My dad and I decided to drive up to Pushkin’s Restaurant the first weekend we were available. We came in at about 10:30am and were told the wait would be 35 minutes. Of course we were going to wait but it was nice because we were actually sat within 10 minutes. We decided for a drink we would split the Two Rivers Pomegranate Cider and I also got a coffee with almond milk.
I love how on the bottom of the menu it says something along the lines of “It’s Pushkin’s; of course it’s all gluten free!” This was so cute and welcoming. My dad decided to order the burger with the vegan cashew cheese with fries that we could split and I got the Crescent City Fish Sand, no special sauce, add mustard. Our food came out relatively quickly for how busy it was and they gave rather large portions. We definitely did not feel like we were getting ripped off. I thoroughly enjoyed my Cajun spiced fish sandwich, while my dad was stuffed from his burger. The fries were enjoyable it’s always nice to be able to get fries from a dedicated gluten free place. So often this is something those of us with celiac disease miss out on.
Overall the whole experience was really enjoyable. While we were waiting for our food I went over to where they were selling pastries and got 2 cupcakes to go for myself. (Carrot and vanilla blueberry) We felt like everything was fairly priced and it was a good deal for what you got. On top of that great gluten free and dairy free food! I was disappointed that when I went they had no blueberry pancakes on the menu anymore! That’s actually what I wanted to get. Oh well maybe next time they’ll be back on the menu. Definitely stop and give this place a try, even if you’re not gluten free this spot is a gem for brunch!
We decided to go to Red Lantern after finding them on another app for gluten free friendly restaurants. After looking at their gluten free menu online I was intrigued and insisted we went. We decided we were going to order to go and the lady manning the cash register was really helpful when it came to answering my questions on how they prepare there dishes. She also went back and checked to make sure everything I was ordering was dairy free as well. Below is what we decided to order:
Egg Drop Soup (GF) $3.25 – This came in an entire quart container to go filled with loads of broth, veggies, chicken, and egg. This was ok and a nice starter to my meal. I enjoyed that I was actually able to get soup out at a Chinese restaurant.
Jade Green (GF) $9.95 – This was a vegetable dish of snow peas, green beans, broccoli, and onion. It was in a form of brown sauce and came with rice on the side. We enjoyed this dish as an additional source of veggies.
Mongolian Beef (GF) $12.25 – This dish had an asterisk next to it on the menu to represent it being spicy. I did not feel that it was spicy enough and the sauce reminded me of the same sauce that was on the Jade Green dish. Overall though my bf really enjoyed it since he prefers blander meals and this dish came with rice as well.
Chicken Broccoli (GF) $11.25 – This was basically just a dish of chicken breast and broccoli in what tasted like to me the exact same sauce as the other 2 dishes. This dish we enjoyed and it came with rice as well. We chose white rice for all of the dishes, but they did have brown available.
This is a great place to go if you have celiac disease. I was informed they do the gluten free dishes in separate pans, but always make sure to double check on this if you decide to go because that could change at any time. The only thing I wish a Chinese restaurant could do was provide more variety when it comes to their sauces. Definitely a great place to go if you are in the Quad Cities area.
We decided to go to the Hollywood Café after my grandma found online that they have a gluten free menu. After speaking with the family that runs the 50's style diner café I was very pleased with the precautions they took to ensure you got a gluten free meal. They discuss with each diner there sensitivity and make sure to clean the grill off or even do as I requested and just make it all in a separate pan. They had a separate gluten free menu which had tons of options. You could get what seemed like anything on the menu just modified to make it gluten free. Since I am dairy free too though we had to have a little deeper discussion on what would work for me. After the waitress spoke with their mom in the back it was determined they could do the gluten free french toast dairy free as well by whipping up a quick batter for mine that didn't have the cream in it. This ended up working out great and I was super happy with the end result which was topped with loads of strawberries.
A couple things to keep in mind when you visit; communicate with the waitresses your level of allergy or sensitivity and they do not have a gluten free toaster. They can toast your bread in a pan or on the grill if you request it. They use Pamela's mix for their gluten free pancakes and Udi's bread for all the gluten free options. Next time I think I'll try the chili which looked super good on my grandpa's breakfast!
