CoreLife Eatery (Closed)

5 recent ratings
$$ • Quick Service Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
1026 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Top Reviews


Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


I drove out of my way to try this place. I was impressed with the number of options. I picked the small sized bowl, which was plenty, and chose the contents I wanted. A variety of lettuce, cabbage, rice noodles, veggies, chicken, and Gf dressing. A side of roasted sweet potatoes dusted with cinnamon was really good too. There are many drink options other than soda. I tried the orange, cardamom lemonade and the fig, vanilla.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gluten free except for the breadcrumb topping, but it is kept away from everything in a separate container. You tell them you have a gluten allergy and they immediately know what to do, clean the space, change gloves. I got the spicy chicken Thai bowl, it was delicious. 100% recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everything on the menu with the exception of the wraps/bread is gluten free! Those items containing gluten are kept completely separate from the other ingredients. An employee even pointed it out once hearing me ask what's GF! What service.

They have GF Mac and cheese, soups, rice bowls, lettuce bowls and the topping choices are stellar. We were there just before closing and the ingredients still looked fresh, far exceeding my expectations. I'll be making this my regular stop when in Downers Grove.

Safety


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

— 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

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • 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

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
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Organic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fabulous! Fresh, colorful and 98% gluten free!! such nice people.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Have made the long drive from Aurora here several times. Have gotten three different bowls and each have been delicious. Only the bread and naan have gluten, the rest of the menu is gluten free.

Safety


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

— 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

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Delicious food, helpful people, everything gluten free as long as you don’t order the carefully separate bread on the side

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nothing but the bread has Gluten and they are careful. A dream come true

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super knowledgeable staff and made me feel really comfortable. It is SO GREAT that they have pretty much everything GF!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I got glutened. This place hasn’t been safe since they added wraps to the menu. Careless employees. My stomach hurts. Not celiac safe. Stay away.

Too bad…. I used to love this place.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


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-contamination?

— 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

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

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


I eat here all the time. They are very careful with gluten and I’ve never been disappointed or sick from their healthy, tasty foods. 95% of their offerings are gluten free. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


So many options, everything on the menu is gluten free but the tacos and wraps. Everything we had was amazing! We will be back!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Just left the Wolf Rd. location, where we watched an employee pick up naan bread and then ingredients with her same gloved hands, instead of using utensils. We informed her that those ingredients were now contaminated. She said she had no idea and that they do that every evening.

We requested to speak with a manager to ask that the employee be retrained. The employee that made the food unsafe was the only supervisor on duty.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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