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

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3100 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Told them I had a severe gluten allergy and immediately the worker washed his hands, changed gloves and got me a bowl he hadn’t touched. To keep cross to a minimum, he took me down the entire line!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Can't promise no cross contamination because pita is everywhere here. But you can order without it. I had a good experience!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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I go to CAVA frequently and have been impressed by the allergen safety they demonstrate in the way the employees operate, making it unnecessary to even mention my allergies usually. They use tongs, individual spoons, hover above the pitas to drop ingredients. Once I had a negative experience in which an employee used his just pita-ed gloved hand to stir around the lettuce then drop it in my bowl. I emailed CAVA to let them know and they made it right with a replacement bowl and stated the following: Thank you for reaching out and for bringing this to our attention, we sincerely hope that you are okay. We take cross contamination issues very seriously and take every precautionary measure to try and avoid it. That said, we would like to send our deepest apologies for this incident as your experience did not hold up to the high standards we hold ourselves to as a company. Please know that I’ve elevated this message on to our regional and area leaders who will be addressing this with our restaurant team immediately.

Kudos on continuing to improve and train your folks well, CAVA!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • 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 11 months 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

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

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Update: February 2023 Not sure I trust this place as much anymore. I have watched one woman consistently (during multiple visits) grab lettuce using her gloves instead of the tongs, so cross contamination likely since they touch pitas. Also, on another recent visit, one woman was just reaching into the toppings at the end of the line with her gloves, instead of using the spoons. Again, cc. So, I feel like cc is more likely due to staff not being as careful as they were when I wrote my original review. Not sure I’ll frequent this place as much, might try Garbanzos instead.

I have eaten here many times and my sister frequents one in Denver. Tell them you have Celiac and they will wash their hands and change gloves. From my understanding, the only things with gluten are the pita and pita chips (in the toppings section at the end). The lentils also are possibly cross contaminated, so if celiac they recommend not getting those.

I have never had a problem here, they do a good job of not touching the spoon to the items when they put it on. I have had other locations be willing to get clean spoons out of the back upon request.

I’m a sensitive celiac and have never had a reaction (knock on wood!) I eat here at least once a week.

Safety


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

— Not very

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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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

Celiac

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Gluten free Mediterranean bowls.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I’ve ate here twice and both times made sure to get all GF ingredients but both times I had a reaction the next day. Probably too much cross contamination, not worth it!

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?

— 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?

— Average

Gluten Sensitive

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I have been to other Cavas with no issues. Usually when you specify of an allergen a staff will go over what to avoid and designated one person to make your bowl. This place each person down the line, thankfully, most things served was with a spoon until end of the line last person used a gloved hand and grabbed something, I had to ask to change gloves, then asked if I wanted this and grabbed again. I kept saying no. Finally another staff had to explained in another language. Thankfully I didn't get sick for what I got so gave them some consideration.

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?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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Build your own bowl mediterranean restaurant. Have a scannable allergen menu that tells you what ingredients and sauces are GF (most of them are). Enjoyed it a lot!

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?

— Good

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