I was so happy when I found out that a Mediterranean restaurant was gluten free because they usually aren't. The employees are very knowledgeable and they cook the gluten free food in a separate area and insured there was no cross contamination. They even have gluten free pita bread, which was a nice surprise! I would defiantly recommend this place for people who need to be gluten free!
My husband got so sick immediately after eating. Not sure if it was cross contamination or what. But he is not loving this place.
The food is incredible! I'm not extremely sensitive to gluten (even though I am medically diagnosed CD), but I did not have issues with the food.
Very friendly staff. Bread is individually wrapped and kept separate. May be some cross contamination issues with the spoons but I felt fine after and have sensitive celiac. Very nice staff.
They have a separate food prep area for GF. Go to the last register and that cashier will take care of you.
Despite advertising their gluten free options and warning of the risk of cross contamination, my initial server refused to change his glothes before preparing my meal. His colleague begrudgingly did. However. clearly a lack of education regarding gluten at this location.
It has its own GF station! Unreal!
Separate area to prep for GF options. Just go to the last register and the employee will set you up and wear fresh gloves. Lots of options for GF.
We went a couple of times to Roti on our recent visit to Washington. It was terrific and the staff was quite knowledgeable about GF. They had gluten free pita available and took care to prepare it properly. Most items were gluten free and super tasty.
Carmen, the manager, was the unbelievably accommodating and knowledgeable. He used new gloves and cleaned the grill before preparing our salmon, without even being asked. He prepared our meals personally every time we were there - once even staying late (he saw us in line as he was leaving and came back into the kitchen to prepare our meals himself). This is our new favorite restaurant. Most items can be made gf, including salmon, chicken, steak, salad and rice. The gf pita is heated in its own 'toaster'.
Very knowledgeable of GF foods. Everything, but 2 items were GF. They also have GF pita for a $2 charge. My daughter, who has Celiac Disease, had the chicken kabobs with cucumber salad, rice, hummus and salad with GF pita bread and loved it. The woman preparing the food knew to change her gloves before preparing her food and stayed with my daughter's plate from start to finish.
I loved this place! I've had gluten-free pita bread before but this was hands down the best. when I asked for gluten-free pita (because it's not really advertised) the waiter asked if it was preference or an allergy. When I told him it was an allergy he directed me a completely different preparation area. This way only one person was preparing my food with fresh gloves and my own blissfully uncontaminated toppings. The chicken roti on gf pita w/ all the fixings was phenomenal! Extra $2 is annoying but worth it. Delicious, filling meal.
Visiting DC and found this on FMGF. Awesome find! The gf pita was surprisingly delicious. I had a pita 'sandwich.' The meat (Roti chicken and steak schwarma) were so good and I'm picky about meat. The garlic sauce rocks. Was not a fan of the mixed veggies- they were ok but didn't care for the flavors and especially didn't like them on the sandwich. I'd eat them again but in the side next time. Right when we walked in the door, Manny noticed we were bewildered and gave us red carpet treatment. He was super nice, answered all our questions and was patient. Because we're gluten-free he took us over to the place in the kitchen that's dedicated to preparing the gf items. What a professional individual who made our trip here so worth it. Definitely would come back.
I just learned that Roti has gluten-free pita available - they also have a listing of all their gf menu items available online. I tried the pita yesterday; the flavor and texture was good, and they have a separate area for storing and heating them (separate from the regular pita). There is a $2 charge (boo) but I am hoping once they see there's demand for the gf option, that will go away.
Rice is always half burned/dried out. Really ruins the meal. Meat is good. I alway feel tired and irritated after eating here though. Massive risk for cross contamination. Couscous spills into surrounding containers. The workers often jam the spoon of each ingredient into the pita when making sandwiches. It's not safe like chipotle where they dump it. They will throw the small pita on your plate so make sure to ask them not to.
What a mess it looks like burnt food thank Goodness I didn't take my husband and daughter here to eat they have to be gluten-free there is just bread and everything the meat looks burnt and is not very clean in there I would not trust this place if you are serious a celiac avoid not very nice servers either and they're much better options out there!!!!! Very disappointed because other reviewers said it was safe and he was touching everything and asked me if I wanted to take on a gluten-free Pita to my husband right with the same gloves he used to touch regular bread so buyer beware
Delicious food. The person who put my plate together informed me that she would wash her hands and change her gloves before making my meal. I think there's some risk of cross contamination because when they scoop the food out of the containers to put into a regular pita pocket, the scoops can touch the bread. I'm very sensitive though and I didn't get sick.
Roti is great and very accommodating for those with gluten allergies or Celiac disease! The manager comes over to make your meal to insure the safety of it. If you get the GF pita they wrap it in foil and then grill it so there is no contamination. There is possible contamination with the items that are next to the couscous, but just be aware and don't choose those things or ask if they have any that are not on the bar yet.
Not celiac friendly, great food tho. When they make a pita, they stuff the serving spoon into the pita shell, covering it in bread crumbs, then right back in the food. Couscous also gets into all surrounding food. So much potential but bad cross contamination. Food great.
They serve gluten free pita bread that tastes like the real thing. Extensive gluten free (and dairy free!) options, but they were out of several toppings when I ordered from them. I ordered online through their website, and it was a good experience overall. The website warns that there is some risk of cross-contamination.
If you are sensitive to cross contamination, do not go here. The serving spoons often touch pita that is full of gluten, then they put it back into the food dishes on the assembly line. The only way to avoid this would be to avoid this is if the made a new batch of everything just for you.
I've eaten at this location many times safely. It is best to go when it's slow if you have celiac and need to avoid cross contamination. Except for the falafel and the traditional pita, Roti's entire menu is gluten-free. They also have a gluten free pita that is pretty good.
My favorite place by far!!! When I lived in Northbrook I went there multiple times a week. They are really good about being gluten free friendly. When you order and say that you are gluten free they wash there hands and change their gloves to avoid cross contamination. The same person takes you through the line to be extra cautious. They also have gf pita, which is delicious that they heat in a separate place from the regular pita.
While I will still head in for a gluten free pita once in a while, while I was there for lunch I witnessed one of the servers dump the meat off of a wheat wrap back into the meat bowl when a customer changed their mind. When I spoke to the manager she indicated she would re-train the employees, but may not be worth the risk to celiacs.
Love this place! The food is exceptional and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable. They go out of their way to ensure the food is GF and the GF pita is amazing. I highly recommend!!!
let me started by saying they have a GF pita. when I walked up I asked and they said they did so I ordered that. I asked if the falafel was gf too cause I am vegetarian. the guy said it was so I continued down the line and then a lady said it wasn't they all went back and forth for a little bit and came up with the final decision that it wasn't gf. so because I didn't want just rice I walked a way. it could be a fine place if you eat meat. I will not be back.
Great food! I was given all the food allergy information upon arrival as I have other issues and they were very helpful. You must pick up your food and carry it to your table so if you are looking for a sit down place this is not it but the food for me was worth it! They have yummy GF pita, the best I have tasted and most courses are gluten free. I had a plate with kabob chicken, hummus, mixed rice, spicy eggplant, roasted veggies with tahini sauce and of course their pita bread. I ended up taking home some pita bread. I wish they had hot tea along with the soft drinks and iced tea as it was a cold evening.
We ate at the Roti located at Union Station and I never had to worry. The staff were very knowledgeable about what was gluten free and what wasn't. The staff changed their gloves every time they needed to and I never had to ask them. We ate there several times and didn't have a problem with anything. I would recommend it to anyone whether they were gluten free or not. The food was very good.
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