About Me

Celiac diagnosed in 2010. Skeptical of new restaurants. Loyal to careful establishments. :) Extremely sensitive to gluten.


  • The Local Wayland

    5 starsMay 23, 2015

    400 Boston Post Rd, Wayland, MA 01778

    So tasty!!!! Did not get sick and I am very sensitive.

  • Lucca Restaurant

    1 starsMay 23, 2015

    226 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113

    Violently sick from a fish dish. The staff assured me they could handle celiacs, they cannot. I became ill immediately and was sick for 2 weeks. If you are very sensitive, do not risk it.

  • Uncle Cheung's

    5 starsDecember 20, 2014

    266 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702

    First time I have had Chinese food at a restaurant since I was diagnosed almost 5 years ago. So nice to be able to safely have Chinese food! I am a super sensitive celiac and I did not get sick. Cute diner-style atmosphere for low key dinners. :)

  • Posh Pop Bakeshop

    5 starsOctober 27, 2014

    109 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033

    Delicious & rich cheesecake cupcake! 100% GF facility! Yum.

  • City Landing

    5 starsAugust 30, 2014

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    Agree with the other reviews. Great restaurant, safe food for celiacs with lots of options, including vegetarian celiacs. I've been many times and never became ill. Definitely a top choice place of mine!

  • Agno Grill

    5 starsJuly 17, 2014

    2104 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

    AMAZING. 100% gf. Can't believe I can get a wrap! Ate there "twice" -- took some extra food to go the second time. All was fresh and delicious, great for vegetarians. Wonderful to stop by for travelers to the city looking to get greens into your Philly stay. No celiac reaction whatsoever.

  • Giorgio on Pine

    5 starsJuly 17, 2014

    1328 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

    GO HERE!!!! I am an extremely sensitive celiac and I full out gorged and did not get the least bit sick. I never would have tried this place without the glowing reviews here and I'm so glad I did. They assured me things are prepared separately and most are GF anyway. The chef is celiac if I heard my waiter correctly. Italian restaurants always scare me and this is the first time I have had pizza at a "regular" restaurant in over 4 years. LOVED it. Also the roasted Cesar salad and the flourless chocolate cake. Will be back when I am in Philly again!!!!

  • Inna's Kitchen

    5 starsJuly 04, 2014

    19 Pelham St Newton, MA, Newton Center, MA 02459

    Had an omelet. It was safe, didn't get sick. I wish their menu was a little better organized though and had notes about GF substitutions, etc. It was all a bit overwhelming and hard to tell what was safest as far as cross-contamination. Their website has more info than their in store menu.

  • Joe's American Bar & Grill

    5 starsJune 12, 2014

    181 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    I was in an urgent celiac situation where I had not eaten breakfast nor packed any food and got stuck in the city unexpectedly. As I was about to miss my 3rd meal I decided to risk trying a new restaurant and got delivery from Joe's. I ordered a salad and a side of veggies to pick something on the super safe side. It was tasty and I'm not sick! Thanks Joe's, you really helped me out.

  • City Table

    1 starsMay 24, 2014

    65 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116

    They have "gluten sensitive" menu but the staff is not trained about gluten at all. I was told that items on this menu had "some" gluten in them, but just a little bit. My server was confused (I believe this menu is actually items that don't have gluten ingredients) and repeatedly told me a dish had barley in it, even after speaking with the chef. "But only a little bit of barley!" If I hadn't been in a social setting with other people I would have left after these interchanges. I ended up getting a starter salad as my meal, but fortunately did not get sick. I left hungry, displeased, and not at all confident anyone there knows what they are doing. Don't recommend at all and won't return.

  • Dorset CafĂ©

    5 starsJanuary 07, 2014

    352 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

    They have a separate kitchen to make gluten-free items, and these items include waffles!! They taste amazing. Their GF kitchen space is certified GF. Their dessert products are also available at local Whole Foods stores. Been here many times, never had a glutening and a variety of menu choices!

  • The Cottage Wellesley

    5 starsJanuary 05, 2014

    190 Linden Street, Wellesley, MA 02482

    Had a delicious and safe entree salad plus dessert. Very unique flavors, and many other options on their GF menu, looking forward to trying more things! Waiter notified the chef I was celiac. Great experience.

  • Legal Sea Foods

    5 starsNovember 09, 2013

    800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

    I'm vegetarian and celiac so I'd never tried Legal before and was very impressed with their separate GF menu that has many choices, even for veggies like myself, and the care and attentiveness they take in preparing safe gf food. Will definitely go there again.

  • Towne Stove & Spirits

    5 starsOctober 30, 2013

    900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

    I had a delicious soup, salad and side and all were prepared safely and I did not get sick. They have a lot of other options for meat/seafood eaters, I just happen to be vegetarian. The menu is marked with GF items, and the staff all knew what "celiac" was (which is always a good sign) and our waitress let the chef know that's why I ordered GF. Would visit again!!

