About Me

Going gluten free has changed everything for me! My stomach problems are gone, my fatigue is gone, my emotions are more balanced, and as an added bonus my under-active thyroid is improving and I am on my way to being medication free!


  • Giovanni's Pizzeria é Ristorante Italiano

    5 starsFebruary 21, 2015

    215 W Main St, Fairborn, OH 45324

    Absolutely fantastic pizza! This is a hometown favorite and I stopped going when I was diagnosed. Big mistake, they know what they're doing for sure. They have GF pasta but I haven't tried it yet. They use corn meal on the bottom of the pizza so there isn't flour anywhere in the pizza making area. They make their dough in a separate area. Celiacs...I'd bit a bit cautious, however, I'm pretty sensitive and I didn't any issues. I didn't ask about separate pasta water since I wasn't eating pasta.

  • Breaking Bread Catering & Deli

    5 starsDecember 31, 2014

    South Northwest Highway, Cary, IL

    Absolutely fantastic sandwich on GF bread! I love getting a "normal" lunch. Sadly their fries are not gluten free, an easy opportunity to become even more gluten free friendly. However, that will not deter me from going back.

  • Cookie Bar

    5 starsJuly 27, 2014

    1746 West Wilson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60640

    Wonderful place!!! I love the donuts - they are baked and not fried! The cookies are heavenly!

  • swirlz cupcakes

    5 starsJuly 27, 2014

    705 W Belden Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

    Amazing! Vegan icing is sweeter, GF cupcakes have Italian buttercream icing and it's not as sweet.

  • Stashu's Deli & Pizza

    5 starsJuly 18, 2014

    4206 44th Ave, Moline, IL 61265

    Absolutely outstanding calzone! Best GF I've ever had!! Wow - seriously beyond impressed withe flavor! Way to go Stashu's!!

  • Slate Creek Grille

    5 starsJuly 16, 2014

    158 Museum Drive, Black Hills National Forest, Hill City, SD 57745

    They have UDIs bread - but the chef came out and talked to me. He asked if UDIs was ok. I suggested he grilled to improve the flavor, he did and it was great!. They got new fries which are not gluten free. They have white cheddar mashed potatoes that are GF and they are delicious.

  • Alpine Inn

    1 starsJuly 16, 2014

    133 Main St, Hill City, SD 57745

    They "ran out" of GF bread a week or so ago and the waitress told me I could eat a salad! We left. :( Oh, and if you stay to eat your salad, you need to know they only take cash.

  • Smiling Moose Deli

    5 starsJuly 14, 2014

    2631 W Main St, Bozeman, Mt 59718

    They use Sweet Escape Pastries out of Colorado for there bread. It was very good! There were about 5 sandwiches I could eat. :)

  • Slippery Otter Pub

    4 starsJuly 11, 2014

    139 North Canyon Street, West Yellowstone, MT 59758

    They have GF options which is nice in a small tourist town. The buns are UDIs. The pizza is pretty good, if you like spicy sauce.

  • Lotus Cafe

    5 starsJuly 06, 2014

    145 N Glenwood St, Jackson, WY 83001

    Absolutely the best GF restaurant I've ever been too!! Amazing food - everything is gluten free!

  • Twigs Bistro

    4 starsJuly 06, 2014

    155 N. East Promontory, Farmington, UT 84025

    They have GF pizzas and sandwiches. I had the sandwich, it was pretty good. Seemed line UDI's bread, nothing too exciting. I couldn't have the fries because they don't have a dedicated fryer, that was disappointing. The service was just ok.

  • Love Muffin Cafe

    3 starsJuly 03, 2014

    139 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532

    They have GF and vegan muffins and waffles. The muffin was dry. :( No pancakes! No bread for sandwiches!!

  • Eklecticafe

    3 starsJuly 02, 2014

    352 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532

    They have GF bread for sandwiches and toasts, it's just UDIs. They do NOT have GF pancakes.

  • Barley's

    5 starsMay 24, 2014

    200 E Jackson Ave, Knoxville, TN 37915

    Wonderful GF pizza!!

  • No Way Jose's Cantina

    3 starsApril 04, 2014

    104 Waldens Main Street, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

    They have a GF menu and a dedicated fryer for chips. The chips and salsa are great. BUT the cheese and refried beans are not GF because they are created and shredded a non-GF area and the USDA will not certify them as GF. This one change - having a GF area - would make a huge difference. Overall, I'm disappointed.

  • McAlister's Deli

    2 starsApril 04, 2014

    3784 Parkway, Ste. 103, Pigeon Forge TN 37863

    They don't have a GF menu but they have an allergy list. They have lunch items that are naturally GF, I had a grilled chicken baked potato. It was ok but lacked seasoning. They do not have GF bread or wraps. Overall, I ate but I was disappointed.

  • I Ching Asian Cafe

    5 starsApril 02, 2014

    2312 Sir Barton Way, Lexington, KY 40509

    Very good! And they have GF soy sauce. Yay!! :) I had chicken fried rice and it was delicious.

