Front Street Cafe

19 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
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18 ratings

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1253 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
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Celiac

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Review


Food was amazing. And so much to choose from!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 6 days ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Food was fantastic! We went for brunch and got the cauliflower wings in Sriracha sauce, the crab cake sandwich on gf bun with fries, the shrimp and grits and chicken tenders. Server said all sandwiches except for the fried chicken can be made GF. The parking lot listed on their website made parking less stressful.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Lots of GF options, had the breakfast tacos and didn’t have a reaction!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Chicken tenders, crabcake sandwich, vanilla latte
Shrimp and Grits- so good!
Cauliflower wings in Garlic Sriarcha Sauce
Grilled watermelon salad and french fries
Lavender latte in the garden
Garden seating
Chicken and chipotle hash, starring potatoes, mushrooms, butternut squash tossed w a chipotle tomato sauce.
Buffalo cauliflower - a must order!
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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Right off the bat the staff was knowledgable on Celiac and showed me the gluten free items on the menu. Their gf bun was sooo good and I had no doubts about it being gluten free!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Such amazing food and drinks, extremely knowledgeable staff, menu is well-labeled with allergen information, and there’s a lovely outdoor patio!! Can’t wait to come back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I was here for brunch. They took all the precautions to avoid cross contamination. The food was good and didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Good

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Can’t wait to go back for lunch! A regular Philly visitor, went for brunch in September and had the quinoa oatmeal (with house-made granola and oat milk) and it was so good I wanted to go back for it this visit. Only when we got there I realized I wanted to try the lunch menu- with gf buns and gf fries!! Next time!! Also good coffee, friendly staff and clean bathroom! They also offer vegan cheese and oat and almond milk for coffee drinks!

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fantastic extensive gluten free brunch menu!! Ordered breakfast nachos and there is a dedicated fryer for chips and chicken wings. Highly recommend!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Most/All

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 lunch
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great choices. Separate prep area. Food was great.

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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place is DELICIOUS. Dedicated fryers, some of the food like their chicken tenders are already GF whether you want it to be or not. However they do make their whiskey bbq sauce in house and there IS whiskey in it so celiacs beware. They have other sauces that are totally safe and delicious. I’ve been twice for breakfast and will be 100% going back.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Most/All

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing amazing amazing!! Got the harvest salad with chicken. definitely coming back

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great GF options! Most options are GF or can be adjusted to be GF. There is a dedicated fryer and also GF buns for burgers or sandwiches (I believe an extra sur charge)

I always get the chicken tenders and buffalo cauliflower. Also like their burgers and sweet potato fries.

The servers do a great job with dietary restrictions and always ask about allergies before taking orders.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


The best. Their fries are finally GF now too! I love everything on the menu I’ve had. Also a lot of vegan options. I’m here regularly. Love it!!!

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Most of the menu is GF and I haven’t ever gotten sick.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


So delicious! Even the microwaved leftovers were tasty the next day. (I got the salmon.) Have eaten there twice and didn’t get sick. :)

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Top notch! Gluten free food that is delicious in its own right, not just to our adjusted palates with limited options. The eggplant “Parmesan” entree with sunflower ricotta (also DF) is one of the best things I’ve had in years. Well executed, perfectly balanced. Kids enjoyed a curry lentil soup, tenders, and fries. I had a Paloma mock tail that was divine. Dedicated fryer and clearly labeled menu. Also great for dairy free!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Update, June 2022: I eat here all the time now, and it’s always an incredible experience. Knowledgeable, helpful staff, and so many out of this world delicious options. Everything in their fryer is gluten free so you have many options even from the bar foods. Oodles of vegetarian and vegan options, delicious cocktails, great vibes, and covered outdoor seating and bar. What more could you want?

June 2021: I got the breakfast tacos (marked GF on the menu) and they were awesome! The waitress knew what Celiac Disease was and said it would be no problem when I asked if my food could be prepared in a separate area. I can’t wait to come back and try more of their GF options!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Most/All

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 dinner
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Came here twice for breakfast while on vacation and had no reaction. They have a dedicated toaster for GF bread and staff were knowledgeable. Best turkey bacon I’ve ever had!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Front Street is always our go-to for celiac safe dining. They’re always very careful and know how to handle the food properly. Dedicated fryer!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Lovely outdoor garden space. You can call ahead for reservations. I had the grilled watermelon salad with raspberry tahini dressing and GF French fries, which were both excellent!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Most/All

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 vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I’m a sensitive Celiac and have eaten here quite often. Not only do they have many options but their food is amazing! Highly recommend for any meal of the day!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


This food is fantastic, especially the buffalo cauliflower and Mac and cheese.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing experience!! They had so many options, including things that I rarely find, like fried pickles and fried chicken. The waitress said they use a separate fryer for the gluten free items and I did not feel sick at all later. Everything tasted amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything GF was labeled and if it wasn’t GF it could be made GF with substitutions. The entire fryer is GF as well. Great food and great drinks

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I ate here the first time and had a great experience, the chicken fingers were so good. Second time went back and the food was not great. The waitress didn’t seem super knowledgeable about cross contamination but after checking said it was fine and I felt safe and thankfully I didn’t get sick. I will not eat here again after reading others reviews.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It is not celiac friendly. I live in the neighborhood and have given it many many tries. Unfortunately I can report with confidence that it is absolutely not celiac friendly and has made me sick several times.

I have been told conflicting things about the kitchen. Both that there is NOT and there is a dedicated fryer. Also that there is and isn't a dedicated toaster. I know for sure now there is not dedicated kitchen prep areas after a friend who worked here told me the truth. There is cross contamination. I wouldn't consider anything gf on the menu as safe.

Items I have tried:

Chicken tenders

Tostada grain bowl

Buffalo cauliflower chicken

Bagel

Sandwiches

Eggs & bacon

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Fabulous selection of gluten free as well as dairy free options. And delicious!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food and staff are wonderful. I am a sensitive Celiac and have never had an issue here. Some of my favorite dishes are fried mozzarella, chicken fingers and the Mac and cheese! Love this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many items can be made gluten free. Had the chicken tenders with no issues. Fries are gluten free too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Always stop in at Front Street when I’m in Philly - start w the GF Buffalo cauliflower...and then order a second - it’s that good. Great brunch options, locally made kombucha on tap, local ciders, incredible teas and coffee, most items can be made GF

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ridiculously allergy friendly menu. Absolutely awesome. The waiters are knowledgeable and there are a ton of options. I also have a dairy allergy and every time I come here I'm overwhelmed by the number of options (not a common experience for me, post-celiac diagnosis). I'm very sensitive to cross contamination and I've never gotten sick eating here.

The food is great, the service is great, and I've never had a bad experience here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I've eaten here many times and have always had a positive experience. They take gluten-free seriously and I have never had a reaction. Great breakfast and lunch options. Service is always friendly as well.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Truly celiac friendly. Waitress totally understood celiac needs for separate prep area. Even on the small limited late-afternoon pre-dinner menu, there were more than 10 things I could eat. I did not get sick which happens more often than not when trying new places. So deeply grateful for reliable restaurants like this that get it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Fabulous food, super informed staff, lots of great menu choices!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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An awesome place! The food was excellent and there was soooo many options! I had the buffalo cauliflower, Baja fish tacos, Thia vegetable curry... All great choices.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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