nicole c

Reviews


  • Picante

    5 starsSeptember 11, 2014

    1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    The food is made quickly in a busy kitchen, but they always assure me they avoid cross-contamination, and I've never gotten sick. I love the tacos and the enchiladas verdes. I tried the ceviche tostadas last time and they were so good!

  • Saysetha

    4 starsSeptember 11, 2014

    6230 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

    As a celiac, I had difficulty finding a Thai restaurant that wouldn't make me sick. Let your server know about your sensitivity to gluten and ask to talk to Eric if unsure. He was very helpful and friendly. Be aware, they do serve gluten as a meat substitute. I ask for my food with no gluten and no soy sauce. Have eaten there twice with no problems. Updated 9/11/2014: I've been back a dozen times times now. The staff wants to be really helpful, but they will say things are gluten free when they're not. I've gotten sick from both chicken and duck that had the skin on. Likely marinated in soy sauce. I went back to my original order of pad Thai, pork green curry, and shrimp and scallop basil. No problems when I stick to those dishes.

  • Oceano at the Peppermill

    5 starsSeptember 04, 2014

    2707 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89502

    I ate sushi here once and had no problems. I'm a very sensitive celiac. I recommend going at a time when they're not super busy, and order a la carte rather than the all-you-can-eat menu. I spoke to the sushi chef personally, and ordered only sashimi and nigiri. I got the charred tuna - they use a blowtorch rather than a grill so no cross-contamination there. They will bring out tamari on request.

  • Kerry House Raj Indian Cuisine

    5 starsMarch 23, 2014

    4086 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

    This is my favorite hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant. They deliver to my house for no charge! Great taste and value, and they take your questions about gluten seriously. Aside from the breads, nearly the whole menu is gluten free. The papadam is 98% gluten free, so stay away from that if you're celiac. I have eaten their food at least 15 times and never gotten sick.

  • Tay Ho Restaurant

    1 starsOctober 15, 2013

    344 12th St # B, Oakland, CA 94607

    How disappointing. Their menu states at the bottom of each page that 90% of the menu is gluten free, and that you should alert your server if you have a food allergy. Once I found a server who understood English and the word gluten, she told me there were a few items I could order - just pho and vermicelli. She said the combo vermicelli without egg rolls would be gluten free. I got sick anyway. I had such high hopes for a new place I could eat in Oakland.

  • Berkeley Bowl

    5 starsJuly 26, 2013

    920 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

    My go-to for gf groceries in the east bay. And the produce is delectable.

  • Spice Monkey

    2 starsJuly 25, 2013

    1628 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

    They do gf only as a gimmick. They have a tiny gf menu, and carelessly list mussels and fries on there, though they do not have a dedicated fryer. I ended up with very overpriced soup and salad. I'm not going back.

  • French Meadow Cafe

    5 starsJuly 19, 2013

    2604 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Incredible fries made in their dedicated fryer. Love!

  • Pizza Luce

    4 starsJuly 19, 2013

    11 E Superior St, Duluth, MN 55802

    Lots of "gf on request" options on the menu. Separate gf food prep area. The pizza crust is crispy on the bottom, but the top is moist and slightly grainy. Keep working on the recipe, Luce, you've almost got it perfect!

  • Duluth Grill

    5 starsJuly 19, 2013

    118 S 27th Ave W, Duluth, MN 55806

    A well run business with knowledgable staff and extensive gf options. And THE best dessert I've had since my celiac diagnosis. A brownie sundae to blow your mind. They serve the same incredible gf brownie in the regular version of this dessert, so good that it couldn't be improved with gluten.

  • Chipotle

    1 starsJuly 19, 2013

    5608 W. Broadway Ave., Crystal, MN 55428

    Chipotle is amazing for people with food allergies, and so delicious. Most locations bend over backward to prevent cc. At this location however, I have to watch my food the entire time to end up with a safe meal. The employees communicate poorly with customers and each other, and then the cashier gets annoyed that I don't trust in their training.

  • The Grand Tavern

    4 starsJune 22, 2013

    3601 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

    The food is a bit pricey for what you get, and the service lacks at times. But where else can I get a funnel cake or doughnuts? And the social skin fries rock. The chef here is celiac, and has created some fun foods to share with us.

  • Roam Artisan Burgers

    3 starsMay 06, 2013

    1923 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115

    I hate to give a mediocre rating since I haven't eaten here. I called to find out about cross contamination, and I was told they only have one grill where they make the burgers and grill the buns. :( however, they do have a dedicated fryer, and were able to answer my questions on the phone, so I appreciate that. Hopefully they will expand and put in a second grill for to accommodate us celiacs.

  • Lin Jia Asian Kitchen

    5 starsApril 29, 2013

    3437 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

    Superb food, attentive wait staff, many gluten free options

  • Dragon Rouge

    4 starsMarch 13, 2013

    2337 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

    Not the best Vietnamese food I've had, but quite good. Confident and helpful waitstaff.

  • Tacubaya

    1 starsMarch 13, 2013

    1788 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    The staff was friendly and helpful, so I ordered a taco. Then my husband spotted the cooks grilling meat where they had just grilled bread. Watch out for cross-contamination here!