are also very good.

  • Plum Garden

    3 starsOctober 17, 2013

    3917 Main St, McHenry, IL 60050

    I had the beef fried rice and it was pretty good, but not great. Honestly, it was way better reheated and with GF soy sauce added, which thankfully I had at home. I live far away, so I bought two large orders so I could freeze some and reheat later. I'm moreso just happy to be able to have some Chinese food again.

  • The Silo

    5 starsOctober 17, 2013

    625 Rockland Rd, Lake Bluff, IL 60044

    Really great GF pizza! My hubby and I were even able to order the potato skins appetizer because our server made sure they were cooked in an oven rather than being fried--it was VERY nice of her to be so accommodating and we really appreciated it. We'd happily return.

  • The Cupcake Counter

    4 starsOctober 17, 2013

    229 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60606

    They usually have GF cupcakes available every Friday. I've only had the Butterfinger flavor so far, but it was delicious. You might want to call first to ask them if they still have any left and/or to hold one for you in case they run out--they usually go pretty quick.

  • Caffe Baci

    4 starsOctober 17, 2013

    2 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    Ask about which of their salad dressings are gluten-free and they can make a fresh tossed salad for you. I usually get the cob salad, which is delish. They use a new bowl and spoon for each salad they toss. This location also has a GF pizza they cook for you on a separate pan in the stone pizza oven. They usually have special GF pizza toppings available, like pepperoni or sausage, but I usually get cheese and spinach. Ask for them to cook it longer than usual--the middle of the pizza can get soggy because it's cooked on a separate pan rather than directly on the stone. Only problem is this place gets pretty crazy during lunch time.

  • Chipotle

    4 starsOctober 17, 2013

    230 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606

    Never had a problem with eating at this location. Only problem is it gets CRAZY busy at lunch time and the line is almost out the door. The line does move fast though. My only complaint is that their chips tend to be on the stale side....

  • Brunch Cafe

    5 starsOctober 17, 2013

    1500 West Lake Street, Roselle, IL 60172

    Very yummy GF pancakes--although they were a bit on the overdone site; the server said they sometimes need to cook them longer to ensure the centers are done. The server also said they have GF toast but I didn't try it. I don't remember seeing GF waffles on the menu. I had an omelet and breakfast potatoes with pancakes on the side. I'm sure I could have also had a skillet or even just eggs and bacon or sausage with no problems. Everything was delicious--wish I lived in the area so I could go back more often!

  • Fogo de Chao

    5 starsMay 17, 2013

    661 N LaSalle Blvd, Chicago, IL 60654

    This is probably my favorite restaurant. My husband and I always take a trip downtown for my birthday so we can have dinner here. Even before I went GF. It is a meat-lover's paradise. They are incredibly accommodating. Just notify your server that you need to eat GF and they send the manager over to let you know what very few things you should not eat. When I went, the only things I couldn't eat were the salad dressings (because they are not made in house and therefore they cannot guarantee their safety), a pasta salad on the salad bar, and chicken that is marinated in beer. EVERYTHING else is safe to eat: HUGE and delicious salad bar (I use balsamic vinegar in place of the dressing), endless amounts of meats, fried polenta, caramelized bananas, mashed potatoes, and best of all the Brazilian cheese bread. In my opinion, this place is simply the best.

  • M Burger

    5 starsMay 17, 2013

    100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601

    Delicious. SO happy I found this place. They're very accommodating! Just tell the checkout person that you have a gluten allergy and they will inform the people preparing the food. They will serve your burger in a lettuce wrap in a separate container. Their fries are gluten-free and thin and crispy and AH-mazing. Bonus: my whole meal (burger, fries, and a pop) was less than $10 bucks - not bad for lunch in the city.

  • Ruby of Siam

    5 starsMay 03, 2013

    170 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

    Love this place. Their menu says they can make substitutions to pretty much any dish to make it gluten-free, vegetarian, and/or vegan if it's not already. Just ask when you order. You can also specify how mild or spicy you want your dish. My favorite is the shrimp paste fried rice - delicious. We've had a few business lunches here too - the atmosphere is nice. They offer both dine in and carry out (you can call ahead to place a carry-out order). Everyone I've brought there says this place is a "gem," so give it a try!

