Stacy

Celiac

Reviews


  • Sweet Radish Bakeshop

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    207 Saint Philip Street, Charleston, SC 29403

    By far the best thing about Sweet Radish is that I had no fear of getting sick due to cross contamination. They don't use any flour as this truly is a dedicated gluten free business. The menu offerings are small, but will work well for a light meal or sweet snack. The breakfast tart was good. The combination of the roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, and cream cheese provided a good balance. None of the ingredients were overpowering and worked well together. The old fashioned chocolate cake is what made the meal. This cake tasted as good as what I remembered a non-GF tasting like. It was light and airy. It was also sweet, yet not too overpowering or bitter.

  • Charleston Crab House

    3 starsJune 09, 2014

    41 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401

    The GF menu offered a nice selection, including shrimp and grits. After careful questioning and an extremely helpful server, I was satisfied that the grits were truly gluten free, i.e. they use cream, no breading, and nothing is fried. It was also determined that the collard greens were safe as well. One of the biggest things to watch out for is how they cook the meat. I found out that they cook the shrimp on a shared grill and it is highly possibly that whatever sauce has previously been used will cross contaminate GF food. I was happy that the server was able to have the cooks use a separate pan to cook my GF shrimp in.

  • Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

    2 starsJune 09, 2014

    2601 W Lake Ave, Peoria, IL 61615

    I am at odds with this restaurant. Due to work, I spent 3 weeks in the area and frequented Biaggi's four times during my time in Peoria. The reason that I am at odds with Biaggi's is that the service and food was inconsistent. The first and third visits were good, as the service was prompt and ok. The second and last visits left a little to be desired with the service and food. One of the best things that Biaggi's has going for it is their gluten free bread, which is $1 up-charge, which if you have to eat GF, this is pretty common. As for the rest of the menu, the salads were decent. The biggest issue that I had with the pasta. It wasn't bad tasting, not the best I've ever had and certainly not even close to the worst. The penne, didn't seem to cook correctly each time in that some of the noodles ended up mushy and other parts were firm. The GF spaghetti ok, but a little bland. Make sure that you check your pasta prior to eating due to cross contamination from other non-GF noodles. On two separate occasions, I had a few pieces of regular pasta mixed into my meal. I understand that cross contamination can happen and that the management did make sure that the meals were cooked correctly on the second attempt, but additional training may need to be done, such as making sure that you clean out the pan prior to making a GF dish.

  • Chipotle

    3 starsJune 09, 2014

    11720 Medlock Bridge Rd., Duluth, GA 30097

    For whatever reason the food just seems average when compared to the other Chipotles I frequent. The staff is accommodating when I ask for them to change gloves when alerting them as to having issues with gluten. This is a great option when looking for a cheap and safer gluten free option in the John's Creek area.

  • Kitchen of Atlanta

    3 starsJune 09, 2014

    11030 Medlock Bridge Road #240, Johns Creek, GA 30097

    So this place really isn't GF. They were able to accommodate their burgers to be gf by removing the bun and some of the sauces. If you are a lover of protein, the Bacon & Egg burger would be right up your alley.

  • Fresh to Order

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    10900 Medlock Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097

    If your looking for a quick and healthy lunch option, Fresh to Order hits the spot. The quality of food is fresh as the name implies, and the price is right. The best thing about F2O is that they have a nice selection of gluten free items, and they have a separate menu that points out which items on their regular menu can be made gf. I also appreciated the fact that they note this specifically on the order and were aware when I asked them that the cooks need to change their gloves prior to making my food to avoid an cross contamination.

  • Good Grub Subs

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    5905 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004

    Good Grub Subs was an excellent find. It was nice to find a place in which I could go into a place and order a meal like a regular person and not be overly paranoid about how my food was made. The bread that they use is an Udi's sub which tastes pretty decent for gf. I love the fact that they have a separate prepping station and utensils to reduce cross contamination. They also were well versed in gf handling in that they already knew to not only change their gloves, but wash their hands as well prior to making my meal. They also labeled which chips contained gluten and offered GF cookies as well.

