About Me

I have Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, so I made lifestyle choices to feel and live healthier with out gluten. I work in corporate America, I love my cat Nikolai and I go to school full time.


  • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

    5 starsJuly 18, 2015

    20560 N Rand Rd, Deer Park, IL 60074

    There's a whole menu just for gf good. appetizers (must get the bacon wrapped dates), salads, pasta, chops and steaks and two special chicken enteees. The food is excellent, and for $1 more they serve a wonderful gf bread to dip in the evoo!!

  • Naf Naf Grill

    5 starsJuly 05, 2015

    1025 North Elmhurst Avenue, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

    This casual restaurant had a limited menu, however, it's bc everything they offer is absolutely amazing and made to near pergection!!! The only non-gf items are the pita's and desserts. The bowl they offer does not leave the gf diner craving the pita. I had the beef swarma with hummus, rice the salad, and the garlic and tahini sauce and it was devine. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, I highly recommend if you like schwarma and falafel!!!

  • Moretti's Ristorante & Pizzeria

    4 starsJune 27, 2015

    1799 S Busse Rd, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

    There is a specific gf menu which is always nice. Their pizza is amazing, I prefer it over Lou Malnatis, which was previously my favorite. The meals ie: chicken and pasta ate a nice option, but I prefer their Hoffman Estates location for their food.

  • New Vitality Health Foods, Inc.

    1 starsDecember 20, 2014

    9177 W 151st St, Orland Park, IL 60462

    they're closed

  • Aurelio's Pizza

    5 starsDecember 20, 2014

    940 Warren Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    The pizza is a great fluffy crust with crispy edges. It had a subtle buttery flavor and reminds me of a homemade soft pretzel dough. this place uses real cheese, and lots of it! highly recommend. price is about $15 for small two topping. definitely will go again.

  • Champps Americana

    5 starsFebruary 20, 2014

    955 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    Josh, the General Manager was very knowledgeable about his new gluten free menu and so was my server. I was very impressed. There are appetizers, salads, entrees and sides to choose from, and the food was good. The burgers are bun-less, they do not have gluten free buns. I would go back again for sure, next to try the ribs!

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    4 starsDecember 03, 2013

    3 South Evergreen, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    There was a specific gluten free pizza menu with 4 pizzas. I had the mushroom, pepperoni, sausage pizza and it was really satisfying. I noticed the Waldorf salad was GF, along with a few side plates (appetizers). I wish more of the salads were gluten free, otherwise it would be a 5 star. The chain is GIG certified and it appears that the facility was up to speed on how to avoid cross contamination.

  • Wok'n Fire

    5 starsSeptember 08, 2013

    1576 W Lake St, Addison, IL 60101

    A whole GF menu including sushi. The service was top notch, the food was great and the atmosphere is fun to boot! I would say this is now my favorite Asian inspired restaurant! Try it out for yourself, ps - there is one in South Barrington too

  • Chowpatti

    5 starsSeptember 08, 2013

    1035 S. Arlington Heights Road, (North of Golf Rd.& 1/2 blk.South of Central Rd. In ChowpattiPlaza ), Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    The staff was very knowledgable and helpful, she knew every GF menu item and pointed them all out. There were so many options and the food was amazing. I had the falafel plate and lentil chips, I will be back again. This is a vegetarian restaurant.

  • Momcorn

    5 starsJune 16, 2013

    5101 Washington St, Gurnee, IL 60031

    The owner has been cooking GF since 1985. The staff was very knowledgable and friendly, they were so excited to share their authentic Mexican cuisine and GF items. I ordered 1 of everything GF and will be going back. I recommend having the horchada as a refreshing after dinner drink! They offered to clean the cook top etc. specifically for extreme sensitivity. A+++

  • Jimmy John's

    5 starsMay 17, 2013

    43 East Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820

    I e-mailed JJ today and they replied with this regarding their GF selections:Thanks for eating at Jimmy John's! I am writing you back in response to your earlier e-mail. You ask if our menu items are gluten-free: Avocado – It is gluten free.Bacon - It is gluten free.Beef - It is not gluten free.Ham - It is gluten free.Capicola - It is gluten free.Salami - It is gluten free.Turkey - It is gluten free. French bread - It is not gluten free.Wheat bread - It is not gluten free. Cheese - It is gluten free. (Based on the FDA proposed ruling saying that product with <20ppm gluten can be decaled as gluten free) Mayo - It is gluten free. Cookies - They are not gluten free.Chips – They are gluten free. We have a great gluten free option..our unwich. Any sub/club minus the bread wrapped in lettuce. I hope that this answer is helpful. We appreciate your business. Jimmy John's“At Jimmy John’s we work hard to provide our customers with a dining experience that exceeds their expectations. We welcome customer comments, questions and suggestions, and endeavor to respond to each such customer inquiry in an informed and meaningful way. Due to the large number of inquiries that we receive, as a general rule, we do not independently verify or confirm the specific facts of each such inquiry. Each response to general customer inquiries is based upon the guidelines, specifications, procedures and best practices routinely prescribed by Jimmy John’s to its vendors and individual stores.” "This message is intended only for the use of the individual (s) or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential, and/or proprietary to Jimmy Johns. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, forwarding or copying of this communication is prohibited without the express permission of the sender. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete the original message."

  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    5 starsApril 02, 2013

    1050 E Higgins Rd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

    Ask for the gluten free menu, there is a chicken dish, fish dish a GF dough pizza, a sausage party crust pizza (I had this and i didn't miss having a dough crust one bit, it was bursting with flavor and has that traditional Chicago sausage and pizza flavor) there were several salads to choose from, the house dressing made this my new favorite restaurant salad. Wait staff was knowledgable and made special care to prevent cross contamination.

  • Francesca's

    5 starsMarch 17, 2013

    208 S Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

    I ate here back in December 2012 and didn't take the time to rate it then. The pasta dishes are more authentic Italian dishes, the chef uses a lot of herbs and spices to build flavor rather than using a jar of sauce. The pasta was a bit dry but its hard to get GF pasta just right. The selection is amazing and it's wonderful to get real Italian food that is GF. I recommended to friends and recommend to this community as well.

  • Egg Harbor Cafe

    5 starsMarch 17, 2013

    140 E Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

    Great GF menu. The waitress we had was educated and excited to boast about their offerings. The GF pancakes tasted like traditional pancakes, the only difference is they aren't as light and fluffy and that's to be expected. Omelette's, scrambles, bacon, sausage, ham, burgers, salads tons of veggie choices, I highly recommend and the price is fair to boot.

  • Weber Grill

    5 starsMarch 17, 2013

    1010 N Meacham Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

    They have a specific GF menu with a great selection of salads, BBQ items, sides, burgers, and appetizers. The waiter was well trained and the manager brought my plate out specifically stating it was a GF entree! It's a great place to go with family/friends because the stress of finding GF items is removed. I'll be back for sure!!