100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1919 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008 Directions

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Celiac

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Amazing pizza. Not even a little bit sick! Try this place!

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Travel a lot for work and any time I see one of these I will always stop. Great place and are always concerned your food will be prepared safely.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Pizza is phenomenal even by regular pizza standards from how I remember it to taste. Have eaten here multiple times without getting sick which is miraculous considering it’s a pizza place.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Plant Based
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


I have been here several times, and my rating is an average of all of the visits. This location has a small, dedicated space that they use to prepare the pizzas. I have never gotten sick from the pizzas. The gluten free pizzas are really good if they are served just out of the oven. (The gluten free pizzas typically come out at a very different time than other pizzas at your table.) If the gluten free pizza is rushed/"flown"due to a mistake or a possible contamination issue, the pizza is not very good.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Gluten free pizza was great! Highly recommend!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Unsure

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

The pizza crust that is GF is incredible!! They also have a vegan cheese for anyone GF and DF!!

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

On Quality & Quantity

In my opinion, their gluten free pizza sucks.

Other


Comment

I have gotten sick every time i’ve eaten here.

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

No

Review


I’ve eaten here twice and have been glutened both times with gf pizza. One time they told my friend a soup was gluten free that actually had flour in it and he ended up vomiting all over there bathroom. Terrible all around.

Celiac

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The gluten-free pizza has decidedly shrink in size since the last time I was here. Not particularly tasty, either. Also, mid-pandemic, several of the staff were not wearing masks properly while in the kitchen.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

On Safety

Server was very knowledgeable about what ingredients were certified gluten free. They also have an allergy protocol.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

On Quality & Quantity

The pizza was a thin crust as most gluten free crusts are, but very tasty. The size was a little smaller than the regular small size.

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


My family and I love this place! I am a sensitive celiac and so is my son and neither one of us had a reaction after eating here. The waitress was well versed on celiac and I also have a dairy allergy. I ended up getting a small Holy Shitake pizza without cheese and butter and with vegan cheese and gluten crust. My son got a pepperoni pizza with gluten free crust. The pizza's were both cooked in a separate dedicated oven.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free
On Safety

The nice waiter asked the restaurant manager to come speak to my table about the gluten free precautions they take. I was informed that if I have celiac, to not order the oven baked wings because they are baked in the same oven as the normal pizzas. I am glad that they were honest! She said that the only menu items that they will 100% guarantee are gluten free are their 4 gluten free pizzas (listed in small font at the bottom of the pizza section of the menu). These pizzas are made in a gluten free designated section of the kitchen. I appreciate that the manager took the time to speak with me.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

I had the Kosmic Karma with the pesto swirl and it was delicious. There are 3 other gluten free certified pizza options. Their gluten free crust was very good and cooked well. I enjoyed my meal and will be back!

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

On Safety

I ordered the gluten free pizza and had a bad reaction to it. Cross-contamination was a huge problem.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

On Quality & Quantity

The pizza was okay, but not as good as some of the other pizza places in the area.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

The gluten free opinions were great and I didn’t get sick. I eat a BBQ chicken pizza on a gluten free crust and.it was amazing! There is not a special gluten free menu but the staff is very helpful on telling you what is gluten free or not. They also cook your gluten free pizza in a specific area. Thanks Mellow Mushroom!

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good quality & quantity of healthy options
Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Unsure

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

On Quality & Quantity

We had gluten free pizza. It was really good and the staff was very careful with gluten and made sure to take precautions to keep from cross-contaminating.

Overall Rating

Review


Low rating only because this location is permanently closed

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


The pizza here is a bit on the expensive side but I've had it on several occasions and I've never gotten sick. They seem very knowledgeable and they even have a dedicated space for gluten free. It's really the only safe place that I've found for pizza around here!

