GF Tarheel

Celiac

About Me


gluten free for over two years, getting easier and more automatic the longer i do it. i even survived travel in Korea and Germany without getting sick- just takes self-control, a little research beforehand, and the kindness of helpful strangers. thankfully going GF here in the Triangle is easy!

Reviews


  • Amos Mosquito's Restaurant

    5 starsSeptember 21, 2014

    703 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

    GF menu, mixed seafood grill was good and filling

  • Ed Mitchells Que

    5 starsAugust 15, 2014

    359 Blackwell St #130, Durham, NC 27701

    good NC Bbq , GF meats, apps, and sides marked on menu. mashed potatoes are yum even w/o gravy! and there's delicious dry cider on tap from Bull City Ciderworks

  • Rose's Meat Market and Sweet Shop

    5 starsAugust 06, 2014

    121 N Gregson St, Durham, NC 27701

    Adorable butcher shop with house-made ice cream and confections. Ricarelli almond cookies, caramels, and macaroons are the best in town!

  • Sugarland

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    2031 Cameron St, Raleigh, NC 27605

    had a lovely mimosa cupcake. they also had grasshopper GF cupcakes. cute place. also has gelato and drinks

  • Tazza Kitchen

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    432 Woodburn Rd, Raleigh, NC 27605

    lots of GF options, yummy Mexican fusion food. good wine list. mmm.

  • Beyu Caffe

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    335 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

    haven't had dinner but several delightful GF desserts. jazz jam sessions every Wednesday

  • Saladelia Cafe

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    406 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701

    GF menu, amazing big GF blondies

  • Bull Street Gourmet & Market

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    3710 Shannon Rd, Shannon Plaza, Durham, NC 27707

    good coffee, several different baked goods, and GF bread for sandwiches, nice atmosphere. PB cookies are the best, as is chocolate cake.

  • Primal Food & Spirits

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    202 N Carolina 54 #107, Durham, NC 27713

    very tasty. draft GF beer, GF bread, GF crab cakes, GF everything! pricey and smaller portions but great for a stress-free no questions to ask date night.

  • The Remedy Diner

    5 starsAugust 02, 2014

    137 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

    good sandwiches, after drinks noms. love the jalapeƱo pimento cheese

  • bang bang banh mi

    5 starsMay 24, 2014

    Durham, NC

    totally GF food truck - from banh mi bun sandwiches to vermicelli bowls to GF fried chicken. at Durham farmers market every Saturday morning and other places too sometimes. great fillings and decent GF bread!

  • Dain's Place

    4 starsMarch 28, 2014

    754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

    great atmosphere and packed out trivia nights each wednesday. they have Omission and cider but only a few GF menu options, like burger w/o bun.

  • Thai Cafe

    4 starsMarch 26, 2014

    2501 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707

    a durham favorite. i'm always fine w/ the curries here. i also got sick in 2010, not sure what i ordered. do ask the cook about coconut soup and pad thai b/c i think they do not have soy sauce but ASK!

  • Dulce Cafe & Gelato

    5 starsMarch 26, 2014

    5826 Fayetteville St #106, Durham, NC 27713

    macaroons of many varieties, great coffee, posh atmosphere. feels european. ask staff about GF cookies available. haven't asked about gelato

  • The Pit Authentic Barbecue

    5 starsMarch 15, 2014

    321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

    raleigh's sister restaurant. mouth-watering BBQ and ribs w/ GF sauce. slaw and some other sides are also GF.

  • Parts and Labor

    4 starsMarch 15, 2014

    Suite A, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701

    some GF options on small plates and brunch menus. they also have bottled GF beer: omission and daura. steer clear of fries even though listed as GF because they are fried with fritters and non GF items

  • Basil Thai Restaurant

    5 starsMarch 03, 2014

    460 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

    whoa...such good thai food! had coconut soup and pad thai. gf options marked on menu. get there early for dinner or expect a wait.

  • Cupcake

    3 starsMarch 03, 2014

    433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

    one kind of cupcake, which was decent...but have had so much better in NC.

