Karen S.

About Me

I am gluten-sensitive as well as dairy-sensitive so I am very apt to be careful in how I eat!


  • Country Gourmet

    4 starsMay 30, 2015

    1314 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

    There are definitely options for gluten-free with a whole separate menu. . But not so friendly for those who also need to eat dairy-free as well. I ordered eggs with bacon (nitrates free!) but the potatoes are cooked with butter and are prepackaged with the butter so can't cook separately in a different oil. And the g-f cornbread has powdered milk in it. So I got a fruit side and sliced tomatoes. . Still was good.

  • Yam Leaf Bistro, LLC

    5 starsApril 22, 2015

    699 Calderon Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041

    A gem of a place! Small with 10 tables but big on freshness and quality. . The items are organic and at least half of the menu had gf items. . They even had Daiya vegan cheese. . This is a vegetarian restaurant and I will be coming back. . The server was so kind and understanding.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsApril 06, 2015

    525 Boardman-Poland Rd., Boardman, OH 44512

    I really appreciate this Chipotle.. As soon as I got up to the counter and said I was gluten intolerant, a man changed out with a different person who was putting on new gloves.. They cleaned off the counter and the same person stayed with me down the whole line to serve me.. So understanding!

  • Torpedo Sushi

    5 starsMarch 21, 2015

    25 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

    Hurrah! - yes, worker there said their restaurant is gluten-free. It was nice that they had gluten-free soy sauce to go with the rainbow roll I got and it was a good size for lunch - $13 - a little pricey, but I am paying for a stress-free lunch that I can enjoy and not worry about gluten contaminants - that's worth it in my book. Still felt great and energized afterwards- Oh - they had "tempura flakes" in my roll - I asked them to verify that it was gf - they couldn't tell me the ingredients, but it was gf they said. The burrito concept has a sheet of nori holding it together - when you get to the end of the roll, it kind of falls apart, but it is still yummy.

  • Blossom Bee Creperies Fusion

    4 starsFebruary 05, 2015

    7335 Village Pkwy, Dublin, CA 94568

    The correct website is http://www.blossombeefusion.com/ I haven't eaten here but noticed the information was incorrect...

  • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

    5 starsDecember 29, 2014

    20560 N Rand Rd, Deer Park, IL 60074

    I agree the gf bread is good.. made with tapioca rice and potato flours and starches.. there is evaporated cane sugar and xanthan gum and yeast and olive oil and salt. I have to be dairy free as well so I ordered the salmon and shrimp risotto made with no butter. it was decent. i told they could make other dishes dairy free.

  • The Veggie Grill

    1 starsOctober 12, 2014

    565 San Antonio Road, Suite 26, Mountain View, CA 94040

    I got up to order and noticed that menu said that all ingredients are not used in a dedicated area so you are at your own risk.....I asked the cashier person if a salad would be a safer option versus a grilled dish...she could not guarantee that my salad would be entirely gluten free with no cross-contamination...I walked away sad and frustrated....having a g-f menu doesn't guarantee they will do best kitchen practices. I opted to go father away to Asian Box where I know I will get a safe meal.

  • Pacific Thai Santa Cruz

    4 starsJuly 27, 2014

    1319 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    Went for dinner..there are about 8 items on the menu of about 50 items that are g-f including 2 appetizers and a salad. There was a note on the menu that said all their Curries were gluten-free, but when I inquired further the waitress said only the yellow mild curry was g-f. I did get that with added shrimp and brown Jasmine rice...very flavorful and delicious. Only troublesome part was seeing disclaimer on menu that g-f items may come into contact with wheat and peanut products. I do feel fine after eating and had leftovers to take home!

  • Chipotle

    5 starsMay 24, 2014

    246 Great Mall Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035

    Reliable place at Great Mall..I stick with the salad and do the sofritas..works for me!

  • Burgers & Vine

    5 starsMay 05, 2014

    400 1st Street East, Sonoma, CA 95476

    There weren't too many options for Sonoma..glad we came. They really are trying to be helpful and were able to verify my questions for gluten-free and dairy-free. I got the seared ahi tuna salad....I got it with the dressing that is on the vegan burger and then the salad dressing that is on their house salad..all gluten free and dairy free. Tuna was good and I tried my sisters vegan burger and that was a good option as well...I would come back.

  • The Sunflower Center

    5 starsFebruary 19, 2014

    1435 North McDowell Boulevard, Petaluma, CA 94954

    Very impressed..drive up from San Jose..was worth the trip! Mushroom buckwheat crepe was excellent and trio of salad did not disappoint. Food is a delight..gluten free and vegan. Desserts were raw and decadent. Plotter there are sales on the Lydia organic products so that's cool too.

  • Green Cafe Vegan Cuisine

    3 starsOctober 31, 2013

    190 Ranch Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035

    I was disappointed since this restaurant split off from the Loving Hut over in the Ranch 99 area and I wrongly assumed they would be gluten-free friendly, too. The first sign should have been when I asked the waiter if they had a gluten-free menu and he gave me a dumbfounded expression. They did have some gf items from their menu, but I was told they din't have any gf soy sauce. My friend and I ordered the tofu eggplant with coconut curry and a vegetable broth soup - I was engaged in conversation and didn't realize that they had brought out a tofu eggplant dish with brown (soy) sauce. I had eaten a few bites when my friend realized it wasn't the coconut curry dish - they promptly replaced it with the correct dish and said the meal was on them. They said something about the soy sauce being gf, but earlier said it wasn't. Hmmm. I think I "survived" this incident but not sure I"ll go back -seems too risky. The food was good though.

  • Loving Hut

    5 starsOctober 31, 2013

    516 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035

    This vegan restaurant has its own gluten-free menu and they do have gf soy sauce. I've never been disappointed here and I can walk away with a great meal and still feel good.

  • Elys To Go

    5 starsSeptember 12, 2013

    850 East Western Reserve Road, Youngstown, OH 44514

    Thus is a wonderful option for breakfast and lunch. They are open 8 am to 4 pm. Keep in mind that Wednesday is their gluten-free day so all food offered is gluten free. Other days of week I can find something but not as many options. I did have a fried green tomato lunch box with greens and a corn salsa mix and a cashew dressing. It is a vegan place and all very good.

  • Asian Box

    5 starsAugust 03, 2013

    142 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041

    Been here several times and haven't gone wrong...can choose different combinations with chicken, pork, beef, tofu, or shrimp. Different toppings and sauces to choose from, too. Excellent and reasonably priced.

  • Hanagasa

    5 starsJuly 28, 2013

    8th Ave (between Mission and San Carlos), Carmel, CA 93923

    I agree with the other reviewer: Gluten-free soy sauce and a mostly gluten-free menu. Plus it is on a quiet street away from the main drag and a small restaurant (30 person capacity) so just a nice friendly experience. And the salmon sashimi seemed to just melt in my mouth - yum!