Intentional Foods (IF Cafe & Market)

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1837 W Guadalupe Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202 Directions

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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 2 weeks 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 month ago read full review

Celiac

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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 3 months ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, menus and staff change frequently, so 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
  • Egg-Free Friendly
  • Farm to Table
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Peanut-Free Friendly
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Smashed avocado toast.....on sourdough!
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Tips


Celiac

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

3 months ago

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Celiac

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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 4 months 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 5 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food and staff are both amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food all top 8 allergy free. Friendly staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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 2 years ago read full review

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant is a total gem!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food and a friendly atmosphere. This place is totally awesome!!! This is the first time we have been to a restaurant where we didn't have to ask about all the ingredients used in the food preparation. Brendan and Lisa, the owners along with the the staff, went out of their way to make us feel welcome. You gotta go to this place. You wont regret it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Perfect place for anyone who has food allergies. The owners truly care about their customers experience. All of the staff is knowledgeable. Family-owned and operated. Great variety. What an amazing feeling to get to go to a restaurant with the family and not worry about anyone getting sick from food allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very friendly! Excited to have a new safe place to eat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved their hacienda hash! This is a dedicated facility they offers all food free of all allergens! The only thing odd is they do not have public restrooms.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great find! Everyone was super friendly and everything was delicious! I had the smashed avocado toast and french fries, both were amazing! As most of you know you can't get fries just anywhere. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Did take out while visiting Arizona. Was awesome to have celiac safe food that also was vegetarian friendly and egg free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The whole restaurant is gf. Very friendly staff. I tried the chicken salad and the hacienda hash bowl. Very flavorful and safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Phenomenal! Top 8 allergen free. Food is SOO good. And such a cool community of allergy free people rallying around this new restaurant! One of a kind ....

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic Food! Fantastic service and transparency. Their restaurant is free of all the major allergens. They welcome all questions about ingredients and preparation and even offer a binder that lists all ingredients in each menu item. Food was wonderful. I even had a donut! Best baked good I've had, since finding out about my Gluten allergy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Chef Ned & Lisa are fantastic people - they are completely transparent with their ingredients and allergy friendly. No gluten or wheat in the store AT ALL so 0 risk cross contamination. Been 4 times since the opening. Fantastic! And you have to get their donuts. 😍

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Top 8 Allergen FREE! They just opened. This place is heaven. The food is great. They have a little market, some grab and go prepared food items and a full sit down cafe. They know what they’re doing and they actually get it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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