CoreLife Eatery

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 13 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Allergen List + 5 more
100% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

17917 Southpark Center Suite #130 Strongsville, OH 44136 Directions

(440) 732-0633
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    2 rating
    August 17, 2017

    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
    July 25, 2017

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 20, 2017

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

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    5 rating
    May 04, 2017

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

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    5 rating
    February 18, 2017

    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
    January 09, 2017

    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
    November 07, 2016

    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
    October 17, 2016

    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
    September 17, 2016

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

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 31, 2016

    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
    August 19, 2016

    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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    5 rating
    October 15, 2017

    5040 N Big Hollow Rd, Peoria, IL 61615

    Awesome place to eat!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 11, 2017

    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
    October 11, 2017

    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
    October 07, 2017

    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
    October 06, 2017

    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
    September 30, 2017

    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
    September 23, 2017

    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
    September 11, 2017

    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
    September 08, 2017

    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
    September 07, 2017

    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
    August 31, 2017

    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
    August 27, 2017

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 24, 2017

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 22, 2017

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 19, 2017

    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
    August 18, 2017

    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
    August 16, 2017

    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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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 15, 2017

    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
    August 14, 2017

    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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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    August 11, 2017

    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.

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    5 rating
    August 08, 2017

    197 NW State St, American Fork, UT 84003

    Amazing. Very careful and lots of options!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 01, 2017

    2373 W Ridge Rd, Rochester, NY 14626

    Everything is gluten free except for the bread they keep by the register!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 27, 2017

    4517 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413

    Wonderful service. It is nice to have options!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 24, 2017

    6785 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042

    We are soo excited to have Core Life here! My Celiac daughter has enjoyed eating here safely several times. The salads and drinks are delicious!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 15, 2017

    7265 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212

    Ate here with 3 celiacs in the group. Good food, good atmosphere, good service. The green and grain bowls were voted more flavorful then the broth bowls by our group.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 15, 2017

    4517 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413

    Great food and staff awesome.

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    5 rating
    July 15, 2017

    5175 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221

    This place is like heaven to me! Being a gluten free vegetarian it's very hard to find someplace to eat that has options. Everything here is gluten free and the staff is great. The food--AMAZING!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 13, 2017

    5175 Transit Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221

    Amazing! Gluten is only in bread at the end of the salad line and is made off-site. They take extra special care with allergies and are super helpful. Food is fantastic and non-GMO and no antibiotics etc. in meat. Will be eating here again and again and again. Prices are good as well.

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    5 rating
    July 09, 2017

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    Excellent and it's perfect place for when I'm following strictly paleo. Quality, fresh and nutrient rich ingredients!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 01, 2017

    197 NW State St, American Fork, UT 84003

    awesome food. 99.9% gluten free and no cross contamination. will definitely be back

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 28, 2017

    4517 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413

    awesome just like everyone else says! Just skip the side of bread.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 24, 2017

    197 NW State St, American Fork, UT 84003

    Everything in the kitchen is gluten free. They do offer bread that is not gluten free, but it stays separate from the line, so cross contamination is not an issue. They have a lot of healthy options here. All employees are well trained to handle all allergies. Overall very impressed. Great food with unique options.

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    5 rating
    June 20, 2017

    3158 44th St SW, Grandville, MI 49418

    Just about everything is GF!!! Except for bread, and 3 items on their allergen list. Awesome healthy & fresh salads, soups, & "bowls".. can be ordered online. Plenty of options. Delicious salad dressings too. My new fave!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    June 17, 2017

    6785 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042

    Very delicious GF food. They list common allergens on their menu. Dairy free, vegetarian and vegan also available.

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    5 rating
    June 11, 2017

    100 Marketplace Dr #520, Rochester, NY 14623

    Excellent food, although pricey. Healthy, gluten free except bread at end.

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    5 rating
    June 01, 2017

    6785 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042

    Everything in the restaurant is gluten free and it's all really good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 31, 2017

    6785 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042

    The staff is very helpful and aware. They assured me everything on the menu, except the bread, is GF. Only the cashier handles the bread. The manager washed hands, changed gloves and stayed with my bowl through the line. No reactions! Definitely will be back.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 23, 2017

    927 Holt Rd, Webster, NY 14580

    So good everything on the menu is gluten-free except for ironically the bread and they don't have gluten-free bread that's my only complaint! I eat here regularly

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 19, 2017

    4700 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850

    Love it here! So yummy and you basically get two meals for the price cause the portions are so big!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 18, 2017

    7265 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212

    this is so wonderful we could eat here every day. not just gf but vegetarian friendly.

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    4 rating
    May 17, 2017

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    The whole menu is GF. I got the tuna poke bowl and while the greens and veggies and dressing were good, the tuna was a very low quality and lots of fatty bands throughout the fish. I had to throw the fish away. I would go back and try something different. Great concept!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 16, 2017

    7265 Buckley Rd, Syracuse, NY 13212

    Simply awesome! Many different combinations of tasty fresh gluten free food. No reaction!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    May 14, 2017

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    Everything here is GF with the exception of the bread that is offered at the end. Highly recommend!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 30, 2017

    4700 Vestal Pkwy E, Vestal, NY 13850

    Very celiac friendly. The only gluten they have in the restaurant is bread that is kept away from the other food in a closed container. I've eaten here many times and have never gotten sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 18, 2017

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    Delicious! All dishes are gluten free. The only gluten in the whole store is a slice of bread that is offered at the very end of the assembly line, after your food is closed up/plated. Excellent!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 05, 2017

    4517 Commercial Dr, New Hartford, NY 13413

    Fabulous restaurant! Good clean food. Everything is gf except the bread. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 25, 2017

    833 N Krocks Rd Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18106

    I identified myself as a Celiac with lactose allergy. The person waiting on me immediately took off his gloves, washed his hands and put on new gloves and was the only person that touched my food. Wonderful job!

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    5 rating
    February 11, 2017

    8742 Sancus Blvd, Polaris Towne Center, Columbus, OH 43240

    This place has very fresh, appetizing looking wonderful food. Very easy to eat gluten free.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 23, 2017

    8742 Sancus Blvd, Polaris Towne Center, Columbus, OH 43240

    Love this place! It was so refreshing to go someplace that had so many GF options! It was hard to choose! Can't wait to go again and try something else!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 18, 2017

    100 Marketplace Dr #520, Rochester, NY 14623

    I'm dairy free and gluten free and I was so happy to find this place!!!!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

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