Amanda Yoder


About Me

I'm celiac and highly reactive to gluten. I also avoid most soy and I'm allergic to pumpkin seeds, pork, and peanuts.


  • Crab Louie's Seafood Tavern

    4 starsOctober 12, 2014

    1352 Sycamore Square, Midlothian, VA 23113

    Excellent and vast gluten free menu! Chicken and crab cakes, she crab soup even! Delicious bananas foster as a unique GF dessert. People have to know this is an option outside of Richmond, VA!

  • Bonefish Grill

    2 starsOctober 12, 2014

    3333 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach,VA 23452

    I got the Lilly's chicken and garlic mashed potatoes, had a crouton in my mashed potatoes which made me ill (had a bite before I saw the crouton) and staff tried to insist it was garlic, despite being hard, large, and smelling like bread (then tasting like a crouton to my husband as well). No apologies or compensation and the table next to us had received tortilla strips in their supposedly gluten free salad! They clearly are not well aware or trained here despite a dedicated menu. I do love their vanilla creme brulee and would likely go back just for that for dessert some time, as hopefully it would be safe by itself!

  • El Azteca

    5 starsOctober 12, 2014

    1522 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518

    Although this restaurant doesn't advertise gluten free, it's amazingly safe if you avoid the tortillas and the fried items. I react strongly to even cross contamination and had no problem with the salsa or queso (brought my own chips) and had chicken fajitas without any tortillas! Great option to have some ethnic food finally.

  • 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.