About Me

Son has Celiac. Myself and others in My family all have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I go gluten free with my son to support him


  • Don Antonio by Starita

    5 starsFebruary 16, 2015

    309 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

    We started with the gluten free Montanarine (their lightly fried dough topped with their sauce). Incredible! For main course we enjoyed the Montanara Starita and Margherita. Equally incredible! We ended up ordering a Margherita with Salami as well. Best pizza we have ever had, even before going gluten free! Keste was our favorite before, but now it's Don Antonio!

  • The Desserterie

    2 starsFebruary 11, 2015

    6161 Harbourside Center Loop, Midlothian, VA 23112

    Loved this place. Amazing food. So why two stars? The gluten free bakery items are in the same case as the ones full of gluten, and often right next to them! We had never had an issue before, so I guess we were playing the celiac version of Russian roulette...went there tonight and ordered a gluten free creme brûlée...somehow between ordering and receiving it got cross contaminated and it made my son extremely ill. The brulees are prepped in the back, so I don't know exactly how the cross contamination happened, but if they have the gluten/gluten free items in such close proximity in their bakery case there is no reason to assume it's any safer in the kitchen. Very sad that we can no longer consider this a "safe" place to dine.

  • B.A.D. Burger

    5 starsAugust 31, 2014

    131 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    I saw the other reviews were a year old and know a lot of progress has been made in education and understanding of Celiac and gluten in that time. So, we called and after asking a few questions I felt confident to give it a try. So glad we did! The food was AMAZING! No burger BUN this time, but gf bread, toasted. I did not miss the bum. The quality of the product nestled between those toasty slices was so good! They also offer vegan and gf dessert, waffles, French toast, etc! We will be going back soon for brunch! Son, who is very sensitive to gluten, had no issues at all! ****UPDATE**** Came back. They had real GF buns this time (brand are RUDIs). We all had different burgers and they were amazing. My celiac son had the "Piggyback" that has BBQ on it. He loved it and was NOT glutened. We are definitely fans and will be back anytime we come to this area of Brooklyn!

  • The Burger Garage

    2 starsAugust 29, 2014

    25-36 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101

    Food was good, service was awful. Woman who claimed she was manager was rude and belittling. Will take my business elsewhere

  • L'isola

    4 starsAugust 29, 2014

    128 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    We ordered the pizzas. The toppings were amazing. The crust was not homemade, but rather a manufactured frozen gf crust. It fell apart as we ate it. It was delicious, but if you want real wood fire grilled pizza, travel to Keste over in the village area...they do a homemade traditional crust and L'isola is a wanna be in comparison

  • Vien

    5 starsAugust 07, 2014

    220 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014

    I liken this to Chipotle, as in it is delicious, hot "fast food" that does not feel contrived. axing GF options. My picky celiac loves coming here!

  • Gustorganics

    5 starsJuly 24, 2014

    519 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Low ez listening music playing, happy conversations. Definitely not loud or obnoxious. Seated promptly, and had excellent service. Loads of GF options! I had the Lomo Sal Tado...delicious! My young son had the lemon chicken and my older had the lunch special of a burger with corn chowder. Everything was raved over and sampled between us. I came in with a groupon but will come back for the delicious food!

  • Grom

    5 starsJuly 01, 2014

    233 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014

    Everything is clearly marked as to gluten, nut or other allergens. Older son had mint chip gelato and younger son got the stracciatella milkshake. Both enjoyed their choices

  • Keste Pizza & Vino

    5 starsJuly 01, 2014

    271 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    Excellent GF pizza! We got two of them and they were delicious! We had excellent service but we also were there right as they opened for lunch. Will definitely eat here again!

