Julia K.

Celiac

About Me


Diagnosed with celiac disease in July 2013 and completely GF ever since! My younger sister and boyfriend also both have celiac disease, and we are always looking for new (and celiac friendly) restaurants to try out.

Reviews


  • Noodles & Company

    4 starsMay 21, 2015

    125 University Avenue, Westwood, MA 02090

    Really yummy "fast food" pasta. There are only a couple of dishes that are completely gluten free, but my pesto was really yummy. When I called to ask about preparation, they assured me that it is cooked separately from the normal pasta. It was cheap too - I didn't get any add ons such as chicken and my large pasta dish was less than $7. One concern - my GF friend ordered a salad dish and it came with croutons in it. She is not celiac and was able to just pick them out but still could have been dangerous for someone highly sensitive.

  • Tandoor India

    4 starsMay 21, 2015

    1832 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

    They have GF items marked on their online menu. The meal I got was a little too spicy for my taste but it was a good-sized portion and they had plenty of options. And they deliver!

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    4 starsMay 21, 2015

    250 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184

    CPK is always a good choice - yummy pizza and careful about cross contamination. However, I was disappointed to see that their corn chip "small plate" is no longer listed as GF. Also, at other CPK locations I've been to, the manager brings out my pizza, which has always been an extra reassurance - at this location, the waitress brought it out.

  • Legal Sea Foods

    5 starsMay 21, 2015

    255 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    They really go out of their way here to protect those of us who need to eat gluten free. I felt extremely safe eating here and got to enjoy delicious fried seafood and French fries! The rolls they bring out are also very good. Service was excellent!

  • British Beer Company

    5 starsApril 30, 2015

    85 Providence Hwy, East Walpole, MA 02032

    UPDATE: I've decided to bring my rating up from 4 to 5 stars. Taste-wise, the GF options here are somewhat hit or miss: the pizza crust is only okay, while the burgers, quesadilla, and cheddar mashed potatoes are all quite good. What I most appreciate about this place is that its a laid-back, inexpensive restaurant where I can go with my friends or family. This is one of the most celiac-friendly bar/pub sort of places I've found. The last time I went here, the manager came out after we had placed our GF order. He asked whether it was for an allergy or celiac (which is a distinction that few restaurants actually make), and when I told him I was celiac, he said, "Okay, don't worry. We'll take care of you." Overall I feel safe eating here and appreciate their GF options.

  • Paris Creperie

    5 starsApril 15, 2015

    278 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

    This place is so good! The buckwheat batter tasted great with both savory and sweet crepes, just tell the cashier that you have a gluten allergy and you should be all set. They have so many great combinations to try. The biggest downside to this place is that it's pretty small and gets VERY crowded on weekends. I came here at maybe 2 pm on a Sunday and it was completely full. If it's busy you may have to be a little aggressive about grabbing a table when one opens up. But they also can box crepes up to go if you don't want to wait!

  • Cafe Paprika

    4 starsApril 15, 2015

    734 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062

    Disclaimer: I have not eaten here myself yet, but my sister (also celiac) has. This is a Moroccan themed restaurant located down the street from Thai Boo, another GF-friendly choice. They don't have a gluten free menu, but most of the menu is naturally gluten free or can be modified as it is all made to order. When my parents went here recently, the owner reportedly told them that he himself does not eat gluten, so he was very familiar with what ingredients would need to be changed with any particular dish. They also have a flourless chocolate cake that is delicious - my parents brought me a slice to try, so I can personally attest to the high quality of the GF dessert option!

  • The Black Rose

    3 starsApril 03, 2015

    160 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

    After coming here for a work dinner, I was actually really surprised to see that their menu marked which items were gluten free. (The online menu does not indicate GF choices, but the paper menu does.) There are only 4-5 choices - off the top of my head, they had a beet salad, a salmon dish, a pork dish, and another seafood dish. It's definitely not a lot of variety - I mean, come on, only one out of four salads is GF?? - but it was actually more than I expected from a tavern like this, where all of the food is usually fried or comes on a bun. I got the salmon (comes with veggies and colcannon potatoes), and while it was a little pricy ($22), it was actually quite good.

