cali99girl

Reviews


  • The Liberty Tavern

    5 starsOctober 03, 2014

    3195 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

    Friends were going here, and since I didn't pick the place, I assumed id have nothing to eat. Wrong! The staff was AMAZING. Waitress couldn't eat gluten either, and when I brought up my many other allergies she brought the chef and he walked me through everything, and was willing to make substitutions for anything he could. I wasn't too hungry but now I want to come back just for the service and their ability to accommodate allergies. I would also like to say that they handled the conversation with me in a subtle and inconspicuous way- it's really underestimated how much this helps as I hate having to make a big deal about my food issues. Definitely want to come back and have dinner (was here for happy hour)

  • Silver Diner

    4 starsAugust 15, 2014

    12250 Fair Lakes Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22033

    Gluten free, as well as vegan and vegetarian, is marked on menu. Friendly service- not always knowledgeable but most servers are happy to ask. Portabella pesto pasta, summer citrus salad and pesto burger with Udi's bun are all delicious. Also have gf bread for toast, pancakes, etc.

  • Chupacabra Latin Kitchen & Taqueria

    2 starsAugust 15, 2014

    822 H Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002

    Food was not very authentic, meat was dry. Service wasn't great either. They do have dairy and gluten free items marked on the menu- I guess if you're stuck in the area it could do in a pinch. Tacos are big.

  • Phillips Seafood

    4 starsAugust 10, 2014

    601 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

    Phillips has a great gf menu, and pretty much all of it can be made dairy free too. I had the broiled seafood platter and a shrimp cocktail. Especially liked the platter- I had never had crab cakes before. Also they can make mango frozen margaritas dairy free, and they were delicious. Yummy food, knowledgeable management and servers and bonus points for the outdoor dining in a great weather.

  • Red Robin

    3 starsAugust 10, 2014

    8200 Perry Hall Blvd #2425, A, Baltimore, MD 21236

    I've been twice and both times got grilled turkey burger with gf bun and sweet potato fries (also dairy free). The binder with allergy menus broken down by allergy is nice. Second time they brought us regular buns and I had to let them know- good thing I had been before and knew what the gf buns looked like! Not thrilled with that, but the burgers were yummy both times and make me feel "normal" eating out, so I would come back. Just hopefully they'll get the order right.

  • Legal Sea Foods

    4 starsAugust 10, 2014

    704 7th Street. N.W., Washington, DC 20001

    While they were very accommodating of both our dairy and gluten intolerances, the food was overpriced for what we got and the taste was average. It was really great to have fried calamari and fried shrimp since I never get those, but the taste was pretty dry. They also did not mention the dinner rolls-- that would have really made my hubby happy to have. All in all, safe eating but I won't be returning.

  • Jines Restaurant

    4 starsAugust 09, 2014

    658 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

    Just got takeout, but the manager was very accommodating and knowledgeable. Didn't seem to have a gf menu, but he did say they have gf bread. I would probably come back to eat a sit down meal based on this experience.

  • The King and I

    4 starsAugust 09, 2014

    1455 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623

    I don't have celiac, just moderate gluten sensitivity. But I also can't eat dairy, soy, fish or peanuts. The host here was very helpful, and assured me multiple times that he would make sure the dish came out right, even substituting a sweet sauce instead of peanut sauce. The food was pretty good- chicken pad Thai and chicken satay. Fresh, and came out quickly. No negative reactions, so even though I'm usually too nervous to eat Thai, I think they did a good job with making my food safe. Very friendly people too.

  • La Sandia Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar

    4 starsAugust 08, 2014

    7852 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102

    First, this place has an extensive list of items that are already or can be modified to be gluten or dairy free or vegan or vegetarian. The service was great; the server answered so many questions and she was great with substitutions. Food was good, not great; but considering how many allergy friendly options we had and the great service I would come back. Get the agua fresca de sandia (watermelon)!

  • Basil Thai

    2 starsJune 25, 2014

    1175 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Food wasn't bad but the servers did not seem knowledgeable and it was hard to communicate with them. Did not feel confident about ingredients. Went during lunch so that may have been the difference.

