About Me

Autoimmunity. Dedicated facilities only. No casein, please.


  • Seed + Salt

    5 starsMay 09, 2015

    2240 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123

    a nice, casual deli experience. ratio of spread cup to crostini order was awesome.

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsMay 09, 2015

    785 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA 94518

    cross contamination throughout product lines

  • Whole Foods

    3 starsMay 09, 2015

    1333 Newell Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    as a small store, they don't have a huge, safe, truly gf selection. OK for a quick run, but not for all my needs

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsMay 09, 2015

    1372 So. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    chicken tenders gave mouth ulcers. jelly beans contain modified wheat. they've been flippantly cross-contaminating us for years. FDA rules didn't change that.

  • The Counter

    1 starsMay 09, 2015

    1699 N California Blvd, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    they rely on manufacture's statements and Fda guidelines rather that what is safe. after lots of discussion and written instructions, the wait staff talked the kitchen through my order - which arrived with grill marks anyway. DO NOT get seasoning on your fries!!!! the manager was apologetic, and I appreciated it. still, I wouldn't eat at this chain ever again unless they went 100% dedicated facility. I was trying to be nice to an accommodating friend who found the place, and my table mates were pretty uncomfortable. I doubt I'll be eating out with them ever again.

  • Donut Savant

    1 starsApril 06, 2015

    1934 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

    Very unclear on their website about shared facilities.

  • Mission: Heirloom

    5 starsMarch 02, 2015

    2085 Vine Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

    Wear fancy clothes, go out at night, and have no-vegetarian choices in a DEDICATED facility? WOOOOO!

  • Salt Lick

    1 starsApril 06, 2014

    18300 Farm to Market Road 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619

    Clueless, but kind Not even close to gf. Ok for fad dieters only Cross contamination heavy, no understanding of sourcing, shared equipment, or gluten species vinegars Sitting here watching everyone else eat because it is so out of the way. Smells great. Torture!

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    1 starsJanuary 28, 2014

    2901 S. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746

    Worst for cross contamination ever.

  • The Red Oak Bakery

    5 starsNovember 24, 2013

    596 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130

    amazing. sources from Bob's. bakery is super talented. brioche is delicious. if you can't have grains or xanthan, they have grain free and gum free items. <3

  • One Lucky Duck

    5 starsOctober 19, 2013

    303 Pearl Parkway #109, San Antonio, TX 78215

    staff is amazing. juices, salads, raw lasagne. tasty and totally safe! some items have certified oats, so watch out for that if you don't tolerate them. hope to see you there! (update: white vinegar in olives. no longer dedicated gluten free. talking to owner) (update 2: Owner is so awesome! He is putting staff on alert and getting a new source for olives. WHat a wonderful place!)

  • Vegeria Vegan Tex-Mex & American Cuisine

    3 starsOctober 17, 2013

    8407 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

    working with owner re: issues like vinegar and sourcing from the always risky Trader Joes. they use guar gum, not xanthan. That means milder gummy tummy problems! I won't be eating here for now, but the staff is great.

  • Wild Wood Bakehouse

    1 starsSeptember 29, 2013

    3016 Guadalupe St #200, Austin, TX 78705

    the bread has too much xanthan for my gummy tummy. calamari and tamales with ranchero sauce were superb!!!! felt safe and appreciated. UPDATE 9/9 PM: so tired that I could barely drive back to San Antonio at 4pm. About to this up. Absolutely got glutened here. update: no one ever called me back about their sourcing and vinegar. boo! UPDATE 9/9: I see Heinz ketchup.. . eeeeep! no white vinegar, even if it meets upcoming fda guidelines for gluten free. no no no. going to talk to the owner about this and other sourcing issues.

