CoreLife Eatery

6 recent ratings
$$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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833 N Krocks Rd
Allentown, PA 18106

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I love this place even though it's no longer a dedicated gluten free space. I've never gotten sick and there are SO many safe options. Everything is labeled and staff is knowledgable. Not sure why so many rated this one low. Like you can't have tacos but you can have all of the many salads, gf mac and cheese, broth bowls, and warm bowls. I like the Korean bbq bowl and the bbq southwest salad the best.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Unfortunately, they now serve flour tortillas. Not safe! They say most items are GF and will change gloves but no way to avoid all the cross contact. I watched them touch the utensils to the tortillas as they go down the line and opted to leave. Please beware if you have celiac disease or are very sensitive.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Poor

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice experience. Staff was very friendly. Food was fresh. I got the Buddha bowl. It was good. Will try something else next time, but will visit again when in the area. The bowl tested GF with my Nima device and had no noticeable issues since (yesterday).

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 7 months 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

  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Organic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Peanut-Free Friendly
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Buddha Bowl - Tested GF w Nima Sensor
Gluten-Free at CoreLife Eatery
Gluten-Free at CoreLife Eatery
Chicken & rice noodle broth bowl.
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Celiac

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I had been here many times before when almost everything was gluten free and there was only the salad, soup, and bowl options with no issue! Went today and noticed there was a new wrap option. I told the employee that I had a gluten allergy, and she said ok, but didn’t take any precautions and I foolishly thought it was cool because of past experiences. I got a salad, but when I got to the end I asked if the wraps were gluten free. Another employee told me no. So, I would not say that this place is super safe for celiacs any more. They grab a gluten wrap, and then with the same gloves and hands reach into the big lettuce piles to make salads. Even if they change gloves to make your dish, there’s still cross contact in all that lettuce. Silly of my not to have asked more questions, but still pretty disappointed.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Ugh…I wish I didn’t have to write this review as I loved CoreLife, however, I got very sick from here on Mother’s Day. I’ve eaten here before and haven’t had a reaction, which my husband and I think was because we were the first people there when they opened for the day those previous times. This particular time we went for dinner. I really wish that they would just get rid of the flour tortillas, until they do, we won’t be eating there.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Finally was able to locate an excellent clean gluten free Cesar salad!! And the beet lemonade was spot on - 😉 enjoy

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for peanut-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Same here. Ever since they started serving wraps and grabbing lettuce with contaminated gloves etc I had horrible reactions following eating at core. Wonder if they are cooking anything together or contaminated on same grill etc. Ugh! Love core for how safe it was. Does anyone know if the tortilla strips are gf?

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

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It’s amazing to be able to order anything on the menu. The food is so good !

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a great quick service spot. The allergen chart on their website lists bread as gluten and the tuna bowls as cc, with everything else being gf. I had the southwest grilled chicken and purple rice bowl (minus tortilla strips because he was unsure if they were put in a shared fryer) and tried some of the ranch flank steak bowl. I thought they were both delicious and my gluten eating husband said he would go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great gf restaurant, tons of options for meat eaters and veggie lovers. I really love the tuna bowl, delish. All dressings are gf too :) I've never been sick after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very healthy options. Not your typical quick service. I had no reaction after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place is incredible! I love that I can build my own meal and trust that it will be 100% gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Whole place is gluten free except for a small sealed container of bread. Lots of choices including soups, salads and bowls. Rice and quinoa available. Good sauces. Fun healthy drinks too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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?

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Always careful and many options.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Pretty much everything is gf except the wraps, and they will change gloves and wash hands in between if asked. Great GF Mac and cheese too!!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Used to be ok, have been badly contaminated the last two visits.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Celiac

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Closed☹

Hashimoto's

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Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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