First Watch

50% of 2 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7625 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45255 Directions

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Celiac
3 months ago

No gf menu. Cross contamination issues

Celiac
6 years ago

The Anderson location is always great! I've always had issues with my order or cross contamination issues at the downtown location however.

6 years ago

Excellent service, good selection, very accommodating. Highly recommend.

Gluten Free Features

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Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch

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Not celiac
2 days ago

They had their menu marked with gluten free options. I had their quinoa pesto chicken bowl and it was amazing! You can also substitute their toast for gluten free bread with their other meals!

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress told me how things are prepared so I could modify my order. Also had GF menu items.

Celiac
1 week ago

Very knowledgeable about GF. The waitress gave us an option to have GF French toast as well as other menu items.

1 week ago

Gluten free items on the menu and GF bread option at no extra charge. Food was excellent.

1 week ago
Not celiac friendly

Not a great place to go if you have food allergies . I told them I was gluten-free and they brought me regular toast with butter (also said I am dairy free). Most of the menu does not show gluten-free (GF) anywhere. If you are dairy free everything has cheese for breakfast so beware. When I explained that I need something both dairy and gluten free I definitely got a cold feeling from the waiter. The only reason I give them two stars is because they do offer Udi’s gluten free bread, although in my case they forgot to bring it to me and instead brought me regular wheat toast.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Only one true GF option, the quinoa bowls. They have Udi’s bread but you can’t have butter due to cross contamination. Staff seemed knowledgeable.

Celiac
3 weeks ago

Just tried First Watch for the first time, to grab takeout lunch. Risky, but I needed to eat. I ordered a power wrap, was expecting it to be on a bed of greens instead of the tortilla. I was pleasantly surprised that they turned it into a gf egg-white power omelet! They wrote “wheat allergy” in red pen on my order slip & it was written on my food container, too. Made me feel like they cared, and not uncomfortable at all. I’ll definitely be back to try more!

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious, knowledgeable, and decent selection of options!

1 month ago

I don’t think I’d go back unfortunately. The waiter was really nice and accommodating, but the menu is confusing and the nutrition menu they hand you is so hard to read. You’d think a nice restaurant like this would be better. The regular menu said the power bowls are Gf , but the nutrition menu said it had gluten. Our waiter checked with the manager and he said it was a typo. Going against my better judgement I got it and felt sick after. I have celiac, so Im always careful, but yeah . I’d go somewhere else for breakfast.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Glutened every single visit. I'm done.

Not celiac
1 month ago

The waitstaff try very hard but my friend is sick every time. She has tried three times. No more.

Not celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free bread at no extra cost. Will use gloves, clean pan, etc. upon request fir person with celiac disease. Food was delicious, service was good.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The server was very friendly and even offered samples of the juice bar options. There is no separate gluten free menu, but they do have Gluten free bread (Udis) to substitute out bread. The food was tasty and very evident “Farm to Fork” concept. The food tasted clean, so walked away not feeling weighed down, but full at the same time.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Wait staff is very knowledgeable about gluten free options! Eggs and omelet meals are gf without toast or bacon. Delicious!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Friendly service, tasty food, Usi’s toast.

1 month ago

I was very unsure of this place before going in. They only have two items on the menu that are listed as gluten free but it is a breakfast place so generally eggs, bacon, potatoes, and other breakfast items like that are safe. They do carry Udi’s bread. I asked the waitress a lot of questions before the manager came to my table. He stated that he was new to gluten free and didn’t understand what I was asking, however he said that he would accommodate me and my friend as needed. We explained our intolerance and he cooked all of our food himself. Neither of us got sick and the food was really good! Long story short: You should be safe, but if you have a high sensitivity skip it.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

I know someone who works here, she says the kitchen is not careful enough for a celiac

Celiac
2 months ago

Super cute spot! Not a ton of options. I enjoyed the warm honey pecan salad with no bread. (they use the same toaster for their UDI’s bead)

Celiac
2 months ago

They were EXTREMELY accommodating. The chef has celiac disease, so takes it very seriously. My waitress was also very knowledgeable. I had a chorizo omelette with breakfast potatoes, chicken sausage, and Udis toast. They toasted the bread on the oven over a piece of foil.

Not celiac
2 months ago

All of the staff knows about the gluten free options. They don’t charge extra for gluten free bread.

Celiac
2 months ago

Very safe for gluten free. Great service and knowledgeable staff who told us the precautions they take to prevent cross contamination.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place and their gluten free breakfast/brunch options! Very gluten free friendly and staff is knowledgeable.

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I got glutened. I told the waiter my food needs to be gluten free. He brought out regular toast on the plate next to the bowl with the rest of the food which was also on the plate. I asked if it was gluten free toast he said no. He took back the food and returned with the same food. I knew I should not have ate it but I did. And now glutened. They do have a dedicated gluten free toaster according to the waiter. They are somewhat knowledgeable about gluten but need better execution.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff were really diligent about my food allergy. The food is great and the staff are super friendly.

