Brightwok Kitchen

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 65 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 9 more

21 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603 Directions

(312) 583-0729
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 05, 2017

    Yes! Just yes! Completely gluten and dairy free. Lots of options and ways to adapt to your flavor preferences. Reasonably priced and very yummy!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 03, 2017

    Many options. I was very excited to know that I didn't need to worry about cross contamination. Food was very good and fresh!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 28, 2017

    I'm dying! This was the best gluten-free, dairy free, Paleo food I have ever had at a restaurant! Grass-fed meat!!! They even have vegetarian options for my husband! Very impressed! Will probably go back again tomorrow. Please come to Grand Rapids Michigan. We need you!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 19, 2017

    Fabulous fresh meal. Pick your sauce and your meat or tofu and vegis. They stir fry it all up for you. All gluten free. Very yummy!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 11, 2017

    Very good food. Chose your meat, sauce and veggies to be stir fried. The spring rolls were cold- not fried which was disappointing. Celiac safe!!

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    3 rating Celiac friendly
    August 28, 2017

    Everything here is gluten free! Great to not have to worry about cooking noodles in the same pans or if the sauces are safe. Good prices too. Quick and easy! Highly recommend

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 27, 2017

    I've eaten here several times and never got sick. Educated on Celiac. Most of their sauces are GF and you can make your own stir fry rice bowls. It's like Chipotle for stir fry. Always fresh and delish, love the Teriyaki bowl.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    August 22, 2017

    Agree with the cashew sauce possibly having gluten. The food was soooo delicious! But I did have a reaction about an hour later 👎🏼

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 18, 2017

    100% GF restaurant with very knowledgeable staff, so it's hard to say anything bad! Food was really good. You can choose your base of rice or noodles, and add proteins/veggies/sauce as you like, with add-ins like fried egg as well. Everything is cooked fresh and right in front of you. Place is large, lots of tables and VERY clean. My mom and I both enjoyed our bowls. They also had GF spring rolls (nice change for those of us with celiac) however they were just OK.

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    5 rating
    August 03, 2017

    Outstanding! The whole restaurant is dedicated gluten free with knowledgeable staff. 10/10 would recommend

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 29, 2017

    Been looking for a place that is gluten-free dedicated without feeling weird. This is the place to go!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 28, 2017

    Completely dedicated gluten free facility. Vegan options. Very clean. Plenty of tables and seats. Food was cooked fresh. The meal was hot fresh and extremely delicious! I will definitely come here again next time I am in downtown Chicago. It is close enough to the Art Institute to walk there.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 14, 2017

    Awesome. Great service and hot, made to order food. Everything is gluten free. Good atmosphere for fast food.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 07, 2017

    Loved this little gem! Great concept and friendly staff. My daughter and I both had the cashew sauce, but chose different starch, protein, and veggies. I thought the sauce was amazing, but my daughter thought it was too strong. The portion was generous and I was sad to leave mine behind since taking it with us wouldn't have been practical.

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    5 rating
    June 27, 2017

    Wow! Amazing concept. Pick your base (rice , rice noodles or greens), pick your sauce , pick your protein and veggies. Three of the five in our group were gluten free. Everyone enjoyed their food. It was so quick. Line was long but moved really quick. Staff was very helpful with our first time visit. Would go back again in a heartbeat.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 20, 2017

    Everything is gluten free!! Very good stir fry.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    May 27, 2017

    Was told everything was gluten free, but my my reaction an hour later suggests perhaps the cashew sauce or something else has some gluten. 😪Tasted wonderful though!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 02, 2017

    Excellent food and wonderful staff.

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    5 rating
    April 22, 2017

    Fantastic! Completely gluten free means worry free meals!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 19, 2017

    Great food and service. Always nice to be able to go to a restaurant where everything is gluten free!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 15, 2017

    Very friendly staff. Ran in 3 minutes before they closed and they were very accommodating. The food was delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 11, 2017

    Outstanding food and service! Even though the line was almost out the door at lunch hour it was super fast and delicious!

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    5 rating
    April 07, 2017

    100% gluten free and delicious

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    5 rating
    April 06, 2017

    Top notch place to eat! Totally paleo eating! Wish I lived closer, it would be a regular for me! Yum, what a great place! The staff was very friendly, and nice!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 18, 2017

    100% gluten free and very, very good. I also enjoyed the 90's pop music playing. Very nice staff.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 10, 2016

    We took our 3 and 5 year old boys here for dinner as we checked out the xmas lights on State St since we have 2 Celiac/dairy free people in the family. Nice selection of food and everything is gluten and dairy free. Kids love their meals which came in a monkey bowl and a cup of fruit ice tea. Too bad they don't have a suburban location near us!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 09, 2016

    Was great walking in for first time and staff being very helpful with what to get. Refreshing not to have to have a meal without subtraction of stuff to make it a great meal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 08, 2016

    Completely gluten free, fresh ingredients, tasty!

