229 S 8th St, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
If I could give this 6 stars, I would. As a celiac, pizza places are always a little scary but this was a meal I've been craving ever since we left! They cook their GF pizzas in a separate oven and use separate ingredients to minimize the chance for cross contamination. The cashier was very knowledgable about celiac and guided us through the toppings to ensure I didn't order gluten by mistake. Though our GF pizzas took longer to cook than the regular, they tasted amazing and my stomach LOVED them - which is unheard of for a meal full of tomato and dairy. Awesome place and I'd definitely go back!
2130 Southgate Rd., Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
I'd heard amazing things about Chipotle's gluten free/celiac awareness and was super excited to finally check it out. I called ahead and the manager assured me that if I informed the workers, they'd change gloves for me. The main glitch was that one of the workers didn't speak English well and obviously didn't know about the GF precautions. Another worker did my whole meal, though, and I greatly enjoyed my burrito bowl. As long as you are confident and determined when guaranteeing your dietary safety, Chipotle is a great celiac option.
2230 Southgate Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80906
I was nervous about going here after reading the lukewarm reviews, but boy was I impressed! I'd never eaten at Red Robin before, but I've already gone back because it was so good. I immediately mentioned to my waitress that I had celiac and she checked with the chefs to ensure their location had a dedicated GF fryer. Then the manager oversaw my entire meal. The gluten free bun on my grilled turkey burger was delicious - the first I've eaten in a year! - and the bottomless GF steak fries were amazing! I didn't suffer any ill effects and had plenty of leftovers. Just be sure to download their app or check the allergen menu online since they don't have GF menus at the restaurant.
2330 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77478
As a celiac, usually I live off of Chick Fil A when I'm on the road because I love their Garden Market salad and dedicated fryer waffle fries. This location, though, didn't thrill me. The cashiers had no idea what "gluten" was and the manager was only slightly better. I ended up getting my usual salad, but skipping the fries because I didn't trust the workers entirely. I love eating gluten free at Chick Fil A, but won't be back here. I didn't get sick, but I didn't feel extremely safe either.
2432 US Hwy 6 & 50, Grand Junction, CO 81505
Mixed up my order three times. First gave me a side salad salad with a random piece of chicken in it. Then they gave me a dinner with gluten-filled rice. When I pointed out their mistake, they removed the rice and have me the same fish and veggies hat were already contaminated with gluten. The chefs and waiters obviously had no idea what celiac means. I love Outback, but was not impressed with this location!
3240 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Their website explains that their gluten free pizzas are made using separate ingredients and baked in a separate oven. When I went there, the man at the cash register knew all about celiac and guided me about which toppings were gluten free. Although my gluten free pizza took longer to cook than the regular, they tasted delicious! A crunchy crust, light sauce and cheese and many toppings. I ordered one personal pizza and it was enough for two servings. It tasted even better leftover the next day! No I'll effects either. I'd definitely go again!