EJ's Luncheonette

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Avocado Toast, Bread/Buns, Pancakes, Waffles
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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1271 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10021

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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There’s no separate prep area, flat top, toaster, fryer, or anything, but the staff was very accommodating. My waiter talked to the kitchen to ensure they could clean part of the flat top to make my sandwich, and the chef brought it out to me personally.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Have eaten here three times so far and enjoyed every visit. Gluten free pancakes, waffles, toast, sandwiches. I highly recommend!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a delicious club sandwich here with completely normal-sized gluten-free bread!! What a surprise! I was also told the fries were gluten-free. I noticed the check said “allergy warning!!! Gluten-free!!!” which makes me feel so much more comfortable.

This place has a lot of options (pancakes, waffles, etc). I look forward to trying this spot again soon!!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years 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

  • Avocado Toast
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant

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Heated our daughter's food for her, but everything is cross contamination

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Food was good. Service ok. Pretty disappointing that you have to pay to add things to the waffle. Literally comes on a plate by itself!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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No dedicated Gluten Free Menu: only gluten free pancakes, waffles, bread and tuna. Pretty sure I got Pretty sure I got sick from cross contamination as well.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free menu listed whole wheat tortilla in one item and my salad was served with croutons after explaining that I am celiac. Waiter did not seem informed about celiac/gluten at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Nice variety on the gluten-free section of the regular menu. Had an excellent Caesar kale salad with roast turkey, minus croutons. Good service and a cheerful, diner-like atmosphere. Breakfast served all day.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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If you're celiac, eat things that are naturally GF. There's cross contamination with the bread/toast, etc.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious. The restaurant was very busy. Stick to the GF menu & make sure to tell your waiter your needs. They do not have dedicated friers, so avoid fries, home fries, & other fried items. They clean the grill for GF but it's a busy restaurant & it is a shared kitchen. The avocado toast & the tuna melt were both delicious.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf pancakes, Udis bread and more. Safe, but you do need to be specific. (Recommend the BLT and chocolate milkshake!!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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The food is always good. Definitely a local hangout for the neighborhood. They serve cocktails and have great options for gluten free!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Several gluten free options (Udi's bread sandwiches, salads, pancakes, waffles) Went here for a late lunch and decided on pancakes. I ordered with chocolate chips. They are only able to put chips on top and not in the batter. The portion was pretty big...Three large pancakes. The taste was decent with a bit of a cinnamon flavor. It is also a little pricey (why I took off stars).Will likely return! Side note: Pancakes are a good choice anytime of day😊

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Not coming back! I let the server know I was GF and asked if there were any soups available that were GF. 3 people around who worked there all gave the same options. The food was good till I had my apparent GF french onion soup. I started eating the soup and long behold... Bread was all in it underneath the cheese. I've had a stomach issue all night. They did offer to bring me a new soup and took it off my bill- but the fact that I told them to begin with and had a solid conversation about it and still got it wrong? I wouldn't trust them making my dishes again, so I declined. I also have veggie allergies and had let them know what I couldn't have for my salad- there was a veggie left in my salad that I can't have and I had to pick out. Not impressed at all about the carelessness of a customers food allergies!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Udi's bread available, so they can make sandwiches and toast (and things like eggs that are naturally GF). My daughter ordered a hamburger on the GF toast. No dedicated fryer, but the waitress brought out a plate of pickles instead. Crowded and kind of noisy, but food was very good. A little expensive, but large portions. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here, but a nice deli option if you're in the area. Daughter is fairly sensitive and no bad reactions.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free menu- breakfast all day

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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