Definitely a great breakfast/brunch spot to meet up if you have celiac or other food allergies. They understand and can take the precautions necessary to make sure you have a safe meal.
I think this was one of my favorite new finds when I was down in LA as far as being gluten free friendly and overall very allergy friendly. I ordered to go and everything needed to be gluten free and dairy free. The ladies working were super helpful in the ordering process and making me feel safe in the precautions they would be able to take in the kitchen to ensure we had a safe meal.
We ended up getting...
Fried Green Tomatoes: Super yummy and way better than I was expecting. The gluten free panko like coating was crunchy and the GTG sauce was delicious!
Chili Lime Popcorn: Delicious, one of the best popcorns I've had.
BYO Salmon salad with strawberry beet dressing: Delicious but pretty basic.
BYO Gluten free Chicken Flatbread with GTG sauce: My boyfriend loved this and turned it into two meals cause it was so big!
Shisito Peppers: These blistered peppers were so yummy and I was glad I had them all to myself.
Corn Chowder: Delicious and the first dairy free corn chowder I've been able to find.
Overall great experience, we will definitely be back next time we are in LA. If you are in So Cal they have locations in Brea and Orange.
We found Weber Grill using the Find Me Gluten Free App. They had great gluten free reviews from celiacs so we decided this would be a good spot to get dinner. Considering both me and my date have celiac disease and I have other food allergies they handled the situation beautifully. The manager came over and explained how they handled the situation. First the waiter took our order on a big red card, this signifies allergy. Then the chef would sit down with the cook and confirm that all the ingredients being used are okay. Then the manager comes back out and confirms it all and says were good to go. Then our meal started being prepped. Now while this did add time to our night it was completely worth it. We felt safe and pretty much knew our meals would come out correctly.
They had a gluten free menu printed out which was nice. I decided to order the salmon grilled on a wood plank with steamed broccoli and grilled asparagus. This meal usually comes with green beans but I could not have those since they were tossed in butter. My date got the New York strip with garlic mashed potatoes. We were both very pleased with our meals and the service we received. The only downfall was when the busboy brought us out rolls and I asked “are these gluten free?” and he said “yes.” I saw confusion a little in his face though so we waited and decided not to risk it. Good thing the waitress pulled them away immediately and said the busboys are not informed. I would say that could be a way they could improve on their allergy procedures. Other than that though what a great experience.
Having celiac disease and a dairy allergy it is often hard to find a pub of any sort that can offer you safe food. I found The Crown and Anchor simply because my friend really wanted to go there and I decided I would check online to see if they possibly offer some sort of gluten free menu. On their website very clearly it does state they offer a gluten free menu and even a vegan menu so I knew that meant they would be aware of the ingredients used in their food.
Upon arrival I asked for the gluten free menu and explained to our server my situation with having celiac disease and a dairy allergy. He was very helpful and able to help me pick a meal out. I ended up with the blackened cod with steamed veggies. I opted for the two piece order which was $14 dollars. He entered into the system my allergies so that the cooks would know to keep everything safe. Our meal came out and mine looked delicious. The blackened cod had Cajun seasoning all over the outside which was so yummy. Our waiter was very light and fun about everything and made me feel confident he knew what I was getting. We enjoyed out meal and my friend is a longtime fan so 5 stars is a must.
Make sure to call ahead if you have any other allergy concerns to see if they are able to accommodate and always make sure to check with the restaurant each time you go to make sure they have not changed their procedures.
Below is my YELP review so it may come off as slightly aggressive, but I am confident this cafe can provide great gluten free and dairy free meals.
After searching on yelp for gluten free, dairy free friendly restaurants in the Monterey area I stumbled across Paprika Café. Now at first I was a little worried since there was no website for this small café and on their menu pictures I saw nothing marked as gluten free. We decided to try it for lunch anyways since they get such good reviews for being celiac disease friendly and for people with dairy allergies.
