Meet the Spokin Celiac Ambassadors!

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In honor of Celiac Awareness Month we’re celebrating our Celiac + Gluten-Free Ambassadors who together have shared over 6,000 reviews on the Spokin app! Learn more about this amazing group including what’s always in their grocery cart, the best thing they ever ate, their favorite restaurant and bakery, the next trip they’re planning, and even the shows they’re currently watching. See ambassadors from coast to coast and follow them on the Spokin app for more gluten-free finds!

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ARIZONA

Hailey Brigham

My son has celiac disease and we’ve been gluten-free for 1.5 years. I am also allergic to peanuts, egg, dairy, chicken, tomato, and I have a gluten sensitivity. I live in Gilbert, Arizona. See the 156 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @thedailyhailey. I truly feel so honored to be a part of the Spokin community. Being surrounded by so many allergy mamas like me is exactly what I needed after learning about my son’s diagnosis. I was heartbroken and lost but now I feel inspiration and strength to be his advocate.

Always in my grocery cart: Schär sourdough sliced bread, Wholly Veggie jalapeño mozzarella sticks, and Jolly Llama vanilla fudge sundae.

Favorite restaurant: Picazzo’s!

Favorite bakery: Gluten Free Creations Bakery.

Most recent trip: Our last trip was to San Diego. We found a bakery, Starry Lane Bakery, which was free from all allergens.

The next trip you’re planning: Lots! Downtown Phoenix in May, Payson in June, and Vegas in July.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: AMC! I was stoked to find tons of gluten-free options.

Always on the hunt for: Vegan and gluten-free mac and cheese!

Favorite Spokin app find: I love using the map while traveling.

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten-free restaurant in Gilbert, Arizona.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Picazzo’s!

The best thing you ever ate: Vegan, gluten-free cheese bread from Picazzo’s.

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: The Ultimatum

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @eatglutenfreeaz, @glutenfree.dave

Follow me: Instagram @thedailyhailey__  and Spokin @thedailyhailey

Katelyn Duffy

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 14 years. I am also allergic to dairy and eggs. I live in Phoenix, Arizona. See the 40 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @eatglutenfreeaz. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is being able to share safe places and products for others to enjoy. It’s also a great way to connect with others and discover new gluten-free foods! Spokin is also one of the best resources when it comes to traveling with food allergies.

Always in my grocery cart: Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips, Zevia sodas, and NadaMoo! dairy-free ice cream.

Favorite restaurant: Bartaco

Favorite bakery: Intentional Foods

Most recent trip: I recently visited Houston and stumbled upon Magnolia Eats & Treats. They have dedicated gluten-free fryers and I was able to have gluten-free fried Oreos and onion rings for the first time!

The next trip you’re planning: Los Cabo, Mexico

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Taqueria 27 in Lehi, Utah because they had gluten-free churros that were to die for!

Always on the hunt for: Great dairy free alternatives, gluten-free churros, and gluten-free cinnamon rolls.

Favorite Spokin app find: Petunia’s Pies & Pastries—it was amazing to find a gluten-free and vegan bakery in Oregon with the best donuts ever!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free beignets

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Oat Haus, Zukkee Kitchen, and Holidaily Brewing Co..

The best thing you ever ate: Funnel cake from 100% gluten-free food truck Honey Butter Country Fare in Portland, Oregon and Pizza from Keste in New York City.

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: A Million Little Things

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @the_celiac_space, @cleanmondaymeals, and @maxlugavere

Follow me: Instagram @eatglutenfreeaz and Spokin @eatglutenfreeaz

CALIFORNIA

Laura Zacarias

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 2.5 years. I am also allergic to egg. I live in Los Angeles, California. See the 128 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @gluttenous. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is being part of a community that’s always willing to answer questions and make me feel normal and valid for my concerns and lifestyle. It helps me not feel alone, especially with how rare it is to find other adults managing food restrictions in life.

Always in my grocery cart: Alani Nu protein bars (the Munchies flavor uses gluten-free pretzels!), Wholly Gluten-Free ready to bake pizza crusts, and Cybele’s Free to Eat confetti cookies.

Favorite restaurant: Xi’an Beverly Hills

Favorite bakery: Karma Baker

Most recent trip: I recently went to Vail, Colorado, and had the most amazing gluten-free experience at The Swiss Chalet restaurant!

The next trip you’re planning: London

Favorite review shared on Spokin: The Yard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Always on the hunt for: Ice cream shops, gluten-free patisseries, and gluten-free burritos or sub sandwiches.

Recently saved on Spokin: South Korea Allergy-Friendly Travel Itinerary

Favorite Spokin app find: South Korea Allergy-Friendly Travel Itinerary

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten-free large burrito from a restaurant!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Gluuteny Bakery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The best thing you ever ate: Gluten-free squid on black rice in Cinque Terre.

Sweet or Savory: Savory

What are you currently watching: The Righteous Gemstones and Winning Time

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @foodobsessionist, @thehangryblondes, and @tegreasa

Follow me: Instagram @gluttenous and Spokin @gluttenous

Mary Miller

I am allergic to tree nuts and have been gluten-free since 2018. I live in Los Angeles, California. See the 185 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @gfnutfreemama. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the community!

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse bread and hamburger buns, Vermont Nut Free milk chocolate, and Libre Naturals granola and oatmeal.

Favorite restaurant: Cava

Favorite bakery: Sibby’s

Most recent trip: I recently went to Cava in Santa Monica, picked up a build your own salad, and walked to the beach to enjoy it.

The next trip you’re planning: Canada!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Partake Pancake Mix

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free and nut free restaurants

Favorite Spokin app find: Partake and Canyon Bakehouse

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten-free, nut free restaurant in Los Angeles.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Cava!

The best thing you ever ate: A filet mignon on a bed of greens at Jules Verne in France.

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @spokininc, @kinnikinnick, and @nowheychocolate

Follow me: Instagram @gfnutfreemama and Spokin @gfnutfreemama

Ashley

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 12 years. I am also allergic to oysters. I live in Los Angeles, California. See the 84 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @andglutenfree. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is contributing to a community that values my safety and advocates for everyone with food allergies/restrictions. I know the value of social media and hope that my little Instagram, with the help of Spokin, can bring joy and delicious tasting food anyone managing celiac or eating gluten-free.

