Hark! Cafe

24 recent ratings
$ • Cafe, Bakery
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Bread/Buns, Cider, Cookies, Dessert, Sandwiches, Scones
430 N 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
From the owner

Hark! Cafe is a 100% GF & vegan coffee shop serving seasonal baked items, a full espresso program and house-made bagels.

On safety—Our kitchen is fully gluten free. All our ingredients are sourced free from cross contamination during processing.

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Celiac

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Absolutely worth the cost! Definitely get the brown sugar cinnamon pop tart. It's the best I've ever had. The coffee wasn't bad. Bagels were inspiring.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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While I wish they had hot bagel sandwiches, or even bagels just for eat in, the quiche and pastries were very good.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Toaster pastry was ok. Latte was ok. Not much to choose from and we were the only ones there at8:30 A.M.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Sandwiches
  • Scones

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dedicated Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Plant Based
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
Information contained in this listing is based on reports by the community. Please verify all information directly with the establishment.

From the owner


Hark! Cafe's kitchen is dedicated celiac safe and gluten free. We bake everything fresh, from scratch, in-house. At this time we no longer serve food cooked to order from the kitchen, only what's available in the case. Some items contain allergens (soy, tree nuts, coconut, peanuts, sesame) but we do our best to offer a variety of allergen-friendly options and strive to prevent cross contamination in the kitchen. Anyone with a severe allergy or intolerance should alert our baristas so they can offer more specific information about avoiding potential allergens.

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Gluten-Free at Hark! Cafe
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Gluten-Free at Hark! Cafe
Texture and flavor were terrible.
Description says the pancakes are fluffy...clearly not.
Pancakes. Flat and undercooked.
Cinnamon Raisin Bagel and Plain Cream Cheese
Oatmeal Cookie and French Toast Ice Cream Sandwich
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Celiac

We never got a chance to even try the food. We were denied service for our vaccination status, because we don't carry our cards and we have kids who aren't vaccinated with us. SUPER DISAPPOINTED!

1 year ago

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Gluten Sensitive

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My partner and I stopped here twice in our 3 day trip to the cities because the food was so so good. It’s always nice to be able to order whatever you want at a restaurant without worrying about getting sick. I was partial to the chocolate and vanilla crème sandwich—I have a big sweet tooth and it just hit the spot. I ordered focaccia the second time visiting, and it was also amazing. Not to mention the atmosphere of the cafe is super cozy, and it wasn’t very busy either times we went there, so we felt very comfortable just sitting by the window and chatting for a while. I don’t think I’ll ever go to Minneapolis without stopping at Hark again. If you’re a sweets junkie like me, you won’t be disappointed.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 7 months ago read full review

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This place was ok. I appreciated that it was all gluten free. The coffee drink I had as well as the pop tarts were really good. I tried a couple other things that weren’t stellar. I was a bit disappointed that these weren’t any real breakfast options. The bagels are only sold in frozen packages and there weren’t any other food items besides cookies and pop tarts. I would probably return for the pop tarts but look elsewhere if I wanted more to eat.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very cute establishment with lots of options! Everything is GF and theres poptarts, cheescake, focaccia, coffee and THC drinks to name a few things. Some downsides: the bagels are frozen only and then dont warm them for you or have toppings, there is no almondmilk (only soy, coconut or oatmilk).

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 keto
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Quite good and to know everything was GF was great! No longer do sandwiches but my muffin was delicious and husband loved his pop tart as well. Great coffee!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Stopped at Hark! For the first time today. I ordered a brown sugar toaster pastry, Rocco is bread and a 4 pack of bagels to go. Also got the Blood Orange Ice Tea. The toaster pastry was AMAZING! So flaky and delicious. Can’t wait to try the rest.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 soy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This is a very nice bakery and coffee shop, but they no longer have a kitchen. Sadly, you will need to find another option if you are looking for lunch.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They had way less items than I was expecting. It was basically just a bakery, and for some reason I thought it was a place where you order food (not the case). I got an oatmeal sandwich thing and a thing of everything bagels. both were really good though

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Dedicated GF and vegan cafe with a nicely appointed bakery case. All made from scratch