  • The Little Aussie Bakery & Cafe

    1 starsSeptember 29, 2013

    3610 Avenue B, San Antonio, TX 78209

    looks like they use icky xanthan gum (laxative!) and cheap flours. not sure if flours are made on shared equipment or in shared facilities, but they are not recognized brands or from regulated countries (CA, AUS, UK, EU). very disappointed. not interested. :(

  • Paloma Blanca

    1 starsSeptember 29, 2013

    5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

    too much cross contamination potential to be safe

  • Central Market

    3 starsSeptember 29, 2013

    4821 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

    I get by here, but all their gf stuff has icky gums in it. I say NO to gummy tummy!

  • The Cove

    3 starsSeptember 29, 2013

    606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212

    a selection of gf beers, but forget eating anything. divey with a huge beer garden. Wendy at the bar is great - she knows the flavor profiles of all the gf beers! gig certification is such a joke. the staff in the kitchen were clueless

  • Sweet Yams

    1 starsSeptember 29, 2013

    218 North Cherry Street, San Antonio, TX 78202

    sweet staff but there's a TON of gluten in this kitchen. I got hit - hard. update: I was sick for days.

  • La Gloria Ice House

    1 starsSeptember 15, 2013

    100 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78212

    shared facility and equipment. no thanks.

  • Southside Flying Pizza

    1 starsSeptember 08, 2013

    2206 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

    who would risk t cell lymphoma, infertility, and osteoporosis for a pizza made in a shared facility? not it!!

  • Ostra

    1 starsSeptember 07, 2013

    212 West Crockett Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

    UPDATE 8/14, 2013: kitchen staff awareness and cross-contamination practices have gone down hill. I got so sick that I ended up in urgent care, and the chef wanted to argue with me about where I got glutened. Not returning. UPDATE 9/8: lost 7 lbs from this, and now I'm back to not being on the BMI chart. :( 2012: very cool staff. exec chef's wife is celiac. ask for dedicated equipment. delightful people and superb food.

  • Whole Foods

    1 starsSeptember 07, 2013

    255 E. Basse Rd, Ste 130 San Antonio, TX 78209

    staff thinks that dedicated facilities are a requirement for a gf label... all that I've talked to. too much stuff with xanthan (gummy tummy) and white vinegar (gross + reaction). not a viable grocery option for gf peeps

  • L√ľke

    3 starsSeptember 06, 2013

    125 East Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

    trying oysters with just lemon. we will see how it goes. staff did not go out of their way to explain their practices to keep me safe. fingers crossed!!!

  • Saltgrass Steak House

    2 starsSeptember 04, 2013

    502 E River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205

    nice staff. no way I'd eat here. no dedicated equipment. they just rasp the grill. eeeek!

  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsSeptember 04, 2013

    15900 LaCantera Pkwy. Bldg. #1, Suite 1100, San Antonio, TX 78256

    Katie is doing a great job of taking care of me at the bar. good management means great training. nice, happy staff!! avoid the gf pot sticker sauce. it has white vinegar that would be illegal to call gf in all regulated countries except the USA.

  • Iron Cactus

    2 starsSeptember 04, 2013

    200 E River Walk St #100, San Antonio, TX 78205

    Redbridge beer (woo!), but food has shared equipment. so close!

  • green Vegetarian Cuisine

    2 starsAugust 19, 2013

    1017 N Flores St, San Antonio, TX 78212

    Chris is sweet. the place isn't a dedicated facility, but they do use some dedicated equipment. may not be using certified ingredients. more than one star just for being nice and well on the way to 'getting it."

  • P.F. Chang's

    1 starsAugust 18, 2013

    255 East Basse Road #1200, San Antonio, TX 78209

    I was warned off this location. lots of turn over means poor training. heard some complaints about planted noodles (poisoning gf diners).

  • Grease Box

    5 starsJune 28, 2013

    942 Stanford Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608

    Great to see the food cart graduate to a permanent spot!