Always in my grocery cart: Gluten-free Oreos, King Arthur gluten-free Pancakes, Mike’s Hot Honey, Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Coffee Cake Muffins, Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix, Freedom Apple Cider Donuts, and Goodie Girl Fudge Striped Cookies.

Favorite restaurant: Rice in Manhattan Beach, California.

Favorite bakery: Breadblok for bread, Kirari West for uniqueness, Twice Baked for fried donut Saturdays

Most recent trip: I recently visited Encinitas, California and had a great trip. We had brunch/lunch at Nectarine Grove (an all gluten-free eatery), dinner at Solterra Winery, and brunch the next day at Broad Street Dough Company for baked donuts.

The next trip you’re planning: I am going to Italy for my honeymoon in two weeks. I haven’t finished planning the activities but I have planned all the restaurants and bakeries!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: De Buena Planta

Always on the hunt for: Fried gluten-free donuts and churros.

Favorite Spokin app find: The Oreo recipe guide and the Portland Allergy-Friendly Travel Itinerary

Dream find on the Spokin app: I’m always on the lookout for anything gluten-free!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Goodie Girl Cookies and Twice Baked Bakery

The best thing you ever ate: Gluten-free donuts from JD Flannel, gluten-free donuts from Twice Baked, churros from Hugo’s and Hugo’s Tacos, fried chicken from Birdie G’s, fried chicken and waffle from Nine24 Kitchen, crispy rice and ramen from Rice in Manhattan Beach

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Better Call Saul

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @glutenfreeaz, @lesswithlaur, and @emsnutfreeeats

Follow me: Instagram @andglutenfree and Spokin @andglutenfree

Emily McElroy

I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts and have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. I have been gluten-free for almost 8 years. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. See the 1,090 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @emsnutfreeeats. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the amazing community of women managing food allergies!

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse Mountain White Bread, Undercover Snacks, and Oatly Chocolate Ice Cream.

Favorite restaurant: Oceans and Earth in Yorba Linda, California.

Favorite bakery: Awesome Bites Co.

Most recent trip: I went to San Diego for a weekend and had my favorite cupcakes from top 9 allergen-free Starry Lane Bakery.

The next trip you’re planning: I’ll be traveling to Italy at the end of May for my graduation trip and visiting Rome and Florence with my friends!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Starbird Chicken

Always on the hunt for: Gluten and nut-free bakeries, dedicated gluten-free fryers, and allergy-friendly donuts.

Recently saved on Spokin: Gusta Pizza, Giolitti, and Frigidarium—prepping for Italy!

Favorite Spokin app find: A la mode ice cream

Dream find on the Spokin app: I would love to find a nut-free and gluten-free waffle spot.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Tootsie Roll!

The best thing you ever ate: Chocolate croissants from Mariposa Baking Co.

Sweet or Savory: Sweet

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @erinliveswhole, @austrianwithwuff, and @rachlmansfield

Follow me: Instagram @emsnutfreeeats and Spokin @emsnutfreeeats

FLORIDA

Arielle Cole

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 8 years. I am also allergic to mango and kiwi, and I avoid dairy. I live in Boca Raton, Florida. See the 50 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @glutenfreegp. My favorite part about being a Spokin Ambassador is trying new products and finding new places to eat!

Always in my grocery cart: Schär crackers, Nugo Slim PB bars, and Savor by Suzie pretzels

Favorite restaurant: Ripe Delray

Favorite bakery: Dana’s Bakery and Karma Baker

Most recent trip: I went to Hell Yeah Gluten Free in Atlanta which is a 100% gluten-free bakery with vegan options as well!

The next trip you’re planning: Italy is on my bucket list!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Bartaco

Always on the hunt for: Pizza, bakeries, and tacos!

Recently saved on Spokin: The Allergy-Friendly Disney World Guide and Erin McKenna’s Bakery!

Favorite Spokin app find: Otto’s Naturals brownies! They are SO delish!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free cheesecake by me!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Cheez-its

The best thing you ever ate: Pie bites from Key Lime to Happiness, crab cakes from Burton’s Grill, and lobster mac and cheese from Acova Restaurant!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet

What are you currently watching: The Dropout

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @emsnutfreeeats, @glutenfreefinds_pa, and @healthygffamily

Follow me: Instagram @glutenfreegalpal and Spokin @glutenfreegp

Danielle Lutin

I have a gluten sensitivity and have been gluten-free for 6 years. I also avoid dairy. I live in Florida. See the 14 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @glutinfree. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the amazing people I have connected with! We’re like a little family and I am so grateful!

Always in my grocery cart: Jovial pasta, Canyon Bakehouse bread, and Simple Mills crackers!

Favorite restaurant: Rose’s Daughter

Favorite bakery: Epiphany Bakery

Most recent trip: I went to New York and visited Senza Gluten!

The next trip you’re planning: A 2 month road trip out west!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Wholly Gluten Free pizza dough!

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free pasta and pizza!

Recently saved on Spokin: 128 Allergy-Friendly Brunch Spots

Favorite Spokin app find: Travel guides!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free Chinese food

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Epiphany Bakery!

The best thing you ever ate: Horseradish and short rib gluten-free pizza from Roses Daughter

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Peaky Blinders!

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @halfbakedharvest, @theloopywhisk, and @tastemade

Follow me: Instagram @glutin_free_foodie and Spokin @glutinfree

Nicole Urban

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 4 years. I am also allergic to fish, tree nuts, and sesame. I live in Miami, Florida. See the 50 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @girlwnogluten. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is finding fun new restaurants and products that are allergy-safe!

Always in my grocery cart: Raw Rev peanut butter chocolate protein bars, berries, and Bada Beans.

Favorite restaurant: Anything Mexican!

Favorite bakery: Modern Bread and Bagel

The next trip you’re planning: Tel Aviv, to visit my brother who will be starting medical school.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Modern Bread and Bagel Bakery!

