GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar

27 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Grilled Cheese, Sandwiches
95% of 22 votes say it's celiac friendly
1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Top Reviews


Celiac

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We’re from out of state and struggled to find food teenagers would like. We had a party of 6 place a takeout order and 6 out of 6 loved their grilled cheeses. I wasn’t a fan of the tomato soup, to me it tasted like pizza sauce. I added creamed cheese to dr it up a little. I would 100% recommend this.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food. Asked about milk allergies because I got vegan cheese. Yummy grilled cheese and I definitely want to come back!

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 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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You can make any grilled cheese gluten free! My 11 yo son (who is gluten sensitive) also got the tomato soup. He reports they are both “good”.

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 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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Grilled Cheese
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Pesto, spinach, basil, tomatoes, mozz, pepper jack
Mac and cheese (i pulled off the crusty bits)
"Create your own" with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, ham & bacon, ranch dressing.
When gf takeover night falls on your bday 😂
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at GCDC Grilled Cheese Bar
Gouda and apple with tater tots and cider
Fig and Prosciutto sandwich with the Cole slaw!
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Celiac

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Excellent menu. My daughter has celiac and had no issues. She had a grilled cheese and said it didn't even taste gf. She loved it! Definitely recommend this restaurant!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 month ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered my own custom grilled cheese (bacon, cheddar/pepper jack cheese, ranch). The taste was spectacular and the gluten free bread wasn't small like the ones you buy in retail. Therefore the meal was a decent size AND filling. I would absolutely go here again.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 2 months ago read full review

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Wonderful, safe restaurant in DC! They told us everything but the side of mac & cheese could be made gluten free. My family ordered mac & cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches and everything was fantastic. We’re pretty sensitive to cross contamination and no one had issues. Note- They told us Rise bakery makes their gluten free bread

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 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac safe. Asked all the questions, for all the good answers. Call if you’re concerned. This was the best grilled cheese and Mac and cheese I’ve ever had. The bread WAS THE SAME SIZE AS THE REGULAR BREAD. IT WAS AMAZING AND THE BEST SANDWICH EVER. the mac and cheese??? A huge bowl and all crispy and burned??? I felt so special and like a real human being eating out. This was honestly such a good experience. Also the pickle was like an entire cucumber?? Such a good surprise.

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 2 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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OUTSTANDING!!!

My partner is coeliac and this is the first place we’ve ever gone where he knew immediately that he didn’t need to worry about anything gluten/cross-contamination related. Plus everything tastes incredible!!

100% the top place to go in DC as a coeliac.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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literally SO GOOD!!! the staff was so incredibly kind and let me watch my food be made (gluten free) cannot rave about this place enough, would be higher than 5 stars if i could! offered gluten free bread options that were just as big as the regular sandwiches. also vegan protein and cheese options as well as gluten free mac and cheese!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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 dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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 3 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Busy place, yet they understood GF protocol needed for safety and the grilled cheese was very good. My to go container had a gf label on it. The tomato basil soup was delicious. I am typically a plain/healthy eater, and they put a lot of cheese on the grilled cheese, so I had to take some off:). But that’s just me. It was delicious and I felt safe eating it and did not get sick at all.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Omg. So good! Great bread, great pasta. Seems very celiac safe

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 3 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great Gluten Free Grilled Cheese. Bread was crispy and stayed together. It was delicious. I have celiac’s and felt great.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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OH MY GOODNESS this was the best grilled cheese I’ve ever eaten. I did the “create your own” and made sure to select gf bread. We sat at the bar and I was able to see the staff making the sandwiches. I saw when our order came up and noted that the woman making mine changed her gloves before she started.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Quick friendly service and my son and I who both have Celiac felt great after eating here.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious grilled cheese! Ordered online and had the option to select gluten free bread and mark items with gluten allergy. Food container came out with gluten free sticker as well.

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Most of the menu can be made GF. Super yummy, quick lunch.

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 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious!!! Grilled cheese I’ve had in my 6 years being diagnosed celiac.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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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Great food, great gluten free bread. I told them I was celiac and they took it very seriously. Will definitely be back.

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 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was great! They can make just about everything gluten free. I had a grilled cheese and my fiancé and I shared the buffalo chicken Mac n cheese. Soooo good! Idk what was better!

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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It’s so good. And very affordable.

I’ve been in dc a month and I’ve been 4 times.

Only downside, which is kind of a good thing, is that gf takes a bit longer because they take time to make sure it’s safe. But still, so so soooo good.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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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Wonderful place! Staff was excellent and they prepare everything in a separate area so no cross contamination. My food was yummy and no sickness whatsoever!! I’d go back!