We arrived around 12:30pm which was shortly after they opened and we were shocked at how small the place was. I mean it is super tiny with maybe 8 tables. We get seated who we later find out is the owner of the café that was established in 1994 and he does everything himself and when I saw every I mean EVERYTHING. He takes your order, brings you your food, and even cooks the food. He is the only one working there so this means sometimes I assume it may take a while to get your food, but even with two other tables seated he got to us in a reasonable amount of time.
I explained to him immediately about my restrictions and he took my menu and says you can have any plate and that he would sub the tabouli and pita bread for salad and corn tortillas. Of course I am very scared since he does do this is a quite aggressive manner. I simply ask for his recommendation and he said the chicken, which I agree sounded good. He made my entire plate before even starting my friends as to avoid cross contamination and of course when he brought it out I was still nervous. I prefer to know exactly what is in everything. So when he comes back he approaches my concerns a little aggressively saying he does not use any butter and he would not give me something to purposefully make me sick and that many people come to him with the same concerns. I wish he would have handled it slightly differently, but I was happy he was so confident in what he was making and aware of ingredients. The plate was also quite big and very tasty. I was overall impressed and may come back if I am in the area. I am giving only 4 stars though, because even though he provided a safe meal I was uncomfortable most of the time.
My friend has been begging me to go somewhere with pasta, but of course I have celiac disease and a dairy allergy so this has always been hard for me to find. After doing some serious researching I read previous reviews about Great Impasta and it seemed to have good reviews in regards to gluten free safety. I called and spoke to a man who informed me I have nothing to worry about. All of their sauces are gluten free and all the red sauces are dairy free and that I have nothing to worry about. They had supposedly been doing this a long time and know how to avoid cross contamination. I was happy with his responses and decided to come in.
We walked in and the man I spoke to on the phone is the one who took our order. He assured me again it would all be okay. I ended up getting the gluten free penne with spicy marinara and grilled chicken. Mine was $10.99 and then to add grilled chicken it was $3.00 so total was $13.99. Keep in mind this is a place you walk up and order so it is kind of pricey in that aspect. Then to get your food they call out your name and you come pick it up.
We walked up to get our food after just waiting a few minutes. The staff made me feel very good about what I was ordering and informed me that as far as cross contamination goes they always use a clean pot of water in a separate pot. Always make sure though to double check this to make sure they have the same procedures in place if you decide to give this place a try. Our food was delicious and this is a place your non-celiac friends would enjoy as well.
Maria Maria doesn’t stop you from dining out because of celiac disease or dairy allergies! Very accommodating and willing to work with you here is my experience with the location in Danville, CA. I called earlier in the day to verify I would be able to eat there and spoke to the Manager Ivan I believe was his name and he was great! He let me know that they would have gluten free chips ready for me and that they could easily do some dishes gluten free and dairy free since they prepare everything right when you order it. I was thrilled and made a reservation to come in at 7:30pm that night.
Upon arrival I asked if we could have Ivan come by our table just to verify all we had talked about earlier in the day. He came by and was so nice the whole time and made me feel extremely comfortable. He brought me my own chips and salsa so that there was absolutely no cross contamination between the other chips on the table. He then told me that he would inform the kitchen of my order and the waiter would help me figure out what I could order. He said they could even do some of the enchiladas gluten free and dairy free which I was surprised about, but I had my heart set on getting fajitas ahead of time. They just cook the fajitas in oil so safe and they told me they would heat up my corn tortillas in a new skillet and bring no cheese with the meal. Perfect!
The food came out and I was impressed, a different lady I hadn't seen yet brought me my meal and was fully aware of its gluten free and dairy free status. It even seemed like they gave me extra pico de gallo and guacamole with my meal since I didn't get cheese. On top of making me feel comfortable and checking up on our meal multiple times throughout the night the food was actually really cook. The way the chicken fajitas were done made them nice and spicy and I would recommend this meal to anyone! For one person chicken fajitas I believe it was 15.99 which while it seems pricey it did come with rice and beans as well and I consider this place a little nicer than your typical sit down restaurant. Of course everyone’s experience will be different so make sure they are taking the right precautions for you.
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