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free Mexican food and desserts

Favorite Spokin app find: Restaurants

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten free bakeries in Europe!

The best thing you ever ate: Chicken and waffles from Yardbird.

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Euphoria

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @thenaughtyfork, @nobread and @samiclarke

Follow me: Instagram @girlwithnogluten_ Spokin @girlwnogluten

ILLINOIS

Esha Kumar

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free since January 2018. See the 36 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @glutenfreebasicb. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is that I can spread awareness for safe gluten-free foods and restaurants. I want to make people feel like they can live a normal life with celiac disease and Spokin makes that possible.

Always in my grocery cart: Trader Joe’s 0% fat Greek yogurt in the vanilla bean and coconut flavors—high protein, great flavor, and gluten-free! Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Whole Grain Bread, too—it’s the closest thing to real sandwich bread I’ve had, it toasts SO well, and it’s perfect for sandwiches.

Favorite restaurant: Summer House Santa Monica in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The vibes are immaculate, and they take such great care of people with celiac disease. Everything is prepared separately if you indicate celiac (or an allergy), their gluten-free bread is amazing, YES you can eat their French fries, and they make gigantic gluten-free cookies that are heavenly!

Favorite bakery: Defloured in Andersonville, Chicago. I can’t live without them. Anything and everything they make is out of this world. My dream would be to somehow collaborate with them and create a unique gluten-free baked good. The staff is SO nice. I’m obsessed!

Most recent trip: I recently went to New York City and had the best gluten-free and vegan meal at Etérea in the East Village. It’s a tequila and mezcal bar with amazing Mexican food. My only regret is that I couldn’t try everything on the menu because I got so full! The entire place is gluten-free and vegan, though they do serve beer, so just pay attention to the cocktail you order. My non-gluten-free husband loved the food so much.

The next trip you’re planning: Greece! Our friends are celebrating their belated wedding (thanks COVID), in Crete, and I’m so excited to see what Greece has to offer for gluten-free foods. I’m most excited to go wine tasting in Santorini and basically live off of feta and olives.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: My favorite review is probably Noglu in New York City. It’s such a cute French bakery that’s 100% gluten-free. It made me feel like I was back in Paris, and honestly, I never thought I’d be able to eat a legitimately delicious French pastry again.

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free bakeries or dessert spots, wherever I go. I don’t have any other food restrictions so going out to eat is usually not an issue, but when dessert arrives I’m not able to eat most foods (or sweet foods during breakfast). Whenever I travel I like to make it a point to visit a gluten-free bakery as soon as I land just so that I can pick up a couple of things to eat throughout my stay.

Recently saved on Spokin: Chaia Chinatown in Washington D.C., Partake’s pizza crust, and Ghostfish Brewing Co. in Seattle, Washington.

Favorite Spokin app find: Ghostfish Brewing Company Restaurant and Taproom! I had no idea a full gluten-free pub/brewery existed until hearing about Ghostfish!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free bakeries in Greece.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Modern Bread and Bagel!

The best thing you ever ate: Pizza from Propaganda Pizza in Dowagiac, Michigan. It’s a 100% gluten-free pizza shop 75 miles from Chicago, and fairly close to Lake Michigan. It’s kind of on my way home to my parents’ house in Michigan. Truly a hidden gem. This needs to get on the celiac map!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Selling Sunset. I love the drama, the fashion, and the houses. And Seinfeld!

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @minimalistbaker for recipes, @celiacdietitian for tips on living with celiac disease and debunking misinformation that runs rampant in the celiac community and @nytcooking because even though I can’t eat most of the recipes, it’s fun to try and recreate them as gluten-free!

Follow me: Instagram @glutenfreebasicb and Spokin @gfreebasicb

Lauren Less

I have a wheat allergy and have been gluten-free for about 4 years. I am also allergic to dairy, egg, sesame, soy, buckwheat, maple, and oats. I live in Chicago, Illinois. See the 40 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @lesswithlaur. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is spreading the word about allergy-friendly products and advocating for the food allergy community!

Always in my grocery cart: Organic Sunbutter, Hu Kitchen Vanilla Crunch, Simple Mills Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Mix, Caulipower Chicken Tenders, Siete Almond Flour Tortillas, Gotham Greens Vegan Pesto, Quinn Pretzel Twists, and LesserEvil Paleo Puffs.

Favorite restaurant: Ema

Favorite bakery: Ingrained

Most recent trip: The last trip I went on was to Naples, Florida and I loved eating at True Food Kitchen because they were incredible with my allergies!

The next trip you’re planning: I’m going to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Austin, Texas next!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Bright bowls!

Always on the hunt for: I am always on the hunt for gluten-free and vegan desserts!

Favorite Spokin app find: Karma Baker

Dream find on the Spokin app: I would love to find a breakfast place that serves gluten-free and vegan pancakes and waffles without any of my allergens! The dream!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Simple Mills and LesserEvil!

The best thing you ever ate: Free2b Dark Chocolate Sun Cups. I’m addicted!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Euphoria

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @chefdeeboss, @allofthehealththings, and @livwelleatwell for allergy-friendly recipes and tips!

Follow me: Instagram @lesswithlaur and Spokin @lesswithlaur

Kendra Peterson

I have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity and have been gluten-free for 11 years.  I live in Chicago, Illinois. See the 65 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @drizzlekitchen. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is the community! Everyone is so fantastic and supportive of each other. It’s such a wonderful way to try new products and give our feedback to build a better user experience.

Always in my grocery cart: 88 Acres Unsweetened Watermelon Seed Butter, Hu Kitchen Snacking and Baking Dark Chocolate Gems, and an insane amount of fruits and vegetables!

Favorite restaurant: HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen

Favorite bakery: Defloured

Most recent trip: We went back to Louisville to visit my boyfriend’s family and stopped at Annie May’s Sweet Cafe and I was just in heaven! Gluten-free AND free from the top 9. To walk into a bakery and know you can eat everything is such a special treat!

