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Chain Restaurants You Didn’t Know Had Gluten Free Menus

by Emily Meyer

This list focuses on chain restaurants that have dedicated gluten free menus or helpful gluten free replacements. If you need help finding restaurants that offer gluten free meals this list is for you.

*Cross-Contamination Risks* I do not know the kitchen practices of any of these restaurants if cross-contamination is a concern for you or if you are celiac, I suggest calling the restaurants directly prior to visiting. If you’re not sure if cross-contamination is a problem for you then I would check with your doctor. There are many reasons to avoid gluten (allergy, celiac, thyroid issues, IBS, etc.) all of these require different degrees of “strictness” which should be determined by you and your doctor (not the internet).

Eating at restaurants with food allergies can definitely be challenging. Thankfully gluten is an allergy that restaurants are starting to accommodate. Finding restaurants with gluten free menus is an incredible relief.

Today I’m going to focus on chain restaurants with gluten free menus so that this list will be beneficial to you no matter where you live.

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10 Restaurants with Gluten Free Menus

I hope you enjoy this list of Chain Restaurants with Gluten Free Menus. While I tried to include all of the chain restaurants I know of that have great gluten free menus please let me know in the comments below if there’s any I left off. If you’d like to see Fast Food Chain Restaurants with gluten free options check out this post.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

Macaroni Grill has plenty of gluten free options. You can find an allergen sheet on their website that explains what is wheat free. I love the create your own pasta option with gluten free pasta of course.

Olive Garden

Olive Garden has a nice sized gluten free menu. They offer gluten free pasta and plenty of gluten free entrees. You can find their gluten free menu here.

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano

Biaggi’s has an incredible gluten free menu with a long list of delicious items. From gluten free pizza, pasta, and various other entrees you’ll find a delicious meal at Biaggi’s. You can find their extensive gluten free menu on their website.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Carrabba’s is another great Italian restaurant with a delicious gluten free restaurant. You’ll see tasty gluten free pasta and different gluten free steak and seafood entrees. You can see their gluten free menu on their website now.

Red Robin

Red Robin has a helpful interactive allergen menu that can be found on their website and in their restaurants. It makes eating gluten free so easy. They also have gluten free buns which make eating a burger fun again for someone with a gluten allergy.

The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory has really expanded their options for people avoiding gluten. They still do not offer their gluten free menu on their website but most of their locations now offer a gluten free menu in the restaurant.

P.F. Changs

I’m a huge fan of Asian food, but because of soy sauce finding gluten free Asian food is challenging. That’s why I love the gluten free menu at P.F. Changs.


Chili’s has some great gluten free options on their extensive gluten free menu. You’ll find Tex Mex bowls, fajitas with corn tortillas, baby back ribs, and more. They display their gluten free menu on their website here.

Blaze Pizza

Blaze is one of those create your own pizza places popping up all over. You can create a gluten free and dairy free pizza and I can say first-hand it’s delicious. You can see their allergen information here.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut offers Udi’s Gluten Free Pizza crust to be used for their pizza. It’s a great clean option for people avoiding gluten.

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Redonda May 10, 2019 - 9:54 pm

Thank you for the update. I have been gluten free for 5 years and it is always great to see new options out there!

Emily Meyer May 16, 2019 - 9:19 pm

You’re so welcome!

Donna Pierangeli July 6, 2019 - 8:23 pm

This post and was helpful. Thank you

Emily Meyer July 8, 2019 - 5:21 pm

So glad you enjoyed it!

Karen May 30, 2022 - 12:32 pm

PF Chang’s is a no-go in the celiac community I circulate in (Southern California). The first time I ordered from their GF menu, doing it properly – talking to the manager, ordering only from the GF menu, telling them the “allergy” was serious, I got poisoned. Second time, different restaurant in the chain, same process, I landed up with multiple IVs running, trying to keep my circulatory system from collapsing from the onslaught of the reaction. The ER charge nurse who grabbed and treated me, when I told him I was celiac, asked if I’d eaten at PF Chang’s – he said that he’d seen my kind of reaction often enough to believe that the restaurant used celiacs as a profit center – charging them more for safe meals and using regular soy sauce anyway. Last time I ever aye there.

