First Watch

3 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
19321 E. Highway 40 #L
Independence, MO 64055

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Celiac

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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 4 years ago read full review

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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 4 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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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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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Stopped in for breakfast and was told nothing was gluten free. Even the eggs are cooked with items containing wheat according to their workers.

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?

— None

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-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

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