  • Watts Grocery

    5 starsJanuary 15, 2014

    1116 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705

    watts delivered yet again. all i had to say to my server was GF and she rattled off the current menu options. the most flavorful peas and veggie puree with flounder.

  • Original ChopShop Co.

    5 starsNovember 22, 2013

    7158 East 5th Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    delicious salads and breakfast foods. they have a list and gf wraps- just ask the staff. housemade lemonade is fabulous.

  • Nosh

    4 starsOctober 29, 2013

    2812 Erwin Rd, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705

    many GF options, but do ask lots of questions b/c there is gluten in their soups, etc., sometimes.

  • Antonia's Restaurant

    5 starsOctober 29, 2013

    101 North Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278

    gluten free penne and desserts, like the delectable chocolate tricolore mousse.

  • Michael Forbes Bar & Grille

    5 starsOctober 20, 2013

    128 W 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113

    GF marked on menu. chicken nachos w/ cheese sauce and smoky house-made salsa that are to die for. seriously.

  • The Dripolator Coffeehouse

    5 starsSeptember 08, 2013

    221 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711

    legit house-roasted coffee with a cozy atmosphere and large selection of GF baked goods, like tiny cakes and lemon bars from Dolci di Maria

  • Black Mountain Bistro

    5 starsSeptember 08, 2013

    203 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711

    cute mountain cafe with lovely outdoor seating. they have GF bread for sandwiches and some sides and entrees that are also GF.

  • Old Havana Sandwich Shop

    5 starsAugust 16, 2013

    310 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

    i have died and gone to sandwich heaven. big fat pork sandwiches (veg options too) on locally made GF crusty bread from Imagine That Gluten Free. *Do ask them not to press it on the panini press bc it's used for regular bread. other house plates and sides are GF too, like maduros, rice, beans. All in an old bldg that actually looks like it's from La Havana in its glory days.

  • The Parlour

    5 starsAugust 16, 2013

    117 Market Street, Durham, NC 27701

    house-made ice cream that is to die for. try salted caramel or goat's milk with blueberry. most flavors are GF, all are made from scratch so they can tell you the specific ingredients. right in the middle of downtown by the bull in a cute old bldg.

  • The Pig

    5 starsAugust 16, 2013

    630 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    i've eaten here quite a few times and always leave enamored. NC pork BBQ w/ vinegar-based sauce should be GF unless someone has seriously screwed with pefection. i also have never found slaw that is not GF, so throughout NC, BBQ and slaw are a safe GF standby option for me. but NO hushpuppies and make sure to tell them up front you want them on a separate plate for a friend or none at all to avoid cross contamination.

  • The Refectory Cafe

    5 starsAugust 16, 2013

    2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707

    house-made GF bread for sandwiches, GF cookies and almond-coconut bars, custard and mousse, and GF soups. a good lunch or snack spot! i got to meet the pastry chef and she makes all the GF stuff on site!

  • Saltbox Seafood Joint

    5 starsAugust 02, 2013

    608 North Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701

    seafood stand with seafood sourced only from the east coast, mainly from NC. the chef has celiac family members and can prepare any fish grilled with his special spice blend. the slaw and sweet tea are to die for...

  • Crook's Corner

    5 starsJuly 27, 2013

    610 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    renowned southern cuisine with knowledgeable staff. they can make some menu items GF, including their heralded shrimp and grits. multiple dessert items are also GF.

  • Alfredo's Pizza Villa

    5 starsJuly 12, 2013

    201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    agreed- best GF pizza ever! the crust is good and greasy and the tomato sauce brought me here back in college when i still ate gluten

  • The Federal

    4 starsJuly 12, 2013

    914 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

    not tons of options but still enough. food is excellent and the people watching view is even better!

  • Wendy's

    4 starsMay 09, 2013

    3001 Shannon Road, Durham, NC 27707

    LOVE the baja chili salad. it comes with guacamole, dark green lettuce, chili, cheese and tortilla strips. if i want to spend less, i get a baked potato and a small chili, maybe a frosty too!

