About Me

I really love good food, so when I find a place that I can eat safely, I get so excited!!


  • O'mei

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    2316 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Wonderful Chinese/ Asian fusion. They have a GF menu, and are MSG free! I absolutely LOVE their Rosemary Mushroom Chicken!!! It's not much to look at from the outside, but you will be pleasantly surprised!

  • Betty Burgers

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    505 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    I love this place! They use grass-fed beef, super juicy! Their GF buns are great, but I usually just get mine 'bareback', wrapped in lettuce. The Point Grinder is my favorite! Fries are out, because they don't have a dedicated fryer, but the burger is more than enough to fill you up! I've never had a problem after eating here and I'm very sensitive.

  • Bruno's BBQ

    3 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    230 Mount Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    The food is pretty good, but watch out for the mashed potatoes, they put flour in them!

  • Planet Fresh Gourmet Burritos

    1 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    1003 Cedar Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Just went in, but on talking to the guy behind the counter, (who really didn't have a clue about gluten), found out that their corn and flour tortillas are stored together in the warmer. So much for cross contamination. I left rather than risk it. I normally wouldn't review a place I hadn't actually eaten at, but I went there based on it's high rating on this site, which is misleading. This place is not for a Celiac or someone who is very sensitive.

  • Cafe Sparrow

    4 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    8042 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003

    I love this place! The food is superb, with an excellent wine list. The staff is friendly, and attentive. Although they don't have a designated gluten-free menu, they were very willing to answer my many questions about the dishes, and worked to find a delicious compromise. I have never had a problem after eating here and I'm very sensitive.

  • Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room

    2 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    221 Cathcart St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Well, props to them for at least having a GF menu. However, it's really just regular menu items without the sauces. I did have the fish tacos, they were disgusting, the fish was obviously frozen cod pieces and so not worth the expense. I've been here a couple times, but this was the last, I won't be back.

  • Akira Sushi

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    1222 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

    I've eaten here several times and never had a problem. The fish has always been fresh, including the sashimi. They have some really great rolls. GF items are marked on the menu and several can be 'adapted' by leaving off the sauce. They carry the GF Tamari, and the servers are pretty gluten savvy, willing to check on things they don't know.

  • Tony & Albas

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    1501 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

    A friend brought over a GF pizza from here that was really great! I can't speak to how careful they are about cross contamination, but I had no problems afterward. I'll definitely be back!

  • Erik's DeliCafe

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    1475 41st Ave, Capitola, CA 95010

    I love this sandwich shop! Fresh ingredients. Yummy sandwiches. I usually get the GF Turkey Walnut Pesto Sandwich. They are great about protecting against cross contamination, using a dedicated cutting board, knife and utensils. Although I haven't tried them, they also have several soups that are gluten free.

  • Sweet Marie's Hawaii

    4 starsMay 01, 2012

    3-4251 Kuhio Highway, Līhuʻe, HI 96766

    We had a lovely lunch here recently. I had the chicken salad sandwich which came with a side of potato salad. Such a relief to eat somewhere and not have to worry! The baked good looked really yummy, and many places in the area carry her fresh GF cookies. Marie was there and came out to chat for a while.

  • Roy's

    5 starsMay 01, 2012

    2360 Kiahuna Plantation Drive, Koloa, HI 96756

    Ate here twice while in Kauai recently. The first time at the restaurant, and the second time at the bar. Excellent food. Staff friendly and work hard to ensure you have a wonderful meal. However, they did not have a gluten free menu when I was there, but the employees carry list of GF items they offer, and can make helpful recommendations. Very nice wine selection.

  • Tidepools

    5 starsMay 01, 2012

    1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756

    The Mahi Mahi was excellent, and they even offer GF bread to nibble on before dinner!!

  • Keoki's Paradise

    4 starsMay 01, 2012

    2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr, Koloa, HI 96756

    Very good food. Ask for the gluten free list. Wait staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Savage Shrimp

    5 starsMay 01, 2012

    2829 Ala Kalaikaumaka, Koloa, Kaua’i, Hawai’i 96756

    It's actually a little place in the shopping center with a few indoor and outdoor tables. Almost everything is gluten free, and what isn't is pretty clearly marked. THE SHRIMP IS AMAZING!!! A little messy, as it comes with shells on, but well worth the effort for every succulent morsel!

  • Erik's DeliCafe

    5 starsApril 05, 2012

    222 Mt Hermon Rd, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

    The gluten free bread is great, and can be substituted on any sandwich (and the sandwiches are sooo Yummy!).

  • Chipotle

    4 starsSeptember 17, 2011

    1645 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129

    Very tasty! A lot of food, for a good price.

  • Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza

    4 starsSeptember 17, 2011

    1554 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

    The GF pizza is Yummy!

  • Trader Joe's

    4 starsSeptember 17, 2011

    15466 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos, CA 95032

    They will provide a list of their gluten free items on request, but do check labels carefully. They do carry a GF bread that's pretty good.

  • Whole Foods

    5 starsSeptember 17, 2011

    15980 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos, CA 95032

    A wide assortment of gluten free items that are clearly marked. A bit more expensive, but worth it!