Jen

Reviews


  • Seacrets

    5 starsJune 30, 2014

    117 49th St, Ocean City, MD 21842

    Was diagnosed w/Celiac about 3 months ago so this is my first vacation on the GF diet. I got so excited when I saw Seacrets online menu that they had a bunch of GF options, and then was quickly bummed out when I saw their disclaimer about "shared cooking surfaces". I decided to risk it so we went. I had the bartender show me the bottle of coffee liquor they use in their Frozen Dirty Bananas (FAVORITE frozen drink!)....I Google'd it but found NOTHING as to whether or not it was GF so since I was feeling rebellious, decided to try it. Very happy to say I did NOT get sick at all! I waited 30 minutes before eating just to see if we were going to need to make a quick exit, but nope, SO FAR SO GOOD! So I ordered the Jerk chicken w/their GF Honey Mustard sauce and crab/avocado salad (sans baguette). My only critique was the amount mayo use in the crab salad. Two Dirty Bananas and a wonderful dinner on the Bay I am SO happy to say I did not get sick AT ALL! I even waited a day to write this to be sure. Obviously there is risk because of the shared cooking surfaces, but since they've gone to all of the effort to offer so many GF options, hopefully they will figure out a dedicated prep/cooking area soon! -GF Mama ;)

  • Chevys Fresh Mex

    4 starsJune 16, 2014

    7511 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770

    I'm a recently diagnosed Celiac, and still not very trusting of restaurants but went to Chevy's for a work lunch. To my pleasant surprise, the had a separate GF menu. The food was pretty good and I'm happy to say I did not get sick 😉. It's such a relief when a restaurant has a dedicated menu but I will continue having trust issues regarding their preparation practices until I verify no "Glutenation" has occurred! 😉

  • Cold Stone Creamery

    5 starsMay 30, 2014

    5705 Richards Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043

    I'm a recently diagnosed Celiac, and still pretty nervous about eating anything not prepared at home, but my daughter really wanted to stop for ice cream. I had read that Coldstone was very responsive to Gluten Free needs so I gave it a try. All I had to do was mention that I needed to be Gluten Free and all 3 if the gals behind the counter offered to go in the back and get a fresh tub of the ice cream I wanted and got a fresh package of chocolate shavings too for my milkshake! They also grabbed clean spoons and a clean blender! Oh, and NO "Glutenation"! Happy Summer! 😎

  • Trader Joe's

    2 starsMay 29, 2014

    6610 Marie Curie Dr. (Int. of 175 & 108), Elkridge, MD 21075

    Disappointed in the limited GF selection, but more disappointed when I read the label on blue corn chips that were "tagged" as Gluten Free and the label had a warning that they were made on the same machinery as wheat products (sigh). So much for trusting their "GF" labels...make sure you still read the product labels! :(

  • Cheesecake Factory

    5 starsMay 29, 2014

    10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044

    Robust GF menu and the food is very good! I have eaten there twice since diagnosis and have not gotten sick at all! Obviously pass on the cheesecake though ;)