Megan September 28, 2019 - 11:22 pm

Pizza hut literally makes a claim that they are not for people who have Celiac’s disease. I cannot trust this list for that reason. You are just for people who want to half ass the gluten free lifestyle.

Emily Meyer October 2, 2019 - 11:38 am

Megan, there are actually lots of reasons to avoid gluten apart from celiac. I avoid it because of an allergy and like most allergies, everyone’s sensitivity varies. I have friends who avoid it because of thyroid issues and/or IBS. In those cases, minor cross-contamination is not an issue. I’m sorry you are celiac and have to avoid all cross contamination, that would be rough. But this list is actually helpful to those who have to avoid outright eating gluten but are not bothered by minor cross-contamination. I’m very upfront about that though, at the beginning of this post, I’m definitely not trying to trick anyone! I hope you can acknowledge no one is “half-assing” this gluten thing just because they aren’t celiac, some people just have different health issues than you.

I hope you can still enjoy some of my recipes on my site because of course with recipes you can control your kitchen best! 🙂

Willow November 23, 2019 - 11:34 am

My son has celiac and the reality is that no restaurant is completely safe if they cook any gluten. It’s still nice to know that these restaurants are trying to make accommodations and they are good in a pinch

Sue May 21, 2019 - 11:11 pm

We went to chili’s and the waiter said the only thing that was safe for gluten free was ribs with NO bbq sauce…?? Even the salad he brought had croutons on it after we told him we were gluten free. I do not think you should put them on your list.

Emily Meyer May 23, 2019 - 11:16 am

I’m sorry you had such a bad experience at Chili’s! How long ago was that? They do currently have a gluten-free menu so that’s why it’s on the list. Unfortunately, even though more restaurants are trying to be accommodating, most restaurants don’t have the proper training for food allergy awareness. That’s why mistakes happen because the wait staff and chefs don’t fully understand gluten free even though their menu might say they offer it. I always caution people to call ahead to ask about their gluten free foods, especially if cross-contamination is an issue.

Heather July 28, 2019 - 11:12 pm

Chili’s “gluten free” menu excludes most items when they tell you there’s cross contamination. You can’t even have their chips because they’re cooked in the same fryer as gluten. If you’re really gluten free, there’s only like two things you can eat there.

Emily Meyer July 29, 2019 - 3:22 pm

Good to know! Thanks for sharing that. That’s why I always encourage people to call and ask about their kitchen practices if cross-contamination is an issue for them because unfortunately a lot of kitchens can not accommodate properly.

TC January 3, 2020 - 9:52 am

Outback Steakhouse has a wonderful Gluten free menu and they are well trained in cross contamination! A family member of the owner has Celiac Disease – therefore they are well aware. I’ve been diagnosed with celiac since 2003. This is our go-to restaurant.
Chik-fil-a also has a gluten free menu and they are great about being careful with cross contamination. When we travel, we plan our stops around Chik-fil-a – as much as we can! Hope this helps fellow Celiac peeps!

Emily Meyer January 4, 2020 - 6:49 am

That’s awesome! That’s good to know! I love chick-fil-a, that’s my go-to fast food!

Lori June 25, 2020 - 11:46 am

110 Grills are certified GF. Only found in the North East

Rebekah July 27, 2020 - 12:10 am

I thought this article was great. You gave a warning at the top of the letter. To the people getting onto her about cross contamination she gave a warning in the beginning. She never said any of these restaurants were celiac safe. Also to the people saying people without celiac disease are just fad dieters that’s not correct nowadays. Lots of people including myself are gluten free due to other medical conditions. I have endometriosis and gluten causes painful flareups for me if I eat gluten. So I try my best to be gluten free but rarely go out to eat at restaurants with possible cross contamination risk. I appreciate this article. Now I can try a few more places thanks to this article. A pizza place called Marco’s has a gluten free crust and uses separate utensils and a dedicated work space. But the box did say gluten friendly and stated gluten risk due to gluten being in the same kitchen. So it’s really up to all of you to be your own advocate. If you have celiac disease do your research before going to any of these restaurants or give them a call like she said. I dont think any of you should be bitching at her when she clearly stated at the beginning of the article to do your own research or call the dang restaurant.