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise

    3 starsJune 09, 2014

    9770 Crosspoint Blvd, Fishers, IN 46256

    They have a separate GF menu which has GF buns; they are GiG trained; and they have a dedicated fryer, so I can eat fries. The server and food is generally pretty good. I am not a fan of the GF buns in general, so I normally just get the burger without the bun.

  • Chipotle

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    4625 E. 96th St., Indianapolis, IN 46240

    The menu is simple and straight to the point. The staff is good about changing their gloves when I alert them to my inability to consume gluten.

  • Jasmine Thai

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    4825 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

    They were able to make a gluten free variation of Pad Thai, and the portion was pretty larger for the price and pretty good. The Tom Kha Thale soup was good as well. The staff can recommend other gf food as well

  • A2Z Italian Cafe

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    4705 E 96th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

    While they didn't have a Gluten Free menu specifically, their omelet menu alone provided a huge variety of options compared to other breakfast joints.

  • Kabob Korner

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    6066 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    The menu is really simple, but at the same time they have a lot of options to choose from, especially for those who have never tried this type of food before. Hey, there are even pictures on the wall and they are very friendly and will help you if you have any questions. Like most restaurants, there is no gluten free menu; however, you can pretty much get most items on the menu, with the exception of the lamb, bread, and baklava. I usually opt for the top sirloin kabob which came with basmati rice sans pita bread, and yogurt sauce, but sadly sans pita bread. The one thing to possibly wary about is cross contamination. Like many restaurants, it is a share cooking area, thus there is a possibility of CC, especially on the grill. I have yet to have a reaction here.

  • Trader Joe's

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    5473 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Trade Joe's is my go to place for Gluten Free and Soy based products. The quality and prices can't be beat compared to other big box stores. The selection in terms of GF may seem limited to some, but the fact that I can just walk in a pickup an item that I can actually eat. Plus, if you are sure if something is gluten free or vegan, the item is clearly marked by a sign and the staff is always friendly and happy to help. Just double check the labels on the chips though. It may be marked GF, but lists that is was made on the same processing machine as non-GF goods.

  • Cafe Patachou

    3 starsJune 09, 2014

    8697 River Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46240

    I am at odds with Patachou. The restaurant has a hip and modern vibe. They use fresh ingredients and have a decent menu, but it just doesn't thrill me, the prices seem a little high, and the food is just OK. Like many restaurants, Patachou isn't gluten free, but they do offer some items on the menu that can be accommodated, such as the omelets, salads, and sandwiches. They do offer Udi's bread, for a $1.50 up charge, but they don't have a separate toaster for the bread. I have gotten sick here as a result of CC.

  • See's Candies

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

    One of the best things about See's is that many of their candies are gluten free, so much so, on their allergen list, they list the candies that either contain gluten or are made in the same location that makes candies that contain gluten and not the ones that you can eat.

  • P.F. Chang's

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    8601 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

    This Chang's always seems to be busy, especially during the weekends, so it is highly recommended to make reservations. This is by far one of my favorite chain restaurants because when you go to any Chang's, the food almost always tastes the same. One of the best things about this place is that they are very gluten free friendly, and they go out of the way to make sure that there is as little cross contamination as possible. Even the plates are different shapes and the sauces come out in different colored bowls. There is a wide variety of gluten free options, and there is no up charge for it. The service is generally fast and friendly.

  • Maggiano's

    4 starsJune 09, 2014

    3550 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46240-2424

    I like Magginao's because it is a great option for gluten free pasta, which is penne. I do like that Maggiano's has one of its chefs come out to the table to take your order and discuss the menu with you if it is needed. This is done with any food allergies. Just make sure you make your server aware. The amount of food, especially pasta, is enough for two meals, thus left overs might normally accompany you home. One of my go to dishes is the Chef KB's Lobster Carbonara. You do get a lot of lobster with this dish. Is it the best lobster that you can every have, no, but it accompanies the pasta well. While it isn't the best GF pasta, it isn't by far the worst I've ever had.

  • Bonefish Grill

    4 starsJune 08, 2014

    4501 East 82nd Street, Indianapolis ,IN 46250

    Bonefishis by far one of my favorite Gluten Free friendly chain restaurants.Their GF menu has a nice selection to choose from; even a dessert option. If they could make their Bang-Bang Shrimp GF, I would be beyond ecstatic.

