We have eaten at Picazzos several times. We were visiting the one in Tempe/Chandler, ( 440 west warner road) but it has now changed hands is no longer a Picazzos.I've heard the new restaurant still has a gluten free menu, but we have not been there since it changed hands. I was sad they changed hands since that is the one that was fairly close to us. I love their salads and pizza and pastas. And they have deserts! They do a great job of keeping things seperate in the back do help prevent cross contact.
Before I found out I had celiac disease I was a huge bread products fan. My favorite thing to eat was croissants. Since going gluten-free I haven't found any recipes for gluten-free croissants, does anyone have a yummy recipe? Please HELP!!!!
I know that crescent rolls aren't exactly the same thing as croissants, but we love this crescent roll recipe. I've made it several times. It does work best if you use the flour she calls for in the recipe. (btw, we love the Jules gluten free flour mix. It is now our favorite go-to flour mix for gluten-free). It is simple to make, and they turn out great.
Getting ready to go there now. Never had a problem, and I've been to many locations in different states. My only quibble is that the last I checked, they had discontinued my favorite--Phillips Better Lemon Chicken......
Patti - Phillips Lemon Chicken is my daughters favorite. Our local PFChangs will still make it for her. You might ask if yours will too. I was sad they took some dishes off the gluten free menu. I hope they bring more of them back. We were there just a few weeks ago, and they still made the lemon chicken! Good luck!
We love the Gluten Free menu at PFChangs! We have eaten at PFChangs at several locations throughout different states. It is out go-to resturant if we are traveling (because my daughter and I are very sensitive to cross contamination) and I don't want to be sick when traveling! We enjoy the entire gluten free menu. Everything from the lettuce wraps, to egg drop soup, to ginger chicken, singapore noodles and more! And the chocolate dome! Yum! They have a mini triple chocolate mousse desert also. Enjoy!!
We love ChickFilA fries. That is our special treat if we are out and about. We ask them to cook a fresh batch, and to change their gloves and tell them we have a gluten "allergy". (I know! I know! Its not an allergy) but we enjoy their fries. And we get their ice cream in a cup and dip our fries in it! Yum!
We have a letter from our Pediatric GI doc that states her name with her diagnosis of Celiac and her dietary restrictions. That way, if we run into problems, I do have that letter to show. But mostly, I just email the companies prior to attending the event or activity, tell them the situation, and ask if they can accomidate the gluten free menu, and if not, if I am allowed to bring my own food. I try and email them at least a couple of days to a week in advance so I have time to get a response back. Most places are very accomadating. Sorry you ran into so many problems. Hopefully that won't always be the case. Good luck!
We love the Pamelas pancake and baking mix. We buy it in a 4 lb bag and we use it for everything, including pancakse and waffles. I serve the waffles to our family and friends who do not have to eat gluten free, and they like these gluten-free waffles better than their own. Try it out! I hope you like them as much as we do
Here is my homemade recipe if I don't have the Pamelas Cornbread mix. It is really good too. It is sweet, so you can cut down on the sugar if you want to 1/2 cup, but my family likes a sweet cornbread.
1 cup Pamela's pancake and baking mix
1 cup Arrowhead Mills Organic gluten-free Yellow Corn Meal
2/3 cup white sugar (may cut to 1/2 cup if you want)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk or butter milk
1/3 cup oil
Preheat oven to 375 (I use convection at 400 which drops to 375)
Mix ingredients all together and pour into a greased 8X8 or 9X9 pan. Cook for 25 - 30 min until toothpick comes out clean.
I like to make muffins or mini muffins out of this recipe...cook the same temp for about 13 min for mini muffins or 18 min or so for regular muffins. I spray my muffin pans really good. Hope you like!
The Godiva Choclate Cheesecake was gluten free as of 3 months ago. Thats all we ordered. It was good, and my daughter and I did not get sick. Very rich, very chocolatey. My daughter thought it was too rich, but I enjoyed it! They said when we were there that they were working on a gluten free menu, but didn't have one at the time. They thought it would be out by the end of the year is what we were told. We were there in Sept. 2010.