The next trip you’re planning: We will be in Provence for 2 weeks this summer and I cannot wait for the markets and all the sweet little cafes and bakeries. Stay tuned for gluten-free discoveries!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Gifted Breads

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free bakeries and Italian restaurants

Favorite Spokin app find: Annie May’s Sweet Cafe

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten-free bakery in Provence!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: LoPaus Point Waffles

The best thing you ever ate: Homemade gluten-free graham crackers from Blackberry Farm in Tennessee

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: The Dropout

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @huffmantravel, @allergylicious, and @nataliewaybakes

Follow me: Instagram @drizzlekitchen and Spokin @drizzlekitchen

Lauren Silverman

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 7 years.  I live in Chicago, Illinois. See the 32 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @silverl2. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is discovering gluten-free brands, sharing my favorite finds with the community, and connecting with like-minded gluten-free foodies who’ve made the most of a challenging dietary restriction.

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels, salad ingredients, and fresh fruit.

Favorite restaurant: Senza Gluten

Favorite bakery: Rise Authentic Baking Co.

Most recent trip: I recently went to Maui and had the best gluten-free meal at Lahaina Grill, a fine dining restaurant that was very accommodating of my gluten-free needs and provided me with a delicious celiac-safe meal!

The next trip you’re planning: I’m going to San Francisco/Napa in May!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Karma Baker—my very first review on Spokin!

Always on the hunt for: gluten-free bakeries and dedicated gluten-free brunch spots.

Favorite Spokin app find: Oahu and Maui Allergy-Friendly Travel Itinerary

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten-free bar where every drink/cocktail and food item on the menu is gluten-free!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Jewel’s Bakery & Cafe

The best thing you ever ate: Avocado and pomegranate sandwich on sesame seed bagel at Modern Bread and Bagel

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Selling Sunset

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @glutenfree.dave, @thrivingglutenfree, and @celiactivist

Follow me: Instagram @living.against.the.grain and Spokin @silverl2

KANSAS

Dave Stubler

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 6 years. I also have Hashimoto, EoE, and AlphaGal and am allergic to dairy and red meat. I live in Kansas City, Kansas. See the 27 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @glutenfreedave. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the opportunities to discover new and delicious allergy-safe products!

Always in my grocery cart: Holidaily Brewing’s Big Henry Hazy IPA, Canyon Bakehouse multigrain bread, Kinnikinnick Panko Bread Crumbs, Extra White Gold Bread Flour, Caremoli Pizza Crust Mix, Miyoko’s Creamery Liquid Pizza Cheese, and S&W Chickpeas.

Favorite restaurant: BIBIBOP Asian Grill

Favorite bakery: Clarity Gluten Free Shop in Buckner, Missouri

Most recent trip: Celiac Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas. We had a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, dining room, and buffet for the entire cruise—gluten-free Heaven on earth!

The next trip you’re planning: I’m looking forward to traveling to Boulder, Colorado in May to hike and enjoy the many gluten-free restaurants and a visit to Holidaily Brewing’s taproom in nearby Golden, Colorado.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Celiac Cruise on Royal Caribbean!

Always on the hunt for: Dedicated gluten-free restaurants

Recently saved on Spokin: Celiac Cruise on Royal Caribbean, Otto’s Brownie Mix, and Steiner’s Bakery All-Purpose Flour

Favorite Spokin app find: Wholly Gluten Free Frozen pizza dough

Dream find on the Spokin app: A dedicated gluten and dairy-free pizzeria!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Holidaily Brewing

The best thing you ever ate: Fish and chips from Dedicated Bistro at Holidaily Brewing in Golden, Colorado

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: The Great British Baking Show

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @philhatesgluten, @eatingglutenanddairyfree, and @holidailybrew

Follow me: Instagram @glutenfree.dave and Spokin @glutenfreedave

MASSACHUSETTS

Brooke Elmore

I have celiac disease and I have been gluten-free for 6 years. I am also allergic to oats. I live in Boston, Massachusetts. See the 118 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @celiactivist. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is the community! I love meeting other people who have food allergies or intolerances.

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse Sweet Hawaiian Bread, Everlasting Joy GoMacro Bars, and GT’s Synergy Kombucha Gingerade.

Favorite restaurant: Ron’s Original Bar and Grille in Exton, Pennsylvania

Favorite bakery: Modern Bread and Bagel in New York City.

Most recent trip: I recently went to Costa Rica and had an amazing experience at the Westin Reserva Conchal resort where they prepared me safe food for every meal! I had the most delicious chilaquiles for breakfast.

The next trip you’re planning: I am going to be studying abroad in London in the fall and can’t wait to find all the best gluten-free food there!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Everything from NoWhey, especially their truffles!

Always on the hunt for: The best gluten-free sandwiches!

Recently saved on Spokin: A cashew-free vegan queso recipe from Allergy Awesomeness

Favorite Spokin app find: Undercover Snacks—I love them!

Dream find on the Spokin app: A 100% gluten-free restaurant in downtown Boston.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Modern Bread and Bagel in New York City.

The best thing you ever ate: A gluten-free focaccia sandwich from Sgarno in Florence, Italy!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: WeCrashed on AppleTV

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @glutenfreereality, @rachlmansfield, and @glutenfreenewengland

Follow me: Instagram @celiactivist and Spokin @celiactivist

MICHIGAN

Hannah Becker

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 6 years. I also avoid corn. I live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. See the 43 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @celiacfoodlover. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is the community of other celiacs and people with allergies! It’s so fun to share recommendations and have a network of people with shared experiences. I also love being able to promote my favorite products and restaurants that have clear labeling, keep me safe, and make delicious food!

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse Hawaiian Sweet Bread, Quinn Snacks Cheezy Filled Pretzels, GoMacro Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars, OatHaus Vanilla Granola Butter, Feel Good Foods Three Cheese Bites, That’s It Mango Fruit Bars, and MadeGood Birthday Cake Granola Bars.

Favorite restaurant: That’s so hard! I really love Davio’s in Boston but a close second would be Capo Restaurant (also in Boston) or Sylvan Table (near Detroit).

