CoreLife Eatery

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 14 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Allergen List + 7 more
100% of 9 votes say it's Celiac friendly

17917 Southpark Center Suite #130 Strongsville, OH 44136 Directions

(440) 732-0633
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    Love love love the food here! My only complaint is that they offer bread with every meal and there are sometimes crumbs on the sales counter from it... I wish the bread was gluten free or not offered at all.

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    2 rating
    8 months ago

    Finally got to try this place My Mother In Law had broccoli cheddar soup that was delicious and felt light and healthy. My husband had Ginger steak and rice noodles with chicken chili vinaigrette dressing, it was bland. I had Thai chicken and rice noodles and almost immediately felt glutened. They use a Kikoman gluten free soy sauce that could be an issue(FDA is refusing to regulate gluten free items) but that is just an idea. Only me, can go to a gluten free place and get glutened! Ugh! I was not impressed with the knowledge of the staff. The manager, who was lovely and attempting to clarify had no idea what the Shoyu sauce was that was indicated as an allergen on their menu. She did call her manager and told me that it was the kikoman soy sauce. We saw a container of the soy sauce and it was marked as using no gluten products but Shoya sauce that she googled has wheat. I appreciate the attempt but it feels a lot like a chain attempting to provide gluten free without proper knowledge of where contamination can be hidden in plain sight, although their menu indicates the opposite. The employees seemed to have no personal knowledge of the issues with gluten. Although they were all nice. It's a training problem not an uncaring staff. They also have regular bread sitting on the counter at checkout in a plastic box. Again confusing! Why not provide gluten free bread and not risk the potential for cross contamination and for heavens sake why put it next to every meal you make? I really wanted to love this place! I will probably try it again as it's close to my mother in law and she loves soup. Interior is comfortable and nice design. Outside patio. Bathrooms and tables could have used more attention. I will include photos of menu as it explains the order process well.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Food is amazing and everything is gluten free! I recommend the tofu! :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Amazing! Entire menu is gluten free! Healthy and delicious and the staff was exceptional! Highly recommend!

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    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Yummy, all gluten free menu and did I mention yummy? Go there now! :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Tons of delicious menu item choices that are all gluten free! I live 40 minutes away and it's worth the drive

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place is amazing. I have been there at least 20 times because it's one of the only places I trust to eat out at. Everything on the menu is gf. They even have rice noodles for broth bowls

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent quality and great service. I frequently come here since it's so near my home. The only other place I feel so assured of gluten-free is my own place Cafe Avalaun.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Everything on the menu is gluten free! The only reason I won't give it 5 stars is because they have bread as an option. They do keep it separated in a small case and the only person who touches it is the cashier. It would be nice if they didn't have the bread though. I have been twice and loved it. I love that they have house made drinks such as cranberry cayenne lemonade and fruit punch with coconut water (my favorite so far).

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Love this place! Everything is gluten-free except for bread. The menu is full of fresh and healthy options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great healthy options--salads, bone broth. Very accommodating to allergies. Only item on menu with gluten is a piece of bread at end of the service line. It would be ideal if that were gluten free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Everything on the menu is gluten free!!! They do have an option to get a slice of bread but it's completely segregated from the rest of the food with no risk of cross contamination! This place is like a godsend and the food is delicious

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    22 hours ago

    5201 Cornerstone North Boulevard, Centerville, OH 45440

    One of the few places I can eat easily and safely. They make their allergens clearly known and are happy to answer any questions. Avoid anything with the shoyu sauce, otherwise it’s all gluten free. They make their own broth on location the good old fashioned way. Choose from salad (green bowl), pasta or rice (grain bowl), or broth bowl. My kids love eating here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    yesterday

    10395 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    I’ve been here a few times. It has always been very good. The staff seem very knowledgeable. I am a celiac and feel very safe eating here.

