No one with true celiac or gluten allergy should eat here. They are not aware and do not prepare food to avoid contamination. Salad came with croutons even though we told our server.
I like FW but now that I'm GF I found it lacking in choices. The featured breakfast was fig prosciutto toast and eggs. But they did NOT have GF bread option and the waitress had a lame excuse why they don't have ANY GF bread on site. I ordered it anyway and it was delicious BUT I shouldn't have to risk my health to enjoy a tasty breakfast. Sadly we won't be returning to what has been a favorite restaurant.
I'm incredibly disappointed in their gluten fee menu, which is really an allergy ingredient menu. Allergen identification menus are useful, however they mark their omelets as containing wheat, because it comes with an English muffin. Stupid! Also they note that no bread products, waffles, or pancakes can be made gluten free. That is understandable, yet very disappointing no gluten free bread option offered. Maybe contamination risk is too high. How do other places manage? Servers are very nice and accommodating, but very disappointed in menu!
Great service friendly knowledgeable server ask for Nichole. No gluten menu but allergy chart.
They no longer have a gluten free menu due to legal reasons (or so they say). They assured me they could still make me something correctly, but I was having symptoms before I left. After I had ordered, I pretty much knew it would go poorly when she only reassured me that they would change their gloves. I tried to insist that the whole food prep area would have to be cleaned or be separate. Clearly that didn't make a difference.
Great omelets. Staff was very prompt and friendly. Chris was a great waiter.
great food. very friendly servers. lots of pretty girls working here.
Really great for gluten free breakfast!!!
Fantastic place for breakfast or brunch (they have lunch too.) Lots of health-conscious choices as well as all of your typical breakfast options. Fresh juices like the kale tonic or morning mediation. Tasty cage-free eggs and vegetarian options. Very comfortable atmosphere. It's a great place to chat and have a leisurely breakfast. Just remember to tell them not to put toast on your plate!
Def a great place to have a GF breakfast. Staff is knowledgeable able what is GF and if they don’t know they will ask the chef. They do have Udi’s bread for toast but they toast it in the same toaster with everything else so Celiacs beware that there is cross contamination. But they did offer a Udi’s GF muffin that is individually wrapped for a $0.90 charge.
I moved near First Watch Clearwater on Village Road. I eat there with my family very often. I have celiac and of course I must eat gluten free. even though the choices aren't many, I do often order eggs ,ham and potatoes or grits. First Watch now offers a gluten free blueberry Uldis muffin. I order that and safe for a later snack. I come from Bayside NY and ther were absolutely no gluten free breakfast restaurants anywhere in my area. The gluten free restaurants I came across in New York we're actually in New York City which was quite distance from my home
Waitress said they didn't have anything gluten free, I would have to know what I could order... Horrible experience: food took forever, hair on omelet, water pitchers dirty inside, waitress' shirt was filthy with food smeared on it, didn't bring everyone's food out together. Long wait just to get a table when we did call ahead and it was not worthy! Would never go back. Stomach upset 30 minutes after eating an omelet.
A breakfast place. A fair amount of gluten-free choices, like omelets. They have separate pans to cook things in if you have other allergies. We came here twice. One waitress was confident in talking through the allergies, the secret was not, but the cooks were very confident. My wife got the breakfast tacos in corn tortillas and they were delicious.
There are gluten free options, but it takes some work to figure it out. Hostess referred me to the First Watch app which does not have the allergen menu. After searching the Internet for 15 minutes, I settled on the Chicken Pesto Quinoa Bowl and a Kale Tonic. It was delicious and somewhat worth the effort.
For the very sensitive, I would caution. The food is good, a little on the expensive side. I usually have the market veg omelet, the greens and grits and have been fine. They don't have a whole lot of foods that are safe for the GF, no special menus or safe cooking spaces. They do serve breakfast during lunch hours so my family can eat lunch and I can stick with what has been safe, an omelet. They have this wonder thick sliced seeded wheat bread that my family loves and I have asked for no bread several times and still get it on my plate.
No gluten free menu. I was told nothing can be guaranteed gluten free.
Updated 7/31/17. They are still here a year later and still serve amazing GF options that don't even make you Miss it. :-) They don't have specific gluten free items mentioned on the menu. But they have LOTS of gluten free options. Their breakfast quinoa power bowl was amazing. They have some awesome fresh pressed juices too. They just opened a June 2016, according to their sign. OMG good!!
Barely any options, not helpful I won't be back
Awesome! We found this place last summer and made sure to try it again this summer. It was even better than we remembered. We have been here 3 times in this week and I have felt great after each visit. I have been gf since I was diagnosed as celiac in 2006. They do not have a dedicated gf menu, but upon request they are happy provide an ingredient list and a list of "gluten friendly" options. The Farmer's Skillet is my personal favorite.
