About Me

Gluten Free blogger turned tweeter. Celiac since 2005. Travel regularly, eat out twice a week. I like quality gluten free fare with great service.


  • Mariposa Baking Co Kiosk

    5 starsJuly 02, 2015

    Ferry Bldg, 1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Awesome gf baked goods! I highly recommend the penguin, the baguette, and the chocolate chip cookies (soft, buttery, the best I've ever had)!! The graham crackers are ok, but I'd love to try the croissant!!

  • Tony's Pizza Napoletana

    5 starsJune 29, 2015

    1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Wow! LOVE the gf pizza with super tasty Italian Sausage. Our friend, a native SF, says this is the best ever and it is! I would decline the gf breadsticks next time- seemed liked jazzed up pizza crust. Great service, great food. Definitely going back!

  • Dutchman's Seafood House

    4 starsJune 28, 2015

    701 Embarcadero Ste #E, Morro Bay, CA 93442

    No gf menu but I had tasty steamed mussels and it wasn't crowded like the other places so we got to sit by view.

  • Presidio Social Club

    4 starsJune 28, 2015

    563 Ruger Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

    No gf menu but staff knowledgeable. Had pork belly and also a kale salad. It was tasty.

  • Bristol Farms

    4 starsApril 27, 2015

    73101 Country Club Dr, Palm Desert, CA 92260

    I had chicken cacciatore, mashed potatoes, and built my own salad w vinaigrette all from the salad bar. I added an a la carte packaged deli chocolate mousse and it was a lovely meal. No reaction.

  • Sherman's Deli & Bakery

    5 starsApril 27, 2015

    401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

    The service was exceptional. The manager heard me tell the hostess I an gluten free and he told me how there are no guarantees but they do clean & separate preparation and have gf bread and all the meat is gf and some desserts. I had a gf brownie and BBQ brisket on gf bread that was amazing. I would definitely go back!

  • E.A.T. Extraordinary Artisan Table

    5 starsApril 09, 2015

    28410 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA 92590

    There were at least 5 gluten free baked goods (I had a maple bacon gf donut), gf lasagna, soup, sandwiches, bread. I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. My friend, a trained chef, is not gf and she loved it.

  • Angelina's Pizzeria

    4 starsApril 07, 2015

    2687 South Woodland Boulevard, DeLand, FL 32720

    I was visiting family and my mom knows someone gluten free who lives in the area who recommended this place. We ordered it and picked it up. A 10" gf pizza w 3 toppings was $12. Thin crust, good pizza, I didn't get sick. The place isn't fancy, but they used clean utensils and prepared it as clean as they could and I didn't get a reaction! I would go back!

  • Luciana's Ristorante

    4 starsNovember 09, 2014

    24312 Del Prado Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629

    We dined al fresco next to fire. The service was on point and the place has character. Inside on Sat night they had a musician playing. The gluten free menu fills up the front and back of a page. I enjoyed the gf pasta bolognese, and the house salad and beef carpaccio appetizer were good, not great, but good. I will definitely be back, loved the pasta and sauce.

  • Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt

    5 starsNovember 08, 2014

    32411 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

    They have a list of gluten free favors on the far wall next to the cash register. I like salted caramel with hot pecan loaded caramel topping.

  • The Real Deli

    1 starsOctober 04, 2014

    34320 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

    Update- I went in Oct 2014 and they no longer had gf bread and it was all clueless teenagers working. Womp, womp. Summer 2014: I had a pulled pork sandwich on gluten free bread (they bake it there?) and it was tasty. The bread had seeds on the rim and held together well, a tad mushy from juicy meat,not dry at all. Meat was tossed w Swansons broth (googled gf) and a BBQ sauce they make (I sampled but did not like it). I did not care for vinagery potato side dish. I loved the sandwich and I didn't get a celiac reaction, totally felt great, so I'll be back! They don't have a bathroom which was a neg, since my bf had a gluten sandwich and we only had anti-bac gel to wash his gluteny hands after so he wasn't allowed to use my iPad.

  • Guapas Tapas Bar

    4 starsSeptember 13, 2014

    26762 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

    The regular menu has a dozen or so items marked with a gluten free symbol. Tapas are like appetizers. You get several 'small plate' items. I got the Spanish omelet (tortilla espanola) and paella (Spanish rice w seafood).

  • Burger Lounge

    4 starsSeptember 05, 2014

    922 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118

    I loved the tuna burger with aioli etc on the gluten free bun (which stayed intact)! I'll order it again next time (I'll be back). Wish the fries didn't have cross-contamination. The iced tea was exceptional as well. Next time I may try the Maine root beer float.

