100% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly

12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607 Directions

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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 1 week ago read full review

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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 3 months 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 9 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
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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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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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.

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Yes

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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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 1 year ago read full review

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They all know the menu and enjoy helping and being nonjudgmental

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Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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 2 years ago read full review

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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 2 years ago read full review

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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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 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 4 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 4 years ago read full review

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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 5 years ago read full review

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

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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My favourite restaurant in Valley.

Updated 6 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 6 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago read full review

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Amazing. Great vegan and vegetarian options too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 8 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 9 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 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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All of their pasta can be made gluten free. If you tell them you have allergies they put a card on the table so everyone serving you knows. They take every precaution!

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
  • 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


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 outdoor seating
Celiac

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I wish EVERY non-dedicated restaurant operated like Hugo’s. This place is so hassle free. GF items (and other dietary restrictions) are marked super clearly on the menu. So many naturally gluten free items (even the cornbread and french toast!!) and almost everything else can be modified to be GF. My sister is vegan and we have a hard time finding restaurants we can both eat at together so Hugo’s is our new go-to. I wish other restaurants would take notes!!!!

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 for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Food is not that special, but they made me feel very comfortable -- waitress was very knowledgeable and asked questions of the chef when I needed confirmation of their procedures. Fried pickles!!

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They were extremely accommodating with my daughter who is a celiac. Great variety to the point we ate there three nights in a row.

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Yes

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sooo yummy and the kitchen has special procedures to follow for celiac guests. super nice about it too.

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Yes

Celiac

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Fantastic the gluten free options are so good definitely recommend awesome place to eat

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Yes

Not celiac

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I have a zillion food sensitivities and these folks really worked with me and were very cool about it. They also don't seem to over salt their food and drinks (like lattes) don't come sweetened. This is a place we dream of. That said, I didn't end up looking their food much! I thought it was just the one thing I ordered (tacos) but I got the vegan Mac and cheese to go and that just tasted like smoke and the lentil pasta was tough. Granted I have a cold and that affects taste. Still 5 stars because it's really knowledgeable and patient and careful.

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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.

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Yes

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Good option for Celiacs and broad menu

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Yes

Celiac

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

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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!

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Yes

Celiac

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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!

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Yes

Celiac

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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

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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!

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

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Yes

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Great food and almost everything is gluten-free.

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Yes

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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.

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Yes

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

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Yes

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

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Yes

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

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Yes

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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.

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

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Yes

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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.

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Yes

Not celiac

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

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Yes

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

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Yes

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My absolute favorite gluten free friendly restaurant. So good

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Yes

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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!!!

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Celiac

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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Yes

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Amazing and very gluten free.

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

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Yes

Celiac

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

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Yes

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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.

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

Not celiac

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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!

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Celiac

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

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Yes

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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.

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Yes

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Amazing chocolate chip pancakes!

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Yes

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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

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Yes

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

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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!!

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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.

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Seriously the best menu, very celiac friendly!

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Yes

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

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Yes

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

Not celiac

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

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No

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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.

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Yes

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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 friendly?

Yes

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