ugh. We also discovered that a peanut sauce at a Thai restaurant had traces of wheat that were not listed by the manufacturer. wow everything sounds so good, thanks for the help...we will be going to the one in Natick ma. Outback Steakhouse had a GF menu so we scoured the offerings and over the past few years, I have eaten their plain steak or chicken breast, baked potato, and broccoli meals without issue. Sorry to hear. This soup with carrots and green onions is great for a night in or when you're feeling a bit under the weather. I know, hon! and R.I. that are awesome! Haha. My mother has been bringing her own meals out to restaurant dates with friends for years and usually has good experiences. (Kind of like what California Pizza Kitchen has done with their gluten-free pizza.) yes, not getting sick if I get glutened is a definite problem for me. You still have to be relatively vigilant, as I accidentally got served the wrong tables' food once, but I eat there knowing that they used different pans, different sauces, etc to make my food. Im sorry GF Dude. I actually am an employee at PF Changs and have been for several years. Blessings to you both ❤️❤️, Your website and the Gluten Dude community you have brought together is so POSITIVE and crucial for my health and happiness and knowledge and celiac confidence! I avoid everything else because they use their hands to grab it. Later another plate came out on a GF plate and that is when they realized the mistake. I’d rather someone smash my thumb with a sledge hammer. Read the Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Celiac Safe Restaurants or Cafe's in Chicago discussion from the Chowhound Restaurants, Chicago food community. Went to PF Changs and not 5 minutes later, I feel like crap. I just want to say that you rock. And sometimes, we get bitten on the ass, despite all our efforts. I am lifted from my moody mornings into hope for our future in a healthy community as I read your lines and the comments they generate. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. OTHER things can give us grief besides gluten. Did you drink too much? I’ve never had a problem with PF Changs, luckily. New Boyfriend. Regular soy sauce usually only contains gluten in the form of wheat. I was sorry to hear about Gluten Dude’s experience at PF Chang’s. Since you had something with lettuce, sulfite was my first thought. I’ll stick to my special dessert as take out only from here on out. I remember having my first, and last, Red Bridge beer. I ordered a glass of wine; changs spicy chicken and brown rice. Now, that I’ve heard another, voice the same complaints and experiences, I’m confident it’s not just in my mind and will joyfully own my stance on it not being a good choice for this celiac! I saw a new GI doctor, and she had me cut cow dairy and limit my fat intake a lot. What part of jersey are you in? I’m not sure what the PF stands for in your name, but for me it now means Painful Food. We have to learn to be persistent in explaining and questioning everything. I am very sensitive, one bite of bread – which I recently ingested by accident – and I was vomiting for hours and could NOT stand up! I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for providing the missing piece in my ongoing struggle with mood swings and behavioral issues. I agree, but she wanted to know that she will have options when she has to travel again (which may not be for several months). Same with my Pei Wei. I went back and did the GF rice but only with vegetables no meat and low and behold, ZERO stomach issues. I went back to PF and ordered the GF rice but with only vegetables, no meat, and had NO problems. I found you earlier today and I have not laughed and cried so much in one night ever. Chang’s. Since you’re being a pain in the ass, I’ll BBQ you something. I called the restaurant the next day and spoke at length to the manager, and he was upset bc they take their gluten menu very seriously and offered to send me some coupons. Chang’s gluten free sauces: chicken broth, oyster sauce, rice wine, sugar, water, wheat free soy sauce and white pepper.”