Margaret Clegg

Celiac

About Me


I have been diagnosed with celiac disease for over a decade. I am currently the President/Chairperson of the Mid Michigan Celiac Support Group, vice chair of the Lansing Gluten Free Fair, and am also a blogger that reviews gluten free products.

Reviews


  • Latina Restaurant & Pizzeria

    5 starsJuly 11, 2014

    1370 W Bristol Rd, Flint, MI 48507

    This restaurant offers gluten free pizza and ravioli. They take steps to prevent cross contamination. I also recently sat down with the owner to help them work on a new gluten free menu. They have a satellite location at the Flint Farmer's Market, but I am unsure if they have gluten free options down there.

  • Freakin' Unbelievable Burgers

    5 starsJuly 11, 2014

    5100 Corunna Rd, Flint Township, MI 48532

    I have never eaten here but have talked to the staff about their preparation. They offer gluten free bun for their burgers. They were rated the top new burger join in 2012.

  • Applebee's

    1 starsJuly 11, 2014

    3129 Miller Rd, Flint, MI 48507

    Applebee's is not my favorite.

  • Zippy Pizza Inc

    1 starsJuly 11, 2014

    1072 Elms Rd, Flint Township, MI 48532

    Okay in a pinch. I can make better at home.

  • Sagano Japanese Bistro & Steakhouse

    5 starsJuly 11, 2014

    2065 S Linden Rd, Flint Township, MI 48532

    Was very blessed to have a friend take us here for dinner. We sat around one of the hibachi tables and was well entertained. They made sure to prepare my dish in a separate kitchen to prevent cross contamination and brought me my own bottle of gluten free kikkoman soy sauce to use. They were even careful with my husband's pork and shellfish allergies. Great dinner, but be prepared for the high price that goes along with it. Still, definitely worth doing once in your life.

  • Flints Farmers Market

    3 starsJuly 11, 2014

    420 East Boulevard Drive, Flint, MI 48503

    New address is 300 E First St Flint MI 48503. There are other vendors that have gluten free options, such as Steady Eddy's and Sweet Peaces Vegan Cafe.

  • Flint Crepe Company

    3 starsJuly 11, 2014

    555 South Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502

    While I love this restaurant, I feel it necessary to let others know that their gf crepes are NOT MADE on dedicated gf griddles. They scrub them the best they can but the chance of cross-contamination can occur.

  • Giordano's

    1 starsMay 08, 2014

    10410 West Cermak Road, Westchester, IL 60154

    My husband and I went here while traveling in Chicago. It was our first dinner of our vacation, and I used the app to pick a place. When we got there, the manager (I'm assuming) was very nice. But our waiter was short with us and not very helpful. I decided on the pasta, as I didn't want a pizza all to myself. Also, their menu said "no gluten" pizza, instead of gluten free. It made me very skeptical. The wait staff assured me that they use a dedicated pot with clean water each time for the pasta, and dedicated utensils. I tried to find a protein to add to my pasta, and the waiter said none of it was gluten free because it was all marinated. After talking (in English) to the manager, we finally decided that I could have the Shrimp. There was also a lack of knowledge if their salad dressing was gluten free. It was a bit frustrating. So, finally I put in my order and my husband and my friend ordered their deep dish pizza. They said it would take 40 minutes, which was fine because I hadn't seen my childhood friend in 10 years. When they finally bring their pizza out, the waiter said it would take 5 more minutes to cook my pasta since it was gluten free. What?!?! They just had 40 minutes to cook a pizza! During that time they had brought out my shrimp on a separate plate, which was turning cold, because I was going to add it to my pasta. I tried to be pleasant and polite, and just smile. And wait. The manager finally came over to our table and apologized because the cook had messed up my gluten free pasta by cooking it in the wrong pot and water, therefore cross-contaminating it. While I was appreciative of the manager, I was even MORE upset with the waiter because he wasn't going to have the guts to tell me the truth. The manager told me that they wold not be charging me for my meal. I said thank you, while inside I was thinking- "that's right I'm not paying for this." They took so long in bringing out my pasta that my husband and friend where totally finished with their meal and I had to take my meal "to go" back to her house. Let's just say that I was less than pleased. I was so hungry when we got back to her house (like 9:15 at night) that I devoured the whole thing. It did taste good, but it would have been best served at the restaurant, on time, with my friends.

  • Spanky's Pizza

    5 starsAugust 11, 2013

    1013 W Main St, Fremont, MI 49412

    THIS. PLACE. IS. AWESOME. Read my review- http://miglutenfreegal.blogspot.com/2013/08/spankys-pizza.html