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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145 Alps Rd
Athens, GA 30606

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


They have an allergen menu but staff was not knowledgeable. Had to ask for gloves to be changed, but the server was very friendly and willing to help.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Hello CAVA! I finally have a lunch spot in Athens! It is one of the build a bowl/wrap places like a Greek Chipotle. There is a menu online that details ingredients and an easily read allergen chart. The item tags on the barrier window indicates GF, vegan, etc. The selection is good. Fresh and flavorful. I feel like Oprah giving away free stuff right now = very happy! The first server on the line today was a bit inept (she was giving me white rice whether I wanted it or not. I didn’t. She won that round), but another server heard me when I said I had allergens to avoid and need recommendations. She seemed knowledgeable and so far I’m not sick. Yay! I had spicy lamb meatballs and spicy chicken on rice an arugula. Delicious! The GF meatballs were a treat. I didn’t ask but I feel confident the servers would have glove changed if I needed it. Everyone eat here so we can keep this place open.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 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

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

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Overall Rating

Review


When I told them I had a gluten allergy, they took it super seriously and made all the their people working with the bowl change their gloves, and really tried to minimize cross contamination. I really appreciate their diligence!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I came here when I was visiting Austin and got a bowl that was delicious! The falafel is sadly not gluten free but a lot of their food is and they have a detailed allergen menu. I told them I have a gluten allergy and they were very good about it - they changed their gloves and answered all my questions. There is definitely some risk of cross contamination cuz they do pitas also, but from what I saw the serving spoons don’t touch the pita.

Me and the other celiac person I came with both felt good after eating here!

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


great greek place! they have bowls that you can get and if you tell the workers you have an allergy they automatically get new ingredients from the back. the only gluten containing item here is pita!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • 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
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious bowls where you choose the best ingredients for your style and restrictions. Many GF options. Portions are generous and the staff accommodating.

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

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for corn-free
  • 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
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Wow. Well organized Middle Eastern restaurant, chain, with gluten-free items marked on the menu. Nice online menu with lots of nutritional/allergen info. Had chicken with rightrice and side of eggplant, terrific!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Hashimoto's

Overall Rating

Review


I have had takeout from here multiple times and had no issues! (Note I do not have Celiac's) Their website is very clearly marked for multiple allergens, making decisions very easy for me (gluten and dairy sensitivities). Very fresh, always flavorful, it's my go to when I forget my lunch for work!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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