Crave Cafe and Bakery

73 ratings
$$ • Bakery, Cafe
100% of 13 votes say it's celiac friendly
297 Rantoul St
Beverly, MA 01915

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Celiac

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Soooo delicious! I had an egg sandwich with Boursin cheese and pepper jelly. I added ham, which made it even tastier. Also had an iced oat milk latte. The cashier made note on the order that it was celiac. Service was fast.

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 2 months ago read full review

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Very good gluten free sandwich bread. Bad “Vietnamese coffee.” Bad iced white chocolate drink. Macarons were an abomination. (Which they forgot and I am glad and sad I checked the bag before driving away)I assumed white chocolate macarons would be white. These were an atrocious blue color! They tasted nothing like a macaron. Hard to bite through. The cost of the 2 drinks and macarons we threw out left us in sorrow.

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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 5 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

  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout

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Delicious breakfast sandwiches, cupcakes, & scones. Outstanding dedication to serving celiacs safely. Owner’s mother has celiac disease and they have excellent protocols in place! The BEST!
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The best latte and gluten free cinnamon scones!!!
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Crave is by far my favorite breakfast spot. I’ve been coming here for over three years and never had an issue. Almost everything is gluten-free except the croissants. Owner’s mother has celiac disease so they get it and take cross-contact seriously. Dedicated kitchen space. Cupcakes are outstanding and the North Shore breakfast sandwich is phenomenal on their homemade GF bread!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great tasting food. They were knowledgeable about CC and mentioned they would use separate utensils, change their gloves etc.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Cupcakes, egg sandwiches and coffee are fantastic. Very comfortable with their service keeping items 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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place. I have severe celiac. So cross contamination is an issue, and the ingredient lists I always have to check for any hidden gluten. I have NOT have a reaction here at all! Amen here at least a dozen times now. You MUST try the Crave sandwich, with their house made GF garlic heard croissant/flatbread. It’s amazing.

They also have a whole case of deserts. Separate from the non-GF items. Cookies, scones, cupcakes, ect. All amazing.

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Their breakfast sandwiches are addictive. My father (who claims to hate gluten free food) didn’t even know the difference when he had their cupcakes!

The staff is always incredibly friendly and the options are amazing.

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Just had one of the most amazing GF breakfast sandwiches ever! It was made with a homemade herb-cheese bread. The staff’s first question was if was an allergy or a preference. They have a separate prep area. They were super nice and very knowledgeable. I also took a blueberry-lemon scone to go, and that was moist and delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Best sandwich in 6 years since being diagnosed with Celiac disease. So good. I highly recommend them. I will be back many times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely outstanding. Delicious GF cupcakes, scones, breakfast sandwiches, tea & coffee. Staff is extremely knowledgeable & friendly. My husband and I eat here almost every weekend and he requests the GF items they are so good! Highly recommend- no cross contamination issues!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Unbeatable sandwiches, cupcakes, scones, and gluten protocol. Would love to see higher-grade espresso there, although their sweet drinks are tasty especially with their homemade marshmallows.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is seriously special. Their gluten free herb cheese bread for the sandwiches is absolutely delicious. The breakfast sandwiches are huge and worth the price. Don’t get me started on their divine scones!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great little place downtown had a delicious gf sandwich bread was different but very good. Cupcake was yummy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Crave is so so good. All of their sandwiches can be made gf and they have a case of gf cupcakes and macaroons. Great coffee

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is awesome!! A visit to Crave has become our newest tradition since our oldest decided to attend Endicott! Delicious sandwiches, amazing cupcakes....all GF!! Calm atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thanks for giving those of us with Celiac a safe place to go for a yummy treat!! 😊

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many items can be made gluten free and I was informed their macarons and cupcakes are gluten free. I became very ill after eating them, so there was some cross contamination or something that occurred.

Celiac friendly?