  • Stacks Pancake House

    5 starsJuly 06, 2014

    34255 Pacific Coast Hwy #110, Dana Point, CA 92629

    It's so good, there is a line on weekends, haven't tried weekday. The banana gf pancakes are to die for. Yummy bacon, too. The menu lists stuff that's gluten free, but you have to tell them about your 'allergy' so they use clean prep. The cook came out to table and talked me thru the prep, without prompting. Delicious, didn't get sick. Went back.

  • The Counter

    5 starsJuly 02, 2014

    700 South Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

    I enjoyed the spinach avocado bison bowl and grilled veggies. Superb quality of meat, excellent service. Love this place.

  • Salt Creek Grille

    5 starsJune 08, 2014

    32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

    The ambiance and service was great! The menu showed the gluten free options marked with a g. I had ribs and kale/squash side dish. Everything was superb. I'll definitely be back!

  • Pancakes R Us

    4 starsJune 08, 2014

    329 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

    The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about cross-contamination. The gluten free pancakes are listed on the menu. They were delicious and had a great texture, not dry or dense. I'll definitely go back!

  • hearties

    4 starsJune 05, 2014

    907 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    I enjoyed the gluten free toasted bagel with cream cheese. My eggs weren't that great, but my gluten eating bf's food was good, eggs & all. I will try a smoothie next time, making sure they use a clean blender of course.

  • Vitaly

    4 starsJune 05, 2014

    2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    I enjoyed the gluten free pasta bolognese. The staff seemed quite knowledgeable, even asking gelato customers if they were gf. The pasta was above expectations and the sauce was tasty. The portion was just right, not to be overstuffed, especially if you want dessert! Next time I might try gelato. Will definitely be back.

  • J C Beans Inc

    4 starsJune 05, 2014

    34114 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629

    We dropped in for my bf to get iced coffee (which he enjoyed) and were surprised to see they had gluten free cookies and muffins and other stuff I forgot. I had a banana mini-loaf muffin thing and it was flavorful and the texture was moist, maybe a touch mushy, but no complaints here. The service was friendly.We will be back.

  • Swheat Market

    4 starsApril 02, 2014

    5 E Main St, Cartersville, GA 30120

    Based on the name (with the word wheat in it), I wouldn't have chosen this place. I was with a group, so I thought asking wouldn't hurt. Great Southern hospitality. The tasty and giant chicken tenders are breaded with rice flour and served with a honey mustard sauce. The chicken was above expectations and the breading was on-par with other gf breading elsewhere. I also enjoyed the sweet potato fries. It seemed like most stuff is homemade. You order at the counter and they bring your food to you. It's mostly soups and sandwiches. Next time I'm nearby, I'll definitely go there!

  • Taqueria Los Rayos

    4 starsMarch 28, 2014

    3473 Clairmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

    Tasty, pretty authentic Mexican food. After living in Cali, I'm pretty picky about it. My neighbor recommended it. Very tasty ceviche and carnitas (pork tacos). The guac was good, salsa good, tostadas so-so. Rice made w bouillon containing barley- not gf! Beans, chips, corn tortillas gf. Arroz con leche was pkg'd but made right up street in Lawrenceville,GA. Tasty & gf! Friendly service. We sat at diner style counter w/tv, very casual. We ate a lot for 2 people $30.

  • Cheesecake Factory

    5 starsMarch 09, 2014

    4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd #3005, Atlanta, Georgia 30346

    Fantastic, multi-page gluten free menu! Lots of choices from appetizers to desserts. I actually don't like cheesecake, but I tried the Gf cheesecake and it was ok. I love the Shepherd's pie (meaty!) Americana burger (w fried crispy onions) great bun (all gf buns succumb to crumble) and kale-quinoa citrus salad (filling!). The Georgia Peach frozen drink is a must try! Sweet potato fries and regular fries are both tasty. Great service, great (bit noisy) ambiance. Sports bar area too.

  • Buttercup Bakery

    4 starsJanuary 18, 2014

    197 East Church Street, DeLand, FL 32724

    The bakery is cute, like out of a storybook. There is a drive-thru and outdoor seating, but no indoor seating. I enjoyed the texture and flavor of the bittersweet chocolate gluten free cake/torte. I wish they offered more gf choices, I believe it varies daily. See photos attached.

