jcrben

About Me


I've been self-diagnosed for about 6 years! I'm pretty sensitive so I think I notice when there's cross-contamination.

Reviews


  • El Pilpa

    5 starsMay 05, 2015

    1028 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    I've been looking for that genuine Mexican place where I can get a quick set of corn tacos, and this is it. No flour tacos here - the menu says it is 100% gluten free, and mmm it tastes good.Unfortunately it is in The Hall which seems to usually be closed on Sundays and sometimes closes early for private events.

  • Samovar Tea Lounge

    4 starsMarch 29, 2015

    730 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Great sandwich with gluten-free bread; however, it was toasted and that toasting probably happened on a shared surface. Next time I will have the gluten-free waffles, which my server said were definitely cooked on a dedicated surface. They don't even serve non-gluten-free waffles!

  • Basil Thai

    4 starsMarch 16, 2015

    1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Tasty and staff was reasonably forthright. They use the same pan for gluten items but clean it thoroughly. Sounds like there isn't much flour but the sauces have gluten.

  • The Flying Falafel

    5 starsMarch 04, 2015

    1051 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    I didn't have a noticeable reaction.The falafels are naturally gluten-free as they are made with chickpea or something. The pita bread has gluten but he said they make an effort to avoid cross-contamination.

  • Colibri Mexican Bistro

    4 starsMarch 01, 2015

    438 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    They only have corn tortillas - no flour tortillas!! It seems that most of their non-GF items are in the "mole" dishes. Unfortunately their menu does not mark them so you have to rely on your server's memory.

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    2 starsFebruary 23, 2015

    53 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

    The manager courteously explained the process: the cooks will wash their hands, handle with gloves, and rice flour is used on all (including non GF) cooking pans to stick them. Food was good; with that said, I won't know whether I've reacted for a few hours. UPDATE: I had a clear and significant reaction a couple hours later.

  • Rosa Mexicano Restaurant

    3 starsFebruary 22, 2015

    30 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

    I'm adding this because it has a gluten-free menu and I want to hear others thoughts.

  • Napolese

    2 starsJanuary 24, 2015

    30 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    The good: according to my server, cross-contamination is minimized by wrapping the pizza in foil while cooking it. The bad: I guess I'm not a fan of "artisanal pizza" which has splotches of big cheese balls and thick pepperoni. Plus my girl's soup was cold. And the water was lukewarm and served from a container with dried pizza sauce.

  • Spenard Roadhouse

    2 starsJune 15, 2014

    1049 W Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99503

    Good effort with a good-looking menu which indicated gluten-free items, but I definitely felt glutened after having the jambalaya entree. The food tasted excellent, price was great, and the service was great, so I may not be giving up on it...

  • Organic Oasis Restaurant & Juice Bar

    3 starsJune 09, 2014

    2610 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK 99503

    I wasn't real impressed for avoiding gluten. The menu indicates gluten free but its not the focus. As another reviewer noted, they bake their own gluten free bread but that increases cross contamination risk - they told me the oven was shared with regular bread. Also none was available at the time. I'd vastly prefer Udi's bread or something with similar quality control. Ordered nachos which were pretty good. Soup was OK. Servers quite friendly. Update: 2 hours later, I definitely feel glutened.

  • Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar

    5 starsSeptember 23, 2013

    1243 Old Steese Hwy, Fairbanks, AK 99701

    They have a gluten-free pizza which is apparently sent from corporate. I ate there twice and didn't notice a reaction (maybe a very light one the second time), even though I'm fairly sensitive. That's better than I'd expect from a pizza place. There are reviews of the chain which mention major reactions and the celiac.com forum says it is pretty chain-dependent.