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About Me


Gluten-free diet since February 2012. Diagnosed with Celiac Disease March 2012. On a mission to find the best and safest gluten-free restaurants and eating spots.

Reviews


  • Outback Steakhouse

    5 starsSeptember 29, 2013

    521 Davis St., Vacaville, CA 95688

    They have a large GF menu that is supported by the GIG. Fantastic Service! The waitress was incredibly knowledgable about the GF items and was very good with notifying the kitchen about the gluten intolerance. I had a Pina Colada, Grilled Shrimp on the Barbie appetizer, Filet and Lobster Tails with a dressed baked potato and house salad (no croutons, honey mustard dressing), and the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under. No gluten effects whatsoever. Very pleased with the selection and the speedy and knowledgable service.

  • Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar

    4 starsMay 29, 2013

    3816 Bel Aire Plaza, Napa, CA 94558

    Sift has gluten-free cupcakes, but only on certain days of the week, so call ahead. They also have delicious macarons.

  • Kara's Cupcakes

    5 starsMay 29, 2013

    610 1st St #19, Napa, CA 94559

    When I first had their gluten-free cupcakes about a year ago, they were very dry and they hadn't gotten their recipe quite right. But I've been there twice in the last two days and I love them. Super moist. My latest favorites are the GF Coconut Cupcakes, either the Chocolate or Vanilla, which is topped with cream cheese frosting and shredded coconut. But they also have GF Sweet Vanilla and GF Chocolate Velvet. All delicious, in regular or mini. I just wish that they would start having a monthly special that is GF. The GF cupcakes are displayed in a cake pedestal on top of the display case. While I'm extremely sensitive to gluten (I react at less than 20 parts per million), they do make the GF cupcakes in the same kitchen as the gluten cupcakes. Know your tolerance level.

  • C CASA

    4 starsMay 29, 2013

    610 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

    Two delicious, 100% gluten-free places in the same building! I love the chicken nachos- big and filling serving. As for the tacos: you get one taco and it costs at least $7. Not worth the money, and for that reason, I gave them 4 stars. They also have delicious gluten-free brownies and enchilada plates that pop up on their specials menu. Again, one of my go-to, worry-free places.

  • Filippi's Pizza Grotto & Fine Wine

    2 starsMay 29, 2013

    645 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

    Ate here two nights ago. They have a gluten free menu, but they warn that they do not have a gluten free cooking environment. They advertised gluten-free pizza, but warn about it being cooked in a gluten oven. I ate Spaghetti with Basil Pesto, made with Brown Rice Pasta, and a side salad with Bleu Cheese dressing. When I got the pasta, I did not believe the waitress when she said that it was gluten free, it seemed too white, like regular pasta. I ate it, hoping that she was correct. While I didn't get gluten contamination symptoms, my gluten-eating boyfriend and I both had really bad indigestion. Food tasted okay, but it did not sit well in my stomach.

  • Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

    5 starsMay 29, 2013

    610 First St, Napa, CA 94559

    This is the only restaurant that I trust 100% for gluten free food, plus the food is always delicious. Maize-wich is the best with whatever filling you put in it. On their menu currently, my favorite filling is Chicken Salad with avocado and peas, and has a little heat too. The garlic yucca fries are also pretty awesome.

  • The Cracked Egg

    3 starsMay 29, 2013

    1000 N Green Valley Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89074

    Saw that this chain had good ratings for Gluten-free eats so I thought I'd give it a try. I heard good reviews about the gluten-free pancakes. When the waitress came over to take our order, she warned me that the GF pancakes were cooked on the same cook top as the gluten-filled pancakes and that I better know my tolerance level, the GF menu also mentioned that they have GF toast but it was toasted in the gluten-filled toaster. I ordered a skillet with scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheese, and bacon with untoasted GF bread. The waitress asked if I wanted the bread warmed in the microwave instead. The bread was served hot in a plastic pouch. Skillet was good, GF with no ill effects, but it was nothing special. I appreciate that the waitress was straight and told me the truth.