  • Cafe Gratitude

    1 starsMay 18, 2013

    1730 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

    update may 2013: everything including gluten containing baked goods are now made on site. this kitchen is now f'ed, and I feel like I just lost an 8 year friendship. this was my only safe spot in the east bay for years. I'm so sad. March 2013: once upon a time, cafe gratitude in Berkeley segregated the one gluten item in the kitchen to a dedicated cutting board. this was the one place in the east bay besides pf changs where I felt safe. now that the cafes operate more independently, contaminated tortillas and lax kitchen practices are making people sick. and, the staff is nothing like it used to be. I trust Matt's location in Santa Cruz, and I'm not coming back to the Berkeley location.

  • The Grand Tavern

    3 starsMay 11, 2013

    3601 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

    I'd call ahead and ask for chef Nate to handle your order exclusively. cross contamination and staff awareness can be an issue. over heard hurtful negative staff comments on gluten free patrons. not planning to return

  • Sans

    2 starsMay 08, 2013

    821 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901

    drove all the way from Oakland. non gluten free staff lacked knowledge of store screening, labeling regulation, or empathy for why I might need to know if the store had changed policies (e.g. looked like there were some shared facility items now rather than only dedicated). so disappointing and off putting. heading to Safeway.

  • Erik's DeliCafe

    1 starsApril 30, 2013

    400 Walnut St, Redwood City, CA 94063

    gluten free offerings, staff training, and cross contamination prevention are a no-go.

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsApril 30, 2013

    855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    read the fine print. not gluten free, and makes people sick.

  • Palo Alto Pizza Co.

    1 starsApril 30, 2013

    2450 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto, CA 94306

    doesn't actually have dedicated kitchen space, just gf paddles for a shared oven. high risk of cross contamination. bummed!!

  • Amici's

    1 starsApril 30, 2013

    880 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    cross contamination plus tons of xanthan gum made me a mess for weeks. bummed.

  • Calafia Cafe

    1 starsApril 30, 2013

    855 El Camino Real #130, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    got me sick, and chef was unresponsive to my letting them know. bummer.

  • Nola

    1 starsApril 30, 2013

    535 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA

    will absolutely get you sick. student 'nutritionist' who came up with the menu is too arrogant to listen to feedback about obvious gluten filled ingredients on the menu that make people ill.

  • LYFE Kitchen

    1 starsApril 30, 2013

    167 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    update3: got sick for days! update2: I was up all night with itchy skin and upset stomach from crosscontamination. this means I have a week of depression and up to three weeks of fatigue in the mail. update: Now has dedicated equipment or prep area. manager is awesome and open to your kind feedback. may not be for everyone, but they are open and compassionate. they value us. that counts for a three star bump! stuff to be skeptical of: airborne flour all over the kitchen. udi's bread with icky xanthan gum giving you gummy tummy, corn tortillas made off site, nuts and berries not certified. shared grill.

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsApril 04, 2013

    1885 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703

    this chain has a flippant disregard for your safety. the items marketed to us have no quality and safety oversight for gluten contamination.

  • Urban Bistro

    1 starsMarch 30, 2013

    270 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

    sf soup company's safety standards are terrible. no way I'm eating here. clueless but will swear up and down their owners are gluten free. no idea how to prep safely or what are high risk ingredients (bacon, vinegar, blue cheese, etc.) very sad when I see places like this are legal here and illegal in the UK -- as they should be.

  • Puccini & Pinetti

    1 starsMarch 30, 2013

    129 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    called to check on dedicated equipment and dedicated kitchen space. front desk totally BSed me on their safety standards. I asked some specific questions about what types of equipment were designated for gluten free items and the 'I'm not the chef' back pedaling began. so sad. I'll never risk eating here!

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsMarch 30, 2013

    301 McLellan Dr., So. San Francisco, CA 94080

    flippant disregard for safety of gluten free customers. misleading labels. products are not safe.

