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Reviews


  • 21 Steps Kitchen & Bar

    5 starsJuly 31, 2014

    4433 Sundial Pl, Whistler, BC, Canada V0N 1B4

    Delicious food. Nearly everything on the full menu was also available on the GF menu with either no change or else just slight modification. I tried the lamb and the prawns and scallops dish. Both were very different from each other but extremely flavorful -- no skipping the yummy sauces! They were also able to easily accommodate my dairy sensitivity. All-in-all a fantastic experience. Would highly recommend.

  • Egg Harbor Cafe

    5 starsFebruary 01, 2013

    140 E Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

    Hadn't been to this restaurant in a while but visited this morning. I was so pleased to learn that they now have a GF menu -- and it includes GF pancakes and a GF breakfast cinnamon roll! I was certainly tempted by the cinnamon roll but can't comment on it since I didn't try it. I did thoroughly enjoy my side of GF pancakes -- excellent. All in all a great, safe eating experience. Look forward to dining there again and would definitely recommend.

  • Aurelio's Pizza

    5 starsJanuary 12, 2013

    1455 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101

    This is one of my all-time favorite restaurants. They were one of the first places I ever ate to offer SO many GF options. I've always found them to be extremely careful and I've never been disappointed in their pizza or pasta dishes -- so much flavor. I haven't come across another GF pizza I like better than theirs yet. It is so good. :) I've taken non-GF people here and they have always raved about the pizza and other dishes, so I don't think it's just my own joy of getting to order pizza and authentic Italian pasta that's coloring my perception of the place. I have not eaten at other Aurelio's locations, but I can say that this one is very, very good. I've heard that some locations are using purchased crusts for their GF pizza. This location makes it from scratch. Although they dont have a formally written-out GF menu, it's because they can modify most of their dishes to be GF. Just ask the waitress/waiter to explain what they can and can not do and they will work with you. Enjoy!!

  • Pizzeria Vivo

    4 starsJanuary 12, 2013

    407 N State St, Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Small family place. Trusted Locals say this place is wonderful for GF -- pizza and pasta options. I can only give 4 stars since I didn't get to try it myself. They they just happened to be closed when I was town.

  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    5 starsJanuary 12, 2013

    1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    Lou Malnati's *finally* has a real GF crust -- not just the sausage "crust" they've been offering us for years. I tried it tonight and thought it was very good. The crusts are being sourced from Deerfield's bakery which I understand has a completely separate facility for making their GF baked goods. Once at Lou Malnati's, the pizzas are cooked in the same stove as all the other pizzas, but I spoke to staff and was assured that they are taking measures to keep things safe. After eating the pizza tonight, I am not noticing any contamination symptoms even though I am extremely sensitive. So far so good. Recommend!

  • Uno Chicago Grill

    1 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    1160 Plaza Dr, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    This place seems to change management more than any place I've seen. I've had some of the worst dining experiences here from intense cross contamination to multiple ingredients and items that they simply "ran out of," to just sloppy staff. Managers reluctant to replace or refund when their staff messes up. I am beyond *not* a fan. SO glad that I can get GF pizza elsewhere now. Their pizza is skimpy and not very tasty (they're just frozen pizzas that they heat for you) in the first place. :(

  • Maggiano's

    4 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    1901 E. Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    I have had only excellent experiences here. Always get to speak directly to the chef about my needs. Food is delicious and and I love that they have GF pasta (corn, last I checked). While I've really enjoyed everything I've had here, I would really like to see them expand their options. They only have one type of GF noodle so you can't really have things like spaghetti, angel hair, or varying types of noodles. It's always the same type of pasta, no matter what type the original dish would usually have had. Also not sure why they chose corn pasta since most GF people I know tend to prefer brown rice pasta. Oh well. All-in-all, I don't shy away from going here -- it's just not at the very top of my list since other places around have more options.

  • Olive Garden

    2 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    1925 EAST GOLF ROAD, SCHAUMBURG IL 60173

    Meh. Nice of them to add GF pasta option but they really need to lean to cook it properly!! I had to request they re-cook it twice because it honestly wasn't done. We're not talking al dente -- it was still hard! I suggested that the cooks should taste it for themselves and maybe practice making it a little more. I finally gave because I simply couldn't stay all night. Sad, sad excuse for GF. Definitely not at the top of my dining list.

