Food for Thought

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 118 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 6 more
95% of 93 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1647 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Directions

(757) 645-4665
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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    Excellent service, tasty gluten-free options and exceptionally friendly staff.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    I got the Thai noodles and it was delicious!!! There was so much food I got a doggie bag for it. They do not have breakfast just lunch and dinner. There’s a multi page gluten free menu and there’s gf rolls they bring to the table.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Ate here a couple of times while on vacation. LOVE IT! Extensive options for gluten free. Bread brought to the table! (If you want more, its $1 a roll, which I think is totally reasonable). Our food was delicious both times. I had the Caprese appetizer, as did my daughter. We both loved it. I had the chicken both nights (one night did the combo of Cilantro Lime and Jamaican jerk, and the next time had just the Cilantro Lime). Lots of side item choices. My daughter had the burger...I tasted the bun and it was good! Had the chocolate dessert one night which was also delicious. Knowledgeable staff and fantastic service. I wish we had a place like this close to home.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Extensive GF menu, carefully prepared. Very knowledgeable wait staff (and hostess!!!)... GF bread served ($1 if you want more bread- worth it!)... Manager came out and discussed GF/Celiac procedures with us. Not only was it safe but DELICIOUS! Even ended the meal with dessert (several to choose from)....

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    My Celiac daughter was thrilled to have a gluten free menu that flipped. The food and service was excellent.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    We loved his place! They have a gluten free menu with many choices. As we sat down and mentioned that I am gluten free, the waiter immediately requested a gluten free roll on his iPad. It was warm and delicious. They offered butter and dairy free margarine which was great. Everything about this place is wonderful, food, atmosphere and staff. The staff all seem to enjoy working there and speak highly of the owner who is often on-site. The GF flourless chocolate cake was delicious and the presentation was lovely. We absolutely loved our waiter Ian and will be sure to return!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Food For Thought is a great restaurant. they have an entire gluten free menu to include appetizers and desert ootions. the owner even came out to talk to us. they are very celiac awareness, and the food was amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Gluten free bread to start, can't beat that. They made my daughter a grilled cheese and gluten free fries (they had to bake them, no dedicated fryer) and she was so happy. The waiter was very attentive and made sure the meal was safe. Excellent!

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    Gluten free menu. Friendly staff. A great find!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    Fantastic options for Gf. Wait staff very knowledgeable. Fun vibe to the meal experience.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    8 months ago

    Omelette was okay I think it had cheese sauce rather then cheese in it. Wasn't too impressed. Parking is an issue lots of warnings about getting towed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    They had a lot of gluten free options, we're very knowledgeable, and even had gluten free dinner rolls. We were traveling and actually ate here twice in a row because the food was so good, there were so many options, and best of all it was safe for me!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    They had a gluten free menu. We had gluten free dinner rolls. I had the eggplant Parmesan gluten free and dairy free. They actually had a raspberry hazelnut torte that was gluten free and vegan. When one is both gluten and dairy free there is never dessert. My kids had gluten free Mac and cheese, not something we find very often. My food was delicious, good service and dessert!!

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    5 rating
    11 months ago

    This place is definitely a must try. They have their own gluten-free menu. Served me a warm and tasty dinner roll wrapped in foil. I was undecided so I ordered the combo jerk chicken with mango salsa and the cilantro lime chicken. They both were excellent but I have to say my favorite was the cilantro lime chicken it was outstanding, with mashed red potatoes and grilled zucchini. The owner (a nice professional looking gentlemen) came out and introduced himself and invited us to come back for breakfast. The food was hot, the service was quick and overall it was a very pleasant experience. Enjoy!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The food here is always great. Yesterday was my first visit after becoming allergic to gluten. The server offered a GF menu right away with many options and even brought me a GF roll. I had the shrimp and grits and definitely enjoyed it. Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent!!! It was a wonderful treat to have a healthy, well-rounded, and delicious meal in a touristy area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Attentive staff regarding celiac needs and other allergies. Delicious food!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    EXCELLENT! I have multiple food sensitivities (gluten and nightshades), and all levels of staff took them seriously. A manager sat down with me to discuss what they could do to accommodate me. She even brought one of the recipes out so I could double-check the ingredients! The gluten-free rolls arrived warm and toasty, in individual foil wrap to prevent cross-contamination. I highly recommend the Roasted Beet Salad. We ate dinner there 3 times on our vacation because the food was so good and they were so attentive. Can't wait to go back the next time we're in Williamsburg!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    staff and manager we're Amazing and very knowledgeable! the food was very good and fresh. Didn't have room for dessert but was so excited to see they actually had gf options. Will be going back again.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The ribs are fantastic! They have a gluten free menu with actual variety, amazing desserts, and they bring you a gluten free roll, wrapped in foil, with real butter. Amazing.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Great gf menu. Very careful. Owner has celiac. Great food for all.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    The gluten free menu has many options

