942 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
One option for gluten-free meatballs (Spicy Pork) and several options for gluten-free sides. The risotto is absolutely fantastic!
620 N Campbell Station Rd, Knoxville, TN 37934
The entire bakery/store is gf so it is completely safe against xcon. Many yummy options to choose from. Tried the delish chicken salad, and an assortment of scones (savory and sweet), along with a few other things for our trip. Be ready for the sticker shock as almost nothing seems to be priced until it's rung up.
2902 Hardy Street #10, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Driving through the area on our vacation, we decided to stop here and try them for lunch. Boy, what a treat! The arepas were wonderful! That's their main gf item - a Venezuelan sandwich bread that is shaped like a round fluffy patty, made from white corn, sliced long ways and stuffed with all sorts of yummy options. To top off your meal, make sure to try some of their coffee. It is the smoothest, most flavorful coffee and espresso we've had in a long time. The owners are from Venezuela and are pretty knowledgeable about the gluten free process. They have a dedicated area for making the arepas and we left feeling great with no indicators for even a smidge of xcon. This was a great experience and we would recommend them highly as a safe and yummy option whether you live locally or are just driving through.
6025 Highway Boulevard, Katy, TX 77494
This is a new restaurant to the gf community. They do not have a dedicated gf menu but do have a very gf friendly menu and kitchen. Basic bbq items are completely safe. All the meats, including their sausage, is to die for. Their beef ribs are yummy and our toddler even asks for them. The fries are not safe since they are cooked in a shared fryer. We called ahead of time and talked to a manager about their menu items. When we arrived, they offered to take us on a tour of the kitchens, showed ingredients down to the food service packaging, and personally guided the serving staff about changing gloves and making sure to leave off the automatic bread slices. Overall, we've felt very comfortable about eating here. We've eaten here about 3-4 times now and have not yet had a xcon issue. Oh, and their creamed corn is to die for! (if you need a take home container and don't feel comfortable taking from the stack in the dining area, you can always ask for one from an unopened package)
27110 Cinco Ranch Boulevard #200, Katy, TX 77494
Haven't tried them yet but am going to take the kids there today for lunch. Will update my review afterward.
2120 South Hwy. 6, Houston, TX 77077
We were sorely disappointed in our experience at this location. They didn't have any gf menus available (had to go print one off in the back manager's office) and none of the staff, *including* the manager, really understood what the gf menu entailed or how to feed a patron gf. His party line was that couldn't ensure that it'd be totally safe for us. We'd had a tremendously fantastic experience at the restaurant in Galveston but this one left us completely nervous. I don't think we'll be going back even though none of us got sick from xcon. It was far too stressful worrying whether the kitchen staff understood what they were doing, whether the wait staff, hostess staff, or manager, really knew about the feature that their corporate office chose to roll out. Completely scary. We'll be approaching the corporate office with our feedback about this because obviously there's a fail in the training from the top down. If it hadn't been for the kitchen's inherent cooking procedures, we would have also gotten sick.
1523 S Mason Rd, Katy, TX 77450
They do have many items that are designated "gluten free" but it is inaccurate. since all items are prepared on a shared kitchen. This might be fine for someone who chooses to eliminate gluten but it isn't for those of us who are strongly reactive.
10465 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77042
Gluten free buns are available for a slight extra charge. Staff and management is familiar with gluten-free options and the fries are done in a separate, dedicated fryer. Managers supervise all gluten-free orders to make sure that proper precautions are taken. I eat here often and have *never* had any issue whatsoever. One suggestion ... ask that the gluten-free bun is extra toasted. While the buns have a good flavor (and are also available for sale if you want to take some home!), they do tend to fall apart of they aren't well-toasted.
703 W Grand Pkwy, Katy, TX 77450
We stopped in at this location late on a Sunday night because we saw that they had a gf menu. Apparently, this location is NOT gf. They do NOT have a gf menu, their manager kept saying over and over again that they couldn't guarantee anything. We asked if they could try to make our dinner gf and the manager just kept sticking to his line that they couldn't guarantee it. We walked out without eating there. The 2 star rating reflects our experience of not eating there. Wish it could have been better.