Zaytoon Mediterranean

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 8 ratings

940 Elmwood Road, Lansing, MI 48917

(517) 203-5728
60% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly
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    5 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    They are thankfully more aware of GF needs. Last year when I went, I got "glutened" twice, so I stopped coming. I decided to give it a try again this year, because they updated their awareness and have had some staff changes. I've eaten here more times than I can count and now never get sick. Just be sure to be firm about your allergies more than once and check EVERYTHING before you leave for take-out. I do get the GF rice but if you're worried, sub for veggies or salad. Delicious!

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2016

    We've eaten here twice since going GF and both times the staff has been knowledgeable. Both staff members that waited on us steered us toward the rice with lamb in it instead of the regular rice that has vermicelli. We love going to a restaurant and being able to all eat the same meal without our daughter feeling left out. The family style makes this possible.

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    4 ratingJuly 04, 2015

    Love the shawarma! I get substitute the rice for grilled veggies- can't go wrong.

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    3 ratingJune 09, 2015

    The food is great and they have a lot of gluten free options. Celiacs should avoid their "gluten free rice." The first time I went there I ordered it and found a piece of pasta in it. Their regular rice has vermicelli pasta mixed in, so it looked like they were either sharing utensils between the two or using the same pot or something. They charge extra for the GF rice now and its safety is questionable so I just don't order it. I've been very happy with everything else, though! Edit- I had to remove a star because I found a noodle in my chicken shawarma salad today. Luckily I didn't eat it, because the one noodle would have been enough to make me sick. After two experiences with noodles being in foods they don't belong, I'm hesitant to go back even though I do love the food.

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2015


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    5 ratingFebruary 07, 2014

    I'm sorry you had such a bad experience Judy, as the owner I would like to invite you to try us out again. Our gluten-free rice does NOT contain verimicelli noodles that is our traditional rice. Gluten-free customers can enjoy our hashwi daily (rice mixed with ground lamb)...we have also offered three different types of rices for our gluten-free customers since we've opened, all of whom have been very happy and have complimented us for our many gluten-free options. I can tell you we are very knowledgeable when it comes to our gluten-free and vegan customers, who make up a large part of our business!

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    1 ratingJanuary 06, 2014

    Order from the gluten free menu. Their "gluten free" rice contained vermicelli (contains wheat), and they packed pita bread in my take-out bag. Clearly clueless. I couldn't figure out how to give them zero stars.

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