I was so excited when I found Falafel Bar online. From what I could tell they were 100% vegan so dairy free and everything was gluten free except for the pita bread. I decided to give it a try and was excited at first glance when everything looked clean. You have two options either a pita filled with falafel or you fill and box with all your fix-ins from the bar along with how ever many falafels you want. You are then charged by weight for your box($8.75 per pound). The lady working that day was extremely helpful and made me feel confident in there procedures in avoiding cross contamination. The pita is basically kept away from everything else and she just told the lady preparing my food to wash up before starting mine.
I was excited to find out that the fries were gluten free as well and they even have natural sodas! I ended up getting a box with four falafels, a soda, and fries which were free with my yelp check-in. I loved the falafel even though I never have really liked falafel in the past. The fries were delicious as well. The best part was I felt great afterwards and had a huge meal to top it off. I loved all there sauces and different ingredients from the food bar you could add to your box. Even the tabbouleh was gluten free since it was made with quinoa. Such a safe place for anyone with celiac disease and even better for someone with a dairy allergy, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone though!
I never thought I would be able to eat at your standard breakfast/lunch joint. Ever since I got diagnosed with celiac disease I assumed all mom and pop joints were out. Come to find out though I was doing some research on gluten free friendly breakfast options and Lili’s had rave reviews! I finally decided I would go over with my dad to at least talk to them, and hopefully it would be a safe place to eat. We arrived at about 9am on Sunday after Christmas and they answered all our questions beautifully. They are able to do almost anything on the menu gluten free, even though they only have a tiny gluten free menu on the table. On top of that, they were able to accommodate my dairy allergy and could do almost anything, even French toast! The only things they really couldn’t prepare dairy free were the pancakes and waffles because those use a mix that already has dairy in it. I loved our waitress who just made me feel so comfortable. She has celiac disease like me and completely understood how to talk to the chef in the back.
Now you’d think at 9am I would end up ordering a breakfast but no, I was craving something savory. When I learned they made their own gluten free teriyaki sauce I immediately opted for the gluten free chicken teriyaki bowl! They cooked everything separate for me and made it clear that it would take longer for our food so they could take the necessary precautions, but I was completely okay with that and understanding. Even despite that we got our food faster than I expected and it was so good. My meal was a bed of rice with an egg scramble on top of it that was mixed with green onions and cabbage. Then on top of that a lovely sliced chicken breast, served with a side of their gluten free teriyaki sauce. I mean this was really, really good for being a small restaurant. You would not expect that they would make a dish like that but it was something I would definitely order again in a heartbeat. I can't wait to come here again, everyone was just so knowledgeable about what needed to be done to keep me safe. Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone with celiac disease.
Now I always use to go to the Old Spaghetti Factory when I was younger, but after getting diagnosed with celiac disease and a dairy allergy I definitely figured I would never be back. That was until the day my boyfriend who also has celiac disease told me that he has dined at Spaghetti Factories all over and has never had an issue. So I decided to do some research and learned they did have a gluten free menu with plenty of dairy free options
I called our location first to make sure I was comfortable. The manager was very helpful and explained how they keep everything that is gluten free separate from all the glutinous pasta. I was excited and decided to give it a shot. Now this has turned in to one of my favorite places to go. Especially with family since they like it so much! I always end up with either marinara of meat sauce since those are the dairy free options. Then for the salad they are always great about doing no croutons and keeping it separate from the mixing of the other salads.
The gluten free menu is actually right on the back of their regular menu. So no need to ask for a separate menu and then on the menu it says to ask to speak to a manager which I always so just in case. I have always has success so far and have actually went to a couple locations. I highly recommend the Spaghetti Factory as a safe celiac friendly and dairy free restaurant option.