First Watch

4 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
700 Montgomery Hwy #188
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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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
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Have eaten this several times here and comes gluten free every time on Nima. Nice place for gluten free brunch. Nima tested. I get quinoa protein bowl and house potatoes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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The menu identifies items that are "GF-friendly". I ordered the traditional breakfast (that's what the menu calls it) with ham and replaced the bread with GF bread for an extra dollar. I've eaten here four times now and never had a problem. Our waitress seemed knowledgeable about GF concerns.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Celiac

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I came here for breakfast and the service was wonderful. The server was very accommodating with my gluten free diet as I have celiac disease. He noticed that they made Whole Grain Toast when I wanted the Udi’s Gluten Free Toast. We have them recook everything else so I would not get sick.

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
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

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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