• Euro Lounge Café

    3 starsAugust 02, 2015

    129 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045

    I was assured that the gluten-free crepes at this place were prepared and fried separately, so I gave it a try. Unfortunately, besides the apparent attempts to minimize cross-contamination, there were several disappointments that influenced my rating: 1) The service was really slow. We waited for over an hour for our food because there was only one person working, operating both the cash register, bussing, and the kitchen. Other customers complained or left. Mind you, this lack of staffing occurred late in the morning on a Saturday, when high volumes of customer traffic should be expected. At least, we were offered a free coffee on our next visit. 2) When my food finally arrived, I checked whether I was really receiving the gluten-free version. It turned out I was about to be offered a regular, gluten crepe. Due to the incident, I hesitated before marking this place as “celiac friendly”. Checking is always good, but one shouldn't have to check when ordering gluten-free. 3) I finally ended up getting my correct, gluten-free order, which tasted slightly disappointing. While the gluten-free Euro Lounge Famous Veggie Crepe was very large, big enough for a full meal, it was lacking a bit in flavor. The veggies also appeared to have been sauteed in a hurry and were on the raw side. I was informed by others at my table that the sweet crepes were very good. Overall, this cafe was very disappointing, and I don't think I would recommend it or eat here again.

  • Hugo's Organic Restaurant

    3 starsJune 14, 2015

    8110 164th Avenue Northeast, Redmond, WA 98052

    First of all, I am very glad that places that are fully gluten-free are great, and that I appreciate not having to figure out what I can eat and not having to explain my celiac restrictions to the staff. It's also great that there are plenty of vegetarian options, as I follow a vegetarian diet by choice. Unfortunately, I have to say that, besides the dessert, this restaurant is far from being the greatest gluten-free restaurant that I have eaten at. I found the mushrooms in my French Onion Sandwich to lack a lot of flavor, as if they didn't have any salt or other seasonings. Possibly, this is due to the fact that this place caters to a health-conscious audience that prefers low amounts of sodium. I was hoping that the vegan au jus that came with the sandwich would have been made with gluten-free soy sauce or tamari to add some "oomph", but this was not the case. The tiny bit of aioli-style vegenaise that I got to taste on the sandwich was great, but there was not much of it to be found. The highlight of the dish were the sweet potato fries which had a pleasant taste and texture and did not lack flavor. The best part of my visit was the dessert. I ordered a raw chocolate cheesecake that did not disappoint. It was rich and very chocolatey. If you don't mind food that lacks salt or a punch, this is the place for you. Otherwise, I can really only recommend this place for its understanding of dietary restrictions and the dessert.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsMay 24, 2015

    18029 Garden Way NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

    Red Robin is one of the few places that I, a celiac, feel safe eating at. This location is no different. The staff is friendly and willing to make the necessary adjustments to dishes (e.g. I like my Avo-Cobb-O salad vegetarian in addition to being gluten-free). The freckled lemonade is my all-time favorite drink out of any chain restaurant, and the garlic fries are delicious. I recommend!

  • Fork & Spoon

    3 starsMay 24, 2015

    120 Madrone Lane North #100, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    This place was a bit of a disappointment. Although the staff was very friendly and willing to prepare my sandwich with gluten-free bread separately using clean equipment, I was informed that the sandwich bread itself is made in a non-dedicated facility. I ended up eating a tomato soup with some quinoa, which was nice, but not the full meal that the non-gf person accompanying me was able to have (tomato soup + grilled cheese sandwich + chips). There wasn't any gluten-free dessert either. If you're gluten-free but not a celiac, this place might work for you, but I wouldn't eat here again, due to the limited safe food choices.

  • Colophon Cafe & Deli

    5 starsMay 24, 2015

    1208 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225

    Great food, extremely friendly staff, delicious food, and a comfy atmosphere. Unfortunately, the quiche that I wanted to order wasn't available anymore, but the split pea soup that I had was great as well. I ordered it with some cheese wedges and gluten-free bread, which, as I was assured, was toasted separately. For dessert, I had the gluten-free peanut butter pie, which was one of the best desserts that I have ever had. I got the impression that the staff was knowledgable and doing its best to avoid cross-contamination for celiacs like me. I definitely recommend this place!