  • Dobros

    4 starsJanuary 10, 2014

    658 West New York Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720

    Tasty gf pizza. Also enjoyed the caprese salad. Did not try the gf pasta. Very casual venue. Two outside tables overlook parking lot. Server seemed knowledgeable and I did not react.

  • Taste of Thyme Cafe

    4 starsJanuary 10, 2014

    108 South Magnolia Avenue, Sanford, FL 32771

    This quaint cafe has fresh, healthy options like kale chips and smoothies and wraps. She grilled me a ham & provolone quesadilla with pesto mayo. It was amazing! There is not a gf menu- she has gf bread and tortillas to modify stuff. You can watch her make it and use clean prep techniques. It's very small and there is outdoor seating to people watch on the town square.

  • Cafe Lily

    4 starsDecember 14, 2013

    308 West Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030

    The food was great quality. The service was thorough and I did not get sick. GF selections are notated on menu. The atmosphere is funky yet a tad upscale. Frankly, I was disappointed in the menu. When I think Mediterranean I want Spanish food like Spanish Tortilla (egg dish) and Spanish paella (seafood/rice dish). Sadly neither were on menu. I dislike Greek food and lamb so I was limited. I chose a tapas appetizer and seafood soup. Since there was no bread or salad w meal, I left hungry. The food was tasty but seafood soup as a meal instead of paella is a silly menu idea.

  • Red Bicycle Coffee & Crepes

    5 starsOctober 28, 2013

    1200 5th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37208

    Wow! A few miles from the busy Broadway area. Awesome, cooked to order gf crepes. Very meat-packed and hearty, were our choices: BBQ chicken and maple apple bacon. I preferred the maple one. Plus then I didn't need a dessert crepe after the sweet maple w savory bacon. Best meal in Nashville by far.

  • The Old Spaghetti Factory

    5 starsOctober 28, 2013

    160 N. 2nd Ave., Nashville, TN 37201

    They are a gf fave of ours when we travel since we eat out so much and once we've tried local cuisine and maybe or not dodged the gf bullet, we look for old faithfuls. They never bring the bread, always on point. I get pasta w meat sauce and side of chicken or sausage. Salad w pesto dressing and free spumoni ice cream. This location was not crowded, a quiet respite off Noisy Broadway.

  • Bar-B-Cutie

    4 starsOctober 28, 2013

    501 Donelson Pike, Nashville, TN 37214

    It is like a fast good joint. The cornbread is NOT gluten free. The gf menu is on a cardboard stand by the register. There are lots of gf options. I had half rack ribs w sweet BBQ sauce, green beans, and real mashed potatoes. (Cold). The food was fine. One cashier was gf aware and one was not. Our group of 8 dined in and was out in 40 min. Quick!

  • The Rum House

    5 starsJuly 20, 2013

    3128 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115

    Fresh, flavorful, and good variety on separate GF menu. They told me the tortilla chips did not have a dedicated fryer. I ordered and inhaled my delectable dish of Brisket tacos, sweet potato chips, fried plantains. My pal, a local, said she's adding this spot to her favorites!

  • North Beach Bar & Grill

    3 starsJuly 06, 2013

    33 Meddin Drive, Tybee Island, GA 31328

    There is no view of the water. They have a limited menu but the food came recommended by the B&B where we stayed. The margarita was a sticky sweet yucky mix, but the porta Bella veggie plate was good, (for $15 it better be). The place is extremely casual (banjo music and a man w his shirt off). It's ok, but not a must-go.

  • Sticky Fingers Smokehouse

    4 starsJuly 06, 2013

    7921 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31406

    I had the pulled pork platter and baked beans. (I'm always scared to try cole slaw since mayo is used on bread so much and could get crumbs in it.) they just handed us an allergen guide, not a GF menu. The food was cheap, hot, and good. I was too full to finish mine. The place is not in historic Savannah and its family friendly and casual.

  • Brodo

    1 starsJune 05, 2013

    31 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    We tried to go at 3:45 pm on a Tues and they were closed.

  • Cafe Sunflower

    1 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    5975 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30328

    So GLAD I went alone and did not subject my bf to this- a vegetarian/vegan place, but shockingly only a few gf options!There was a long wait, the dining room is very bohemian/hippy, and the older lady at the hostess stand was not polite (here in The South, hospitality standards r high). My food was gross and I left hungry. i had a spring roll type appetizer that tasted like it just had lettuce and a couple light veggies in it, with a somewhat tasty orange dipping sauce. The salad was iceberg lettuce w a spicy, yucky dressing. i had hoped to find mixed greens w several veggies on it and a homemade herbed vinagrette- like at Farm Burger-not! I had pad Thai for main meal and the sauce tasted like something from a powder mix. Overly thick, dreamsicle-colored, chalky bland flavor with a disjointed pepper kick in it. The noodles were cooked to mush. Gross. I had wanted to try the 3 bean chili, but at $13 a bowl, it was overpriced. The server was attentive. Do not recommend. Overpriced Nightmare.