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The waitress and manager were so very careful with my order! As I was perusing the gf menu they brought me a gf roll wrapped in foil and nice and hot! Lots of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    It's a great place to eat if your looking for a gluten free/celiac friendly place to eat. The gluten free roll was one of the softest I have ever seen. I was with my non gluten free/ celiac parents and they said they enjoyed the non gluten free food. I would recommend eating here if your in the area.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We ate lunch here and within 30 minutes I was having some gluten reaction issues. I can't be sure if it was this restaurant and food, but eat at your own risk.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Entire GF menu. So many options. High quality ingredients. Lots of kid options. Casual dining with excellent service. Definitely recommend for anyone staying in Williamsburg area and looking for a GF meal. Oh and incredibly fast food service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Just AMAZING! Such a comfortable dining experience for people with Celiac Disease! Entire waitstaff insanely friendly and knowledgeable about gluten free. I had zero worries here. What a relief. This place is an hour drive for me and I would make it anytime in a heartbeat for the amazing food and service. I'm drooling now thinking of the filet mignon....creme brûlée! Need to go back nowwww!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    They understand Celiac needs. Separate menu, waitress made sure I knew what was on the table that wasn't GF, she even stopped the server bringing non GF appetizer & told him I couldn't have it. GF warm roll brought to me wrapped in foil. Well done & food is good! Second time eating there.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wow, this place was amazing! Was packed, but they got us in within a half hour. They have a separate gluten-free menu with many options. I had the "Stick to your Ribs" pork ribs, which was fabulous. Added quality touches: a warm gluten-free roll (!!) and gluten-free beer (!!!). A caveat for the beer -- it was Omission Lager, which is gluten-removed and not certified gluten-free. Very tasty, though. We were just visiting Williamsburg for a few days but it would be worth it to come back just for this place. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Will be making a trip back to Williamsburg just so my non Celiac husband can try the food! Best options, best food and best service I have had in my 15 years gluten free as a Celiac! The shrimp and grits are phenomenal!! And to be served a hot roll beforehand was awesome! Desert was a slice of heaven! (chocolate torte) The level of attention by our waiter just made the meal. Just an all around GREAT dining experience!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely Amazing!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Best restaurant that I have been to in a long time. Came down to Great Wolf from NY and I wish I would have known about this place sooner!! If you can get Nicholas as your server, that's a bonus!! Great service and catered to my son's celiacs disease.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This is one of the best places I have eaten since finding out about my gluten allergy. Gluten free menu and informed waiters. I had a great grilled chicken sandwich and fresh side salad. But the cherry on top, for me, was a warmed up GF roll with butter.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious food, numerous gf options! Knowledgeable staff, menu well marked. Stopped here while on vacation, wish there was one in my hometown!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is my favorite gluten free friendly restaurant! The staff is very knowledgeable and very personable.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Super helpful staff and the manager reviews each order to make sure it is actually gluten free. Delicious food and they even bake gluten free dinner rolls to serve in place of bread before your meal.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fantastic! My 10 year old daughter is soy free and a celiac. They were great and she had a wonderful safe meal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Super gf for dinner breakfast and lunch Super staff assistance and the manager extremely open to menu and food suggestions!!! 5 star for Celiacs!!!!!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Well educated, friendly staff. Sides were excellent, as was the GF roll. Ribs were ok.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Ordered a flavorful cilantro lime chicken without the bun and substituted grilled zucchini for the fries since fries are shared in the same oil as items with gluten. A delicious gluten-free dinner roll was provided before the meal. $1 extra for an extra roll. Oh well. Loved the conversation-starter cards on the table. Customer service - superb.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    large gf menu that includes appetizers and desserts. knowledgeable, friendly and courteous staff. dined there on vacation. popular local restaurant, so be prepared to wait for a table, even at 8:30 on a wednesday night in august

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Delicious food with many gluten-free options-including dessert!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    My Celiac son loved his gf rolls and chicken mac n cheese. The family loved their choices and I had the best meal ever-crab cake over spinach stuffed portabella mushroom with cheesy grits!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing experience! GF hot bread rolls are brought to your table instead of the gluten-filled cornbread. Menu is HUGE. I had the lime cilantro chicken and the kids had ribs and pasta. Very good experience and staff was very knowledgable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    we were here visiting Colonial Williamsburg we were interested in eating some authentic Southern food and food for thought as has the most delicious ribs. it's enough for two people and it's an excellent taste with barbecue sauce on the side and they give you gluten-free rolls and they're very gluten-free conscious I give them a two thumbs up if you did for the first time let them know and I'll give you a 10% off coupon for your next visit. The service was excellent we were in a hurry because we were going to a ghost walk in the evening and they accommodated us we had a service animal they accommodated us no questions asked and it's an amazing place and I highly recommend it. If you're in Williamsburg have dinner or lunch there and you'll be you'll be so grateful. The prices are great too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I loved this restaurant last year before I was Diagnosed with celiac so I was so happy that they have so many GF options!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Meal began with us being served regular bread and my 12yo w/ Celiac receiving an individual plate with a warmed gf roll on it. It was brought by a different person wearing gloves. My daughter had a burger, no bun, mashed potatoes along with apple juice and the raspberry tort for dessert. Everything, all our meals, we delicious. Staff was friendly and courteous and knowledgeable about cross contamination. When waitress didn't know, she asked the manager. Expect a wait or call an hour ahead. Worth the wait for a meal that's safe! This was yesterday and she's had no reaction 😊

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I'm not sure why this is not higher rated. We go EVERY single time we are in/near Williamsburg, sometimes twice. The shrimp and grits are amazing. My super-sensitive celiac daughter has never gotten sick here (I have celiac too and no issues).

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    awesome GF food!! even a bread roll while you wait for dinner. fantastic GF desserts not ice-cream thankfully I had raspberry hazelnut tort, to die for! service was excellent thanks Zack!

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    3 rating
    2 years ago

    We have eaten here many times. The food is great and they have been very attentive to the needs of celiac disease. Tonight the waiter forgot to tag the item as gluten free and my daughter was served a gluten version of her dish. He came over when we were almost done and said he forgot. The manager was very apologetic and asked what they could do to help medically but really there is nothing you can do. Very disappointing given how great they have been in the past.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 9 pm
Saturday
8 am - 11 am, 11:30 am - 9 pm
Sunday
8 am - 11 am, 11:45 am - 9 pm

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