  • Milano's Atlantic City Submarines

    5 starsMarch 15, 2014

    2260 N Fairfield Rd, Beavercreek, OH 45431

    Excellent GF pizza! There are very limited GF options, but the pizza is terrific! They have very nice salads. FYI: the chips are made in house and in a shared fryer.

  • Lemongrass

    5 starsNovember 16, 2013

    641 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

    Absolutely delicious food! Amazing selection - anything - and I mean anything - can be made gluten free! Super impressed with the menu, the staff, and the food!!

  • Gutherie's River House

    4 starsOctober 19, 2013

    6075 U.S. 27, Somerset, KY 42501

    Excellent food. Variety of GF options. Best steak I've had in a long time. The only down side: No GF chips with their appetizers.

  • CJ's Italian Kitchen

    4 starsOctober 04, 2013

    75 Covington Way, Vienna, West Virginia 26105

    Excellent GF options! I had the cheese ravioli and stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. The staff was well versed in celiac and I had a wonderful experience!!! I only took off a star because I would have liked more seasoning in my food and my non-GF hubby agreed with his meal. The stuffed mushrooms were excellent!!

  • The Neighborhood Nest

    5 starsSeptember 22, 2013

    1138 Bookwalter Drive, New Carlisle, OH 45344

    Absolutely love either made here! The best sandwich bread and buns I've ever had!! This woman knows how to make GF food that tastes better than anything I've ever had!! My friends who aren't even GF but from her! I cannot say enough!!

  • Indian's Pizza

    4 starsSeptember 07, 2013

    212 North Main Street, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359

    Excellent pizza! I had gluten free garlic cheese bread on a sub that was just ok - it was undercooked and lacked garlic. But the pizza was very good.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsSeptember 07, 2013

    2671 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431

    Absolutely delicious!!! The wait staff is very knowledgable! The GF buns and fries are wonderful!!! I'm so thrilled!! :)

  • The Neighborhood Nest

    5 starsSeptember 01, 2013

    1138 Bookwalter Drive, New Carlisle, OH 45344

    Amber and her home gluten free business is amazing!!! She has the most wonderful gluten free sandwich bread - no toasting required!!! I love her graham crackers for my campfire s'mores!!! I could go on forever about her!! Check her out at http://neighborhoodnest.net/

  • Roti

    5 starsAugust 25, 2013

    200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60606

    Absolutely delicious!! Can't say enough about a wonderful GF soft and warm pita bread sandwich.

  • Big Bowl

    5 starsAugust 24, 2013

    60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Delicious!!! Just had Chicken Pad Thai and Veggie Spring Rolls delivered to my hotel. Absolutely delicious!

  • Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse

    5 starsAugust 24, 2013

    33 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654

    I think HC is outstanding. The kitchen and wait staff are extremely knowledgable and accommodating. The menu selection is awesome. Steaks are pricey but it's the meat packing district of Chicago. Loved it, posted pics!!

  • Chicago's Pizza

    5 starsAugust 24, 2013

    3114 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

    Love it!!! This Chicago girl can come home again and eat her favorite pizza!!! Heavenly and so accommodating!!

  • Village Family Restaurant

    5 starsAugust 11, 2013

    144 S Main St, Waynesville, OH 45068

    The owner is gluten free and therefore they have an extensive GF menu. I had the chicken hot shot (thickened with corn starch) and it was so good! I didn't try it this time, but I've heard their GF pizza is incredible! We will definitely be back! :)

  • Sinfully Gluten Free

    4 starsAugust 10, 2013

    9146 Dayton Lebanon Pike, Centerville, OH 45458

    The pizza and sweets are very good but the atmosphere at the "restaurant" leaves a lot to be desired, with plastic plates and plasticware. The pizza is the best and I've never had the sandwiches. But I love the pizza and the peanut butter cup cookies. Delicious!! Their products are sold in various local groceries.

  • Olive, an urban dive

    4 starsAugust 06, 2013

    416 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

    Good food! Many gluten free options! Great atmosphere.

  • First Watch

    4 starsAugust 04, 2013

    2824 Miamisburg - Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459

    See my review for the Fairborn location

  • First Watch

    4 starsAugust 04, 2013

    4105 W. Town & Country Rd., Kettering, OH 45429

    No, they don't have gluten free bread which is unfortunate but the staff is great and have have an allergy menu so you know what's safe and what's not. I eat there a lot and I feel like I have several good (and many very healthy) choices. You can bring in your own wrap or bread and they'll serve you a bread-less sandwich.

  • Hot Head Burritos

    3 starsAugust 04, 2013

    563 South Main Street, Englewood, OH 45458

    It's great but all of the meat is gluten free EXCEPT for the chicken. Big bummer there!! :(

  • Wine Gallery & Cafe

    5 starsAugust 03, 2013

    5 W Monument Ave, Dayton, OH 45402

    I absolutely love their GF pizza!! They also have GF crackers so I could have just about any appetizer I wanted! And the wine flights are heavenly!

