First Watch

2 ratings
$ • 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.

455-D Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL 62269

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Not a lot of gluten free options. But the staff is very knowledgeable. Twice I have had the traditional breakfast platter with the Udis gluten free bread. They informed me they do not have a dedicated toaster, and since I’m celiac they recommended just having the bread untoasted. They brought my food out separately from the others at my table and insured me they washed their hands before handling my food. Will go back again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff. Gf menu that is hard to read. All allergens are listed all together. Plan on extra time to figure it out. Do not get the gluten free toast. At this time and location they toast it in the same toaster as regular bread. I get eggs and bacon. Oatmeal is not certified gluten-free.

Updated 4 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

  • Bread/Buns

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Symptomatic Celiac

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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

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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

Asymptomatic Celiac

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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

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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!

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

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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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.

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Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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