Gulu-Gulu Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 28 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Wraps, Pies + 9 more
63% of 19 votes say it's Celiac friendly

247 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970 Directions

(978) 740-8882
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    Not celiac
    1 rating
    4 weeks ago

    They sort of have GF options... Huge risk of CC or worse, stated by the server and host. Ordered coffees and they never came.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    If you have Celiacs there is nothing for you here unfortunately. My boyfriend’s Bloody Mary was really good though!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    This place is as Celiac friendly as any place with a shared kitchen can be. Each diner needs to take their own sensitivity into account, but we had a good experience all around for our Celiac family of four. Husband got a breakfast sandwich on the GF English muffin. I had the English muffin with butter and jelly. Daughter got a strawberry Nutella crepe and was so full she couldn’t finish it! My mocha with almond milk was well prepped and they were patient dolls with my slightly crazy toddler who would not sit in a high chair. They did clarify with us the risk of cross contamination, which I appreciated. Our non-GF friend we met with had a savory breakfast crepe that was more than enough for two people. Good place all around for a late breakfast or lunch with a mixed group of people.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    While they have GF options, the server told me that they are NOT prepared separately and are not safe for Celiacs. If you have NCGS, it may be a good option, but it was a no go or me!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Gluten-free crepes and bread for their breakfast sandwiches. I ordered a breakfast sandwich on their gluten-free English muffins. They asked about my cross-contamination preference when I ordered, so I was assured they we're cooking on a clean surface.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I would not recommend this place. Service was terrible and the gf bread is awful.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    They take every precaution possible with regards to cross contamination. I had a turkey and mozzarella sandwich with their gluten free bread and it was delicious. Went back the next day for lunch again during my 4 day stay in Salem. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food and good atmosphere. They do tell you that they don't use a dedicate surface for cooking but they do clean the surface after each use. They are very upfront and helpful. They have a lot of options for gluten free breakfast.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Not very celiac friendly. The crepes are advertised as gf but they use the same press as other food items with gluten. Plus their gf wraps suck

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Not Celiac Friendly.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    The place is very cool. I just have a wheat sensitivity, so I didn't have any issues with my breakfast crepe. It was awesome. The coffee was great. It's a cool location. They also have a full bar there too, so it's not just for breakfast.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing food, great helpful staff. They offer "glutenless" because of cross contamination that could happen. Will eat here again, had the crepes and wow.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Delicious gf crepe with mushrooms, red pepper and goat cheese. Also really liked the strong iced coffee- didn't get watered down with ice. Not sure if cc is an issue with the crepes, but no problems yet!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    No more gluten free pies 😿! The gluten free creeps are not prepared in a safe way to prevent cross contamination.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Happy gluten free wraps! Updated to say that they changed the wrap, and it's much better now. The old ones could be hard/chewy, but the new one is excellent!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    My Favorite place in Salem!!! They have A-Mazing GF Crepes and the BEST coffee in the area!

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    Some gluten free options. Ceiliac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Gluten free crapes and wraps !

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Great gluten/dairy free option. The GF wraps they use are Maria and Ricardo GF tortillas. I usually end up ditching the wrap/bread as most are terrible, but these were excellent. And it was all wrapped around the best chicken salad I've ever had. My husband and both kids (non-GF) all loved their meals and said they wished we lived closer to come back. The dairy free smoothies were awesome. The only disappointment was the chai. Oh well, can't win them all.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    I don't mind the chaotic atmosphere others have mentioned. It's all part of their charm. Bottom line is, in terms of GF, they get it, and there are lots of options. And I'm thankful

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    The roast beef and Swiss on GF wrap was delicious! Wish we lived closer.. We'd be here everyday!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    5 years ago

    we waited for a table even though there were tables available. we sat down and before we ordered anything at all the hostess told us there was a food wait of 40 minutes. We decided we'd have drinks but they didn't have a full bar. Ordered coffee but it was cold after waiting for the waitress to bring sugar. The only up side was the waitress knew what gluten free meant.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    gf/vegan options

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pies
  • Wraps

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Catering
  • Dairy-Free
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
8 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 12 am
Wednesday
12 am - 1 am, 8 am - 12 am
Thursday
12 am - 1 am, 8 am - 12 am
Friday
12 am - 1 am, 8 am - 12 am
Saturday
12 am - 1 am, 8 am - 12 am
Sunday
12 am - 1 am, 8 am - 11 pm
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