First Watch

2 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
2 ratings

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1101 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

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Called ahead and they said that they could prepare GF food items separately. Menu has a scan option to look up allergen info on your phone, but it’s not a particularly user-friendly interface.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

— Good

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Had eggs, potatoes, bacon. Potatoes and eggs cooked in oil (if you are DF). Has GF bread but not a GF toaster.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 3 years 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
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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This is the first time I’ve had a negative experience at a First Watch. Our server was very uncomfortable when I was asking about taking precautions, and she went back to talk to the manager, who said “he’ll do the best he can”. I asked her to ask about the power quinoa bowl, which is explicitly stated as gluten-free on the menu, and allegedly he gave the same answer about doing the best he could. I ended up just ordering an egg over and some gluten-free bread. But I’m disappointed because I’ve usually have a very good experience having breakfast when I come to this chain.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Went here for breakfast. The allergen menu was discouraging at first, but our waitress Stephanie was very knowledgeable about Celiac, Gluten Free, gluten allergens and cross contact. She said they are able to customize a lot of menu items to be gluten free. I got a custom frittata with roasted tomato, mushroom, bacon and gruyère cheese with a side of fruit and gluten free toast (oat-free!). Ask for butter from the back to avoid cross contact. Their GF toast is cooked on a separate pan if you let them know it is because of Celiac/allergy/cross contact.

When we went to check out, I saw my favorite gluten free rice krispie treats for sale. They’re really good, especially roasted like a marshmallow.

Ask for Stephanie. She’s amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for oat-free
Symptomatic Celiac

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Great breakfast! So many glutenfree options. Only the pancakes are not gf. Friendly staff, great atmosphere.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


great service, staff was knowledgeable and food tasted great! eggs are made in individual pans and potatoes are cooked on their own stove top. be aware - gf toast does not have separate toaster, so i would avoid that.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Offered amazing GF avocado toast and power bowls!! Server asked if I had a gluten allergy and alerted the kitchen. Food was brought out separately from others. Felt very safe and comfortable eating here, will be back!!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Excellent

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