Intentional Foods (IF Cafe & Market)

34 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Bread/Buns, Cookies, Dessert, Donuts, Muffins, Sandwiches
1837 W Guadalupe Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202

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Best tasting allergy food ever!! We got take out for our family of 5 for every meal for the 4 day trip. FREE OF TOP 9 ALLERGIES. Chicken salad squared and BLAT are too die for!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 5 days ago read full review

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This place is fabulous!! Traveling with my daughters, two of which have celiac’s disease and it’s so hard where we’re from to find gf let along a whole place dedicated to those with allergies. And the food is amazing (even for little kid taste buds!) and people are so nice! Will definitely be back 😊❤!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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This place is awesome. Dedicated GF and everything I’ve had there is fantastic. One of my go to places.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Egg-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Peanut-Free Friendly
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Chicken salad squared, waffle bites, potatoes
Rotner fries, waffle bites, potatoes, choco no no’s
Gluten-Free Takeout at Intentional Foods (IF Cafe & Market)
Gluten-Free Takeout at Intentional Foods (IF Cafe & Market)
Gluten-Free at Intentional Foods (IF Cafe & Market)
Gluten-Free at Intentional Foods (IF Cafe & Market)
Gluten-Free Fries at Intentional Foods (IF Cafe & Market)
Smashed avocado toast.....on sourdough!
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Celiac

Tuesdays they serve tacos bit they sell out quickly because they're amazing

1 year ago

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Celiac

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This place is amazing. Traveling from out of town, we always have to plan ahead and are never sure what to expect, but IF delivers. The food is outstanding, fresh and delicious and thoughtfully prepared. The menu is not just allergy-free, it’s appropriate for a wide variety of ages and personal preferences. Our celiac son, who is incredibly hard to impress, was so enthusiastic about the food that he wouldn’t let me carry the takeaway to the car (“Mom, if anything happens to this food, I need it to be on me.”) The owner came out to chat for a bit and he was kind, friendly, and truly cared about our experience and enjoyment of our food. Intentional Foods is a true gem!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We eat at intentional foods at least once a week and have for more than two years. The restaurant is free of the top 9 allergens and it’s so comforting to know the effort put in by the owners to ensure all ingredients are safe. The staff and owners are amazing and do a great job of making it feel like a community! They recently added alcohol to the menu and all of it is safe! Make sure to try taco Tuesday with a churro donut for dessert!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Always delicious. They have a great attention to detail here and everything is gluten free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food free from the top 8 allergens. A place I truly feel safe eating at! The fries are BOMB

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Service was awesome, food was delicious and baked goods were to die for! So nice to be comfortable eating somewhere completely GF!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I love intentional foods! It is so nice to have a restaurant fully gluten free and that is good with other allergies. The food is very good and staff are very helpful. Would highly recommend.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great find while staying in Scottsdale for vacation. This place really cares about allergies and is 100% gluten free. Great menu items and excellent quality. Will definitely return again.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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I have celiac with DH and am extremely sensitive. I had absolutely no reaction to the bacon/lettuce/avo/tomato sandwich or to the several bowls and sides I tried over several days when visiting Chandler. Delicious food and excellent, attentive, friendly service. As soon as we arrived and sat on the patio, the chef (owner?) came out and greeted us. They give the impression of true dedication, as well as competence, in handling all dietary restrictions, not just gluten. I will make a point of going back whenever I travel in the Phoenix area.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place! Food is great and the owners are warm and welcoming.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We tried this for the first time tonight. After being horribly glutened about a month ago, I’ve been extremely discouraged about ever eating out again. Until tonight. Lisa and Ned have given me back my “normal”. Incredibly delicious food for those with OR without food allergies! I have Celiac and to know that I can have whatever I want on the menu AND be safe, is everything. Top that off with owners that really care, Intentional Foods will be our go to restaurant. Thank you, Lisa and Ned. You’re awesome!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Not just GF, but also good for other common food allergens as well. Great food and great people... highly recommend!!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I created this account to leave my first review of this restaurant. My dietary restrictions are very new (1 year) and this is the best restaurant I’ve been to that accommodates top 8 allergens. Completely gluten free facility, and the food was amazing. I had the chicken salad sandwich with fries, Apple donut, cinnamon roll donut, and I tried the Rotner fries. Excellent. GO TRY IT IF YOURE READING.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