I had a really good experience here. Food was excellent. The waitress was knowledgeable about what food contained gluten, even though it is not listed on the menu. Obvious sources of gluten are out, but other items are pretty much gf. The manager let me know how they keep food free from cc when I asked about how the food is cooked. I would come here regularly if I lived in town.
This location always takes care with my wheat, dairy, and yeast allergies. A few times I have had to ask that my allergies be written on the order because the wait staff didn't write them down at first. When they haven't written my allergies clearly someone from the kitchen has come to check with me. We frequent this location and they have gotten to know me. The same waiter brings my meal nearly every time we've been there.
Server acted like gf questions were an inconvenience. She never once smiled. Portions were small and prices quite high. I won't go back
Given a gluten free "guide" but no menu. Basically how to order and leave obviously gluten containing items off. Definitely did not have a warm and fuzzy feeling. Did not get sick, but also had to order very plain food. Definitely not worth paying to go out to eat.
All omelets are GF. Served with breakfast potato fries and ramekin of fresh fruit (melon, honey dew, pineapple, grapes, blackberry). Servers are knowledgeable regarding GF. My first time here, but will definitely return. Very busy on weekends and holidays (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Can call ahead to get on waiting list and can make reservations for party of seven or more. I recommend this place for celiacs. Be sure to tell server you must have gluten-free because of allergy. I did not ask, but I suspect other menu items can be made GF.
When asked if they had a gluten free menu they said no and did not offer to show any options that were gluten free. We had to push the issue and finally got an option of omelets. The waiter did not know anything about gluten free dining. I only received half a cup of coffee when asked for it.
the chicken chimchurri dish is AMAZING. I have eaten at this location twice in the last 4 months and have always found a great selection of egg dishes. the potatoes are carefully cooked on the grill as well. would love to see gf bread added to the menu, but the breakfast food is PHENOMENAL. I have never got sick eating here and they are very accommodating. I highly recommend
First Watch was once phenomenal about GF options and cross contamination. In the last year or so, they have become GF ignorant and rude. They provide an allergy ingredient sheet but no longer accommodate celiac. Twice now, I have gone and have not eaten. When specifically saying, "no toast, no gluten products", the toast has arrived with my skillet or touching my eggs. So, disappointing! They were once a safe and reliable, "go to".
Insanely limited selection. This is a good place if you like to wait around for a really long time just to eat side dishes. I'm having a side of grits sprinkled with embarrassment and inconvenience.
Disappointed in their lack of a gluten free menu.
This restaurant no longer serves gluten free bread or toast. The only thing available for breakfast that is gluten free is an omelette. And a cup of fruit. Our server did not seem to know very much about any gluten-free items on the menu. Omelettes are the only choice.
We had lunch at First Watch today. We do not have celiac, but we are an anti-inflammatory diet. I am avoiding wheat, dairy, and tomatoes. I had the Sweet Honey Pecan salad. It had a wasabi-like kick to it, and I enjoyed it very much. My wife had the Power Breakfast Quinoa Bowl and loved it. They don't have a GF-dedicated menu, but they do have a "don't eat" menu." Plus, the staff was very helpful in answering all our questions.
No gluten free menu, waitress had no idea how to help me. I ended up having mixed greens with lemon juice because that was the only thing she could guarantee would be gluten free. Their online allergen list said the tacos were gluten free, but I had the waitress double check and it turned out that the corn taco shells did contain gluten.
First watch has been beyond accommodating and takes all dietary restrictions seriously. I have eaten here three times and have not gotten sick. Each and every time I have eaten here it has been a great experience. They do not have a gluten free menu but they are very happy to explain what can and cannot be done. Additionally, they not only ensured my food was gluten free but dairy free as well. The manager, Robert came to my table and personally took my order this last time but was always involved in my food preparation(every visit). Great Job to the team at First Watch ! Thank you very much for taking my condition seriously!
This used to be my safe breakfast place. They have stopped with the gf bread and no longer train their employees on gluten allergy. The waitress I had didn't have a clue and I had to explain my allergy. To top it all off I was so sick after eating here this last time. I WONT go back.
Be careful! The chicken broth has gluten and it is in things that you would not suspect. The potatoes are also not GF. The manager and server were awesome and very helpful. When our server wasn't sure, she made sure to find someone who knew. The quinoa with egg was amazing.....just tell them no chicken broth!
Eat here often. Plenty of GF options. Staff very knowledgeable.
I absolutely adore this place: the service is fantastic and I love their coffee! As a coeliac hailing from Melbourne, Australia, that's saying quite a bit! Staff are incredibly attentive and most items on the menu can be made gluten free with some substitutions or simple adjustments made to each dish. They highlight my orders in giant red marker just to make sure the kitchen staff get the memo. I've dined here twice with no issues thus far.
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