  • Domino's

    4 starsMarch 30, 2015

    100 Washington St, Ste C, Canton, MA 02021

    Domino's finally has GF pizza! Although they do have a disclaimer on their website stipulating that they can't guarantee the pizza is safe for celiacs, I did not have a reaction to the pizza here (and I am celiac). I think on their website it says that almost all of the toppings/sauces are GF with the exception of just a handful (alfredo sauce, Philly steak, etc.), and they use cornmeal when patting the dough, so there is no airborne wheat flour in the kitchen. Eat at your own risk - but I think that the risk of cross contamination is actually pretty low compared to other pizza chains. Pizza was pretty yummy and a decent price.

  • Back Deck

    5 starsMarch 30, 2015

    2 West Street, Boston, MA 02111

    I liked the atmosphere here and the food was good! The burger roll, while not the best I've ever had, was still decent and stayed together well. They also had several gluten free dessert options. I had a brownie sundae, which was delicious. It's always nice to find a restaurant where the gluten free menu is almost as big as the normal one - there are plenty of choices here and it's a 2 min walk from the Downtown Crossing T station, so very convenient!

  • Swish Shabu

    4 starsMarch 30, 2015

    86 Peterborough Street, Boston, MA 02215

    Nice sushi/hot pot restaurant located near Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway, etc. They have two different types of gluten free noodles that can be substituted in the noodle dishes for no extra charge, and they also have plenty of sushi choices. Our waitress even provided a bottle of gluten free soy sauce with my noodle dish after I told her I had a gluten allergy. Main reason for 4 stars instead of 5: Although our waitress was nice, she was not super knowledgeable and did not have answers to all of the questions I asked her (whether the spicy mayo that came on the spicy tuna roll was GF, for example). She told me, "Unfortunately there isn't really anyone here right now who I can check with," implying that the usual manager/head cook/whoever wasn't around. The chicken in my noodle bowl was also kind of dry. But regardless, I was definitely grateful to find this place after a long day of wandering the MFA.

  • Border Cafe

    4 starsFebruary 26, 2015

    32 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    This is a really cool place, it's a nice spot for lunch during the day and on weekend evenings it becomes very busy with young, mostly college-aged people getting food and margaritas. The staff can help you figure out dishes that are safe to eat and what modifications are necessary. The enchiladas I had here were really good! I just wish they had a gluten free menu - it would be easier than having to ask my waiter a million questions every time.

  • Alma Nove

    5 starsFebruary 20, 2015

    22 Shipyard Dr, Hingham, MA 02043

    My boyfriend and I - both celiac - decided to go here for our Valentine's Day dinner. It's definitely a splurge, which is why we saved it for a special occasion. The place itself is very nice - although everything was buried under a million feet of snow when I went, I'm sure the views of the water would be very pretty during the summertime. We decided to go with the cod cakes appetizer, which we thought was pretty outstanding. They also brought us some GF rolls and olive oil for dipping (it took them a little while to bring it out, but our waitress apologized multiple times for the delay and I thought the bread itself was pretty good). For our main course, I got the duck breast and my boyfriend got one of their penne dishes (the one with seafood). We also decided to split the lobster mashed potatoes side dish because we were curious to try it. The mashed potatoes were delicious and I thought the duck was perfect. Unfortunately, my boyfriend wasn't as pleased with his meal, as the pasta seemed to have been slightly overcooked, and as overcooked GF pasta tends to do, had become mushy (like he couldn't even get it to stay on his fork). He mentioned the issue to the waitress but insisted that it wasn't a big enough deal to send the dish back. However, the waitress still kindly offered us a free dessert to make up for it. We got some sort of mocha cream thing, and we both agreed that it was really good, although by that point we were too full to finish it! Although the pasta was a bit of a disappointment, the staff was very kind about it and everything else we ate was top-knotch.

  • Wild Willy's Burgers

    5 starsFebruary 20, 2015

    588 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169

    I have to say, I've tried a lot of very decent gluten free burgers in my area (Red Robin and British Beer Company, to name a few) but I think this one may be the best one I've tried yet. The only bad thing I have to say about them is that the GF menu is not available online. I've now tried the "Willy" burger and the "Conestoga" and both were really really yummy. The rolls are particularly good, better than the standard Udi's rolls I've had other places. I'm not sure where they get them from, but I definitely hadn't had them anywhere else before. The fries are also GF - personally, I thought the fries were nothing special but put some salt on them and they're not bad. The burgers are the real draw for me - I will definitely be back many times. This would definitely be a good place to bring kids!

