The staff really cares that you have a good experience while dining here. They have a dedicated cooking area for gf and warned of any foods to avoid do to possible cross contamination. Good food and I didn’t have any symptoms after eating.
We were very nervous about the burger after the Cashier who took our order seemed confused and annoyed by our questions. The fries are not even in a dedicated fryer. But the gluten free burger came out separately from everyone else’s order, and my daughter did not get violently ill, though she had some stomach pains, but I can’t say if it was from this place, or not. She certainly enjoyed her burger though.
Delicious burgers with gluten free buns. They have a separate gluten free menu available online. I had a half caesar salad without the crispy taro and it was great. I normally feel sick with cross contamination but didn’t feel sick after eating here at all. Milk shakes were also great! Nice location with outdoor seating in prime La Jolla shopping area. No dedicated parking lot, so need to find street parking.
Front staff did not know that veggie burger is not gluten free. Tested it with Nima and had to return it back. If I hadn’t, it would have been terrible. When I returned it back, his senior came and said veggie burger is not gluten free but didn’t have the courtesy to apologize. I would have fallen sick if not for Nima. They need to realize they are playing with people’s health here. Got a cheeseburger after that which tested safe with Nima! Three stars only for that effort. I wouldn’t eat here without checking the food.
I had the Fresh Vegetable Salad. I asked if the dressing was GF and the lady showed me a laminated card she had next to the register. It was. Very good salad. I forgot to have her tell them to change gloves.... ugh! Hopefully I’m all good...
Their burgers can be made gluten free, as can their salads. And they’re delicious! Be warned, though: Fries here are fried with oil that’s contaminated, and milkshakes may be contaminated by them not fully washing their equipment after making Malt milkshakes.
Called because if I am going to eat a burger, I want fries! According to who I spoke to - While their fryers are technically separate, the oil filter is common so they all share oil. Which is dumb and not safe for us. Lame!
This is great food! I got a turkey burger on a gf bun. I haven’t been diagnosed with celiacs but I try to eat like it since I’m intolerant . I didn’t have any pain and the bun was actually fluffy! Recommend to anyone!
WARNING! I had previously been told their fries are GF and cooked in a separate fryer. Today when I called to order the guy asked if it’s allergy or preference and then told me the fries aren’t safe because at the end of the night they drain all the oil into the same bucket and then reuse it after the dryers get cleaned. So the breaded stuff frier oil gets mixed into the fries only frier oil. The burgers are still great and I believe they handle the food well. But that was a nasty surprise!
The gluten free bread was great and it was a delicious hamburger. I do not have celiac so I didn’t ask for a glove change note did they ask me. I did overhear other gluten free conversations so I think it’s a well know gf spot
Okay. The burger itself was really good but they have generic GF Udis buns which we personally don’t like. The kids size burger was tiny and didn’t take up half of the GF bun. Fries were not in a dedicated fryer and were cool and not flavorful. We ate here late at night so not sure if that’s why our food wasn’t great? Our extended family ate at a different location a day earlier and loved both the burgers and fries however they are not GF. So not sure why our experience wasn’t as good as theirs.
They have one of the best burgers my husband and I have had. The manager came out from the back with a big smile and was extremely helpful. It was my first time there and they went over the menu with me which was great having celiac and all. Unfortunately he told me not to get the fries if I had celiac
Eat here probably once a week. It's the best burger in town. I loved this place before being diagnosed celiac, and love it even more now being gf. Buns are great. No issues with fries. They always ask if it's an allergy. I never get sick. Love this place.
Super juicy and delicious burger! Gf bun toasted just right so the texture was great. Fries were delicious. I have celiac and had no reaction. We loved this place! It’s casual with ordering at a counter. Top notch ingredients, including grass fed beef, no fake cheese, and even milkshakes with local produce. We were too full to get one though. Highly recommend this place!
