CoreLife Eatery

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 5 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Kitchen Space, Allergen List + 9 more
100% of 3 votes say it's Celiac friendly

740 S Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850 Directions

(607) 288-2146
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Everything is GF except for bread

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Found this great place for gluten-free meals. All there items on the menu are gluten-free. In fact, the only gluten they have in the entire store is an offering of bread at the checkout. Bread is kept in a separate container and meals are usually covered by the time they offer you bread, so there is little to no potential for cross-contamination (i asked for my meals to be prepared in takeout containers). I ate here four times over my two day stay with no issues. Great healthy salad bowl options and fantastic bone broth.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    The food tasted great and I really appreciated the ease or ordering. By having all the ingredients for all the dressings on the menu, I could easily pick out the one that didn't have any refined sugar in it. None of the drinks were free of sweeteners and/or preservatives, so that's a bust, but I usually just drink water when I eat out anyway. The only thing I had to ask about the ingredients in was the falafel. They didn't list the ingredients of their "premium" add-ons to a build-your-own-bowl. I appreciate the entirely gluten-free menu. It makes things a lot easier. The lighting was my only major complaint. It is so bright and unshielded that it makes looking at the person across from you a recipe for a headache.

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    2 rating
    1 year ago

    I have eaten at Core a few times over the past year without a problem, and we typically love it there! So I did give a couple stars. However, I was in this past Saturday with a friend and was very disappointed and embarrassed by the person at the register. I was careful in picking out salad ingredients and knew what I wanted, so I didn't want to make a big deal about cross contamination. While I will react, I'm not extremely sensitive, have been glutened, but it's rare. It was pretty busy, it typically takes a while to get through the line, and it was a busy Saturday. We get through the entire line to the register, I tell the woman I do not want bread, my friend with the broth bowl did. (She had a separate tray.) The cashier went to put the bread on my tray anyway, dropped the piece of bread directly on top my salad. I kind of wanted to cry. I said, that I couldn't have bread because I couldn't have gluten. She literally laughed, said "oops"! And picked up the piece of bread off my salad and put it ONTO my tray. I said again. "No bread please, I can't have gluten it makes me sick". She picked up the piece of bread and tossed it into the trash can with the tongs and handed us our change and our trays. I kind of stood there surprised and she said, "what, do you want me to have them make you a new one?" There were like 30 people in line behind us. I took my tray scraped the top half into the trash and said a prayer. Thankfully, I didn't get sick this time, and I rarely can finish an entire salad there, but I was pretty irritated and really embarrassed by her reaction and annoyed that I paid for half a salad that still could have made me sick so I'm not sure if I'll be back any time soon after that one.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Salads, broths and noodles, everything they serve is GF except the bread. Staff was knowledgeable. Had a tasty salad. Open late morning into evening.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    1026 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Wonderful concept, wonderful fresh food with attention to quality and taste. As a physician who preaches food as medicine, I’m thrilled to have this available. Stays true to Michael Pollan’s motto: eat food, mostly plants, not too much. And of course safely gluten free. And delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1225 Veterans Pkwy #100, Clarksville, IN 47129

    Everything on the menu is GF minus the bread they keep in a separate box by the register! I’ve eaten here weekly since they opened and I haven’t gotten sick once! Also love it for allergy folks...they even have epipens at the register if an emergency arises!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    1430 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408

    I feel totally safe eating here. Everything is gf except for the bread which is kept in a box far away from the other food.

