66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly

4237 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 Directions

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really really good and lots of gluten free options

Updated 5 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Appetizers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Soup

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Greek
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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When I told server I have celiac she immediately removed gloves, washed her hands, out on new gloves, retrieved my greens from an unopened container and personally put on all my toppings. Even though the only gluten item is the pita all it takes is touching pita and then greens. I was very impressed that she knew what to do even before I asked. Plus the food is fab!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Not safe. The salads are served with gloves that handle wheat. The spreads/dips have knives in them that are used to spread on pita. I ask the server to change gloves and serve me from a fresh bag of lettuce. I no longer get the dips (eg hummus) due to the cross-contamination. Despite these precautions, my dishes have tested positive for gluten (Nima sensor) on my last 3 visits. I give up.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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The staff was very helpful and cautious. They changed their gloves immediately upon learning of my issue, and rather than passing things down the line they had one staff member take care of everything for me so as to make sure my needs were met.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very good food, only a few items contained gluten and they were easy to avoid. Food was made right in front of you so that helped us feel safe! Lots of options as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Don’t go to this location during lunch rush if you are Celiac. While the menu is clear, the options are plentiful, and the staff is knowledgeable, when it gets busy they just shout at you and send you down an assembly line. In other build your own style restaurants (Chipotle etc) one person will take your order down the line to prevent cross contamination. I was lucky to hit the place right after a staff switch, so everyone has fresh gloves but there was no good way to ensure my food was safe. Other Cava experiences in less busy atmosphere make me still want to come back when it is not quite as busy.

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