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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My daughter and I were very happy with this restaurant's food. We each ate a delicious grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup while there and ordered a mac and cheese to go for our dinner. Deeeeelicious!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff was lovely. Extremely knowledgeable, made grilled cheese is separate tray, changed gloves to handle it, etc. Have gf fryer for tater tots. Was delicious as well. Would definitely recommend it whether gluten free or not. Based on two visits.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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All grilled cheeses and quesadillas can be made gf. As soon as I told the waitress I had celiac she immediately assured me of the methods the kitchen used to insure no cross contamination. Food was delicious and I didn’t feel sick! Highly recommend for both gf and regular eaters.

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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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They are inconsistent with preventing cross contamination. Although the food was amazing I got very sick and had to stop everyone I was with and go home.

Do not go. It isn’t worth the risk!!

I got glutened here even though the employee told me it was gluten free and that they had procedures to stop cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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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One of the best GF places ever. Everything was gluten free Except Mac and cheese including tater tots. I was in heaven. My son and I with celiac feasted.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place was cheesy and delicious! You can get basically anything on the menu gluten free (minus the lobster and Mac and cheese). The grilled cheese sandwich was fantastic, the bread stayed together and wasn’t flimsy at all. I ordered the bacon jalapeño popper and it was amazing. The tomato soup was so delicious and the tots were crispy and scrumptious! The wait staff was very knowledgeable and there is even gluten free beer! Totally a must in dc and will be returning.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Food was fine. Staff were lovely. Didn't get glutened.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Overpriced and rude staff. Not worth the trip for something I can make better at home.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious gf grilled cheese and tater tots!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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At here yesterday. They are very aware of celiac needs. Sandwich was yummy and potato tots are gf too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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*edit to add I got sick anyway*

So, the food itself was delicious. Knowledgeable about CC and dedicated fryer for the tots.

But, they charge you an extra $1.50 for literally half the sandwich that my gluten eating friends got. And it's already a $13 grilled cheese in the first place. If you go here skip the sandwich and just go with the loaded tots or something.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food!! Perfect crispy tater tots. Unusual or more classic grilled cheese depending on your preference. I recommend the fig goat cheese and prosciutto. It was amazing. Staff knew exactly what to do. 3 celiacs did not get sick!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great little place! Grilled cheese sandwiches with a twist, a delicious twist. I got the grilled cheese burger - ground beef, pickles, tomato, and LOTS of cheese on gf bread with tator tots. Separate oven. Separate utensils. One employee handled everything. It was awesome. And the sandwiches were HUGE; I couldn't finish all of mine. Definitely loved them! Everything is available gf except the mac 'n' cheese and anything with lobster (since that's breaded). Today, the poutine tots were not gf because of a mix-up with a supplier who sent the wrong soy sauce - but the waitress told us that immediately and without missing a beat.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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After all the positive reviews I was so excited to try it out with my two celiac kids. It wasn’t busy when we were there. The staff was very knowledgeable. The food tasted great but unfortunately we all got sick. All three of us who are celiac are experiencing gluten exposure symptoms. We definitely got cross contamination.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Good food, many choices. The cashier wasn't very helpful, but luckily I checked the menu in advance.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gf grilled cheese is amazing and the tater tots are the perfect balance of yummy!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Perfect for a quick but tasty lunch. The buffalo chicken grilled cheese was amazing. Most of the menu candidates be done gf and they have a separate prep space.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing! Knowledgable and kind staff and the sandwiches were delicious! My family of 4 really enjoyed eating here on vacation July 2018 and my son mentions the sandwich he had here often. Wants to visit DC again to be able to eat here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable, lots of gluten free options, and so delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place was excellent! Everything on their menu can be modified for gluten free except the Mac and cheese. They don’t even have a fryer so cc as far as that goes is not a concern. The bread was so good my daughter double checked it was gf! A manager came right over to us and ensured us it was and also offered her some gf mini chocolate cakes free of charge. We were really impressed. Great food in a great location

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Grilled cheese were amazing! I was nervous of cross contamination but I was fine!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing grilled cheese sandwiches, and they say they are familiar with cross contamination!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Good food and a great place for trusted GF meals! Owner and servers are very aware of need for truly GF food and take all precautions to prevent cross-contamination. Most menu items are available as GF, just ask the server. As a bonus, Tuesday evenings are completely GF - all gluten-containing items are removed for the evening. It’s a very popular spot for GF get-togethers. Highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate here with my son who has celiac and is super sensitive, and he had no issues. Big win for on-the-road eating!!! So far it’s one of his favorite things about DC ☺

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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