  • BoxSeats

    5 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    500 E Washington St, North Attleborough, MA 02760

    This is a great little place! Nothing fancy, but their GF menu is extensive and includes treats like fried seafood, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, etc! There were so many things to choose from that I had trouble making a decision - I'm not used to having so many options at a restaurant. I ended up getting fried calamari, which was great, and a Cuban sandwich. The sandwich had a bit too much spicy mustard for my liking, but I thought the bread was good. Sweet potato fries were good too. Other bonuses: you get unlimited soup with your meal (which was GF the night we went - the waitress let us know immediately after taking our order) and the list of nightly specials indicates which specials can be GF. Plus, our waitress was knowledgeable...this is clearly a place that takes GF food seriously!

  • Olivia's Neapolitan Pizza

    4 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    655 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

    I was a little skeptical about this place because when I wanted to order pizza from them yesterday, their website was down and I couldn't see the menu...then when I called, the person I spoke to did not speak English very well, and it took several tries to communicate that I wanted a gluten free cheese pizza, and the address I wanted it delivered to. As I ate the pizza, I wondered anxiously whether I was going to be glutened...but thankfully, I was not! The pizza was pretty good, not as good as Town Spa for example, but definitely not the worst gluten free pizza I've had. I also don't know of any other local GF places that deliver, so this place is a pretty good find!

  • Smoke 'N Bones

    5 starsJanuary 06, 2015

    20 Oakland Avenue, Oak Bluffs, MA 02257

    Smoke 'N Bones does not have a gluten free menu, but a solid portion of the food here is naturally gluten free. When I called ahead of time to inquire about options, the woman I spoke to on the phone was incredibly UNhelpful, but once I got to the restaurant, our waitress and the restaurant's owner were both very knowledgeable and helpful. I ended up having pulled pork, corn on the cob, potato salad, baked beans, and BBQ wings. This was one of the best, most filling GF meal I had on Martha's Vineyard, which (surprisingly) does not have as many GF options as one might imagine.

  • Moon & Raven Public House

    5 starsJanuary 06, 2015

    155 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

    After being rudely turned away from the Bullfrog Brewery, a group of friends and I ended up eating here, and we all really liked it! The restaurant offers gluten free bread, which was much better than I was expecting (not sure where they get it, but it definitely wasn't the typical prepackaged fare you get most places). It was this yummy, slightly crispy sandwich roll...honestly you couldn't even tell it was GF. Since they don't have a GF menu, you'll have to double check with your waiter about what sandwich options/condiments are safe. Our waiter didn't seem to know that much off the top of his head but was perfectly willing to go back and check things with the kitchen. Also - the fries are cooked in a separate fryer, so they are safe to eat as well!

  • Bullfrog Brewery

    3 starsJanuary 06, 2015

    231 West 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701

    I've seen their menu online and it looks like they have pretty good options and from what I've heard, they're celiac friendly. However, the one time I tried to go here to eat (at about 7:30pm on a Tuesday night) I was turned away by a rather rude hostess. According to her, there were no tables available due to it being "Quizzo night." I understand Quizzo night might be busy (??) but there was no "Come back in 45 minutes when this game is over." She was just like, "We're full. Sorry." Never in my life have I been completely turned away from a restaurant like that. My friends and I ended up taking our business somewhere else.

  • The Sunflower Cafe and Bakery

    5 starsJanuary 06, 2015

    145 W 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701

    I haven't actually been in here, but my friend got me some GF muffins from here and they were very yummy! Also, the same friend asked the owner for gluten free restaurant recommendations in the area so that we could go out to eat while I was visiting her. The owner was extremely helpful and I was able to eat a delicious, celiac-friendly meal thanks to her suggestions.