Emily Meyer July 27, 2020 - 9:56 am

Thanks for your comment!! And I’m so happy you took the time to share your experience. It’s important to remember there are many reasons to avoid gluten and they come with different severities. I also love that you mentioned being your own advocate. I do always include disclaimers when I feel necessary so I’m never misleading. But at the end of the day it’s SO important people with allergies or other food issues become their own advocate and find out what’s right for their body with the help of their doctor.

Leslie July 14, 2020 - 12:36 pm

I agree. You’re only safe if your server has an IDEA of what you’re talking about and can alert the cook.

Barbara May 24, 2019 - 3:47 pm

Blaze pizza has gluten free crust but their topping are grossly cross contaminated. They should not be on the list.

Emily Meyer May 24, 2019 - 10:03 pm

Yes, cross-contamination is unfortunately, an issue at most restaurants that offer both gluten and gluten free items. I always suggest calling ahead and asking about their practices prior to going if cross-contamination is an issue for you.

Willow November 23, 2019 - 11:31 am

I think it depends on your location. The Blaze pizza near us is very careful and they change their gloves for gluten free pizza. Any restaurant that is not completely gluten free has a risk of cross contamination

KJ June 6, 2019 - 2:52 pm

Most of these restraunts are badly cross contaminated. They are not recommended for people who are gluten free for medical reasons.

Emily Meyer June 6, 2019 - 8:44 pm

Some people like myself have a gluten allergy and can tolerate minor cross contamination. As long as I don’t outright eat gluten it doesn’t matter if it was on shared equipment. That’s why it’s so great when restaurants like this offer gluten free items and that’s what this list shows. If cross contamination is a concern for you I always suggest calling restaurants ahead and asking how they can accommodate for you! Some of them have good standards in place, some don’t, I always think the safest thing is just to call because it can even vary within a chain from restaurant to restaurant.

A Celiac who knows the truth November 21, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Emily Meyer, please do any research because “Gluten allergy” is not a thing no medical organization recognizes it, it’s a grossly used term that is commonly misunderstand for a wheat allergy or gluten intolerance. All that term and this post does is ruin the credibility those who can’t have cross contamination have built up. The Allergy test they use is inaccurate, because unless you’re reacting to all gliadin and prolamins which are found in most grains.

From the lovely Nutrition Major fighting for correct practices and correct education

Emily Meyer November 25, 2019 - 2:26 pm

But I think you know what I meant right? I can’t tolerate gluten-containing grains and found this out via blood-test. I think gluten allergy is the most common term for this even if it’s not medically correct. If I was writing a medical artical I’d be more concerned with correct phrasing but I’m actually just writing food.

Kaye Wheelington January 1, 2020 - 10:32 pm

Outback and Bone Fish Grill also have gluten free menus. Their employees seem to have had some training and better understand how important it is if you’re GF for whatever reason. Both not only have some delicious entrees they also have gluten free desserts that are outstanding.

Emily Meyer January 4, 2020 - 6:48 am

That’s good to know! Thanks for sharing!

Nette June 8, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Olive Garden cooks it’s gluten free pasta in the same water as regular pasta. At least the one by me does. Just FYI.

Emily Meyer June 8, 2019 - 8:00 pm

Thanks for sharing that! It’s good to know and is a good reminder to always call ahead and ask how they cook their gf items!

Barb Svoboda June 30, 2019 - 11:15 pm

I have to say my husband is very touch so gluten free has to be made by someone who doesn’t touch anything else and also make things away from places that might have had regular food made on it. He was diagnosed in 2002 so we don’t eat out very often. So places need to be very educated on how to handle and where to cook it.

Emily Meyer July 2, 2019 - 1:11 pm

Barb, yes if I had to avoid gluten to that degree I probably wouldn’t eat out very often either. Unfortunately, even if a restaurant does have decent practices it’s hard to say if every employee will be consistent or if every location will be consistent. As someone with a gluten sensitivity I am happy more restaurants offer gluten free menus. But for people with celiac or an anaphalytic allergy to wheat, it’s probably safest to call each location before dining and ask about their practices or to eat out only at 100% gluten free restaurants (if you can find them in your area).

