Black Sheep Bagel Cafe

6 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Bread/Buns
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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56 John F. Kennedy St
Cambridge, MA 02138

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Best gluten free bagels I’ve had. I always tell them I’m celiac and they grab a new tub of aioli to avoid cross contamination. Even though they’re always busy, the servers are super nice and very careful, using a separate toaster and prep station.

Great vegetarian options too! I love The Favorite.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Always excellent service. They use a different toaster for the GF bagels so they take a little longer, but always worth it!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Used to have really great bagels made in-house but stopped due to cross contamination concerns. Now they use Udi’s which is better for cross contamination, but definitely not worth paying a premium for…

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Below Average

Updated 1 year 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

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great bagels with cool combinations. I’ve had the lox, the deviled egg, and maple bacon fig. They have a dedicated toaster and staff are super nice. I have never gotten sick and go there once a month!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Bagels were not the tastiest - I got the plain bagel with cream cheese and the bagel is a bit hard and chalky. Not horrible, just not great. The staff are super nice and the space is a fun vibe, though! Would recommend for a coffee!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Below Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I’m not SUPER confident in the celiac safety, but they did say they have a dedicated toaster and I didn’t get sick from it. Tasty bagel! I’d recommend that you make sure with the staff member that they’ll change gloves, keep separate, etc.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


They offer gluten free plain and sesame seed bagels. It sounds like they have a dedicated toaster in the back but I opted to get my bagel untoasted. I had the Lox 2.0 toast and it was so good! I’ve been here 3 times and haven’t gotten sick! but it seems like a lot of prep happens in a shared space so be careful for CC if you are sensitive

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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