First Watch

5 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
5 ratings

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4324 53rd Ave E
Bradenton, FL 34203

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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No more. Past couple months I had to wait for another plate to be made. Today wait staff just ditched the toast and gave me the same plate back. Im done

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food, very gluten free friendly. Do not recommend getting to go. Their phone doesn’t work, so you have to do it online and it’s a process. Not worth it honestly, unless you go inside then they’re very knowledgeable on what is GF.

Safety


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

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent experience. The manager, Paul, came to our table to discuss the menu and options for our GF/DF/SF kids. He helped us select items and turned the order in himself to make sure the kitchen took the necessary precautions. And good food!

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
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 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

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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The waitress brought us an allergen list and was knowledgeable about food allergies. The kitchen changed gloves prior to making my daughter’s meal and it was brought out separately. She ordered pretty basic with egg whites, bacon, orange juice, and a fruit bowl but it was still nice for my celiac daughter to be able to eat breakfast out without risk of being sick. No illness after eating their food. Would definitely eat there again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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First watch has been beyond accommodating and takes all dietary restrictions seriously. I have eaten here three times and have not gotten sick. Each and every time I have eaten here it has been a great experience. They do not have a gluten free menu but they are very happy to explain what can and cannot be done. Additionally, they not only ensured my food was gluten free but dairy free as well. The manager, Robert came to my table and personally took my order this last time but was always involved in my food preparation(every visit). Great Job to the team at First Watch ! Thank you very much for taking my condition seriously!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Other


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.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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