Joan Warwick June 9, 2019 - 10:50 pm

The Olive Garden in Oshkosh apparently didn’t get the message. Nothing but pasta and I believe only one type of that was gluten free. No bread no soup, you get the idea. I won’t be eating there anytime soon. The waitress brought soup with gluten items in it after a rather lengthy conversation about my needs. I don’t think she understood at all

Emily Meyer June 10, 2019 - 6:43 pm

Ugh that stinks. That’s the problem with chain restaurants, they don’t always put the most care into offering gluten free food. That’s why I hope this list can be a helpful jumping off point but unfortunately it’s still important to check each individual store.

Dani June 12, 2019 - 5:05 pm

Dominos now has gluten free pizza and Eat’n Park has gluten free menu.

Emily Meyer June 17, 2019 - 10:09 am

That’s good to know!! Thanks so much for sharing that!

Charles Ballentine August 14, 2019 - 4:13 pm

There’s a difference in gluten free pizza and gluten free crust. I personally do not trust Dominos or Pizza Hut at all.
Schlotzsky’s is a good place. They understand cross contamination
Chick-Fil-A is ok too for grilled chicken on gluten free bun with waffle fries. They do change gloves.

Judith February 20, 2020 - 12:50 pm

Five Guys Burgers and Fries are very careful to prepare and serve your burger and add-ons with fresh gloves. The fries are their only fried in oil product, so they are GF safe.

Emily Meyer May 24, 2020 - 12:18 pm

Awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

Maria February 21, 2020 - 3:15 pm

My husband went to Domino’s & they have a sign that says “Not safe for Celiacs.”

Emily Meyer February 22, 2020 - 7:35 pm

Good to know! Thanks for sharing that!

Melissa June 16, 2019 - 10:41 am

Thank you for the article Emily. There were a couple there that we haven’t tried yet. We are a family where cross contamination isn’t a problem but we get very sick if we eat straight gluten so I really appreciate restaurants trying to accommodate that and I appreciate articles like yours. You are a blessing! ☺️💖

Emily Meyer June 17, 2019 - 10:08 am

Aww thanks for your kind comment. I’m so happy this article is able to help you and your family. Yes, that’s exactly how I am, not celiac so I don’t worry quite as much about cross contamination. But I definitely can’t full out eat gluten. So glad this could help!

Amanda June 16, 2019 - 12:49 pm

2 others that are great is Rapid Fire Pizza and Outback. Outback actually educates their staff by working with a group that raises awarness to gluten allergies plus they have a gluten free brownie!

Emily Meyer June 17, 2019 - 10:05 am

Oh wow, that’s awesome to know! Thanks for sharing that. It’s so nice when they take the time to educate their staff on allergies.

Laurie S June 25, 2019 - 10:59 pm

110 Grill in the northeast!! They take sensitivities and allergies seriously!

Emily Meyer July 2, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Thanks for sharing that! I don’t have one in my area but I’m sure someone who does will be happy to go there now.

Susan September 1, 2019 - 7:30 pm

Just ate at 110 Grill on Friday!!! My daughter, granddaughter, and son in law, can Not be near anything with gluten! Cross contamination is major problem for them!!! 110 Grill is amazing!!! The food was very delicious and yes my husband and I ate off the GF menu! There GF menu is just about everything they have on the regular menu!!! And they are very cautious of people with allergies!!!

Emily Meyer September 2, 2019 - 10:27 am

That’s amazing!! I have yet to eat there myself but I’ve only heard good things. I’ll be going there soon though, that’s for sure!

Carol M July 4, 2019 - 7:52 am

Thank you for your info. It is so true that you need to check with the restaurant first. Staff education is key. My granddaughter is allergic to eggs, dairy, & peanuts. Her mother is also culinary trained. They will not go to Cheesecake Factory as they can not accommodate allergies. Even though they advertise the allergy free menu.
They have found that the Disney World & their restaurants are especially good at children’s allergies.