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    5 rating
    October 23, 2016

    Very tasty and gluten free safe!! Don't miss their homemade banana chips and Ginger Beer.

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    5 rating
    October 14, 2016

    Everything here really is gluten free! I'm so happy I didn't have to nit pick the menu ❤️ will definitely be back

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 11, 2016

    Awesome place with delicious food. Staff assured us that the restaurant was completely GF. Well worth the stop, we highly recommend.

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    5 rating
    August 08, 2016

    Fantastic, fresh Asian meals. Think Chipotle only with stir fry dishes. So tasty!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 21, 2016

    Delicious, fresh, cheap, and completely gf! Fantastic casual option in the city.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 03, 2016

    Absolutely delicious. Everything is gluten free too! Awesome stop if you're downtown!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 30, 2016

    Awesome menu and 100% gluten free! They should open up more restaurants. The food is awesome

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 19, 2016

    Loved it! We were on vacation with 9,9 and 5 year old kids. We all found something and it was delicious! I wish we had one back home! The only thing was the kids wish they would've had more kid friendly drink options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 14, 2016

    Outstanding food for people with Celiac disease. EVERYTHING is GF, high quality, fresh, and prepared perfectly. Lunch line can get a little long, but well worth the wait. Prices are reasonable for downtown Chicago. Being able to order anything on the menu without worry is priceless.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 06, 2016

    I love this place. The food is delicious and safe.

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    5 rating
    March 01, 2016

    Delicious and love that everything is dairy and gluten free

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    February 26, 2016

    Celiac disease persons paradise. Creamy Cashew sauce was the bomb.com.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    January 03, 2016

    place is great for a quick lunch in the loop. prices are about what you expect for the Loop. veggies were fresh and the sauces were quite tasty. since everything is gluten free, it makes a great, safe place to eat.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 30, 2015

    Crunchy, tasty, savory, healthy, delicious, satisfying, fresh. A few words to describe my new favorite restaurant. Brightwok is a beautiful light-filled space, well organized, super clean, and a meal here won’t break the bank. The Thai basil sauce on my husband’s stir fry was fabulous, as was my coconut curry sauce — and the friendly line cooks put on just the right amount, enough to flavor the ingredients but not swimming in sauce. Having the brown rice option is also a plus. In addition to eating stir fries for lunch, we got salads to go. The veggies were so fresh and the salads so large, they lasted through several meals. The food was well packed, nothing leaked, and the shopping bag was convenient for carrying it home. BTW, everything on the menu is gluten-free. If you’re feeling virtuous after eating all the healthy veggies and protein, try the Sinful Banana Chips for dessert. Yum!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 26, 2015

    Extremely tasty and nice menu selection

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 23, 2015

    a++++. Jeremy K and his staff really know their stuff and made me feel like a normal human after asking a ton of questions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 21, 2015

    awesome place! I'm a celiac visiting from out of town and this was the first place I found that could guarantee no contamination. delicious food and decent prices. highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 10, 2015

    Absolutely delicious. 100% GF restaurant. Everything was well-priced and delicious. Tons of vegan options, but meat is available. Wonderful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 25, 2015

    I had an amazing, stress-free, and very delicious meal here. Their entire menu is gluten and dairy-free, and all their sauces are vegan. You can build your own stir fry with your choice of vegetables plus meat or tofu (local Phoenix Bean tofu which is fantastic!), and get to choose one of several sauces to dress it with. You can then choose either brown rice, white rice, or rice noodles (which were round, thick and rich tasting, not the thin and flat Pad Thai type rice noodles I was expecting). They also have soup, sides, salads, and various beverages. I had the Thai iced coffee - Stumptown cold brewed coffee topped with sweetened coconut milk. Very refreshing and paired well with the food, it was a great pick me up. This place is pretty much a dream for someone like me, a vegan with celiac disease. I had no reactions after my meal, and am very excited to return!

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Asian
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Peanut-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11 am - 8 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 8 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 8 pm
Thursday
11 am - 8 pm
Friday
11 am - 8 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8 pm
Sunday
Closed

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