CAVA

8 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
5 ratings

As rated by the community

403 Daniels St
Raleigh, NC 27605
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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You have to stand in line under cold AC blowing and they won’t let you hold the allergen menu. You have to build your meal instead of choosing a creation and then get a table.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have never gotten glutened here which is awesome and almost everything is gluten free. However, be warned. Before I went here the first time I emailed the establishment to ask about cross contamination. The manager was nice enough to warn me that the chicken and spicy lamb meatballs are cooked on the same grill as the grilled meatballs which at the time contained pita. This was in 2019 and it looks like the menu has updated since then so the chicken might be safe now.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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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Gluten Intolerant

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My first experience with a fast casual Mediterranean inspired restaurant - very good. Items were clearly marked and there were was very little that I could not eat, even with multiple allergies.

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Celiac

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Awesome experience. When I told the first person about gluten, he immediately stepped back from the line and started to wash his hands and change gloves. When I asked about protocols (like other people down the line), he said “I’ll be with you through to the end.” He just informed everyone he was handling my food and was super great about everything.

Interesting Mediterranean food as well! Plenty of GF options. I could go there many times and get something that tastes vastly different on each trip (unlike some other fast casual places like Chipotle). I ordered a bowl with chicken as the protein. Looking foreword to my next trip. Good choice!

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Knowledgeable, willing to change gloves/utensils, etc. tons of options! There’s a location in chapel hill too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Really enjoyed the Mediterranean food.

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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With the exception of the pita bread, everything is GF. It is so nice to be able to get a bowl made and then to just be able to get whatever you want in it without checking if each item is GF.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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Delish and everything is GF except the 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing Mediterranean restaurant. Almost the entire menu is gluten-free other than their peta options. They have a variety of bowls and salads that can be made both gluten and dairy-free. Great environment and the staff are very helpful!

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


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • 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
Gluten Intolerant

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Very fresh food. Staff was helpful with food allergy questions and immediately removed gloves when I mentioned gluten. Falafel is not gluten free, but there are many other options. Had an avocado bowl that was excellent

Quality & Quantity


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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Cava is a similar set up to chipotle in the build your own manner but they use spoons for all ingredients so there is less worry about cross-contamination. Everything is gluten free except for the pita, falafel, and sides but other than that it’s all safe. The website has a downloadable pdf with all food restrictions laid out which was super helpful. Delicious food and no reaction so far! My only issue with them is that the staff can be rude about the safety precautions, so be prepared to fight a little in order to have safe food.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

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