Bistro Red Beet

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 11 ratings
$$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 5 more

5031 E Mayflower Ln, Wasilla, AK 99654 Directions

(907) 376-1400
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    1 ratingAugust 30, 2017

    Update: I was at the state fair with the plan to eat here since it's the only celiac friendly place available and they refused to make a melt sandwich without the toppings on it. I even asked if they could just put the toppings on the side and they said "no our boss is very strict and we can not do any substitutions". Apparently leaving topping off is considered a substitution. I am allergic to onions and garlic so I only wanted the melted cheese and no smoked salmon or reindeer sausage or veggies......all I felt safe eating was the bread and melted cheese. They Absolutely refused to leave off any of the other toppings! You would think they would gladly take my $10 and make just a cheese melt and keep the rest of their ingredients but I guess they would rather loose business than leave a few toppings off........?! You would think they would understand food allergies like onion and garlic and understand why I would not be able to eat the sandwich with the toppings but apparently not. I REALLY wanted to have an awesome experience here but unfortunately it did not happen. I ordered a small slow roasted meat sandwich with beet chips. The small sandwich was so tiny it actually fit into the palm of my hand (it was not a normal piece of bread, it was a perfect circle like it had been cut out using a biscuit cutter. There was probably about 1 Tablespoon worth of meat on it and one little sliver of spiced apple. The flavor was amazing, but it literally took me 3 bites to eat the whole thing! The beet chips were the red triangle corn tortilla chips you can get from costco and there was only about a hand full at the most. I was expecting sliced beets that were either baked or fried....not red corn chips. I am not picky and I was really looking forward to having a gluten free place to eat in Wasilla, but the whole sandwich/"beet chip experience was strange and I expected something totally different. I will say the flavor of the sandwich was awesome....but seriously the size was so sad and definitely NOT worth over $7! I tried to go back one other time to give it a 2nd chance, got there 30 minutes before closing only to find out the kitchen was already closed. Unfortunately I don't think I will go back for a 3rd try. Update; I did give them a third try and regretted it. The owner was incredibly rude.

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    1 ratingAugust 26, 2017

    I had been a loyal customer for years but the service has gotten increasingly worse. I am not able to tolerate dairy so I request for the dairy to be removed from my meals and I get attitude EVERY time. The owner is especially rude about it and I have heard her complain very loudly from the kitchen. At the 2017 state fair, I ordered a Salmon melt but requested the cheese not be put on top for me and my 2 year old... But I was told that "they do not make substitutions, it is a store policy". They refused to sell me food because apparently requesting no cheese on top is considered a "substitution". I was so mad that I walked away crying. It took hours for me to walk around the fair and find food that my toddler and I could eat. This was the last straw for me. They have been repeatedly rude and unprofessional. I never give bad reviews, but unfortunately, I will not give any more of my money to the Red Beet and I will never recommend it again.

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2017

    Just went for dessert and it was amazingly delicious - didnt taste or look GF. Gping back for lunch. Local grown ingredients too.

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    5 ratingJune 10, 2016

    Creative and tasty food! For the flavor and guarantee of g free, the price is definitely worth it. The bison burger never disappoints and the house made sauces are the bomb. I make the drive from Anchorage as often as I can.

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    5 ratingOctober 12, 2015

    Everything there is delicious!! Soup, sandwich, pastries, I've never had a bad bite and I absolutely LOVE having somewhere I can go that I don't have to ask five million questions just to be sure it's really safe. Definitely my favorite place in the valley, maybe all of Anchorage too....

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    3 ratingSeptember 07, 2015

    I've tried so hard to like this place. We have visited 3 times before writing this, hoping my opinion would change. Pros: All ingredients local, fresh made, & seasonal, baked goods are great, huge selection of baked goods, they welcome dogs, European inspired decor is very nice, & 2 younger employees are nice. Cons: owner/manager is usually short w/ ppl, & rude. Portions are very small, everything has been reinvented & somehow has sauerkraut involved in it, very pricey, you can't order a normal sandwich of any kind, & most of the food is OK. I'll continue to visit & support this business based alone on the fact they are a 100% GF facility.

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    3 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    Small portions. Nice waiters but the owner(or maybe manager?) has been very rude. Good, clean, gluten-free food.

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    5 ratingJune 09, 2015

    Amazing! A completely gluten-free facility in the heart of Alaska. I had succulent seared scallops on buckwheat toast; my wife had a Portuguese sausage stew. Both wonderful. We feel like we bought out the bakery when we left.

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    5 ratingJuly 29, 2014

    Absolutely amazing experience! knowledgeable staff and fresh, delicious foods. The others in my part had a veggie melt that was incredible and I had a cucumber and tomato,vegan sandwich. We were also thrilled with all the options in the bakery case. Great experience!

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2012

    100% gluten and soy free facility! They use no GMO foods and 85% of the food they serve comes from local Alaskan growers! They even offer gluten free cooking and baking classes.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Soy-Free
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 4 pm
Thursday
10 am - 4 pm
Friday
10 am - 4 pm
Saturday
10 am - 6 pm
Sunday
Closed
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