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Celiac

Reviews


  • Market Cafe

    5 starsJanuary 01, 2015

    496 9th Ave, New York, NY 10018

    Update: Market was closed but has now opened as Oovah Wine Gallery and is a wine and Tapas bar. It has same address as Market and owners are the same. They are taking this new establishment Gluten Free. The whole menu is gluten free with the exception of the waffle which they are working on making a gluten free version so every item will be GF eliminating gluten all together. Visit Oovahnyc.com and check out the menu. The food is absolutely amazing. If you click on the website link for Market on this app it takes you to the Market website but there is a letter explaining their new venture. Then click on the Oovah below it takes you right to there menu. Page down to bottom click on GF and read their statement Going to be upfront with you. My son owns this restaurant but don't let that disuade you from reading on. When my husband and I were diagnosed with celiac along with soy, dairy, and egg intolerance, I had the privilege of going through every recipe ingredient. I went through his fridges, freezers, shelves checking every product for allergens. Because everything is basically from scratch it wasn't hard to do. I talked about food prep and educated him and the staff. They are well schooled. I wish I could go into every place I eat and do the same to know for sure that I will not get sick. Most of his dishes were already Gf but he made small changes to give us even more Choices. What I love the most is the fact that they know our issues and know what to do for any dish to accommodate if necessary. They have totally eliminated flour in their dishes except for the cakes which are made down stairs not in the main kitchen. While they do not have a separate prep area in the main kitchen due to its size, with the exception of pasta, most everything is GF so less risk of cross-contamination. But care is taken to avoid it. Separate pots and utensils are used for every dish. In the five years since our diagnosis we have never been ill after eating at this place. Since we live in California when we visit NY we mostly eat here to make sure we don't get sick on our vacation. while lot of restaurants now offer GF, most cannot accommodate our other issues so this is the safest for us. Check out their website: Marketcafenyc.com you can see their menus and get directions. When you visit the restaurant just let them know of any dietary issues and they will take good care of you.

  • Oovah Wine Gallery

    5 starsJanuary 01, 2015

    496 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

    This establishment used to be Market Cafe before it re-opened as Oovah Wine Gallery on Dec. 31, 2014. The owners are still the same but they wanted to have a whole new concept for a total dining experience focusing on GF menu as well. It is a wine and tapas bar that will be totally gluten free when they perfect their GF waffle recipe for brunch very soon. The menu says the waffle and the mollette are not GF but they have since found a GF bread for the mollette so it will only be offering the GF version and the menu will reflect this change. They do not have a separate GF menu because everything else is totally GF and the whole restaurant will soon be. The menu comes from the chef's Guatemalan culture with a contemporary flare. The flavor is like nothing I have ever experienced. Everything is made from scratch from fresh ingredients. Check out the website to see the menu. The pork tacos are divine. The chorizo risotto is so flavorful it's hard to describe. I also recommend the carne guisada. Give this place a try. You won't be sorry.

  • Bondi Grill House

    4 starsAugust 13, 2014

    7821 Edinger Ave #110, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

    Went here last night due to recommendation from this app. We weren't disappointed. They have a lot of GF offerings and were able to accommodate our soy, egg, and dairy issues as well. We had the baby back ribs which were excellent. I liked the BBQ sauce as it wasn't to sugary sweet and the sweet potato fries were to die for. I gave it 4 stars only because it is a little pricey in that you get one side with your entre but there aren't a lot of restaurants around here that offer GF options so feel lucky to add them to our list of places we can eat. We definitely will be back.

  • zpizza

    4 starsNovember 11, 2013

    148 Main Street, Seal Beach, CA 90740

    The gluten free crust is really good. It also is dairy-free, egg-free, and soy free which is exactly what my husband and I need. They also have dairy-free soy-free cheese that is one of the better cheese substitutes for us cheese lovers. We regularly eat at Z-pizza.

  • Nizza

    3 starsMarch 22, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    We have eaten there a couple of times. Since my husband and I also have soy, dairy, and egg intolerance as well as celiac we found our choices more limited. But it does give us another place to eat even if our choices are limited.

  • Kerostena Mediteranian Grill

    5 starsDecember 17, 2012

    12546 Valley View Street, Garden Grove, CA 92845

    While they do not have a GF menu, most of the dishes are GF already. The first time my husband and I visited the restaurant, I gave the owner our list of dietary restrictions to see if we could eat at his restaurant. We can't have gluten, soy, egg, or dairy. Hatem was very helpful in determining what we could and couldn't eat. His daughter can't have gluten so he is aware of the importance of dietary restrictions. We were so thrilled to know that we could have many of his dishes and they are so fresh and delicious. In the beginning we had to eliminate the rice in the kabob plate because it had bulgar wheat in it. He told us that if we called him before coming he would make rice especially for us without it. We called him one time before going there and he had rice ready for us when we got there and it was fantastic. However we didn't want to put him out and loved his salad so much we decided that we wouldn't ask him to do it again and just have a double helping of the salad. He decided to reformulate his rice to eliminate the bulgar wheat and now his rice is GF all the time. I can't tell you how wonderful that made us feel and how tasty it is too. I love rice! Hatem is a wonderful owner who definitely is there to serve his customers. His kabob plates are delicious. There is chicken, lamb, filet mignon, Kafta, or shish kabobs. Everything is made from scratch and with fresh ingredients. We also love the lentil soup. The garlic sauce he makes from scratch is the best I've tasted and adds a wonderful flavor to the meal. For dessert if you can have dairy his rice pudding is a treat. My husband and I have never been ill after eating here and for us that is the test for where we eat. This place is our go to "fast food" restaurant when we want fresh amazing food in a snap. We highly recommend this place.