1451 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
There was a language barrier here, where I didn't feel confident the waitstaff understood the severity of my situation. They pointed out to me which items were not fried in the fryer—which IS contaminated and there is NO separate fryer here! A bummer, because that's a big part of why we went (FindMeGF, can you please change the tags?!). I ended up getting fish tacos, made with soft corn tortillas. These tortillas are grilled instead of fried like the tostadas and tortilla chips. It had a mystery mole sauce, which I was assured had no flour/gluten. I did end up getting glutened, and the timeframe suggests it was from here. I am assuming cross contamination or prep methods, versus actual ingredients, so perhaps those with a light sensitivity might be just fine! I enjoyed the food immensely, it's unfortunate that I had a reaction. One more note: the house margaritas are fantastic, I would go back for those alone!
7 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
Amazing donuts, seriously. The dark chocolate sea salt is basically heaven. If you're really sensitive though, be wary: the shop is quite cloudy (like dense flour-y bakery air, you know?) because they make thousands of glutenous donuts every day! While I have thoroughly enjoyed the donuts I've had on 4-5 different occasions, I had varying reactions to most. Three stars based on gluten-free-friendliness, a million stars based on the holiest of donuts.
15 Exchange Street, Portland, ME 04101
Healthy, creative menu with generous portion sizes. The baked fries, burgers, and GF buns are all fantastic. Accommodating and friendly staff. So, so impressed with this place. The kale and quinoa bowls are really delicious and make a perfect lunch! Highly recommend!!
211 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101
I really enjoy going to Sebago. The atmosphere is great, especially the outdoor patio in the summer. The GF menu has a lot to choose from and I truly never feel deprived. All the servers are very willing to check ingredients and answer questions. The White Chicken Chili is fantastic!!
40 Washington Ave, Portland, ME 04101
Silly's is always a fun and reliable place to eat! Really extensive menu—you'll have trouble making up your mind. I recommend browsing the menu online before you go to Silly's, as GF items are separated there but not on the physical menu. My favorite dishes are Eggy Pop (sans toast), and Harmonious Chaos Salad. Just make sure you ask them to use the gluten free fryer for things like fries, sweet potato fries, fried tofu, and bacon. A few more notes: great for kids/families, generous portions, strong drinks, GF items take a little longer than non-GF items so allow extra time.
415 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101
Great pizza! Very thin crust, medium size only for a few dollars more. "Amanda's Six Feet Under" is a fantastic crowd-pleaser (non-GFs loved it too!).
30 Market Street, Portland, ME 04101
Pat's Pizza is a go-to for lunch or to meet up with friends. It's familiar, friendly, and everyone has options! Not a dedicated facility, but the gluten-free crust bakes in a separate pan, avoiding contact with the oven or other non-GF crusts. I have not had any bad reactions here, and the staff is very attentive and accommodating!
45 Danforth St, Portland, ME 04101
I love, love, love Zen Chinese Bistro! I've gotten take-out several times, and dine-in once. The GF selection is fantastic, especially for a Chinese restaurant. I've never had a bad reaction here, for which I am so thankful. The staff is so wonderful—always warm and welcoming. Oh, and the Chicken with Ginger & Scallion is to die for!