  • Alfonso's

    3 starsJune 22, 2014

    99 W Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876

    I went based on others recommendations on this app. First off, they do have an extensive menu of GF items. My food, however, was not the best. The sauce for my eggplant parm tasted like ketchup. The eggplant itself was good, however, and almost made up for it. My daughters gf piZa had a pool of grease that made her dinner most unappetiIng. the price (125 for 4 entrees and two appetizers, no alcohol) was a bit steep for the quality. And our service was spotty. I would rather a smaller menu with better quality.

  • Tarantella's

    5 starsJune 22, 2014

    1199 Raritan Rd, Clark, NJ 07066

    A little pricey but man was the veal Parm out of this world! My son loved his chicken parm, too and my youngest races about his meatballs!

  • Papa Ganache

    5 starsJune 22, 2014

    106 Main Street, Matawan, New Jersey 07747

    A large variety of GF vegan treats: brownies, cookies, cupcakes....also had gf penne Mac and cheese, gf pizza and a broccoli cheese quiche when we were there. We enjoyed everything! My younger son particularly enjoyed his giant chipwhich! Says that same equipment is used for non gf items but that they are thoroughly washed between and cooked on different days. My son did not have a reaction so I feel comfortable saying that it is a good option for most all.

  • Sedona Taphouse

    5 starsMay 02, 2014

    15732 WC Commons Way, Midlothian, VA 23113

    Fantastic menu! Feels like I can eat anything!

  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

    3 starsApril 27, 2014

    11448 Belvedere Vista Ln, Richmond, VA 23235

    Food was good, but be forewarned: Firebirds does NOT produce a gluten free LUNCH menu - they provide only a standard dinner menu. Not a big deal, you might think, except that if you compare the items from the GF menu, to a typical LUNCH menu there are HUGE discrepancies. For example: the GF menu offers "Baby Back Ribs Java BBQ Sauce, steak fries, cider slaw 24.25" now, this SAME item is on the standard NON gf LUNCH menu : "Baby Back Ribs Java BBQ Sauce, steak fries, cider slaw 13.25" No notation about different portion sizes, sec. SAME DESCRIPTION, word for word. The GF menu offers sirloins, too, but the NON gf menu offers multiple size options ( 7 oz, 9 oz, etc) and as expected, those are lower in price. After bringing it to the attention of the management at this location I as able to order the smaller lunch portion sirloin GF, for the same price as the lunch portion on the standard menu. I was glad, but how many diners have paid a significant amount MORE just because they have celiac and ordered off a standard GF menu at lunch time? (a side note: I am also a bit concerned that the steak fries are on the GF menu with the ribs, but are NOT on the list of sides available? Are the GF or not????) SO, dine here - I ended up with a nice meal and no evidence of being "glutened", but make sure if you are there for lunch, you compare and get the right price. Just be vigilant.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    5 starsApril 23, 2014

    3012 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

    Yum! Delicious gf pizza! Very knowledgable staff! Even brought pizza out in box to protect when carrying to table!

  • Nina's Restaurant & Pizzeria

    3 starsApril 08, 2014

    635 Meeker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    This place has GF pizza and pasta available. I personally did not care for the pizza, but my son LOVED his gf spaghetti with meat sauce. He hates penne and that is all most places offer for gf pasta. He was a happy kid.

  • Risotteria

    5 starsApril 08, 2014

    270 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

    We enjoyed our meal here. I can see why there is usually a line! Not many tables and pretty much all is communal dining, so you might get closer to fellow diners than at other spots! We did not mind that, however! The gf breadsticks were lovely. My Son got the pizzette and enjoyed it while I got the mushroom/truffle risotto. It was quite good and had strong truffle flavor. We did not try dessert this time, but it looked good... Gf eclairs!

  • Friedman's

    5 starsApril 08, 2014

    132 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001

    We have gone here twice so far and will definitely be back. My son loves the classic Friedman burger with the fries. I really loved the GF fried chicken and cheddar waffle on the weekend brunch menu. Well, at least what I got to taste of it before my child stole it and scarfed it down! :)

  • Mozzarelli’s

    2 starsApril 08, 2014

    38 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

    Was excited to try, based on the gluten free pizza, but it tasted horrible. Crust had a funky flavor to it.

