Becoming Gluten-Free at The Cheesecake Factory went like this:

Me: "Do you have a gluten-free menu?"
Waitress: "No."
Me: "Do you know what on the menu doesn't have gluten in it?"
Waitress: "No."
Me: "Okay...I'll have an omelette."
Waitress: (Comes back after a few minutes) "Our egg mixture might have gluten in it. What about an egg white omelette?"
Me: "Egg mixture? Yeah, egg whites are fine."
Waitress: "Would you like toast or a bagel?"
Me: "Neither please."
Waitress: "Oh yeah, I forgot." 
Me: In terrible/horrible/no good/very bad pain the rest of the night

Some places just don't get the importance of not cross-contaminating.

In better news, some GREAT gluten-free restaurants include:
-Cafe Rio & Cafe Paesan
They're delicious AND have many gluten-free items. Happiness.


  1. Last time I was at brick oven they had a gluten-free pizza on the

  2. Bummer! My step-mom loves The Cheesecake Factory! I'll get you some insider info on gluten free stuff in case you want to try again. :)

  3. Janelle-THANK YOU! We went to Brick Oven last night after you commented, and it was DELICIOUS GF pizza! We'll totally be going again!

    Rachel-I would love some gf Cheesecake Factory insider info!

  4. That is a bummer!! And rude or maybe I should say insensitive waiter:(

  5. Dear Julie,
    I think I have left you three or four comments in the past that didn't post! I commented on this a few days ago... it showed my comment and now it's gone. Weird huh? I hope this one works.

  6. Katy-completely agree

    Stacy-super lame! I always love your comments but haven't seen of those!


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