Gfree pies and other baked food are baked separately from others. Packaged separately too each morning We had a delicious gfree cherry pie!! They also have gfree bread for sandwiches but I don't think I'd eat there for a meal because the immediate prep area can have cross contamination ... staff is kind and careful. But I don't think the lunch menu is for the extremely gluten sensitive person.
I went in and told the person I had Celiac disease and she told me not to eat there.
Based on the other reviews we were determined to try this place. And determined you must be. The order taker at the counter was very unfriendly and emphatically stated that they were not a gluten free facility. Very much a dine at your own risk type of attitude. She couldn't even force a smile or a friendly tone of voice for us. One of our three diners was not gluten free and ordered a combo with a slice of pie. She couldn't be bothered to tell us that she or someone would give the pie to us right there so after placing our order and taking our seats the slice of pie was deposited on the counter unknown to us while we waited for our name to be called to the pick up counter. Luckily I decided to buy one of their gluten free pies (they only make them small sized that I could tell) so I stood in line again with it where I was informed that the stray piece of pie on the counter may be for our party. She gave the impression that it was a pain for her to bother herself with having to inform my ignorant self of that. When my name was called and I went to pick up the food I saw them handling the sandwiches with their gloved hands when they slid them onto the plate so I asked if clean gloves were used. All three people handling the sandwich sliding said yes they had changed their gloves and again informed me they were not a gluten free facility and there was a chance for cross contamination. At this point I was pretty demoralized. But based on the good reviews ate the food anyways and did not get sick so was happy with that. Hard to place the front counter person's attitude. Mom and uncle thought it was dining while Indian (Michigan Native American) and I hate to say it but I had to agree with them. Either that or the culture of the place is very much against gluten free but if so then why offer it in the first place?
Great gluten free apple pie, bread and cookies. Owner is very knowledgeable and willing to help, even made suggestions for us at home.
Gluten free items: Apple Pie Cherry pie Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies Apple muffin Chocolate Cake
They may be out of stock towards the end of the day so call and ask or place order ahead of time.
Has GF Apple & Cherry pie. Some GF soups, salads, and GF bread for sandwiches. Also serves sourdough bread which most GF people can eat. Other dessert items are GF cake, cream cheese brownies, and cowboy cookie.
This place noted celiac when I mentioned it so that those preparing the food would know. I was told they would also change their gloves. The sandwiches on GF bread we’re fantastic. The cream cheese GF brownie was also great. Very great spot to stop especially if you’re visiting downtown Traverse.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
Grand Traverse Pie Co. is a surprising place to find a gluten free (GF) menu. The staff is very educated and asks if your GF order is due to “preference or allergy.” I usually get a GF sandwich with tomato basil soup, which is excellent. I’ve never been contaminated here. That’s after eating here dozens of times. A great place to grab lunch for takeout or dining in.
This place was awesome, it was like a Panera but better! They have GF bread and specifically asked me if I had an allergy or preference so they could make sure to make my sandwich safely. I got the Manitou Club with chips and it was great, very soft gf bread! They also had GF cookies, brownies and cherry pie! We will definitely return!