. It is the best message from a church that I have ever heard. A class action lawsuit against PF Chang’s alleges that extra charges on the restaurant’s gluten-free menu violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Looked good. I’m from Canada. Ugh, sometimes it’s not even that I want a free dinner, it’s that I want them to REALLY acknowledge that they messed up! I am ever so grateful to have found your site. Not sure if they put the wrong soy or what on there. I am not saying all celiacs should avoid it. IrishHeart: I’m glad you posted a positive comment about PF Changs, and you’re right – some of the sites are better than others. I ‘ve eaten at several different locations here in Portland and each time left knowing something wasn’t right. Back at the one closest to my parents’ house which I’ve eaten at for years (at least 50+ times) my husband and I have never gotten sick at, however there are several others that are in the regions I travel to for work that I know better to even go to because the staff does not do as good of a job preparing gluten-free items. I showed the manager the 3 fortune cookies that had been put in my GF take out bag- WTH? 2 comments on “ Eating Corn Free At PF Chang’s ” Laurie May 25, 2014 at 12:46 am. I only go to these places a couple of times per year because they cost so much more but they are special occasion places and a trained chef, as you obviously know, is well versed in gluten and CC. We just bit the bullet, called ahead and told them she has severe food allergies and we were bringing her food and did it. again, we tipped well. Grrrr. This has happened several times to me, and finally it’s ended with me being ill for 2 weeks and vowing never to eat there again. Are a disgruntled employee trashing the place? Thank you for all the insight, humor, and perfectly worded content that your blog provides. But given the incredibly good protocols put in place by this company, it is just extremely remote. They also make pizza crust mix, dinner roll mix, and sandwich roll mix. ), Not saying I walk into a restaurant and I’m a whirlwind of Advocacy and bitchiness to get what I want, but in a society where very few people take one another seriously, I will not allow something as serious as Celiac Disease to be overlooked. This year, I pulled up the allergen menu on my smart phone as we were walking in. The have a special menu for people with this allergy ; but there is only one chicken dish and a two page list of veggies. He was very nice but I still don’t know what the stabbing pain was from. LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! I just want to clarify for the record here…I am not insinuating that I ever got glutened at a PF Changs. HIs last name is Cook, “Dear Chef Cook”. All was fine until I got to the bottom of my appetizer salad and found a noodle. As much as I hate the symptoms I suffer, I imagine this presents you with the added difficulty of wondering where it lurks. That’s cool. I’m sure the meals I ordered were indeed GF because I’m one of the “fortunate” ones; I also have DH so if get even a small amount of gluten I’ll have a DH breakout within 48 to 72 hours. I don’t have Celiac’s, but I am Gluten intolerant. I ate there once, got a carry out on New Years Eve. Oh guys I have laughed and cried reading your posts. I’ve eaten at the one in PMM and the one down 309 many times and haven’t had any problems. Love her videos. Your frustrations, humor and encouragement have already helped me tremendously to carry on. I ask everyone in my party to order from the GF menu, which really helps. If they know a little I would be afraid of any misinformation they were given down the line that will make any Celiac sick. We need more 100% gluten free restaurants that are fast food so we feel less isolated. Chang’s seemed to have it down and appeared to understand (with the different plates for serving gluten-free meals and as soon as I say I’m ordering off the gluten-free menu – they take away the soy sauce on the table and bring the gluten-free soy and pot sticker sauce). Thank you. Now, that is not the first time I have eaten Kikoman regular soy sauce and not gotten sick. Can I just go hang out in the restaurant and get to know the food and the menu, without actually eating anything? So I came home, sick, and called corporate and emailed my story (over several pages long). I knew I consumed gluten at pf Changs because of my symptoms after eating the food and then the symptoms I endured days following. Lol just don’t have the funds or insurance to see a therapist at the moment. Anecodotal evidence is not proof of a “corporate or distribution level” oversight that is somehow glutening people in ALL the PF Chang restaurants. I was hoping for a gift card that I could give away or something. Gluten Dude, I have yet to find a sushi place that automatically uses real crab meat. Please message me your mailing address. What Do I Do? I have only eaten in a TOTALLY dedicated GF restaurant and bakery (it’s called Sherry Lynn’s in Latham, NY) and like you, I cried when I realized I could eat there and be safe. Only “wheat free” was called out in the description, because wheat is typically the only form of gluten found in soy sauce. Is that a hoot. I will have to call the restaurant and ask some questions. Doc told me I was an unlucky one. 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