  • Bountiful Eatery

    5 starsOctober 26, 2013

    3312 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

    Absolutely AMAZING! I haven't had pita in the 4 years since I was diagnosed. I loved loved loved my veggie wrap. It's truly exciting when there is healthy, vegetarian/vegan friendly, safe gluten-free food available when traveling. 100% GF kitchen and they are SUPER fast getting orders out. Will definitely visit any time I'm in Chicago.

  • Elephant Walk

    5 starsJune 27, 2013

    900 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    No issues with glutening, had a delicious fresh-tasting meal. GF options listed in a separate section of the menu, many vegetarian options as well. Edit: above original review from 5/30/13, have eaten there 2 more times since then, and each time was delicious & safe for celiacs.

  • Mariposa Bakeshop & Cafe

    5 starsMay 16, 2013

    5427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

    What more can be said that hasn't already? Mariposa is amazing. The lunch items are super fun and the desserts are ultra tasty. Prep times for prepared food are generally slow, so don't assume you can zip in and out (although you might be able to!), but I love them anyway. :-)

  • Berkeley Bowl

    5 starsMay 16, 2013

    920 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

    Berkeley Bowl is an awesome huge local grocery store with a plethora of amazing gluten-free packaged items. They have frozen, shelf stable, raw, you name it! Your well known brands (Udi's, Glutino's, Enjoy Life) as well as crazy new stuff. Most of it is made in gluten-free facilities and/or certified GF (but of course always check). And, best of all, their exhaustive produce section can't be beat. Local, organic, 6 types of navel oranges? They have it! I prefer this location ("Berkeley Bowl West") for the broader selection, larger aisles, easier parking, and cleaner store, but the original store is also great.

  • Portage Bay

    1 starsMay 16, 2013

    4130 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105

    Glutened here immediately. Knew it after a few bites. They don't do anything to prevent cross contamination (they warned me not to get the toast or GF pancakes, etc) so I got the hot buckwheat, but was so sick anyway. Should have trusted my instincts and not eaten here at all. 100% not safe for celiacs. Go to Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe instead, they are awesome: separate prep areas and safe delicious food.

  • Founding Farmers

    2 starsMay 16, 2013

    1924 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006

    My experience here has been VERY mixed. You absolutely have to be diligent. After asking if the dish was gluten-free 3 times, and telling them I was celiac, I was glutened by a dessert item. Manager comp'ed the meal, after telling me there was actually barley malt in it (despite my asking the 3 times...), but I was already sick. Have eaten there numerous times without problems beforehand. The staff ranges from being very careful to being clueless. I hope they can get it together because the food is fresh and delicious. Consistency is needed.

  • Pasta Pomodoro

    1 starsMay 10, 2013

    700 Haddonfield Berlin Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043

    I was glutened here. :( Was definitely their food and not something else I ate.. Won't be going back. The food itself also wasn't very good. The sauces were watery and salty. My nonceliac dining companions did not like their food, agreeing it was heavily over-salted.

  • The Plant Cafe

    5 starsMay 08, 2013

    Pier 3, San Francisco, CA 94105

    The food is very fresh and oh so tasty! I was hopeful they would be super careful since they do have "glutenous" sandwiches in their kitchen, and it appears they were! I'm very sensitive to cross-contamination & I was not ill at all and loved my food. The spring rolls are too delicious. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Picante

    5 starsMay 07, 2013

    1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    The food is delicious. I've never been glutened here. But, given that wheat is in the kitchen and they are a low-cost/high volume establishment, am never completely calm when I go, afraid an accidental cross-contamination might happen. That said, been many times and each time loved the chance to have Mexican food out instead of at home!!

  • Meet 27

    3 starsMay 07, 2013

    127 W 27th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

    Food was in the okay to good range. Wanted to love it since they are 100% gf. Would try them again, but since they aren't in the best part of Baltimore it hasn't happened.

  • Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe

    5 starsMay 07, 2013

    4757 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

    Awesome food! Loved the smoothies and the food, the peanut Thai bowl in particular I had was superb. They create GF food in a separate area of the kitchen. I'm quite sensitive, went there 3 times and no reaction.

  • Woodberry Kitchen

    4 starsMay 07, 2013

    2010 Clipper Park Rd, Baltimore, MD 21211

    The food is fresh and amazing! Expensive and hard to get a reservation but worth it for a treat. Been many times, and they are usually 100% on point. However, Took off a star because one visit they served me a salad with a rogue crouton! So be vigilant, but they can generally be trusted. :)

  • Gather

    5 starsMay 07, 2013

    2200 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

    The food is delicious and very fresh. The menu changes seasonally and the dishes are creative. I've been to Gather countless times and they have never once "glutened" me. I'm a very sensitive celiac, and they take it quite seriously. The menu has gf items marked, as well as vegan and vegetarian, but I always tell them why I am ordering gf and they assure me extra care will be taken. I eat at very very few restaurants, mostly make food at home, but Gather is one place I can trust!