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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
121 Market St, 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.
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!
85 Providence Hwy, East Walpole, MA 02032
I was pretty impressed with the GF menu. There's GF beer as well as a selection of burgers, sandwiches, pizza, etc. I had the chicken quesadilla app, which was great, and the mahi sandwich, also pretty good. The rolls taste similar to Udi's hamburger buns, but they're bigger, which I was happy about--so many restaurants use smaller, flimsy GF substitutes for things like hamburger rolls. Downsides: no GF fries (shared fryer) and they do acknowledge on their GF menu that their kitchen is not a 100% GF environment, so there's a small risk of cross contamination. However, my sister, boyfriend, and I all have celiac disease and have not been sick after eating here.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
95 Washington Street, Canton, MA 02021
Pretty good frozen yogurt. Toppings are marked with "GF" if they are gluten free.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.