No

Owner Response


Hello Amber, we are very sorry to hear this we have a very good reputation for not getting anyone sick. We wanted to hear a little bit more about your experience and what exactly got you sick? We also don't make our macarons in house, they are made for us in new york city, not sure if something happened on their end. Would you consider giving our cupcakes another try? On the house as a test? I really appreciate this review and the feedback, without it we can never improve. My name is Ron I'm one of the owners here at Crave, it would mean allot if you could please reach out to me directly at [email protected] so we can schedule a day for you to come by and pick up some stuff to test out.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Awesome food and the Northshore was out of this world. Definitely worth a visit.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We eat here every weekend! So delish and very safe. Their cinnamon scones are the best GF scones I’ve ever had and their Northshore Sandwich is the Shiznit!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What a great breakfast. I had the North Shore sandwich. My son (celiac) had a breakfast sandwich on a gluten free roll. Lots of care noted with the handling of food. All efforts were appreciated since we were grabbing a bite while traveling. Thank you!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A heaven sent bakery with a whole GF case of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome place with a very knowledgeable and celiac friendly staff. The website says owners had gluten allergies in the family. House made gluten free bread was really good for the egg sandwich. All of the cupcakes were gluten free and the s’mores and cookie dough ones were delicious. We drive 35 minutes from Boston every weekend, sometimes twice!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They make their own gf bread and it's incredible. They make scones and cupcakes, all of them are gf. They are moist and incredible. I can't believe they are gf! The sandwiches are amazing. I can't even begin to describe how good this place is.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So good, staff is knowledgable and so friendly, their gluten free cheese and herb bread is absolutely delicious!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not only is the staff so unbelievably knowledgeable and accommodating, but most of the menu is already GF and they are insanely safe about cross contamination. I am crazy sensitive and get sick so easily, and I drive a half hour at least once a week to get a breakfast sandwich and to stock up on scones and macaroons. To quote my fellow celiac cousin, “ITS AMAZING.”

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Crave was amazing! Honestly my new favorite place for a quick and really delicious breakfast sandwich. Their gluten free bread was so good and so filling. I will be back as much as I can!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place! I like the cold foam cappuccino, scones and breakfast sandwich es; my son is eating his way through every cupcake on offer. I don't think you can make a bad choice here, it all bursts with flavor. One of those rare places where the big story is that the food is damn good not that it is gluten free. The staff and owners are all super friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Outstanding selection of GF items. My celiac daughter was blown away by the scones!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gf options and celiac safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gluten free options! Cupcakes, scones and breakfast sandwiches taste so good you wouldn't know they are gf.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The most AMAZING gluten free food I have ever had! Best bread on a yummy breakfast sandwich! The gluten free scone and cupcake were insanely delicious and actually normal tasting! I haven’t had such delicious food since being diagnosed with Celiac Disease!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best gf desserts and breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had. They’re even making our wedding cake!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The most amazing gluten free bread for breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had! Also, the scones are to die for! Can’t get enough of all their GF goodies!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best breakfast sandwich ever on the most incredible bread! I suggest the gluten free bread whether you have celiac or not - it's that good. Hot chocolate was delicious too and the staff was super friendly! Will be going back ASAP

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is the best gf bakery ever! The brothers who run the counter can tell you anything you want to know. My celiac son was in HEAVEN. On the weekends, go early as they sell out of everything.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A wonderful welcoming cafe with fresh gluten free food. We look forward to expanded sandwiches for lunch diner. Hopefully vegetarian💗. Thank you for taking care of gf ppl

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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All hand made, 75% GF bakery goods, amazing breakfast sandwiches, coffee specialties. Very knowledgeable about GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff was awesome with my gluten free needs! Not only that, but I can eat cookie dough now! Thanks so much crave I am truly your biggest fan/ customer!!❤❤❤❤

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ron and his brother are terrific! Very allergy conscious and almost everything is/can be made gluten free. They do not have any dairy and gluten free breads, but they do have gluten and dairy free cupcakes (a new edition) for anyone with multiple allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Awesome breakfast sandwiches on really good gluten free bread that they bake themselves!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing breakfast sandwich and cupcakes. Wish we didn’t live so far away.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Just got birthday cupcakes for my 7 year old who has celiac. All the kids ate gluten free and they had no idea!!! Crave also has amazing breakfast sandwiches, my family (2 of us have celiac) have never had an issue eating here. The kitchen is not 100% gluten free though, they do disclose that and keep the gluten free prep area separate.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place, location, people and food is excellent!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great employees and excellent food!!! Top in MA

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We split a lemon-blueberry scone (oh my, wow) and all five of us got cupcakes. Crave was a big hit! Probably the best baked goods I've had since having to remove gluten from my diet. This will be our go-to dessert place! I can't wait to go back and try their breakfast offerings.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The best breakfast sandwiches we have ever had. The gluten free bread is homemade and is amazing. Lots of gluten free desserts as well. Owner is super knowledgeable and helpful. Wish we were from Beverly, this would be a regular spot for us! Delicious!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing!! Very knowledgeable staff. Best GF options I've had outside of Europe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My go-to breakfast place and cupcake place. Awesome food and gluten knowledgeable staff. Cozy and comfortable small place.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious GF egg sandwiches! And huge, too. Could easily split one between two people. Nice staff and on street parking is usually no problem.

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