88% of 25 votes say it's Celiac friendly

12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607 Directions

Top Reviews


Celiac
7 months ago

Both my daughters and mother-in-law are celiac so this place is a big win for us since they have sooo many GF options.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

They all know the menu and enjoy helping and being nonjudgmental

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great food, heaps of gf options. I had the Cuban Sandwich was fries it was delicious. They even have gf beer!

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Create your own pasta meal. GF, corn free AND vegan. Red lentil penne pasta with green peppers, basil, and vegan mozzarella. DELICIOUS
This is their kids menu which shows all items can be gf. Whoever was told Hugos isnt gf friendly was straight up lied to.
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More Reviews


1 year ago

Hugo’s is solid. Great selection as in lots of options. The dishes I’ve tried here are very good. Fries are GF which is fantastic. I really like the cinnamon rolls here too but often time too full to get them at the end!

Celiac
1 year ago

Great for hubby and me. Him: carnivore and no food allergies/sensitivities. Me: celiac and plant-based. Food was delicious!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This place is super celiac friendly as long as you know what you are ordering. Let them know your specific allergies. Be aware that they do not have a dedicated fryer so anything fried is not safe.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing! Almost everything is gf or can be made gf. I had a gluten free vegan Reuben with tomato bisque soup. The gf rye bread was the best bread I've had in the 17 years since my Celiac diagnosis. I asked where they got it and the server said the chef bakes it in house. Seriously one of my best eating experiences since going GF.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I've never been hit by CC here. Usually get their burger with a great gluten free rye bread. French Toast is also crazy good.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I have been cross-contaminated twice and ended up so sick after making it very clear to the server and staff that I have a medical intolerance. I do not believe this place is safe for those with Celiacs even if they tell you they know what they are doing. Never returning.

2 years ago

It was so satisfying to have real breakfast food on my vacation! We ordered the chocolate chip pancakes and cinnamon bun, which was plenty for 2 people to share. My mom who isn't GF enjoyed the food, and we returned later in the week for more.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I have gotten sick 2 times here. I am Celiac and they obviously don't understand CROSS contamination. Update: Gluten free doesn't mean Celiac safe! They don't use a dedicated pan for pancakes.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Staff were great and we're very informed about coeliac disease. My friend loved his GF chocolate chip pancakes. I had an eggs benedict but they only had GF flat bread which was disappointing. My meal was okay, not amazing.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

chicken, club, with bacon on gf.. flatbread. 5 stars!!! I'm going to have the gf rubin on gf rye.... then pancakes, then their berger on gf buns.... then... way to go Hugo's.!!! I'm having their tacos too... and borrito. .... they have lots of HIGH QUALITY menue items

3 years ago

Extensive gf menu!! So many choices that I need to go back! Most items either come gf or can be made gf including Mac n' cheese, turkey club, spring rolls, soup.... Great service too. A gem in my book!

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I am not sure why one of the reviewers said that they do not have a gluten free menu. They did! Their menu has so many selections that my family had a hard time deciding what to order. Food was fantastic!

Celiac
3 years ago

This place is incredible - almost everything can be made GF including the entire kids menu and they try hard at avoiding cross contamination - a good place to take a mixure of gf/gluten eating/veg/meat eating people.

4 years ago

I just called them this morning and they said they no longer serve GF food.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

food was as good as the service both amazing! expensive but wow good. very celiac friendly!

4 years ago

Lots of gluten free items. Their blueberry pancakes are GF and amazing.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Lovely place. Price good and good food (for coeliacs too)

5 years ago

My favourite restaurant in Valley.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Truly amazing restaurant that's always super tasty and accommodating to all kinds of eaters. I simply love love love this place!!

Celiac
6 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Food is good, Service is okay. Gluten Free Options are pretty good. Also $$$$

6 years ago

Awesome, this is one of my fave places. Love love the veggie stir fry w/ kelp noodles

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Just wow! What amazing options for someone with Celiac disease, or any food allergies (they really get it) or someone who just wants healthy quality food. Had the turkey meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a vegetable melody, but the most amazing part was their gluten free pumpkin pie. Also you should note that they do not use high fructose corn syrup in their entrees, which is definitely a credit to high quality. The service was amazing and spot on. Never left us wanting for refills on tea or anything and very knowledgeable on entree ingredients. Will definitely go back or recommend.

Not celiac
6 years ago

The staff here was super helpful. Everything GF I've had here has been good. The Menu is massive and there are so many options. Plus it's easy to find what is gluten free (or could be made GF) because its right there on the menu.

Celiac
6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing. Great vegan and vegetarian options too.

6 years ago

Huge fan and supporter of Hugo's one of the first and best GF friendly places around - for some reason i prefer the Santa Monica location but both are delicious and safe!!