  • Gourmet Garden

    3 starsJanuary 06, 2015

    95 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021

    I haven't eaten here since my celiac diagnosis so I can't attest to the safety of the food, but I ate here once a while ago with my boyfriend (also gluten free) and know that they have some GF options. The gluten free menu (included on the regular menu) is pretty minimal with only 2 items: Scallion Ginger Chicken or Spicy Chicken (both served with white or brown rice). The gluten free items are advertised along with the "Diet Selection" items as being "for health-conscious people" so it's a little unclear to me whether they actually take their gluten free food preparation seriously or whether the offerings are just an attempt to get on board with the gluten free fad diet.

  • Twist Bakery & Cafe

    5 starsDecember 22, 2014

    30 Milliston Rd, Millis, MA 02054

    Amazing. Would recommend to anyone on a GF diet. Safe for allergies/celiac disease. Everything I've eaten here has been so good, and there is absolutely no worry about cross contamination! My boyfriend and I will frequently make the 25 minute drive out here to get food. Recently tried their breakfast menu and the French toast was great!

  • Georgie's Diner

    5 starsDecember 22, 2014

    427 Elm St, West Haven, CT 06516

    This place is AWESOME. It's located on the highway between my home and where I went to college. My boyfriend and I saw a billboard for it while driving and decided to try it. And I'm SO glad we did. It's this tiny little diner in the middle of Connecticut, but its menu was surprisingly impressive. They have GF Nutella French toast. So...if that doesn't convince you to go here, then I don't know what will. Basically, they have a really great gluten free menu with tons of options. Now that I've graduated, I'm don't really pass through this area anymore, but I really hope to be able to come back and eat here again sometime when I'm on a road trip.

  • Annamarie's Place

    4 starsDecember 22, 2014

    347 Main Street, Royersford, PA 19468

    There are always plain/blueberry/chocolate chip GF pancakes, which are pretty tasty and a very reasonable price! The serving size is also very generous. In addition, there are some other naturally gluten free things on the menu, such as omelettes. Although I haven't tried the omelettes before, they look good and can have a variety of ingredients.

  • Veggie Galaxy

    5 starsDecember 22, 2014

    450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    I really liked this place! I went here with a friend who does not eat meat, and it was awesome to find a place that could accomodate both of our diets. When I went in, the hostess actually asked upfront if we wanted a gluten free menu. In general, the staff seems knowledgeable. The menu is pretty extensive and the bread was good! I also tried one of their dairy free milkshakes (the PB/chocolate one) and thought it was surprisingly good.

  • P.F. Chang's

    5 starsDecember 22, 2014

    410 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026

    I'm glad I finally tried this place. P.F. Chang's really sets the standard among major restaurant chains when it comes to GF food. There are many options to try, and they even go so far as to serve GF food on differently-colored plates compared to the "normal" food to avoid confusion.

  • Harvest Bistro

    4 starsDecember 22, 2014

    252 Schraalenburgh Road, Closter, NJ 07624

    Good food, although a bit pricey (it's an upscale place). I've been here a few times, and they always have good options, and the staff is quite knowledgeable and can tell you which of the daily specials are gluten free or can be modified. However, I should note that the last time I went here, they didn't have gluten free menus (in the past, they did). I was a little irritated by this. The staff was able to point out what on the menu was gluten free, but I found this to be less convenient than a paper menu to look at.

  • A Mano

    4 starsDecember 22, 2014

    24 Franklin Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

    The pizza here is delicious. I thought the crust was really good, and there are many great flavors to choose from. HOWEVER, I would like to point out that the extra charge for a gluten free crust is FIVE DOLLARS. I understand that some places add an extra charge, as GF dough/bread is more expensive than non-GF counterparts, and I am completely willing to pay a little extra for food that is safe to eat. But usually that means paying an extra dollar or two. In my opinion, a five dollar charge is excessive, so I'm bringing my rating down to 4 stars. I enjoyed the pizza, but there are cheaper options.

  • Scottish Bakehouse

    5 starsDecember 22, 2014

    977 State Rd, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

    Great place with tons of options! It's a little out of the way but worth the trip. Lots of yummy muffins, breads, cookies, etc. Lots of vegetarian/vegan options as well.

  • Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company

    3 starsDecember 22, 2014

    9 Oak Bluffs Avenue, Martha's Vineyard, MA 02557

    Located right in the center of Oak Bluffs, which is a plus. The clam chowder is gluten free, and it's pretty good. Otherwise, though, there is no GF menu and I have no idea what else is safe to eat. My sister (also celiac) went there as well and told me that they helped accomodate her and showed her other potential options, but I don't think there were very many.

