First Watch

3 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

As rated by the community

19321 E. Highway 40 #L
Independence, MO 64055

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


All omelets are GF. Served with breakfast potato fries and ramekin of fresh fruit (melon, honey dew, pineapple, grapes, blackberry). Servers are knowledgeable regarding GF. My first time here, but will definitely return. Very busy on weekends and holidays (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Can call ahead to get on waiting list and can make reservations for party of seven or more. I recommend this place for celiacs. Be sure to tell server you must have gluten-free because of allergy. I did not ask, but I suspect other menu items can be made GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They changed their menu and don't have a gluten free menu anymore, but I was able to order an omelet. The servers are still aware of gluten and can advise you on what to order. Super busy place, but very good!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I was able to use a gluten free menu and eat safely while other family ate normally.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 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

Photos


Add a photo

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


We had a lovely lunch this afternoon. Deborah was absolutely wonderful and extremely accommodating to my various allergies. She went above and beyond to make sure my food was safe. They have good procedures against cross contamination. It was also delicious and very affordable.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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


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

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Overall Rating

Review


I love first watch! They are definitely branching out and now have a GF menu. If you are going to go to this location - ask for Rebekah! She is the best and is so careful! The management is aware of celiac and has taught their staff well overall. I do stick to quinoa power bowls due to my issues with rice flour, but for a standard celiac, the options here are great and the taste is next level!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

Overall Rating

Review


My wife is celiac. We have eaten there a dozen times without problems. She would be sick before we get to the car if contaminated. Thought I should write this review.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

More Info

Is this your business? Claim the listing

Nearby Restaurants