Joe's Garage

2 ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers
162 Devon St E
New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Great food and many gluten free options. Staff were very helpful with options and knowing exactly what foods had gluten and what didn’t

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I went out for dinner with my friends and I had a huge meal with a burger and chips, I don't know if the chips are gluten free but the burger was delicious.

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
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Celiac aware and many options. Good bar fare.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— 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/All

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

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Joe's garage is very coeliac aware with lots of precautions in place and staff are knowledgeable. I was served before by a lady who's siblings had coeliac so I felt very safe. Dedicated fryer, gf pizza bases, burger buns etc. Lots of gf on the menu.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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


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/All

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Have been here several times had have no issues. The staff there are very knowledgeable, one is even a coeliac and said she always eats their food. They have a separate fryer for anything gluten free, but most of their fried food is gluten free by default. They are part of a chain and all of the locations I have been to are safe as well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Fantastic burgers, rated "best ever" by my son (coeliac). Staff appear well educated around coeliac & cross contamination. Crispy chicken a must-try! Fries cooked in dedicated GF fryer. Friendly staff, cosy atmosphere... highly recommend.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Went there with my family for lunch. Was pretty quiet. I was clear and specific about coeliac requirements when ordering and the server was very thorough with her notes for the kitchen. We ordered 3 salads and a hot dish and waited over an hour for them to arrive. When I noticed that both tables either side of us had received their meals despite arriving after us I asked the server when we could expect our food and, after conferring with the kitchen, she told us it was a few minutes away. (I generally don't mind waiting a bit longer for food as I understand that the kitchen staff may be waiting to be able to clear surfaces to prep as coeliac safely as possible.) My mother initially ordered a salad with halloumi and was told 30 minutes after ordering that there was no more halloumi so to choose something else. She selected salmon. When our food arrived my partner's salmon salad came but my mother was told that there was no more salmon and that she could choose something else, again. She selected chicken. When my salad arrived (I'd ordered Caesar salad, no croutons, coeliac, gf) it looked amazing and I was excited to try it... Until I saw the croutons scattered through the salad underneath the egg and chicken. By this point I no longer felt safe to eat there so we left. Very unsafe food practices and a terrible experience for what looked as if it would have been delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— 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?

— Some

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