Ike’s Love and Sandwiches

5 ratings
$$ • Deli, Sandwiches
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
2487 Park Ave
Tustin, CA 92782

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Been here several times, staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Never got sick. Definitely recommend for celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super knowledgeable and friendly. Immediately knew how to treat celiac/allergies. They pulled out all the stops for cross contamination — changed gloves, kept everything separate, etc. Everything can be made gluten free except for fried/breaded options, and the GF bun didn’t cost extra! Definitely coming back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Finally, a place for Celiacs to go if they want a delicious sub sandwich. The staff was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and even substituted the provolone cheese for dairy free/vegan. I had sandwich #118 / Tony Soprano. I hadn’t had a sub sandwich in years and was impressed at how delicious it was, even with the modifications. If you want just a simple lunch then this place is for you. Plus, you get a lollipop, vegan is offered as well, with every purchase.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years 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

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Deli
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Wanted to check this place out. So my taste buds say: If you feel like having sandwiches for lunch/dinner, well this is the place.Finally a sandwich shop w/gluten free bread!!!I ordered the #65 Turkey avocado w/red pesto. Delish!! They also have veggie/vegan sandwhiches too, for the vegan peeps. Great sandwich shop. I'll be coming back for sure. Sorry to the other sandwich shops, no gluten free bread.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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While no GF menu, there is GF bread, and cashier was knowledgeable about GF options. They change gloves, knives, etc for GF orders. So excited Ike's is now in Tustin!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Gluten Intolerant

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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

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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

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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

Celiac

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I’ve had Ike’s before without issue, but this location gave me the worst glutening I’ve had in years. I don’t know if there was cross-contamination or an ingredient changed and they didn’t update its gluten-free status, but regardless: don’t trust this place.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout

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