Emily Meyer July 8, 2019 - 5:23 pm

Yes, I’ve heard that about Disney World. I’ve heard some really great stories about positive experiences at Disney World. Super accommodating!

Deborah July 18, 2019 - 10:45 am

love this list. I will be watching for updates. Like you, I don’t eat gluten but it is due to hashimoto’s not allergy.

Emily Meyer July 18, 2019 - 9:05 pm

I’m so glad it can be a help to you!

Corrina July 28, 2019 - 6:01 pm

Five Guys and Farm Burger are delicious GF options.

Emily Meyer July 29, 2019 - 3:23 pm

I love Five Guys! Thanks for sharing that.

Ronke July 21, 2019 - 2:23 am

Wow thanks for sharing .love the pizza option too!

Emily Meyer July 22, 2019 - 10:52 am

You’re so welcome! I’m glad you enjoy it!

Chris July 27, 2019 - 7:22 pm

Gluten free and missing a great sandwich?? Hit up Jersey Mike’s!! They have dedicated gluten free work stations and a dedicated grill for hot sandwiches. I am celiac and have GREAT success with them in my area. Happy eating !!!

Emily Meyer July 29, 2019 - 3:24 pm

That’s awesome! I wish I had one near me! Thanks for sharing!

Jebi Miller July 29, 2019 - 11:33 pm

I am celiac and have had great success at many of the restaurants you mentioned. Thank you for sharing your list so others are aware. Jason’s Deli, Houlihan’s, Papa Murphy’s Pizza and Minsky’s Pizza all offer gluten free as well. When I travel to the east coast for work, Legal Seafood is always my first stop. They have gluten free rolls and many fried seafood options (fish, shrimp, scallops, etc.) which is unheard of in the gluten free world. Best gluten free food I think I’ve ever eaten!

Emily Meyer August 2, 2019 - 9:19 am

That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing those places. I don’t think I have them near me but the seafood one sounds amazing!

Vance Pitman August 1, 2019 - 10:16 pm

You forgot McAlister’s Deli. They will make all their sandwiches on gluten free buns. They switched to their own brand of chips, and almost all of them are gluten free. Their chili is good and gluten free, and many of their soups are gluten free. Most of their salads can easily be made gluten free by leaving off croutons, too.
I have moderate gluten allergies (can be severe enough to trigger ER visits, but usually well controlled), and my son is Celiac. MeAlister’s is a go-to when we travel. We have found that the staff at almost all of them in our area are well-educated, and they will ask you about anything they aren’t 100% sure about.

Another option is Cracker Barrel. We aren’t always in the mood for it, but they have an extensive breakfast menu, and they’re usually happy to substitute grits, oatmeal, or other sides for toast, biscuits, etc., if they know it’s for food allergy reasons. They have a smaller selection of lunch or dinner items, but they have quite a few side items that are perfectly fine. I’m more tolerant of cross-contamination, but my son is quite sensitive, and we’ve had very few issues with wait staff understanding our needs or food issues.

Emily Meyer August 2, 2019 - 9:18 am

Thanks so much for sharing such great information! I don’t have a McAlister’s Deli near me. I’ll have to try to find one next time I travel though, it sounds delicious!

Roslyn Leonard August 8, 2019 - 9:20 pm

I recently ate an Olive Garden in Cherry Hill, NJ. Once I was able to get below the tomato sauce, I found regular pasta mixed into the GF pasta. If you go to Olive Garden, be careful.

Christl August 17, 2019 - 10:40 am

I would edit to first sentence: Do Not Use This List If You Have Medical Reasons To Avoid Gluten!
Olive Garden is terribly cross contaminated, Pizza Hut? I don’t know of a single pizza place, chain or not, that would be safe for celiacs.
I’m sure your post was meant for gluten free dieters (which is not heart healthy unless a doctor puts you on it$, but for newly diagnosed people who don’t read your intro, this could spell disaster…from days to a week of pain and suffering. As little as 1/8 teaspoon of flour causes damage to a celiacs intestine.
While the gluten free fad dieters have helped people with celiacs by raiding the demand of gluten free products, it has also made it harder because people don’t take cross contamination as serious as needed.