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    5 rating
    5 days ago

    2512 N Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61822

    Their website claims: "Menu is perfect for those eating vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and more." And I found it to be true for my family,. We have one gluten-free diner and one vegetarian, both of whom loved their meals at CoreLife Eatery. The beverages are fantastic as well! They do have one non gluten-free item, the bread at the end of the service line. However, it is self-contained and they SHOULD use the tongs in the container to get it for those who can eat it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    6785 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042

    Amazing!!! All gf except the bread you can get with each entree. I got spicy Thai chicken bowl. Amazing and so full of flavor!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    7809 Mentor Ave, Mentor, OH 44060

    CoreLife has an array of incredibly healthy dishes and make-your-own options. The food is assembled in front of you, which allows you to ask questions and decline certain ingredients if so desired. So good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 weeks ago

    197 NW State St, American Fork, UT 84003

    The only non GF thing here is a separate box with bread that you only get asked about at the end of the line.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    1 month ago

    10395 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    I think there were more things that were gluten free than the people working there knew. They seem confused and kept saying it has soy in it. I did not get sick from my meal but felt uncomfortable with their lack of knowledge

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    5 rating
    1 month ago

    10395 State St, Sandy, UT 84070

    Everything but the complimentary bread is gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    Love, Love, Love this place...heaven for Celiacs! Food is delicious and all gluten free!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    927 Holt Rd, Webster, NY 14580

    Amazing GF and fresh food. So many options! One of our favorite safe places.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    4040 Finn Way, Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40517

    so good! celiac, no reaction

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    4700 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850

    I have a gluten allergy and I’ve eaten here several times without a problem. Everything on the menu is gluten free with the exception of the bread that they ask you if you want at the end.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    Very knowledgeable - staff change their gloves. I took a tour of the kitchen and only gluten is in the bread which is in a large bin with its own self contained knife and cutting board. Been here twice with my sensitive celiac son with great success

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    4335 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    The only gluten containing item is the bread which they keep in a box at the end. I made sure to have the worker at the beginning take my order all the way through. Good healthy quick options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    4700 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850

    every item on the menu is gluten free. fresh lively food. good vegetarian options and the gf kiddo loved his spicy chicken rice bowl.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    5040 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

    Great food prepared in front of you. Really safe place to eat.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    7265 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212

    Ordered online takeout. spicy-chicken-ancient-grains. Very good! Just the perfect amount of SPICE! No reaction to this celiac. I’ll be back every visit to SYRACUSE!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    Everything on their menu is gluten free, except for the little bread at the end that is kept in a container. Many different options. I have been here many times.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    33 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    All items gluten free except for the bread! Wish they had gluten free bread also and just got rid of the wheat bread all together!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    100 Marketplace Dr #520, Rochester, NY 14623

    CoreLife Eatery is an order-to-make cafe that is entirely gluten free. It is pure heaven for someone with Celiac Disease - the staff even changes their gloves without being asked. Options include rice, quinoa, rice pasta, broth, steak, chicken, falafel, etc. Very delicious and reasonably priced!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    197 NW State St, American Fork, UT 84003

    Loved the food, have eaten there twice in the last two weeks. They were awesome about my meal and not serving bread near it. Can't wait to go again! I am Celiac.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    197 NW State St, American Fork, UT 84003

    Food tastes great, staff friendly, 1 star rating is exclusively because of gluten contaminated restaurant/ingredients. I've been to CoreLife once. It was about two weeks ago and I was nervous about the bread at the end of the line but got in line anyway. Upon reaching the end of the line, with my order near the bread box an employee started removing bread from the box directly over my meal to fill a large takeout order being bagged at the pickup counter. So already I'm anxious, frustrated and can see this definitely isn't celiac safe. Then the employee handling the bread returns to the line without changing gloves and unconsciously places their hand on my bowl, with thumb inside of the bowl, to push/advance my order down the line. At this point I'm a ball of anxiety and tell the employee I no longer want the meal as it has been contaminated. They remade my meal, and everyone was professional and accommodating. But I'm upset and my dining experience is already negative. So I can't eat at CoreLife. It's simply not worth risking cross contamination. Even if I watch my meal prep carefully I may miss something or an employee could be contaminating the ingredients during prep when I'm not around to supervise. I appreciate business owners making an attempt to be gluten free and learning from and improving their processes but this idea of 99% gluten free simply isn't good enough for celiac diners. You must to be 100% gluten free or you are not. I know this is difficult for some to understand but it is the reality of the situation. So unless they remove all gluten I can't be a customer. Here are two potential ideas to solve this problem. 1. Go 100% gluten free. Use a gluten free bread, muffin or other gf item in place of wheat bread. I understand it's difficult to find gf breads the general public like so here is idea number 2. Bake, slice, and individually seal the sliced bread in a separate facility and bring it to the restaurant sealed. And to be extra safe store it away from the register/food prep areas.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    33 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    Amazing food, great selection! Such a nice manager you can tell he really cares! My mom and I were so lucky to find this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    5040 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

    Great place to eat if you have celiac, everything on menu is GF aside from sliced bread they carry. awesome healthy food

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    5 rating
    4 months ago

    4335 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Very allergy friendly fast food. I go there at least once per week and have never had a problem.

