Erin Van Buren


About Me

Diagnosed in 2012, blogger of "Gluten-Free & Fit"


  • Red Elephant Pizza and Grill

    3 starsFebruary 22, 2015

    3108 Ross Clark Cir #4, Dothan, AL 36303

    Pizza was good, but small and pricey! I also had a salad which was great! Staff was very knowledgeable and understanding.

  • Ruby Tuesday

    3 starsFebruary 22, 2015

    625 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL 36330

    I love the salad bar there are many options. I don't care for their menu, but my waitress was knowledgeable and let me "create" something of my own! I had spaghetti squash with zucchini and their marinara sauce on top! Yum! Thankful for their understanding and accommodations

  • Red Brick Pizza

    4 starsFebruary 22, 2015

    847 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL 36330

    Great GF pizza, but yes, they make it a point to ask if it's "preference or allergy" and then if I had an "allergy or celiac" and then they yelled ALLERGY a few times to the man cooking the pizza while I was still standing there. Awkward! But my pizza was yummy!

  • Mellow Mushroom

    4 starsFebruary 22, 2015

    1110 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL, 36330

    Usually I love Mellow Mushroom GF pizza, it tastes so normal! I have ordered from this Mellow Mushroom a few times and they overlook the GF pizzas, like burnt to a crisp! So the last one I ordered I asked for "cooked light" and it was PERFECT!

  • Logan's Roadhouse

    5 starsFebruary 22, 2015

    4753 Montgomery Hwy., Dothan, AL 36303

    Staff is knowledgeable and I had the BEST food! Delicious salad, steak with blue cheese topping and rice! Highly recommend

  • Olive Garden

    5 starsFebruary 22, 2015


    I love that I can still enjoy Olive Garden after being diagnosed! They switched from corn pasta to a better gluten free one now, and yum! Also, you can get the unlimited salad with no croutons which is one of my favorites!

  • BGR The Burger Joint

    1 starsNovember 03, 2014

    8420 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152

    Ordered off the Gluten Free Menu. Lettuce wrapped burger. They mixed up the toppings on mine with my husbands. Toppings that didn't even make sense! They put fried onions and a fried egg on a burger with pineapple and avocado? Didn't realize until I took a bite (my fault) but I got SO sick. Staff is NOT knowledgeable, even though they have a "GF" menu. Manager was apologetic and gave us our money back and store credit. Won't be returning though...

  • Glory Days Grill

    4 starsNovember 03, 2014

    9526 Old Keene Mill Rd, Burke, VA 22015

    Wonderful to have a burger and fries! They are very well training and manager brings out your meal separately. Also, GF beer :)

  • Mike's American Grill

    5 starsNovember 03, 2014

    6210 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150

    Low Gluten Menu: tell them if you have celiac, they will treat you right :) enjoyed my meal very much and even a cocktail (Titos corn based vodka served here)

  • Austin Grill

    5 starsNovember 03, 2014

    8430 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152

    New management, eat there about once a week. They are very knowledgeable. You can even ask to talk to a chef! So yummy too!

  • Bertucci's

    5 starsAugust 08, 2014

    6525 Frontier Drive, Springfield VA 22150

    Awesome staff, great manager! Delicious gluten free eggplant parm!

  • Falling Rock Tap House

    1 starsJuly 06, 2014

    1919 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Service was horrible, and food was less than average. Have 2 or 3 beer/cider selections.

  • Smiling Moose Deli

    5 starsJuly 06, 2014

    1517 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202

    Staff is so nice and knowledgable! I love being able to get a sandwich on a hoagie! The bread is so good!

  • Ted's Montana Grill

    5 starsJuly 06, 2014

    1401 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80202

    So yummy! Often can't have French fries because they are fried in contaminated fryers, but not here! I had a burger and fries and salad. Service was excellent and staff knowledgable.

  • Green Fine Salad Co.

    5 starsJuly 06, 2014

    1137 16th St, Denver, CO 80202

    I call this place the "Chipotle of Salads!" Create your own custom salad here or order from a specialty list. Will be returning for sure! CELIAC TIP: ask for dressing on side and to not have your salad tossed/chopped on the cutting boards. They don't clean them between each salad, so croutons are touching that board.

  • Rio Grande

    1 starsJuly 06, 2014

    1525 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

    Service was horrible. Walked in and asked if they had a gluten free menu. The hostess handed me a "600 calorie or less" menu and when I asked again she handed me the regular menu. Waiter came over a total of 2x, once to take our order and once to give us our check. Food was less than average. I won't be returning.

  • Blue Restaurant & Bar

    5 starsAugust 02, 2013

    214 N Tryon St #100, Charlotte, NC 28202

    SO delicious, but also very expensive! If your looking for a special occasion place to go, this is it!

  • Back Porch Restaurant

    1 starsJune 19, 2013

    1740 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, FL 32541

    was glutened here :( ordered grilled fish, and a salad with Italian dressing. Was SO sick that night unfortunately, I used to love back porch before I was diagnosed.

  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsApril 21, 2013

    10325 Perimeter Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28216

    SO yummy and manager brings out food!

  • Red Robin

    5 starsApril 21, 2013

    8304 Kenbrooke Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262

    manager brought out my meal! very accomidating!

  • Jason's Deli

    5 starsApril 21, 2013

    3509 David Cox Rd. Ste A, Charlotte, NC 28269

    Great sandwiches and will even sell you a loaf of GF bread!