Favorite bakery: Rumi’s Passion (Plymouth, Michigan)

Most recent trip: I recently went to Minneapolis for my friend’s wedding and stopped at Hark! Cafe, a 100% gluten-free cafe. It was so good and I got extras to-go!

The next trip you’re planning: I am visiting Kauai and Maui in May! I was born in Honolulu and try to go back whenever I can! I live off of fresh fruit smoothie bowls and fresh fish while I’m there.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Rumi’s Passion! I love promoting amazing gluten-free small businesses and products on Spokin so that other celiacs can discover them too.

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free bakeries! I try to track down at least one in every new city I visit. Also, a celiac-safe bagel or doughnut!

Recently saved on Spokin: YumEarth Jelly Beans! I love their products but didn’t realize they had jelly beans!

Favorite Spokin app find: I have to take a work trip to New Orleans next weekend by myself and I found a restaurant I’m excited to eat at on the Spokin app by searching the location and filtering to my allergens.

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten-free brunch in Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Quinn Snacks

The best thing you ever ate: Celiac-safe bombolone (filled doughnut) from a bakery in Bologna, Italy.

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Starstruck on HBO and Bridgerton, of course!

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @emsnutfreeeats, @ambitiouskitchen, and @spokininc

Follow me: Instagram @celiacfoodlover and Spokin @celiacfoodlover

MISSISSIPPI

Allison Agulnick

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 8 years. I live in Southern Mississippi. See the 80 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @gfgirlboss. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is interacting with other allergy bloggers and trying new products that I haven’t tried before!

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse bread, Brazi Bites, and Enjoy Life chocolate chips.

Favorite restaurant: Loco Taco in Boston or Mais Arepas in New Orleans.

Favorite bakery: Three Wishes Bakery

Most recent trip: Long Island to visit my parents. We always stop at Bare Naked Bakery, a 100% gluten-free bakery!

The next trip you’re planning: We’re going to Disney World in October for our honeymoon!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Brazi Bites, ALWAYS!

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free bakeries

Favorite Spokin app find: The Allergy-Friendly Disney World Guide!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free options in Bora Bora, which will be part two of our honeymoon!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: All of Disney. Is that too much to ask?!

The best thing you ever ate: Oh man, this one is tough. Honestly, the arepas from Mais Arepas in New Orleans are definitely up there, or some of the baked goodies from Posh Pop. I’ve eaten a lot of amazing gluten-free food!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Burn Notice and the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @poshpopbakeshop, @halfbakedharvest (I love adapting recipes to be gluten-free), and @cannellevanille

Follow me: Instagram @glutenfreegirlboss and Spokin @gfgirlboss

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Emily Briand

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 15 years. I live in New Hampshire. See the 161 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @emilybean. The best part of being a Spokin ambassador is meeting so many amazing members of the food allergy/celiac community!

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse bread, Enjoy Life mega chunks, and Toufayan spinach wraps

Favorite restaurant: Senza Gluten in New York City

Favorite bakery: Twist Bakery located in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Most recent trip: Italy! We ate at Mama Eat while walking around and I felt so cool eating a slice of pizza without anxiety!

The next trip you’re planning: Portland, Maine, for a day trip to try out Maiz!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Risotteria Melotti in Rome, Italy!

Always on the hunt for: Celiac-safe pizza places and dedicated fryers!

Recently saved on Spokin: Friedman’s in New York City, Chocolate SunButter, and Sweetfin Larchmont

Favorite Spokin app find: ZEGO Foods Oats—I eat them every day!

Dream find on the Spokin app: A dedicated gluten-free classic diner

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Against the Grain

The best thing you ever ate: The bagels from Modern Bread and Bagel consistently exceeds all expectations!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Our Flag Means Death

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @jaimeemakes, @eatingwith_em, and @thenomadicfitz

Follow me: Instagram @im.emily.bean and Spokin @emilybean

NEW JERSEY

Kayla Cappiello

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 6 years. I am also allergic to tree nuts and have a lactose intolerance. I live in New Jersey. See the 60 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @kaylacappiello. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the community of people!

Always in my grocery cart: Caulipower pizza crusts and Canyon Bakehouse bagels.

Favorite restaurant: Bin14

Favorite bakery: I don’t have a favorite bakery.

Most recent trip: St. Lucia – such an allergy-friendly resort! Gluten-free options at every restaurant.

The next trip you’re planning: Our wedding! Maybe Aruba? Maybe St. Lucia! Then definitely Hawaii and Italy after that!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: I was happy to share my covid vaccine experience because I saw a lot of people were nervous about allergic reactions to it. I read other people’s and I was happy to share mine afterward.

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free naan!

Recently saved items on Spokin: Canyon Bakehouse bagels and Wholly Gluten Free dough!

Favorite Spokin app find: Wholly Gluten Free dough! It’s SOOOO good.

Dream find on the Spokin app: A traditional Italian deli that has Schar’s gluten-free baguettes in Morristown, or a bakery that has gluten-free fresh croissants!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: The brick in Hoboken.

The best thing you ever ate: Gluten-free Fish and chips from the Mayfair Chippy in London.

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: Top Chef

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @danishealthyeats, @freshwaterpeaches, and @glutin_free_foodie

Follow me: Instagram @therealkaylacappiello and Spokin @kaylacappiello

Kelly Valenza

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 15 years. I live in Central New Jersey. See the 20 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @gotceliac. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is getting to try/vet new products for the gluten-free community and then share about them to help others discover it as well!

Always in my grocery cart: Oat Haus granola butter, Simple Mills cheddar crackers, and gluten-free Oreos.

Favorite restaurant: Lovebird Chicken, Pennsylvania

Favorite bakery: The Happy Mixer

Most recent trip: Wildwood, NJ- The Salty Mermaid.

The next trip you’re planning: Cape, Cod Massachusetts with @gfreality !

Favorite review shared on Spokin: The Happy Mixer Bakery!

Always on the hunt for: Gluten free bakeries and restaurants with dedicated friers!

Favorite Spokin app find: Mad Batter Pastries !

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten free churros in New Jersey!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Mulberry St. restaurant, Woodbridge, New Jersey.