  • Lilli And Loo

    5 starsApril 08, 2014

    792 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065

    We really enjoyed the food here! It was nice to be able to enjoy authentic food without worrying about gluten.

  • Pip's Place

    5 starsApril 08, 2014

    127 East 39th Street, New York 10016

    Such amazing treats! My son loved his vanilla cupcake and I thoroughly enjoyed my lemon bar. We bought items to bring home, too, which were enjoyed by all, even those who still eat gluten. The nestle cookie bars were to die for!

  • BareBurger

    2 starsApril 08, 2014

    33-21 31st Ave, Queens, NY 11103

    If you are craving over prices burgers and fries, this is the place for you! $98 for 4 burgers, 5 shakes and two baskets of fries. Sadly the Greek style lamb burger I ordered was dwarfed by the large gf tapioca bun. It was the size of a slider party on a regular bun. Really disappointed by the service, too. No one got glutened, which is the only mice thing I can say.

  • Calexico

    5 starsApril 08, 2014

    645 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Best guacamole I have ever had! The tacos were great. Majority of menu is GF naturally and they were knowledgable.

  • Brooklyn Mac

    5 starsApril 08, 2014

    77 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    We got them to deliver to our hotel in Queens, just outside of Greenpoint. Such deliciousness! My celiac child raves still about his gf Bensonhurst. My daughter enjoyed the Park Slope, sans onions. My older son went traditional with the King County. I went for the gf Bay Ridge. We shared a gf Carroll Gardens and I swear it tasted like a traditional baked Brie served with apples! No signs of being glutened and enjoyed by all!

  • Outback Steakhouse

    1 starsMarch 29, 2014

    455 Harmon Meadow Blvd., Secaucus, NJ 07094

    If I could I would have given zero stars as my son and I both got glutened! Nothing worse than watching your son writhe in agony due to someone else's carelessness. We ordered from the GF menu and stressed the celiac issues. We might as well have been speaking in gibberish🌟🌟 On 3/28/14 the manager of this location called me to discuss my concerns. After our conversation, which included a lot of apologies and assurances that he is going to get his staff together, I feel confident that the concerns are going to be addressed. He was awesome. We will give them another shot and report back.

  • Fallon's Gluten Free Bake Shop

    5 starsMarch 23, 2014

    339 Crows Mill Rd, Fords, NJ 08863

    Love walking into a bakery and getting that delicious smell and boy, does Fallon's Gluten Free give you that smell! It is sheer heaven! Our last trip by we got some delicious cookies, cupcakes, meatballs, and my favorites, the St. Joseph's pastry! Some GF breads and cookies are dry and taste like sand, but everything at Fallon's is perfect!

  • Chat 19

    5 starsMarch 23, 2014

    19 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538

    Excellent! Fabulous GF menu. So incredible to dine out and not feel deprived! We got the satay for an appetizer and the braised short ribs for entree...everything was so delicious! And the service will spoil you! I will dream of eating here again until the day I can return!

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise

    5 starsMarch 23, 2014

    700 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ 07094

    Was skeptical after reading the one negative review, but being in town on business and having already been glutened at the nearby Outback, we decided to give it a whirl. Card and guy on phone was not very helpful but it seemed like more of a language issue than lack of knowledge. Once he understood my issue he assured me that they had training and options. The manager came out and personally took our order, reviewed it carefully them went back to the kitchen to oversee proper preparation. Let me say, no-one got glutened and everything was delicious! My son got a barbecue cheeseburger with a gluten-free bun, I got the all-American burger with a gluten-free bun and my non-celiac older child got a regular burger. Everything was delicious and my son could even eat the french fries! Apparently they are revamping the entire menu and this is why the gluten free menu is no longer visible in the site. The manager (hector, I think?) was exceptional. If we are in town again we WILL go back!