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Gluten-free Phoenix: A Community #nimatested Dining Guide

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Here’s our gluten-free Phoenix dining guide, featuring the favorite #nimatested and approved meals at 25 restaurants by Nima community member and blogger Michelle Bock.

1. Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe


Tested: Country fried chicken.

Results: Smile!

Notes: This is my favorite breakfast place! It is 100% gluten-free. Everything is delicious! They have awesome cakes and baked sweets too.

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2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Location: 7001 N Scottsdale Rd #290, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Tested: GF bread, Surf and Turf, and crème brûlée.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: Everything tested all smiles by Nima here. They served warm gluten-free bread too.

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3. Red White & Brew

Location: 6740 E McDowell Rd #102, Mesa, AZ 85215

Tested: Fettuccine Alfredo, Cobb Salad, and broccoli.

Results: One gluten found, two smiles!

Notes: My friend’s daughter ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo gluten-free so we tested it and it came back with smiles. My Cobb Salad came back with gluten found. So, I decided to get the Fettuccine Alfredo and broccoli too.

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4. Over Easy

Location: 211 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296

Tested: Eggs with wild mushrooms, and hash browns.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: All smiles at this breakfast place! My daughter ordered the wolf pack, I had the 3 eggs and wild mushrooms with a side of hash browns.

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5. Cowboy Ciao

Location: 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Tested: GF Stetson Salad and the Pig and Pudding.

Results: One gluten found, one smile!

Notes: This is the gluten-free version of the Stetson Salad with smoked salmon. Happy to see a Nima smile. However the Pig and Pudding had gluten found.

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6. Kona Grill

Location: 2224 E Williams Field Rd Gilbert AZ 85296

Tested: Two sushi rolls and the crème brûlée.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: All Nima smiles for sushi at Kona. They change the boards and clean the knives to make sure no cross contamination occurs. Even the Creme Brûlée passed!

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7. Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen

Location: 440 W. Warner Rd. Tempe AZ 85284

Tested: Alfredo Pizza and the Broken Wedge Salad.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: I ordered a Alfredo Pizza with tomato and basil as well as the Broken Wedge Salad. No gluten found!

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8. JP Pancake

Location: 3641 E Baseline Rd # Q100, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: Banana Bread French Toast.

Results: Gluten found.

Notes: This was the gluten-free Banana Bread French Toast. Nima reported gluten found.

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9. The Keg Steakhouse

Location: 2240 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Tested: Steak (comes with a baked potato and veggies) and the Keg Caesar Salad.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: I have eaten at the Keg in Arizona and Canada and both times came back with all smiles! They have separate people bring your food if you have an allergy at the table. Great job on safe kitchen practices.

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10. Postino Wine Cafe

Location: 302 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: GF bruschetta.

Results: Gluten found.

Notes: They have wine that is delicious but the gluten-free bruschetta had gluten found.

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11. Rancho de Tia Rosa

Location: 891 N Higley Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: Tortilla chips, Low Carb Style Entree, Mexican Salad, and Flying Saucer.

Results: Two gluten founds, and one smile!

Notes: I have eaten in the restaurant and the food came back all smiles from Nima. The to-go food from there had gluten found on two different tries.

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12. Zin Burger

Location: 344 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: Loaded Fries and Grass Fed Beef Burger (with lettuce wrap).

Results: Gluten found.

Notes: The dedicated fryer must have had cross-contamination for the Loaded Fries as gluten was found. The Grass Fed Beef Burger on a lettuce wrap also came back with gluten found.

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13. Sushi Brokers

Location: 350 N Gilbert Rd #101, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: Tuna roll and edamame.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: The tuna roll and edamame all Nima smiles.

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14. Frost Gelato

Location: 2150 E Williams Field Rd, Ste 120 Gilbert, AZ 85295

Tested: Gelato – flavor of the month.

Results: Smile!

Notes: They use separate scoops for each gelato flavor to help prevent cross-contamination.

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15. In N Out Burger

Location: 2449 S Market St, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Tested: Fries, Neapolitan shake, and beef burger (with lettuce wrap).

Results: Smiles!

Notes: This is my go-to food choice when traveling. They use safe kitchen practices to prevent cross-contamination. All Nima approved.

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16. Snooze

Location: 310 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: GF pancakes.

Results: Gluten found.

Notes: The gluten-free pancakes tested came back with gluten found.

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17. House of Tricks

Location: 114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

Tested: Buttermilk Brined Beeler’s Pork Chop, Blackened Ahi Tuna, Flourless Turtle Brownie.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: I ordered the Ahi Tuna and my hubby ordered the Pork Chop. The Chocolate Dessert also tested no gluten found.

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18. P.F. Changs

Location: 6610 E Superstition Springs Blvd. Mesa, AZ 85206

Tested: Egg Drop Soup, GF Hokkien Street Noodles, GF Ginger Chicken with Broccoli, GF Coconut-Curry Vegetables, GF Fried Rice, and Chocolate Dome Cake.

Results: One gluten found, and three smiles!

Notes: We ate in the restaurant and everything came back Nima approved except the Chocolate Dome Cake. We also ordered it take out and it all came back Nima approved!

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19. Spinato’s Pizzeria

Location: 5509 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014

Tested: GF Garlic Bread, GF Pizza, and Stuffed Mushrooms.

Results: One gluten found, two smiles!

Notes: We ate at the restaurant and two out of our 3 dishes came back Nima approved. The gluten-free pizza had gluten found.

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20. Thai Chili

Location: 3641 E Baseline Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: Tom Yum Gai Soup and Pad Prig Pao.

Results: Smiles!

Notes: This is my go-to delivery food. Everything we have eaten there has passed Nima! Smiles all around.

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21. Cafe 8

Location: 5235 E Southern Ave #107, Mesa, AZ 85206

Tested: Quiche (eggs, portobello mushrooms, red bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, asiago cheese, and GF crust).

Results: Gluten found.

Notes: Sadly this restaurant advertises as mostly gluten-free but Nima found gluten in the quiche.

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22. Ahipoke Bowl

Location: 1035 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Tested: Poke Bowl (build your own).

Results: Smile!

Notes: This is a yummy option for gluten-free quick food. They put the sauce on the salad and fish separately. I asked for gluten-free soy sauce and sesame oil.

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23. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Location: 2212 E Williams Field Rd Gilbert AZ 85296

Tested: GF Bacon Wrapped Shrimp.

Results: Gluten found.

Notes: I ordered the gluten-free Bacon Wrapped Shrimp but gluten was found.

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24. Frozen Creamery

Location: 744 W Ray Rd #103, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Tested: Salted Caramel Affagato.

Results: Smile!

Notes: I tested the Salted Caramel Affagato. No gluten found.

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25. Nico Heirloom Kitchen

Location: 366 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Tested: Virtù Octopus, Bistecca, Grilled Asparagus, and Roasted Brussel Sprouts.

Results: Two gluten founds, and three smiles!

Notes: We ordered the Virtù Octopus which came back with no gluten found, the Bistecca (no gluten found), and the Butterscotch dessert (no gluten found). However the Grilled Asparagus with egg came back with gluten found, and the Roasted Brussel Sprouts with bacon also came back with gluten found.

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