The best thing you ever ate: Gluten free funnel cake from Fox and sons in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Selling Sunset

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @glutenfreereality, @lowkeyglutenfree, @just.ingredients, @erinliveswhole, and @alittlelesstoxic

Follow me: Instagram @got_celiac and Spokin @gotceliac

NEW YORK

Jessica Hanson

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 11 years. I live in New York City. See the 44 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @tastymeditation. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the opportunities to connect with other like-minded people in the community and highlighting excellent gluten-free small businesses—that’s how those companies grow and succeed and continue to be there for us!

Always in my grocery cart: Bread SRSLY sourdough bread, So Delicious cookie dough ice cream, and Tito’s vodka!

Favorite restaurant: So many! Modern Bread & Bagel is one of my favorites.

Favorite bakery: I have so many, but Krumville Bake Shop is a favorite!

Most recent trip: A few years ago my husband and I went on our dream gluten-free trip to Italy! Our favorite pizza was at Mama Eat in Rome.

The next trip you’re planning: I’m dreaming of going back to Italy,

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Modern Bread and Bagel

Always on the hunt for: Flaky pastries are always a must try when I find them!

Favorite Spokin app find: Corvus Bakery was such a magical find!

Dream find on the Spokin app: A bagel list highlighting dedicated gluten-free bakeries!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Looking at you, Modern Bread and Bagel!

The best thing you ever ate: It’s really hard to beat the four-cheese pizza from Mama Eat in Italy. Follow it up with gelato from Fiocco Di Neve, and that’s a perfect meal!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Broadway shows! I recently saw How I Learned to Drive, and I’m looking forward to going back to Hadestown soon.

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @howtocoeliac, @glutenfreestreetgang, @nogluten.noproblem

Follow me: Instagram @tastymeditation and Spokin @tastymeditation

Sarah Ackerman

I am allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, soy, sesame, legumes, shellfish, and mustard and have a gluten sensitivity. I have been gluten-free for 3 years. I live in New York, New York. See the 271 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @girlbehindhive. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is connecting with others in the food allergy community. It’s so nice to have a group of people who understand and are always willing to offer up their advice and experiences!

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style Bread, Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips, and Safe + Fair Birthday Cake Granola

Favorite restaurant: Refinery Rooftop

Favorite bakery: The Cake Box

Most recent trip: I went to Kauai, Hawaii and stayed in a hotel that had a kitchen but it was very easy to eat out since so many meals were based on natural and unprocessed foods. My favorite meal was from Japanese Grandma’s. They were so allergy-aware and very careful about avoiding cross-contamination.

The next trip you’re planning: Boston!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Balboa Candy!

Always on the hunt for: Legume-free and gluten-free options.

Favorite Spokin app find: A la mode ice cream

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten/nut/legume-free bakery in NYC.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Sephora!

The best thing you ever ate: A chocolate salted caramel birthday cake from The Cake Box!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: The Kardashians reboot

Follow me: Instagram @girlbehindthehive and Spokin @girlbehindhive

Allie Lutin

I have a gluten sensitivity and have been gluten-free for 3 years. I also avoid dairy. I live in New York City. See the 18 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @alutin. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is providing reviews and feedback to help people with any food allergy to feel like there are options out there for them. I love getting to try new products/brands and share my thoughts, too!

Always in my grocery cart: Schär gluten-free deli-style sourdough bread, Sweet Loren’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Feel Good Foods chicken potstickers.

Favorite restaurant: Modern Bread and Bagel!

Favorite bakery: It’s a tie between Hell Yeah Gluten Free in Atlanta and Posh Pop Bake Shop in New York.

Most recent trip: In November, I took a trip to New York City and ate at Keste Pizza (they make their gluten-free pizza from scratch using Caputo flour). It was the BEST gluten-free pizza I’ve ever had. It was SO good that I was inspired to move to the New York City area, largely due to the amazing gluten-free dining options here.

The next trip you’re planning: I’ll be taking a trip to Amsterdam and Copenhagen at the end of the summer. I already have my gluten-free spots lined up and can’t wait to share what I find!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Modern Bread and Bagel all the way. Not only do they have the absolute best gluten AND dairy-free bagels, but they have some of the best bagels in all of New York City. The entire menu and facility are dedicated to gluten-free and clearly labeled. It’s an awesome experience being able to order just about anything I want!

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free bakeries that also have dairy-free options.

Recently saved on Spokin: White Mini Chips from Enjoy Life, Giggles from YumEarth, and the Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies from Sweet Loren’s

Favorite Spokin app find: The Butcher’s Daughter, an awesome plant-based restaurant where just about every menu item is gluten-free, too.

Dream find on the Spokin app: A gluten-free bakery in Amsterdam for my upcoming trip!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Hell Yeah Gluten Free! This is such a lovely woman-owned bakery in the heart of Atlanta. The entire menu is gluten-free and they also have vegan options. The bakery has such an amazing sense of community around it and it deserves so much love. Plus, they have the best gluten-free donuts in the world!

The best thing you ever ate: Gluten-free and vegan pizza at Keste’s in New York City!

Sweet or Savory: Sweet!

What are you currently watching: Search Party, for the second time—such an underrated show!

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @liv.glutenfree, @rachlmansfield, and @halfbakedharvest

Follow me: Instagram @the_edible_table and Spokin @alutin

Emma Gill

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 6 years. I also have a dairy sensitivity. I live in New Jersey. See the 54 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @emmagill. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the ability to connect with so many amazing foodies in the gluten-free and food allergy community! I also love sharing my restaurant experiences and favorite products so that others in the community can enjoy a safe and delicious dining experience. 

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse Everything Bagels, Kite Hill Plain Cream Cheese, Vegan White Cheddar Hippeas, Gluten-Free Oreos (Double Stuf of course), any flavors of GT’s Kombucha, and Toufayan Gluten-Free Wraps.

Favorite restaurant: Alexander’s Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland

Favorite bakery: Bare Naked Bakery in Plainview, New York

Most recent trip: I recently traveled to Philadelphia and had the best gluten-free wings and burger at SouthHouse. Almost everything on the menu can be made gluten-free! I highly recommend going on karaoke night—the vibes were 10/10!

