French Meadow Bakery & Café (Closed)

52% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly

4300 Glumack Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111 Directions

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Celiac
2 months ago

Server seemed a little hesitant which scarred me, the service was mediocre in general. Got the salmon benedict which was prettu good, just very small. Very sensitive celiac and did not appear to get sick. Make sure to go over evrrything thoroughly with them

Celiac
11 months ago

Great fish tacos and many salad options

Celiac
1 year ago

Really the only place we found gf good. The grill side has gf bread. We had good burgers.

Gluten Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Fried Chicken
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Waffles

Categories

  • At the Airport
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Seafood
  • Vegan Friendly

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Grass feed beef burger 🍔 on gf bread 🍞
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Celiac
1 year ago

Menu has gf items marked. Li told the waitress I had Celiacs and could not have gluten. She seemed to understand. Brought my soup with regular bread sitting on the edge. She was overloaded and seemed tired. She apologized, but given the understaffing, I decided to move on without taking the risk of contamination.

Celiac
1 year ago

No RANCH dressing? Outrageous! However, our food was hot , tasty and quickly served. GF on the run is important!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

June 28, 2018. My second review is for the chain at MSP, but this time in the main concorse near the entry to the E and C terminals. We ate off the main menu and sat in the bar. No GF beer. The restaurant has several GF options without any modification. No GF buns for a burger. I had a Cobb salad and was quite happy with the taste, portion, and service. I would eat at this location again, but maybe not the one in my second review (below). This is for the shop in the F terminal of MSP. It was highly recommended. Have GF bread. Good tasting food. Cross-contamination is an issue here. Easy to see it happening. at grill Hard to draw attention to it and stop them. New to Celiac diagnosis. Hopefully this won't be an issue.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Was not a fan of the Mac and cheese. Salad was not great either.

Celiac
2 years ago

I got GF bread but it was still frozen.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food for the GF crowd. Very knowledgeable and willing to help choose what is GF.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Grilled Rachel sandwich on gluten-free bread. Yum. Well cared for in GF preparation

Not celiac
2 years ago

Very good food. Gluten free options including sandwiches! One of the best GF options in the MSP airport.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Has gluten free baked goods in with regular baked goods.

Not celiac
2 years ago

Very gf friendly. Bakery case had gf bagels, brownies and lemon bars. The menu for the sit down restaurant did not note gf items but the server said they had gf toast and was able to tell me which items were gf, which included standard brkfst items. Food was very good.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

asked if they had a gf menu, answer was a rude no. Asked if they had any options that could be gf, she said we could toast if they needed to. rude waitress!

Not celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Not a huge GF menu, but I think it's the only GF offering in the entire MSP terminal 1 at the airport.

Celiac
3 years ago

NOT celiac safe .... they used shared equipment

Celiac
3 years ago

My breakfast was good but there is no gluten free menu so you still have to ask all your standard questions. No gf waffles and pancakes as noted

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place! Wish they were close to my home! Lots of gluten free options!!

Celiac
4 years ago

No more gluten free menu. you can just pick things off their standard menu that are naturally gluten free.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Everything is gluten free in the breakfast menu except for the quesadilla.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I have Celiac Disease. I’ve eaten here three times in the last year. Each time I’ve had digestive reactions to their food. I thought maybe it was something else but today confirmed that it was the restaurant. I went to the restaurant on any empty stomach. I had asked for the “gluten free salmon eggs Benedict”, coffee, water and orange juice. I believe there is something in the hollandaise sauce since there was only spinach, salmon and a salad.

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Terrible place to eat as a celiac - watched worker move gluten and GLUTEN FREE items around in bakery case. Watched as gluten cupcake fell on top of GF cupcake and kept right on going. They had gluten free bakery items located under gluten items. Told waitress about what I experienced and soon manager and asst manager came by to talk to me. The asst manager told me that cross contamination happens constantly and he felt not really safe to eat there. I did offer my expertise to the manager on how to be more celiac friendly (gave him email and cell) but apparently not interested in “bettering” the place. No going back EVER ...

Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Well, another one bites the dust. After being told initially a couple years back that they were celiac friendly as long as you inform server, I was told by a manager recently that this is no longer so. They simply cannot control cross contamination in the kitchen, so celiacs are not guaranteed to be safe there anymore. I did indeed have a few mystery mishaps that I never figured out, and looking back, I can now see it would have been breakfasts I ate there (even WITH being super clear with server, and being told I’d be fine!). Such a bummer, but I can’t recommend to celiacs!

Celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I made sure to ask the waitress all of the questions and she seemed more interested in closing than answering my questions truthfully. I felt like she just said yes to get me to order food. It was good food, but I definitely got sick from it.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Waitress was very kind and told the kitchen it was for medical gluten free needs. She assured us she talked to the kitchen staff and the staff is very dedicated to accommodating allergies of any kind. Great experience, great food! We had breakfast and shared the huevos rancheros, cornmeal fruit pancake and Cajun hash browns. All awesome choices!!

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They advertise that they are gluten free but are not!! I got very sick eating here! Stay away!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Incredible food! Ordered the quiche Lorraine, hash browns and gluten free toast. The quiche has a potato crust and was savory and delicious. I have celiac and felt totally safe here. Staff knowledgeable and accommodating. 10/10 would go again!

Celiac
1 year ago

Gluten free option at the airport! I got chicken wild rice soup with gluten free bread!

Celiac
1 year ago

Located in front of concourse E, contrary to the location listed😊

Celiac
1 year ago

Found a large piece of plastic in my salad!!!

Celiac
1 year ago

Staff was great just ask questions.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

the staff was so helpful!! go to gluten free stop—literally everything on the menu is gluten free or can be prepared gf!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Tons of GF options all clearly marked on the menu and the server was very knowledgeable of the menu. The food is all organic, fresh, and 100 percent delicious! The zen salad was phenomenal! So many different flavors that paired perfectly together. They also have GF pastries that actually taste good. I highly recommend this place.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

NOT Celiac friendly. Host rolled his eyes when we asked if they had a GF menu. Waitress was clueless. Manager said they don't prepare separately and suggested the Minneapolis location instead. Edit: Jonathan, do you work there? If so, your post says everything. I posted my review on an app for others looking for GF food as a warning. Why are you here? And no, my nose wasn't pointed in the air - why would I be proud or snobby to have a severely limited diet?

Celiac
1 year ago

Delicious and so many options!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I called ahead chef was helpful. Wait staff was not so even though I explained I had called ahead. I was glutened.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing Food SEVERAL GF choices. Great service. FYI Parking in the alley ; )

2 years ago

Very tasty. Lots of organic options that are gluten-free: salads, bagels, brownies, bread, grass-fed burgers, chicken sandwich, soup, etc. Vegan options too.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great options for all meals, but breakfast is my favorite! High quality ingredients and staff is knowledgeable.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Called to see what was available. The person who answered the phone had a attitude and said " it's not like we have a gluten free certified kitchen or anything." Being celiac I would say stay away. This is for the trendy gluten free people.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Among the best breakfasts I've ever had. The GF corn and blueberry pancake was eons beyond the typical mass-market pancakes served elsewhere. The GF toast was a honey multi seed bread, and they knew to serve it without butter (to avoid CC) without my even asking. Even a homemade GF Mac and cheese on the kids menu...my daughter was in heaven! We'll be dreaming of this place from now on. Also, we were too full for the bakery case, but I counted 19 GF options, including some beautiful cakes.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

They are very knowledgeable about what you can and cannot have. Also everything is clearly marked on the menu. There is a fair number of GF options.

Celiac
3 years ago

Have had no problem at this location with cross contamination.

3 years ago

Sorry celiacs this location isn't for you, they make GF and regular flour dishes in the same kitchen! Crazy right? I mean who would dedicate an entire space in their kitchen for 1% of their customers. If they rolled their eyes at you it's probably because you started out with your nose pointed towards the ceiling when you asked for the gluten free menu.

4 years ago

Good gluten free cajun hashbrowns. The bakery selection is good. The poppyseed muffin I had was okay, but definitely gluten free tasting. Chai tea was nice. I will come back again to try more.

5 years ago

Love the location in Minneapolis so I'm very happy they are now in St. Paul! Delicious food and great gluten free food (including desserts, breads, etc.) options!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great food!

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