First Watch

1 rating
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns

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.

2841 Mannheim Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

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Celiac level allergy. Des Plaines just opened, has knowledgeable staff. Online allergen menu.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 month 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

  • Bread/Buns

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten Sensitive

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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

Hashimoto's

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Loved the menu being marked and waitress did a great job nice I substituted in GF bread.

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

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I'm not sure if measures were taken. I was told it was gluten free. I got some eggs with chorizo special over home fried potatoes and it was not only as expensive as an upscale place but the food was inedible. It was so salty I couldn't eat it and I'm a salt lover so that's saying a lot. I couldn't find chorizo with a magnifying glass. The portions are small and all they have is breakfast food. I don't know how you overcharge for inedible breakfast food and get away with it but I wish I could put a PSA on their door signs.. please let this scam close down. I see it packed daily and I'm befuddled. My stomach felt awful afterwards but it's hard to say if it was due to gluten, the food was a disgusting bowl of mystery. I'm not even sure what I was eating. Please don't eat here..celiac or not. AVOID.

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?

— Poor

Gluten Intolerant

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I ordered the farmhouse hash bowl with GF toast. It was delicious! I would advise going on their website ahead of time to know what is safe to eat. They do not label the menus in the restaurant.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

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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!

Ok had to add some notes after visiting today! I finally hacked the pesto quinoa bowl. If you are DF, bring some follow your heart feta cheese and order some scrambled eggs on the side to mix into the bowl and it’s *chefs kiss* doesn’t even need dressing! But if you do get dressing go for the lemon vinaigrette. Seriously the best breakfast I’ve had in awhile! Flavor-filled and protein packed!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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