The next trip you’re planning: My boyfriend and I are planning to vacation at an all-inclusive resort later this year and I’m excited to see how they’re able to accommodate those with food allergies.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: I couldn’t wait to share Bare Naked Bakery with the Spokin community! For the bagel lovers (like myself), this place has normal-sized bagels and, dare I say it, their gluten-free bagels are even bigger than normal-sized ones.

Always on the hunt for: The best gluten and dairy-free nachos/tacos and dedicated (or at least close to being dedicated) Japanese and Chinese restaurants!

Recently saved on Spokin: Thyme and Tonic in New York City, any Ghostfish IPAs, and Feel Good Foods’ Pork Dumplings and Spring Rolls.

Favorite Spokin app find: I came across San Remo, an Italian restaurant with one of the largest gluten-free menus I’ve ever seen, while searching for romantic date night spots for Valentine’s Day. 

Dream find on the Spokin app: I would love to find a gluten-free cidery or winery that offers gluten-free food items on their menu! I love partaking in these activities during the summer and fall, but I have yet to find places where the food menu has safe gluten-free options. 

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: JuneShine! I’m a kombucha lover, and all of their hard kombuchas are gluten-free, organic, and gut-friendly. Also Hippeas—they’re my go-to snacks as someone who avoids gluten and dairy and their products are gluten-free, kosher, vegan, nut-free and soy-free!

The best thing you ever ate: A hot honey fried chicken sandwich with French fries from First and South in Greenpoint, New York! 

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: Currently binging Succession!

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @mollys.gf.plate, @celiactivist, and @foodbynia

Follow me: Instagram @getmovingluten and Spokin @emmagill

Kelsey Austin

I’m allergic to wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, crustaceans, banana, kiwi, and I manage OAS. I have been gluten-free for 12 years. I live in New York City. See the 247 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @allergytravelr. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is the community! A lot of us who’ve had allergies from a young age went through it alone but Spokin brings a strong and relatable community together in such a positive environment!

Always in my grocery cart: Every Body Eat Cheese-Less Thins, Partake chocolate chip cookies, Enjoy Life mega chunk chocolate chips, and 88 Acres Double Chocolate Mocha Seed’nola!

Favorite restaurant: Friedman’s

Favorite bakery: Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Most recent trip: I recently went on a hiking trip in Joshua Tree National Park. Wildland Trekking Company, the outfitter company we went with, was phenomenal and handled food accommodations very well. On the way home, we stopped in Las Vegas and I ate at Jose Andres’ China Poblano! The menu was fully labeled and I could eat so many things safely!

The next trip you’re planning: I hope my next trip is to Machu Picchu in Peru to hike the Inca trail!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: I loved my review for Buka Restaurant Osu Accra in Ghana! Having food restrictions doesn’t have to restrict your life! I love being able to share my adventures and show others that it is possible to travel safely with allergies.

Always on the hunt for: Pizza without dairy in the crust!

Three most recently saved items on Spokin: Allergy-friendly bagel shop guide!

Favorite Spokin app find: Every Body Eat thins!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free knishes! Very specific but hard to find—the good ones are all coated in flour.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Namaste Foods, Casamigos, and Senza Gluten in NYC!

The best thing you ever ate: Seafood risotto at Ristorante L’Abside in Amalfi, Italy!

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: The Kardashians on Hulu

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @jamesbwhiteside, @guarnaschelli, and @livefromsnacktime

Follow me: Instagram @allergytraveler and Spokin @allergytravelr

Christina Bandini

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 15 years. I live in Brooklyn, New York. See the 92 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @gflivingbk. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is the community of ambassadors!

Always in my grocery cart: Schär gluten-free ciabatta bread, Jovial and Le Veneziane pasta, spinach and mushrooms for stir fries, veggies, cheese, Kite Hill cream cheese, and Canyon Bakehouse bagels.

Favorite restaurant: My favorite restaurant is currently Nami Nori, a 100% gluten-free Japanese restaurant in New York City, but it always changes!

Favorite bakery: By the Way Bakery in New York City, Modern Bread & Bagel in New York City, Helmut Newcake in Paris, and Starbene, where I’d go almost every day when I studied abroad in Florence.

Most recent trip: I’m in Costa Rica right now. My most recent trip before this was to Hawaii. One of my favorite spots to eat in Hawaii was Piska Food Truck, a 100% gluten-free Ecuadorian food truck specializing in ceviche and tostones!

The next trip you’re planning: I will be going on the celiac cruise to Alaska in July! Can’t wait! I hope to go to Japan one day, too.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Coast and Valley Wine in Brooklyn! I was so excited to discover this 100% gluten-free wine bar. The fried chicken was my favorite!

Always on the hunt for: Some sort of specialty item related to a culture, like if I was traveling to London, I would love to find gluten-free fish and chips.

Favorite Spokin app find: Travel guides! I’ll be going to Seattle in July before the celiac cruise so I’m looking forward to checking out Spokin’s Seattle Guide.

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free fish and chips in NYC!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: So many! Modern Bread and Bagel would be great!

The best thing you ever ate: I had a cream puff in Paris from Noglu, which was such a special moment because I love tasting specialty treats from the cultures I am visiting.

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: Gilmore Girls and Supernatural

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @glutenfreeglobetrotter, @tastymeditation, @thenomadicfitz

Follow me: Instagram @glutenfreelivingbk and Spokin @gflivingbk

Caitlin Masone

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 17 years. I live in Long Island, New York. See the 90 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @gflongisland. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is finding new gluten-free products, restaurants, bakeries, etc. and being able to share amazing new gluten-free options through reviews! The Spokin community is so incredible and provides such a valuable resource for people with celiac disease and other food allergies.

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse whole grain bread, Snack Factory gluten-free pretzel crisps, and Feel Good Foods potstickers.

Favorite restaurant: Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead, New York.

Favorite bakery: Posh Pop Bake Shop in New York.

Most recent trip: I recently went to Charleston, South Carolina and had the best tapas at Barsa Tapas Lounge and Bar! All gluten-free items were clearly marked and they used a celiac safe protocol.