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The churro donut was sooo delicious! Krispy, tender and tasty. Full of happy flavors. Also the S’mores cookies is to die for. They gave me one sample as a gift! For dinner I had the Rotner fries. A little bit tasteless… I didn’t love it but it was ok for an occasional craving. I would add more flavor to the meat and beans and a touch of salt. But overall it was a nice experience to eat in here. I will definitely come back to taste other items in their menu. I tested all the food with my Nima sensor and it came back with no gluten. This restaurant is free from 8 top allergens which is fantastic! Don’t hesitate to visit them if you are in Phoenix area.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I usually don't leave reviews here, but man, this place is so good! Simple meals, not too expensive, and great staff. I HIGHLY recommend if you are in the Phoenix area. Will be coming back for sure :)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Service and food was outstanding! Love this establishment!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 have been celiac for 4 years living in AZ, I try to find restaurants to eat at all the time- this has been on my list for some time, but due to a move and covid I was unable to try it- I'm back in the valley and I have to say, this is hands down the best allergen restaurant I've ever seen, and could probably compete for safest places to eat in the world. I truly cannot get over how good everything on the menu is, especially the baked goods. I don't understand how the donuts are gluten free, yet alone top 8 allergen free. It was also recently listed on yelps top 100 places to eat, and it deserves it. This place deserves all the business.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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This place is an unprecedented experience. I have never felt more safe dining at a restaurant 😁 we have come back multiple time because not only is it safe, ITS DELICIOUS 😋 the chef has put in some real work to pull off a rather difficult feat. Food that is safe, healthy, and delicious. My favorite is the chicken salad sandwich and the macaroni salad. I also really liked the waffle bites. The staff and the food are top notch.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Oh my gosh! I love this place!!! I LOVE the owners! My family of 6 always eat here! They even make specialty order for us and all the allergies of one kiddo, they know our order! I absolutely love having them and can’t wait for them to deliver lol

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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The food is fresh and delicious! The owners are so friendly. “No nuts, dairy, gluten, wheat, egg, soy, sesame, or seafood. Ever” (IF Cafe &Market). An app called Spookin had a few reviews so I had to try it.

Surprisingly , this restaurant has not appeared in any searches for gluten-free or allergy friendly restaurants in Phoenix, but it should be number one on those lists.

No matter what your commute, this place like an “allergy-friendly “food safe haven.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Everything is 100% safe! Which is a dream for this celiac! & they cater to other food allergies as well. Nothing contains the top 8 allergens & they can accommodate other requests as well including helping me find safe options that don’t include corn. I drive really far just to come here as the owners are incredibly kind, & take safety & good food seriously. Everything I’ve tried has been good but I love their desserts, especially the cinnamon roll donut! It’s a blessing to have a place that’s 100% safe to go to in the valley!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 love IF!!! 100% safe and delicious as it is a dedicated allergen-free establishment.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Went today for the first time and everything I ordered was GREAT! I’ll definitely be back. I highly recommend this place!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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Always great food. Thank you for providing a safe place to eat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I tried this restaurant last week and LET ME TELL YOU. Life changing! I'm allergic to wheat and sesame and my boyfriend is allergic to peanuts and tree nuts (perfect pair right?) i love how this facility is free of the top 8 allergens, protecting us both! i forgot how much I missed croutons Intentional foods is the "are you sure this is gluten free?" kind of amazing. I could cry I am so happy! Customer for life!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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This restaurant & baked items is 100% free of the top 1” food allergies!! They take this very seriously!!

Deliciously safe food with a good variety for those like me who are allergic to the top 8+ foods. Breakfast, lunch & dinner + sweets. They are always good. They take food allergies very seriously. Love Chef Ned & his wife!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food and drinks are gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a MUST try! The owners are so kind. I am like a walking gluten tester and I didn’t get sick!! For reference I got very sick after eating at Jewels and won’t try anywhere else other than this place anymore.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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6/5 stars! It is so rare to go into a restaurant and be able to eat anything and everything on the menu. I’m celiac with both a soy and shellfish allergy. But the staff made me feel so welcomed and safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Ate here for the first time and had the Mediterranean bowl. Everything is celiac safe!! Fresh and delicious! Will definitely be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food and staff are both amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food all top 8 allergy free. Friendly staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This place is extremely safe for a celiac to eat at and I didn’t have to worry about dairy either. All of their menu is free of the top 8 allergens which is amazing. Owners were very friendly. Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Allergy-safe for top 8, delicious, amazing food, and phenomenal customer service! Will definitely be back next time we’re in Phoenix. I cannot sing the praises of this place loud enough. Thank you so much, from the Tibbs (aka the newlyweds)!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is AWESOME! Free of all the major allergens! 0 worries eating here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely the best place to go for anyone with allergies. So delicious! And GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This place is amazing! They’re very knowledgeable and always happy to make changes and substitutions!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and prices. Owner very friendly, and staff knowledgeable. Me and my husband shared a Mediterranean salad and homemade humus bagal. Food was fresh and beautifully presented.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The entire restaurant is gluten free! Everything on the menu was gluten free and it was so exciting to finally be able to eat French fries. There was also a small market of gluten-free and allergen free snacks.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Dedicated GF facility. Dairy, and other major allergens free. Food is good. Reasonably priced. Friendly staff.

Can be a bit hard to find amongst the buildings there, but worth it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Everything is GF. And everything tastes good. Also Top 8 free. Wish there were more of these

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful food and friendly, knowledgeable staff. The entire restaurant is gluten free so you can eat without worry. Everything we have eaten has been fantastic!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff is amazing. Food was good. No worries when eating here. We will go back. 100 percent GF!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything there is gf! (and free of the top 8 allergens) food was also good, and the staff super friendly and helpful. So excited to find this place and will definitely go back many times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing staff who really cares about why they are an allergy free restaurant. Our family has eaten there many many times and never had any issues. Prices are great, staff is great, food is AMAZING.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Amazing!! Stop here!! Gluten free AND soy free, no msg, no peanuts, etc. Chicken salad sandwich on toasted sourdough!!! Yes please! And great customer service!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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