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Comment

Jenna was our server today, and when we told her our son has “a severe gluten allergy,” (even though he has Celiac) she immediately told us they’d change gloves, clean everything thoroughly, etc... that’s the first experience we have had since his diagnosis in May where the server seemed super knowledgeable. We have eaten at this MM with him before, and he didn’t get sick after! We definitely recommend this restaurant!!!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Mellow Mushroom is one of my favorite restaurants. I absolutely love this place and have never had a bad experience at any of their restaurants. Staff is knowledgeable and considerate. Dedicated kitchen space!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

Review


I had the Kosmic Karma pizza that was labeled gluten free, and I got sick after eating it. The pizza was yummy, but I did not feel as though they took cross contamination seriously. 😥

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


I eat hear probably way more then I should but it is by far the safest restaurant in my area for gluten free. The staff is very knowledgeable on gluten free and how important it is. They have a dedicated kitchen space, utensils and oven for the gluten free orders and they even bring your pizza out separate from other's at your table upon request so the chances of CC or very low here. I have never once gotten sick from eating at Mellow and would absolutely recommend it to anyone with celiac disease. Also try to gluten free brownie also it is an absolute treat!

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

On Safety

They prep the gluten free pizza in a separate area

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

On Quality & Quantity

They are now using the corporate pizza dough and it is DISGUSTING ! The local vender they use to have is no longer in business to offer them their gluten free pizza dough which was awesome!!!!!! Corporate needs to go back in the kitchen lab and work on a better gluten free dough.

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

On Safety

My daughters have celiac, we eat there a lot and never had a problem the pizza is very good too

Quality & Quantity


How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

They have separate dedicated prep areas and will certify it gluten free

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

On Quality & Quantity

Wings are gluten free and were delicious. GF pizza was delicious as well

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Unsure

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

On Quality & Quantity

Didn’t love the gf crust but I ate it. It was just okay.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


I've literally been eating mellow mushroom since I was 6. it's one of my dad's favorite places that he's been going to since like the 80s. When I found out I was celiac at 17, I just switched crusts. They have one of my favorite gf crusts and their italian sausage is good. I have never gotten sick at this location.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My picky daughter said the GF tastes just like regular pizza! ❤️ I felt bad eating our thick regular dough next to her, but she was very content with the GF. Especially when she found a GF brownie on the menu! Waitress and manager were very knowledgeable about avoiding CC, so mom was very happy. We'll be back often!

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

On Safety

All servers where warring masks

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

On Quality & Quantity

The pizza crust was crunchy but pizza was good o recommend it

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

On Safety

There is a dedicated prep area and oven for gluten free pizzas!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Comment

Two words... Thank you. Thank you for having a pizza that is delicious and tastes like a pizza. I had just about given up. Great experience. I was told they have a separate prep area. I'm a celiac and did not get sick. Well done Mellow Mushroom!! I’ve had MANY great experiences here. A note to the reviewer that mentions salads. Those are not marked as gluten free and they are not prepared in the same dedicated kitchen area as the GF pizzas.

Celiac

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It's a nice try but I put this on my "never again" list after the third time I got sick. It's a shame because the pizza is delicious. I have a friend whose daughter is celiac and she apparently is usually fine so it may depend on how sensitive you are, but I would not recommend it as safe.

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Unsure

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

On Quality & Quantity

The gluten free pizza was very good, I’m just not sure it was “gluten free” friendly. I believe it was the reason I don’t feel good today.( ; _ ; )

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

Review


Got a salad and still got sick

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I am very sad to report that this restaurant is unsafe. For almost a year now, this location has been my go to for gluten-free pizza. However, I am sad to report that last night I was made very sick by this restaurant. I called in a takeout order for a gluten-free Kosmic Karma pizza with extra cheese and bacon, just as I usually do. I also stressed and repeated in my call that this was a gluten allergy and not a preference and to make the kitchen aware of this fact. However, here I am woefully sick after eating this pizza. Not only that when I called to make the restaurant aware of what happened I didn’t even get an apology. I saw no signs that they even cared in the slightest that they had made me sick.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very good pizza. Also wings. Has many options. Good nutritional information on line and in person.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Dedicated GF line. Only small pizza crust size is available, but delicious. If ordering online, be sure to also call to alert kitchen it is a Celiac GF order. They will take additional precautions to limit cross contamination. There is no space within the online firm to leave a note. All staff I spoke with were knowledgeable about Celiac Disease. Great option for Celiac/safe dining near the Classic Center.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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My celiac reactions are really severe, so I usually steer clear of restaurants that aren’t 95%-100% gluten free. The risk is just not worth it. But I read a lot of reviews here, especially noting that this place had a whole dedicated gf pizza oven; eventually my longing for pizza won and I nervously gave this place a try. I stressed hard to our waitress about the severity of my celiac symptoms, and she was totally prepared. She told me to steer clear of anything not marked with the gf symbol on the menu, because the items with the gf symbol were always prepped in the dedicated gf area. One time I really wanted to deviate for some fresh basil (not marked gf), and she went back and had the kitchen prep me some in the gf area. I have eaten here about ten times now and I haven’t been glutened once. Everyone is careful. Pizza is back on the menu for me and I am so grateful that Mellow Mushroom goes to such lengths to keep things safe.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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I ordered a GF pizza to go. Staff seemed knowledgeable about GF but after eating 2 slices I started to feel ill and it only got worse from there. Tested on my Nina when I got back to the hotel and received a Gluten Found result. Definitely would not recommend this Mellow Mushroom. They do not have safe cross contamination procedures in place.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