The next trip you’re planning: I’m going to Costa Rica in August!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Gifted Breads baguettes and dinner rolls—I absolutely LOVED both products!

Always on the hunt for: Gluten-free donuts, Chinese food, and bagel shops.

Favorite Spokin app find: The Allergy-Friendly Disney World Guide!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free croissants in New York or dedicated gluten-free restaurants in Greece.

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Feel Good Foods and Posh Pop Bake Shop.

The best thing you ever ate: A buffalo chicken roll from Rustica Brick Oven Cafe in Garden City and fried chicken and waffles from Friedman’s in New York City.

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: Ozark

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @katiesglutenfreeeats, @celiacsnacks, and @glutenfreelivingbk

Follow me: Instagram @glutenfree__longisland and Spokin @gflongisland

PENNSYLVANIA

Molly Owen

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 5 years. I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See the 20 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @mollysgfplate. The best part of being a Spokin Ambassador is getting to know more people in this incredible community. Everyone is always so supportive of one another and so quick to help each other! Being gluten-free would be much more difficult without this platform, and each person in this community!.

Always in my grocery cart: Canyon Bakehouse Heritage Style bread, Gratify Pretzels, Trader Joe’s gluten-free pizza dough, Aldi’s gluten-free brownie mix, and Banza pasta.

Favorite restaurant: Ron’s Original Bar & Grille in Exton, Pennsylvania

Favorite bakery: P.S. and Co in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Most recent trip: I recently went to Boston where I got to visit Tavern in the Square. They have a dedicated fryer and basically their entire menu can be made gluten-free. It was incredible!

The next trip you’re planning: My honeymoon, hopefully to Italy and Greece! Italy is an incredibly gluten-free-friendly city! My fiance and I hope to go next May.

Favorite review shared on Spokin: My absolute favorite review is SouthHouse. It is an adorable neighborhood bar in South Philly that has amazing gluten-free eats, including the best Philly cheesesteak! They also have a dedicated fryer. Their staff is amazing and so educated on how to prepare gluten-free food safely. 

Always on the hunt for: Dedicated fryers, good wings and french fries, and safe Chinese food!

Recently saved on Spokin: Goodie Girl birthday cake cookies!

Favorite Spokin app find: Sang Kee Noodle House! I didn’t know about this restaurant until I saw it on the app.

Dream find on the Spokin app: General Tso’s chicken in Philly!

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Lovebird Fried Chicken!

The best thing you ever ate: Boneless wings from Bareburger in NYC

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: Selling Sunset!

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @celiactivist, @no.gluten.gal, @glutenfreehappyhour, @foodbynia, @glutin_free_foodie, @katiesglutenfreeeats, @glutenfreefinds_pa

Follow me: Instagram @mollys.gf.plate and Spokin @mollysgfplate

RHODE ISLAND

Sam Levine

I have celiac disease and have been gluten-free for 8.5 years. I live in Cumberland, Rhode Island. See the 56 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @gfreality. The best part about being a Spokin ambassador is all of the amazing brands I’ve had the chance to discover through Spokin, and all the other ambassadors I’ve been able to connect with!

Always in my grocery cart: Milton’s gluten-free Everything Crackers, Cedar’s Spinach Dip, MadeGood Red Velvet Mini Cookies, and Mission GF Tortillas.

Favorite restaurant: Blackie’s in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Favorite bakery: Modern Bread and Bagel

Most recent trip: I recently went to New York City and ate at exclusively Dedicated gluten-free places for two days. Senza Gluten, The Little Beet, and TAP NYC

The next trip you’re planning: I’ll be going to Costa Rica this summer for my honeymoon!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Little GF Chefs! 

Always on the hunt for: Restaurants with dedicated fryers!

Favorite Spokin app find: All of the awesome gluten-free bakeries that ship, such as The Karma Baker and Erin McKenna’s Bakery!

Dream find on the Spokin app: gluten-free corn dogs in New England 

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Oat Haus!

The best thing you ever ate: It’s a tie between the gluten-free pizza from Wicked in Mashpee, Massachusetts and a fresh bagel from Modern Bread and Bagel.

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: Real Housewives of New Jersey

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @danasbakery, @oathaus, @downeastcider

Follow me: Instagram @glutenfreereality and Spokin @gfreality

CANADA

Sarah Dyer

I am a food-allergy mom. My son and daughter both have celiac disease and we have been gluten-free for 7 years. I also manage food allergies to tree nuts and eggs. I live in Toronto, Canada. See the 186 reviews I’ve shared on the Spokin App and follow me @thedyercrew. The best part about being a Spokin Ambassador is all the people I’ve met—it’s such a fantastic community!

Always in my grocery cart: Dried mango, Enjoy Life birthday cake cookies and chocolate chips, Taste Republic pasta, Promise brioche bread, and Schär ciabatta buns.

Favorite restaurant: Riz in Toronto has a certified gluten-free kitchen!

Favorite bakery: Hype Food Co. in Toronto and Sensitive Sweets in California.

Most recent trip: Big White, Kelowna British Columbia. We stayed in an Airbnb.

The next trip you’re planning: A trip to Chicago so we can stuff ourselves at the best restaurants!

Favorite review shared on Spokin: Atlantis, Bahamas, and their restaurants on Paradise Island—I had a lot to say!

Always on the hunt for: Safe candy!

Recently saved on Spokin: Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Sweetfin in Downtown Los Angeles, Tempo Cafe

Favorite Spokin app find: My needle in the haystack: Erin McKenna’s Bakery, a gluten-free and nut allergy-friendly bakery in New York City!

Dream find on the Spokin app: Gluten-free, nut-free croissants in Paris

Brand or place that is on your wishlist to become Spokin Verified: Feel Good Foods

The best thing you ever ate: A gluten-free cookie as big as my kid’s head at Summer House Santa Monica in Chicago.

Sweet or Savory: Savory!

What are you currently watching: Outer Range

Favorite Instagram accounts to follow: @goop, @im.emily.bean, @theallergymoms

Follow me: Spokin @thedyercrew

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