Excellent! Can sub toast and potatoes for dressed greens. Also had delicious fresh juice special. Very Paleo friendly.
I ordered an omelette off the GF menu with seasoned potatoes. The omelette was huge and after I ate it I commented that there must be a lot of eggs in there. The waitress said she only thought there may be 2-3 eggs. I wondered what else could have made them so fluffy? My stomach later told me that they may have used done kind of flour. I suffered for a few days. Beware!!!!
So I saw on this app it leads to believe this restaurant uses Pamela's Gluten Free Baking Mix, thinking they would have gf pancakes or waffles. So I went and asked for the gf menu, but all I got was one of those allergy menus where you have to look at the "wheat" section and see which is safe. Only a handful of items stated there was no wheat, and they were just side items. Nothing mentioned of pancakes or waffles. I just ordered bacon, eggs, and potatoes. It was good but I was disappointed in the very little options for gf, especially with no pancakes or waffles. And I'm not sure how their strictness is on cross contamination, so I'm giving it a "No" for celiac friendly.
Actually this restaurant has no clue what GF means. There is no GF menu. They have an allergens list that accompanies the menu but anyone expecting any GF special offerings is mistaken. Sorry.
Although First Watch offers a "GLUTEN FREE MENU" they really don't have much to choose from. Example; one can order the Eggs Benedict yet it is not served with gluten free english muffin. In fact it is not served an english muffin at all. Oh forget about the hollandaise sauce (it has gluten) their for it is not served with any sauce. WHAT'S THE POINT IN ADVERTISING A GLUTEN FREE MNEU. I find this to be deceiving and insulting when they could very well have gluten free flour to make english muffins and to add to the hollandaise sauce. Oh did I mention you can order gluten free pancakes with out the pancakes. You get a plate of syrup. On the daily special's menu they did have a delicious Quinua with tomato, kale, and a yummy pesto sauce.
incredible g free breakfast options! amazing omelets and seasoned potatoes. staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. went there 2 days in a row for breakfast while on vacation. highly recommend!
Just ask for the GF menu - they have a separate one that has many options and is quite detailed! Wonderful, friendly, attentive and accommodating staff. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful. Delicious food! (Though it does get very busy, especially on weekends..but the wait is never very long) We love this location and always have a great experience here.
Went to First Watch for breakfast. I ordered the country skillet. Asked our waitress of potatoes are GF. She went and asked and said yes they were. No reactions. The s was my second visit. After telling my waitress I am allergic, she checked w the chef each time. First time ordered the ham and gruyere omelette. No reactions. Def will return.
My server was very accommodating and answered all my questions (I didn’t have too many as I already had specific dishes in mind). They have gluten free bread that is stored apart from the regular bread but all the bread is placed into the same toaster. (This is the reason for 4/5 stars instead of 5/5) I substituted my bread for fruit with my hash dish. Excellent food, did not get sick and felt confidence in the wait staff to properly accommodate me.
Ate here at my family’s choice. The server was politely informed me that cross contamination was possible for all menu items. I ordered the item the server deemed safest - quinoa kale bowl. Still got sick from cross contamination. Server was not helpful in providing accommodations.
The host told me they do not have a gluten free menu when requested then said, “we don’t really do that.” Our waitress told me she was unable to provide me any information. I requested she ask the chef and she came back out and said the chef recommended I order what I would guess to be gluten free. One of my worst eating out experiences.
They have lots of gluten free options plus gluten free toast. The only thing you’ll miss out on are the pancakes and waffles, but they have a great menu so it’s not a big deal. However, they don’t have a gluten free menu, but they might hand you a useless allergen list which pretty much says nothing is gluten free because most of the dishes come with bread which can be substituted for gluten free bread, so just ignore it and talk to the waitress instead.
The staff was knowledgeable. There is a dedicated toaster for GF bread (with a sign by the regular toaster that says not to put in GF bread). No official GF menu, but they have a less formal printout from 2015 of the main options. It was a bit out of date but with the help of the server, I could order. I feel fine as of now (about 30 minutes after eating). There are multiple locations.
The First Watch team was most helpful — the restaurant (I believe all locations) offer Udi’s gluten-free bread — and they WILL make French toast using be bread. The kitchen is NOT gluten-free, so there is cross-contamination risk for those with Celiac, but the team was knowledge and ready to work with us. Would definitely go back!
There is not a separate gluten free menu, but the manager and staff were very accommodating to all of my questions. They mark the order sheet super well so everyone in the kitchen knows you have a gluten allergy. I have Celiac, felt safe eating here, and did not get sick.
Toaster for udis bread is the same toaster for all bread. If you are celiac or have allergies know they do not have a designated toaster. Food is good for those who are casual gf diners though.
First Watch recently added GF bread to their menu, opening up more choices.
Limited options and staff is not knowledgeable. Can’t even eat their dressings.
Stopped here in March 2018 and had a great breakfast. They can sub gf bread (at no charge!) on any breakfast or lunch. Seem to have a good handle on server and kitchen training. Would be nice to see gf pancakes or waffles. I had the vegetarian skillet w eggs and my husband had the quinoa bowl (he was not very excited). Neither of us had issues. The home fries are awesome and very fresh. Great brunch drink options.
They offer GF toast but toast it in the same toaster as regular bread. No GF pancakes. Wife ordered salad to be GF - brought salad with a big piece of bread on top. Inordeee sandwich on sourdough but it came on a hamburger bun - not accommodating server
This place is hit and miss. I received gluten-free food with toast on it, croutons on the salad and who knows what else the few times I’ve become ill from eating there. If you stick with the eggs and fruit and they remember not to put toast on it you’ll be fine.
I’ve eaten here a lot for breakfast, and I substitute the toast for fruit, no problems. They pride themselves on the menu for preparing things “off the line” if you notify them of food allergies. Last time, however, I was served my GF omelette with huge pieces of bread laying on top of it. I repeated to the server that I had celiac disease also known as an ALLERGY and that I couldn’t eat what was given to me, I then watched them go back to the kitchen and re-plate the omelette. I had to explain that I would be very sick if I ate that because it had touched bread. They remade it and comped my meal. Pretty unnerving, but perhaps it was just the Altamonte location. I’ll have to be careful now.
Love this place. The quinoa bowls are gluten-free and delicious. There are only two choices, one breakfast & one lunch, but they are both amazing so who cares? Their kale tonic is the best in town. But even better is that they have gluten-free bread now! It is just Udi’s so I wasn’t going in with high expectations, but it was grilled to PERFECTION! I am very gluten sensitive & have never gotten sick eating here.
Was a little hesitant from the reviews on here but this place is AWESOME! No up charge for gluten free bread. I got the egg sandwich on gluten free bread with a side of the million dollar bacon and everything was delicious. Definitely going back!!!
This first watch location is almost brand new. They offer some options for breakfast but what surprises me is that their GF toast is run thru the same toaster as normal bread so be careful about that if you have Celiac. Otherwise they offer up their eggs and omelets with no problem.
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.
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