Very few GF options on the lunch menu. They are marked with "GF." Waitress was not knowledgeable. Told me the soy sauce on one of the items doesn't have gluten because soy is gluten free. I asked if it was marked as being gluten free soy sauce and she didn't know what I meant. I tried to explain and she said they could put it on the side. I ordered something else.
I'm astounded this restaurant is considered GF. I was so excited as they prepared my pizza with separate sauce with its own never-touched-wheat ladle. Then they tossed it in the oven on the same surface as the gluten pizzas and sliced with the same slicer. Sorry folks, that's not gluten free!
I never get sick at panera. They of course only offer a few soups and salads but this location is friendly. I always state that i have celiac and that they need to change gloves. I always get the fuji apple chicken salad or greek with chips.
We went at 7:20 on a Sunday night(before President's day )and it was very busy. We called ahead, but arrived before our scheduled time since we were ready early. They did their best to minimize our wait. The inside is pretty small, but there are more tables outside. The food took a while to arrive, but it was excellent! We had Alaskan king crab legs, tuna steak, and linguini with clams. Everyone was stuffed and happy. We did manage to eat dessert which was tasty as well. We had pineapple upside down cake and gluten free key lime pie. We would definitely return, and make sure to call ahead. This dinner was one gluten free person and 3 others. Everyone was happy.
Staff very knowledgeable and cooked everything separate. GF french toast had its own separate GF batter....similar sounding named restaurant advised on phone that the batter was shared....but this place did indeed have separate GF batter
Most of menu is GF or can be modified to accommodate (though stay away from fried foods). Chef came out to discuss all options. Yummy food. My carpaccio appetizer came out with bread on plate but waiter apologized and immediately corrected order. All other GF food we ordered were clearly marked as having an allergy.