  • Butter Cafe

    4 starsAugust 03, 2013

    1106 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409

    The sandwich was great! The seasoned potatoes were gluten free and heavenly. The gf chocolate chip cookie was a bit dry. I believe the owner is gluten and dairy free.

  • B. Antonio's Pizza

    5 starsJuly 21, 2013

    5417 Meijer Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46835

    Great pizza and even better garlic cheese bread!!! They even have cinnamon-bread. :)

  • Mr B's Pancake House

    5 starsJuly 21, 2013

    1910 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

    Excellent way to end my vacation!!! Mr Bs wife is gluten free so they have a ton of options for me!! They have GF pancakes, waffles, buns, bread! They make sure the grill isn't contaminated. Absolutely a great place to eat!!!

  • Gull Landing

    4 starsJuly 20, 2013

    438 South Hancock Street, Pentwater, MI 49449

    They have gluten free buns so I was happy to get a burger - and the burgers are delicious. The waitress was gluten aware and warned me that I couldn't get the fries because they are coated. I appreciate the upfront warning.

  • EuroStop Deli Café

    5 starsJuly 19, 2013

    300 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686

    I just had the most delicious turkey sandwich on a gluten free sub bun! They also have gluten free pita breads. They serve breakfast and lunch.

  • Red Mesa Grill

    4 starsJuly 18, 2013

    1544 U.S. 31, Traverse City, MI 49686

    Definitely a great place for folks who need to be GF. Dedicated fryer and knowledgeable staff are the big bonuses. The food was good, but I wasn't overly impressed.

  • Fun Cakes and Cupcakes

    1 starsJuly 18, 2013

    Traverse City, MI

    No cupcakes here, see my picture. It's a sad GF sweet day! :(

  • Knot Just a Bar

    2 starsJuly 18, 2013

    5019 NW Bay Shore Drive, Omena, MI 49674

    I was disappointed in the menu (see my picture). It's the same items that you can normally get GF. Then I ordered the knot-chos and found out afterwards that the chips are homemade in a shared fryer (see my picture). They were delicious but I pray I don't pay for it later. :(

  • Stafford's Weathervane Restaurant

    5 starsJuly 15, 2013

    106 Pine River Lane, Charlevoix, MI 49720

    They have GF options clearly labeled on the menu. I had the oak planked whitefish and it was delicious!!! They have one GF clobber dessert but I didn't try it

  • Julienne Tomatoes

    3 starsJuly 15, 2013

    421 Howard Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

    The don't have GF sandwiches, but they will use a lettuce wrap. They are gluten aware more than anything. They have a few soups which are labeled if they are vegan and/or gluten free. The fruit salad and deviled eggs are delicious! Go to the Grain Train a block away for GF dessert! :)

  • Turkey's

    4 starsJuly 14, 2013

    250 East Main Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740

    They have a GF pizza and though I didn't try it, it looks amazing!! Great little casual dining spot. I had the tuna salad that came with fresh fruit. Delicious! They serve breakfast too, nothing GF expect the normal.

  • Grain Train Natural Foods Market

    5 starsJuly 14, 2013

    220 East Mitchell Street, Petoskey, MI 49770

    Delicious! I just had a wonderful GF blueberry muffin and bought a small loaf of GF banana nut bread for breakfast!!

  • Big Buck Brewery & Steakhouse

    2 starsJuly 13, 2013

    550 North Wisconsin Avenue, Gaylord, MI 49735

    They have gluten free buns for a $2 up charge. They have GF mashed potatoes, that you can get in place of the fries for another $2 up charge. The burger was very good but the restaurant is over-priced. They don't have GF beer and they don't serve samples of their wine (though they plan to in the future). However, the wine is also very over-priced!

  • Pizza Palace

    3 starsJuly 13, 2013

    316 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701

    It's always nice to come across a pizza place that serves GF pizza while on vacation. It's the one thing I truly miss. This place it's the first one we've come across on vacation, so for that reason I'm thrilled. Unfortunately the pizza was just ok.

  • Falling Rock Cafe & Book Store

    5 starsJuly 09, 2013

    104 East Munising Avenue, Munising, MI 49862

    Any of their sandwiches can be put on GF buns, bread, or bagels. They also have GF muffins and cookies. The food is delicious!!

  • The Urban Frog

    5 starsJuly 09, 2013

    163 N Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54303

    Excellent restaurant!! The food was very good. The staff was very knowledgable. They even had GF chocolate cake!! Definite place to eat again. It's a GF persons version of a Panera. If I were local, I'd be a regular.

  • Tecalitlan Restaurant

    5 starsJuly 06, 2013

    1071 North Caron Road, Rochelle, IL 61068

    Great local Mexican place. All homemade food. Lots of options on corn tortillas. Best Mexican food (and margaritas) I've had in a long time!

  • zpizza

    4 starsJune 29, 2013

    945 N High St, Columbus, OH 43201

    The pizza was very good. I would have loved a GF calzone. The best part was the GF mint brownie. Delicious!!!!