Emily Meyer August 19, 2019 - 10:17 am

Hi Christl. Thanks for your concern but I think you might not understand that there are a lot of medical reasons to avoid gluten apart from celiac disease. Many people, like myself, avoid gluten because of an allergy in which case cross-contamination is not always a major concern (for some with an allergy it is but not all). Most people don’t avoid gluten just for fun or because it’s a “fad”. A lot of people feel better without gluten because of varying degrees of sensitivity to wheat or other gluten-containing grains. That’s why restaurants have gluten free menus even though they can’t always guarantee 0 risks of cross-contamination. It might not be suitable for celiacs but it is sooo helpful for people like myself who are allergic to gluten or avoiding gluten for other issues like hashimoto’s disease. I believe my post is pretty clear though. This post is intended to share restaurants with gluten free menus. All of these restaurants do have designated gluten free menus or replacement options for regular menu items. I definitely don’t want anyone getting sick on my account and I’m sorry if you think that might happen but that’s why I made sure to advice people to call restaurant’s ahead to check on their kitchen practices. Everyone should know to what degree they have to avoid gluten based on their doctors advice. If you’re someone who has to avoid all degrees of cross-contamination I always advice calling restaurant’s yourself to ensure they can meet those needs. Even chains can be different between locations so it’s important you check with your local restaurant’s and don’t just base it on what someone else says. Thanks for your comment though and I if these restaurants aren’t helpful for you I hope my recipes can be helpful since they are all gluten free! 🙂

Sarah September 21, 2019 - 7:29 pm

Blaze pizza is NOT gluten free. I went in there the other day… they use the sauce sauce spoon for the gf and regular pizza. Cross contamination risk , it’s ok if you avoid g’uten Différent story if you are celiac

Emily Meyer September 23, 2019 - 12:56 pm

Thanks, Sarah! That’s why I explain that this post is focused on restaurants with gf menus or gf options. Most restaurants, unfortunately, do have cross-contamination risk but sometimes you can have them clean surfaces/change spoons if you ask. It usually depends on the location and I always advise calling ahead if you’re not sure.

Rachel D Allen December 30, 2019 - 7:38 am

My oldest son has Celiac so my mom took him to Jersey Mike’s yesterday for a gluten free sub. Cross contamination concerns were addressed and my child ordered a sub that he was assured was gluten free. It was only after he had consumed a footlong sandwich that he noticed a very small addendum on an outside window stating that certain meat products still contain gluten. When my mom went to talk to the staff none of them knew. Jersey Mike’s had not trained any of their staff or management about items containing gluten to be avoided. My child is now very sick.

Emily Meyer January 4, 2020 - 6:47 am

Aw I’m so sorry to hear that! That’s why it can definitely be a risk eating out.

Rebecca February 11, 2020 - 8:13 pm

Gluten is Gluten. Gluten Free means no cross contamination. “Gluten Free” = NO Gluten.
What this article is implying is that these restaurants are “GLUTEN FRIENDLY” — gluten friendly is far from being Gluten Free.
The FDA is cracking down to places like this who have items labeled with GF, because GF is not Gluten Friendly.
There is no accuracy in what you are stating here.
These places are Gluten Friendly, not Free.

Emily Meyer February 19, 2020 - 10:17 am

For people who have lower sensitivities and avoid gluten for reasons other than celiac though it’s always great to know which restaurants offer gluten free menus. As I’ve stated many many times, I know it’s hard for celiacs to understand allergies because they are dealing with something very different. But food allergies come in all different degrees of severity. It’s very common for one person with a dairy allergy to react to cross-contamination and end up in the hospital over it while someone else with a real dairy allergy can accidentally have a bite and walk away with no more than a stomach ache. Or they can eat something that’s cooked on the same grill with dairy and be fine while someone else with have a severe reaction. People avoiding gluten because of wheat allergies or other issues can be the same way. Cross contamination is not a big deal to my body (although I do need to avoid outright eating gluten) and I have a lot of friends and followers in the same boat.

Adriana February 21, 2020 - 12:55 pm

Hi Emily,

Thank you for your list. I recently found that avoiding gluten really helps minimize all of my PCOS symptoms. A little cross contamination is something I can live with but eating full blown gluten makes me feel completely and utterly miserable. Thanks again!

