Ike’s Love and Sandwiches

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
2235 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Top Reviews


Gluten Sensitive

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Awesome gluten-free roll for the sandwich. I haven't had a good hot sandwich in years and was able to enjoy one here.

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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I have IBS, I had Turkey Sandwich with Gluten Free Bun & I mentioned it be Dairy Free. But I got a very reaction and almost went to hospital

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Poor

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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they have the absolute best gluten free bread i’ve ever had!! i’m not even exaggerating. It was so good I had to go double check they gave me the right bread. They ask if it’s an allergy or preference and will change their gloves for you and make it in a gf area. Delicious!! i’m absolutely obsessed.

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
  • Offers online ordering
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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Deli
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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OMG the gluten free bread here and sandwiches are amazing. They have a dedicated space for gluten free, so you have nothing to worry about. I've been to two other Ike's and even though it's a chain, this one stands out as the best.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have good allergen protocols in place. The GF bread is shockingly good and not just crumbly sandwich bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been here so many times now because they take such good care of me. They prep gf sandwiches in a separate area and they are so so good. Just make sure you tell them that you have celiac/allergy (whatever you have) so that they take extra precautions.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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They Actually ask you if it's for allergies when you order gf bread! Then they apologize for take a little longer to make the sandwich so they can clean the area, wash, and reglove. (Like we mind them taking extra care to keep me safe) They were So nice and accommodating to my large family (We tote our 5 kids just about everywhere). The bread they use comes from agf bakery in Oakland. It's very delicious, like regular artisan. Unfortunately, it's more of a take out place for us. Tables are too high and they only have stools. The high chair doesn't fit the tablescuz of the hight. Otherwise it would be 5 stars.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten free breads. Vegan options. But none of their vegan meats are gluten friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ike's in Santa Clara has separate area for gluten sandwiches.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Awesome sandwiches. The GF bread tastes great. Vegetarian and Vegan friendly also.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great place! Goes above and beyond/ they asked if gluten-free was allergy or preferred and took extra steps due to my celiac

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

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Ike’s never makes me sick! They have amazing gluten free Sub bread and always take precautions.

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
  • 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 dinner
  • 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
Celiac

Overall Rating

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There is a separate gluten free allergy option when ordering online. Staff is knowledgeable and prepare sandwich in separate area with separate ingredients.

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
  • 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

Overall Rating

Review


UPDATE. Read below for follow-up: Celiacs, DO NOT EAT HERE.

Old review (2020): I follow a celiac diet (although not celiac myself) and am sensitive to certain ingredients so it was important to find somewhere that could accommodate allergies. Ike has an amazing menu of items that caters to meat eaters, vegans, and gluten sensitive people alike. They literally have an option called "allergy" to add to the order so that they can accommodate the order as such. I had the Matt Cain with a gluten free bun and no sauce (can't take a risk). I thought for sure it was going to be a dry unremarkable sandwich but was pleasantly surprised to find it tasty, warm, and fresh. The beef created it's own juice which made it delicious and easier to eat. I loved the bun. Made very well and almost like the real yeasty thing. The only thing I found negative was that they had no salt and pepper. That was odd. But regardless, I still had a good sandwich. I commend the team here for careful food handling cause I had no skin reactions and typically celiac/gluten sensitive people are paranoid even eating at places like this because of cross contamination.

New review (2022): Today when I looked up the nutrition/allergen info on the website, almost the entire menu is contaminated with wheat and gluten! Idk what happened between now and then but it is no longer safe for us.

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?

— None

Overall Rating

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I was shamed for ordering their GF bread. They made me feel so uncomfortable about dietary restrictions even though they offer GF bread.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Poor

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