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
3 ratings

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6181 Old Dobbin Ln
Columbia, MD 21045

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Very high chance of cross contamination. The girl scooping the lettuce was using her same hands to pick up pita to see if anyone wanted it. Then going back into the lettuce to get the next persons bowl ready. I told her I had celiac and she looked confused so I said “gluten allergy” and asked her to change her gloves and if there was lettuce from somewhere not contaminated. She laughed under her breath when I said that but did change her gloves and gave me different lettuce. She was incredibly rude about it. Would not recommend going due to chance of cc, but also because of this rude staff member.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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I got as far as "celiac" and the waitress immediately said "no worries, I've got you covered" and went straight to handwashing and new gloves. She was very clear on explaining which few items were not GF, and like Chipotle followed me down the line while other servers stepped back so their food would not be held near mine. I felt very safe and appreciative.

I did return a week later and my server was a little less confident but equally enthusiastic and careful with the mildest of prompting on my part.

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 2 years ago read full review

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The food is amazing!! It is a little hard to find though since the sign outside isn't lit. Also, for the people who are gluten free, there needs to be a gluten free pita option.

Updated 6 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
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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First time there was delicious! Follows the Chipotle concept with a Mediterranean theme, and almost all the the ingredients are gluten free, as are the preparations. Different kinds of bowls and salads, most of the proteins are GF. Big flavors such as Siracha tahini and the vegetarian with us loved his rice and Lentil bowl. Also amazing drinks. Loved it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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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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

Overall Rating

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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