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I wanted to add , I find the following three restaurants wonderful and very sensitive to the Gluten allergic.
Mariposa's is our favorite, not that its really a resturant more of a bakery really, but great on the go for a slice of pizza or hot cocoa and a delicious steamy garlic bagel. And the owner Pattie is a sweetheart. We buy a lot of are bakery staples from her.
And the OUTBACK Restaurant in Concord is the very best team I experienced for sensitivity to my needs , as well as attention to detail . The one in Pinole damn near killed me twice.
And the PFChangs in Emmeryville is stellar. JUST be careful to order only from the Gluten free menu. We once had a large party and people were ordering from not only the gluten free, but also the regular menu. And for some reason I had the tastiest Singapore Street Noodles I have ever eaten there, that are listed on the gluten free menu, ended me up in the bathroom for the duration of the meal, ( no pun intended). I have had the noodles several times before and they never bothered me, but this time they had that special sizzling WOK flavor, so I should have known better.
Beware- Rick & Ann's IS NOT GLUTEN FREE, I called ahead TWICE and they said they understood and accommodate people with a gluten allergy all the time, and when we got there I again spoke to the hostess who was very nice. BUT- after waiting TWO HOURS, we finally get a table and the waitress doesn't understand why I don't want my ' gluten free' pancake made on the same grill where the wheat pancakes were made, she spoke to the chef who says they do it all the time AND then tries to talk me into ordering the tofu scramble that is made with soy sauce! I asked her , "do you mean " WHEAT FREE TAMARI ? " , SHE SAYS NO , SOY Sauce. And then I tell her ," gluten allergic people can't have soy sauce", she argues with me and saysv" why not ? Its made from soy beans . " , and rolls her eyes at me! Well we of course left starving and pissed.
2922 Domingo Ave., Berkeley.
510-649-8538 Rick and Anns
Gluten-free orange rice-flour pancakes, with dairy-free and egg-free options-
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