• Thyme & Seasons Market Place

    4 starsDecember 11, 2014

    3211 Orchard Dr, Bountiful, UT 84010

    I live down in Draper but I was up in Bountiful and decided to get lunch with my husband. We saw Thyme & Season and I pointed out the big sign advertising 'Over 100 gluten free dishes". My husband isn't a very adventurous eater, he's more of a pizza and hot dogs kind of guy so he wasn't super impressed with the facade of the building, the odd hours of operation or the fact that we couldn't get their website to load to check out the menu before going in but I talked him into giving it a shot. We got there a few minutes before it opened so the place was empty. The chef immediately told us to sit at the bar in front of him and started asking us questions like 'seafood or meat?' and 'how did you find us?' . I explained that I have Celiac disease and he went into an entire monologue about the horrors of gluten in American food which I found amusing. He's a chatty guy with some pretty firm beliefs on things like food, nutrition and health. I wouldn't call him rude, more straight forward, so be prepared for an entertaining lecture. We were a little taken aback, there were no menus and no one else working but the chef (unless you count his little boy) but decided to roll with it. My husband chose chicken and asked about the chicken pad thai which the chef immediately went and made. I originally said chicken as well, so my husband could try my dish, but the chef talked me into steak instead. He didn't ask me what dish I wanted, as soon as I said I'd take steak he zoomed off to the kitchen. Five minutes later we had huge plates in front of us. Mine turned out to be curry vegetables with a big steak and a side of purple rice. We were never asked if we wanted a drink so we got our own (turns out that's the way it's supposed to work). Here's the thing, I'm not a huge fan of curry but it was actually the best curry I'd ever had. He cooks seasonally, so everything is in season and fresh, no prepackaged microwaved chain store franken-food. The steak was cooked to a perfect medium and the rice was well steamed and not chewy or sticky. Halfway through the meal he came up behind us and put two little cupcakes next to our plates and walked away. We didn't ask for dessert or even what desserts he had, the chef just decided for us. A lot of people would find his behavior annoying and presumptuous but I'm all about experiences so this was a treat for me. If you have social anxiety or like your food made in a very specific way you should either skip this place or be very vocal about what you want and how you want it. Between the chefs quirkiness and his little boys antics we decided it was less lunch and more dinner and a show. We couldn't finish our food and by that time I'd caught on to how things worked so we grabbed our own to-go boxes. At the register we bought a big bag of purple rice and a chocolate covered pomegranate bite. Both desserts were awesome by the way and he makes several other gluten-free desserts including cheesecake. For two meals, two drinks, two cupcakes, a bag of rice and the chocolate candy (which he gave us for free) plus our tip it was about $50. The cafe is messy. Not dirty, just messy. It's a charming little cafe with some interesting decor. They also do cooking classes and sell some cooking instruments. We will definitely be going back for the food and the experience!

  • Sweet Nothings Bakery

    2 starsAugust 04, 2014

    684 East 11400 South, Draper, UT 84020

    The shop is cute and the staff were not only friendly but helpful. The shop was incredibly hot though and the man who took our order was working with a really filthy looking bandage on his finger. The selection was very small so we got a raspberry cheesecake the size of a dessert plate, a pink flower sugar cookie and a brownie. The gluten free items were mixed in the same case as the non-gluten free items and it was confusing trying to figure out which was which. I couldn't eat the cheesecake because it had a LOT of seeds in the cake itself and seeds cause me problems. I tried the cookie and brownie but both were very hard, dry and crumbly. It made an awful mess. My husband ended up eating the rest but said he didn't like them though he thought the cheesecake was decent aside from the seeds. I suspect the baked goods are made primarily with rice flour and had been sitting in the hot case for a long while. The three items came to roughly $20 and at that price and quality and with a large chance of cross-contamination I probably won't be back.

  • The Sweet Tooth Fairy

    3 starsAugust 04, 2014

    101 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

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  • Astro Burgers

    5 starsJuly 25, 2014

    265 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    Their gf menu is small and simple but it has the necessary stuff when you're craving a burger. My double cheese burger is always delicious and my husband likes their gf chicken sandwich. The fries are good and the shakes are huge. The prices are also reasonable and we've never had a problem with the staff. As others have said, the sandwiches are built in such a way that you don't end up with a soggy mess or a glorified salad and the buns are best I've had. Minor gripes: I wish they put onion and pickle on the burgers. Yesterday (Pioneer Day) when business was slow, we got fries that I don't think were made separately from the other fried food because there was a little piece of something (onion ring maybe?) in with the fries. My guess is that since business was so slow they didn't want to start a whole batch of gf fries just for me. So make sure you're clear that you need them GF.

