Erik's DeliCafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 14 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches + 5 more
100% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

155 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Directions

(831) 425-5353
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    5 ratingJune 01, 2017

    Their menu specifies which items are GF with a green circled "G" next to it, although it warns that there's a chance of cross-contamination. They also offer any sandwich on GF bread (pre-packaged Udi's). I asked them to make my daughter's sandwich on a clean plate so that there would be less risk of contamination. He changed his gloves and used a bread board that is dedicated for GF. My daughter is extremely sensitive to cross contamination, but she had no problems afterward, thanks to their precautions. We would definitely come again!

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    5 ratingMay 03, 2017

    Had a fantastic sandwich here that is made in a separate space from regular sandwiches. Thank you for not upcharging for gluten free bread!

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    4 ratingFebruary 13, 2017

    GF options clearly indicated on menu & includes a sour or two. Cashier specifically asked if my request for GF bread was for an allergy. Great to actually have a sandwich.

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2016

    Good selection of GF sandwiches- knowledgable manger and staff

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    4 ratingOctober 15, 2015

    The GF bread is yummy. Use the website to check specific sandwich ingredients. They have a separate prep area. Though I think the toppings are in a shared area.

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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2015

    Amazing. Best gf sandwich selection.

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    4 ratingSeptember 11, 2015

    Gluten free bread was fresh and not hard or stale. There were some great options for sandwiches.

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    5 ratingJune 18, 2014

    Staff is very knowledgeable. Ask manager for list of Gluten Free ingredients as all meats are not gluten free. Separate GF preparation area. GF bread is excellent.

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    3 ratingMay 09, 2014

    Be careful with the sauces and meats. The pastrami is not gf. The staff is somewhat knowledgable if you let them know you have a serious allergy they will double check ingredients.

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    5 ratingFebruary 08, 2014

    My 11 year old and I just had a turkey and cheese sandwich on the GF bread. We loved it. They warmed the bread, asked for just mayo. It was nice to know there is a place to go to feel halfway normal! Thanks

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    4 ratingNovember 05, 2013

    I've eaten here several times and never had a reaction. It's a deli sandwich on Udi's. You can get excited about that or not. I noticed one review didn't like the mayo, I always request "light on the goo" and getting over-mayoed has never been a problem for me. (Erik's uses a mustard/mayo combo they call goo) I have never tried the gf soups.

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    5 ratingJuly 12, 2013

    They don't charge to change a sandwich to gluten free. My daughter says best sandwich ever! Friendly service, good food, clean and fun place to get lunch. They were quick to get our food out to us and everything was as ordered.

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    2 ratingJune 09, 2013

    I had a veggie sandwich on gf bread. It was ok... Bread was pretty bland and crumbly but that is pretty standard for gf bread. It was smothered in mayo which was not awesome. Tomato bisque was good but was sitting out, risking cross contamination. I also didn't watch the preparation of the sandwich. Wish I had bc I didn't feel great afterwords but that may have been the heavy cream in the soup rather than cross contamination. Overall it was great to have options, but execution was poor.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches


  • Cafe
  • Deli
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
9 am - 8 pm
9 am - 8 pm
9 am - 8 pm
9 am - 8 pm
9 am - 8 pm
9 am - 8 pm
9 am - 8 pm

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