Crepe Lena

5 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Crepes, Dessert
80% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
40 Massachusets Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Celiac

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They advertise GF but after waiting 25 minutes in line, I was informed that they couldn't/wouldn't do GF because he had other customers (one other customer, that had been waiting maybe 5 minutes) and wouldn't make the batter. Don't advertise something and then not take the time to prepare. And if you won't offer it, put a damn sign out so people don't waste 25 mibutes and then be greeted with your rudeness for not being prepared.

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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate grill for gluten free crepes. Staff was knowledgeable about keeping things separate and very kind and accommodating. Yummy food!!

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
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The man working there said he could only vouch for the veggies (no meat or cheese) crepes and the sweet crepes (without some syrups) to be gluten free. He changed his gloves and made it in a separate space away from the others. I did not experience any symptoms. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

  • Crepes
  • Dedicated Kitchen Space
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Photos


Menu
Strawberry and dulce de leche
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Not celiac

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Amazing. Have to try. They have a completely separate area. The front is for the Glutenous ones 🤢 and the back (which you can still see) is where they make the gluten free ones.❤❤❤ they were super kind and amazing and have so many options!!! BEST EVER. If you are in Washington DC definitely should try!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate cooking space for the gf crepes. Staff was knowledgeable and changed gloves when preparing food. Was helpful and pleasant! One of the few options at Union Station.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate everything, understood gluten free very well. Crepe held together well, and was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This is the best place EVER. Breakfast crepes, savory crepes, dessert and sweet crepes... Everything is gf and there's a separate gf crepe griddle. They're very knowledgeable and have a BIG GF sign out front. Also vegan friendly. Prices are amazing and perfect for such wonderful, easy, accessible food. I cannot wait to eat here again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great breakfast or snack option at union station! I got the strawberry and dulce de leche (13) and it was great. GF is $3 extra though.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Small shop in the food court on the lower level of Union Station. While not particularly impressive to look at, they do seem to understand GF well. The GF crepes are made on separate griddles from the non-GF, which is reassuring to see. Lots of options, with both sweet and savory types. Pretty good tasting as well. Nice option if you want something quick and simple.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Honestly, no reaction eating the apple cinnamon crepe! 😏 The crepe are cook at a different place. But, so many cross contamination could happen..... The fruit are taken at the same place, they have no idea if the meat are gluten free(ham, sausage,...), all the bottle of sauce(ketchup, mustard, syrup,...) are taken by the same cook(the gluten and gluten free cook), etc... Im really not sure the food are 100% gluten free... 🤔

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Dedicated gluten-free cooking space. Savory and sweet crepe options. Open early - 7am! Great GF option if traveling through Union station

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very nice. Gluten free crepes. Seemed to be a dedicated station; but I didn’t ask. I am super sensitive and I didn’t have any reaction! Lots of options and toppings. Made while you watch.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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