  • Wild Goat Bistro

    3 starsMarch 28, 2013

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

    called ahead about dedicated gluten free equipment and was optimistic. I was a little hungry and on edge coming in. fingers crossed, but there is A LOT going on in the kitchen. sounds like they understand cross contamination, but still... some of the ingredients are very high risk for GF and CF guests (capers, cow milk, blue cheese, vinegar, chorizo, smoked ham, olives, etc.)

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsMarch 24, 2013

    3790 US Highway 395 S, Suite 401, Carson City, NV 89705

    blatantly avoids safety standards, so nothing from TJs is safe. they know and don't care.

  • Iron Cactus

    2 starsMarch 09, 2013

    606 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

    points for having Redbridge. wouldn't eat here.

  • Nomad Dosa

    5 starsMarch 07, 2013

    2512 Rio Grande Street, Austin, TX 78705

    very safe, authentic or fusion. A+++++++

  • Wholly Cow Burgers

    2 starsMarch 07, 2013

    619 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

    great staff. no way burgers are safe from cross contamination. sad face. I'm hungry! onion rings fried separately in a fryer NOT next to the GF fryer. awesome! no GF condiments at all. *damn it*

  • Frank

    1 starsMarch 07, 2013

    407 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

    never trust a place that serves Daura. totally botched my breakfast first day of sxsw. I'll be sick for three weeks including three days where I may be unable to attend sxsw. such a bummer!! staff was nice, though.

  • Asian Box

    5 starsFebruary 18, 2013

    142 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

    excellent, fast, and worry free. beef with tamarind sauce is epic.

  • Gluten Free Gourmet, LLC

    1 starsFebruary 07, 2013

    14510 Big Basin Way #8, Saratoga, CA 95070

    Unresponsive to my request about the use of icky xanthan and guar gums.

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    1 starsFebruary 07, 2013

    136 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    No way.

  • Chipotle

    1 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    2400 Charleston Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043

    "GF" offerings are anything but. Avoid eating here unless you don't care about getting sick.

  • Whole Foods

    2 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos, CA 94022

    Good for GFCO items in a pinch, but they need to apply rigorous standards to what they carry on shelves that is labeled "gluten free." We need parody with EU/UK labeling and catering laws.

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    590 Showers Dr., Mountain View, CA 94040

    Irresponsible use of "no gluten ingredients." So misleading for the newly diagnosed. They know about these issues, and they refuse to test their products for safety. It's disappointing, and many of us shop at independent stores that care about our community like Sans.

  • Erik's DeliCafe

    1 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    1350 Grant Rd, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Cross-contamination. I found no safe options here. Disappointed and hungry.

  • Amici's

    1 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    790 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041

    Horrible cross contamination and so much xanthan gum cramping that I had to stay home from work 2 days. So irresponsible! They were alerted to these issues over 3 years ago.

  • Vault 164

    1 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    164 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401


  • Roy's

    3 starsJanuary 29, 2013

    575 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

    chef Francisco will use dedicated equipment if you give him 24 hours. otherwise, don't eat here. chef Francisco is amazing, though!!!

  • Asian Box

    5 starsDecember 13, 2012

    855 El Camino Real #21, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    great food. great price. dedicated safety. so much flavor!!

  • Zest Bakery

    5 starsDecember 13, 2012

    1224 Arroyo Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

    Love them! Great service, low xanthan gum, and super well priced. The food is excellent!!!

  • Trader Joe's

    1 starsDecember 13, 2012

    555 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Terrible that they use the gluten to market without any standards. If you are on a medical diet, shop elsewhere until they change their policies, please.

  • San Francisco Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

    1 starsDecember 13, 2012

    1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Not using UK/EU standards. Would rather they were not promoting products of such low quality and perpetuating the poor standards in our unregulated environment.

  • Mariposa Bakeshop & Cafe

    1 starsDecember 13, 2012

    5427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

    A painful amount of xanthan gum. I'll pass.

  • Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

    5 starsDecember 13, 2012

    401 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    A great, dedicated place with tasty food and a kick-back atmosphere. I always feel welcome and well fed!