Front Street Cafe

14 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
84% of 13 votes say it's celiac friendly
1253 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

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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-contamination?

— 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 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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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-contamination?

— 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

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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months 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

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


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!
Huevos rancheros
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Not celiac

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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-contamination?

— 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

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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-contamination?

— 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

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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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-contamination?

— 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

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 6 months 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-contamination?

— 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

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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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 1 year ago read full review

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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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 2 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 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 2 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 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 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 5 years ago read full review

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