Wendys chili, baked potato and frosty all on their gluten free menu..Do I dare??? Anyone eat this stuff? I haven't eaten in any restaurant in over 6 months. Sometimes it would be nice to eat out while out shopping. Anyone know of any safe places to eat in the Kansas City area?
THe baked potatoe and frosty are some of my standards when I'm out doing errands or working on the road. I always explain my "allergy" (even though its not an allergy) and they always change their gloves. I have not done good with their Chili. I am very sensitive to CC. But, in the summer, my kids love when we get to go and have a Frosty! Fun times.
There is a PF Changs in the southern part of KC. Regarding your peanut allergy. You ought to contact the corporate office regarding your peanut allergy and see what they say is safe for you. We love PFChangs. They do more than any other resturant that I know of to keep allergans out of the food when needed.
Also, the Outback up by the Airport does a good job. I always go right when they first open (at 4) and try not to go when they are busy. They are not open for lunch. I think there are more Outbacks, but we've only eaten at the one by the Airport.
So we went to PF Changs last night...Oh my yum. Strange thing was, before goin gluten free I never liked the place much. It didnt compare to the chinese restaurants in DC at all. But anyway, I was highly impressed with the service, even if I did have to wait an hour to be seated... (Worth the wait, though next time I am definitely makin reservations.) Our server was well informed about gluten free things. And I was quite impressed that the gluten free menu was right there on the main menu and easily accessible. The people were very friendly, and I was thrilled that the food tasted really good. I personally think it tasted better than regular menu items. And the lettuce wraps... OH YUM! And I also tried that chocolate mound dessert.... HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!! Though I am certainly payin for it now... (Why does everythin have to be chocolate?) Anyway, definitely a triumphant dining experience! Thanks guys!
So glad you enjoyed it! Sorry I forgot to mention to make reservations!! It helps so much! We love the lemon chicken and the ginger chicken and egg drop soup also! Great menu. We went last night too, but here in Phoenix! Since that is one resturant we normally eat at, we signed up online at their site and have a card so we get 10% off when we eat there. The card is free, and you just show it everytime you order. Sometimes we order it for takeout too, so it's cheaper..no drinks, high tip etc... Glad you enjoyed!
There is a Wingers in West Valley (& several here in Idaho), i've heard they have a gluten-free menu, but haven't gone there since going gluten-free. (I haven't really eaten out since going gluten-free...it's not something my DH & I are able to do often).
Rowena, I've also heard there's a gluten-free store in the Salt Lake area called 'against the grain'. I think I remember hearing that it's in the T- ville/ Sandy area.
i grew up in West Valley, now live in Idaho, but have friends & family still there, so am able to go visit once in a great while...
The store is Against The Grain in Taylorsville. We always shop there when in town. I often pack a suitcase full of food from that store to take back to Arizona with us because I really like some of their brands of flour mixtures they have! Its a great store. Everything is gluten free in the store. Easy to get to off the I 215 and 5400 south. THey are not open like regular grocery store hours, so check their website before you visit for their hours. THey are very helpful in the store. I got some good recipes there from the owners one time.
I also forgot about Five Guys Burgers and Fries! Everything the serve except the buns are gluten free! Just ask them to prepare yours seperatley and cook fresh fries to avoid CC. We have them in Arizona, and they are great for gluten free eating! Here is the website http://www.fiveguys.com/index.aspx
THey have them in the west valley area and midvale area. Check out the location from the website.
We have eaten several times at the PFChangs in Downtown SLC with no problems. My daugther and I are both very sensitive to the CC, and we have never gotten sick. This is our favorite place to eat out when in SLC.
We have eaten at the ChickFilA in Sandy (off the freeway behind the Hilton Garden Hotel, can't remember the street) a few times, we always ask to talk to the manager there when we do eat there, and have never had a problem. We just ask them to be very diligent in the preperation due to CC, and cook new fries, and change their gloves, and it has gone okay.
We have eaten at the Outback in Sandy with Mixed reviews. We have gotten sick about half of the time we have eaten there due to CC. We find if we go at 4 PM when the resturant opens (they are not open for lunch) we do better. It is less crowded, and we are the first customers of the day, and they seem to take better care.