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    Featured Reviewer, Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    I love that everything served here is gluten-free, so there is no risk of getting sick! The exception would be the bread, but this is all the way at the end of the line away from the other food, and in its own box. I always state that I have Celiac ahead of time, but I am always informed that everything is GF. The food is so fresh and delicious. A great, quick and healthy option for Celiacs.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2870 W Market St, Fairlawn, OH 44333

    You wanna eat healthy for a reasonable price? Fast casual dining, beautiful bowls and ingredients. Not your usual fried food or junk, healthy but it's good. Whole menu is gluten free except for optional bread. Keep coming back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1430 Westover Terrace, Greensboro, NC 27408

    Everything here is gluten free, except for bread that they sell on the other side of the food preparation area. It is set up like Subway where you order an item and customize it. I ordered a salad and it was great! Would definitely recommend this place for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Felt very safe eating here!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    1225 Veterans Pkwy #100, Clarksville, IN 47129

    Also have a pork allergy in addition to wheat allergy. Very accommodating, food was great and I will definitely go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    4335 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Very friendly, delicious and safe!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3215 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

    I love this place. It’s very celiac friendly and the service is amazing. The staff are very kind and I recommend the Spicy Thai Chicken and Rice Noodle. The only gluten item they have there is the optional bread. They have tofu if you don’t eat meat, and it’s a very healthy restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1581 Fruitville Pike #1, Lancaster, PA 17601

    The only gluten at core life is the bread which is kept in a container at the end of the line. Delicious soups, salads, and rice bowls!:)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    105 Farabee Dr S #100, Lafayette, IN 47905

    Very safe for gluten free. Everything there is gluten free except for the bread and it's at the end of the counter away from the rest of the food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    The entire menu offering is gluten free with the exception of the closed bread box at the register. They have a kids gluten free plate with veggies, chicken and rice, GF chicken noodle (rice noodle) soup and kid’s spaghetti (rice noodles) with chicken. My celiac son is a healthy eater and loves all the choices. I really enjoy the salad, soup, broth, bowls too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    115 S Veterans Pkwy, Normal, IL 61761

    Love this place. I am Celiac and very sensitive to cross contamination. Eaten here several times and have never had any issues. Only gluten in restaurant is the bread at the end of the line.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    3215 E 3300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84109

    Good fresh and fast! The only gluten is the bread offered at the end, which I think is super weird. It’s like a seeded slice of sandwich bread, so nothing to feel like you’re missing out.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    33 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    One of my favorite new chains! Everything except the bread if gf!:)

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    17917 Southpark Center Suite #130 Strongsville, OH 44136

    I was lucky enough to have the manager serving us. He told me the only gluten was in a small box by the cash register! He was so kind and came by to ensure my husband and I enjoyed our meal since he knows I was recently diagnosed and my husband is trying to join along. Food was delicious and so many options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    105 Farabee Dr S #100, Lafayette, IN 47905

    All menu items are gluten free (except the complementary bread, which is optional)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1026 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    So happy to have an allergy friendly but delicious restaurant in DG! Service was great too

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1026 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    All meals are gluten free! Everything is fresh and healthy. Love being able to go to a "fast casual" place for quick bite and not worry about getting glutened!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1026 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Only gluten item in the restaurant is a piece of bread they offer at the end of the assembly line. Delicious and fresh

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    Lots of healthy choices, and completely safe for a celiac!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1026 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Most of the menu is gluten free! Including the kids menu! Good food and fresh ingredients. Do yourself a favor and try one of the many different types of lemonades and juices. This location just opened and everyone was really helpful and friendly. I’m also dairy free and they took time to double check that the dish I ordered was entirely dairy free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    51 Main St #153, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

    The food choices are plenty and all were gluten free! The only thing that had gluten was the bread and it was sitting next to the register - nowhere near the food. Everything was fresh and organic and very tasty. I was so happy I didn’t have to exclude a thing. Even the beef broth was gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    6785 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042

    Great place! I have Celiac, and the employees were extremely knowledgeable, kind, and took extra precautions. I definitely will be coming here again!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    4335 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Everything is GF except bread and the nuts, as they may have cross contamination from the processing facility that they come from.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    11 Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

    I have eaten here several times without any issues. Good salads, lots of choices and never cross contaminated...good find!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    5728 Grape Rd, Mishawaka, IN 46545

