Big Wheel Burger

4 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
771 Vernon Ave #703
Victoria, BC V8X 5A7, Canada

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If you are celiac or allergic to wheat make you get the gluten free bun. I asked questions and even confirm and was told I got the gluten free bun just to discover that it was in fact the normal/gluten bun. My bun was labeled gluten free but it got mixed up with the normal bun and the wrong order was marked as gluten free. Tried to ask more questions after as I know mistakes happen but they wouldn’t apologize for the mistake or answer any questions besides saying how to spot the gf bun. I’d recommend other burger places

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Great burgers. I ate just a burger at the Vernon location and it tasted great and I felt fine. Then I had burger and fries (was assured they were safe) at Wilson/Bay location and I got SOOOO sick within 20 minutes. Had to drop my groceries next door and run. Not cool. Won’t go there again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great burgers, hotdogs and fries! Very aware of how to prep GF food safely!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Fries

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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They seem to be on top of things. They have gluten free fries and chicken strips. Gluten free buns and lettuce wraps. Pretty tasty.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Not celiac

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Love this place! Celiac friendly and high quality food.

Celiac

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This place is hit-and-miss. Before I ate there the first time, I called and spoke with someone at the restaurant about how they manage cross-contamination issues. The person assured me that they have a dedicated fryer, that they have two nozzles for their milkshakes so that only one nozzle is ever used with their gluten-containing milkshakes, and that they have one person putting together all gluten-free orders. I was also told that they have "celiac" button on their register so that way the kitchen is definitely aware when they are preparing food for someone with celiac. That all sounded great, but the follow-through has not always been there. For starters, strangely, I've occasionally gotten pushback when I've let the cashier know that I'm celiac and have asked them to make sure it's noted on the bill, with the argument they've offered being that everything I'm ordering is already gluten-free so why bother... Frustrating. I've also found that despite being assured that my order will be placed on a separate tray from my husband's gluten-containing order, it usually isn't and I have to ask them to make me a new order. Lastly, and most importantly, there are times that I've eaten there and haven't felt great afterwards, but also haven't felt so bad that I would definitely be able to attribute it to being glutened.

Given my uncertainty about this place, after I purchased a Nima gluten sensor, I decided to test both the fries and the chocolate milkshake I usually get when I'm at this restaurant. The fries came back as gluten-free. Unfortunately, the chocolate milkshake came back as containing gluten. I let someone at the restaurant know about the gluten-containing milkshake and he was apologetic and offered to remake it for me or to give me a refund. I took the refund. I wouldn't trust the milkshakes again because the positive test result suggests to me that either a) the ice cream they are using contains trace amounts of gluten, or b) they're actually not as careful distinguishing between the two milkshake nozzles as I was led to believe.

I noticed that they have a certificate from the local celiac association on their wall, which I think may give a false sense of security. While they might have good practices in theory, in reality they don't seem to be following them in their entirety.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I ate a burger only at the Blanshard location without any reaction! Then I ate a burger and fries (I was assured they were celiac friendly) at the Esquimalt location and within 20 minutes I was running to the bathroom. Definitely glutened. :(

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Great place for our daughter. Dairy and Wheat free burger and fries. Staff were very friendly and kind ... kitchen even cleaned area when prepared her burger.

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