CAVA

4 ratings
$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
4 ratings

As rated by the community

1042 N El Camino Real Suite E
Encinitas, CA 92024

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I heard this was a good place. I was super careful in what I ordered as there appeared to be several areas of cross contamination. They have knives in the hummus and other spreads. They spread directly from the bins onto the bread. They also scoop from there into the salads. I got the dressings on the side. I can’t speak to how it tasted because my gluten detection dog alerted that there was gluten in the bowl as well as in 3 of the sauces. I would not eat there if you have celiac disease like I do.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything but pita and pita toppings is gf, cross contamination is a major issue. The same utensils are used to fill pita bread, and pita chip toppings fall into neighboring containers.

It’s unfortunate, a little more care (separate area and ingredients for gluten) and this would be a fantastic choice.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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So good! And safe for celiac. I’ve gone here many times and never had a problem

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Everything is GF besides the pita bread!! So many options & yummy sauces!! My favorite lunch spot.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Review


I was able to get a bowl. I asked the person making my food to change their gloves and to use fresh lettuce and I didn’t have a reaction.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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This is my new favorite place. I literally have ordered food from here 4 times in the past week. It is incredibly fresh and delicious. The menu was very easy to find GF options. I have celiac and am super sensitive. I haven’t gotten sick at all. I’m not 100% their safety methods since I have had to order my meals to go.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Cava is my go-to fast casual eating spot. I eat here all the time and have never gotten sick. I always ask the server to change gloves and they are very good about doing that. Since only a couple items on the whole menu contain gluten it is a good option for celiacs.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Hashimoto's

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Review


Build your own Mediterranean bowl or pita

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?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Most of the menu is naturally gluten free. Great place to grab an easy gluten-free lunch that has low likelihood of cross contamination as long as you avoid pita and falafel.

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?

— Excellent

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