First Watch

4 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
6121 Harbourside Centre Loop
Midlothian, VA 23112

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Celiac

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They do not have any true gluten-free options you just have to pick something that you know is safe. I’m also allergic to eggs so breakfast is a challenge. They do have gluten-free bread but they cannot toasted due to cross contamination.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been twice and both times my meal came out with toast on my plate even though I clearly said I had a gluten allergy and to not give me any bread. I would t order the Udi’s either bc they use the same toaster. Both times they apologized and remade the food and I did not get sick either time. The food was good. I just do not have any confidence in their ability to handle allergy/celiac or high sensitivity.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I always get the eggs and turkey sausage and potatoes anytime I go. I tell them I have a gluten allergy and I’ve never been sick after eating here. ** gluten free toast is toasted in the same toaster as regular toast. So don’t get the toast!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year 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

  • None Listed

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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First time at this newly opened breakfast place. Was a little hesitant to try it since there wasn’t any reviews on it. Glad I tried it! Yum! And I did not get sick! I had the chorizo omelette and it was delicious. I did not get the GF bread, for fear that they would use the same toaster as regular bread. Will definitely be back 😍

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Although not noted on the menu, many of the items can be made gluten free. They also have Udi's. I have been Celiac for 20 years and have not had any issues at this establishments location.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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I've always had good experiences with First Watch at their 86th street location, however I cannot recommend the First Watch at the downtown location.

The server and kitchen staff did not understand what Celiac Disease was, and kept offering me vegetarian options with bread. They only had an allergy/nutrition sheet for their seasonal items, but didn't have one for their main menu. I ended up getting scrambled eggs, bacon, and a side of fruit. I had a little bit of issue with cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

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Stopped in for breakfast and was told nothing was gluten free. Even the eggs are cooked with items containing wheat according to their workers.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

Celiac

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If you have celiac disease do you not eat at this restaurant. They offer gluten free toast but after watching the toaster today while they were making my food they do not use a dedicated toaster for the gluten-free. There is a huge amount of contamination because the gluten-free toast is ran through same toaster at the same time with regular Bread on top of and to the side of the gluten-free bread. I did Talk to the waiter about how this was being prepared and she said she is voice this herself but does not see any change from management on this problem.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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Waitstaff is knowledgeable about what is GF and what is not. Celiacs, I would not get their GF toast; my waitress told me all the toast goes in the same toaster. The allergen menu list is a little frustrating as it doesn’t break down the entrees without toast when denoting if they contain wheat. I got the skillet hash and million dollar bacon - very tasty. Waitress said they change gloves and use new utensils/cleaned prep space for celiac orders.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating

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