Review of CAVA

145 Alps Rd, Athens, GA 30606

Overall Rating


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.


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

— 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

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

— Excellent


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 3 months ago