  • Conrad's Restaurant

    4 starsDecember 22, 2014

    905 Main St, Walpole, MA 02081

    Plenty of options and a very "family friendly" sort of place with lots of kids. Great steak tips and plenty of pizza choices to choose from. Our service wasn't great (slow, forgot we ordered an appetizer, etc.) which is why I'm bumping down to 4 stars, but I would return. They even have GF dessert!

  • Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant

    3 starsDecember 22, 2014

    140 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

    I feel pretty neutral about this place. On the one hand, my waitress was knowledgeable and I did not get sick, so that's a plus. On the other hand, the gluten free menu is pretty blah. "Sandwiches" without bread, salads, and a few expensive entrees (such as seafood and steak) minus various seasonings. I got the scallops (minus bread crumbs, mashed potatoes instead of French fries) and they were good...but other than that there wasn't much else on the GF menu that interested me. I felt safe eating here, but wasn't super impressed by the options.

  • Wicked

    5 starsOctober 13, 2014

    660 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026

    Finally got a chance to try this place! Definitely a fan. The pizza is really yummy and comes in some really good flavors (like the scallop BLT pizza). It's a tad bit expensive (~$18 for pizzas at dinnertime) but it's in a great location right next to the Legacy Place movie theater. They have a LOT of great options and our waitress was very knowledgeable when we had questions for her.

  • Typhoon

    5 starsOctober 13, 2014

    725 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

    This place was a great find. Their gluten free menu is HUGE! It's a nice place for a date night, and they do takeout as well. I've had a few different kinds of sushi from here, and the GF tempura is very good. They even provide gluten free soy sauce! Only weird thing that happened was when we tried to order the pork fried rolls on their GF menu, the waitress ended up coming back and saying that we couldn't have it after all. It wasn't really clear why...it seemed like she was saying it wasn't actually gluten free, but if so then why was it on the menu? Oh well, ended up getting the shrimp tempura appetizer and it was good. Overall they seemed very knowledgeable!

  • Sky

    5 starsSeptember 22, 2014

    1369 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062

    Possibly my favorite GF menu in the area. It's on the pricy side, but the food is SO good. There's a wide variety of GF options, including pizza, sandwiches, and other entrees/appetizers. They bring GF bread before your meal and are very careful about allergies. Some GF options (pizza, pasta, sandwiches) cost slightly more than non-GF counterparts but that's fairly common. Everything I've eaten here has been excellent!

  • Bistro du Midi

    5 starsSeptember 22, 2014

    272 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

    This is a very fancy French restaurant, so expect it to be on the expensive side (~$30 for an entree). However, there are a lot of great gluten free options here, and as with many upscale places, the staff is very knowledgeable. All of the entrees were gluten free or could be modified, and many of the appetizers and desserts (including chocolate souffle) are safe as well. Since there is no GF menu, just ask the waiter for options.

  • Tavern in the Square

    5 starsSeptember 19, 2014

    161 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Great gluten free menu with a lot of options, including burgers. They also have several ciders, including one I'd never heard of....I forget the name of it, but it was delicious! The manager also came over to verify whether my gluten free meal was for an allergy or preference, which was nice.

  • The Lite Choice

    5 starsSeptember 19, 2014

    121 Market Street, Collegeville, PA 19426

    This place is a great find! ALL of their scoopable ice cream and soft serve is GF, and they even have GF ice cream cones upon request (only ice cream place I know that has them). Some toppings are not GF so there could be a small risk of cross contamination if you want toppings with your ice cream, but I've never had a reaction after eating here.

  • ICED by Betsy

    5 starsSeptember 19, 2014

    145 Main Street, Royersford, PA 19468

    I've never been to the actual Royersford bakery BUT I used to see them at the Collegeville Farmers Market when I lived in the area. They would usually have 5 or 6 flavors available at the market and always had 1 or 2 that were available GF. The GF flavors always changed each week and they were always really delicious, and they were the same size and price as the normal cupcakes. One time when I purchased cupcakes, the man who sold them to me (Betsy's husband, maybe?) mentioned that he cannot eat gluten either, which may be why they consistently have so many great GF options. UPDATE: I was recently in the area for a for a friend's wedding, and my friend had emailed me prior to the big day to let me know that the cake provider (she and her husband did cupcakes instead of traditional wedding cake) was going to make me a GF cupcake. The cake provider turned out to be ICED! When the cupcakes were brought out, one of the caterers brought me my cupcake - it was in its own plastic package and had a sticker with my name on it. And it was chocolate with chocolate frosting and vanilla filling...yum! I had assumed the wedding cake would be off limits for me, so getting my own DELICIOUS cupcake was really exciting!

