Mrs J.


  • California Tortilla

    3 starsJuly 05, 2013

    1836 E Ridge Pike #100, Royersford, PA 19468

    Good food and friendly service! However when it comes to being GF friendly, not so much. Here is the reply I received when we contacted corporate: "Although we have menu items that are gluten-free, we cannot guarantee that cross contamination won’t occur" Stacey Kane, VP of Marketing, California Tortilla Group, Inc., 20 Courthouse Square, Suite 206 Rockville, Maryland 20850 301.545.0035

  • Five Guys

    4 starsJuly 05, 2013

    4619 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606

    Delicious burgers and hand cut fries. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. HOWEVER, we NEVER order GF fare for our Celiac son here. When we have asked, the staff knew nothing of GF items or how to prepare them safely.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsJuly 05, 2013

    4559 Perkiomen Ave, Reading, PA 19606

    Red Robin is probably our favorite GF friendly restaurant. They do have a folder which lists all GF menu items. But even w/o that, the waitstaff are trained to understand food intolerance issues and can help you choose a meal that's GF. It is such a pleasure not to have to explain cross contamination. They have a separate fryer so prepare to enjoy all you can eat GF fries!!! (they call it their salt-free fryer) They now offer a GF hamburger bun that is soft & pretty darned tasty. KUDOS to them for doing it right!!! We go here 1-2x monthly. In two years, we have had only one not so great experience. Even that was quickly fixed with a chat to the manager. Run-don't walk to RR with your GF friends.

  • Outback Steakhouse

    4 starsJuly 05, 2013

    1101 Woodland Rd., Wyomissing, PA 19610

    Ask for the GF menu from the hostess or your waiter. All menu items and variations, if needed, are clearly shown there. In our experience, this location's waitstaff was well trained in GF needs (such as what it means to not cross contaminate). We met the manager here last year and his wife was Celiac. So he was passionate about educating the staff. KUDOS to them for doing it right!!! The Royersford location is decent as well. But the Reading location was far and away better educated on the issue.

  • Good Eatz Green Cafe

    5 starsJuly 05, 2013

    739 Reading Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611

    We have eaten here quite often over the past five years. The wait staff is knowledgeable about ingredients. Questions about special diets do not phase them. Of all the GF menu items, my celiac son LOVES the GF pizza best. But almost anything they offer can be converted to GF or vegan. They also have a ton of GF baked goods such as cookies, breads, cake, muffins, tarts, pie, etc. For convenience, we frequently pick up a GoodEatz prepacked GF item at Kimberton Whole Foods to take with us on holidays or for bday parties etc. The staff is friendly and helpful! I preferred their old location before they moved to the Vanity Fair Outlets complex. This room can feel cramped. On Sundays we have noticed the waitstaff is so busy, they seem rushed and have less time to answer questions about special menu items. But it is still by FAR and away one of the best options for GF dining. And we love supporting a local business!! P.S. Try the Fat Elvis cake. It's just ridiculously good!!!

  • Baked

    4 starsJuly 05, 2013

    228 Main St, Emmaus, PA 18049

    Cute place. We asked a lot of questions about what they offer that is gluten-free. We went further in our talk to check their knowledge of cross-contamination. They said they do take precautions to sanitize items between uses. They also bake items with wheat flour, so it will come down to your comfort level with the risk of cross-contamination. But they do strive to the best of their ability. As far as menu items go, salads are going to be the main GF faire, other than muffins or prepackaged items. They do have plenty of GF dressings. Worth a visit.