  • Blue Moon Pizza

    5 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    5610 Glenridge Dr NE #110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

    I love it! They deliver!!! The gf crust is great (lots of herbs, thin crust, a bit mealy, but not soggy!) I love to order the portobello mushroom appetizer and a gf pizza w Italian sausage, mushrooms, and tomato. They have Green's gf beer. Noisy, classy, family place w lots of kids.

  • P.F. Chang's

    4 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    500 Ashwood Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30338

    I love their muddled drink (strawberry lime something- nonalcoholic) and anothet smoothie-type drink, too. Awesome. Many gf options. i usually get the spicy beef dish w brown rice. We have been disappointed at the veggie sides at times- over-seasoned and crunchy. The service is usually good, but they often fail to bring out my bf's egg rolls before the meal and its annoying. Long waits at times. We often eat at the bar to watch sports.

  • Olive Garden

    3 starsJanuary 25, 2013


    Limited gf menu: meat kabob, chicken? or a mediocre gf pasta. Every time I get the pasta, it's not cooked uniformly and there r hard pieces. It is nice to have salad- just order w/o croutons. My bf gets discounts here so we go a few times a year.

  • Jason's Deli

    5 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    4705 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. A-2, Atlanta, GA 30338

    Good food (gf bread for sandwiches, although a bit dry- but just happy to have it at all!) build your own sandwich, baked potatoes, and sometimes soup, plus potato chips and froyo I believe are both gf.

  • Five Guys

    5 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    123 Perimeter Center West, Dunwoody, GA 30346

    Exceptional service, free peanuts, oodles of toppings, good awareness of gluten free and cc, yum!

  • Maggiano's

    4 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Space #3035, Atlanta, GA 30346-1513

    I agree w the previous user. The gluten free pasta is so-so, and its awful watching everyone else eat lasagne and bread. Good service, and the kitchen person comes to the table to talk to u and deliver ur food to avoid cc.

  • Chick-fil-A

    5 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Ne, Atlanta, GA 30346

    Great food, exceptional service. I get a grilled chic sandwich w/o bun, just wrapped in lettuce ( i add their BBQ sauce) and waffle fries. Yum

  • Goldfish

    3 starsJanuary 25, 2013

    4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30346

    It's upscale, the service was not great both times I went. The gluten free options were like fish and veg. The food was ok. I got sick from it, but I'm a very sensitive celiac. The second time, I just had a drink at the bar and watched my friends eat sushi. Boohoo

  • Two Meatballs in the Kitchen

    4 starsDecember 24, 2012

    8880 Salrose Ln, Fort Myers, FL 33912

    I recommend the GF pasta bolognese! Yum! Large portions. Don't get an appetizer- you will be too full.

  • Bonefish Grill

    4 starsDecember 24, 2012

    14261 S Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers,FL 33912

    Many selections on GF menu. I like any fish w mango salsa, mashed potatoes, mussels, and the brownie is ok - fun to be able to eat dessert. The butter sauce on fish upset my stomach once. This place is a staple when I'm in town.

  • Arepa Mia at Sweet Auburn Curb Market

    5 starsOctober 04, 2012

    209 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30303

    Awesome! I had the pernil (pork) sandwich. It was succulent and divine! I also delighted in the Limon drink and fried plantains. Perfecto! Gluten free spectacular!

  • 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

    5 starsAugust 12, 2012

    3829 Clairmont Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341

    Basic meats, fish, and potatoes/veg naturally gf. Aware of cc issues. Gfree dessert: Nutella hazelnut torte. Amazing, historically accurate WWII themed restaurant on airport w nice runway view.

