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1860 Marron Road, Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 434-9100
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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2015

    They have a brochure or pamphlet with nutritional information. You just have to ask for it.. Some locations know exactly what you talking about and others may not. (At least in my experience). I now know the items I can have and my "go to" items. The ranch is GF! That was surprising to me but made me a happy camper. ;) They are doing more to cater to GF. Of course if you are ultra sensitive and have celiac there is going to be possibility with cross contamination but that's the gamble with dining out unfortunately.

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    3 ratingAugust 02, 2012

    Souplantation is a great place to eat for healthy options! BUT if you're GF you're navigating it blindly. Their salad bar has high cross contamination possibility. And their "fun" foods (after the salad bar) are not labeled to know if things are safe to eat (GF).

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    4 ratingNovember 20, 2016

    13681 Newport Ave. #1, Tustin, CA 92780

    Coeliac Friendly to me! I visited last night with friends here. I'm a kiwi (NZ) so was a little overwhelmed to begin with. Was given a list of goods on the menu that were GF. Had a lovely meal with no after effects. (was a little worried about cross contamination possibilities)Would definitely visit again. Thank you.

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    4 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    24303 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355

    love when they have gf muffins! not too many other options as far as other hot food. chili is gf, a lot of salad dressing options and the ice cream

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    1555 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    I have never gotten sick from eating items labeled 'gluten-friendly' , labels are extremely helpful :-)

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    1 ratingAugust 21, 2016

    1555 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

    There's little protection against cross contamination. Labels are "gluten friendly," not gluten-free. While I appreciate their honesty in their open disclosure, this really isn't safe for celiac

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    4 ratingJuly 10, 2016

    555 Pointe Dr., Build. #2, Brea, CA 92821

    There is a lot of potential for cross contamination. The gluten free pasta is right next to the regular pasta (and one regular pasta piece was in it). People touch the tongs to food on their plate that has gluten etc. I stick to the items before the pasta and a baked potato and a gluten free soup - and I've been ok!

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    5 ratingApril 28, 2016

    40026 10th St. West, Palmdale, CA 93551

    Staff at this location is very knowledgeable and friendly regarding dietary concerns. Although I have several friends with celiac who have eaten here without any issues, I am going to say it is not celiac friendly because the corporate policy states that they only serve gluten-friendly items made in a non-gf kitchen. GF items clearly marked in all areas of this buffet-style restaurant with new gluten free options every two weeks. They have a Fresh Ideas blog to keep consumers informed about what will be available. Some of my favorites have been gluten-free lemon cupcakes, gluten free french bread, and gluten free cookies. Delicious!

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2016

    1810 Main Court, Chula Vista, CA 91911

    I have Celiac and it was great to see that the food that was gluten friendly was marked. I will definitely be back!

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    4 ratingAugust 23, 2015

    26420 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    yummy all the time .... then mow label GF friendly and havr gluten free muffins at times ... check website to see if they have gf muffins available

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    5 ratingApril 30, 2015

    1555 Simi Town Center Way,, Simi Valley, CA 93065

    This was always a go-to place for my family, but in the past few months they have become so much more gluten friendly. They have recently labeled all of their food items, including salad dressings, so it is very clear which ones are gluten free. For the first time, 1 of the 3 pre-made salads are gluten-free, and I am hoping this continues to be the case. The chili is currently the only soup that is gluten free; however, i appreciate that they now have a gluten free muffin on the permanent menu it seems, and they are actually really good!! My husband and kids, who aren't gluten intolerant, love the gf muffins too!

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    2 ratingApril 01, 2015

    9158 Fletcher Pkwy., La Mesa, CA 91942

    very few gf options. last time I visited I asked what if any soups were gf. I waited 10 Minutes for the lady to come back and tell me that only the potato barley soup was gf....ummmmm.... barley. .. really! Used to go weekly, won't be going back.

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    1 ratingMarch 21, 2015

    109 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024

    Not many options & too high of a risk of cross-contamination both in the kitchen and at salad bar, soup bar, etc.

