About Me

Father of a daughter with celiac disease and another daughter who is gluten intolerant and allergic to nuts and seeds


  • Eb & Bean Local Organic Frozen Yogurt

    5 starsJuly 19, 2015

    1425 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232

    Great organic GMO-free frozen yogurt. I'd steer away from the toppings if you're worried about cross contamination but the yogurt by itself is very good.

  • Trumpeter Public House

    5 starsJuly 11, 2015

    416 Myrtle St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

    Excellent food and no problems for my daughter with celiac and the rest of us gluten intolerants. The crab cakes were some of the best things I've eaten in years. We live 4-5 hours south but will be looking for excuses to be back. Absolutely worth a drive if you're anywhere near.

  • Squeeze In Restaurant & Deck

    3 starsJune 23, 2015

    423 West Main Street, John Day, OR 97845

    Gluten free menu. Owner has a family member with celiac. NOT a dedicated fryer though. They have GF bread, buns and use GF Bisquick for pancakes. My daughter with celiac was OK after but make sure the staff is taking it seriously. We had two people helping us and one was more focused and aware of cross contamination issues than the other.

  • Red Iguana 2

    4 starsJune 23, 2015

    736 North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

    GF items marked on menu. Excellent mole sauce (careful some versions are not GF). Try the sampler which is not on the menu but they were happy to do just a small spoonful of each GF mole. Then choose your favorite. Celiacs will have to judge for themselves but for those a bit less worried about cross contamination they seemed very aware and accommodating.

  • Whole Foods

    4 starsJune 22, 2015

    1131 E. Wilmington Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84106

    Lots of packaged options but cafe staff seemed very knowledgable too. For celiacs, packaged stuff is great. You'll have to make your own judgment on the cafe.

  • Cruise In Country Diner

    5 starsMay 08, 2015

    9785 Southwest River Road, Hillsboro, OR 97123

    Another great burger and one of the best ciders I've ever had. Dedicated fryer and they're very careful. They're also happy to show you ingredients of pretty much anything they serve.

  • Scion Restaurant

    4 starsMay 03, 2015

    2100 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037

    Best pork chop I think I've ever had. I didn't give 5 stars just because they seemed a little less certain about gluten free options and cross contamination than I expected. Everything worked out just fine though and excellent food. They also had a few cider options.

  • DesiPDX

    4 starsMay 01, 2015

    1477 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

    Great Indian-inspired food.All gluten free though they say some spices are processed in a facility with gluten. So good for everyone except very sensitive.

  • Sugardoodle's

    5 starsMay 01, 2015

    1477 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

    Just opened, free of grains, gluten, eggs, dairy, and soy. Banana-based ice cream and also grain-free donuts with different toppings. Very yummy.

  • Trout Pub

    4 starsMarch 08, 2015

    39333 Proctor Boulevard, Sandy, OR 97055

    Haven't been there yet, but Owner says they have dedicated fryer to avoid cross-contamination. gF fish and chips and GF onion rings. Also GF clam chowder and GF buns.

  • Chipotle

    3 starsJanuary 11, 2015

    9120 SW Hall Blvd., Unit D, Beaverton, OR 97223

    Good tasting, simple and fresh. I thought the carnitas and the guacamole were very good. Great for low-gluten lifestyle eaters. In my opinion, NOT for high sensitive or celiac. As soon as I mentioned "no gluten" they washed hands and changed gloves and were very aware of the few things that have gluten. However, the utensils are all the same and the opening of the bag for corn tortillas brushed against the pile of flour tortillas as they were getting out the food.

  • Zunzi's

    3 starsDecember 30, 2014

    108 E York St, Savannah, GA 31401

    This location is Zunzi's Express, a hole in the wall sandwich shop. The sandwiches look great but they don't have a separate prep area. They offered to heat the sandwich on a new clean pan so they pay some attention but I would NOT eat here if I were highly sensitive or had celiac. We didn't end up eating here because my daughter has celiac.

  • Epic Food Co

    4 starsDecember 25, 2014

    1113 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC, United States

    Almost all gluten free (but be clear when ordering). Bison meatballs were OK but I don't like beef all that much either. Sides were great. Fried chicken a little thin on "breading" but tasted good and perfectly cooked. My daughter with celiac ate there and had no problems.

