Celiac Chica


  • Big'z Burger Joint

    3 starsJune 14, 2015

    2303 North Loop, 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78258

    I've been to Bigz twice. The first time I got glutened but decided to go during a less busy time and talk with a manager again. The manager personally oversaw my meal prep to ensure no cross contamination. The second time was a success and the burger, gf bun (Udi's I think), and fries were amazing with no sickness after. If you order the sweet potato fries you have to specifically ask up front that they fry them in the gf frier (otherwise they're normally dropped in the frier contaminated by onion rings). I will go back but only when a manager can see my meal all the way through. They seem to understand gf and cross contamination and their gf product offerings but have a long way to go in training their staff.

  • The Fruteria

    4 starsJune 14, 2015

    1401 South Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204

    Went on a date to The Fruiteria and was instantly at ease once I talked to the waiter and manager. The call ahead made me nervous but both waiter and manager were very knowledgable about gluten free and need to avoid cross contamination.Only 3 dishes on that night's menu were off limits for me. Tortilla chips are corn and made in a dedicated frier. Gluten free was communicated to the chef who took extra prep precautions to avoid any contamination. Delicious, fresh, gf food from a local gem! No I'll effects afterwards - I'll definitely be going back!The reason for 4 vs 5 stars is I wish their gf menu items were marked (the vegetarian ones are identified on the menu).

  • Dresden Cafe

    5 starsMarch 07, 2015

    3023 Thousand Oaks Dr #106, San Antonio, TX 78247

    Best sausage I've ever had and lots of variety! I like that it's not very greasy. To be gf order without the bun and tell the staff - they change gloves and take extra precautions. I've been here several times and no reaction. A few of their sides are gf too.

  • Waveriders Coffee & Deli

    5 starsAugust 29, 2014

    3022 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959

    Awesome place! Manager/Owner, Bobbie, has a very good handle on gluten free for Celiacs. Gluten free sweet breads, brownies etc from local Certified gluten free kitchen, Be Free Bakery - the sweet bread was tasty with excellent texture. They also carry gluten free plain bagels from a dedicated gluten free facility out of NY (Hillcrest maybe?). The bagel with the deli's home mixed veggie cream cheese was my favorite - wonderful texture and chewy! Upon request, they got cream cheese from a fresh tub to avoid possibility of double-dipped knife contamination. Contrary to earlier post, Bobbie clarified they do NOT have dedicated press but take every precaution - they'll sanitize and clean off press and counter and prepare gf bagel or sandwich on fresh paper etc to help avoid cross contamination. I opted for a warmed bagel (microwave) as I don't care for toasted. Boars Head meats are gluten free so bagel sandwich is also an option. And did I mention the yummy coffee?

  • Paloma Blanca

    3 starsOctober 12, 2013

    5800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

    The atmosphere and outdoor patio was lovely and very friendly service. Gluten free menu and server seemed educated and followed through on communication with the chefs. Chicken enchilada was quite tasty as was the salsa! The tamal was dry and lacked flavor and the gluten free chips were stale and bland. I'd go back for the enchilada or try an entree but I'll take my own chips next time.

  • Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

    1 starsAugust 18, 2013

    11075 Interstate Highway 10, San Antonio, TX 78213

    While nearly everything is labeled as gluten free, there is a ton of cross contamination and staff seems to be unaware that they should take any precautions. While standing in line I observed the spoon for the humus be wiped across a pita and plopped back into the dish, gloves weren't changed so the server touched a gluten containing something and then reached into the falafels, etc. What a bummer. No thanks!

  • EZ's Brick Oven & Grill

    4 starsMay 09, 2013

    5230 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX 78249

    Delicious gluten free pizza, salad, focaccia bread. They'll sub gf bread for regular. Manager was very helpful, knew about cross contamination issues. I had no negative reactions and look forward to going back!

  • Daily Grill

    3 starsApril 27, 2013

    11506 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78759

    Enjoyed a side of garlic mashed potatoes (yum!) and grilled asparagus. Very good menu selection for gf although disappointing on the desserts (their selection of homemade, non-gf desserts are so wonderful but they only have sorbet and ice cream to offer gf).

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    1 starsApril 27, 2013

    3401 Esperanza Crossing #E1, Austin, TX 78758

    Enjoyed a very tasty Cobb salad. Some staff knew about the gf menu items, some didn't. Waitress was not well versed on which salad dressings were gf.

  • Cupprimo - Cupcakery & Coffee Spot

    5 starsApril 27, 2013

    8650 Spicewood Springs Rd #105, Austin, TX 78759

    Amazing gluten free cupcakes and good coffee! You can't even tell that the cake is gf... they really got their recipe right!! Tried a strawberry cupcake and a chocolate with peanut butter frosting cupcake. Both delicious but the strawberry, with real fruit pieces inside, was my favorite!! Worth driving out of the way for!

  • Roti

    1 starsApril 13, 2013

    2221 I St NW, Washington, DC 20052

    Staff wasn't very familiar with what was gluten free and had to ask several other coworkers before someone could explain what was gf. Food tasted pretty good. I had mild stomach upset and gas pain after... not sure if it was cross contamination or simply from traveling stress.

  • Red Velvet Cupcakery

    4 starsApril 12, 2013

    501 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Delicious! I had the white (vanilla) velvet gluten free cupcake with buttercream frosting. Creamy frosting atop a moist cupcake. It hit the sweet spot without being too much. Their cupcakes are in the same case as non-gluten free. Associate initiated changing gloves prior to getting my cupcake.

  • Merzi

    2 starsApril 12, 2013

    415 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Most menu items are gluten free but two of three associates I spoke with did not know about gluten or their allergen menu. Food was good but different from the traditional Indian flavors I'm use to.