Celiac
6 years ago

Sorry to the reviewer who said he got sick, but I go to Hugo's often (once or more a week) and have NEVER been glutened by them. It's also my go-to place when out-of-town GF people are visiting. Menu is so clearly marked and easy to understand, and the food itself is freshly prepared and really good. And I can't resist their GF Chocolate Mousse with a GF cookie on top! BTW - I'm not Vegan, but if you are they have some great Vegan options and Vegan desserts as well.

6 years ago

Their sumptuous menu features a bountiful array of gluten-free dishes and the waitstaff is friendly, knowledgable and sensitive. Hugo's is our go-to spot for date nights, lazy Sunday brunches and celebrations.

7 years ago

An AMAZING find. We tried it on a Tuesday night and were totally impressed. We had the chimichurri steak and the special carne asada and we were not disappointed. There were no fewer than thirty gluten free options and everything is clearly marked. Not only do they mark the GF options, they mark everything that can be remade as GF. A total gem.

8 years ago

food is good. service sucks

8 years ago

Hugo's probably has numerous options for those that are only gluten free, but for those that are also vegan, the menu is rather scarce. I was surprised that a "healthy" and "gluten free friendly" restaurant did not have gluten free versions of simple things such as pasta and bread. The food is of decent quality and the atmosphere is artsy. The main thing I should mention is that another waiter told me a few times that certain things (eg the bread basket) were gluten free. Had I not checked and checked and checked again, I might be in the hospital right now. We told another member of the staff who corrected the other waiters mistake but she was blatantly unapologetic. I somehow hoped people in a place like this would grasp the importance of those with special restrictions and allergies.

8 years ago

All entrees are clearly marked, and I double checked with the waitress that the item I was ordering was indeed Gluten free. However, I got extremely sick only 15 minutes after finishing my meal.. felt horrible (stomach ache and fatigue), emergency bathroom breaks AND then a dermatitis herpetaformis outbreak. There is nothing worse than a false sense of comfort... I'm not sure what happened with my food, but I won't be going back to find out.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
2 hours ago
Celiac friendly

Hugo’s was so great that we went twice on our week long trip to LA. The food is so good and we felt great after eating here. If I’m ever back in LA I will visit again.

Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Good option for Celiacs and broad menu

Celiac
4 weeks ago

Great food, generous size latte, and LOTS of gluten feee options for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

This was the best place I ate on my trip to LA. Very knowledgeable about celiac and so many options to choose from. Even left with a bag of their gluten free cookies!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious food & great service! I had the French toast breakfast and it was so delicious that I returned that evening to try dinner. Everything is delicious and I did not get sick. I have Celiac & a milk allergy. I returned for dinner every evening while vacationing in L.A. The sticky buns are out of this world!

Celiac
2 months ago

Loved Hugo’s! Incredible GF menu. I had hush puppies! not traditional in flavor, but I’ve missed that texture. Delicious entrees. Great GF dessert options. I believe the entire menu had GF or vegan options. 6 out of 5!

Not celiac
2 months ago

The menu is well labeled for multiple dietary needs (GF, Vegan, veg). The food and cocktails were delicious! I’m DF and dessert is usually a no-go for me, but they actually had a few options! We had the sticky buns, which I would describe more as a churro rolled into bun shape and covered in a DF caramel sauce and pecans. There is a small parking lot next door and garage across the street which was also a big perk!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great menu for everyone , tons of GFree items you cannot find anywhere else!

3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great food and almost everything is gluten-free.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Absolute gem for GF or Celiac! Pretty much the whole menu is safe. They have separate fryers and all staff were knowledgeable. They even put out a food allergy card at the table.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Many gluten free options. My server was knowledgeable. I felt safe coming here and will come back when I visit the area.

5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely the best full menu which is gluten free. Excellent staff and welcoming. Highly recommend!

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

So many GF options on the menu and the food is delicious.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

One of the best casual GF restaurants I’ve been for any meal. Exceptionally marked menu with lots of choices. The orange chicken was better than the Tikka.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Almost everything was gluten free, and the staff was very knowledgeable about Celiac issues.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely outstanding. Whole team fully aware of Celiac concerns and menu the best we have ever experienced for both adults and kids. Highly recommend for everyone.

Not celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

We each loved the gluten free breakfast that we ordered. I highly recommend it.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Super knowledgeable staff. Most of the menu is GF. Great experience.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

My absolute favorite gluten free friendly restaurant. So good

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Wow this place is amazing for coeliacs and other allergies!! Kids had coeliac safe fries and burgers for dinner and coeliac safe and dairy free pancakes for breakfast. All staff knowledgeable about coeliac, dairy and other allergies. Can’t recommend this place high enough!!!

Celiac
10 months ago

I always play it safe here with a salad but dressings are GF and haven’t had a problem yet! Just be clear that you have celiac - staff is very knowledgeable.

Not celiac
10 months ago

The French toast was amazing don’t get me wrong, but I go SO EXTREMELY sick from eating here!! Was it gluten or food poisoning I don’t know. I also ate the bacon so maybe some kind of cross contamination? Be careful!

