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Celiac

About Me


I have been living with Celiac Sprue since 2007 and cross contamination is a major concern for me.

Reviews


  • Pei Wei

    4 starsNovember 06, 2014

    11302 Broadway Suite #102, Pearland, TX 77584

    Always reliable, but like all Pei Wei locations not a lot of options.

  • My Fit Foods

    3 starsOctober 07, 2014

    5535 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007

    Prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The majority of the meals are now gluten free, but to be sure you're getting the right meal there's always someone there to help. Friendly staff and they have microwaves and a seating for the meal on the go. It took awhile to try them because of some of the reviews, but now that I did, I'm very happy I did.

  • Ruggles Green

    5 starsSeptember 24, 2014

    748 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008

    Just had one of the best dinners out since moving to Houston! The dinner specials at this location are fantastic!

  • Ruggles Green

    3 starsSeptember 01, 2014

    2311 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098

    (UPDATE) I've eaten here almost once a week since moving here and I have to sadly say my last three visits have gotten me sick. Hopefully they can get this sorted out! Great experience and wonderfully prepared dishes. The meal came out with Gluten Free cards to reassure they received order correctly. We will be going back for sure, but like mentioned earlier we will not be having the pizza for the risk of cross contamination... But no worries they have plenty of other dishes to choose from.

  • Torchy's Tacos

    1 starsSeptember 01, 2014

    350 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

    It REALY, REALLY, REALLY (did I say really) saddens me to write this review, this place is very cool, the staff durning my visit was extremely friendly and the food tasted wonderful.... BUT, if you have Celiac with sensitivity to cross contamination then Torchy's isn't for you unfortunately. It's really sad that there are so few places such as this business that cannot provide safe options for people with Celiac without causing serious negative health side effects. If you're gluten free because of a lifestyle choice then this is a wonderful option. Sorry for the negative review, I was truly hopeful.

  • Max's Wine Dive

    5 starsJuly 14, 2014

    214 Fairview St #2, Houston, TX 77006

    Those with Celiac, I have two words for you....FRIED CHICKEN!!!!!They had a nice selection of gluten free food and the server even brought out freshly made gluten free donuts! I never eat fried food at restaurants for the simple reason of cross contamination, but this business has a dedicated space along with a dedicated fryer!!The server also told me the reason they're so careful is that the owner cannot eat gluten either. Whether the owner has Celiac or not they are taking the correct steps in order to prevent cross contamination. We will be back!!

  • Zoes Kitchen

    1 starsMay 24, 2014

    4000 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

    I was told gluten free was not a problem, but their idea of gluten free us not putting pita bread on the dish. But after I ate the meal I realized I shouldn't of had the rice which turn out to be pilaf!! The gluten free dish should have come with a bean side dish after reviewing their on-line menu. My wife also ordered a gluten free so that we could share, but there was a pasta noodle in it. I am suck as I type this review. If you have celiac stay away from this chain!!

  • Snap Kitchen

    3 starsMay 17, 2014

    3600 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

    This location had all the same selections of food as the others and they also can make fresh personalized salads. I would have given them 5 stares but the past couple of times I've been at this location there has been pita chips and crumbs around the section they are stored. It is really too bad since these pita chips are the only items that contain gluten. It would be nice if they were stored and served away from the naturally gluten free items.

  • Freebirds

    1 starsMay 09, 2014

    528 W. Bay Area Blvd., Webster , Texas 77598

    Sorry, but I walked in and then I walked out after watching the serving spoons making contact with the flour shells ahead of me. After reading some of the latest reviews it looks like I made the correct decision. This is really too bad, there's such limited choices, if at all, for people with celiac while we're away from home.

  • Cuchara Restaurant

    5 starsMarch 20, 2014

    214 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006

    Authentic Mexico City bistro that has a lot of naturally gluten free items that are prepared fresh daily. My suggestion would be to introduce yourself and mention your dietary restriction to the owner Ana or her manager, this is what we did and she made sure everything was handled correctly. Their waitress Yessica is also very knowledgeable and understanding about food related illnesses, she is wonderful and will make certain all is handled properly. They also offer a Sunday brunch with corn pancakes that we are looking forward to trying.

  • Gluten Free Nation

    5 starsMarch 18, 2014

    1014 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055

    English Muffins, Cream Puffs and Key Lime Pie are simply fantastic!!! You cannot go wrong with any of their products.