Not celiac
3 months ago

I liked their quinoa bowl. Gluten free options are clearly labeled. Make sure you call ahead if you go on a weekend

3 months ago

I ordered gluten free toast. When I took a bite I felt the effects immediately. When I inspected the toast I noticed it had black specks on it from another piece of toast that obviously wasn't from mine because it was barely cooked. When I told her she was like "well what do you want me to do about it?" I said tell your manager it's unsafe to cook gf toast in the same toaster as regular bread. She said "ok." When she came back she told me she told the manager about what happened and that I should have told her I had an allergy because some people order gf bread "just because." She didn't even offer to take it off my bill not 6o mention the food took 1 hour to come out!!! This was the worst experience i've ever had since I've been gf for 7 years.

3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Not all First Watch are the same. This one was SO GREAT. My daughter has celiac. From the hostess to the server to the chef, they all came out and spoke with us. They made sure her omelet and avocado bread was safe from start to finish. Even told us they could not toast the Udi’s bread bc they don’t have a safe toasting method. Changed gloves and used separate cooking utensils. She did not get sick and her food was delicious.

3 months ago

Staff always takes care to mark “GLUTEN ALLERGY” on the ticket and sometimes brings it out separately. Delicious omelettes and potatoes. I’ve never gotten sick and eat at this chain in many different cities.

Celiac
3 months ago

They have udi’s bread so they can make any sandwich with it. They also have a lot of egg dishes. Very tasty!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome breakfast! Substitute Udi’s bread for no extra charge!

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Have gluten free options with bread. Stated they use some toaster and equipment without cleaning to prepare.

Not celiac
3 months ago

They’ve made some nice updates to their menu so that GF items are clearly marked. Substituting udi’s toast is no extra charge. Food tasted really good.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

No gf menu but staff was knowledge. Have GF bread but use a shared toaster so toast isn’t safe. Enjoyed an omelet

Celiac
4 months ago

I got glutened within 10 minutes after finishing my meal here...do not recommend.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

We got up and left after waiting for a coffee and OJ for 10 minutes. No gluten free menu. The hostess seemed surprised by our request.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The staff was not understanding or considerate of gluten allergies. They mentioned that they were out of Udi’s bread and when my food was delivered there was regular wheat bread on the plate. After I mentioned this to the host and server they didn’t seem very concerned but then explained that they had the gluten free bread that they could see from where we are standing. So this was a very expensive breakfast for the risk. It seems cross contamination could be high.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of GF breakfast options. Food is really good and staff is knowledgeable.

4 months ago

Many GF options for breakfast. They even offer gf toast without an up charge. Their food is AMAZING!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

No separate GF menu but some stuff is labeled and they will sub in GF bread! Huge menu with lots of options.

Celiac
5 months ago

I would give this a higher rating had my server been a little more knowledgeable of what she was offering:/ I felt ok about ordering the pesto chicken quinoa bowl though because I didn’t have to substitute anything-it’s gluten free to begin with- so I ate it and it was delish! no after effects.

Not celiac
5 months ago

A lot of gluten free/wheat free options here! I love the atmosphere and recommend checking in on Google before arriving

Not celiac
5 months ago

Excellent breakfast. They have Udi’s bread but no designated toaster Highly recommend

Celiac
5 months ago

I had the avocado toast and eggs on gluten free bread and it was very good.

Celiac
5 months ago

I used to feel safe eating here. The waitress said, we have been instructed to say we cannot guarantee your food will really be gluten free. We make no guarantees, ok? I said, "No, not ok. I can actually get a safe gluten free meal at Waffle House. They take care of me there." Her attitude makes me want to call management and explain how to keep a darn kitchen safe and how to tell your servers to speak to people to reassure them even if you can't "guarantee." Be specific if you go and talk to the manager.

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Good food. Server was knowledgeable. Udi's bread available, but is toasted on a shared toaster and cross contaminated.

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was very friendly about having to change to Gluten free options. Even though the allergen information says it's not Gluten free it's only because most dishes come with bread but is very easy to change to Gluten free bread. Menu says GF bread is Udi's.

5 months ago

Omelettes are good. Udi’s bread for toast (comes unbuttered unless you ask).

Celiac
6 months ago

The power bowl is great and gluten free!

Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not friendly for celiac. The kitchen said they were not gluten free.

Celiac
6 months ago

Not a separate gf menu. I’ve eaten here 3 times without incident...just told the server I had a gluten allergy. They are unable to toast the bread for celiac (shared toaster), so I’d skip the bread as it’s typical dry, bland gf bread when not toasted. The juices are very good (recommend the kale) and the millionaires bacon is sweet with a hint of spice. It’s not your typical greasy diner...I’d definitely recommend for fresh options! No gf pancakes or anything, but that’s to be expected and a rare treat when you find it out.

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