My friend and I both have celiac and we ate the GF pancakes. They were delicious ... Just like the regular diner pancakes I loved long ago and have missed since being diagnosed. An especially good place to eat if you are with non-celiac folks because this is also a regular diner so other people in the party can order their favorite "real diner food". Kids are welcome. They have crayons and coloring books and the staff is friendly
First dinner where I was able to completely enjoy an American breakfast with no gluten reaction or discomfort. Very happy to have had the best gluten free waffles I had been on the search for a while. The food consistency is amazing in any dish from flavor to texture, even my family that doesn't have food allergies enjoyed it!!Friendly staff and at home overall feeling.
Yummy food! I've heard everything but buns are gluten free, even the special sauce which is like 1000 Island dressing. Confirmed from the corporate headquarters. I got the double burger, 2 meats and 2 cheese in a lettuce wrap, protein style, no bun. Fries are good, add a bit more salt.
The staff was really friendly and helpful. Not 100% sure on their ingredients but the things I asked the to do they did amazing! And the sushi chef even cleaned his board and knife and prepared all my rolls separately from anyone else's. They brought my food first so I knew there was no contamination. They also have GF soy sauce. They subbed all my imitation crab for veggies and it was great! No reaction!
I begged the family for 3 days to come here, and we finally made the trek out on our last day in Philly. We spent a lot of money to try a lot of different deserts but I was so excited to eat in a dedicated gluten free facility! Some treats were better than others, but for products that are gluten free and vegan (and a whole lot of other allergen free) they were pretty darn good. I would definitely recommend the Samoa and Fauxstess cupcakes. My wife also enjoyed the Chocolate Glazed donut. The Berries and Cream cupcake was also tasty. As with most gluten free products chocolate flavors usually taste the most like "regular" products and the vanilla based cakes tend to be on the dryer side. I wish I had the time, money, and spandex pants to try everything they had to offer. I would recommend this to anyone with severe allergies, or for gluten free folks who want to share deserts with their vegan friends!
Secret menu item: Cookie Sandwiches.
Pick 2 cookies and your favorite filling and have the staff whip up an extra special goodie (*did not get a chance to try but saw a returning customer order and they looked very excited).
Of the 3 dinners we had in Philly, this one was by far the least impressive. After reading reviews on here we had higher expectations, but unfortunately we were very disappointed. I'll look past the 1 hour wait btwn placing our food order and actually receiving it from our waiter (even on a Tuesday night), the slightly bloated prices for touristy food, but after eating at several gluten free places without any problems my wife had a reaction to her dinner here.
They do have items clearly marked gluten free in their regular menu, and claim to make other dishes gf on request, but we didn't take the chance. We were also told by our waiter that one of the 3 breads brought to the table was gluten free (corn and molasses blend), but this was served on the same plate as wheat bread and had a flour dusting (not sure if wheat or gf). I did try the "gf" bread and did not have a reaction. Although it was delicious it seemed too good to be true and therefore I did not let my wife (who is more sensitive to gluten) try the bread.
Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free--a great selection of delicious and unique foods made from nourishing ingredients--local and organic whenever possible. The Bistro Burger is absolutely awesome!! Eat 2 Live is a much-needed addition in a region where dining out gluten-free is notoriously difficult.
Wonderful experience! Although there is not a gluten free menu, our amazing server, Adrianna, gave us great guidance. She checked with the kitchen about any items we questioned. The kitchen cleaned the grill for us before cooking our burgers. The garlic fries were delicious. Will eat here again!
Steer clear!!! They were not knowledgable at all and did not bring me my food as specified. I was served a gluten bun and the salad arrived with croutons. When I requested a gluten free bun, they brought me just the bun thinking... .??? Not sure.. Perhaps they thought i would transfer the contaminated burger to the new bun? I was very specific about my order. We walked out and will never eat there again. I highly recommend this place be removed from the list. Awful experience.
Good GF experience-- they get it and the service was great. It's a lower end quick burger joint. My celiac daughter did not get sick ( but I did!-- greasy). But 4 stars for being real GF and getting it.
My daughter could not be more thrilled when they brought over the GF rolls "delicious!" She declared, beaming with a smile. And then to have GF croutons on her salad!! She was in heaven. My wife and I had very good lobster rolls, that were not short on the meat. Will definitely return.
I have 7 food allergies including gluten (CD), tomatoes, broccoli, peas, almonds, pork and avocados. I also have IBS so salads are out. The owner is GF and her children are on special diets. She came to my table and reviewed ingredients in the dishes. They make a gf fried chicken! It was pretty good too. I also had one of the best mojitos I havery ever had there. I wished I had found this restaurant earlier in our trip I definitely would have gone back.
They now have a disclaimer on the menu that cautions against celiacs and severely gluten intolerant people from eating here. However, we came early in the evening, spoke extensively to our waitress who spoke with the chef and they took very good care of me (marked my ticket with Celiac, substituted certain side items) - I did not get sick and had a lovely meal. The waitress did tell us that due to low demand, they do not have GF bread and mixes any longer. Would recommend during slow times so no mistakes with cross contamination are made.
General manager came over to our table (neice has celiac) and told us about their special prep area, gluten free fryer and had an iPad with everything we could order. They cook their burgers initially on a rotisserie type grill that is ver safe. We just had them run ours twice and skip the flat grill to avoid any cross contamination. Server was very nice and helpful