100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly

4-1586 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746 Directions

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Great food truck in the middle of Kapaa town! BBQ was amazing!! Did not have any kind of reaction.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the fish tacos and Cole slaw. I am extremely sensitive and had no issues. I’ve had the bbq meats in the past and did well with that as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Coconut Marketplace Location

Husband and I shared the sampler platter, avoided the chili because they weren't sure if it was GF, had the coleslaw instead and we were pleasantly happy with that! Their hot sauce is amazing and their meat has the perfect amount of smoke flavour to it.

On another visit I had their chicken tacos, super good and a good size, I was full with one taco.

I never got sick and customer service was very helpful.

Their breads including their well known cornbread and french fries are not GF

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Barbecue
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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The bbq was delicious. I had the sampler platter with pork, beef, chicken & 1 rib. The 3 stars were because it was so yummy but I substituted the salad for the chili bc the chef wasn’t sure if it was gf or not. I didn’t end up eating the salad & put it in a to go box only to find a whole crouton & crumbs in the salad. I didn’t get sick eating the meat/sauce/rice but definitely avoid the salad if you are celiac!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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No safe fries or bun substitution available but all sauces & smoked meats are delicious & safe. Ensure salads are made without croutons & not just picked off the top if made wrong...that happened a couple of times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing food!!!! Safe for celiac. Friendly staff. Best BBQ !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious. Husband and I shared a sampler plate. So yummy!!! Avoid the give always breads, pasta etc.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I have celiac. This food was amazing. I could eat everything but the obvious ( cornbread and macaroni salad). Went there twice. I potions are huge.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Chicken was delicious and celiac safe. A fantastic take away option!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Yum! Terrific chicken! 3 of our 4 party members are GF and we all loved the food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Delicious! Everything except the bread items are gf. Such flavorful meats! Definitely stop at this little hole-in-the-wall!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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These guys know what they are doing. The ribs and chicken were both done perfectly. Not overdone, not over smoked and with the just right chew. The sauces were damn fine. Best of all GF. From the most sensitive celiac on earth.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We got a half chicken, beans and rice. It was delicious and made two meals for the two of us. Very fast service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The half chicken was EXCELLENT. Almost all the meat is GF, as well as the sauces! Also awesome for regular eaters - my gluten-full husband said that the pork burrito was the best he’s ever had...and he’s eaten a lot of burritos.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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all their entree plates are GF so you can eat the bbq chicken and ribs with sides of rice and chili. super yum, we ate it twice.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very tasty, entire BBQ menu labeled as gluten free, had the pulled beef with rice and chili, unlike another reviewer I enjoyed the chili (different batch/tastes?). Has own table area, large portions, would recommend

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Hubby was in heaven with this stop. The meat, coleslaw and rice were safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great news my fellow GF’ers...Chicken in a Barrel has fantastic food & is almost entirely gluten-free (tortillas & cornbread are all gluten filled). Guys were knowledgeable about cross-contamination & knew what was what. The chicken is too die for. Don’t miss this iconic & safe place to eat;) Mahalo!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We went for lunch and I had the quarter chicken with the Hawaiian slaw and chili. Chili was just ok and not really satisfying as it was hot outside. The slaw was super yummy and I loved that the BBQ sauce was GF also! Great meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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It was so good! The girl who helped us was super nice, and seemed very knowledgeable. We shared the Chicken for Two and it was a ton of delicious food! Very tender, unique and yummy....and quick!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This place was so delicious! They were super knowledgeable about what items were GF and about cross contamination. We got the sampler and all the meat and sides were tasty!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The BEST Hawaiian BBQ! And tested GF on Nima

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I'd give them 10 stars if I could. We ate there probably 5 times in the 10 days we were on Kauai. Excellent food, friendly, knowledgeable staff in both locations.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great assortment of meats. Cooked perfectly and really good. Didn't get sick in the slightest.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Really good!!!!!! They have such good food! The guy knew what was in what and what I could and couldn't have as soon as I told him my allergies. They were nice and plain ole good people. Chicken was my absolute personal favorite with one of their barbeuq sauces. So. Good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ended up not eating here. Stood and watched the worker for a few minutes. He wore no gloves and touched all the food. Saw him put buns on plates. He put chicken on buns with tongs but then touched each one with bare fingers to push down into bun. Gluten or not, sanitary comes first in my book.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great eats. The ribs were excellent, but out of chicken the night we tried there. I will try for some chicken before I go. The bbq sauce is amazing. Update: went back....got the chicken plate! Amazing!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best BBQ I have had in awhile and the person working there has Celiac Disease and made the BBQ, sauces and sides himself, all GF. They did have other sides and cornbread that was not GF but it all looked seperated and pre-wrapped.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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All of their barbecue is gluten free, except for possibly the sauce, which is served separately. I didn't want to risk getting sick on my vacation, so I skipped the sauce, but the food was delicious without it. I got the sampler plate, with extra brown rice because I didn't want to have to go through the hassle of grilling them on every ingredient in their beans. They seem to be knowledgeable about cross contamination, and I didn't get sick even though they do serve gluten-containing foods like hamburgers. It was so good we went back again two days later! I'm not used to being able to eat at restaurants that aren't fully gluten-free, so this was a very nice surprise!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Excellent chicken, great service, no reactions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and safe!!! Extremely reasonable priced. The only non-gluten free items are individually wrapped...except for the rolls for sandwiches. They are very aware of cross contamination and take precautions. I can't say enough about the delicious food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious!! All food options besides the sandwiches, brownies and cornbread are GF. The owners/cooks are very nice & checked on us to make sure everything was good. We had the pulled pork and the chicken.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Most of menu is GF including their sauces. Great chili beans. Went 2x during my stay.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great tasting food! Super casual environment and great service.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Phenomenal and flavorful GF BBQ! The staff is very accommodating and careful when you mention your celiac or gluten allergy. I believe all of their flavors of BBQ are GF- so you get to try them all! You get a lot for the price here, so come hungry and in the mood for meat. Also, it is in a nice location in Kapaa, right on the board walk--so you can walk off your meat sweats after.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place to eat for someone with Celiac. Very knowledgeable.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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So delicious! Succulent bbq that melts in your mouth. Everything but the baked good are gluten free as well. Staff readily had the answers, said its their intention to have everything gf. All the sauces are self-serve and are gf except soy sauce . . Great little stand in Kapaa. Loved the sampler.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everything is GF (except for some of the baked goods)!! I had the #1 chicken plate and it was fantastic! I also got some GF banana bread, haven't tried it yet, planning to have it for breakfast. My family had some of the ribs and they said those were amazing as well.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everything is gluten free except the pastries! This was hands down the best BBQ chicken I've ever had! Will definitely be back!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very yummy! Everything is GF except some pastries. Even the BBQ sauces. Friendly staff & the chicken was fall off da bone gooood!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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yum, yum, and yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Amazing chicken it is so tender and moist you will not believe it! But that's all I got there, don't know what else is GF but I'd be cautious if you worry about contamination because they do serve gluten filled items like sandwiches and it's just a small little roadside stand. Not a lot of prep space could lead to more contamination but the chicken is a safe bet.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great BBQ! The rub they use is gluten free and delicious. You can smell driving through town. Yumm.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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