  • Caffè Torino

    5 starsFebruary 08, 2015

    422 Yale Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

    Great place! I had a gluten-free Caprese Panini and a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie from a local bakety for dessert, as the cafe was out of Panna Cotta. I was assured that the staff did its best to avoid cross-contamination and saw for myself that my sandwich was heated on a separete grill and handled with dedicated tongs. The prices were reasonable as well. I recommend!

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    5 starsDecember 03, 2014

    2223 N. Westshore Blvd., #189, Tampa, FL 33607

    Extremely knowledgable staff and great food. The only thing that could be improved is that it would be great if there were more vegetarian options than the Margherita pizza, as items can be removed from the pizzas but not added, in order to adhere to the gluten free guidelines. It's great to be able to eat out without worries.

  • Cooper's Hawk

    5 starsDecember 03, 2014

    4110 West Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607

    The staff was very knowledgable and the food excellent. There was even a gluten free brownie for dessert! The only thing that could be improved is that there were not many vegetarian options, which is too bad, as I am a vegetarian with celiac disease. However, not having to worry about the safety of my food is of higher priority to me than having a huge selection of foods without meat.

  • Gourmet Pizza Company

    5 starsDecember 03, 2014

    610 S Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33609

    Great food with great gluten free options. They even have gluten free dessert, which is a rarity! The staff seemed knowledgable and assured me that the gluten free pizza was prepared separately. What's nice is that there are also vegetarian gluten free options, which is great for those among us who are celiacs and vegetarians.

  • Green Lemon

    4 starsDecember 03, 2014

    915 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606

    As stated in one of the previous reviews, this place isn't celiac friendly. Although I asked for the gluten free menu, I was only informed of the chips being fried with gluten foods after specifically asking the wait staff. I ended up ordering my nachos with corn tortillas instead of chips, but I guess those could have been contaminated as well. Despite being a celiac, I do not feel "small" amounts of gluten, so I cannot say for sure whether I was "glutened". Nonetheless, the food was excellent and the portions large, which is why I only deduct one star.

  • Nitally's Thai-Mex Cuisine

    4 starsDecember 03, 2014

    2462 Central Ave, St Petersburg, FL 33712

    While the fried rice that I ordered was good, we were a bit unlucky with the wait staff. The waiter that was serving our group didn't seem to be familiar with what dishes and ingredients were gluten free and which weren't. Due to the Thanksgiving rush, Nitally's was out of soda, and he was unsure whether I could have the Boba or any of the other drinks, which meant that I ended up having my dish with hot Jasmine tea (less than ideal). My guess is that the waiter was new, so I am only deducting one star. However, I cannot comfortably say that this place is celiac friendly, due to the issues that we encountered.

  • Cactus

    5 starsNovember 23, 2014

    2820 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

    Excellent food and large portions for the price ($$ price range). The staff was extremely knowledgable about gluten free foods and celiac disease. This is always very important to me, as a lot of restaurants don't understand the importance of avoiding gluten and cross-contimination. I was told that the majority of items on the menu were either already gluten free or could be modified to be gluten free. Besides this large variety of delicious foods, I was excited to hear that there were also 3 gluten free dessert options. I ended up ordering the Fajitas with portobello mushrooms and vegetables. For dessert, I had the Tres Leches Flan. I definitely recommend this place. The service is excellent, the staff is knowledgable, the food is great, the location beautiful (you can see the water from the window), and there is a variety of gluten free options (including a good amount of vegetarian meals).

  • Cafe Mozart Restaurant

    4 starsSeptember 02, 2014

    829 Front St, Leavenworth, WA 98826

    Great food at reasonable prizes. There is no gluten-free menu, but the staff is very accomodating when it comes to special diets (not just gluten-free, but also vegetarian and vegan, and probably other needs/allergies/intolerances). I really enjoyed my Kartoffelpuffer and delcious sundae, especially since gluten-free desserts are hard to come by. The only hiccup I experienced was that the waitress bringing me the sundae was different than the one I had ordered my dessert with, so my first sundae had a wafer in it. As a celiac, I made sure that I received a new sundae without any sort of gluten decoration. The staff was very understanding. I did not ask about how cross contamination is avoided, and the wafer incident makes me hesitant to really label this place as "celiac friendly", but, overall, I felt comfortable eating here.