  • Anthony's Dandelion Deli

    5 starsJune 19, 2014

    1170 S Wells Ave, Reno, NV 89502

    Stopped by to get gluten free dairy free breakfast treats- we got vegan gf carrot cake and vegan gf banana nut muffins. They were AMAZING!! Carrot cake was so soft and the icing was delicious. Banana nut muffins were one of the best I've ever had, including those with gluten and dairy. This is a great place to take people who aren't restricted to gf food because they will like it too. They had plenty of gf and vegan lunch options like sandwiches, salads and soups. I saw that their vegan cheese is tofutti brand, wish they used daiya. Great service too!

  • Pearl Oyster Bar

    4 starsJune 19, 2014

    2714 Lymbery Street, Reno, NV 89509

    This place has great seafood and great service. Giving four stars because their options are limited but they were knowledgeable and accommodated multiple allergies. Had prawn scampi and a margarita, yum! They also have pan roasts (sounded liked seafood stews), salads, and oysters.

  • Mariposa Bakeshop & Cafe

    5 starsJune 15, 2014

    5427 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

    This bakery has everything! I can't eat dairy soy or gluten and I had so many options! Had a bagel and a Danish and both were delicious, also got a vanilla strawberry cake which was good, too. The bagel and Danish were so close to the "real" thing! You have to go to this place. They also had focaccia, challah, muffins, etc.

  • Picante

    4 starsJune 15, 2014

    1328 6th St, Berkeley, CA 94710

    Gluten free is well marked on menu and they were able to answer questions I had about dairy and soy knowledgeably over the phone, which was great. Pork tamales were delicious, not the best I've had but still really good. Got takeout but seemed like a lively atmosphere inside. Can't wait to go back and try more options.

  • Tuba Authentic Turkish Restaurant

    5 starsJune 15, 2014

    1007 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    The service was amazing, everyone was very nice. The waiter knew the ingredients well and I was able to find many options which were also dairy and soy free-- gluten free is clearly marked on the menu. Adana kebab was so delicious, very fresh and a little spice to it. Even the rice was delicious. Dolmas were also good. Best Turkish restaurant I've been to and I've been to a lot!

  • Jules Thin Crust Pizza

    5 starsJune 07, 2014

    5804 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

    The pizza was so so delicious. I had pepperoni pizza with daiya cheese, which was soy/dairy/gluten free. Thin crust was just the right balance of chewy and crunchy and had great flavor (has eggs FYI). Pepperoni was also delicious! Also have dairy/soy/gluten free cupcakes for dessert which were really good. I want to go back tomorrow!!

  • City Cafe

    3 starsMay 22, 2014

    1001 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

    This review is for breakfast. Decent food, could accommodate dairy free. Didn't have gf bread to sub for toast. Good place for a fairly quick breakfast if you're in the area.

  • Sweet 27 Gluten Free Bakery and Cafe

    5 starsMay 22, 2014

    123 W 27th St, Baltimore, MD 21218

    I have now been here a record number of times. Love the gluten free dairy free pizza, especially the white pizza and shrimp pizza. The cupcakes are amazing, especially piña colada and German chocolate. A lot of choices and good price (2.85). Recently they updated their menu and the mango BBQ chicken is so good- it's similar to sweet and sour chicken but with a mango sauce. And the latest reason I love this place is that I needed a DFGF cake last minute and they had a cookies and cream cake which tasted SO good and all my family that can eat gluten and dairy couldn't tell the difference and all had seconds. Also pretty much everything on menu is ok for soy allergies, their chocolate has soy lecithin and that's basically it.

  • Miss Shirley's Cafe

    5 starsMarch 01, 2014

    513 West Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21210

    Number one I loved the customer service of Miss Shirley's-- they bring a manager to talk to you if you mention you have allergies and when I called first before coming they were very accommodating and reassuring that I would have many options to eat. I got the GF pancakes which are also DAIRY FREE. So excited about that. Delicious, I got them with blueberries. They also have Gf bread for sandwiches they said. Love that I can go out to eat with my non-gfdf friends and still eat happily and safely. It is a little expensive but it's worth it for a treat.