  • Metro 8 Steakhouse

    5 starsApril 26, 2013

    746 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705

    Cozy Argentine steak house. Pricey but good steaks and veggie sides like broccolini.

  • Iron Hen Cafe

    5 starsApril 26, 2013

    908 Cridland Road, Greensboro, NC 27408

    Local, real food. Casual dinner or lunch. Kind staff.

  • Print Works Bistro

    5 starsApril 26, 2013

    702 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408

    So delicious, especially the salads. amazing outdoor terrace.

  • Rise

    5 starsApril 24, 2013

    8200 Renaissance Parkway, Durham, NC 27713

    unbelieveable "trace of gluten" donuts served once a week, usually wednesdays. they change out the oil in the fryers and fry these donuts before all the regular ones. they can't be called totally GF bc there are so many regular donuts made in the space and equipment. depends on how sensitive you are.

  • Toast Paninoteca

    5 starsApril 18, 2013

    345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

    exceptional lunch spot. house made soups, fresh salads. the staff is really friendly and knows their ingredients well.

  • Saxapahaw General Store

    5 starsMarch 20, 2013

    1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

    adorable local grocer with a large selection of GF products, i think b/c the owner is GF. they have some tables and light food to eat there/take out. rumored to have live music farmers' market saturdays during the summer. try baked goods from Imagine That Gluten Free- cherry pie is yum.

  • The Eddy Pub & Restaurant

    5 starsMarch 20, 2013

    1715 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

    gorgeous views of the Haw River from deck dining at the top of a restored mill. live music on weekends, cozy bar, and delicious gluten free shepherd's pie. they also have dry cider on tap.

  • Cocoa Cinnamon

    5 starsFebruary 15, 2013

    420 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701

    gorgeous renovated auto shop turned coffee/tea/hot chocolate shop. hand poured coffee, free wifi, and several GF baked goods. a good indoor-outdoor place to work

  • Rooster's Wood Fire Kitchen

    4 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    6601 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28211

    lots of local, healthy options to choose from. i had roasted chicken, roasted beets, and potatoes au gratin. all were delicious. we did have really slow service, they seemed understaffed. my friends say they usually get great service here, though.

  • Amelie's French Bakery

    5 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    2424 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205

    a NoDa legend. they NEVER close, welcoming first responders and all sorts of folk into their eclectic living room. tons of GF dessert, from the usual custards and macarons to tea cakes, chocolate cups and more. the russian tea is delightful and my friend swears by their coffee.

  • Hummingbird Bakery

    5 starsJanuary 29, 2013

    721 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705

    so many sweet and savory GF options! fresh OJ too. cute little place near Duke.

  • Sola Coffee Cafe

    5 starsJanuary 27, 2013

    7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

    cozy, fresh atmosphere w/ helpful staff and GF options like salads, sandwiches w/o bread. large variety of coffee drinks including pour-over.

  • Gregoria's Kitchen

    5 starsJanuary 27, 2013

    2818 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707

    upscale Cuban in an adorable old house. GF pork and beef dishes, rice and beans, salad, coconut flan and sorbet. friendly staff- the chef and owner even stopped by our table.

  • Guglhupf

    5 starsJanuary 17, 2013

    2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard #1, Durham, NC 27707

    a favorite local spot. lovely outdoor dining (and nice indoor too). salads, soups, coffee, free wifi. GF cookie "mandel hornchen" and GF panna cotta.

  • Daisy Cakes

    5 starsJanuary 02, 2013

    401 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

    i could have died when i found out Durham's premier cupcake shop alwayas has housemade GF cupcakes! the frittata is the best i've ever had. they also have macaroons, and some lunch sandwiches that can be made breadless as a salad. good coffee, free wifi, and a big city atmosphere. what more can you ask for?

  • Carolyn's Cupcakes & More

    4 starsDecember 30, 2012

    2745 Lavista Road, Decatur, GA 30033

    GF vanilla ans chocolate cupcakes. i had chocolate which was good but a little dry. tasty GF oatmeal rasin cookies too.