  • Town Spa Pizza

    5 starsSeptember 19, 2014

    1119 Massachusetts 138, Stoughton, MA 02072

    I was SO excited to find out Town Spa did GF pizza and it did not disappoint. The pizza doesn't really look any different than the "normal" pizzas; it's pretty standard bar pizza, so nothing fancy, but still delicious if that's what you're in the mood for. The menu only lists "GF cheese" but you can also request additional toppings. I love that there is no additional charge for the GF crust - an individual GF cheese pizza costs less than $10. My waiter was very helpful, and they use separate plates and utensils when preparing the pizza. I've gotten sick from cross-contaminated pizza before, but I've been here twice and felt fine both times. Also, their super yummy honey mustard sauce is also GF!

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    5 starsSeptember 19, 2014

    800 Boylston St., #155, Boston, MA

    All pizzas can technically be GF, and they offer 4 (Margarita, Pepperoni, BBQ Chicken, and Mushroom/Sausage I think) that are guaranteed to be prepared according to strict safety measures/without cross contamination. The manager brings out GF orders and it's always great. In my opinion, CPK is definitely up there with the best GF pizza. They also have a few GF "small plates." Biggest downside is that there IS an additional charge for the GF pizza.

  • The Tea Leaf

    5 starsSeptember 19, 2014

    487 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453

    My sister and I (both celiac) took my mom (not GF) here as a birthday present because we'd heard they could accomodate for gluten free. It was great! It's a tiny little place run by one woman, and if you want GF you need to call at least a day ahead so she has time to prepare food for you. When I went we did the "Afternoon Tea" with is about $25 a person I think (so a little pricey). Each of us picked a different flavor tea, which was brought out in tea kettles. Then we each got 2 scones, served with cream and jam. The GF scones were different flavors than the normal ones...my mom got lemon and coconut/chocolate, I believe, and my sister and I got blueberry and something else...cranberry maybe? Following that, we got little sandwich trays containing 5 different finger sandwiches for each of us. The flavors were the same for GF/non-GF, but the GF sandwiches were served on GF bread. Finally, we each got a small dessert tray with 5 mini desserts on it. As with the scones, the GF desserts were different than the non-GF desserts. My sister and I each got a chocolate covered strawberry, a small brownie, a small cookie with a PB cup in it, etc. My mom got the strawberry but her other desserts were different. I don't know of any other tea houses offering such extensive gluten free options - I was very impressed and would definitely recommend it!

  • Jake n Joes

    4 starsSeptember 18, 2014

    25 Foxborough Boulevard, Foxboro, MA 02035

    I really like the GF menu here! It's nice to find a laid-back, family-friendly, moderately priced GF option. There's GF beer and a good selection of GF pizza, burgers, and pasta. They are very safe about cross-contamination. I usually get the pizza--it's not the best I've ever had, but I like it. My biggest complaint is that the restaurant can be very noisy around dinnertime--but this is a sports bar, so it's to be expected I guess!

  • Papa Razzi

    5 starsSeptember 18, 2014

    159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

    I think Papa Razzi is great! Went here with my cousin and my sister (who is also celiac). My sister got GF pasta and I got a pizza. Both were really good - all of their GF stuff is homemade, which I really appreciate. The pizza was pretty big, especially for a GF pizza, and I had plenty left over. I got the quattro formaggio and loved it, some of the best GF pizza I've had. I would definitely come back.

  • Boloco

    3 starsSeptember 18, 2014

    50 Congress St, Boston, MA 02109

    Went here for one of their free burrito days, and it's okay. Not as good as Chipotle, and not as many GF options, but still enough that you won't be hungry. They have a list online of what is GF (rice, most of their proteins like chicken, most of the salsas, etc.) and you can also ask the staff.