  • 5b's Bakery

    5 starsSeptember 02, 2014

    45597 Main St, Main St, Concrete, WA 98237

    Excellent food at very reasonable prizes. We stopped at this place on our way back from North Cascades National Park, after I had read the other reviews on here. The service is great, and the food delicious. There are even non-dairy options for several of the drinks. I loved the fact that one can not only have a full meal but also have yummy desserts afterwards (I recommend the milkshakes and orange cheesecake). Make sure to stop by this place if you are anywhere near Concrete! This bakery and eatery is not just great for people who can't have gluten (yay for no worries about cross contamination!) but also for people who don't have any gluten sensitivities.

  • Janell's Gluten Free Market

    5 starsAugust 16, 2014

    12616 120th Avenue Northeast, Totem Lake Mall, Kirkland, WA 98034

    This place has a great selection of gluten-free products that also includes foods suitable for other diets (vegetarian/vegan, paleo, etc.). The prices are slightly high but well worth it, given the variety of foods. The store is also organized very nicely and the staff very friendly.

  • Veggie Galaxy

    5 starsApril 15, 2014

    450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Great food and great, knowledgeable staff. As a vegetarian with celiac disease, there are few places that I can eat out at safely without ordering a plain lettuce salad. I was staying in Boston for several days, and Veggie Galaxy was one of the places that came up with positive reviews when I was doing my advance gf research. This place was so good that even my non-vegetarian, non-gluten free co-worker loved it.The price is extremely reasonable for the amount of food that one gets as well. Beware that the food is very filling and the portions big, so you might not be able to try everything all at once. The dishes that I have had and recommend are the Inman Square burger, the Grilled House Smoked Tofu (which comes with a MOUNTAIN of fries, which are generally gf, unless the dedicated frier is broken, as was the case one night), the Vegan Frappes (both strawberry-banana and peanut butter & chocolate were delicious) and the coconut cream chocolate cake.

  • Veraci Pizza

    4 starsFebruary 01, 2014

    500 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107

    I ordered a gluten-free Pizza Melanzane, which was easily large enough for two people. When I asked for a gluten-free pizza, the lady at the register asked right away whether I was very sensitive to gluten. As I have celiac disease, I said 'yes', and she made sure that the pizza was baked on a covered surface in order not to touch any of the gluten. I forgot to ask for the "no cut" option that someone else mentioned here in the comments, but I assumed that since I told them to avoid contamination, they did not cut it with the same wheel. The pizza tasted nice and flavorful, but the price was pretty outrageous, especially considering that there is no soda fountain and no free refills and given the fact that one has to grab a plate and cutlery oneself. I am not even sure what the tip that I paid was for. Since the pizza was good, I am giving this place 4 out of 5 stars, but the prices are too high for me to come here again. There are places that offer gluten-free pizza at a much lower price with the same great flavor or even better.

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    4 starsJanuary 20, 2014

    150 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA 98188

    The care that the staff took when it came to making sure that my meals would be gluten free was amazing. Unfortunately, although I am not sure if what the waiter told me is true, customization of the pizzas is impossible. While my main concern as a celiac is to stay away from gluten, I am also a vegetarian, and I was disappointed that I would have had to stick to a plain margherita pizza as the only vegetarian option. This is the despite the fact that the toppings I wanted to add were also included in the gluten free salads. My guess is that the gluten free pizzas are prepared ahead of time. I ended up ordering a Italian chopped salad, without the meat, with blue cheese dressing. The salad tasted nice and I appreciate that I did not have to worry about cross-contamination. However, salads are so easy to get that I would not have to go to a pizza place for them. Overall, a very good experience but there is definitely room for improvement. Gluten free desserts would be great.

  • Moby Dick

    5 starsJanuary 19, 2014

    788 Point Brown Ave NE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569

    This place was a pleasant surprise. When seeing the restaurant from the outside, one might not expect to find gluten free and vegetarian options here but my expectations were proven wrong. There is a list of gluten free burgers, which can be customized, and the staff was nice enough to let me see the ingredients of the milkshake, which appeared to be safe. The gluten free mushroom burger (sans patty, as I am a vegetarian) turned out excellent. It was very flavorful, the hamburger buns had a great texture, and a great deal for the price. The milkshake was great as well. Unfortunately, the fries are currently (01/19/2014) not fried in a dedicated frier, so, as a celiac, I steered away from them due to cross-contamination, but the burger and milkshake were filling enough on their own. Overall, the staff was very friendly and helpful. I definitely recommend.