  • Taqueria El Vecino

    4 starsDecember 29, 2012

    2743 Lavista Road, Decatur, GA 30033

    mexican food and bbq too. salsa bar and lots of menu options that are corn-based and GF. green's amber bottle beer.

  • Taberna Tapas

    5 starsDecember 21, 2012

    325 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

    delish! pollo brava (roasted chicken) is crispy but not dry. bacon wrapped dates are delightful. lots of GF tapas, simple soups, paella also.

  • Nana's

    5 starsDecember 10, 2012

    2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707

    classy, delicious, lots of GF options. good for a special occasion. baked hot chocolate is fab, w/o biscotti.

  • Sitar India Palace

    5 starsNovember 12, 2012

    3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707

    straight up indian food. they have a weekend buffet for $18, with most things on it GF- just ask the staff. good lamb, potatoes, eggplant, rice, tandoori chicken. they have GF dessert on the buffet too- rice pudding and a cheese based thing.

  • Los Comales

    5 starsNovember 12, 2012

    2103 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704

    real mexcian food= every celiac's best friend. this is my local taco joint run by a kind mexican family. they make corn tortillas from scratch, some of them even big enough for GF quesadillas. most meat fillings are also GF, as are all the salsas. my favorites are "al pastor", "carnitas", and "carne asada". and it's cheap, too!

  • Herons (Umstead Hotel)

    5 starsNovember 12, 2012

    100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513

    the most refined afternoon tea and weekend brunch in the triangle. the staff and kitchen know gluten free, they even ask about dietary needs when you call to make a reservation. everything is upscale and reliably delicious. how many places make GF scones, tea snacks, and mini desserts for you?

  • Mateo

    5 starsNovember 12, 2012

    109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701

    bowled over by the sheer perfection of this place. really authentic spanish tapas, atmosphere w/ class, top notch wine list, and too too many GF options. you have to ask as they're not marked, but there are olives, nuts, salads, cold meat plates, hot meat dishes, grits, tortilla espanola, and cheese.

  • Geer Street Garden

    5 starsNovember 12, 2012

    644 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

    three words: sunday brunch buffet. everything was divine and they even made me a special banana pudding b/c the one on the buffet had nilla wafers. take that, golden corral! also fab patio for summer evening drinks.

  • Piedmont

    5 starsNovember 02, 2012

    401 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701

    upscale brunch and dinner made from local ingredients. they have risotto and other dishes that are GF, but you have to check with your server. good wine list, close to downtown.

  • Mami Nora's

    5 starsOctober 01, 2012

    320 Davidson Ave, Durham, NC 27704

    amazing peruvian-style rotisserie chicken. they have lots of non wheat side options like rice and beans, fried plantains. check w/ staff regarding each side dish as i don't know about all of them. last time i asked she said they don't fry any breaded items in the fryer, but just double check. try the chicha morada, a peruvian beverage made from purple corn juice, pineapple juice, and spices.

  • 411 West

    5 starsSeptember 27, 2012

    411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    very reasonable priced italian food in a cozy atmosphere. GF menu has lots of pizza, pasta, and salad options. pizza crust is thin crust and very tasty. banana ice cream brulee dessert iis fantastic.

  • Milltown

    4 starsSeptember 22, 2012

    307 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

    greens and st peters beer in bottles, as well as several cider selections. some menu items can be prepared GF but fries are in same fryer as gluten stuff. (and one salad dressing has lambic, so watch out for that too). great atmosphere.

  • Bull City Burger and Brewery

    5 starsSeptember 05, 2012

    107 E Parrish St #105, Durham, NC 27701

    now serving Omission pale ale by Widmer Bros! only GF side i know of there is pickled veggies but they rock! burgers are so filling you barely need a side. love the outdoor dining area and Enomatic wine machine.

  • Straw Valley Cafe

    5 starsSeptember 01, 2012

    5420 Durham chapel hill blvd, Durham, NC 27707

    former artists' residence and studio provides amazing atmosphere for coffee during the day or wine on weekend evenings. they sell GF cookies, etc., from ZenCat bakery.