  • Buffo's

    5 starsMay 02, 2013

    431 Sheridan Road, Highwood, IL 60040

    This was my husband's favorite pizza place growing up. On a whim, we recently checked their website to see if they happened to have gluten-free pizza. Happily they do! The pizza was delicious. Highly recommend it. It's also a really fun place to eat at with a nice atmosphere. Family-friendly with a couple arcade games.

  • Protein Bar

    5 starsMarch 08, 2013

    235 South Franklin Street, Chicago, IL 60606

    This place is great!! They have wraps, salads, and bowls, and a lot of them feature quinoa. A lot of items, including all of the quinoa bowls, are naturally gluten-free. Their menu features a little GF icon next to any items that are gluten-free. Plenty of vegan options are also available and indicated on their menu with a little V icon. Complete nutrition information is listed on their menu as well. Highly recommended!

  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    1819 Lake Cook Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

    Delicious. They have GF soy sauce that they use and bring to the table for you, so their GF menu is pretty extensive. I usually get fried rice. Don's miss the lettuce wraps - they are amazing.

  • City Park Grill

    4 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    1783 St Johns Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

    Gluten-free menu is a little confusing. You'll have to ask the server for some clarification. I was able to have a burger with a GF bun, which was good and the burger was yummy and well-cooked. You can't eat their waffle fries/chips though because they're fried in a shared frier. They offered me broccoli as a substitute, which was okay.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    1849 Green Bay Rd., Highland Park, IL 60035

    Love this place - everyone is always very friendly and my burrito bowls and salads are always delicious. AMAZING chips and guacamole. Never had any problems.

  • On the Border

    1 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    535 N. Lakeview, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    Their GF menu is very limited. And the knowledge of the staff and management at this location appeared limited too. It took forever for the manager to try to figure out if one of the sauces was safe, and I never even got a straight answer, so I had to forego it. I had fish tacos, which were dry (because of no sauce!) and not that great. My husband had a chimichanga (not GF), which he said was kind of mushy and not very good at all. And the biggest bummer is that the tortilla chips are *not* GF. We won't be going back to this place.

  • Olive Garden

    2 starsJanuary 18, 2013


    I wasn't impressed. I had GF pasta with marinara sauce - one of the few things I could eat there. The pasta was overcooked and had broken apart into a million little pieces. For me, that mediocre meal was absolutely not worth sitting in front of a basket of delicious bread sticks that I couldn't eat. I can make MUCH better pasta at home. But if you get stuck having to go there for whatever reason (which was our case), it's nice to know there's something safe available for you to eat. If Olive Garden came up with a good GF version of their bread sticks, they'd have GF folks flocking to their restaurants...and I'd be first in line.

  • Ruby Tuesday

    2 starsJanuary 18, 2013


    I was very unimpressed with the limited gluten-free menu. And the food was equally unimpressive. We won't be returning.

  • Red Robin

    4 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    6420 Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031

    The gluten-free menu here is pretty good compared to other places I've been to. Lots of different burger options. (I usually get the one with bacon and a fried egg on top - YUM!) They now feature a gluten-free bun at the Gurnee location and it's delicious! I love being able to have a normal burger alongside nice, hot steak fries from a dedicated frier and not have to worry. Sad there aren't really any appetizer or dessert options, but if you're looking for a good, inexpensive dinner, this is your place.

  • Main Street Smokehouse

    3 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    536 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048

    Pretty cool little BBQ place. They let you know what's gluten-free when you order. Try the corn pudding - it's delicious!

  • The Vine

    5 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    101 Center Street, Grayslake, IL 60030

    Great, high-end food in a classy but relaxed environment. Try the filets, they are TO DIE FOR. Lots and lots of wine and specialty drink choices. Great cheese flights too. Highly recommended!!