  • Ruggles Green

    4 starsOctober 11, 2014

    2311 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX 77098

    Very good GF options and really good carrot cake. Fries are in a dedicated fryer. Given the care they took I would probably bring my daughter with celiac. As always ask a lot of questions.

  • Phoenicia Specialty Foods

    3 starsOctober 11, 2014

    1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010

    GF options in store (eg udi's buns). Did not get a chance to try their cafe or bar.

  • Mia Bella Trattoria

    4 starsOctober 11, 2014

    1201 San Jacinto St #161, Houston, TX 77002

    Nothing amazing but quite good. GF clearly marked. Pretty affordable at brunch anyway.

  • The Bulldog Downtown

    4 starsSeptember 24, 2014

    1111 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

    GF menu. Several ciders and a local GF beer in cans (though they were sold out when I was there). Very good bison burger. Fryer is NOT dedicated. I felt safe enough but would not go if I had celiac.

  • Burning Brothers Brewing

    4 starsSeptember 21, 2014

    1750 W Thomas Ave, St Paul, MN 55104

    I haven't been yet, but it's a dedicated brewery and the master brewer has celiac.

  • Bushwhacker Cider

    5 starsAugust 21, 2014

    1212 D Southeast Powell Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202

    If you even think you *might* like cider, this is the place to go.

  • Fifty Licks

    5 starsAugust 21, 2014

    2021 Southeast Clinton Street #101, Portland, Oregon 97202

    Excellent and no line on a warm early Thursday evening. Always ask because they aren't exclusively GF but there we no gluteny flavors when I was there and they seem very careful. Plus they always have GF waffle cones.

  • Khao San

    3 starsAugust 19, 2014

    1435 Northwest Flanders Street, Portland, OR 97209

    Haven't been there yet but from Gluten Free Portland Facebook post: Just spoke to the restaurant today. All items but 2 on the dinner menu are gluten-free, and all but 3 items on the lunch menu are gluten-free. "We are an extremely gluten-free friendly restaurant" is what Dave said to me today.

  • Bridgewater Bistro

    4 starsJuly 13, 2014

    20 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103

    Great for lunch. Everything we had was good and they were very careful with gluten free. They also had cider on tap and bonus points for offering Happy Camper brand bread. Owner has celiac. I posted on this place a few years ago and didn't have such a great experience. But this was a good experience. My daughter with celiac was just fine.

  • Hot Mama's Wings

    4 starsJuly 13, 2014

    420 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401

    Great wings. They are not a GF facility but they do have a separate prep area and very careful. My daughter with celiac and the rest of us who are gluten intolerant were all just fine.

  • Eats & Treats Cafe

    5 starsJuly 13, 2014

    1644 Main Street, Philomath, OR 97370

    Excellent. Great BBQ and pretty much everything else. Full and varied menu for lunch and dinner. Lots of really good treats as well. They are a fully gluten free facility. They don't even let people being in their own drinks or anything. The whole family of owners are gluten intolerant. It's out of the way for use but definitely worth the trip!

  • Allann Bros. Coffee

    4 starsJuly 13, 2014

    1852 Fescue St SE, Albany, OR 97322

    Allen Bros. Beanery has good coffee and some gluten free juices and packaged snacks. They also have some gluten free baked goods from Elegant Elephant (which is all Gluten free) and they keep it separate and handle carefully. They now also have udi's bread for sandwiches. Ask though, they have lots of stuff that's not gluten free.

  • Cookies Stefanie

    5 starsJune 17, 2014

    272 Saint Jacques Street, Montreal, QC H2Y 1L9, Canada

    All GF (sans gluten) and very good.

  • La Banquise

    4 starsJune 16, 2014

    994 Rue Rachel Est, Montreal, QC, Canada H2J 2J3

    Good and decadent. I had Lê Classique poutine. They are careful enough with sans gluten (gluten free) that they warned me about risk of cross contamination and steered me away from the fries (no dedicated fryer) to the breakfast potatoes which are cooked in a pan so should be safer.

  • Razzi's Pizzeria

    5 starsMarch 27, 2014

    8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

    Everything is good and the calzones are amazing. They're serving Harvester beer too now (best GF beer in NW).