  • Red Mango

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    601 N Martingale Rd #165, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Frozen yogurt. Simple, yummy, and gluten free. Choose your flavor(s), add whatever GF toppings you like, then enjoy!

  • Whole Foods

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    750 N. Martingale Rd., Schaumburg, IL 60173

    This place is like the gluten-free Mecca of the Northwest Suburbs. Really large and nicely stocked Whole Foods location. If you're looking for something specific that's GF, they'll probably have it. Bread, pizza, baked goods, flour mixes, snacks, drinks, beers, even a food and salad bar with plenty of options ... The list is practically endless. Staff is generally very friendly and helpful.

  • Wildberry Pancakes & Cafe

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    1383 North Meacham Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Love this place. They have all the usual breakfast standards but also have some more unique, tasty options. Love their GF pancakes. I'm told you can request the GF pancakes with berries on top the way they serve some of their regular pancakes. I've found them super flexible and really appreciate that. Haven't had a cross contamination issue yet. Definitely recommend.

  • Fruitful Yield

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    130 W Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60195

    Wonderful GF selection!! They have a substantial freezer section full of GF choices (including Udi and multiple other brands of bread, pizza, baked goods, etc), as well as really great selection of cereals, GF mixes, flours, snacks, etc. Unfortunately the staff can be a little hit or miss depending on the day, but overall a really nice little place that's easier and quicker to navigate than Whole Foods.

  • Mary's All About Health & Wellness

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2013

    207 South Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Great little natural foods place. Has snacks, GF noodles, and a small refrigerator and freezer section with the usual basic GF options (Udi, etc).

  • Grain Train Natural Foods Market

    5 starsJanuary 10, 2013

    220 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

    Great health food type of co-op store. Wonderful, plentiful gluten free options packaged, fresh and frozen. We visit every time we're in the area. Love this place!

  • Weber Grill

    4 starsJanuary 07, 2013

    1010 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Good option. Love the somewhat recent addition of a GF bun! Missed some of their old options though on our last visit. They used to have BBQ items available for GF diners but apparently changed the sauce. Some staff seem more well trained in allergies than others. I've had mostly excellent experiences here but did have one near disaster. We pointed out the issue to our waitress and she argued with us instead of taking precautions until we proved that we were right -- the kitchen had included an ingredient that definitely contained wheat. Anyway, that was one bad visit after many, many excellent visits. Just keep your eyes open, ask questions, and you should be able to enjoy a fairly solid GF menu and experience.

  • Qdoba

    5 starsJanuary 07, 2013

    1408 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Great quick food that's tasty and on the healthier end of the spectrum. Never had a cross contamination issue here since just about all of it is naturally GF (Mexican- type food).

  • Wildfire

    2 starsJanuary 07, 2013

    1250 E Higgins Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    I thought this place was completely overrated. I had heard SO much about this place and was really looking forward to my visit. Things started off well with a tasty GF bread as appetizer. Then we got ready to order. I was pleased to see that they offered GF hamburgers *with* a bun! But I quickly noticed that many of the GF menu option simply modified their regular options... By skipping the sauces!! Personally, I don't need a "special menu" to tell me I can make an item gluten free if I skip the sauce. To me, a true GF menu would involve offering substitute sauces that are GF. Anyway. I ordered salmon and my mom ordered a GF hamburger. My sauce-free salmon was incredibly dry and kinda tasteless in comparison to my sister's (she compared them since hers was not GF). The "hamburger bun" was actually the same bread used as the appetizer. We liked it better as an appetizer. It really didn't taste or have proper texture to be a hamburger bun. It was the type of GF bread that literally falls apart if it gets wet. And that's exactly what it did. By the time the hamburger arrived, it had already soaked through the bun so the whole thing was a wet, soggy mess. All in all, service was friendly and nice but the product seems overpriced and a little under par to me. I'd rather go elsewhere for those prices.

  • Deerfields Bakery

    2 starsJanuary 07, 2013

    25 S Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    I was so excited about this place when I first learned of it. Oh well. Prices are ridiculous! Size of potions are generally skimpy. Last I checked, Whole Foods was selling a number of their items plus even more (and IMO better) options like Udi, Against the Grain, and more. Plus my experience with Whole Foods cust. service at their Schaumburg location has been better than my experiences at Deerfield's. Ok for wheat/gluten eaters but kinda disappointing for those who are GF.