95% of 42 votes say it's Celiac friendly

60 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611 Directions

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

They had a dedicated GF menu with lots of options and their staff are all knowledgeable on celiac and take allergy precautions. And super tasty!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

We ordered late night delivery to our hotel as this was one of the few businesses that offered gluten free options and was open after a long day of touring the city. I am normally apprehensive about ordering online due to my celiac disease, especially in an unfamiliar city, but these fears were unwarranted. I ordered pad thai and pho from the gluten free menu and made a note on the order in DoorDash that read "Gluten Free - Celiac Disease". The order arrived with bright pink allergy warning labels. I felt very safe eating and did not have a reaction. A note on tipping when ordering online through DoorDash: If you want your tip to go to the deliver rather than have the company use your tip to offset its own costs, tip in cash. Your driver will thank you! (See: https://qz.com/1659475/the-merits-of-tipping-your-doordash-delivery-worker-in-cash/ )

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

They have an allergy protocol and everything I had was great. Didn’t get sick.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Thai
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Make your own stir fry. This one was also dairy free
Mongolian Beef
Chicken Pad Thai
Veggie summer rolls and egg drop soup
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Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! They brought me a gluten free menu and answered all of my questions is a patient and accommodating way. I had the beef stir fry bowl and the flourless cake and it was delicious!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

This was single he the best dining experience my daughter has had since being gluten-free. Going out to eat can be dreadful for someone with celiac. The owner noticed her writing down all of the things she would like to have in her meal rather than putting them in the bowl from the stirfry station. He personally made sure that her meal was prepared safely. We did an Nima test and it was free of gluten. He even waited while we ran the test to make sure it was safe. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the gluten-free curry it was the best I’ve had! He even followed up with a delicious gluten-free flourless chocolate cake with caramel icing. He made her feel special and it was fabulous to enjoy a safe and delicious meal out!

10 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff made a big effort to ask if I had an allergy or just a preference. I met one of the waitresses later and she told me how rigorously they treat GF orders. The food was excellent!

Celiac
10 months ago

Excellent food, the Mongolian Beef, and curry in particular. Staff takes great care to make sure protocols are followed!

Celiac
11 months ago

The have a designated GF menu which was such a relief. I had th me chicken pho for 1 which was good, but not prepared as traditionally as I had hoped. It was very sweet. I also had the GF summer rolls which were ok, and the chicken satay which was inedible. Overall, meh. Won’t be back. Felt nauseous afterwards for several hours - not sure if it is celiac friend.

Celiac
1 year ago

Great gluten free options and good service.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing food - separate gluten free menu and a delicious cider available. You could tell they were knowledgeable about celiacs and I felt very safe eating there. Will definitely return!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

So delicious! Knowledgeable staff, dedicated kitchen space- gluten free menu has tons of stir fry option, pad Thai, a few appetizers- highly recommend!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Separate GF menu (has a lot of options) and the waiter was very helpful about how the food is prepared. We ate cashew chicken a couple days ago without any problems, food tastes really good and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very familiar with gluten free and could accommodate many bowls to be gluten free. The food was really good. Celiac safe

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have celiac and I’m very sensitive to cross-contamination. They were reassuring when ordering that they are very careful. The food was delicious and I haven’t gotten sick, so I highly recommend this place!

Celiac
2 years ago

Knowledgeable staff informed us that gf food is prepared in own area with separate cookware. Large gf menu includes appetizers, soup, main dishes, and one dessert. GF soy sauce provided. Excellent food. I didn't have a reaction and I am very sensitive. Highly recommended. We went to 60 E Ohio st location.

2 years ago

Love! So many choices ! Had the orange chicken and shrimp spring rolls. (Rice wrapper) so good & no issues

Featured Reviewer, Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Everything was delicious and I was impressed with the selection on their GF menu. Definitely would come back here!

Not celiac
2 years ago

Great gf menu and they even have gf desserts!

Celiac
2 years ago

Lots of options. I've been here a few times. Love their GF orange chicken and GF beef with broccoli. No issues.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Ordered GF orange chicken with Jasmine white rice for dinner. Lots of tender (not breaded) juicy chicken and fresh orange sauce with scallions and red peppers. Loved it!! This celiac had no issues.

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Solid, tasty Asian food and a good sized GF menu. The server was well informed and courteous about our dietary needs.

3 years ago

Exceeded my expectations! Amazing GF pad Thai and the manager brought out the food and was sure to recognize my allergy. A must try!