I had the Veg Out Pizza with GF crust and the GF Brownie. I’m pretty sensitive to cross contamination and had no problems. Very good and will go back.

Celiac

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Pizza was ok. Crust was cardboard like. It is safe but there's definitely better gf pizza options out there. Angelo's in Lakewood now has gf pizza, cooked and made separately and so does pelicanos in rocky river.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


I’m here on a weekly basis and don’t have issues. They have a separate dedicated kitchen for celiacs. I get a pepperoni pizza on GF crust and I’m good to go! Don’t get their onions on anything as they are cross contaminated. I learned that the hard way!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


Best GF Kosmic Kharma pizza. Love that I can find safe options at all your locations as it pleases the whole table, not just my allergy.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Manager came to me and said the kitchen manager messed up and we are remaking your pizza to make sure it’s celiac safe for you so please give us one more minute. That’s a good sign!

Celiac

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Gf toppings were very good - pineapple, ham and bacon - mmmm. Crust was just ok - soggy city but I’m used to it.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had a salad and the gluten-free pizza which was good but not my favorite. I was very nervous whether they understood but I did not get sick.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This is the best pizza ever and the waitress was very helpful.

Celiac

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Crust tastes good (not the normal Udi’s crust) and most of the pizza ingredients and salads are gf. One of my top pizza places in the area.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


We have visited twice now since being gluten free. Any of their pizzas can be made with a gluten free crust. The menu says which of their speciality pizzas have toppings that are gluten free as well. We have felt comfortable eating here and like having a gf pizza option. They also have dairy free cheese available.

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

No

Review


Mellow Mushroom no longer lists which toppings are gluten free. The waitress could not give me a list but said they she knew all the gluten free toppings. I asked specifically if roasted red peppers are gf since I remember that it was 1 item on the old menu that was not listed gf. She said yes they are gluten free. So now I don't trust anything.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

On Safety

They will flat out lie to you!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

On Quality & Quantity

1 pizza size and will cost you $25. It's actually smaller now.

Other


Comment

I was sick as a dog! I will never go back and do not recommended anyone with celiac to go here.

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Wasnt the best gluten free pizza I've ever had, but it wasnt awful either. I've ate here several times and have had no reaction. However, I think cross contamination is a possibility here so eat at your own risk.

Featured Reviewer, Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


I absolutely LOVE Mellow Mushroom! They have wonderful allergy protocols in place and use a separate kitchen space for preparing their gluten free pizzas. I ate here 3 times on my trip as it is one of the only celiac safe restaurants in Hiram that I came across. I always get the Veg Out pizza with vegan cheese as I’m allergic to dairy as well. I highly recommend this place to anyone with Celiac and/or a dairy allergy!

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Their gluten free pizza is very inconsistent. I’ve had it at one location and it was amazing and the next one is barely ok. Probably wouldn’t get it again

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Review


Eat here very frequently and have NEVER gotten sick! Love this place!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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Management and staff were friendly, but did not tell me about baking GF pizza in the same ovens with regulate wheat pizzas. Instant cross contamination. I was sick for weeks. Ask about this. Ate at the location In Charleston they had a separate preparation station for Gluten free every thing and a separate oven. I am a very sensitive Celiac and I had no problems there. I am not sure these chains really understand Celiac disease and think saying GF is enough, wrong.

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