333 West Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
The bad and the Good...Pizza Boli's claimed "GF Pizza" but the handling was suspect (at best). The pie was sitting out on a flour covered grate, immediately next to a regular pizza in another flour covered grate. The guy grabbed the spatula from the gluten pizza to place my "gluten free" pizza on a plate. I ended up dumping it...not worth the risk...then went to Boog's and what a difference! I asked the lady (that looked like a Manager) and she told me that they do anything Gluten Free! She has Celiac and said she brought the GF to Boog's! Down to the UDI's roll for my slices pork! She prepared my plate separate and everything was kept separate for GF...she told me I was not going to get sick on her watch!!!! <3
6741 Columbia Gateway Dr, Columbia, MD 21046
Wow! My daughter and I wanted to out for a nice dinner so I saw the great GF reviews on this App for Aida's. I have not dined at an Italian Restaurant since being diagnosed 1.5 years ago, as I'm pretty sensitive to cross-contamination. But because of the reviews, I felt brave, and decided to go for it. From our greeting to our exit, everyone was friendly and wonderful. They seem to pride themselves on ensuring not only a safe GF meal but OMG the food is fantastic! We ordered a Vegetarian Summer Risotto starter (YUM) and I ordered a Pan-Seared Rockfish w/a Summer Succotash and fingerling potatoes (More YUM)!...I waited a few hours to write this review, just to ensure all was ok, and I have gotta say, so far so good! I typically feel initial symptoms of "Glutenation" within 30 minutes to an hour if there was any sign of Gluten and So far NADA. :) this place is a bit pricey but again, I had not been to a "fine dining" experience since my diagnosis so this was a real treat!!! :).
14712 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD 20707
I have been to this location as well as the one in Columbia, Md and they take Gluten Free VERY seriously(!) 😊 this is one place where saying you need GF doesn't make you feel like an "inconvenience" and you don't sacrifice menu selection or the deliciousness of their food just because it's GF! Their food is excellent and there service is as well!
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 ;)
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! 😉
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! 😎
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! :(
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 ;)