  • A Lowcountry Backyard

    5 starsAugust 10, 2012

    32 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

    quaint atmosphere, homecooked food, best bananaa pudding. live music sometimes. try the moonshine cocktails.

  • Truffles Cafe

    5 starsAugust 10, 2012

    71 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

    amazing ribs, entrees with unique flavors, ask for GF menu

  • Twisted Noodles

    5 starsJuly 14, 2012

    4201 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707

    red curry duck, the best drunken noodles in town, so good! i like the durham location better then chapel hill.

  • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

    5 starsJuly 14, 2012

    501 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

    BOGO free pizza after 10pm! Daura beer (my fave) sold in bottles, Glutey Tooty baked goods from Durham, and did i mention trivia night (w/ prizes) every saturday?!!

  • Merlion

    5 starsJuly 14, 2012

    410 Market St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    great food, lots of different asian options, e.g. food from singpore, malaysia. dinner is pricey but lunch is much cheaper.

  • Merritt's Store & Grill

    5 starsJuly 14, 2012

    1009 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    cheap but good coffee, the kindest staff ever, and legendary BLT's on GF bread!

  • Mediterranean Deli

    5 starsJuly 14, 2012

    410 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

    a long time favorite in downtown Chapel Hill. reasonable prices for great food. very casual atmosphere. lots of things come w/ pita bread on the plate, so be sure to tell them no pita. if you can't find parking on the street, park behind the deli in a lot on rosemary st.

  • Dos Perros

    5 starsJuly 14, 2012

    200 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701

    if you want to go out for fancy Mexican, this is the place. lots of GF options on the menu, just ask your server. flank steak= yum. they have some of the best cocktails in town, like the passionfruit caipirinha and the pisco sour.

  • Mellow Mushroom

    4 starsJuly 14, 2012

    410 Blackwell St., Suite 100, Durham, NC, 27701

    i've always been a fan of their pizza and the GF one is good. i think they also have GF beer. however, be warned- the 12" GF pizza is $18, at least in Durham. i don't think it used to be that pricey and the GF pizza at other places like Brixx and Lilly's is cheaper, i think. mellow mushroom is safe and good quality but be prepared to spend a lot.

  • Respite Cafe

    5 starsJuly 05, 2012

    115 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

    great coffee, nice staff, usually have at least one kind of GF baked goods (flourless chocolate torte, brownies, etc)

  • Alivia's Durham Bistro

    5 starsJuly 05, 2012

    900 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

    awesome brunch! And 1 of the waitresses Is even gluten free

  • Mariposa Baking Co Kiosk

    5 starsJune 26, 2012

    Ferry Bldg, 1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111

    loved it! pigged out on bagels, cookie, cinnamon roll (my favorite), and cheese danish. all so good considering everything was GF.

  • Looking Glass

    5 starsJune 26, 2012

    601 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

    My favorite coffee/work spot in carrboro. free wifi. Great atmosphere and outdoor seating! Never too crowded.

  • Bella Monica

    5 starsMay 20, 2012

    3121 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612

    huge gluten free menu, helpful staff, GF pasta shells, GF focaccia bread

  • Lilly's Pizza

    5 starsMarch 16, 2012

    1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608

    great pizza, GF and reg. small atmosphere in a cool neighborhood.

  • Village Tavern

    5 starsNovember 24, 2011

    1903 Westridge Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408

    popular local spot GF menu good casual food

  • Ipanema Cafe

    5 starsNovember 11, 2011

    917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23284

    deliciuos, great cozy atmosphere, and nice service

  • Tobacco Road

    4 starsOctober 10, 2011

    280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701

    happy hour food specials m-w 4:30-5:30 overlooks the Bulls stadium lots of TVs ACE perry cider on tap

  • Tyler's Tap Room

    4 starsAugust 26, 2011

    324 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701

    burgers, salads, chili bottled GF beer available (Daura)