11 months ago

5 stars just for the French toast. Menu clearly marks GF items and items that can be altered to be GF. I also had sausage biscuits... They were umm gluten free... Good coffee, pleasant staff. If I lived in this area this would be a regular spot for me

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This place was awesome!! I was so concerned about getting glutened since I am very sensitive but the waiter was very knowledgeable and even gave me a list of the ingredients in everything!

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing and very gluten free. Coming from Australia there are no places that compare to Hugo’s this is amazing and food tastes awesome.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Almost everything on the menu is gluten free. My favorite was the Reuben 😍

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Knowledgeable, caring, and friendly staff. My non GF friends were very happy with their food, as was my vegan friend. We shared starters and the restaurant were able to accommodate both the GF and vegan diets at the same time. Separate fryers are used.

Celiac
1 year ago

Almost the entire menu is gluten free or can be adapted. An amazing place

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Really nice allergy-friendly place!!! The menu is very clearly marked with what is already gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and contains nuts and what can be altered, while still having lots of “normal” options (great for the rest of your family that may not have any allergy specific needs). They have all-day breakfast as well, including pancakes and other normally wheat products that I feel are usually pretty hard to find. I had the spaghetti and meatballs with GF penne. All of their noodles were homemade! I did not think about the cheese on top of the pasta, (I am also dairy-free) but the waitress was very kind and patient, not only offering to have them redo the plate for me but also letting me very kindly know that their turkey meatballs also contained Parmesan cheese, and so offered to swap out with veggieballs for me. The food arrived very quickly, even with my new plate. Everything was delicious and service was great, would definitely come and again and would love to try more of the menu!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Eat here now! Celiac safe, tons of amazing options, and even great desserts!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Menu was clearly marked with gluten free options. There were so many I had trouble picking. I finally got the French toast. It was delicious.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing chocolate chip pancakes!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

this place is amazing. the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and most everything on the menu is or can be gluten free. well worth the trip out here

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Huge GF menu. Dedicated fryer. Gluten free desserts! (Try the chocolate torte!)

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

So many GF options! We have never been to a restaurant with this many gf options! There’s even 5-6 dessert options! Tasty! Had fried pickles for an appetizer, pasta carbonara and lemon tart for dessert. Yum!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Hugo’s was a great place regarding their food and their gluten free options. At first, I wasn’t sure that they were knowledgeable because some things on the menu like rye bread were labeled as gluten free. It turns out that instead of rye bread, they had a gluten free substitute. Their menu is labeled clearly with things that are gluten free and can be made gluten free. Most of the items on the menu were already gluten free. They have a separate fryer, and many of the things they fry are breaded gluten free. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about gluten and celiac and made me feel very comfortable eating. I got the tikka masala chicken, and it was delicious. I even tried some of my family members’ food because it was already gluten free and the waiter told me it was safe to eat it. Loved this place and definitely coming back.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Seriously the best menu, very celiac friendly!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Good food, great choices, nice portions, the made in house gluten free bread and dedicated fryers make this a cant miss!!!

Celiac
2 years ago

Delicious and extremely GF aware. They can customize many dishes for you.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Not safe! Same fryer, same waffle maker! Like seriously!!! We sat down and left. The fresh squeeze oj is awesome!!! Then we left

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great experience. Staff addressed GF needs confidently and dining was seamless - seemed like food and treatment was of the same quality whether requested GF or not.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent selections, quality and service. Menu had gf plainly marked, and servers readily answer questions.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I had the sticky buns and fruit. I very sensitive and didn't get sick. Staff was a bit inconsistent on whether or not the pancakes were 100% safe. Plenty of other options though.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious gf food! Had turkey meatloaf wig mash so good! Mac and cheese and soup was so good... saw Jon Voight !!!

Celiac
2 years ago

My daughter has Celiac disease & I researched dining options before visiting LA. We were so happy to see the restaurant had so many GF items on their menu. She ordered the Mac and cheese with fries. After 3 bites she started to feel sick. We didn't think to test the food initially due to the reviews & because they make such an effort to protect those with allergies. They put a card on the table to let wait staff know there's an allergy. We tested the Mac and cheese after she felt sick & the machine detected low gluten . We tested the fries & they were GF. I appreciate their effort but there is still work to do. Perhaps cross contamination is the issue.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Almost all of menu is gf so great spot anytime of day. Big portions. Had GF pancakes and were super tasty if a bit large!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They had tons of GF options and made us feel safe about the foods available.

Celiac
2 years ago

This is an absolute MUST. I had the cinnamon bun French toast which was also dairy free and it was incredible. Almost Anything on the menu can be made gluten free and the staff is seriously educated about celiac disease.

Not celiac
2 years ago

The selection was great and the staff was super friendly.

Celiac
2 years ago

Great Gluten Free food, tons of choices, excellent service.

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