ChenPing

Celiac

About Me


Diagnosed celiac in May, 2014.

Reviews


  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsJuly 31, 2014

    2700 Southdale Circle, Edina, MN 55435

    Great experience here, staff well trained, lots of GF options. They serve GF meals on different plates, which I appreciate--I don't have to double check with the waiter when they bring my food out.

  • Famous Dave's

    1 starsJuly 20, 2014

    3001 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Dismal GF menu--in fact, what they refer to as a GF menu is only a wheat-free menu. And wheat is in just about everything there. The fact that they don't know the difference between wheat & gluten is sort of terrifying, and renders it not an option for celiacs at all.

  • Amazing Thailand

    5 starsJuly 20, 2014

    3024 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Decent GF selection, and the food is excellent.

  • French Meadow Cafe

    4 starsJuly 14, 2014

    2604 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Delicious mini GF cupcakes, taste just like a wheat flour cupcake. A bit pricey for a mini cupcake.

  • Cafe Levain

    4 starsJuly 14, 2014

    4762 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Had a great GF meal with friends at Cafe Levain. The only reason I give them 4 stars instead of 5 is because their menu is small, so for us celiacs or otherwise picky eaters, your options may be a little limited. (On any other review website I would give them a full 5 stars for outstanding food & service.) Our waiter was very knowledgeable about GF and helped me identify which items could be made GF. For me and my tastes, there were several entrees to chose from, and the roast chicken I had was fantastic. We ordered a bunch of side dishes to share, and they were all delicious and GF. Everyone at our table loved their food. I suggest you check out the menu ahead of time as it changes often.

  • Rice Paper Restaurant

    5 starsJuly 14, 2014

    3948 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424

    Rice Paper is one of my favorite restaurants, so I was thrilled to learn how GF-friendly they are when I was diagnosed with celiac. They have a separate GF menu with maybe 8 or 10 different entrees listed, plus some sides and desserts. They also don't use MSG and can make most things vegetarian, if that's your thing. Their spring rolls are fantastic and when I was there a few weeks ago they told me the chef was working to make their peanut sauce GF, which would be really nice.

  • Barrio Tequila Bar

    4 starsJuly 14, 2014

    5036 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55410

    I found lots of GF options here, using fresh corn tortillas instead of flour. Food is good although pricey, but man do they make one helluva margarita. My only disappointment is that they make their own chips in a shared fryer, so no chips for me (I'll bring my own next time.) Their tableside guacamole is outstanding, and the bartender was happy to bring me some vegetables so I could enjoy it. In fact, when I ordered the guac I wasn't thinking about the cross-contamination issue with the chips, and the bartender was the one who brought it up, so he was very knowledgeable and was watching out for me--very appreciated!

  • Big Bowl

    5 starsJuly 14, 2014

    3669 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

    I was very happy to have checked out Big Bowl for a quick dinner while running errands. The server was very knowledgeable on GF/celiac, and when I started to talk about cross-contamination she said that they treat all GF orders as allergies. So I felt that they were on the ball and very capable. My chicken pad thai was excellent, and the server even brought out a bottle of GF soy sauce for me. Boyfriend also had the same but not GF. He tasted mine and said they were different, but obviously I couldn't compare. To me, it tasted just like what I remember to be standard pad thai.