Not celiac
3 years ago

Lady looked at me like I was a ghost when I asked for a gf menu. She preceded to tell me they did not have any gf options...

Celiac
3 years ago

Really good! It's a chain, but still good. I loved the king pao and spicy green beans. Lots of options on the gf menu, including a dessert option.

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Could be a four or five stars. They had a GF menu available and asked if it was allergy or otherwise for prep. If you inform them of allergy, they prep it GF for the allergy and it's marked that way (we had take out). My wife (the GF-er) thought her grub was pretty good.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

So, so good. The best GF Chinese I've had outside of Pf changs. Had the orange chicken and it was amazingly flavorful. Will be on my must-visit list anytime I am in Chicago.

Celiac
3 years ago

Love the Lettuce Wrap

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

They took great care in our ordering. They have an amazing gf menu with extremely flavorful food!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Fantastic. Gluten free designated grill where they make your custom stir fry. Can get soup, stir fry etc. even brought me gluten free soy and hot sauce for the table

Celiac
3 years ago

Separate gluten free menu, and they even bagged my leftovers separately. The pad Thai and spring rolls were delicious!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Utterly fantastic! There were choices. I had curry, and it was really, really good. If you're in Chicago, and you want a nice gluten free meal, you have to try this restaurant.

Celiac
5 years ago

another faux Asian establishment...the entrees are mostly rice, and not the good kind of rice either. blech!

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Their gluten free menu has many of the options if the regular with slight modifications. The pad Thai, orange chicken and mochi are to die for! I love this place and never have problems there. The servers are attentive and a manager typically brings out my meal to ensure it was prepared properly

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Good food, good gf attentiveness.

Not celiac
6 years ago

Delicious!!! Just had Chicken Pad Thai and Veggie Spring Rolls delivered to my hotel. Absolutely delicious!

6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome Mongolian beef. Very knowledgeable staff !!

Not celiac
6 years ago

They had a decent selection for gluten free. A few entrees, noodle dishes, appetizers and desserts. We chose to do the make your own stir fry and they were quite accommodating! On top of that it was delicious. Good when you are feeling like having American-Chinese or Thai.

6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very yummy gluten free options, I had the chicken Pad Thai, egg drop soup, and vegetable summer rolls one day, then went back the next to try the Mongolian beef. Staff is friendly and helpful. Prices are decent, especially if you go for a midweek lunch and order from the lunch menu. Highly recommended

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Flavors weren't good. Pad thai was to floral and citrus based. Went in wanting more realistic pad thai and got something strange.

Celiac
6 years ago

Phenomenal!! Had the Laotian sweet potato soup and shrimp pad Thai. Boy, how I have missed it! Delicious food, great service and very comforting to know it was "safe" for me to eat. Every time an item was brought to me the server said "This is 100% gluten free" which is reassuring. The manager came to check on us, offered to bring tamari instead of soy sauce. And homemade ginger ale?! Great meal!!

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of great options!

Celiac
6 years ago

Not enough room to express how amazing this place is for GF people. We love it do much they we are buying out the restaurant next year for our wedding reception.

Celiac
6 years ago

Great gluten free food. So, so service. Think it was just my server. Others more attentive.

7 years ago

The staff is very knowledgable about GF. The food is good, but a little on the salty side.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
1 month ago

After queuing for 20 minutes, I was told they do not have anything gluten-free, nor a gluten-free menu. (This if for the one in Terminal 5 in case there is more than one.)

Celiac
2 months ago

Came here for half priced appetizers and everything was amazing! Great portion sizes and even greater prices. Had the summer vegetable roll, chicken satay, and lettuce wraps. The gluten free menu is huge. Great place to satisfy your asian food craving. Will be back soon!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Huge separate gluten free menu, large portion sizes. I’ve eaten here many times and never had any issues. Some of my favorites are their GF spring rolls, edamame, and the build-your-own pad Thai with ginger garlic sauce. The gluten free brownie is a MUST have— absolutely delicious! I’d recommend getting a reservation on evenings and weekends because they do get busy.

3 months ago

Great food! The same manager has been there for years. She does a great job!!

4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Today I enjoyed a wonderful chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and carmel sauce. I have eaten edamame, lettuce wraps, Cashew chicken and Kung Pao chicken. All excellent. Big menu and excellent care.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

We eat here all the time (and all of the Lettuce Entertain restaurants). They’re great food and very aware of food allergies/restrictions. We’ve never had any problems eating here.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Love Big Bowl! I have been eating there about once a month since 2015, and the food is always consistent. Knowledgeable staff (waiters, managers, chefs) about celiac, and they take precautions against cross contamination. Highly recommend if you have never been to Big Bowl before.

Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Was ok the first two times but the third time put my insides down for the count.

Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Took family here, one son who's a celiac. Despite telling the server and the manager hand delivering he's had major stomach issues for 4 days now.

10 months ago

Staff is very help. GF menu. The only place I will order Chinese/Thai food from. Love the Panang Curry.

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great GF menu and delicious food!

Celiac
1 year ago

Got sick. Also - server tried to give me my colleague’s non gf meal. If they had protocols they were not following them. Really tired of restaurants telling me how great they are at serving Celiacs and then dropping the ball.

Celiac
1 year ago

Awesome! They use a carbon copied slip and special plate to follow the gluten free order. Manager brings it out special. All of the staff was very knowledgeable.

Featured Reviewer, Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I LOVE Big Bowl. They are fantastic with allergies. I have Celiac and a dairy allergy and they have a clear protocol. Food is prepped in a GF pan, pink slip is filled out and a manager runs the food out separately to the table. All allergy/GF meals come on a red rimmed plate so that the kitchen and you know it’s an allergy/GF meal. I’ve eaten here so many times and have never gotten sick. The veggie spring rolls are a must! Also, the chicken lettuce wraps are AMAZING! You need to try this place if you like asian cuisine.

Celiac
1 year ago

Amazingly good with a gluten-free meal. They have an extensive gluten-free menu and track the meal, prepare it separate from other foods, and the manager brings it out on a red-rimmed plate. The orange chicken was fantastic!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

The reviews here, the gluten-free menu, and my knowledgeable waitress made me feel like I was safe to eat here. I got a stir fry which was only average and I felt sick as soon as I left the place. It might still be safe to eat here but steer clear of the stir fry, they must fry it all in the same place and not clean it well enough to be celiac safe.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This is one of our go-to restaurants. We go here all the time (and the other Lettuce Entertain You restaurants). They have seem to have amazing procedures to prepare food for allergies and prevent cross-contamination. And on top of that, it’s really good food!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have a gluten free menu. The food is pretty good and I haven’t gotten sick yet!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Eaten here many times and haven’t gotten sick; the selection isn’t as wide as the normal menu, but when is it ever?

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I come here all the time, it’s one of the only places I feel safe eating out at. Lots of gluten free options and the manager oversees all gluten free orders and brings out GF dishes instead of the waiters. They even use separate plates with red rims to identify gluten free dishes. Food is delicious!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The server was very knowledgeable on cross contamination and kitchen practices. They have a separate kitchen space to prepare the meal and use special allergy plates. The manager brings out all allergy meals. The food is good, not great, but it was a safe meal so I’d go back.

Celiac
1 year ago

I tried some samples at a gluten-free expo and they were delicious. But the listing should not say that “delivery“ is offered. I called from the nearby Hilton Dulles and learned that the only delivery option is for catering, that is if your order is $250 or more. Please correct this in the listing.

Celiac
2 years ago

they have gluten free cake ! Have not tried it yet but looks good . I love this place and the clear gluten free menu!

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very accomidating staff for GF. They seperated my plate and clearly marked GF. Ask for GF menu. Not sure about it being celiac friendly but everything seemed safe. Flourless choco cake!

2 years ago

Separate gluten free menu, and takeout orders are processed with a special "allergy" label. Haven't had a problem!

Celiac
2 years ago

I've eaten here a few times and never had a problem until this last time. They must not have been careful this time because the next day I was sick.

Celiac
2 years ago

No doubt, an excellent meal! Our servers were very knowledgeable, and friendly. It was great to see a well produced menu, and excellently prepared and presented food.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

We just ate out together as a family for the first time since our 14 was diagnosed with Celiac's disease. We were so nervous but decided to try it out due to the reviews on here. We told the staff and they had two managers come out and talk to us to make sure they understood the severity. We had just come back from the Mayo Clinic and had the go a head to eat normal gluten free diet with absolutely no cross contamination . Not only did we have an amazing experience but we saw the manager wipe down the counter and her hands as she served our daughter her plate. AND then gave us a gluten free lava cake on the house! WE WERE ALL IN TEARS! This place cares deeply for their business and their customers! Amazing!

Not celiac
2 years ago

They changed their menu and the lettuce wraps don't taste as good- very bland and they no longer have gfree sweet and sour- only orange sauce which is a little too gingery for my liking. Still come here though as it is one of the few places to get Asian food gfree.

