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.
We came here for breakfast. The waitress was very knowledgable about celiacs the substituted fruit for tots told me to avoid the sauces and sausage theses contained gluten. Very happy and upbeat place.
Had "The Works Omlete". It was good and i feel ok. Waitress seemed concerned when i mentioned gluten allergy. She dis write it in red in my ticket.
Should not be listed on this GF site. There are NO GF pancakes no dedicated area.
Not a great selection of GF menu items, nearly everything has to be altered in some way to accommodate allergies
Not much of a selection.
Updating my previous review: the restaurant has changed markedly since we first started coming here & our fellow diners were very unhappy with their experience today - long wait times despite many empty tables seemingly available, extra charges for maple syrup etc. I didn’t have confidence they could be gluten free any more so didn’t eat at the restaurant, but I think we would be reluctant to take visitors there again.
I love this restaurant. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is they are limited on gluten free options. You can still get some great items- like egg dishes, omelets, potatoes and fruit. They just started carrying gluten free bread this week, so I think they may be trying to become more gluten friendly.
they used to have a seperate gf toaster and were great about separation but it seems that corporate pulled the plug on that. no longer my go-to breakfast spot :-( hope they change it back! The hashes, Parma being my fav, is usually safe. sometimes other seasonal offerings are good too... but the other location is a safer bet
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. **Update 11/21/17 They no longer have the Udi’s muffin
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!
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.
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