Homeroom Mac + Cheese

7 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Mac & Cheese, Pasta
66% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
400 40th St
Oakland, CA 94609

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Celiac

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I ate here years ago, and while delicious, I don’t think they are Celiac safe. They said they use the same pot for their gluten free pasta as their regular pasta, but they just cook the gluten free pasta first at the beginning of the day. Hard to say if their pots are contaminated, but have to err on the side of caution. Would love to eat there if the gluten free Mac and Cheese were Celiac safe. So much potential!!! Homeroom please make your gluten freeze and cheese Celiac safe!

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was pretty good but I think I got glútened. My symptoms are pretty mild but I ate there yesterday and have had stomach cramping all day today. I got the aged cheddar pasta with hot dogs (by accident, I meant to get hot Cheetos) so maybe that’s where I went wrong

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 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 11 months ago read full review

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Very easy experience. All menu items can be made gluten free for $3 extra. It was delicious GF Mac and I had no gluten exposure symptoms.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pasta

Categories

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

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Celiac

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Was super nervous to try Homeroom since my diagnosis and since I’ve had issues with cross contamination from a lot of restaurants but I had no reaction at all!! They even made sure to keep my food separate from the rest of the order and marked it as well.

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
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yum! Staff are knowledgeable. The gf pasta and sauces are made on the vegan side of the kitchen. They are good at keeping cross contamination to a minimum. They offer chips to put on top of mac instead of breadcrumbs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Just ate here and not very good. Classic Gluten free Mac and cheese had no flavor and noodles were hard. It's been about 20 minutes and I don't feel very good.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy, but got glutened. The staff ensure that the kitchen is very careful about gluten allergies, but an hour later my stomach is destroyed. I have had better luck with homeroom to-go. Homeroom to-go seems to have less cross contamination.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious vegan and gluten-free mac & cheese! No issues since I let them know I was celiac in my Postmates order and asked to avoid cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Very yummy they can substitute any dish with gluten free noodles! definitely would come again, better for people who are gluten sensitive because there kitchen isn’t 100% gluten free dedicated but very tasty either way

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Yummy mac and cheese, lots of gluten free options. But our recommendation is to keep it simple!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable about GF, great atmosphere would go back

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I only gave this a two at star rating because the employee who assisted me was very kind and took great effort to look into my needs with celiac disease and being vegan. For the record the vegan cheese has soy sauce in it which they will substitute with olive oil or regular dairy cheese. Before I even got home with my Food the olive oil seeped from the bag and went everywhere. It tasted like a bowl of oil with a side of noodles and veggies. I tried changing the plate from the to go box to one at home to take out some of the oil which did nothing. There was a giant goop of oil at the bottom of my blah food. I recommend the only people who come here are those whom eat dairy or are only gluten sensitive and do not have celiac. I could have made this same meal more to my liking at home for far less. The staff is really nice just not accommodating to vegan and celiac disease folks like myself.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I wish I could eat here. The food is delicious. But, I have celiac and every time I've eaten here, I've gotten sick. Our waitress was very nice, and said she'd inform the kitchen of my allergies. Regardless of her good intentions, the kitchen environment must be prone to cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Really great food. I am a celiac, have been eating here for years, and never get sick. They have separate bowls in the back for gf foods, so there shouldn't be any cc happening.

Worst thing that's ever happened is that someone overdid it with the tapioca starch rue that is added and my Mac and cheese was not a nice consistency. They came over, picked it up, remade it correctly and comped my meal.

Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Many gluten free options and quite tasty! One of our favorite places to eat in Oakland.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I want to love this place because mac & cheese is a favorite, but almost every time I get sick. The wait staff were knowledgable of gluten sensitivities, but unfortunately the cooks don't seem to be :(

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My husband and I are both GF and eat here often. We tend to go at slightly off peak times so we have never had a long wait. the staff is knowledgeable and eager to accommodate. Most of the menu can be adapted to GF.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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You can sub quinoa pasta for any of their mac and cheese selections. Its pretty tasty but pricey and always busy. When I don't feel like cooking we take Homeroom to go and add our own bacon at home. Probably not safe for celiacs, but great for those of us with a wheat sensitivity. However, I can make better at home, but I'm a really good cook.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Don't go if you're in a hurry or need food immediately. Otherwise, GO. My dish was slightly al dente, 100% delicious. The service is very sweet despite how busy they are. I can't wait to go back!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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They will make any of the Mac dishes gluten free so there are a lot of choices and they are very good -I have been several times and the pasta has been a bit different each time,but well cooked and the cheese sauces I have tried have been very tasty. Unfortunately,I did get sick after one visit, so a bit more attention to cross contamination is warranted. Side dishes,especially the carrots,are quite nice also.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Pasta is over cooked but at they offer gf pasta

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Takes forever to get in and out. Mac and cheese is good, but very pricey. Worth trying.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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