Essence of India

2 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
4601 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

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Celiac

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Absolutely amazing! Practically everything on their menu is gluten free (only around half a dozen items on a pretty extensive menu!), very clearly marked it all tasted fantastic, and the staff is attentive and polite. One of our new favorites.

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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The owner is so incredibly kind and very knowledgeable about Celiac/gluten free food safety. They take gluten free very seriously at this restaurant! I love eating here- the food is outstanding and I feel very safe!

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The (l believe) owner was very knowledgeable in helping me to avoid gluten. There were quite a few GF options, which were all clearly marked. I plan to return soon!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

Notes


They are adding a "GF" or "V" to items on their regular menu. Until then ask the manager and they will give you the sample menu. Lots of options here, including appetizers.

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Celiac

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Been here a lot. Clear menu, never had any problems. Don't even really need to inform the staff anymore.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have become quite informed about gluten and allergies. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Wonderful food. Menu is clear about allergies to gluten and nuts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Love this place. My non-celiac wife loves eating here too. The food is very good and I've never had one gluten problem eating here yet. Highly recommend.

A note, the crispy flat bread they bring out at the beginning they said is gluten free but I haven't tried it yet. No gluten free naan either.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Items are labeled gluten free. In addition, the staff always seems knowledgable on avoiding cross contamination. I eat here all the time, and I haven't gotten sick. I'm celiac too.

Plus, the food is so delicious!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Top notch Indian dishes many that are naturally GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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