  • Coffee & A Specialty Bakery

    5 starsMarch 27, 2014

    1500 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

    French dip today was excellent and we got to try fresh hot very light pound cake. Mmm mmm.

  • Lilit Cafe

    5 starsMarch 09, 2014

    7921 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Great food. Crabcake was really good (though don't expect a traditional flat and deep fries one- this is more of a mound of succulent fresh crab). Full GF menu. Great sautéed veggies and cupcake. And they have omission beer. Good concept - they sell a lot of GF foods there too. I'm not celiac but given the care they took I would try it with my daughter who is (I'm from out of town so not sure if I'll get a chance)

  • J. Gumbo's

    5 starsMarch 07, 2014

    226 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

    Excellent taste and very friendly. They were very helpful with GF and clearly identify which. Make sure you say it right away as they do have some items that are not GF.

  • Ground Breaker Gastropub

    5 starsOctober 24, 2013

    2030 Southeast 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

    Excellent food! And gluten free beer. The chef studied under Thomas Keller (French Laundry).

  • Reverend Nat’s Cidery and Public Taproom

    5 starsOctober 04, 2013

    1813 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97212

    Taproom only. No Food. But great cider selection literally brewed in the same room. You can see all the equipment. Nothing with gluten in it that I know of. My favorites were the pippin and the dry but they have 6 to choose from plus a guest cider tap.

  • Garden Monsters

    4 starsSeptember 08, 2013

    1477 Northeast Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211

    Good salads with lots of choices. Most everything can be gluten free but they do have croutons and a few other things with gluten so ask. Good for those avoiding gluten but probably not for super-sensitive.

  • The GF Chef

    4 starsSeptember 06, 2013

    5221 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97213

    Good and super friendly. They have some great sandwiches.

  • Panne Rizo Bakery

    2 starsAugust 12, 2013

    1939 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J

    Pizza suffered a bit from reheating and the cheese was a little too processed and sweet for my taste (just barely but still more than this sharp cheddar and mozz fan likes). Everything is GF. A few cookies are lighter than I like (lots of starches probably) but good flavors and other items look fine. The chocolate utopia with a hint of rum was good.

  • Perch

    5 starsAugust 12, 2013

    337 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1P4

    They keep a separate station for gluten and everything else in the kitchen is gluten free. The woman who helped me said they treat gluten containing items as if it were raw meat or something and must be separate and cleaned up after. Hipsters will like the music and the food but you don't have to be a hipster to be comfortable here. Friendly staff, nice mix of food and good looking desserts will appeal to all. My burger was excellent - cooked just right. One of the best I've ever had. All the veggies were super fresh. The tomato tasted fresh off the vine. The ice cream sam'ich was wonderful - I think this is the first time since I've been an adult that I licked a plate in a restaurant.

  • The Gluten Free Epicurean

    4 starsAugust 12, 2013

    633 East 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T2R6

    Much more ambitious than Panne Rizo in Kitsilano and carries it off well. A great mix of items and even mixes to take home. The cinnamon bun was very good in taste but just a bit dry. The Nanaimo bar was wonderful. All gluten free and the owners have been for 10+ years. They have some vegan and some nut free items.

  • My Goodness! Gluten & Wheat Free Kitchen

    1 starsAugust 12, 2013

    235 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 1W4

    ONLY open for retail on Fridays and Saturdays. Didn't get to try them at all. :-(

  • Brooklyn House Restaurant

    5 starsAugust 10, 2013

    3131 Southeast 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202

    Excellent farm to table restaurant with local food and caring staff at reasonable prices. It also happens to be gluten free. The only thing with gluten in the whole place is (some of) the bottled beer. Everything we had was good. The veggies on the schmorgasbord and the sausage were excellent. They were very careful about explaining what was in the food and where it came from. The one thing to watch out for they immediately informed us of was that the gluten free pasta is made at Tabla where they are careful but not a dedicated facility. Celiacs probably want to avoid the pasta.

  • Tiffin Asha

    4 starsJuly 24, 2013

    3710 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97227

    Fun southern Indian food. Currently everything is gluten free though its more coincidence of ingredients than conscious choice so ask if you're celiac or really sensitive. The "trilogy" is a bit bland but the sodas are great.