  • Barbacoa

    2 starsJune 17, 2014

    272 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020

    We ordered two burrito bowls (one mango chicken, one steak), the queso and chips and two tacos (one honey sweet pork, one chicken). It was prepared quickly which is the best thing I can say about Barbacoa. I asked for no beans and there were a couple beans in my bowl which raises cross-contamination concerns. It tasted like real food, not processed prepackaged junk, except for the queso, which according to their website is a blend of three cheeses with salsa and fresh tomatoes. In reality is was a gritty cheese-like substance with no flavor and a weird texture and definitely didn't have salsa or fresh tomatoes in it. The honey pork was crazy sweet, the steak was dry and had a strangely fishy flavor, the mango chicken was the consistency of cheap canned tuna, mushy and flavorless. The salads were small for the price and each one had a good 1/4 cup of watery liquid in the bottom. In a word, it was gross. We ate roughly half the food and regretted it all night. I don't know if we were glutened but we certainly got sick. We won't be going back. Note: Be forewarned that the Chipotle Ranch Dressing is VERY spicy and your only other option is Cilantro Lime Dressing so if you don't like cilantro you're out of luck.

  • Jason's Deli

    4 starsMay 31, 2014

    184 E Winchester St, Murray, UT 84107

    I was really pleased with my lunch. We ordered a sandwich (comes with chips), a salad, a baked potato, a soup and two drinks, thinking the portions would be small and it would be enough food for two people. The portions were bigger than expected so we ended up with enough for lunch AND dinner for just over $30. The food was good quality and tasted fresh. When we told them the order was gluten-free they already knew what was available and changed their gloves without being asked. The deli was clean and the staff were helpful and friendly. I would have given them five stars but the ice cream is McDonald's quality ice milk. Over all we were really happy with our food and will definitely be going back!

  • City Cakes & Cafe

    3 starsMay 31, 2014

    1000 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    We got an assortment of baked goods. They were ok, but nothing to write home about. Our main complaint was that they were dryer/crumblier than they should be and a lot of the food tasted of perfume or some kind of cleaner. This is a common complaint for me, as many bakeries have staff that wear heavy perfume or body lotion and the taste/smell is transferred to the food. No one got sick from eating here but considering the risk of cross contamination I probably wouldn't eat here again.

  • Joe's Crab Shack

    2 starsMay 31, 2014

    7277 South Plaza Center Dr., West Jordan, UT 84084

    For about $35 I got: 1 x Rubbery over-cooked bland lobster 6 x Rubbery over-cooked bland shrimp 1/4 of a Rubbery over-cooked bland crab (mostly legs) 2 x Under-cooked bland red potatoes 1 x Small under-cooked bland corn on the cob Everything fit on one dinner sized plate and was enough food for one person and maybe a child, tops. There was so much water in it, it was very messy. Most of it was so over-cooked or under-cooked as to be inedible. I ate the shrimp, corn and my tiny portion of crab and that was it. I know this is the desert and I shouldn't expect great seafood at great prices but this was ridiculous.

  • Siragusa's Italian Cuisine

    3 starsMay 31, 2014

    4115 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT 84119

    The food was good. It tasted real and fresh, not prepackaged and reheated in a microwave. Unfortunately, it was also bland and the portions were quite small. The gellato was more like ice milk than a true creamy home made gellato. No one got sick but given the cost to portion ratio I'm not sure I'd eat there again.

  • Bombay House

    5 starsMay 23, 2014

    2731 Parleys Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

    We don't eat Indian food often so I'm not an expert on the authenticity of the food but I can say that it was very good. It didn't taste like something pulled out of the freezer, dumped out of a plastic bag and reheated in the microwave. It was fresh and rich. We ordered the Onion Bhaji appetizer as well as two orders of Channa Roti which is their gluten free flat bread (more like a crepe). I had the Chicken Makhani and my husband had the Malai Kofta which was vegetarian. For dessert we shared Mango Ice Cream and Kheer (rice pudding). The flavors in the desserts were unusual but not unpleasant, they're just new to us. The dinners were a good size and they gave us a LOT of rice which is great because most places really skimp on the rice. We could have fed four people on what we got. Ordering over the phone was easy and the staff were nice and helpful. Our total came to roughly $42 and as I said, was really four meals instead of two. The menu was so clearly marked and there were so many options that I would absolutely eat there again.

  • Costa Vida

    4 starsMay 23, 2014

    190 South 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    I placed a phone order and the woman on the line was very patient though a little hard to understand. We ordered burritos and asked for corn tortillas. The portions were good and the food tasted real and fresh though it was bland and pretty bare bones. I would have liked more options and more authentic flavors but overall it was good and no one got sick so I'd eat there again.