Have been going here weekly since they opened and always love it. They're very good about allergy most the time, they change gloves and make sure kitchen knows about allergy. However once in a while they put pita in the bag with your to go order! It's not fatal since the food is in a container but it just shows the breakdown in communications sometimes.
Now the food is really good, I suggest the chicken/rice/veggie plate. It's different than other pita/falafel places in that they use sort of sautéed veggies and some really deliciously marinated chicken.
Don't be turned off by the long lines, they're all repeat customers!
Go here about once a week for lunch and they're usually pretty good about allergy (even have GF bakery selection). However you have to be very proactive, ask them to change gloves and not cut your GF sandwhich. They even have GF wraps, soups and salads.
All in all the food is fresh, handmade and it's run by good people.
Just found this place a few months ago and have added it to my short list of truly gluten free lunch spots downtown. They are very good with allergy, they will change gloves and even scoop from other containers to avoid cross contamination.
The food is delicious and i've turned on many non-GF colleagues to this place. They have a wider variety of Mediterranean foods than other falafel joints and it seems to be healthier too (few weird crunchy granola type offerings).
I am not Celiac, only GF. I give them 5 stars for excellent GF choices and service! I choose the Evil Princes. It was very good!! I like things mild, and this is a very mild choice. What I like about this place are things are made to order as far as spice. You can pick 1-5 with 5 being extremely hot. So, next time I will add a 1 to this meal, even though I like things mild.
They say there is no cross contamination as everything starts with a clean pan and clean spoon.
My husband, who is not GF also gives a 5 star rating.
Two lunches and two glasses of wine, $34. Very nice!!
Well, mixed feelings. All the previous reviews said celiac friendly. When I went in, I clarified that they had gluten free and ordered. I went to the pay area and they definitely were bit worried about any sort of cross contamination. My sandwich went on and off the panini press and the cutting board with all the other food. In addition, I never saw anyone wash their hands. Either between touching regular/gluten free bread or between touching money and the food. I finally asked for a refund and they said, you have to us that you have celiac, we'll remake it. One lady still did not wash her hands, but the other did and took over making my sandwich after they all grumbled and complained. The Reuben was okay, but not the best I've ever had:/
My husband and I LOVE this place! I have Celiacs, so I take my GF food very seriously. We have eaten at Beach Grass Cafe about 6 times now and I have enjoyed omelets, GF toast, GF pancakes, and a couple other items that were all DELICIOUS and didn't make me even the tiniest bit sick! Service is above par as well. I just hope it doesn't get so busy that we can't get in, because I plan on becoming a regular! :)
47 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4, Canada V6B 1G4
THIS PLACE. If you are gluten free or vegan (or both), you will fall in love with this place. Even if you're not either of those things, the food is brilliant enough to pass as normal. ;D
Looking for baked goods (like cinnamon rolls YUM)? You can't go wrong. The chili was a little spicier than I was anticipating though.
But it's super-cute! AND super cheap!!!!
Makes me wish I lived in Vancouver... except I'd probably spend all my money there. <3