Good food and service but they only offer naturally gf foods like eggs, fruit, cottage cheese.
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.
No gf menu. They make you go online, which I couldn't find. Very disappointing!
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 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 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.
I went to this first watch and the one in Brandon and got sick both times. They don't have a gluten free menu printed, but supposedly have one online. However it was not on their website. I would not recommend eating here if you are celiac, they do not have a designated area for gf food.
Nothing was gluten free but fruit and coffee. They didn't have a gluten-free menu, no pancakes( every site had bread/pancakes...something about 'getting corporate on board', couldn't guarantee the omelettes...I am learReally lucky I was not diabetic. Dining across the board in Florida is not good.
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!!
They don't have gluten free bread options, but they do have a lot of omelettes and salads that are naturally gluten free. The omelettes are amazing! If you want to be super healthy you can get them with mixed greens instead of fried potatoes as a side.
The atmosphere is great! I got herbal tea and the traditional breakfast. I substituted the bread for fruit! Yummy food and no reaction!
Although it is true that First Watch does not offer specialty gluten-free items, the quality of other naturally gluten-free dishes is great. I can tolerate trace amounts of cross-contamination and so there were plenty of fruit, breakfast meat, and egg options available for non-Celiacs like me. I am unsure if it is Celiac friendly due to any possibility of cross-contamination in the kitchen.
We ate at First Watch on Saturday morning for the first time. Luckily there was outdoor seating, as the minute we walked in we were hit by freezing cold temperature - we would've froze outside.I have celiac disease, so I checked the menu online before we went. I saw a few potentially good options, so yay! Before we were seated I asked for the gluten free menu. I was told that they didn't have one available, that I'd need to look it up on my phone. Ok.So we were seated outside, and off to my phone I went to look and see what I wanted to eat. Near impossible. Seriously, try it. I had to find where the gluten free options were and try and match it up to the menu. But all dishes for all locations are listed online and not on the menu. Plus there's a lot of info on-line - was almost impossible to figure out certain things - is there a dressing that is gluten free? Luckily, our waitress hung in there with me as I attempted to find something I could eat, and make it completely gluten free (can I sub potatos for the toast?). The rest of the family ordered their food, too.Coffee was ok. Just ok. My son didn't like the apple juice (odd, he likes most).Food wasn't particularly hot unfortunately, just warm. I liked my food though. I wish I could tell you exactly what I had (omelette of sorts with bacon, cheese, salsa and sour cream dolup on top), but when I just went to check back on the menu online, I can't even find it. I guess I'm finding the online menu confusing.Husband and kids like their food. Guess i need to write my reviews right after I eat next time for more specifics.Anyway - a BIG THANK YOU to First Watch for having gluten free options. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. But PLEASE, could you have a printed menu to order from? We'd love to come back, and hopefully have a bit warmer food (since it seems to be a recurring problem per other reviews).
Great breakfast and brunch food. The kitchen completely changes gloves and pans for all food allergies (including eggs). Waiter was nice, and staff let me choose substitutions for accompaniments on menu (like getting vegetables instead of toast).
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!
No separate GF menu. They hand you a paper list describing every item on the menu that you have to sift through for whether or not the dish is safe. Server completely unaware what the term GF or condition celiac even meant, unable to describe if they can take precautions for patrons with allergy. Brought my omelet out with a bread roll on the plate. Had to send it back. Server laughed when he brought out my dish for the second time saying "I almost forgot and put bread on it again!" Not safe for celiacs. Won't return. Won't ever risk going here again.
The company that runs first watch will not provide gluten information at the restaurant. You have to look at their website to know what can be made gluten-free. This is a change in corporate policy (not this restaurant location's fault) and is moving backward from where the rest of the world is going.
Portions are entirely too small for what you pay for. Service wasn't that great either. Will not be back.
This is the first restaurant we went to after finding out my husband had celiac and we were very nervous. The server walked us through our options, which were plentiful, and was so very helpful. We are now regulars there and love it. hopefully they'll put together a gluten-free menu to make the experience easier for others.