Hugo's

10 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Fries, Pancakes, Pasta
100% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
12851 Riverside Dr
Valley Village, CA 91607

Top Reviews


Celiac

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The atmosphere was great. The staff was so knowledgeable and the amount of choices were incredible. The food itself was absolutely delicious. Definitely will be going back. Hands down best variety we have found in the San Fernando Valley.

Safety


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

— Very

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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This is one place I feel confident eating at I’ve eaten many times with no issues and I feel good about the protocols they take to keep items safe from gluten so glad I found them.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The servers are very knowledgeable about gluten allergies they mark your table is gluten-free. All of the pancakes that they serve in this restaurant are gluten-free so there’s no chance of cross-contamination. I would say 90% of the food that they serve is gluten-free. I don’t have celiac’s but I have an anaphylactic shock reaction to gluten and I was safe here. I cannot have even a trace amount of gluten. So I would say the place is celiac friendly and safe.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
Updated 4 months 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

  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gluten free vegan chikn sandwich with gf flatbread and fries delicious
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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Celiac

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Arrived at 12:30 on Saturday and the wait was only bout 15 minutes to get a table. Received the drinks rapidly and the ordering was fine. You will need your smartphone to get the menu online. Very well laid out menu with labels for food daily free, gluten free, gluten free modification possible, nut allergy, soy free, vegan and vegetarian. So many gluten free options, about 80% of the menu. Had the burger with bacon and fries without any reaction. It did take about 25 minutes from the order to receiving the food. All tables inside now and well spaced out.

I cannot wait to go again and try something else.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 breakfast/brunch
  • 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 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had a vegan gluten free “chicken” sa which and it was amazing, the service was awesome, they were clean and offered outside dining (covid restrictions)

Safety


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

— Very

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my goodness!! My daughter had churos for the first time in her life!! I’m overly impressed watching the Covid care they have done and the cleaning. We wish we were staying closer to eat here again!!!

We have so much left overs we’ll eat for two more meals!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten at Hugos for years, and it is one of my favorite gluten-free places. Their menu is huge, and they are entrées are great. My absolute favorites are the fried pickles and sticky buns. Both are dairy free as well!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Haven’t had fried pickles in YEARS and they were delicious. The tomato soup was also incredible. Felt very safe eating here, they give all customers with allergies a coaster to alert all the servers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They all know the menu and enjoy helping and being nonjudgmental

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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My favourite restaurant in Valley.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Amazing. Great vegan and vegetarian options too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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food is good. service sucks

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Absolutely amazing. They knew their stuff, food and service were great, we would definitely go again!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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Awesome experience!! So many GF options! Very safe environment and knowledgeable server. Would highly recommend. Food was fresh and delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Almost all of the items on the menu are gluten free and all desserts are gluten free. No gluten items in the frier! Food was delicious. My teen daughter with Celiac was able to have gluten free churros for the first time in 8 years (since before diagnosis.) They also have lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Great experience all around, just wish we lived closer.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Not celiac

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Asian stir fry was delicious👍

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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So many delicious gluten free options!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

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