Emily Meyer February 22, 2020 - 7:35 pm

I’m so glad this list was helpful for you! And I totally hear you. That’s how I am with my sensitivity.

Lady February 26, 2020 - 1:33 pm

I thank you for more places I can look into for gluten free options. This article states gluten free. Not 100% Celiac guaranteed. I have Celiac disease and have learned that most people do not understand the disease. Just like heart health issues. A restaurant is offering options and it is up to yo to check the individual restaurant’s and decide for yourself if it works for you. Realistically no restaurant chain can keep all dishes Celiac safe as there is no way unless it is cooked in separate kitchen. So thanks you for the list for gluten free. Greatly Appreciated. These will work for my friends that do not have Celiac but like to eat other options as the article states gluten free… So anyone complaining or telling her to take a restaurant off the list needs to reread the article. Also you would be surprised haw many manufacturers clean there machines once a year and the run what they call gluten free products in the same machines they make non gluten free products. So nothing is 100% guaranteed. Thank you again for this informative article

Emily Meyer April 14, 2020 - 8:12 pm

Thank you for your kind words and helpful explanation! You’re so right and I’m happy you understand where I’m coming from with this article. I always try to include disclaimers because like you said no restaurant like this is going to be guaranteed safe (some people just overlook where I say that.). Thanks again!

Donna December 7, 2021 - 4:23 pm

Mellow Mushroom had awesome GF pizza years ago. I don’t live near one anymore.

Deni January 24, 2022 - 3:24 pm

I have found recently that BJ’s Restaurant has some gluten free (sensitive) menu items. Cross contamination probably occurs.
Pieology Pizza (where I live in California) has GF crusts and now offers a cauliflower GF crust. Most of their pizza toppings are GF, except meatballs. If you tell them you have a gluten sensitivity, they will change their gloves and a section of the pizza oven is ‘cleaned’.
When I visit Hu Hot Mongolian Grill in Joplin, MO, very graciously thoroughly cleans a section of the grill & portions it off to cook your bowl of personally selected food. They have GF noodle options & some GF sauces. Be willing to wait, it is worth it!

Emily Meyer January 25, 2022 - 6:46 am

Thank you for your tips! That’s awesome!

Jean Ann February 13, 2022 - 3:20 pm

I don’t know if this is a local chain or national chain, (I’m in South Florida and there are several around here), but Bolay is 100% gluten-free right down to the cookies which are very good! I’m personally not even gluten-free, (my husband has Celiac), but the food is so good I will go there without him. I’m sure for those who have to be careful it would be such a pleasure to be able to walk in and order anything off the menu without having to worry.

Emily Meyer February 23, 2022 - 2:42 pm

Yum!! I’ve never seen one, but if I do I’ll have to try it!

Vicki May 5, 2022 - 4:30 pm

Emily, you have the patience of a saint. I have just recently had allergy testing and I had an allergic reaction to rye and wheat . The Dr said “no more gluten for you “. I’m new to this so any GF information is very helpful. I just don’t understand why people think just because they have celiac that is an excuse to be rude.

Emily Meyer June 14, 2022 - 9:53 am

Welcome to my site, I hope I can help as you start your food allergy journey! And thank you haha! It can be tricky, because I totally understand celiacs have to be a lot more strict with where and what they eat – but when it comes to allergies they tend to fall on a wide spectrum. That means restaurants can be a yes for one and a no for another. It’s all about listening to your doctor and your own body. That’s why I hope people can understand when it comes to my articles or anything else on the internet, it should be a helpful jumping-off point! But it certainly won’t be right for every single person!

Natalie June 18, 2022 - 7:01 pm

Vicki, this is what I was thinking. Man, you are doing us a favor here, Emily, and I really appreciate the list! You already stated clearly so much of this in your post. I am extremely impressed with how you answered the comments, and actually took mental notes for dealing with certain kinds of people. Keep up the good work.

Emily Meyer July 14, 2022 - 9:09 am

Thank you!! Your kind comments are so encouraging and help me know what type of content people are enjoying! 🙂 I really appreciate it!


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