About Me

My daughter has celiac. I'm gluten sensitive and must eat gluten free due to other health issues. I also host facebook.com/glutenfreeintheOC for Orange County, NY.


  • The Crab Claw Restaurant

    5 starsJuly 01, 2013

    304 Burns Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663

    I called ahead and the manager was very enthusiastic about guaranteeing a gluten free experience, that their crabs steamed are gluten free. We ate at the restaurant 4 times in one week with every experience being great. Granted...the crab shell will naturally protect the meat from gluten. But the salads, shrimp & crab cocktail was just as good. Great service too. I highly recommend.

  • Uno Chicago Grill

    5 starsMay 26, 2013

    20 Centre Dr, Central Valley, NY 10917

    Uno's is our "go-to" restaurant when we have a family dinner. I know that our gluten free food will be prepared and served with no problems. They even have gluten free buns for their yummy burgers. I wish they had gf appetizers and gf fries, but its still good. Servers are very careful and knowledgable about gluten free options and food prep.

  • The Best of Little Italy

    5 starsMay 26, 2013

    785 Rte 17M, Monroe, NY 10950

    Vito, VJ, Sal, Peter - all the guys at Little Italy are awesome! extremely knowlegable about gluten contamination. They have a dedicated gluten free slicer and boars head deli which is gluten free (just let them know when you order so they change gloves). Their selection of frozen gf products is great. I've had family get-togethers catered gluten free, they've prepared gluten free wraps & heros on a regular basis (when's the last time you had a gluten free Italian combo!) I highly recommend this place to anyone who has celiac or is gluten sensitive.

  • Gino's Pizzeria

    5 starsMay 26, 2013

    30 Carpenter Pl, Monroe, NY 10950

    Their gf pizza is delicious, especially when you eat it fresh in the restaurant. They are very careful in preparation, comes with its own pizza cutter. Been eating their GF pizza for 2 years about once a week with no issues. Note: as with most GF pizza, it is smaller than a regular pie and costs more.

  • Joe's American Bar & Grill

    5 starsMay 26, 2013

    298 Garden State Plaza Blvd, Paramus, NJ 07652

    I called a week prior and the hostess answering the phone was able to answer all my questions about gluten free options and food preparation. Our waiter was extremely knowlegable about gluten free food preparation and menu options. Our food was delivered by the manager separately to avoid contamination. The food was cooked to perfection and was delicious. We enjoyed the brunch (egg omlette, bacon, fresh fruit & fresh squeezed OJ). Plan on returning quite often. I highly recommend for anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitive. Also family friendly. The name does not do the restaurant justice...much nicer!