I needed some food on-the-go, and happened to be at Target nearby. I remembered friends mentioning this place, checked this handy app, and it looked safe. I had the original bowl, and added chicken. I also bought a packet of the crunchy noodles - they seem to be the same product I've purchased at Whole Foods before, just with a Cafe Yumm label. I've had celiac disease for years, but don't eat out much. I never thought to ask about the chicken in tacos at places like Baja Fresh and Koi Fusion, but after getting sick after eating both, learned that the chicken is often marinated in soy sauce, and therefore not gluten free. Whoops. When I asked about the chicken, the gal ringing me up wasn't sure, and asked her co-worker. He said the original chicken was gluten free, but that there was another kind of chicken that wasn't. He then directed her to a binder where she could find this information. So it's good to know that exists. I'm glad I asked. I'll definitely return to this place next time I'm in a pinch and need some fast food on-the-go.
I had the original bowl, it was very good. The staff is aware of celiac and the need of not cross contamination. My husband, who is not celiac, had the gluten free turkey sandwich which was also very good. Very clean restaurant and great staff
Gluten free bowls of Yumm! I had a bowl full of rice, beans, Yumm sauce, avocado, olives, tomato and chicken. Healthy and delicious! I was told they were prepared in a separate part off the kitchen with clean gloves and while cross contamination is a possibility they work really hard to avoid it.
So good. Many things are gluten free and they have a gluten free menu. It's quite expensive for a bowl of rice though. So I think twice before spending $24 on two bowls of rice.. but it is super yummy. FYI you can buy their yumm sauce at Roths in the fridge area by the cheese and make your own
I loved whole bowl when I was living in Portland, OR. This is the next closest and I think it’s Yumm lol. It’s healthy, they can make most items gf and you can buy their Yumm sauce separately. It’s definitely worth trying!
I love cafe yumm and when I told them I had celiac they seemed to take me seriously and marked that I have an allergy. Just express your needs clearly and hope for the best. I didn't have a reaction!!
The staff seemed knowledgeable and treated my Yumm! Baby bowl as an allergy order. The pricing was reasonable, the food good, and the size of the large bowl appropriate. This place wasn't exceptional, but I can still recommend it as a safe option.
Yummy bowls, knowledgeable staff
Assistant manager knew gluten free and instructed the cooks to prepare my meal in a separate area. This is my go-to whenever I’m at the airport.
I love that there are so many gluten free options here! They have a separate menu to give you, and they have an allergy button they press when you order, which always makes me feel safe. Did I mention the bowls are completely delicious!!???
Clean restaurant. Staff very nice. Interesting concept but needs work. Gluten Free food isn’t labeled properly and staff has to keep checking with the cooks and there is always confusion. Also, very unhealthy junk canola oil is in most of the food. No one should be ingesting a fake lab made industrial oil like canola, especially people with autoimmune diseases. This place could be safer to eat at, but they need to work on a few things. I wish them luck as they make adjustments.
Ate here once before and do not recall getting sick. This time, not the case. I asked specific question, was clear about my Celiac Disease and cross-contamination issues, and double check that she would note on my ticket about my severe allergy, which she confirmed. I got gluten-bombed right away. Not ideal pre-flight.
Was awesome and safe. Lots of options. They have GF bread. I got a bowl and soup.
Cashier pulled out a nutrition guide from under the counter, apparently it's online too. The only non-GF category is their wraps and bentos, and those are reportedly prepared in a separate area of the kitchen. Portion sizes aren't the best for the price but I liked the Original bowl with chicken.
The staff was knowledgeable about gluten free. The food was good. Glad there was something I could eat. I had a bowl with black beans rice chicken and avocado.
Plenty of GF options, all listed on a specific menu in their allergy binder. Be aware that the breakfast menu seems to be missing from that binder. I asked about the Yumm!lette and my cashier checked with the cooks to confirm that it is GF. She also told me that she marked my order as an allergy so that the cooks would all change their gloves, etc. Overall I felt very comfortable and safe ordering here, and will definitely come back next time I'm passing through PDX!
Bad day @ PDX—-no gf bread @ Cafe Yumm today. Consider eating before passing security. Past experience was good.
Staff were super helpful w the menu and the food was good for an airport! Super fresh and perfectly ripe avacado in the bowl we had.
Their bowls are yummy! I haven't tried any with chicken, but have heard it's good. They have a fantastic molasses gf cookie I can't go without getting one! I do wish their employees were knowledgable about gluten free items.
I'm used to not having a lot of options while traveling, so I'm pretty pleased with this place. The food was good and the staff was knowledgeable, understanding and friendly.
Staff was knowledgeable about celiac disease, offered to change their gloves, and had a binder ready with a listing of gluten free options and options for other dietary restriction. Yumm bowl was tasty and filling.
This is a very tasty and safe option for the airport.
Great option at the airport!
I have eaten here at least 3 times without any issues. I have found the employees to be knowledgeable and helpful. They always mark my order as "allergy" and prepare it separately with fresh gloves. I have celiac disease and I'm also a dietitian so I'm very careful. I always get the traditional Yumm bowl.
I have eaten at the airport Cafe Yumm three times without getting sick. I'm a dietitian who also has celiac disease. The employees aren't particularly knowledgeable, but if you explain your needs clearly, they will mark your order as "allergy". They change gloves before preparation. I always get the traditional yum bowl.
Great for lunch. I crave the Yumm sauce!
They continued to try to give me a wheat bun saying it was gluten free. They thought that every bun was gluten free. Obviously I will not be returning. I was too afraid of getting sick to eat the burger I actually got.
They really seem to understand gluten free. They have a binder with their gluten free menu. They even had gluten free soups which I could of tried, but I went with an original bowl with chicken. They have many organic and non gmo ingredients!
yummy rice bowls. would return if in the area or if the franchise is expanded to other locales.