First Watch

4 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
33% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
2103 Polaris Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43240

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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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Their idea of a gf menu is a list of all the food you couldn't have that contains gluten. Staff was not particularly helpful & I question their knowledge. Wouldn't recommend it for anyone who needs to be serious about food allergies.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Food was ok but they no longer have a gf menu. I met a friend there after seeing this restaurant was list here. I walked in and I was told oh we don't have GF menus anymore but we have an allergen menu. They judge their dishes as a whole so only list 3 items (all sides) that are GF because all entries come with English muffins. So you have to use you knowledge when ordering. Probably not the best place.

Updated 8 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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Celiac

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FIrst Watch has a huge selection of GF breakfast entrees.. The server was very knowledgeable and was also GF intolerant, herself.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Our server was fantastic and did everything right, but unfortunately the kitchen staff was not. I ordered and omelette with a side of GF toast. When my food came I was excited to see the best looking gf bread ever, and immediately took a bite. I looked over and realized the person at the next table over had the same bread I did. Our waitress came over a few minutes later (someone else had brought food out) and said she was afraid they had sent the wrong bread. They did replace my food, but unfortunately I had already had a bite and will pay the price later on.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Celiac

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I’ve been to First Watch in other states, but this location was even more exceptional! Made sure to to toast my Gf bread in a separate pan to avoid cross contamination. Excellent service.

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

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Would not recommend if you have Celiac. Cross contamination is highly likely and staff is not knowledgeable on gluten allergies. I asked many questions about the menu and stated my gluten allergy. I specifically requested gluten free bread and my order came out with regular bread placed on top of the rest of my food. Better to be safe and stay away, or eat with a lot of caution.

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?

— Average

Celiac

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They were very nice about celiac preparation and grilled my bread to avoid wheat toaster I heard them call my order in the kitchen ans it had a GF label on my plate when it arrived.

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

Celiac

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Although not a GF menu, the server was very helpful, omelets and skillets are gf without toast, and if you want Eggs Benedict they will serve over potatoes.

Update: 11/23/21 had an omelet with gf toast, just be sure to have them toast the bread in the back, separate from the regular toasting area.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies

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