    Great healthy food and unique drinks ( non-alcoholic). Nice staff: friendly and exciting. Can't wait to try different things. Had salads both times I was there. Very fresh and tasty! Good portion for the money.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    3 months ago

    2804 Freedom Parkway Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314

    After the rave reviews, this place was a huge disappointment. I’m vegetarian and dairy free as well as GF. The employee behind the counter looked blank when I asked her about items on the menu that were listed as containing gluten, so she consulted a manager. The manager told me that the Sriracha they used had gluten, which eliminated many of the items I was interested in. He suggested a broth bowl, so I went for that, and was disappointed in how flavorless it turned out to be. Both the friends I went with (who have no dietary restrictions) were unimpressed with the food as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1225 Veterans Pkwy #100, Clarksville, IN 47129

    Everything is GF except for a couple of bread toppings at the very end. Very allergy oriented. Food was excellent!'

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1225 Veterans Pkwy #100, Clarksville, IN 47129

    Everything in the place is gluten free except the option of a bread with each bowl but they keep this in a secure area separate to minimize all cross contact. Very good! And a lot of options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    Everything is gluten free. They do have a small closed plastic bin with non-gluten free bread, but there is nothing else with gluten. Great variety and healthy options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    1791 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212

    My go to!!! Love everything I’ve had there. Great nourishing food, the only gluten is the bread at the end-just ask them to not give it to you:)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    7809 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060

    So many options you walk away with a hurt belly because it's too hard to pick just one! NOM NOM NOM Great atmosphere and delicious affordable food, who could ask for more! 😋

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    5175 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221

    Everything is Gluten Free! I enjoyed my train bowl and healthy drinks

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    2804 Freedom Parkway Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28314

    Looking for a place to eat, decided to try Core Life Eatery. Turned out to be one of the best decisions of ours in a long while. Good, friendly people that are willing to help with allergies as well as gluten free. Good food too. This business is celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    100 Marketplace Dr #520, Rochester, NY 14623

    Delicious for gf and non gf eaters!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    We love this restaurant. So healthy, flavorful, and safe. My daughters favorite and she has never gotten sick here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2512 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61822

    I LOVE this place!! I feel so safe eating here. The fresh ingredients are amazing! Can’t be beat for gfree food!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    5175 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221

    Excellent, could not have asked for a better lunch.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    5231 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

    Food is great no worries . Healthy!! Find it hard to order!! It is really nice you don't have to worry about cross contamination.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    8009 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    I was worried the broth bowl would not fill me up so added the Mediterranean salad size small and was the best lunch I’ve had in a long time! The fountain drinks were a fun selections d brightened my work day. Felt like a special treat. What a great place w so many gf options! Thank you Core Life 😘😘

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    4335 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Staff is very knowledgeable. My husband and I go often and I have never had a reaction.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    5231 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

    Everything on the menu is gluten free!!! Except for that random slice of bread they offer you at checkout? Lol but besides that this place is very safe and very healthy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    115 S Veterans Pkwy, Normal, IL 61761

    Perfect place for gluten-free - everything was safe (except the bread you are offered at the checkout). Healthy, yummy, and good value.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    105 Farabee Dr S #100, Lafayette, IN 47905

    Absolutely delicious food. Everything is gf and it has vegan options too! It boasts a delicious selection of rice and veggie bowls and a create your own program. It also offers fresh-squeezed lemonades and juices plus bottled water and bai energy drinks. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    Everything is GF except for bread which they keep by the cash register in a sealed container. You watch your meal being prepared which always makes me feel better. Very very low risk for Celiacs

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    33 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    Easy to order online (just mark no bread). Really fresh and tasty!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    11 Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

    Corelife is almost 100% gluten free with the exception of the bread available. The staff are very knowledgeable and the menu board shows the allergens for each item.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1581 Fruitville Pike #1, Lancaster, PA 17601

    All gluten free and delicious. Extremely nice and helpful.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    5231 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

    Clean and healthy eating, most everything is gulten free.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Organic
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
11 am - 9 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm

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