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    1 ratingJanuary 14, 2015

    17411 Colima Road, City of Industry, CA 91748

    There was only 1 soup that was gluten free, the chili. The muffins that were labeled gluten-friendly were in fact gluten filled muffins. There were oats on the top and when we inquired to make sure the IATA they were using gluten free, the staff said they were not oats but chia seeds. There's a big difference between oats and chia seeds. There's is a real nice salad buffet offering and a make your own baked potato area.

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    1 ratingDecember 30, 2014

    301 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91106

    Cross contamination. Not Celiac safe.

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    4 ratingNovember 17, 2014

    228 West Hospitality Lane, San Bernardino, CA 92408

    GF ranch!!!!! Yum! Best ever! They will totally tell you every ingredient if you ask. Super fresh every time. I gave been going since I was little and have never been disappointed.

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    4 ratingNovember 09, 2014

    8966 Foothill Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

    This is the only place/chain with a buffet I trust. Tons of gf salad dressings. I only trust the salads, not the hot food. There was a gf muffin option but it was right next to the gluten muffins :(

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2014

    201 South Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

    Totally awesome. Gluten free muffins most of the times. So inexpensive for so much food! The complete buffet experience, you can go back and back and back for as much food as you want for only a small fee!!!!!

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    2 ratingMay 21, 2014

    1860 University Drive, Vista, CA 92083

    This location is completely oblivious to what GF even means/is. If it wasn't for the corporate website having which monthly specials are gluten free, I usually would have to ask them for the ingredients list for everything bc no one knows off the top of their heads which items are GF. And on top of all of that, they can impatient/weird when u ask for the ingredients or allergy information. I usually have chili and lots of salad (obviously since it's a hug salad bar). Luckily I can have the frozen yogurt dessert! But it's a tease when they walk around giving fresh baked cookies and you can't have it :/

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    1 ratingDecember 30, 2013

    6171 Mission Gorge Rd., San Diego, CA 92120

    I found very little I could eat. Salad of course, but other than split pea soup and a potato, I was hard pressed to find anything.

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    4 ratingAugust 08, 2013

    8105 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126

    Souplantation is my family's favorite restaurant. For the price you can't beat the variety and quality. However, I REALLY would like to see them add more GF items. They've made some additions recently and all of their salad dressings are GF, but usually most of the soups are not, and you can never go near the pasta, pizza, or bread items. There's still enough there to make a full meal but it gets kind of old getting the same things every time- salad, chili, potato...

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    1 ratingMay 15, 2013

    7095 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111

    After talking with a manager here to clarify if there is gluten free items I was told their chili was gluten free. What he failed to mention is it has no gluten free ingredients and that they don't follow the cross contamination protocols. So technically this place is not gluten free.

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    1 ratingMay 12, 2013

    11179 Talbert, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

    Definitely not a gluten free place at all it should not be on here it is a buffet!!

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    5 ratingDecember 09, 2012

    26572 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

    Soup menu rotates monthly. Check online for this months options. Extensive soup variety, loaded salad bar, baked potato bar and GF soft serve frozen yogurt. Chocolate sauce and Carmel sauce also GF!

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    2 ratingOctober 01, 2012

    1555 Simi Town Center Way,, Simi Valley, CA 93065

    Don't get your hopes up on soup. They're never gf. Surprisingly few options for celiacs unless you have a pention for salad and baked potatoes. Not worth the money in my opinion.

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    4 ratingAugust 18, 2012

    3804 Valley Centre Drive, San Diego, Ca 92130

    Just stay away from pasta and bread

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2012

    1901 West Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833

    it's not as easy as I thought it would be to eat GF here. It's a good thing I studied their menu notebook before getting any soup!

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    5 ratingApril 29, 2012

    26420 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Even though they do not have a gluten free menu they have plenty of gluten free choices. We have been eating at Souplantation for over 12 years and the transition to gluten free was easy.

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