  • Harry & Izzy's

    3 starsJune 08, 2014

    7800 Col H Weir Cook Mem Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46241

    The menu is abbreviated from the full restaurants offerings. They do however have their staple shrimp cocktail. The prices are pretty reasonable considering the fact it's an airport. One of the best items on the menu is their sliders, specifically the filet. With a $5 price tag, it provides a great value for a quick snack/meal)order at least 2 for this). I enjoy the fact that the slide can be made gluten free by removing the bun.

  • Napolese

    4 starsJune 08, 2014

    114 East 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205

    Napolese is a Patachou restaurant that uses local farm products, and thus, you get some of the freshest ingredients. One of the best things about Napolese is that they offer gluten free options, including the pizza dough. This is by far some of the best gluten free pizza that I have had in a while. It tasted so heavenly; I forgot that it was gluten free. Being nervous about cross contamination, due to the pizza being cooked via woodstone oven, I was happy to learn that the pizza was cooked in a pan and marked with a tooth pick that had the Swiss Flag on it to signify that it was gluten free. One of the downsides to this location is the seating, as it is pretty tight.

  • Greek Islands

    5 starsJune 08, 2014

    906 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

    One of the biggest pluses is that they have a separate Gluten Free menu and the staff went to extra lengths to make sure there was as little chance of cross contamination as possible. As with any restaurants, you have to have one of their popular dishes, and the Saganaki was it. Plus, it provided a mini show. The Chicken Souvlaki was good. It was almost two much food. The Gyros and the lamb chops looked excellent. I only wish that they didn't have flour and I could enjoy the taste of the dishes. I would recommend making reservations on Saturday night. This isn't your large chain restaurant, so they don't have as many tables as say a Bob Even's. I would also double check if the Colts are in town because of their proximity to Lucas Oil Stadium, traffic could be an issue.

  • High Velocity

    3 starsJune 08, 2014

    10 South West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    While they do have gluten free buns for burgers, I tend not to like them. The bread has a bland taste, even more than most gluten free bread to me. Also, it seemed to fall apart when the burger juices started to soak into it. The fish tacos are pretty hit and miss. Some times they are great, others not so much. Overall the service is friendly and helpful. The restaurant tends to get busy depending upon what convention is in town and on Friday and Saturday night games.

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory

    3 starsJune 08, 2014

    210 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225

    So I tend to avoid Italian restaurants like the plague because of the usually lacking options that I am provides. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the Spaghetti Factory offered a gluten free menu, which included not only pasta, but Italian sausage as well. The prices were pretty decent. The meal include salad, bread for the carb lovers, and a choice of spumoni or vanilla ice cream for dessert. The service was good. I do have to give the server props for noticing that there was a blue cheese crumble in my salad and got me a new one prior to serving it.

  • P.F. Chang's

    3 starsJune 08, 2014

    49 West Maryland Street #226, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    For some reason, this P.F. Chang's is extremely hit and miss. Over the course of the years that I've been here, the food just doesn't seem to come out the same. Yes, P.F. Chang's is a chain, and as such, you should expect the same quality and taste as if you are eating the same dish in any other P.F. Chang's. For whatever reason one time the food will taste excellent and then the next time the same exact dish will just taste off, the meat isn't cooked right, there isn't enough sauce, etc. I do appreciate that they label the plates, rounded with a black line and says PF Chang's, and sauces, red, from the regular food. There is a nice GF selection. The staff is nice and friendly and the service is generally quick. One thing that I would caution is that if there is anything going on downtown or it is a hopping Friday or Saturday night, reservations are a good idea as you might find yourself waiting a while for a table.

  • Indianapolis Colts Grille

    3 starsJune 08, 2014

    110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

    I was pleasantly surprised that they offered a gluten free menu, and that they made the food in a separate area using separate equipment. The food itself was good. The salsa used for the chips was surprisingly spicy and had a nice kick to them. The super stuffed cheese burger was pretty good, especially the bun. For a gluten free bun, it was definitely one of the most flavorful that I've had in a while, and it wasn't Udi's.