  • Snap Kitchen

    5 starsMarch 06, 2014

    5710 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007

    Great selections, breakfast, lunch and dinner with 99.99% of their choices being gluten free. The extremely friendly staff told me they will be going completely Gluten Free very soon. The concept is also unique, either bring home the meal or heat it up and enjoy it right then and there. They will now be added to safe stops when I am out running around away from home.

  • Indika

    5 starsJanuary 06, 2014

    516 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77006

    What a wonderful dining experience! Learned about this business from a local blog about Celiac friendly restaurants in the Houston area so we decided to give it a try. After speaking with Eliana, the manager I instantly felt like I was in good hands! They brought out a thin cracker and right away I started saying I cannot have any gluten and TO MY SURPRISE these crackers were gluten free!!! It's been 7 years since I've been able to have a starch before and durning a meal outside of our home! The soup, salad and main course was simply fantastic!! They flavors and spices of our dishes were perfect and with a wonderful atmosphere our visit was a wonderful experience. We will be back!!

  • Jenni's Noodle House

    5 starsJanuary 01, 2014

    3111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098

    Finding Jenni's Noodle House was a great way to ring in the new year! This business gets it!! Wonderful food and very friendly staff, this is a must if you have to eat Gluten Free.

  • Jenni's Noodle House

    5 starsJanuary 01, 2014

    2027 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

    Finding Jenni's Noodle House was a great way to ring in the new year! This business gets it!! Wonderful food and very friendly staff, this is a must if you have to eat Gluten Free.

  • Brio Tuscan Grille

    5 starsDecember 23, 2013

    3029 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77098

    Great dining experience and consistent quality and customer service we have come to know while dining at other Brio locations! We will be returning!

  • Chipotle

    1 starsDecember 22, 2013

    2027 S. Shepherd Rd., Houston, TX 77019

    I just cannot understand how a great chain like Chipotle can offer completely different experiences based on region. St. Louis gets it! Houston does not!! This location was my second attempt to eat Chipotle in our new city of Houston, the first location changed their gloves but then began handling a floor tortilla and when I said I wanted a "naked burrito bowl" I was told they don't have them! I said I'll come back another time. Then I gave this location a try because if the previous reviews. I told them I needed to eat gluten free and they looked at me like it was the first time they heard of gluten. When we got to the cheese and lettuce I asked if they had fresh batches below because of the gloves with flour reaching into it. They said it was fresh today and it was all they had, even after I said I cannot have anything that touched flour, so I went without cheese and lettuce. Then the topper, they comped the meal when I got to register, they thought I was asking for a "FREE" meal! Thank you for the free meal but I really enjoy paying for my gluten free meals that are prepared properly! Please Houston and Chipotle please offer people who don't have a choice reliable gluten free meals and options!

  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsNovember 30, 2013

    4094 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77027

    Old reliable once again! It's nice to be able to walk into a P.F. Chang's whether in MO, FL or TX and know you're getting the same quality food without the fear of the staff or kitchen not understanding the needs of someone who has to be GF. They were extremely busy but they didn't skip a beat!

  • Niko Niko's

    3 starsNovember 30, 2013

    2520 Montrose Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006

    We tried this restaurant for the first time and they were extremely busy. Not the most idea time for someone with Celiac. The cashier understood my needs and we actually spoke for a minute about having to eat GF. But there was a breakdown after the cashier and my order came out with pita bread sitting in the middle of the dish. They refunded my meal, but halfway through watching my wife eat her dish the cashier came to our table with a fresh meal and said sorry. This was an extremely nice gesture and I didn't get sick, but I don't know just how quickly I will be returning.

  • Crave Sushi

    5 starsNovember 30, 2013

    2900 Travis Street, Houston, TX 77006

    Very nice dining experience! As mentioned earlier, they provide GF Soy Sauce and as a bonus they will make any roll less the items that contain sauces or ingredients that we cannot have. We will be going back!!

  • Maggiano's

    1 starsNovember 05, 2013

    2019 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056-4401

    Sadly we had to give this location a one because of unfortunately being gluten'd. We have dined at another Maggiano's dozens of times with no incident and like mentioned below the chef would always come to our table. Here we had to ask and it didn't seem this is what they did, right off the bat I became nervous and sure enough I was feeling sick before we left to go home. We are new to Houston and sadly this location is a one and done for us. If you're Celiac I wouldn't recommend this location, sorry.