  • P.F. Chang's

    4 starsFebruary 19, 2014

    600 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

    There aren't many options for gluten free dairy free- but the fact that they print out a list of the items that I can eat bets any other main stream restaurant for ease of ordering and feeling safe about what I'm eating. Plus their GF better lemon chicken is SO GOOD. It's satisfying like the takeout I used to get as a treat back in my gluten-eating days. Egg drop soup was good, too. Auntie changs frappe was really good to- just got w/o whipped cream. Also good customer service.

  • Root Down

    4 starsJanuary 15, 2014

    8500 Peña Boulevard, Jeppesen Terminal, Denver, CO 80249

    Stopped by here on a layover-- can't believe I could find quality food like this at an airport! I think this was in C terminal. Got the diver scallops. I told them I was also dairy free and they came up with an alternative sauce and were very professional and accommodating about it. Scallops were delicious-- salty and fresh and perfectly cooked (medium). Plantain hash was delicious. Only 4 stars because I wish there were more items that could be dairy free and gluten free-- but then again this location has a smaller selection because its in an airport.

  • Piazza D'Angelo

    4 starsJanuary 14, 2014

    22 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

    They have a small gf menu. Ordered the penne bolognese dairy free and the gf baguette (no pesto to dip the bread in since it has cheese but I did have olive oil). Penne tasted fresh and sauce was very good. Also had the mixed berry sorbet-- it was okay. Wish there were more gf and dairy free options but since the pasta was delicious I would come back. If you're not dairy free, they have gf pizza which sounded good.

  • Tivoli Caffe

    5 starsJanuary 14, 2014

    2554 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

    This place was amazing. Family owned and the dad, George, was super friendly and talkative in a really nice and comforting way. Very accommodating of special requests. Got gluten free pizza with daiya cheese, and a soy latte with a gfdf cupcake for dessert. Really good-- slightly expensive but worth it for great customer service and great food. Crust had great flavor, loved the sauce and they knew how to cook the daiya cheese just right. The owners son, daughter and wife all have celiac or gluten intolerance and he was very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Good selection of toppings too. Definitely have to try this place!!

  • Lotus Cuisine of India

    5 starsJanuary 05, 2014

    704 Fourth St., San Rafael, CA 94901

    I ordered takeout and even though they were busy they took the time to find someone to call me back to go over the gluten free and dairy free options. Great customer service made even better by the delicious food- dairy free saag aloo, gluten free dairy free naan and chicken pakora. Naan was amazing, and saag. Pakora didn't quite taste fresh but would've been good fresh out of the fryer. I used to go to lotus pre going gluten/dairy free and am glad their new options didn't disappoint.

  • Brick Oven Pizza

    3 starsJanuary 05, 2014

    800 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231

    This place gets points for having both dairy free and gluten free pizza. But having tried many other superior gfdf pizzas since then, this place doesn't really live up to its competitors. Crust was soft, almost soggy and the soy cheeze they use lacks flavor. It could do in a pinch, though, and the service was friendly.

  • Flour Craft Bakery

    3 starsJanuary 04, 2014

    702 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, California 94960

    I was disappointed. Only 4 options for dairy free baked items. I had a banana berry muffin, which was good but not great. Focaccia was really good, had that soft chewy texture that i miss from regular bread but was $8 so it would only be a treat every once and a while. Wish they had more selection.

  • Avatars

    5 starsJanuary 03, 2014

    2656 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

    I've been going to Avatars for years, but hadnt been since going gluten free dairy free. In short, this place is amazing! Food was excellent. Had gfdf samosas and crab enchiladas. The flavor was delicious. Samosas weren't quite as good as the regular ones, but were better with extra tamarind on top. I want to go back tomorrow for the crab enchiladas!!! their customer service is just the best, and they seem genuinely excited to create allergy-free dishes, and are knowledgeable about what ingredients can/can't be used, at least to me.

  • zpizza

    4 starsDecember 31, 2013

    3600 Warren Way, Reno, NV 89509

    Great that there are gluten free dairy free pizza options. About 20 a 14inch pizza. However, they needed to bake the crust before adding toppings a little more, it wasn't crusty enough. And they should use cheddar daiya- it has a better taste. Overall though I recommend it.