About Me

Though not living with celiac, I am gluten intolerant and live with Hashimoto's disease (auto-immune) so I've learned that being GF is in the best interest for my overall health!


  • Red Elephant Pizza and Grill

    4 starsNovember 09, 2014

    5216 S Florida Ave, Lakeland, FL 33813

    Individual sized GF pizza available. Chicken is not an available meat topping unlike previous review but pepperoni or ham are. Found the crust to have a nice crispness and toppings fresh. Also have Woodchuck cider. Limited GF menu but one is readily available. Server asked if GF for celiac disease and explained they ask because if "yes" they take extra precautions (to avoid cross-contamination). Good place for good pizza!

  • Chipotle

    5 starsOctober 11, 2014

    901 N Leavitt Rd, Amherst, OH 44001

    Very impressed. I began by asking if they have a GF menu and immediately the guy behind the counter called out "gluten allergy, everyone change gloves and serving utensils"... no hesitation or grief, everyone did so and they made me a taco using three small corn tortillas instead of the large flour tortilla. Lots of GF toppings to choose from. Very yummy and healthy lunch option!

  • Healthy Habits Cafe

    5 starsAugust 02, 2014

    4756 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813

    LOVE this place...... Completely GF menu and everything that I've tried has been delicious. Sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, speciality hot entrees, smoothies, frozen yogurt, and desserts...... The prices are VERY reasonable and portion sizes are perfect. One of my favorite local places!

  • Panera

    3 starsJuly 02, 2014

    4220 Legend Ct, Lakeland, FL 33813

    They are "working on a GF menu" per Kenny at the counter. Since I'm not celiac, I decided to stay and just stick with a salad (with some ingredient deletions). At first things were fine, Kenny even got a sheet out of a very large binder to show me which salads are gluten-free. But then he asked "are you allergic?" and when I said "no" and before I had a chance to say "I'm gluten intolerant" he said "OH, you're one of THOSE people." Needless to say, we proceeded to have a learning moment (as I like to call them) and I can only hope that Kenny has in fact learned to keep such comments inside his head from now on. The salad tastes fine but I have unfortunately lost my appetite after that customer service fail.

  • GrillSmith

    5 starsJune 25, 2014

    1569 Town Center Drive, Lakeland, FL 33803

    Very impressed with their GF menu - variety of choices with additional details provided. Thoroughly enjoyed the grilled salmon salad and had no issues afterward!

  • Bonefish Grill

    5 starsJune 25, 2014

    225 West Pipkin Road, Lakeland,FL 33813

    Very impressed with the selection on their dedicated GF menu. Server used an iPad to take our order and there's a button to flag as GF which the kitchen immediately sees. She asked if my need was allergy based and said there are extra steps the kitchen will take if so. I wasn't able to order the tuna sashimi appetizer as they soak the tuna in soy sauce to help the sesame seeds stick (and provide flavor) but she said if I call ahead they will prep a piece just for me using GF soy sauce. Loved the chicken dish that I ordered and felt great afterward. I'll definitely be back!

  • Tony's Studio B

    5 starsJune 25, 2014

    213 E Bay St, Lakeland, FL 33801

    Though not an entirely GF establishment, Tony's Studio B has done an excellent job incorporating GF menu options in addition to GF beers and cider (and wine!). It's a wonderful place to enjoy live music (Tues through Sat every week!) and wine or beer. It's a limited "small plates" menu so I order a couple of items. You can have them hold the bread and enjoy the generous serving of raw zucchini "noodles" topped with homemade pesto, chopped tomatoes and fresh basil. There are also jalapeƱo poppers with a zippy kick... a lovely antipasti cheese/meat/fruit platter (again hold the bread)... And a yummy caprese salad of mini mozzarella and grape tomatoes on skewers and drizzled with rich balsamic vinegar and a little bit of seasoned salt. For dessert there's a wonderful "banana split" yogurt parfait (when available) and the newest item is goat cheese and pistachio stuffed dates slightly warmed and drizzled with balsamic. Those are simply amazing! There are GF options for brunch on Saturdays, too! Let them know you are GF and they will take care of you!