Adrienne McCarthy


About Me

I am an Osteopathic family physician with multiple sensitivities. I enjoy organic gluten free, dairy free, egg free dishes without bananas, broccoli, black pepper, cayenne pepper, preservatives, corn sugar, artificial sweeteners...the list goes on. I love books and films about food and health.


  • Sealevel City Gourmet

    5 starsJuly 19, 2014

    1015 S Kerr Ave, wilmington, NC 28403

    Made from scratch to order. Great beverage choices: organic, alcohol, non-alcoholic, and smoothies. They even have fresh pressed coconut milk! I have never been sick from gluten on the 10+ visits I have had over the last year.

  • Vertical Diner

    4 starsMarch 10, 2014

    2280 South West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

    Soo many options for vegan and GF, striving to be all-organic. Currently say they are 85-90% organic. Homemade catsup, large selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Could be cleaner with more ambiance but the staff was wonderful which made the experience overall great.

  • St Germains Cafe

    1 starsOctober 23, 2013

    1010 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

    Horrible service...asked for gluten free menu, hostess said server would tell me what the options were. Server acted too busy, recommended Gluten-free pancakes. Against my best judgment I got the pancakes and a side of sausage. I was really sick within 3 to 4 hours. The online menu has a few gluten-free designations which do not appear on the menu in the restaurant. Bottom line: it's just another restaurant who jumped on the gluten-free fad to attract customers. they have no knowledge of true celiac precautions, and I didn't feel like I had the opportunity to educate them. We were visiting from out-of-state and our host said to avoid el camino real and that visitors should dine in the more scenic area on Highway 101. I went to 2good2B bakery later that day and believe me--El Camino real was well worth the less scenic dining experience.

  • Naked Cafe

    5 starsOctober 18, 2013

    3555 Rosecrans St #109, San Diego, CA 92110

    The staff was incredible (checking any ingredient we asked about and they are knowledgable about the source of their ingredients...picking carefully to chose quality vendors). Organic coffee is a huge plus. Many gluten free options...I had gluten free vegan pumpkin pancakes with bacon on the side. I have celiac +casein free

  • Blue Corn Cafe

    5 starsJune 12, 2013

    716 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705

    The menu has one section with gluten free items marked, but they also offered to accommodate any other dishes that could be possibly modified. They have flour or corn tortilla options for entrees. They have excellent vegetarian gluten free options. Almost everything on the menu is made from scratch.


    5 starsMay 25, 2013

    20 Mclean Road, Brevard, NC 28712

    The server explained that all but 2 entrees were gluten free. Chips are gluten free.

  • Piedmont

    5 starsMarch 07, 2013

    401 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

    Servers are very helpful and since everything is made from scratch there are options

  • Coffee & Crepes

    3 starsJanuary 27, 2013

    315 Crossroads Boulevard, Cary, NC 27518

    Gluten free Crepes and they ask if it is allergy or preference so they can clean the utensils and cooking surface used to prepare ur food. The only downside is the staff can be rude at times and they are not very knowledgable about whether or not items other than the Crepes are gluten free. They also serve the amazing local organic coffee of Larry's Beans.

  • Zely & Ritz

    5 starsJanuary 27, 2013

    301 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27603

    Serves local organically grown food. All dishes are made to order. They were very knowledgable on gluten and other food allergies. Most of the menu items did not even need modified. They accommodated my request for gluten and dairy free. I had there special clam and brat appetizer with grass fed beef brisket over potatoes and greens for the entree and a flour less Mexican chocolate dessert. They also serve Larry's Beans local organic coffee. They have an extensive wine list for those who enjoy wine. Check out there website for info about the owner chef and other staff and their farms.