About Me

a gluten sensitivity-not diagnosed yet. been gluten free since 2011. it has been challenging and rewarding at the same time. i still "glutenize" myself on occasion even when i shouldnt; but thats life-especially when you want a real doughnut!


  • Jimmy John's

    5 starsDecember 08, 2013

    1648 East 80th Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410

    when i want a cold cut sandwich i go here to get their un-wich. its a lettuce wrap that you can customize or order any existing sandwich as. all flavors are awesome, my favorites are the gargantuan, beach club, club lulu, veggie club, blt, and the vito. the gluten free menu is the un-wich, chips and drinks only. tip: for a unwich dont go for the slim sandwiches, unless that is what you want-the unwiches for them tend to be smaller. to get more bang for your buck, get the regular or bigger sandwiches as unwiches. the more meat and free condiments you add the bigger your wrap will be. :)

  • Jelly Pancake House

    5 starsDecember 08, 2013

    399 East 81st Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410

    i havent been yet but they have gluten free pancakes!!! =update: 12/8/13 just went to this place and it was awesome! i had the 2 egg special with red potatoes, sunny side up eggs, and bacon for $6.45. the pancakes came with it, but gluten free pancakes were $1 extra (2 cakes). i didnt care because i was in heaven! the place is so nice, very big on the inside, and we were served extra fast with a friendly waitress. the fresh squeezed juice of the day was $5 but it was soooo good! i will be back again soon!

  • Don Pablo's

    4 starsDecember 06, 2013

    2831 E 80th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410

    i have been here before a long time ago and it was good. here is the updated gluten free menu:

  • Ultra Foods Grocery Store

    5 starsDecember 06, 2013

    9111 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410

    they have the BEST gluten free section in the NWI! its a very big section towards the left hand side of the store where the refrigerated section is. they have everything from snacks, flours, pastas, even refrigerated items like bagels, pizza & pizza crusts, doughnuts (refrigerated ony!!), microwave meals, breads, ice cream and so much more! they even have vegan options! the prices are reasonable, the section is its own side of the grocery store, well lit, fully stocked and just beautiful to get lost in. i shop here for all my gluten free groceries.

  • Five Guys

    4 starsDecember 06, 2013

    1575 US Hwy 41, Schererville, IN 46375

    best burgers if you like them huge! although there is no lettuce leaves to wrap the burger in, just shredded, its still a great burger! and the fries are awesome! i got the cheese burger with no bun, and it came wrapped in foil. i will bring my own bread next time instead of eating just a stack of meat with fries!

  • Domino's

    5 starsDecember 06, 2013

    5374 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410

    the gluten free pizza is good! but very small! its only a 10" personal pizza and its $10.

  • Joe's Crab Shack

    5 starsDecember 06, 2013

    2757 East 80th Avenue, Merrillville, IN 46410

    Love this place! Get the pots, with the seafood and veggies. Cant go wrong!

  • Chipotle

    5 starsDecember 06, 2013

    1948 Southlake Mall, Merrillville, IN 46410

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE CHIPOTLE! I always get a burrito bowl; and im going to try the new salads they have now :)

  • Branya's Bakery

    5 starsDecember 06, 2013

    9159 Wicker Avenue, St. John, IN 46373

    i have not been there yet; but this is the closest gluten free bakery to my city. they have gluten free doughnuts, muffins, cookies, brownies, and breads. For lunch she has gluten free sandwiches salads and soups.

  • Cooper's Hawk

    5 starsDecember 06, 2013

    2120 Southlake Mall #500, Merrillville, IN 46410

    i have not been there yet, but the gluten free menu is awesome! they have gluten free burgers (with gluten free buns!), gluten free sandwiches (with gluten free bread!), desserts and more! its pricey but worth the splurge. and the wine looks heavenly!