John H


  • Mama's Deli & Catering

    4 starsMarch 21, 2013

    125 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

    Really great option for a sandwich and side while downtown. Every sandwich except the meatball can be made on Gluten Free bread. Takes only a few minutes to make and the bread seems like it's grilled on a flat top with butter so it actually tastes decent as far as GF breads go. They have a lot of sides that are gf as well, including soups. Tasted good overall, cost was maybe a little high at about $8 for a Turkey sandwich and bowl of soup, but what you can't really expect much cheaper for gf sandwiches.

  • The Brown Bottle

    3 starsMarch 19, 2013

    125 East Zeller Street, North Liberty, IA 52317

    Really good gluten-free pasta. It can be substituted for most pasta dishes on their menu. Haven't tried the pizza yet but I probably will very soon. The food here is quite good but a little pricey. They were fairly helpful about gluten allergies, but not as helpful as you might hope. The atmosphere can be a bit.....pretentious. Still though, the pasta was the best gf I've had in the less than 6 months since having to go gluten free and I'm huge on pasta. I didn't get sick eating here, but have only done so once so far. The food is really good, but the attitude and lack of interest in discussing their gf options drives the rating down.

  • Maggiano's

    4 starsMarch 19, 2013

    240 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Very understanding about gluten allergies. If you tell your waiter you can't have gluten, the chef will come out and talk to you personally about your allergy, and discuss your options on the menu with you. I had the gf penne, which is corn based. It was very good, when it had absorbed enough sauce, otherwise it can be crunchy. They even do the dinner today, dinner tomorrow deal with gf pasta, so you can take some leftovers too.

  • Sweet Ali's Gluten Free Bakery

    5 starsMarch 19, 2013

    13 W 1st St, Hinsdale, IL 60521

    Absolutely incredible. Completely dedicated gluten free bakery. If you can't have gluten you MUST go here. I live in a smaller city in Iowa so my options are very limited, but every time I come to Chicago I have to go to Sweet Ali's. the first time I came here the lady could tell it was my first time. She was so helpful and made so many recommendations. Their chocolate chip cookies have won awards. My fiancé is not a gluten free person, but she still says it's the best chocolate chip cookie she has ever had. It seems like they provide for a lot of restaurants in the area too.

  • Monica's

    3 starsMarch 19, 2013

    303 2nd St, Coralville, IA 52241

    The gluten free foods are pretty good here. The pizza is ok, not great, but their gluten free penne is good. It can be substituted into most pasta dishes. The gluten free rolls are really good, but cost $1 with a meal ($2 by themselves) while non-gf rolls are complimentary. The cinnamon butter is awesome though. The other gf breads are not as good, but still ok. I called once on a Saturday night wanting a gf pizza as a carryout, but they said they weren't doing any carryout orders of any kind that night. I'm sure they were busy, or short-handed, etc. but it's pretty upsetting when you have so few gf options in the area that one of those few places is basically refusing to serve you unless you come in and sit down so that you can tip their waitress.

  • Olive Garden

    2 starsMarch 19, 2013

    930 25TH AVENUE, CORALVILLE IA 52241

    The gluten free penne is very bland. I've had much better at other local places.

  • Cookies & More

    1 starsMarch 19, 2013

    1608 Sycamore Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

    I went and they said they are no longer making gluten free items. She was occasionally making them on Saturdays until she ran out of the dough she had left, but after that was not going to be making it any longer.