About Me

Mid 30s SF Bay native in the medical field. DX'd with celiac over 15 years ago. Very very sensitive to cross contamination.


  • Fireside Pizza

    5 starsAugust 29, 2014

    1985 Squaw Valley Road #25, Olympic Valley, CA 96146

    Both food and service were wonderful. We ended up ordering waaaaay too much because everything sounded delicious-and it was.

  • Namesake Cheesecake

    1 starsAugust 27, 2014

    425 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    I can't recommend this place, although the gf cheesecakes are wonderful. A change in kitchen staff and there is too much gluten around to be safe now.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsApril 19, 2014

    775 Cochrane Rd., Unit C, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    I stop here almost every time I'm in town. One of the best locations around, for sure. They wipe things down and change gloves and utensils!

  • Trail Dust BBQ

    1 starsApril 19, 2014

    17240 Monterey Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

    I got sick here. I suspected they use a small amount of soy sauce in their sauce, and upon calling, they confirmed this. But...the food was really good before I got my digestive issues. My non-celiac friends will seriously enjoy this place.

  • Erik's DeliCafe

    4 starsApril 19, 2014

    309 Vineyard Town Center Way, Morgan Hill,CA 95037

    I'm a very sensitive celiac and I think this location really understands! It took a few extra minutes because of wipe downs, getting the gluten free knife and getting the gf cutting board from the back. I stop here frequently when I visit my parents, and will continue to. The sandwiches are good!

  • Asian Box

    5 starsMarch 26, 2014

    855 El Camino Real #21, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    One of my go-tos! Never a worry about cross contamination. Never a worry on who we bring/meet here -- our best friends 3 year loves the kids meal and my dad does, too!

  • Chipotle

    5 starsMarch 26, 2014

    861 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City, CA 94063

    Great staff. When I mentioned celiac they immediately all changed gloves and wiped the line down.

  • San Francisco Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

    5 starsJanuary 26, 2014

    1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403

    This was a blast. So happy to see new brands and people who understand celiac!!! Yummy goodness!

  • Urban Bistro

    2 starsOctober 07, 2013

    270 Lorton Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010

    I absolutely agree with the other writer who said the staff here doesn't have a clue. And I'm not just referring to cross contamination. They jumped on the GF bandwagon, completely overcharge for GF substitutes and don't understand celiac or allergy at all. Intolerant or following gf for health? Sure, go here if CC isn't an issue. Celiacs? Stay away!

  • Chipotle

    4 starsSeptember 02, 2013

    135 South El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030

    This is my go to location. Very knowledgable staff and managers. They follow your order down the line after changing gloves and hand washing...there is even a comment area GF marking on the app.

  • Pizza Antica

    5 starsJuly 22, 2013

    334 Santana Row #1065, San Jose, CA 95128

    Went on the advice of others here. And sure glad we did! Great gluten free pizza - they use Mariposa crusts and its tender and crisp and a bit buttery. A little pricy, but it's celiac safe and in Santana Row.

  • The Counter

    4 starsJuly 15, 2013

    41 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Chevin, one of the managers, really understands celiac and cross contamination. He helped us throw a party where half the guests were GF and everyone loved their meals! Service can be slow, but everything seems cooked to order so no complaining here. Now if they could start carrying buns from Zest I'd be a happy girl - I think they use Udi's in all of their locations.

  • Jack's Prime

    1 starsJuly 15, 2013

    3723 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

    Although the staff claims to "get it" I've gotten sick here too many times. I wish the old manager would come back! The owner just tells you what he thinks you want to hear - and in my case that least to dangerous things. Stay away, celiacs. Stay away.

  • Patxi's

    5 starsJuly 14, 2013

    441 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    This location is amazing! Jimmy and the rest of the crew truly get gf, celiac and cross contamination! I highly recommend checking it out. Their salads rock and they are very kid friendly!

  • Amici's

    2 starsJuly 14, 2013

    880 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025

    Eaten here a few times but its never been my choice. Cross contamination issues aren't taken as seriously as they should be. And while I can tolerate their salads, the pizzas are gross - overlooked to the point of disaster. I truly think the cardboard box has more flavor.

  • P.F. Chang's

    2 starsJuly 14, 2013

    900 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Eaten here many times before but got glutened this evening...we ordered take out via their app - not sure what happened. And yes, I know it was from here - my reaction time is pretty exact. I'd go but wouldn't do take out again.

  • The Melting Pot

    2 starsJuly 13, 2013

    2 N B St, San Mateo, CA 94401

    Gluten knowledgable, but they achieve GF status by merely eliminating gluten containing items. Had dinner that was safe (thank you GIG) but it was very boring. Looking at neighboring tables and their orders coming out, I saw what the meals are supposed to look like. Ours certainly weren't that appetizing or filling! I wanted to stop on the way home because I was still hungry upon leaving.

  • The Plant Cafe

    4 starsJuly 13, 2013

    1395 Burlingame Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Went tonight for the first time. There is a gluten free symbol on menu for safe items. Pluses: gf (celiac safe) items - starters, all salads, meats, pizza (not celiac safe--see below), reasonable price point for the area, fresh and local (and organic) foods, homemade gf pizza dough, female manager (michal) has celiac. Negatives: server not very knowledgeable, no gf kids items, gf pizza cooked on same oven surface, homemade veggie burger made with bulgar wheat PS try the duck - yummy in my tummy!

  • Roti Indian Bistro

    1 starsJuly 12, 2013

    209 Park Road, Burlingame, CA 94010

    Walked by and this restaurant finally closed its doors. Previous owners and staff were clueless and made promises they couldn't keep. Word is that Saffron Bistro is coming into this location - if that's true I will scream with joy!

  • Sam's Chowder House

    5 starsJuly 12, 2013

    4210 Cabrillo Highway North, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    We had an entirely gf engagement party for 50 here. Danielle the party planner let the chefs go wild on the menu and it was perfect. My family of celiacs loved it and no one else missed a thing just " because it was GF "

  • Zest Bakery

    5 starsJuly 12, 2013

    1224 Arroyo Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

    Patrick and Charissa are a celiacs dream! Every product I've had here is amazing, but the almond cake stands out most. Yum. Wedding cakes, holiday kits, croutons... Dedicated gf facility - it's a must stop while in the area!