  • The Fireplace Restaurant

    5 starsSeptember 18, 2014

    1634 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02445

    A little pricy, but worth it! I've been here twice now and both times have really enjoyed it. They take gluten free seriously, and it's very nice place with an extensive GF menu that changes seasonally. They also bring out GF bread before your meal, which was really nice!

  • Tavolino

    5 starsSeptember 18, 2014

    274 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035

    Tavolino has a really great GF menu with a wide variety of options, including pasta and GF beer. I was most excited to try the pizza (of all of their many creative flavors, all but 2 can be done gluten free). I got Gorgonzola & Grape pizza, and my boyfriend (also celiac) got the House Special (bacon, spinach, walnuts, carmelized onions). Both of them were so good, and there are a bunch of other kinds of pizza that I can't wait to try. They also have a few GF dessert options, including creme brulee (!!), but sadly we were too full to try those.

  • Chipotle

    5 starsSeptember 18, 2014

    1415 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062

    I'm a big Chipotle fan. In my opinion, Chipotle is the best GF "fast food" sort of chain. The food is great and very safe for people who can't eat gluten. Staff are willing to change gloves, and everything is GF except for the flour tortillas (for burritos). So tacos and burrito bowls of all kinds are completely safe!

  • Applebee's

    2 starsSeptember 18, 2014

    990 Providence Hwy, Sharon, MA 02067

    Applebee's does have a limited gluten free menu on their website, but their offerings are pretty disappointing. I went there for drinks and appetizers (not a meal, so can't comment on whether the GF meals are good) and couldn't get anything to eat because they don't have a separate fryer. No appetizers are safe, not even the chips and queso (because the chips are fried). I don't get the impression that they are allergy-friendly, especially because they list chips and queso and fries on their GF menu...but since these items are fried in a shared fryer, they aren't safe for anyone with more than a mild intolerance. I'd be hesitant to eat any of the food here.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsSeptember 12, 2014

    290 Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 02035

    The last 3 times I've been to this Red Robin location (all in the last year) gluten free buns were available and the staff assured me that fries were fried in a separate fryer. (I didn't have any reaction after eating them so I assume this is true.) Red Robin has a really helpful gluten free menu online now that lists all foods that can be made GF and what substitutions beyond the bun need to be made (if any). I was so excited to be able to eat their Bruschetta Chicken Sandwich again!

  • The Carriage House Pizzeria

    1 starsAugust 05, 2014

    21 S Main St, Sharon, MA 02067

    Their menu lists GF pizza and sandwich options. I ordered a GF pizza a few weeks ago, and first of all, I was disappointed at how tiny it was compared to the normal pizzas--especially because it cost more! It definitely would not feed more than one person. The pizza was only okay. And then I got REALLY sick within an hour or two of eating it, so obviously they've got cross contamination issues. Might be okay if you're GF by preference or have mild sensitivity, but if you have celiac disease or a more severe sensitivity, I would strongly recommend you to stay away.

  • Thai Boo Cuisine

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    712 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062

    Small GF menu but very very good! I've tried the pad thai, chicken satay, and red curry and I was impressed.

  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

    4 starsAugust 05, 2014

    95 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021

    Pretty good frozen yogurt. Toppings are marked with "GF" if they are gluten free.

  • Alice's Mandarin Taste

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    37 Pond St, Sharon, MA 02067

    It can be really hard to find GF Chinese food, so I was really excited to find some so close to home! There are a LOT of options here, and everything I've had has been delicious. Everyone here seems to take gluten allergies pretty seriously, and I've never gotten sick from the food in all of the (many) times I've eaten it. When you order food for takeout here, they even mark boxes containing GF food with little "Gluten Free" stickers, so if you placed a large order with GF and non-GF food, you know exactly which ones are GF.

  • All Hands in the Cookie Jar

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    Collegeville, PA 19426

    No location that you can actually visit, but she delivers orders to your home and is at several local farmers' markets during the summertime. Hands down, the BEST GF desserts you can get in the area. She can also accommodate other allergies like dairy and nuts. I have never tasted something from this baker that isn't delicious. Her mint brownies are so so good, and I also loved her pumpkin recipes (especially the muffins) that she made last fall. Highly recommend!!!

