First Watch

5 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
4 ratings

As rated by the community

2103 Polaris Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43240

Most Recent Reviews


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I usually get the chicken quinoa power bowl here. I have not gotten sick and I always tell the server that I have a gluten allergy. I have heard that they do use shared equipment when toasting the gluten free bread so if you’re sensitive I’d stick with the bowls.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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-contact?

— 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 years 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 9 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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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 10 years ago read full review

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 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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No GF menu. Ordered a salad and specifically said I needed it to be GF. The first version they brought had croutons & a piece of bread on the top. The 2nd version came out after I freaked out. Took one bite and could taste the soy sauce so I spit it out. Refused to eat after the servers responded "whoops"

Safety


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

— Not at all

Celiac

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This location is just so busy and I don't think the staff is trained well on food allergies.

The GF toast is toasted in a shared toaster, so there is cross contamination. Some omelettes are safe, and there is a power bowl that is GF. They can sub fruit for the toast. Not many options at all.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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I have tried this location a few times and I always have a bad reaction. Other first watches are much safer.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

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

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

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TJ was an excellent server. My daughter is gluten sensitive yet strives to be GF as possible which her food was including the GF toast. Coffee was good too

Safety


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

— 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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