  • Company Cafe

    5 starsOctober 18, 2013

    3136 Routh St, Dallas, TX 75201

    Wonderful experience, I have not had fried chicken since 2007 and it was wonderful!! We enjoyed it so much we had breakfast there the following morning!! GF bagel!! Wonderful cake!! And most importantly they had "attention Celiac" listed twice on the order receipt!! Outdoor dinning and they're even pet friendly!! In Dallas this is a must.

  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsOctober 06, 2013

    2418 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

    Friendly staff and like all P.F. Chang's a nice selection of gluten free dishes. This location also has a "seasonal" menu item as well.

  • Fresh First

    5 starsSeptember 27, 2013

    1637 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

    I have only dined at four 'dedicated gluten free' restaurants and all of them were wonderful, but, Fresh First stands out amongst all if them and most regular restaurants as well. The quality of their gluten free food and extensive selection is OUTSTANDING! It's nice to walk into and establishment having the ability to order anything! Their food is local and organic, their desserts are fabulous and the ownership is extremely pleasant. 5 stars and a must visit while in Southern Florida. We can only hope other restaurants follow suit across the country!

  • Weezie's Gluten Free Kitchen

    5 starsSeptember 27, 2013

    1321 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

    Wonderful sandwich and fantastic Key Lime dessert!!! The owner is very friendly and did a great job with providing a gluten free meal! I will be back again!!

  • Golden Wok

    5 starsJuly 19, 2013

    15941 Manchester Road, Ellisville, MO 63011

    Awesome experience and it was the first time I was able to eat Thai since getting diagnosed!!! Diana was VERY knowledgable and most importantly genuinely concerned about my dietary restriction and in fact I don't know who was more excited about me being able to enjoy some of my old favorites again. The food was wonderful and we will be going back again! If you're in the area and want some Curry you must stop in, Diana will take great care of you! She also did mention the next time they print menus they will highlight their gluten free items, which is most of their menu.

  • Blue Duck Cafe and Bakery

    4 starsJuly 12, 2013

    1381 High Street #111, Washington, MO 63090

    They have a nice selection of sandwiches which all can be prepared with gluten free bread that they bake. They also offer breakfast which I have not tried yet.

  • Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse

    5 starsJune 06, 2013

    1713 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108

    Delightful experience. The staff was very attentive and took the time to clean the cooking surface. It is wonderful to see businesses like this one providing gluten free meals for people who don't have a choice. We will be back!

  • Beer Kitchen

    5 starsJune 05, 2013

    435 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111

    Don't let the name scare you! Wonderful GF menu with great tasting food that caused zero issues. The staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable which made for a great dining experience all around.

  • Smokehouse Market

    5 starsMay 21, 2013

    16806 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005

    At a last minute lunch gathering I called ahead to check to see if they offered gluten free. They positively assured me they could and when we showed up the chef knew I was coming. Wonderfully prepared lunch, 5 stars all around! They did tell me that it helps if call ahead so they could inform the chef and prepare. I will be back!

  • Milagro Modern Mexican

    2 starsApril 28, 2013

    20 Allen Avenue #130, Webster Groves, MO 63119

    There is NOT a 'gluten free menu' and there is NOT a 'dedicated fryer' at this restaurant. Chips are NOT gluten free since they don't have a decided fryer and it is very difficult to enjoy Mexican without chips and salsa when everyone around you is enjoying them. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and there are options on the menu but they have to be explained and pointed out. The food was well prepared. I would have given more stars if the listing wasn't misleading and if they were more GF friendly compared to other truly GF friendly dinning locations.

  • Pei Wei

    5 starsApril 21, 2013

    8885 Ladue Road Suite 1, Ladue, MO 63124

    Eat here often! Never had a problem with cross contamination.

  • The Corner Pub & Grill

    4 starsApril 18, 2013

    15824 Fountains Plaza Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63017

    Great gluten free fries!! Great gluten free appetizers!! Great place to watch a football game!! I would have given them 5 stars but I believe I was affected by cross contamination while having their nachos once. We have been back and haven't had further issues, but with this being said I haven't had their nachos.

  • The Tavern STL

    5 starsApril 18, 2013

    2961 Dougherty Ferry Road #101, St. Louis, MO 63122

    Simply a fantastic dinner!!

