Ike's Place

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 3 ratings

2235 The Alameda, Santa Clara, CA 95050

(415) 553-6888
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Visit http://ilikeikesplace.com. Select location and gluten free to view their gluten free menu.
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    1 ratingJuly 20, 2015

    Gluten free breads. Vegan options. But none of their vegan meats are gluten friendly.

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    5 ratingApril 18, 2014

    Ike's in Santa Clara has separate area for gluten sandwiches.

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2014

    Awesome sandwiches. The GF bread tastes great. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly also.

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2015

    2204 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

    Great sandwiches on good bread. When I mentioned it was an allergy they took pains to mention to me what they did to limit cross contamination.

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    5 ratingAugust 15, 2015

    1151 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

    Ike's sandwiches are delicious and the staff is very knowledgeable about Celiac. They have a well-defined process for their gluten-free customers. I got the Bella and it was wonderful! Quite possibly one of the best sandwiches that I have ever had. I have Celiac and did not get sick. I would definitely recommend it! :)

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2015

    2204 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

    I haven't had a good sandwich in years, and thanks to this place I can have them all the time! The gluten free bread was crispy on the outside, but nice and soft and chewy on the inside, and just a little sweet. The ingredients in the sandwich were very fresh, and all the staff were super friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a good gluten free sandwich.

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    5 ratingJuly 10, 2015

    1130 W Grove Ave #110, Mesa, AZ 85210

    New to Arizona went to the Mesa location. I called ahead regarding their gluten free bread, was told it was home made and delicious. It definitely didn't disappoint

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    4 ratingJuly 04, 2015

    680 East 3rd Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401

    This San Mateo location does not have an allergen list printed out but if you go online to see which of their sandwiches are gluten free they will make it for you in a dedicated space with dedicated tools and clean gloves. The bread and ingredients are inventive and quite good. I have not had a reaction after visiting this location.

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    5 ratingJuly 03, 2015

    1130 W Grove Ave #110, Mesa, AZ 85210

    Place was amazing!!!! My girlfriend is vegetarian and obviously needs to have zero gluten. Plethora of vegetarian options! I myself love me some meat and they had every possible option you could imagine! Think of subway and quisnos had a baby that was made of the best ingredients you could imagine........BOOM that would be Ike's!

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    4 ratingApril 28, 2015

    1130 W Grove Ave #110, Mesa, AZ 85210

    I for one have missed getting to have Subway, and this place ' s Tony Soprano with the sauce makes Subway seem like a poor excuse for a sandwich place! There is a small risk of cross contamination, but I didn't get sick , and I am pretty sensitive (pure celiac disease). If you go between 3 pm and 7 pm, you get free chips (gluten free), a drink (soda; no diet choices), and a sucker for dessert! Worth a visit!

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    5 ratingMarch 30, 2015

    1780 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    mariposa bread and they even ask if you have an allergy or dietary restriction. the best sandwich I have had since celiac diagnosis!!! delicious and tons of options

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    5 ratingNovember 25, 2014

    1130 W Grove Ave #110, Mesa, AZ 85210

    Very good food! The best gluten free bread we have ever had. Definitely a must to eat at.

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2014

    1130 W Grove Ave #110, Mesa, AZ 85210

    GF & DF (Gluten/Dairy Free) Sandwiches! Ike's Place in Tempe offers GF/Vegeterian/Vegan options on REAL Gluten Free Hoagie Rolls (locally sourced GF bakery)! My current fave is the "Tony Soprano" (Ham, Italian Dressing, Salami, Turkey, Lettuce/Tomato/Banana Peppers/Onions, and their super-awesome "Dirty Sauce"). Be sure to order IN PERSON & stress that you have GLUTEN ALLERGY; insist that they change their gloves/prepare separately. So far, I've had their sandwiches & no reaction (knock on wood!). Thanks so much to Ike's for being the friendliest & best GF/DF hoagie shop in Mesa AZ!

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2014

    699 South Mill Avenue #107, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ 85281

    GF & DF (Gluten/Dairy Free) Sandwiches! Ike's Place in Tempe offers GF/Vegeterian/Vegan options on REAL Gluten Free Hoagie Rolls (locally sourced GF bakery)! My current fave is the "Lizzy's Lips" (Halal Chicken, Italian Dressing, Lettuce/Tomato/Banana Peppers/Onions, and their super-awesome "Dirty Sauce"). Be sure to order IN PERSON & stress that you have GLUTEN ALLERGY; insists that they change their gloves/prepare separately. So far, I've had their sandwiches 3x's & no reaction (knock on wood!). Thanks so much to Ike's for being the friendliest & best GF/DF hoagie shop in Tempe!

