1011 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Beware. After asking the waitress to verify with the chef that my selection was gluten free she returned with a dish that included something that looked remarkably like the pasta orzo. When I asked her if she would just double check with the chef she returned and said the chef assured her it was. When I asked specifically about the orzo looking pieces she said "Oh, that's just pasta." When I explained to her pasta is made with wheat and wheat contains gluten she just shrugged and said "I didn't know. The chef said it was all right." and walked off. No appology, no comments.
1602 South El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94402
Upscale Indian food with a California twist. This is a special occasion place with very knowledgeable staff and exceptional food. Not all their items are gluten free but the staff will make sure you have an exceptional meal and I've never gotten sick after eating here.
261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Ok, the food is really good and I've never had a reaction here but some of the staff could be better informed. Sometimes I will ask them about an item and they will say "I don't know" and then just stand there looking at me. "I'll check with the kitchen" would be a better response. It limits what I am comfortable eating there but what I do get is always good.
876 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070
Tasty, fresh, fast mexican food with a gluten free menu and if you request it, gluten free chips fried in a dedicated fryer. All this and some street side tables to boot. I can feel normal grabbing a quick taco with chips with my hubby again. So far I've not had a reaction either. Thank you Lulu's!
963 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070
They now not only have a dedicated fryer but a couple of very good gluten free beers; no bland Redbridge here! I always ask for their Ruben without the bread and it is excellent. Their frys with spicy mayo is gluten free and so are their pickled vegetables. Finally I can have a great pub experience again without worrying I may have to endanger my health. Thank you guys!
1332 West Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
Descent sushi and I have never had a problem when I request all my food to be prepared without gluten or soy sauce. They said they would even keep a bottle of Tamari on hand for me if I wanted to bring one in. Nice people.
114 De Anza Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94402
Avoid this place if you have gluten sensitivity. Even after being very specific with the waitress about my gluten sensitivity and how I couldn't eat any wheat or flour or it would make me very sick the "grilled chicken" for my salad she brought me appeared to have some kind of coating on it. When I asked her about it she assured me there was nothing on it, that she had watched the chef prepare it herself. I had my husband taste a little of it and he was pretty sure it had flour. The waitress offered to have the chef make me chicken in a separate pan with absolutely nothing else and when it came out it looked OK but I was sick and in serious pain for days afterward. I think they meant well but just didn't understand, even after I took the time to try to explain to the cook in person. I won't risk it again and if you are at all sensitive my recommendation is to avoid this place.
129 South B Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
This is tasty and fast Indian street food and though they do not have a separate gluten free station I have yet to have a reaction when I tell them I need my meal gluten free. They have a gluten free menu online and limited table seating for all the people who come here so you may want to order online and pick up your meal to go.
209 Park Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
I used to eat here all the time a few years ago before I discovered my gluten allergy. Even though the service has always been hit and miss the food was always savory and full of spices. With my new food sensitivity I always call ahead to find out if the restaurant can accommodate a GF eater. I was assured many of their dishes can be made gluten free. Dinner was not only not nearly as tasty as I remember but I had a mild reaction afterwards which says to me they must have issues with cross contamination. What a shame to see a favorite place go downhill. They now seem to be skimping on their spices and it really harms the complexity and depth of their dishes. I'm very sorry to say even Curry Up Now's food, service and prices are better. I guess all things change.
231 Park Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010
Not only is the food here excellent and the serves great but when I asked about gluten free options my server was knowledgeable about the ingredients in most of their dishes and consulted with the kitchen on the few she was uncertain of. I have never had a reaction after eating here as well. It's a small place but well worth the trip.
1316 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002
Decent Vietnamese & Thai food with a staff that is very knowledgeable about gluten issues. It's great to go to a place where I have lots of choices that are gluten free! Having said that the food is good but not spectacular, it was all a bit bland for my taste though it might suit others just fine. The salad dishes were all fresh and the service was great.
41 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94403
Great burgers with the option of a gluten free bun and an allergy menu that lets you select a big variety of gluten free options for your burger. All their frys are gluten free and are cooked in a separate fryer from any breaded items. They are quite pricey for burgers but very tasty and where else can you get so many gluten free options that are also delicious. I've never had a reaction after eating here so they must be doing something right. Thanks!
369 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Not only can you get a great gluten free burger on a gluten free bun but they use a separate fryer for their frys so for the first time in years I "had frys with that"! The burger was very tasty and juicy, the frys crispy and the selection huge. I had no reaction at all after eating here and I can be sensitive to cross-contamination so they must be doing something right. Thank you guys for letting me indulge in frys again!
200 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401
Imagine a wood fired oven fresh gluten-free pizza you don't have to be afraid to eat! This place is really knowledgeable about gluten issues and keeps a separate station, tools, and oven baking stone for their gluten free orders. The manager pioneered gluten free options for Red Brick in response to his niece's celiacs. Most of the items on their menu can be made gluten free, even their sandwiches, and they are very family friendly. I have never had a reaction here so they must ne pretty careful.
1310 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
They offered gluten free crepes and I asked if they were prepared at a separate station to which the cashier we ordered from said yes but I got sick anyway. They still have issues with cross-contamination at their Burlingame location anyway.
2206 Bridgepoint Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94404
They have good gluten-free choices and Redbridge but not all of the chain locations are careful with cross-contamination. I had a great GF pizza from the San Jose with no problem but I had a reaction after eating a GF pizza from the Bridgepoint BJ's. Choose your locations carefully.
66 31st Ave, San Mateo, CA 94403
They have a separate gluten free menu telling you which of their items can be made gluten free. I had a nice lunch there with no reaction!