• Drunken Poet Cafe

    1 starsJuly 30, 2014

    1572 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236

    We love this place in the past, but going back since being diagnosed was a gluten nightmare. Our waiter barely spoke English and seemed confused about what gluten even was. But she assured us the chef could use gf soy sauce and pointed out menu items that were safe....we got tofu pad thai and a couple types of sushi. When it arrived the tofu had been deep fried in shared fryers and tossed all in the noodles, and the sushi was topped with crumbled tempura. Seriously? When I told her about the tofu, she didn't even apologize, just brought some steamed tofu. At the end of the meal she asked us if we felt sick or not to "see if she did ok." Wow. Never again.

  • Beckham's on the Trail

    5 starsJuly 25, 2014

    6727 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231

    Dedicated GF area and fryers! Had the gf beer-battered fish n chips, which was excellent. Have also tried their burgers and deserts. Pretty great and the staff is very knowledgable and accommodating.

  • Five Guys

    4 starsJuly 25, 2014

    8447 Cooper Creek Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34201

    Tell them you're gluten-free and the whole line changes gloves. Had a delicious, juicy bunless bacon cheeseburger with a giant bag of fries. A splurge for sure but hits the spot. Although we did have queasy stomachs after...I blame it on all the grease.

  • Le Macaron

    4 starsJuly 25, 2014

    382 Saint Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL 34236

    Delicious! The macarons are gluten free, but shipped from Paris and sitting next to croissants and other glutinous desserts, so there's not a 100% guarantee of no contamination. But as far as taste...I'm addicted. Lemon and hazelnut are by far the best. I took off a star because at our last trip, the macarons were dry and crumbly...still tasty, but not what you'd expect at $2 a pop.

  • Retrobaked

    5 starsJuly 25, 2014

    933 12th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205

    Really amazing, 100% gluten-free and you can't even tell! All kinds of unique cupcake flavors, brownies and other sweets that are actually all vegan as well. They are not open everyday though, only for the Artwalks (they're in the village of the arts), but they do custom orders the rest of the time. We look forward to visiting each month. So many choices and such a cute shop!