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    5 ratingAugust 30, 2014

    1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

    So delicious and safe

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    1 ratingJuly 31, 2014

    1159 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    First time I went to Ike's in Oakland was all-around amazing -- great ingredients, fresh and with fantastic taste, and the folks at the storefront (2204 Broadway Street Oakland CA 510-338-6789) took great care: I ate, I enjoyed the taste and texture, and I had zero reactions. <3 This time I went to the location in Walnut Creek, and although I gave them clear instructions and stressed I would get very sick, someone back in the kitchen did not know or did not care -- I developed a reaction immediately after eating, and have the usual tingly hands/feet, dull neck pain, headache rising, gastrointestinal problems, with only God knowing how I will feel tomorrow. It is fine if you are not safe because you are too busy or too crowded! But I would prefer eateries not to lie to me about food safety and make the next 24 hours hell for me as a customer that trusted them.

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    1 ratingJune 28, 2014

    1159 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    The first time I went there was great--amazing sandwich, and the "dirty sauce", a garlic aioli I believe, was a delicious addition. When you order a sandwich on a GF bun, they ask if your GF-ness is a preference or an allergy, which I appreciated. The second time, however, I got the same sandwich and a day later, I felt those tell-tale cramps and pains.. I'm betting what happened was they didn't wipe down the counters enough while making the sandwich, resulting in some gluten crumbs on my GF bun. Almost two weeks later, I'm fully recovered and exercising more caution and skepticism. Overall, I'd say Ike's is good for people who mainly stick to a GF diet as a preference, and a big risk for folks with celiac.. :(

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    4 ratingJune 22, 2014

    1159 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Best gluten free baguette I've ever had. I actually took it back because I thought they made a mistake! Sandwich was tasty but a little pricey ($10). Only con: all chips have MSG and other bad ingredients. I would suggest a different brand of chips for this chain. Also-they ask allergy or preference, which I like.

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    2 ratingMarch 16, 2014

    1780 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    My low rating is based only on safety. Sandwiches are incredibly good; I really recommend this place if you're not as sensitive as I. But a few weeks ago, a poorly trained and enthusiastic cashier assured me I'd be safe and I wasn't. The chain owner took the time to reply personally to my complaint; he seems to take health very seriously and says his staff are rigorously trained to be as safe as possible but to not promise that cross-contam is unlikely. I wish they could train staff to prep even more safely. I'd eat here all the time if I could. Again, I highly recommend for those who don't have to worry about trace gluten.

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    3 ratingFebruary 17, 2014

    475 Via Ortega, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

    They do offer gluten-free bread and lots of vegan options. I wasn't sold on the bread despite hearing so many rave reviews about it... maybe it's because I've recently switched from eating gluten in the past few months and it doesn't compare to the dutch crunch.

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    4 ratingAugust 20, 2013

    1159 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    I have a wheat allergy, not celiac, so I can't vouch for the kitchen safety. Contamination risk seems high if you are very sensitive because it's a tight space. Their GF bread is delicious--so soft with a great texture. The staff usually ask if you have an allergy if you order GF, but not always, so be sure to point it out. Also, the staff has told me on two occasions that their vegan meats are wheat-free, but they aren't marked GF on the website so I'm not sure I trust the answer.

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    3 ratingAugust 01, 2013

    1780 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

    Gluten-free bread is offered here, but cross-contamination is very high. It is definitely not for celiacs but may be an option for others. The gf bread is very good, though much smaller than the regular sandwiches. I love the Shrek and the Luther Burbank. A manager said they're looking to offer gf English muffins as well and have been doing taste tests to find the brand they like best.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2013

    1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132

    They ask if you have a gluten allergy and alert the staff. They have amazing bread from the mariposa bakery (100% gluten free bakery) and their sandwiches are simply amazing.

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2012

    475 Via Ortega, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

    Best sandwich shop you'll ever find! They are very sensitive to gluten free people, although people with severe allergies maybe shouldnt I there just to be safe, and they get their own special gluten free bread from mariposa bakery (I believe), and everything they offer is amazing! I've never come across a better sandwich place ever, and most of my friends agree. Try it, you'll be amazed!


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