  • Jason's Deli

    5 starsAugust 11, 2012

    3330 Piedmont, Atlanta, GA 30305

    A staple. The sandwiches are phenomenal. Request gf menu from cashier. Some locations have jumbo loaded BBQ chicken baked potatoes. The bread is wrapped w own plastic knife for clean prep. Free frozen dessert. I love the light sports drink they have. It's a casual, cafeteria style atmosphere w attention to quality, preservative- free ingredients. I don't risk the salad bar,

  • Fogo de Chao

    4 starsAugust 11, 2012

    3101 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

    Expensive- you must pay $50 a person for endless meat and buffet. The men come around w various meats cooked Brazilian style on skewers and slice u a piece if your tag is on the green side. Flip it to red if u want them to skip u. Fried plantains and fine cheeses r great also. Must have the Caiphirinia drink! The mgr will tour u around the buffet of sides to show what's gf.

  • Cheeseburger in Paradise

    4 starsAugust 11, 2012

    1230 Ashford Crossing, Atlanta, GA 30346

    Noisy, but fun sportsbar atmosphere. Bun crumbles, but it's tasty. Mgr brings gf entree to table. I frequent here, it's close to home. I LOVE the nacho-like loaded freshly fried potato chip appetizer. I eat it as a meal. I also like the burgers, BBQ chicken sandwich, and fish. The salads have been inconsistent. Once the dressing was so vinegary it was indelible.

  • Tin Drum Asia Cafe

    2 starsAugust 11, 2012

    4530 Olde Perimeter Way #200, Atlanta, GA 30346

    This is five minutes from my house and I didn't feel comfortable w cc possibility there. My gluten eating bf ate gluten food and he didn't like it (and he likes every restaurant), so we haven't been back. A shame, since it's so close.

  • Farm Burger

    4 starsAugust 11, 2012

    3365 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

    I agree, it's too bad they dont have gfree fries. But their beef is 2 die 4. I get a burger on gf bun w pork belly and veg. The salads w gf dressings are also unusual and delectable! One had raw fingerling potatoes in it! Wish they gave on-duty law enforcement free lemonade or tea or a discount like Yeah! Burger does.

  • Seasons 52

    3 starsAugust 11, 2012

    90 Perimeter Center W, Dunwoody, GA 30346

    Expensive and limited menu- gf menu lacks prices. I had a mediocre salad. I had pork medallions at one in Florida that were fine. This place is 5 minutes from my house and I haven't and won't be back.

  • Figo Pasta

    3 starsAugust 11, 2012

    1140 Hammond Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

    Lots of sauce selection, but only one kind of gf pasta. I didn't like my sauce or pasta. My 'sauce' was like an Italian version of poco de gallo, nothing like what I had in Italy. This place is minutes from my house and I haven't been back.

  • Sprig Restaurant

    3 starsAugust 11, 2012

    2860 Lavista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033

    I liked the dips w gf bread app but was unimpressed with my fish. The southern green beans were SO salty it was unpalatable. Expensive for fish and veg I could get anywhere.

  • Yeah! Burger

    5 starsJuly 12, 2012

    1168 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

    Grilled gluten free buns, onion rings, and fries. I like the onion rings I make at home w orgran gf bread crumbs better, but still ok. I LOVE their hot dogs. It's a fun, friendly, trendy, enviro-friendly place where u order at counter and they bring to your table where u eat w real silverware.

  • Gluten Free Cutie

    4 starsJuly 08, 2012

    45 Park Square Ct, Roswell, GA 30075

    Love, love the cinnamon cupcake, apple pie in a jar, and the devil went down to Georgia! My boyfriend said the devil one was his fave gf cupcake ever! He thought it was too quiet in there and needed to offer more drinks, as we went down the street to Roswell Providions for his coffee after. I think they should partner with Sally's and sell their freezer items for people to take home.

  • 5 Seasons Brewing Company Westside

    4 starsJune 30, 2012

    1000 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

    The food and gluten free beer were good. Their microbrew gf is a little sweet. They had lamb, duck eggs, a paper- thin crusted gf pizza, tacos on corn tortillas, etc. No dedicated fryer. No fish n chips, as they did in 2010. Trendy and a bit pricey. Mediocre service.

  • Little Azio

    4 starsJune 28, 2012

    749 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

    I had the gf pizza -$2 up charge. It cost $11 and was the size of a large dinner plate. The quality and freshness of the toppings is amazing! Yum! The crunchy, rolled edge of the crust is great and the texture of the crust is neither crumbly, not gummy. The flavor of the crust isn't all that great- needs olive oil n spices, but it is a great, uncrumbly vehicle for toppings!

  • The Shed at Glenwood

    3 starsJune 28, 2012

    475 Bill Kennedy Way SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

    It opens at 4 pm. This would have been a useful thing to know, as it's lunchtime. When I called she said they offer many gf items on menu. Would like to go some day, after 4pm.