About Me

Gluten, dairy and peanut allergies.


  • The Counter

    1 starsAugust 02, 2015

    5779 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036

    My wife, who is celiac, got sick at this location after eating a burger and fries. Don't know if it was the bun or the fries, but likely a cross-contamination issue.

  • Thai Phoon Restaurant

    4 starsJuly 07, 2015

    238 Southeast 1st Terrace, Crystal River, FL 34429

    My wife and I are both gluten sensitive. We were excited to find a celiac-friendly Thai restaurant in Crystal River when we were there for a swim with the manatees. The food was amazing, and Nee was able to tell us which items were made without soy sauce. The next morning, though, we both had the start of a mild DH outbreak. More than likely it was cross-contamination, which was our fault since we didn't ask our usual litany of questions (tired and hungry after a long trip). For the Paleo crowd, this place is great. Celiacs and g.s. folk -- depends on what you order.

  • The Addiction Bistro

    1 starsFebruary 28, 2015

    408 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    The food tasted great, and our waiter was nice. However, we feel this is a good restaurant for someone who is gluten free out of choice (paleo, etc.) rather than necessity. My wife is celiac and I have a gluten allergy, and we both had profound, day-ruining reactions within an hour of eating there on Valentine's Day. We were able to rule out anything we'd eaten at home beforehand. The website says "Everything gluten free." The reality is that we were handed separate gluten-free menus with more limited offerings. That was a major red flag, and we asked lots of questions about the kitchen and food prep to make sure we could still eat there. We were assured everything would be fine, and yet it wasn't. We feel the least Addiction Bistro should do is put a cross-contamination warning on its menu, much the way Hugo's does.

  • Hoffmann Brat Haus

    5 starsNovember 23, 2014

    801 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

    Delicious food that hits the spot. The menu clearly marks which foods are GF, DF or GF/DF. They carry Udi's buns, but we passed when they said they're frozen and need to be warmed up ... they didn't seem to have a separate, dedicated prep area for that. When we checked about their oil, the server said only things that are fried in it are fries and sausages. Fair warning: The exotic sausages are MUCH smaller than the rest.

  • Buttercelli Bakeshop

    1 starsJuly 20, 2014

    13722 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

    Made on equipment shared with wheat and dairy.

  • La Puerta

    1 starsMay 05, 2013

    560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

    The staff was mostly clueless about what was and wasn't gluten-free on the menu. I should have left at that point. My mistake, which I paid for for about a day. Avoid!

  • Hugo's Tacos

    3 starsJanuary 07, 2013

    4749 Coldwater Canyon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423

    Good, but a little too greasy.

  • Hugo's

    5 starsJanuary 07, 2013

    12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607

    Their sumptuous menu features a bountiful array of gluten-free dishes and the waitstaff is friendly, knowledgable and sensitive. Hugo's is our go-to spot for date nights, lazy Sunday brunches and celebrations.