  • Bouchon

    5 starsMay 29, 2013

    3355 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Nothing better than a delicious macaron. My favorite of their macarons is the salted caramel. Perfect dessert to walk through the hotel with! But, macarons were the only thing that were gluten free. Be weary.

  • Zeffirino

    4 starsMay 29, 2013

    3377 South Las Vegas Boulevard #2095, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Very fancy and pricey. The wait staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I had the Tomato and Mozzarella starter. They had a gluten-free menu, and they helped me to decide on which entree to order. I decided to have the Shrimp and Crab Risotto with tomato sauce. It was very tasty.

  • The Henry

    1 starsMay 29, 2013

    3708 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    The hostesses were completely ignorant when it came to the term gluten. The waiter seemed knowledgeable. He showed me what was safe to order. Based on his recommendations for gluten-free picks, I ordered the shrimp cocktail, the build your own burger with sharp cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and avocado served on gluten-free bread with the truffle tater tots. The waiter suggested the tater tots because the french fries were not gluten-free. Shrimp cocktail had only three shrimp. The burger was very tasty, as were the tater tots. When I got about halfway through the tater tots, I found a french fry, confirming my fear that there was a shared fryer. I stopped eating and showed the waiter, he took the plate to the kitchen to show the chef. The waiter came back out and said that the chef told him I'd be fine and there is no reason to worry. I paid the over-priced bill, and waited in the casino area close to the bathroom. And like clockwork, within 20 minutes of eating, I bolted to the bathroom- cramps, bloating, gas, the big D. When I got out of the bathroom, I took my receipt up to the hostess stand and asked for the manager. I demanded a refund after explaining what happened and how sick I was feeling. The manager said that refunds are not allowed, and that I would need to make a report with Security. When Security arrived, they had me fill out an incident report and then said that the manager reminded her that refunds are not allowed. I was then told by the security guard that the manager told her that I would need to call Risk Management and report the incident again and maybe then I would receive a refund or some compensation for my discomfort. What kind of Bulls**t is that?! Manager ran and hid in the back until I was gone. I DO NOT recommend this restaurant- the kitchen staff does not take any precautions to make the food safe for gluten intolerant guests.

  • Rice & Company

    4 starsMay 29, 2013

    3900 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119

    I asked the hostesses if there was a gluten-free menu, and they said that there were gluten free options that the server would be able to tell me about because they did not know. The waiter was very knowledgeable about what could be made gluten free and what could not. He was very helpful in making the kitchen ticket very clear with gluten allergy notes written on each item. Jason was the sushi chef who made my rolls he was very careful but quick in preparing my rolls. When he sent the rolls through the window to be finished in the kitchen, the rolls disappeared. He went back twenty minutes later to track them down and find out where the rest of the order went. He had to remake the rolls because the order was given out to another table. When we did receive the food, it was very good and I had no ill effects. We had the Wicked Roll and the Fantasy Roll, with a side of steamed rice and garlic stir-fried vegetables. The waiters and Jason at the sushi bar were fantastic and were really careful to make sure our food was safe.

  • More Buffet

    3 starsMay 29, 2013

    3900 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89119

    I have a gluten intolerance. The servers and hostesses were very accommodating,they let me go in to talk with the kitchen staff before purchasing the breakfast to make sure I would be able to eat the food. The line cooks did not know what gluten even was and told me everything was fine, including pancakes -_-. I talked to the head chef as well, he was very helpful and was able to show me what was safe to eat and what to stay away from. I had a made-to-order ham and cheese omelette with a side of potatoes, bacon, and chocolate milk. I also had vanilla and chocolate non-fat frozen yogurt. No ill effects from the food I ate, but ask the right questions to the right people to make sure it's safe.

  • Gonzalez Y Gonzalez

    4 starsMay 22, 2013

    3790 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89109

    Hostesses and waiters didn't seem to have a clue what gluten was but they did have a GF menu. I had the GF carne asada nachos. Good food but you have to be very trusting of the staff. Remind them of your allergy/intolerance.