GFMom Chicago

Reviews


  • Country House

    4 starsApril 13, 2014

    241 55th St, Clarendon Hills, IL 60514

    Very limited gf options BUT....Has a great burgers on gf buns. No gf french fries though, FYI. Also, long waits on wknds (Friday-Sunday and there are peanuts/peanut shells everywhere for those with peanut allergies.

  • Puccini's Smiling Teeth

    5 starsJune 22, 2013

    3191 Beaumont Centre Cir, Lexington, KY 40513

    Ate dinner here last night - excellent GF menu. Love that it is a separate menu and not just "ask our server about GF options" that we see at other places. The GF pizza crust was very thin and crispy. We prefer this style to the thicker GF crusts out there. We ordered the Sweet lil' Razorback which is pepperoni, sausage, bacon, basil, garlic and cheese. It was great. Was cooked in a separate disposable pan to prevent cross contam. Service was very good. They poured big glasses of wine which was great after a day of cross country driving with 3 small kids in a suburban. We have to plot out all our travel meals during these drives and we made a special trip to this location bc of what they offered - we were not disappointed and my 9 yr old who has celiac was in pizza heaven. Btw, this is a corner store of a strip mall so its not glamorous but has outdoor & indoor seating and works out just fine since they delivered on the GF food experience.

  • Egg Harbor Cafe

    5 starsJanuary 18, 2013

    777 N York Rd, Hinsdale, IL 60521

    Fantastic GF options for my 10 yr old boy. There is also usually a small " specials" menu in addition to their regular gluten free menu. That's where we found a GF French toast with eggs special. Staff is aware of GF needs. We feel very good about dining here.

  • Nordstrom Cafe

    2 starsDecember 31, 2012

    10 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    While they list GF pasta on their menu and cook it separately, they are not prepared to do it. My son's pasta came out 10 minutes after everyone else's food- plus it was missing the sauce we ordered and was still partially frozen!! I was really frustrated. The manager gave my son a free GF brownie which was pretty tasty. I told the manager that we really enjoyed going there before the celiac diagnosis and how hard it is to find knowledgeable restaurants and that we would like them the consider rethinking their approach and make GF options more of a priority. We were refunded for my son's meal but its going to be awhile before we go back.

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise

    5 starsJuly 06, 2012

    2970 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    We have had really good experiences at this downers grove location. The GF menu is expansive and the servers consistently demonstrate good understanding of GF practices.

  • OMG...IT'S GLUTEN FREE! cafe

    3 starsJune 28, 2012

    19810 S Harlem Ave, Frankfort, IL 60423

    Bottom line: Food: 4.5/5stars, Ambiance: 1/5 stars, Service: 2/5 stars. Would buy their products at our local store but won't return to their specific location. Details: food was good but expensive. We had chicken fingers, pizza, bread and corn dogs then samples of cookies (delicious). Cafe part is very UNinviting- like an afterthought. No one was there but us and I probably won't make the 45 minute trip to dine in again. It was basically a counter, a cooler and 3 small 4-person tables. They really shouldn't advertise it as a cafe/bakery bc that creates certain expectations when someone is coming for that type of experience. The OMG brand is available in some of our local stores so that will have to suffice. Lastly, I was a little put off by the counter person. We when walked in, we were not greeted but looked over a bit like we were an interruption or an inconvenience. She ended up being generally nice, not super helpful though and I probably wouldn't have her be the business's representative that customers first interact with.

  • Lucca's Pizzeria and Ristorante

    5 starsMay 31, 2012

    108 W Burlington Ave, La Grange, IL 60525

    Very small, charming restaurant in downtown LaGrange. Only two dedicated GF items on menu which were penne pasta and pizza. 9 year old GF son had the pasta with marinara and it was excellent. Texture, taste and appearance were perfect. He couldn't stop eating it bc he liked it so much. They serve regular bread on the table so next time we will bring our own bread or appetizers for him to munch while others eat the regular bread. We will definitely go back.

  • Weber Grill

    3 starsMay 25, 2012

    2331 Fountain Square Dr, Lombard, IL 60148

    Took our 9 year old GF son here. They have a large GF menu. We ordered/shared the shrimp cocktail, baked onion soup, baked potato and hamburger from the GF menu. My son gives the shrimp cocktail 4 stars, onion soup 4 stars, baked potato 5 stars but the cheeseburger was 1 star bc the bread was super annoyingly crumbly (like a dried out corn biscuit). He said the burger did not taste good with the bun. A better bun would have made a huge difference. Service was good and they were attentive to our GF needs. My son said he might want to go back but it's not definite.

  • Marcello's

    3 starsMay 19, 2012

    2475 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

    Overall ok. Items to note; restaurant is actually called Father & Son at the Milwaukee street location, not Marcello's. Gluten free items are listed right on the main menu and the staff appeared familiar with GF needs. Service was SLOW and some items ordered were forgotten but they were nice overall. They have GF pasta and pizza. We ordered the GF pasta and found it a bit bland but marinara made it much better. Our gluten eaters had their regular pizza which was ok- not great.