  • Rooster

    5 starsApril 18, 2013

    1104 Locust St, St Louis, MO 63101

    WOW!!! It was so very nice to have brunch away from home. They were extremely busy when we showed up, we almost left since quite/off hours seem to be better times to eat gluten free. Luckily we stayed and had a wonderful experience! With Celiac I didn't get sick and we will be back!!

  • Yemanja Brasil

    5 starsApril 18, 2013

    2900 Missouri Ave, St Louis, MO 63118

    Simply fantastic food. Dishes and flavors that were so unique, made eating out very exciting again for someone with Celiac. While almost all the dishes are naturally gluten free (as MOST meals should be) it was a little unsettling when we spoke to the owner and server about Celiac and the risks of cross contamination, their overall knowledge wasn't as strong as we had hoped for. Good news is I didn't get sick, I believe if more people with this disease speaks to the owner and management they will learn much more about it. We will be returning to this little gem of a restaurant!!!

  • The Grapevine Grill at Chaumette

    5 starsMarch 29, 2013

    24345 State Route Ww, Saline, MO 63670

    Stumbled across this fantastic restaurant that offered many naturally GF dishes. The staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable which is important for those of us with Celiac. I highly recommend dinning here if you're in the area. The ambiance alone is worth it!!! We will be back!!

  • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

    5 starsMarch 03, 2013

    2235 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

    While in Champaign for work at the last minute I learned there was a Biaggi's and was relieved. This location like the other one in Jackson, MS was wonderful. Knowledgeable and friendly staff that provided a quality and safe GF meal for someone with celiac away from home!!!

  • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

    5 starsMarch 03, 2013

    970 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS 39157

    Wonderful dinning experience durning a long road trip! With celiac disease I just cannot exit an interstate and eat anywhere. During a long road trip my wife learned Biaggi's and we decided to give it a try. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The food was fantastic and so was the fresh bread! If I am very in a city that has this restaurant I am going without thinking twice.

  • Nora's

    5 starsFebruary 08, 2013

    1136 Tamm Ave., St Louis, MO 63139

    Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! Great GF sandwiches that are BIG and loaded with substance! Friendly staff, fantastic options and with the exception of one or two items everything on the menu is safe!! It's wonderful to have yet another safe dinning option.

  • Jason's Deli

    1 starsJanuary 14, 2013

    17245 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO

    Confused, there is a big disclaimer on their menu that states if you have Celiac you shouldn't eat here since they cannot control cross contamination. I work right down the road but I will not eat here. If you have Celiac this is not the place for us according to their warning.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsJanuary 14, 2013

    1676 Clarkson Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017

    I've had good experiences at this location. They are very much aware of celiac and do all they can to help accommodate so that I can enjoy a meal away from home.

  • Brio Tuscan Grille

    5 starsDecember 29, 2012

    1601 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131

    Limited but delicious gluten free menu! Picked up dinner to go a few times without any issues! Staff is very knowledgeable and pleasant.

  • Vin De Set

    5 starsDecember 29, 2012

    2017 Chouteau Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103

    Biggest gluten free menu I have ever seen next to 100% GF restaurant!! Wonderful dinning experience that made me feel like a human again that could enjoy a night out at a 5 star restaurant!!

  • Modesto

    5 starsDecember 29, 2012

    5257 Shaw Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110

    Wonderful place to eat if you have Celiac. Knowledgable staff, friendly staff and fantastic food!! We eat here all the time and highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsDecember 28, 2012

    15836 Manchester, Ellisville, MO 63011

    Wonderful staff and great food. I have eaten here an haven't had a problem with cross contamination. I wish more restaurants treated gluten free the way Chipotle does!!

  • New Day Gluten Free

    5 starsDecember 28, 2012

    15622 Manchester Rd, Ellisville, MO 63021

    It is wonderful to be able to walk in to a restaurant on the go and order ANYTHING off the menu!!! Get place to eat and wonderful baked goods!

  • Maggiano's

    5 starsDecember 28, 2012

    #2 The Boulevard Saint Louis, Richmond Heights, MO 63117-1122

    Wonderful restaurant! Staff is fully aware of celiac disease and the chef comes to your table to discuss you meal that they will personally prepare.

  • Nachomama's Tex-Mex

    1 starsDecember 28, 2012

    9643 Manchester Rd, St Louis, MO 63119

    Last time eating here I got sick due to cross contamination. I actually asked them to make me another dish since the first one had my wife's flour shell laying over my dish. It has great potential but if cross contamination is not understood than unfortunately customers like me cannot dine here.