Amanda Yoder

About Me

I have extreme gluten intolerance/sensitivity, but thankfully not celiac, so I do not worry about cross-contamination much, but I cannot tolerate any gluten in the foods I'm eating--hope my info, reviews help!


  • Flour Child Bakery

    5 starsDecember 04, 2012

    1716 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

    Bought their GF chocolate chip cookies at the East Beach Farmers Market and they were very very good, esp. for GF! Don't know how many other items they carry, but hope they increase it as the one item they had and I tried was 5 stars!

  • Romano's Macaroni Grill

    3 starsDecember 04, 2012

    4574 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23462-3004

    Have gluten free pasta (though not gluten free bread), which one time was served excellent and another time was hard and unenjoyable, so perhaps the quality depends on the knowledge of the cook. They have a menu online very good with what sauces are GF and which aren't. Staff not really knowledgeable at all (at least servers)

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise

    4 starsDecember 04, 2012

    739 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

    They are fantastic with gluten problems, have separate silverware & menu, seem to be very careful of cross contamination and avoid it well, even have dedicated fryer so can have french fries! Their gluten free bun is delicious, but seems to disagree with me every time (perhaps high in fiber?). They will do any of their burgers, sandwiches, or wraps on the GF bun. Very agreeable, accommodating, and aware as a restaurant!

  • Olive Garden

    4 starsDecember 04, 2012


    Had five cheese marinara shrimp with gluten free pasta (on the 2 for $25 promo) and was fantastic--didn't upset me at all, but some of the pasta was dry as it needed more sauce, so get extra as it's probably a thirsty pasta (and did seem to take a long time, as GF pasta can). No GF breadsticks which sucked, but salad without croutons was easily accomodated!

  • Uno Chicago Grill

    2 starsDecember 04, 2012

    5700 East Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk, VA 23502

    I'm glad they offer GF pizza (and rolls, but haven't tried those), but the pizza is like cardboard and it is pre-made (unless you ask for unusual toppings and they accommodate you, then they will make a fresh one, but still tastes bland like cardboard).

  • Y Not Pizza & Italian Cuisine

    5 starsDecember 04, 2012

    5257 Providence Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

    Have gluten free pizza, pasta, sub rolls, gelato, and Udi's chocolate chip cookies! All around an amazing gluten free menu at the Ynot restaurants and the food is fantastic! They also have a gluten free beer and hard cider, as well as amazing salads that of course are easily GF.