  • That Pasta Place

    5 starsDecember 10, 2012

    641 Barron Blvd, Grayslake, IL 60030

    This is our go-to restaurant. My husband and I love it. They don have 't a GF menu, but they have plenty of options - you just have to ask. All of their pasta sauces are GF, and they usually have two or three GF pastas to choose from. They have a GF house salad dressing and the homemade minestrone soup is GF. They have daily specials, and if you are interested in one, there's a good chance they can make it GF for you - again, just ask. If you have room for dessert, they have a GF flourless chocolate cake that's pretty good. The best part is how affordable this place is. I highly recommend for any occasion.

  • Bill's Pub North

    2 starsDecember 10, 2012

    18945 Washington St, Third Lake, IL 60030

    I am not a big fan of their GF pizza. It tastes pretty good at first, but after eating a piece or two, the crust begins to leave a very strange residue/texture in your's hard to describe. But they deliver, so that's a plus if you are desperate.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    2 starsDecember 10, 2012

    5642 Northridge Drive, Gurnee, IL 60031

    Gluten-free menu is okay. My problem was that I ordered a chicken dish with shrimp and my server brought it out with a side of some kind of sauce. I wasn't sure what it was and asked if it was safe for me. Good thing I did because it wasn't gluten-free! Not very good service/knowledge there. The dish was just meh. We probably wouldn't go again.

  • Egg Harbor Cafe

    5 starsDecember 10, 2012

    125 Lake St, Libertyville, IL 60048

    Delicious. Eggs, bacon, home fries, and omelettes are all available. Last time I was there, they had added GF pancakes and cinnamon rolls to their GF menu! The pancakes were wonderful.

  • Five Guys

    5 starsDecember 10, 2012

    6310 Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL 60031

    Best fries EVER. Seriously. Fries are GF and the only things fried in the friers, so they are safe. The burgers are good. I always ask for a cheeseburger with no bun. The only problem is they wrap the burger, so the cheese can stick to the wrapper. But it's not a major issue. If you ask for extra lettuce that helps. When you order, tell them you have a gluten allergy and they audibly inform the rest of the team. They usually pack the gluten-free items separately from any regular orders, but be sure to ask that they do that if you are extra sensitive. Haven't tried the hit dogs yet, but they are safe as well.

  • Nirvana

    5 starsNovember 30, 2012

    701 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    My husband and I absolutely love this place; however, it is a little pricey, so we usually reserve it for special occasions. There are lots of delicious GF options. Also amazing wine and cheese flights.

  • Sunset Foods

    5 starsNovember 30, 2012

    1812 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035

    Lots of gluten-free stuff available. There's a dedicated GF freezer case, a dedicated GF dry goods section, and lots of other specialty goodies littered throughout the store. There are some gluten-free foods that I can only find here. I feel super lucky to have multiple locations close to me.

  • Kaiser's Pizza & Pub

    5 starsNovember 30, 2012

    1801 N Hwy 21, Gurnee, IL 60031

    Absolutely delicious gluten-free pizza. So far the best I've ever had. It comes in one size that's a very generous portion for one person. I contacted the owner and they informed me that their gluten-free pizza is cooked in the same oven as normal pizzas, but it is prepared and cooked in its own disposable pan. They use dedicated utensils to cut it and it's prepared by one person the entire way through to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. They informed me that there is always a risk due to flour in the area, but they do everything they can to keep everyone safe from that. We've always had great friendly service there. The only thing is that their dining area is small, so the wait for a table can be a little long, even during the week. But they do offer pick-up if you don't want to dine in. Overall highly recommended.

  • La Casa de Isaac & Moishe

    5 starsNovember 01, 2012

    2014 1st St, Highland Park, IL 60035

    Delicious Mexican food. I've eaten there a number of times. Most of their menu items can be made gluten-free, just ask your server.

  • In the Raw

    4 starsNovember 01, 2012

    483 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

    I've only eaten here once, but I got a quinoa bowl and it was delicious and very filling. Happily, no risk of cross-contamination since the entire place is gluten-free, organic, and vegan.