My brother and I both have celiac disease meaning we can’t eat any gluten because we are allergic to it. So, we ordered two burgers both with gluten free buns, bacon and one with avacado for pickup. The employee on the phone read back the order exact to us and when we picked it up it was completely wrong. When we picked them up, one had a regular bun on it and one had the correct gluten free bun. Also, one had bacon on it and the other did not. That being said, once they fixed it (I never got the bacon even after they remade it), the food was good but semi-expensive for relatively small portions. I would definitely not recommend it to anyone who also has a serious allergy.
I only ate here once but the service was great. I Very knowledgeable and my food preparation was explained. The burger was very good and so was the bun. The french fries are technically cooked in a separate fryer...however...they explained that they merge the frying oils at the end of the day and reuse to fry. So the oil that fries the fries and the onion rings do get mixed together and it’s reused, so there’s risk of cross contamination. They said they’ve never had an issue but I didn’t want to take the risk as I’ve been glutened that way before. It was a good dining experience
Super soft GF bun for the burgers. Options were reduced due to a shared fryer, however settled on the kettle chips which were bland. Overall food seemed to be lacking in flavor for the price, however didn’t get sick in anyway which is sometimes priceless...
The manager was awesome. He told us they have a dedicated fryer for fries. Had burgers and fries. The manager knew what he was talking about and took care of us! The first employee we encountered when we walked in said nothing except the special gf buns is gf. Ask for the manager when you go in. Food was excellent! Burgers were juicy. They use Udi’s buns for their gf buns. They fry their French Fries in peanut oil.
Staff seemed knowledgable about gluten and went through our order a couple times to confirm that they had it right. Food was quite good. We were not warned about any cross-contamination with the fries as I've seen others mention here but also didn't seem to cause a reaction.
Ate here for lunch today. So far so good. Burger was grilled perfectly. GF bun was toasted and tasty. Fingers crossed no cross contamination on the toasting. GF fries are not GF! Separate fryer as another review mentioned but common oil since it shares the same heating element.
Nothing dedicated to GF, so 3 stars. The GF bun was great and didn't fall apart like most. However it goes through the same toasting mechanism as everything else so it's cross contaminated. I don't know if the bun had dairy - forgot to ask and hoped for the best. The avocado was excellent. The fries definitely have just one fryer so they don't recommend it (and they weren't awesome so you aren't missing much). They do have salads I realized later. Liked the fact they had turkey and veggie burger options. Lavender lemonade was decent. Free refill. Not much seating but near the restrooms so you can wash. Burger was good. But from GF perspective, nothing dedicated.
i am celiac. People working here are friendly and knowledgeable. I was about to take a bite into the burger when I thought to ask "this bread is gluten free, right?" (the bread just seemed too 'spongy' for being gluten free) and the young man looked and said no. so he took the entire dish back, apologized and told me I would get large fries without charge. and so it happened. the burger bread and fries were delicious! and I felt fine afterwards.
They get the celiac thing here: separate surfaces, change gloves, distinguish between gluten intolerant and celiac on the order instructions...even a separate fryer for the French fries (unfortunately it is right next to the regular fryer so we passed.)
Everything about this place is awesome! Best gluten free bun I've ever tasted! And all the food was great. Super friendly staff that knows a lot about gluten. He asked right away if we had a sensitivity or severe allergy so he could let the staff know to use all fresh utensils and wear gloves. Lots of fresh and organic. If I'm in SD again, I would definitely come back!
Amazing burger and the toasting of the Udi's bun was delicious!!! I had the side salad (again amazing!). They do not have a dedicated fryer, so fries and such are not an option for me (sensitive to cross contamination). Also, paper menu said Alaskan Cod was available in a gluten free option, but staff informed me it was made with Panko. Super knowledge and friendly - worth the visit!
Delicious! The gluten free bun and burger really hit the spot after a busy day. Avoid the fries (they are cross contaminated but they let you know that upon ordering). Staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Super fast too! I'll be back!