Mobile Mel


About Me

Slowly and safely venturing out of my own kitchen with Celiac Disease.


  • Publix

    5 starsMarch 09, 2014

    2370 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695

    Lots of Gf options. The Goodbye Gluten wraps on the Gf aisle are delicious. They make great burritos. I also love the Against the Grain frozen pesto pizzas.

  • Jimmy's

    4 starsFebruary 27, 2014

    104 S 8th St, Opelika, AL 36801

    Jimmy's does not have a gluten free menu, but the staff seemed knowledgable. The chef will modify most dishes on the menu to make them GF, if they aren't already. I ordered a filet of beef and it came with a stuffed potato (looked like one of those frozen potato boats from the 70's) and tasty sautéed summer squash. ($30) The steak was tender and perfectly cooked. My companions had rice based dishes and the rice appeared mushy (although they liked them). Overall, the food was good. The atmosphere was pleasant, but not fancy. The wine list was good.

  • Farm Burger

    4 starsDecember 28, 2013

    4515 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

    Burger was served in an average (not great) gf bun. The fries are not gluten free. They have cider and omission beer.

  • Barberitos

    2 starsDecember 27, 2013

    1739 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC 29412

    The staff was relatively unaware of gluten. They did not have a gf menu and there is major cross contamination issues. It might be fine for gluten sensitivity, but I wouldn't go back with celiac.

  • Vino Venue

    5 starsDecember 27, 2013

    4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

    Excellent wine bar with extensive GF dinner/appetizer menu. The owner is a celiac and the regular menu has all of the items that are gluten free clearly marked. I spoke with the owner and she said that the kitchen staff is well educated about cross contamination and most of the menu can be made gf. They also have gluten free desserts. Highly recommended.

  • Chicken Salad Chick

    4 starsDecember 20, 2013

    2370 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695

    Great tasting chicken salad. I tried the trio platter - with the classic, Dixie and nut salads. All were great, but the Dixie was my favorite. The manager said almost all of the chicken salads are gf. I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 because it was a little pricey (almost 10 bucks for 3 scoops and a pickle) and the regular girl at the counter didn't seem very knowledgeable and needed the manager's advice. Hopefully that will improve.

  • The Bull

    4 starsApril 08, 2013

    609 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602

    Although this restaurant did not have a gf menu. My server told me that most of their menu items were, or could be made gf. The Bull is moderately priced ($20 to $30 for dinner.). I had a ribeye with purple mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach (I left off the blue cheese topping). My waiter told me he would go verify all of my selections with the chef and make sure there weren't any hidden marinades. My steak was delicious and I didn't get a gluten reaction.

  • Zoes Kitchen

    4 starsFebruary 15, 2013

    9 Du Rhu Dr, Mobile, AL 36608

    They keep a gf menu at the register and seem pretty knowledgable. I ordered the fruit and chicken salad plate ($8.00). It was a big serving and I didn't have a gluten reaction.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    3 starsJanuary 22, 2013

    5660 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL, 36608

    Mellow is great for diners with gluten intolerance, but maybe not for celiacs. I wouldn't order a salad because I've watched the cook make a large sandwich and reach into all of the salad ingredients without changing his gloves. After doing that multiple times a day, I'm sure the ingredients are quite contaminated. Too bad.

  • Risotteria

    5 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    270 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Gf heaven. My party shared the portobello risotto and a thin crust gf pizza and had gf red velvet cupcakes for dessert. Everything was awesome.

  • Bloom's Delicatessen

    4 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    350 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016

    Large gf menu.

  • 5 Napkin Burger

    4 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    They have gf buns, but no gf menu. They also say they will use a separate fryer for gf fries. There is nothing that indicates that the fries were cooked separately when your plate comes out, so you have to have faith in the kitchen. It made me a little nervous.

  • Nizza

    4 starsJanuary 21, 2013

    630 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    Extensive gf menu including dessert. Knowledgable staff.