Karen McGee


About Me

Extremely sensitive to cross-contamination. Don't eat out much, but when I find a place that's safe, I'm a loyal customer!


  • Vegan Vee

    5 starsFebruary 28, 2015

    306 46th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209

    AMAZING. The desserts at Vegan Vee are unmatched by any other gf desserts I've eaten before. Vegan Vee has an entirely gluten free and vegan kitchen, which used primarily organic ingredients and Certified GF flours. They keep a list of ingredients in all their items at the cash register and many of their items are free of other allergens as well. But most of all, their desserts are of the highest quality! Seriously delicious and difficult to tell they're free of anything. I have yet to eat anything and be disappointed.

  • A Matter of Taste

    5 starsJanuary 09, 2015

    1100 Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN 37206

    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! The only 100% gluten free restaurant in Nashville. What a gift to eat out safely and be able to choose anything on the menu! A little pricey, but worth it to eat high-quality celiac-safe meals. Most of their ingredients are sourced locally when possible. All very fresh. Warm, trendy atmosphere inside. For dinner, I had their bruschetta, giant diver scallops, mascarpone mashed potatoes, and tried others' buttermilk fried chicken and herb seasoned french fries...all amazing! Their lunch and brunch menus look delectable, too. This will become a regular spot!

  • Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes

    5 starsAugust 12, 2014

    1200 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

    AMAZING! Ordered the Basic Sweet Crepe (sugar, butter, cinnamon) for the first time - it was so good I thought for sure that they had messed up and given me a gluteny one instead. Still feeling great 24 hours later! As I was heading out, one of the baristas even ran up to stop me and ask how I was feeling. Amazing to find what appears to be one of the few celiac-safe places in Nashville! Can't wait to go back and try more!

  • Taco Mamacita

    2 starsAugust 01, 2014

    1200 Villa Place, Nashville, TN 37212

    They DO have great gluten free options and I've eaten here safely before, but I've also had a bad cross contamination incident. They brought tacos on flour tortillas instead of the corn tortillas I asked for after explaining I had celiac. I explained that they needed to remake them - not just take them off the flour ones and put them on the corn ones, but an entirely new dish. Pretty sure they didn't take it seriously and just did the former. I've avoided since, unfortunately.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsNovember 06, 2013

    2825 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

    FAVORITE celiac-friendly to-go food! If you mention you need to eat gluten free, the whole line of workers will change their gloves to ensure no cross-contamination. They take this seriously (though of course there is inherent risk in gluten potentially dropping in any of the bins of food on the bar). Haven't gotten sick yet here!

  • Taqueria del Sol

    4 starsNovember 06, 2013

    2317 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

    Very knowledgable about a safe gluten free kitchen! So far has been sick even though I'm still sometimes nervous :)

  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsNovember 06, 2013

    2525 W End Suite #2535, Nashville, TN 37203

    Favorite celiac-friendly chain!!! Have never gotten sick here and the food is delicious!

  • The Smiling Elephant

    5 starsNovember 06, 2013

    2213 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204

    My VERY FAVORITE celiac-friendly restaurant in Nashville! Love their GF Thai fried rice! Have never gotten sick here!

  • Italia Pizza & Pasta

    5 starsDecember 27, 2012

    1600 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

    Really delicious gluten free pizza!

  • BRAVO! Cucina Italiana

    5 starsDecember 27, 2012

    2600 Navy Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026

    Had a small but decent gluten free menu with several appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and entrees. I ate the grilled salmon which had a lemon caper butter sauce and sides of steamed veggies (snap peas, sweet potatoes, and broccoli), and pasta with tomato sauce - all gluten free! My sister ate the grilled chicken and the Caesar salad - both gluten free - which were also delicious. Great experience!

  • Wildfire

    5 starsDecember 27, 2012

    1300 Patriot Blvd, Glenview, IL 60026

    They have an excellent, extensive gluten free menu and knowledgeable servers! I had french onion soup, filet mignon, and red skin mashed potatoes - all gluten-free. I only wish I could have saved room for some flourless chocolate cake for dessert!