  • Thai Basil Bistro

    4 starsAugust 05, 2014

    305 2nd Ave, Collegeville, PA 19426

    No gluten free menu here, but the owner/staff are pretty knowledgeable about wheat and gluten and can modify many dishes to be gluten free. I've had pad thai and pineapple fried rice modified, and both were quite good.

  • Red Robin

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    Providence Town Center, 140 Market St, Collegeville, PA 19426

    I'm a big fan of Red Robin's new GF menu. The last time I went to this location, the menu had been "digitized," so you can either look it up on a smartphone or request the restaurant's iPad, which I found a lot easier. The new online menu allows you to filter all menu items by dietary restrictions. Then it tells you exactly what needs to be changed for each item (most burgers, for example, tell you to substitute the bun for GF bun, and some might tell you to take off a certain sauce). The GF bun is pretty standard (and costs an extra dollar or 2) but there are plenty of delicious burgers and salads to choose from. The last time I was there, I also learned that they do have an allergen-safe fryer, but I think you have to specify that you want allergen-free fries when you order because it sounded like they have a non-GF fryer as well.

  • Sublime Cupcakes

    4 starsAugust 05, 2014

    141 Market Street #1, Providence Town Center, Collegeville, PA 19426

    They offer 2 GF flavors (black & white, and PB cup) on Sundays. As far as I know, they're prepared separately from other cupcakes--I have celiac and I've never gotten sick. Only real complaint is lack of variety...the GF cupcake flavors never change and they look a little boring when you see them laid out next to all of the cool non-GF flavors. Not quite as good as the GF options at ICED by Betsy in Royersford, but still tasty and it's a very convenient location (Providence Town Center).

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    470 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    No idea why the rating for this is so low. CPK now offers GF pizza and it is possibly the best I've ever had. 4 pizza flavors (including BBQ chicken and margherita) can be prepared in a separate area and are celiac safe. The manager handles all orders for those with allergies. These GF pizzas cost a little more than the non-GF but they are about the same size (pretty big, I can usually only eat about half). A few other GF appetizers are marked on the normal menu, including their white corn guac and chips, which was great. Furthermore, ALL of their pizzas can actually be prepared on GF crust--they just can't prepare these in a separate area. So if you have a milder intolerance rather than celiac disease, you'd have even more pizza options.

  • Elevation Burger

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    201 Plaza Dr, Collegeville, PA 19426

    Their burgers are DELICIOUS and can always be ordered in a lettuce wrap. As far as I know, all toppings are GF (you might have to double check on the "Elevation sauce"). Their fries are GF as well since they're the only thing the fryer is used for.

  • Wegmans

    5 starsAugust 05, 2014

    600 Commerce Drive, Collegeville, PA 19426

    The most amazing GF selection of any grocery store I've ever been to, I absolutely 100% recommend...I just wish they had one closer to where I live now! If you go there for a meal, their pre-cooked food section also clearly marks food items not containing gluten. However, the signs always state that there are "no gluten ingredients" and imply that most of the food is prepared in shared prep areas. I've never gotten sick after eating there, but definitely something for those with high sensitivity to watch out for.

  • Kiwi Frozen Yogurt

    4 starsAugust 05, 2014

    250 Plaza Dr, Collegeville, PA 19426

    One of my favorite frozen yogurt places. Most of the flavors are GF and are marked as such. Many toppings are GF too, although they are unmarked and kept in a shared area, so there's obviously a risk of CC. I've never had a problem eating there, though.

  • Zoes Kitchen

    4 starsAugust 05, 2014

    Suite 6, 161 Market Street, Pennsylvania 19426

    Great Mediterranean food! Good gluten free selection (including kabobs, salads, and sides) and everything gluten free is clearly marked on the menu. Some GF selections originally come with pita bread on the side so you have to clarify that you want it GF. They are generally knowledgeable and accomodating if you say you have an allergy/celiac. Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5: I once ordered a GF meal for pickup, my boyfriend went to get our food and when he returned, I realized that instead of what I had ordered, I had been given a wrap (obviously not what I ordered since it had gluten). When we went back, they reimbursed us for the meal and gave me a free souvenir cup along with my new meal. They dealt with it appropriately, but a little frustrating nonetheless.