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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The food is delicious! The staff is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Even though it is a dedicated gluten-free facility and also a dedicated Vegan facility, my options were limited because I am also allergic to coconut. I had the gumbo and it was amazing with just the right amount of spice.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Went October 2022! It was great and i loved having options. My friend group had a lot of restrictions so it was an option for everyone. A bit pricey and my bagel was quite small but I had a delicious scone.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Overall, we had a good experience here! We probably wouldn’t come back for the food, but the drinks and pastries we would absolutely return for. We ordered the flat bread and panelle fries. They were fine, just nothing special. The cocktails (specifically the dead of night and the sazerac) were amazing! We also split a pumpkin cheesecake and a chocolate vanilla crème sandwich, which also were wonderful. The service was fast and the staff were friendly. :) The pastries and food were a little pricey, but it is a non-tipping establishment as they automatically add a surcharge to each order. The drinks were well priced.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Unfortunately, this was the absolute worst dining experience I’ve had since being diagnosed 3.5 years ago. The food was terrible. The pancakes are described as fluffy. They were flat and doughy which I’m not sure how that’s possible since they were so thin. We left more than half our food on our plates. The frittata was terrible too. The bakery items looked so good but had obviously been refrigerated as they were very cold. I hate to leave negative reviews but this was awful. I uploaded pictures.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Meh

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I dined at Hark twice during my work trip to Minneapolis and appreciated that the whole restaurant is gf (and vegan). I tried the jambalaya, summer grits, panelle fries, and arancini, all of which was very good (especially the grits). I also tried their “poptarts”, which were so good I went back and got more to take with me. Cute place either to be with friends or to bring a laptop/book. Only complaint is their rather restrictive hours - definitely check the days/times they’re open before heading over.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Decent options for brunch. Bagel sandwiches were small, but tasty. Really liked the tart we tried. The quiche wasn’t very good

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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A lot of variety of options for gluten free and vegan making ordering stress free! Bakery items were a hit among the whole family (including those without celiac). Was disappointed that cinnamon rolls are only sold in winter. Some of the food was just okay like the cream cheese on the bagel and seasoning on some of the food but overall great texture for being gluten free and good selection.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • 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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super good! i got an omelet and i i didn’t have any reaction and i’m very sensitive to cross contamination

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Hark is always a pleasure. Best in the city, arguably better than soft fare i say. And anyone who gives negative reviews because they require vaccination status is just a delusional idiot and should have their review taken down because clearly they didn’t even eat here they just wanted to harass an innocent small business. Their toaster pastries are my particular favorite. We love you Hark <3

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So delicious! The chickpea fritter sandwich was unreal. And great desserts

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Love everything I’ve ever had from here. Everything is gf & vegan & DELICIOUS!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is gf. The cold brew was tasty. I ordered the vegan chicken and waffle not knowing exactly what to expect. However, it was spectacular. Possibly some of the best chicken and waffles I’ve ever had.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Gluten free and vegan restaurant! Bagels were a bit dense and salty but giving it 5 stars still because it was a good experience overall. Their pastries and flavors are great!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Terrible service - below average

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The grits with heirloom tomatoes, kale and pears were fantastic!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This is a 100% GF and vegan cafe. I had an oat milk latte and strawberry rhubarb scone that were amazing. The scone was on par with GF pastries I’ve had in Paris.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Completely gluten free and vegan cafe. The food was average. I got a bagel sandwich and my partner got jambalaya. His was pretty much just rice which was a bit odd. My bagel was fine but not the best GF bagel I've had.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We go here every two weeks or so. It’s great because I’m celiac and my partner is vegan so we can quite literally get anything off the menu. It’s great for sweets and the bagels are nearly perfect. The only real “meh” thing is they usually offer an absurd amount of preserved citrus or rhubarb items. They seem to prefer bitter-heavy flavor profiles.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious & celiac safe!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 vegan options
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac
Reported as off topic

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Only person in the whole damn place at noon. Which can’t bode well. They wanted to force a mask on me. When will you people learn it’s fine to make that choice for yourself but you lose when you force your ideology on others.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Hark is stellar - vegan and gluten free! I’ve tried their gluten free pop tart and enjoyed it quite a bit. Their bagel sandwiches are pretty good, though not something I go out of my way for. I’m excited for the day that I can sit in the café and leisurely enjoy people watching again. This café will likely become one of my favorite local spots.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

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
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome bagels!! And the toaster pastries are great too.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

Overall Rating

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100% celiac safe gluten free kitchen, bakery cafe with breakfast, brunch and lunch options.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Loved that it is gluten-free and vegan facility! Bagels were great especially with cream cheese.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As a celiac family who loves great food we were blown away with Hark this morning. The pop tarts and bagels are to die for. And not in a “pretty good for GF” way but in a “there is no way this is GF; it’s better than the original” kind of way. And the hot brunch items were also incredible. Super high quality food and awesome service. We will be back!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Zero cc - completely dedicated GF and vegan facility. Known for their bagels and schmear, sandwiches, salads, pop tarts and other baked goods/cafe foods with a rotating menu.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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