100% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4741 Chace Cir, Hoover, AL 35244 Directions

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6 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.

8 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing breakfast! I was able to address my concerns about Celiac and they understood. I was also able to substitute bread for Udi’s GF toast! Which made me feel like I wasn’t missing out. Loved it and will go back!!

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly

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  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Not celiac
2 years ago

There is very good service and they have an option to trade bread for gluten free seasoned potatoes.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

We ate at First Watch on Saturday morning for the first time. Luckily there was outdoor seating, as the minute we walked in we were hit by freezing cold temperature - we would've froze outside.I have celiac disease, so I checked the menu online before we went. I saw a few potentially good options, so yay! Before we were seated I asked for the gluten free menu. I was told that they didn't have one available, that I'd need to look it up on my phone. Ok.So we were seated outside, and off to my phone I went to look and see what I wanted to eat. Near impossible. Seriously, try it. I had to find where the gluten free options were and try and match it up to the menu. But all dishes for all locations are listed online and not on the menu. Plus there's a lot of info on-line - was almost impossible to figure out certain things - is there a dressing that is gluten free? Luckily, our waitress hung in there with me as I attempted to find something I could eat, and make it completely gluten free (can I sub potatos for the toast?). The rest of the family ordered their food, too.Coffee was ok. Just ok. My son didn't like the apple juice (odd, he likes most).Food wasn't particularly hot unfortunately, just warm. I liked my food though. I wish I could tell you exactly what I had (omelette of sorts with bacon, cheese, salsa and sour cream dolup on top), but when I just went to check back on the menu online, I can't even find it. I guess I'm finding the online menu confusing.Husband and kids like their food. Guess i need to write my reviews right after I eat next time for more specifics.Anyway - a BIG THANK YOU to First Watch for having gluten free options. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. But PLEASE, could you have a printed menu to order from? We'd love to come back, and hopefully have a bit warmer food (since it seems to be a recurring problem per other reviews).

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac
2 days ago

We walked out after 10 minutes because no one bothered to take our order. Only GF items on the menu were the power bowls.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

Very reliable. Excellent food, Udi's gluten free bread available.

Celiac
2 weeks ago

Been to First Watch on the East Coast, and they were very GF aware. The Troy location, not so much. Ate here once, asked for a GF menu l, and was told to check their website. Not overly confident on the cross contamination procedures as well. I ordered a salad I had had on the East Coast, with the modifications from the last visit. But, I won't be returning too soon.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

Other than eggs or fruit, they only had one breakfast item that was gluten free. I couldn’t even have the gluten free toast because they admitted to using the same toaster. So what’s the point??!!

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I had a vegetarian potato hash with fried eggs and a piece of gluten free toast. It was really good! Sadly they didn’t have a separate toaster but they put it on a dedicated gluten free grill. I’d definitely eat here again!

Celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

The entire kitchen is covered in bread crumbs. Icky and not safe

Celiac
1 month ago

didn’t try the gf toast, only had eggs, hash brown potatoes and bacon. everything was tasty and I didn’t get sick.

Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Be cautious if you have Celiac Disease! While they do serve Udis gluten free bread, they use the same tongs and toaster as the regular bread. I didn't find this out until my 3rd time dining there, even though I mentioned that I have Celiac every time! Other than that, their food is pretty good. Their bowls and omlettes can be made gluten free and are very tasty!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

This is a fantastic place for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! Their staff was very knowledgeable. They assured me that they change gloves and cooked my food in a clean skillet. I had an omelette with greens and a piece of GF bread. They did not toast the bread because they don’t have a way to guarantee that it is safe. I had a very pleasant experience and I will be back. They do have a disclaimer on their menu but I felt safe and did not have a reaction.

Celiac
1 month ago

Staff was great and knowledgeable! Very delish and didn’t get sick!!

Celiac
2 months ago

First time at this newly opened breakfast place. Was a little hesitant to try it since there wasn’t any reviews on it. Glad I tried it! Yum! And I did not get sick! I had the chorizo omelette and it was delicious. I did not get the GF bread, for fear that they would use the same toaster as regular bread. Will definitely be back 😍

2 months ago

Left without eating, very disappointed in the lack of knowledge in staff- including a manager, waiter, and the kitchen staff. Their allergen menu is extensive, but I still got conflicting answers on what was and wasn’t safe for me to eat. I left due to the uncertainty of all of this- fearing I would get sick. Sad because it all looked delicious. They definitely need some education and to make sure they are delivering safe food.

2 months ago

This place offers an Allergen Menu! You just have to ask. It was a wonderful atmosphere! Very friendly! (I have a Wheat allergy only )

2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The food was delicious but I got the Udi's toast and assumed they used a dedicated toaster. I definitely should have asked. I've since found out they do not. I've been sick for days. It says online you can ask them to toast your bread on tin foil on the grill. They need to educate their wait staff better.

Celiac
2 months ago

They have gf bread but toast it in the same toaster as the regular bread

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered the Cobb salad with a side of gf toast. Specified about having celiac and asked if they could not use the same toaster as normal bread and was assured it would be okay. Waited an hour for the food and put it in the Nima and gluten was found. Waited additionally for the new food. Very slow service and lack of knowledge on food safety. Don’t come here if you are sensitive.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

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
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I ate avocado toast on gluten free bread and it was amazing! The staff will do everything that they can to make sure your food is gluten free and you will not get sick. It is a great breakfast and brunch place. I totally recommend it!

Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Waitress didn’t really understand GF. Toast is made on the same toaster as regular bread. Didn’t feel safe

Not celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Food was okay. Eggs Benedict overcooked. Waitress did not know much about gluten free eating. CHEFS DID NOT KNOW IF PRODUCTS WERE GLUTEN FREE. Shared toasters, so gluten free toast is cross contaminated.

Not celiac
2 months ago

There are gluten free things on this menu. However, the staff was not very aware. Given that this place is listed on this app, I thought there might be some GF waffles or pancakes or at least bread for toast. This is not the case.

3 months ago

Celiac aware such that they knew they didn’t have a dedicated toaster and told me. My omelette also came out with an “allergy” tag in it.

Not celiac
3 months 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
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months 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 months 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 months 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
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious, knowledgeable, and decent selection of options!

4 months 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
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Glutened every single visit. I'm done.

Not celiac
4 months ago

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

Not celiac
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Friendly service, tasty food, Usi’s toast.

4 months 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
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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

Celiac
5 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
5 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
5 months ago

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

Celiac
5 months ago

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

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

Celiac
5 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
5 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
6 months ago

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

Celiac
6 months ago

No gf menu. Cross contamination issues

6 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.

6 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.

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