AVOID Alpenrose restaurant in Holland, MI -- not gluten free friendly,
The Celiac Sprue Association, with chapters throughout the United States, North
The menu on-line looked great for our special breakfast. Nearly everything on the menu could be Gluten Free including toast, pancakes, muffins, granola, oatmeal, and many egg dishes. Our waitress asked if I had celiac when I asked for a Gluten Free menu. To my affirmative answer she told me "My sister has celiac and when I told her how things are done in our kitchen she said she could never safely eat here." I inquired "Do you have a Gluten Free toaster." Her reply shocked me - "No Gluten Free toaster and no special cutting board or prep area." I spoke with the manager and was told that indeed their Gluten Free prep and cooking did not avoid cross contamination but that they could cut up some fruit on a plate for me. Or I could give them a couple days notice and they could bring something in for me. I emailed the general manager but he did not respond.