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    4 rating
    4 months ago

    740 S Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    4335 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Good quick eats: grain, green and broth bowls. Everything is gluten free except for optional bread which is kept separate. Fresh juices and teas. Staff is knowledgeable. No reaction in two visits.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    5175 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221

    Fantastic choices, awesome place!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    The whole menu is gluten free. They have bread at the end that isn't, but it is only available upon request and is kept in a separate container and is baked off site. Delicious and safe.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    100 Marketplace Dr #520, Rochester, NY 14623

    AMAZING!!!! All food is GF and very healthy. Can go with your own combinations or create your own! Highly recommend for Celiacs and those with high sensitivity.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    5040 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

    Awesome place to eat!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    5231 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

    Everything is gluten free except the bread. So many options it's a little overwhelming at first. Get a menu and take a few minutes to look it over before you get in line to order. My bowl was very good, can't wait to go back and try something else!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    5040 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

    I went here and did not have a good experience at all. The food was flavorless and they put bread on my plate, even after I had specified that it was to be GF. Disappointed and won't be going back.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    5231 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

    Find it hard to order!! It is really nice you don't have to worry about cross contamination. The workers just don't have the patience!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    Quick, healthy food in a modern, upscale atmosphere. Lots of food choices and lots of fresh wholesome ingredients to mix and match. Hot or cold! And the drinks . . . Green tea cider anyone?

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    5231 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

    Everything is gluten free except the slice of bread offered at the end. You can make your own concoction or select from a pre-determined list.I felt very safe here!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    5040 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

    Clean eating at its finest. They offer a variety of salads that are made assembly-line style right in front of you. All salads use natural, fresh ingredients and the menu is clearly marked for what has wheat, nuts, soy, etc. The only bread offered is at the end of the serving line, handled by one person with tongs, wearing gloves. The bread itself is kept in a hard plastic container and already sliced so any crumbs are self-contained. Your food completely bypasses this station if you don't want bread. I've eaten here a few times with no side effects whatsoever.

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    197 NW State St, American Fork, UT 84003

    Love that this place has almost 100% gluten-free options. Delicious!

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    2 rating
    7 months ago

    740 S Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850

    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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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    I've eaten here so many times now!!! I love that the menu is gluten free, and I can order anything with confidence. It's nice that I can be somewhat adventurous about my choices knowing that I won't get glutened!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    4040 Finn Way, Suite 110, Lexington, KY 40517

    Entire facility is gluten free! Fresh, healthy food! So nice to be able to order anything on the menu!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    740 S Meadow St, Ithaca, NY 14850

    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 Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    100 Marketplace Dr #520, Rochester, NY 14623

    The whole menu is gluten free with the exception of the slice of bread offered at the end. The food was really fresh, healthy and delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    33 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    Everything is gluten free except the bread which is kept near the register and far from the other ingredients. My salad was phenomenal and I will definitely be returning!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    4517 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413

    This is my new favorite place! Fresh, delicious ingredients and I loved the bone broth! The beet lemonade and blueberry mint lemonade were excellent as well! Only thing with gluten is that they offer is a side of bread that can be ordered with a meal, it's kept at the end of the line in a box.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    33 Bear Creek Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

    All entrees are gluten free, ingredients are fresh and healthy, the menu is customizable, the staff are friendly, and the prices are reasonable, and vegan items are clearly marked. Allergy note: it is not a nut free restaurant. When I was there, it was a special "pay what you want" fundraiser and 100% of the earnings went to support a localNon-profit organization that helps families in need. I love that they demonstrated a desire to serve the community.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    8009 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    Everything on the menu is GF, fantastic. Go for the double protein though, the dishes are pretty light on the meat. They offer bread at the end that you can easily decline.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    8009 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

    This is a good, healthy, vegetarian/vegan friendly casual dining option. All items on the menu are gluten free, except for the optional 1/2 slice of bread. I believe the bread is added at the very end of the line, and only when requested. My kids enjoy the variety of fountain drinks (e.g., cranberry cayenne lemonade).

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    4517 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413

    Love the variety and that all the dishes are GF. Interesting beverages too. Enjoyed the beet lemonade.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    4700 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850

    The food is amazing yet both times I've eaten here, I've gotten ill afterwards. I'm staying clear.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Quick Service Restaurant
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