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  • 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.

  • Sand Castle Drive In

    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.