  • Fried Egg I'm in Love

    5 starsJuly 05, 2013

    3207 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR, United States

    Great sandwiches and my daughter with celiac had no problems (note this was late last year so make sure to ask how they separate)

  • Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

    4 starsJuly 02, 2013

    1626 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

    Really good burgers. Waitstaff understood gluten issues and explained they use a separate part of the grill though its the same surface so you'll have to judge for yourself. Spiked milkshakes are something else! No separate fryer.

  • Phat Burrito

    4 starsJuly 02, 2013

    1537 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203

    Definitely not for celiacs but easy to go low gluten with corn tortillas. Good food. Funky place. Cider in bottles.

  • The Fuzzy Peach Frozen Yogurt Bar

    5 starsJune 29, 2013

    8254 Market Street #109, Wilmington, NC 28411

    Most of their frozen yogurt is gluten free and they list all common allergens. They were very friendly and even let us read ingredients list. I don't recommend getting stuff off the toppings bar if you're really sensitive but they said they can bring out toppings from the back if needed. My daughter with celiac had a big serving of chocolate/vanilla swirl and loved it and had no problems. I had the strawberry cheesecake - yummy and also gluten free.

  • Red Robin

    4 starsJune 27, 2013

    905 International Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405

    Red Robin is solid for a chain though not spectacular. But waitstaff very attentive and careful. My daughter with celiac had a burger and sweet potato fries and had no problems. My other daughter with nut and seed allergies was fine too. We're going back for desserts because the servings were too big to fit in any more food.

  • The Happy Tart

    5 starsJune 19, 2013

    2307 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301

    Awesome. "There's a happy place where the baguettes are great but the tarts are even better." - my 9-year-old daughter with celiac. Everything we had was great.

  • Holy Cow

    5 starsJune 19, 2013

    2312 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

    I didn't get to try but the Happy Tart across the street supplies the buns.

  • Great Wolf Lodge

    3 starsMay 25, 2013

    20500 Old Highway 99 Southwest, Centralia, WA 98531

    Food was fine but not exceptional. Waitstaff helpful but not fully trained in GF. We had to send something back when it came with some bread. Ultimately though my daughter with celiac was fine afterward. The pulled pork was pretty good. Not quite willing to mark this celiac friendly but it was close and we may very well try again.

  • B Street Coffee House

    4 starsApril 21, 2013

    2190 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97210

    Very friendly owners. Huevos Rancheros waffles were excellent. So we're the apple waffles.

  • Marlene's Market & Deli

    4 starsApril 01, 2013

    2951 S 38th St, Tacoma, WA 98409

    Terrific selection and plenty of GF groceries. Deli and salad bar didn't work for my daughter who is celiac but I'll bet it would be fine for less sensitive. For a town short on Trader Joes and While foods as well as Puget Coop, Marlene's looks like it could meet all your daily needs.

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory

    4 starsApril 01, 2013

    1735 Jefferson Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

    Basic, decent food. GF pasta had good texture though salad was mostly iceberg and drowning in dressing. My daughters really liked the ranch dressing though. Waitstaff was very careful and clear about GF. My celiac daughter had no problems, so we'll be back next time we're in Tacoma.

  • Pastini Pastaria

    4 starsOctober 08, 2012

    375 SW Powerhouse Dr, Bend, OR 97702

    Celiac - no problem. My daughter who has celiac disease enjoyed the Mac & cheese with no gluten problems. We also talked to the manager who really seemed to understand the needs. We enjoyed our pasta dishes too.

  • Dick's Kitchen

    4 starsJune 10, 2012

    3312 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

    Great food with nice mix of comfort and foodie. Beware if you are celiac or super gluten sensitive- they don't have much separation and were awesomely honest during our last visit. I'll be back when I don't have my daughter who has celiac with me.

  • Tula Gluten Free Baking Co.

    5 starsJune 10, 2012

    4943 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #101, Portland, OR 97211

    Excellent. And my daughter with celiac has gotten things here a number of times and had no problem.

  • Whole Bowl

    4 starsJune 10, 2012

    1100 Northwest Glisan Street, Portland, OR 97209

    Good fresh though very basic food. One thing on the menu with lots of variations. Worth trying if you haven't and worth revisiting of you have. My celiac daughter has eaten here half a dozen times with no negative consequences at all.