RichardInSanJose

Reviews


  • Really Rather Good

    4 starsFebruary 27, 2014

    31A Abbeygate St, Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom IP33 1LW

    Delightful! 18 kinds of tea, gluten-free cakes and lunch wraps, and GF soup. The owner is passionate about GF and it shows.

  • Billy's Boston Chowder House

    5 starsJanuary 19, 2014

    29 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030

    Update (1/14): Virtually the entire menu has been updated to be GF with only three items that can't be done GF. Make sure to ask for GF when as items can be made with or without wheat. Everything is awesomely delicious and the server checked with the chef before placing the order! Extra points for the wine list, which shows some real thought went into it (including Navarro, which is mostly carried by high-end restaurants.) Even my Bostonian dining companion was happy.

  • Campo 185

    2 starsJanuary 18, 2014

    185 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    Update: Closed and Gone. Amazingly delicious and GF items are marked on the menu. BUT the server tried to push bread-based items on us after being told GF was a requirement AND there was cross-contamination on the pizza. Be *very* careful here, especially if you have immune sensitivities to wheat.

  • Trail Dust BBQ

    5 starsJanuary 18, 2014

    17240 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    Incredible barbecue smoked daily and the sauces are wheat and gluten-free. Get there early because they will run out!(I did a little happy dance when I learned it was OK as this has been a family favorite for many years.) Check with the manager if you have any concerns, he has celiac customers in regularly.

  • LYFE Kitchen

    4 starsJanuary 17, 2014

    167 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    Some of the options may seem a bit strange (cashew "cream"?!), but just dive in – the food is amazingly delicious. The sizable GF menu won't leave you feeling deprived and there's even a tasty chocolate dessert. I've been coming here since it opened without any trouble at all and I'm wildly sensitive to wheat. P.S. The wine list features wineries normally found at *much* fancier restaurants. Au Bon Climat? Oooh, yes please!

  • Stacks

    5 starsAugust 04, 2013

    139 E Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

    There are so many things to love here, from the GF waffles (done in a dedicated waffle iron) to the huge Gluten Free special menu. It gets very crowded on the weekend, and the wait can exceed an hour, so plan ahead. If you come on a Sunday, the Campbell farmers' market can provide a pleasant distraction while you're waiting.

  • Scrambl'z

    2 starsAugust 03, 2013

    5055 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118

    This is a popular spot for breakfast, so they must be doing something right, but the food was "just OK" both times I was here. (By the way, the Chicken Apple sausage is Aidell's; this particular sausage is GF.)

  • Blue Line Pizza

    3 starsJuly 31, 2013

    146 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

    Another delicious location for pizza, any of the thin-crust pizzas can be made with a Udi's crust for an extra dollar or you can order with the toppings of your choice. Toppings are not identified as to which have gluten (e.g. sausage) so it's a bit of a guessing game.But, the pizzas taste great and the service is helpful and knowledgeable. A bit pricy, but nice for an occasional treat.

  • McCormick & Schmick's

    4 starsJuly 20, 2013

    170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

    One of those "old boys' club"-style places with dark wood panelling (and prices to match), they turn out consistently delicious seafood and steaks. While the restaurant doesn't advertise itself as GF, the servers are all well-informed and the kitchen is happy to perform substitutions. Much of the menu is naturally GF. Definitely an option for a dress-up date with your sweetheart or to take a business client.

  • Asian Box

    4 starsJuly 09, 2013

    855 El Camino Real #21, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    It's a little more expensive than other lunches (12-13 for an entree and drink), but the food is delicious and guaranteed to be gluten-free. The slightly higher cost is worth it for peace of mind.

  • Heavenly Cupcake

    4 starsJune 26, 2013

    518 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    You know how all soft GF baked foods have that slightly gummy or rubbery texture? The GF Red Velvet cupcake I had was the closest I've tasted to the tenderness of a wheat-based one. (And I have worked as a pastry chef.) Good taste, excellent frosting, great texture. A comfy couch to sit on too. What's not to love?

  • Burger Lounge

    4 starsJune 26, 2013

    528 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

    Amazingly delicious, and they pay attention to GF issues. Also, they know how to cook grass-fed beef correctly (the fats burn more easily, but they know that and do it right.) Highly recommended. <3

  • San Francisco Soup Company

    3 starsMay 15, 2013

    845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Good, basic, fast. Plenty of GF soup options, clearly marked.

  • Samovar Tea Lounge

    4 starsMay 15, 2013

    730 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    I was pleasantly surprised to see gluten-free and/or vegetarian options called out on the food menu. The server was careful to ask about specific food sensitivities once I mentioned the gluten issue.The only downside is Samovar tends to be pricey, but that just makes it a place to go for a special treat!

  • Country Gourmet

    5 starsMay 11, 2013

    1314 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

    I've always liked Country Gourmet, but now that I have to eat Gluten Free I LOVE it. Look for the orange menu and the starred items on the specials board (most dinner specials are gluten-free or can be made that way.) One of the two owners is gluten-intolerant and it shows. The GF dishes aren't an afterthought, but are brilliantly executed and delicious. On my most recent trip, I was able to choose from a Crab tower, a playful "Surf & Turf" of Seafood w/ mushrooms, Lobster Risotto, Fettucini w/ spring vegetables, Peking Duck, Grilled Halibut, Roast Chicken, Grilled Steak, etc. etc. etc. My wife and I even shared a GF chocolate-macadamia tart or could have had the (always GF, always delicious) brownies. If you need to avoid gluten, come try this place for dinner. You won't lack for delicious choices. (However, your breakfast and lunch choices will be more limited. Still, this is also a breakfast favorite of mine.)

  • Pacific Catch

    5 starsApril 13, 2013

    1875 S Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008

    The server was very attentive to gluten issues and checked with the kitchen about the specials (and happily made a substitution.) Delicious food, great service – what more could you ask?