Celiac
3 years ago

Safe and delicious! They are very careful with cross contamination! Best place to eat chinese and Thai

Not celiac
3 years ago

They have more than a few options for the gluten free guest. Enjoyed the spicy Chicken with cashews for lunch. The have a nice selection of appetizers and a flourless chocolate cake for dessert.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent options, including on the kids' menu. Healthy veg stir fry, generous portions, and manager double checks and personally delivers anything with an allergy alert.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I was so excited to try this place because of its large selection of gf entrees. I ordered some sort of chicken dish. It tasted great. HOWEVER, I got terribly ill afterwards and was in immense pain all night! The waiter came across as not understanding the importance of no cross contamination action, even though I very clearly explained it to him. I was so disappointed! Never want to experience that type of intense pain. Thumbs down for this joint.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Large Gluten Free menu with many Chinese and Thai entrees that are normally hard to get as GF. I had Pad Thai with shrimp which was perfectly seasoned and cooked. GF soy and chili sauces at table that you can add yourself. This is a Lettuce Entertain You restaurant and they take great care ensuring safe GF preparation. Top quality food with safe GF practices makes this a great dining destination.

Celiac
3 years ago

Curry was really tasty and gluten free. Will be going back to try more options.

3 years ago

I was pretty impressed with Big bowl. I have several food allergies and they were great about working around all of them. They have an entire gluten free menu which makes ordering a breeze. They wait staff is well informed about the ingredients which was a breath of fresh air. I had the orange chicken and fried rice-which was delicious! They also have GF soy sauce.

3 years ago

Food was very salty, and I think it was contaminated when I ate there (Kung Po Chicken with Rice Noodles).

3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Went there for the first time yesterday-- and WAS SERVED A NON GLUTEN FREE MEAL (yes, by mistake-- but I was 6 bites in before they realized their mistake). Upon ordering we had told the server (nicely) that four of the five of us were gluten free and that our entire order was off of the GF menu. When our main course came, we dug right in-- only to learn after a few minutes that the server brought us someone else's order and that we all had inadvertently consumed a relatively large amount of gluten-- NOT OKAY. While I understand and appreciate that they made a mistake (and thankfully caught it relatively quickly-- as well as comp'd my meal)-- that doesn't help alleviate the massive amount of pain my daughter and I are in, even now, nearly 24 hours later. Long story short, don't go there if you're GF for health/medical reasons-- or, at least, double and triple check your meal before consuming. Lesson learned, I'll stick to the 3-4 places that we already frequent that take gluten free seriously. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

Not celiac
3 years ago

amazing gf orange chicken!!

Not celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very helpful staff. When my meal was delivered they said the Gluten Free Thai Chicken. I knew then that they were extra careful.

4 years ago

I wasn't all that impressed, particularly after I got the bill. My normal gut husband said his entree wasn't all that great, either.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Separate GF menu had lots to choose from here, from appetizers through dessert. Tried the Mongolian Beef and it was delish! Try the Mochi too! My husband (non celiac) said his food was very good too. We'll be back to Ridgedale again.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very particular about allergens in Ridgedale & Rosedale. Great choices! Love this restaurant!

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Just okay. Wasn't thrilled with my food. It wasn't *bad* per say, just wasn't anything to write home about. I don't plan on going back really. I much prefer PF Changs!

Celiac
5 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Gf menu available and I used to get take out a lot but was always getting glutened. I finally ate in the restaurant once and saw how they cook through the open kitchen and it all made sense. Small space with all the dishes cooked right next to each other. Shared utensils, lots of flipping food all around. Cc all over the place. :(

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

I was very happy to have checked out Big Bowl for a quick dinner while running errands. The server was very knowledgeable on GF/celiac, and when I started to talk about cross-contamination she said that they treat all GF orders as allergies. So I felt that they were on the ball and very capable. My chicken pad thai was excellent, and the server even brought out a bottle of GF soy sauce for me. Boyfriend also had the same but not GF. He tasted mine and said they were different, but obviously I couldn't compare. To me, it tasted just like what I remember to be standard pad thai.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Staff was very kind and efficient. Food was kind of heavy, but good. Didn't have a huge, prepared to be gluten free menu but they can adjust almost anything to be made flute free

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Semi gluten free

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Rice noodle option

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

used to be one of my favorite restaurants. food has declined badly. Last visit the GF Kung Pow was awful. Waitress did not understand when I asked if the recipe had been changed and kept repeating that it Was GF. Never saw a manager to ask. they've lost our business.

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