Aubree's gluten free pizza and cheese bread is average. It's thin and crunchy. I like it but it's not the best and not the worst.
Although menu is marked with GF options they use a common fryer. They were responsive to my questions but clearly don't understand gluten free needs. They had no GF entrees marked. They offer a GF pasta (not on menu) but were not sure if the rest of the ingredients were GF safe.
The menu is very specifically marked with what is gluten free and what is not. I have never gotten sick from eating here, The GF pizza is AMAZING!! I am also a vegetarian and I feel like I can eat like a "normal" person here. Most of my waitresses have also been knowledgable about the gluten free items.
We have been ordering GF pizza here for years without getting sick. Out of habit they will ask you if you want flavored crust - don't do it it is not GF! You also need to ask for the pizza to be made all the way to the edge or you could end up with an inch of crust and hardly any pizza. They are very responsive when there is a problem.
We had a beautiful and friendly waitress at the Adrian location. I ordered the burger with the GF bun. Did not like the bun but the burger was great. Also ate the brussel sprouts with bacon, they were excellent. The menu states that if you have Celiac Disease that they basically can't guarantee that it hasn't been cross contaminated. I have not had a reaction so that is a good thing. Just to let you know the GF burger bun is the kind that just falls apart. Which is a shame cause GF burger buns have come a long way. I do have Celiac Disease.
This is a gluten fad friendly place, not truly celiac friendly... They do have several delicious looking items on the menu, but GF mainly means gluten fad-meaning they do deep fry many of the items with food containing gluten. I found it to be frustrating trying to order after finding out the gf next to many menu selections did not really mean gluten free. Bummer!
Good pizza and food, they even have GF pizza on the lunch buffet, just make sure you call ahead so you don't have to wait. Be warned if it's by thin crust and the sign is gone it's not GF, the waitress was good about letting me know, but I made it to the table.
My husband and I had the pleasure of dining here last night. We had heard positives and negatives about the chain, and thought we would choose to go to an early dinner, in hopes that it would be a bit slower and we would have time to talk to a manager/chef. We had near perfect timing. I informed the hostess and our server about my gluten free needs. The server seemed a bit unsure, and sent the manager directly to our table, even without me asking. Ryan, the manager, was the most helpful manager I think I've ever talked to! He was thorough with what they could safely do, and even went as far as suggesting a less spicy topping to the pasta dish I was ordering. Their menu items are marked with a green "GF" logo if they are "gluten free friendly." Be warned, this does not necessarily mean they are free from cross-contact with other gluten containing foods. It was only through the resourcefulness of Ryan that we learned that their regular brussel sprout side, labeled GF, was actually deep fried with their chicken. The same is true of all their GF fried items, such as their fries. Ryan personally made sure that our brussel sprouts were sauteed and even made sure the bacon was on the side, as my husband has an intolerance to pork. This location offers gluten free pasta that is to be cooked in clean fresh water, gluten free buns that are toasted in their own specific pan through the pizza oven, and gluten free pizza crusts. The crusts are baked on clean oven pans, and gluten free pizzas being prepped are done so on a specific plastic cutting board, and the staff is told they must change their gloves. **Caution- There IS free floating flour in the facility as they make their regular pizza crusts from scratch and do not have dedicated topping containers. In my opinion, this is the strongest possibility for cross-contact. They also have a flourless chocolate cake that is prepared off site, so they simply take a piece out of the fridge/freezer and onto a clean plate when you order it. They serve RedBridge beer and Angry Orchard Hard Cider. Added bonus- they serve Faygo in glass bottles! I'm so appreciative that our server Jeremy sent the manager our way when he wasn't sure of something, just to make sure that we were safe. I think I feel comfortable going back again, and possibly even inviting our Celiac support group. They have a great large room to accommodate groups. I was told the best time to go is when they are slowest, between 2-4 pm. The head kitchen manager is there during that time and he can pay specific attention to what you are ordering. Giving it a 4 out of 5 because it was not mentioned on the menu that the brussel sprouts were deep fried. Other than that, I think we'll be going back!
I've downgraded my rating because they have a new menu where they list steak fries and sweet potato fries as GF. When we asked if they have a dedicated fryer - the answer was no. They also list Guernsey ice cream on their menu as GF. Last time I talked to Guernsey, they said none of their ice creams are gf because they don't clean their lines in between flavors. The new Aubrees menu is confusing!! We ordered the gf Mac and cheese and I asked if the server could check with the chef to ensure they still boil a pot if new water - the server checked with the cook and replied that they use the same water as they do for all the other pasta with gluten!!! He said the cook said that they make sure the water is boiling to ensure everything (the gluten) is killed. We discussed these points with the manager and he said he would address these issues. This is not gluten free - not safe for people with Celiac.
I also asked if their sweet potato fries were in a separate fryer and the response from Rebecca the server was, "no, but the oil is over 160 degrees so it kills the gluten" I couldn't believe she actually said that with a straight face... I then explained that gluten was not a bacteria and we left. I appreciate the effort Aubrees has made but they need to adjust their menu and educate the servers.
They have a good gf selection, however the gluten free pizza I ate made me really sick. It could have been some of the ingredients I chose but I don't think I would try the pizza again just to be safe. I heard the sandwiches are good though so I might try those. Update: They don't have a separate menu but the staff is pretty well informed. I had the spinach artichoke dip and it was fantastic. I think I just made a wrong choice with pizza toppings last time.
I would highly recommend Aubree's. The waitresses are very knowledgeable and friendly. They have w lunch buffet consisting o pizza and salad. If you tell them you are GF, they will make a pizza up for you with any toppings (and ALL toppings are GF). For $7.99, you can't go wrong. They also offer GF pasta and desserts.
I love eating at Aubree's. I have Celiacs and I'm very sensitive to gluten. There gluten free crust tastes like your average thin crust. You do have to be careful about which toplings you order. They get the crust premade already on an (aluminum?) pan, so theres no cross contamination here with baking. My Dad has had this crust messed up before, but I always request Annie as my server and reexplain the situation each time, even though she remembers me, and I havent gotten sick yet.
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