Bushfire Kitchen

7 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Dessert
Safety Rating
6 ratings

As rated by the community

3433 Via Montebello
Carlsbad, CA 92009
From the owner

Bushfire has been serving gluten free menu items for the past 12 years, almost all of our menu items are gluten free.

On safety—All gluten free items are stored and prepped separately.

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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Stopped in while on vacation and had a great experience. The staff was knowledgeable, there was a great variety of gf options for the two of us who needed them (including some good kids’ options) and portions were big enough to split.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Owner Response


Hello Jokass! Thank you so much for your review! We always appreciate receiving feedback on how we’re doing. Your satisfaction is important to us and we'll forward it to our team. We look forward to your next visit!

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


It’s been hard finding places that are good and trustworthy. I have a wheat allergy I’m learning to live with. Bushfire is Awesome. Great options. I had a delicious bowl and a hard cider. Great to have something close with so many gf options.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Owner Response


Hi Mauricio! Thank you for the fantastic review! Our dedicated chefs pour their hearts into crafting top-quality, delicious dishes, and we're thrilled to hear that they exceeded your expectations. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delightful dining experience in the near future!

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious food and most menu items are gluten free!

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

Owner Response


Hi Katie! Your positive feedback warms our hearts! We're dedicated to ensuring that every visit to our restaurant is memorable, and we're grateful for your patronage. Please join us again soon for another delightful meal.

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Allergen List
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


We take great care in making sure possible cross contamination is kept to a bare minimum. Our bread is toasted on a separate toaster and our fryer is dedicate to gluten free items only, We make our own hamburger buns and rolls for our sandwiches.

We serve amazing sandwiches & hamburgers with the some of the best gluten free fries you will ever experience. Almost all of our menu items are gluten free except for our mac & cheese, our empanadas and a few other select items. Everything is clearly marked on the menu if it is available gluten free.

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Brisket & spinach salad - delish!!!!
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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great food and the best deal is happy hour from 2-5 beer and wine 1/2 off.

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

Owner Response


Hi Cindy! Thank you for choosing our restaurant and for sharing your positive experience with us! We value your feedback and look forward to serving you again in the future. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority.

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I LOVE bushfire. They have fries that I can actually eat (crazy! dedicated fryer!!) and their meat’s pretty good too. I’m a pretty plain eater so I get one of their chicken plates, ask for no sauce, then get a side of fries and jasmine (white) rice. Their brussel sprouts are amazing as well. Their chicken can be a little dry, but its doordash-able which works for me.

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

Owner Response


Hello Abby! We're thrilled to receive such a wonderful review from you! It's our mission to provide exceptional dining experiences, and your kind words motivate us to continue delivering top-notch service and cuisine.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I called the manager ahead of time. He told me about all the GF menu items (including all sauces). He detailed how they do glove changes, mark an order and follow it through prep, etc. Their fryer only cooks the regular French fries, sweet potato fries, and GF chicken tenders. They have GF buns or can get burger in a lettuce wrap. The food was great!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Owner Response


Hi Kristin! We sincerely appreciate your valuable review! Your recognition of our team's dedication means a lot to us. We look forward to welcoming you back for another great experience in the near future. Thank you for choosing us!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Everything here is really good, lots of GF options. Short rib bowl is my fav. Their bushfire burger with the GF bun is pretty good, a bit thick, so I tend to get lettuce wrap instead.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering

Owner Response


Hi Dan! Thank you for the fantastic review! Our dedicated chefs pour their hearts into crafting top-quality, delicious dishes, and we're thrilled to hear that they exceeded your expectations. We can't wait to welcome you back for another delightful dining experience in the near future!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Eat here all of the time. GF sweet potato and regular fries in a GF frier! Everything is fresh and delicious.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Pretty much everything here is GF (exception: bun for burgers). Staff is very knowledgeable and takes celiac and avoidance of cc very seriously! Chef came out to talk to me about my daughter’s celiac which was really nice as it wasn’t requested or expected but did give me a better sense of their competency that they could provide a safe meal for celiacs. Food is very good & filling. Live music on Fridays. Both indoor & outdoor seating. Don’t let the ordering at the counter fool you, this place is legit. We used to live around the corner from this restaurant and I’m kicking myself for not frequenting this restaurant more frequently as our new house (different state) does not have options like this.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Lots of healthy options Bowls, Salads, lettuce wrapped burgers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have clearly marked GF items on the menu. Good selection of GF entrees.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent food! Four people with Celiac ate here without issue.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Owner Response


Hi alaskan_wakeboarder! We're thrilled to receive such a wonderful review from you! It's our mission to provide exceptional dining experiences, and your kind words motivate us to continue delivering top-notch service and cuisine. We look forward to serving you again! Take care!

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing food in general, almost everything is GF, we love the burgers and the sandwiches, home made GF bread, the best I have had.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

Owner Response


Hello cvb99585! Thank you so much for your review! We always appreciate receiving feedback on how we’re doing. Your satisfaction is important to us and we'll forward it to our team. We look forward to your next visit!

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing experience! Ordered the tri tip sandwich and the up charge for gluten free bread was totally worth it. Might be some of the best bread I’ve had. Had a strawberry side salad and a nibble of my husband’s brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. No reaction and I’m super sensitive even to cross contamination.

Ordered a gluten free cookie and they heated it up (in a paper bag). They even brought it on a separate plate from the rest of the groups.

Lots of options on the menu. The choices were almost overwhelming. We’re from out of town, but 100% wish we had this gem in our backyard.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

Owner Response


HI Ashley! Thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a great dining experience at our restaurant. Your support is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Dedicated frier for fries. GF chicken tenders are delicious. Most of the staff is very knowledgeable on safe cooking.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Owner Response


Hi Mark! Your positive feedback warms our hearts! We're dedicated to ensuring that every visit to our restaurant is memorable, and we're grateful for your patronage. Please join us again soon for another delightful meal.

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