100% of 92 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7921 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 Directions

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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

amazing gluten free menu with an extensive selection! There are gf sandwiches, pizzas, bagels, entrees and more! We had grilled cheese and an order of French Toast. They also had a great selection of items to purchase such as cookies, pretzels, pasta and more. There are also various gluten free desserts including cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake and gelato. Highly recommend!

1 month ago

Food was fair. Waiter was knowledgeable. Had Italian grinder on baguette. Bread so hard that it was difficult to eat. Lunch meat was dry. Regular food eaten by my kids was not very good and pricey. Would not recommend .

1 month ago

My favorite place to grab a gf sandwich in Bethesda. Quick and easy with knowledgeable staff. They also sell gf grocery items.

Gluten Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cheesecake
  • Crab Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
  • Gelato
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lasagna
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Glutenfree French toast
Gluten free veggie pizza on a Against the Grain crust. Best pizza with or without gluten EVER!
Back a 2nd time , chicken was/is great
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Red velvet cupcake and a ding dong cupcake - yum!
Cheese steak sandwich on gf baguette
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Celiac
1 month ago

Nice small cafe with a separate gluten free menu. I had Italian style potatoes and hummus plate (served with toasted gluten free bread instead of pita bread). Both were very good and tested gluten free on testing with Nima. Also ordered gluten free pizza but it showed low gluten since they only have one oven for all pizzas.

Celiac
1 month ago

The waiter asked if we wanted a gluten free menu - that’s a first! 1.He brought both types to the table so you don’t feel like you’re bothering them to go get a gf one. 2The gf menu was very similar to the regular menu. Great choices 3. There are so many gf desserts!!!!!! And they’re so good! Carrot cake! Nutella cupcake! Cheesecake cupcakes, tarts, etc! Ahhhhh! 4. There is a side of the restaurant that has freshly packaged desserts, some frozen, to take home and a wide range of mixes that you can purchase. Also a large selection of drinks, wine and beer are available in the refrigerated section. 5. This place was an easy choice for my husband to pick because every review was 5 stars. They deserve it! So does my husband for choosing it!!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Really good, and Celiac safe! Also lots of gluten free grocery options in the shop. My favorites are the caprese salad, meat lasagna, and dulce de leche gelato—yes, Celiac safe gelato!

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free Heaven!! Such a unique experience. What a blessing with so many options.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

I've been gluten-free for most of my life, and Lilit has always been a good, consistent option. I'm so happy they were around when GF was not a popular diet, and that they've managed to stick around!

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Sooooo tasty! We had house salad with grilled chicken added, chicken tikka, grilled mahi mahi. Good size portions, service was attentive, food came out timely and they accommodated my requests for no oil/butter on veggies. Not fancy, but with meals made with such care and flavor as these, who cares.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

When we walked in we were immediately asked if we needed a gluten free menu. Daughter had Philly Cheesesteak and loved it! So happy others before us had reviewed this gem!

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Owner has lived with married into family cousin pastry chef who was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Staff extremely knowledgeable about making sure you are safe! Carry cousin’s baked goods, grocery items, several gf beers! Hiring to cater wedding.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

The best gluten free Italian coldcut (on a gf baguette) I have eaten.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing!!! Very knowledgeable, also the filly cheesesteak is to die for!! Only place I know that has the food options they do! Yum! Also has a section to get items most grocery stores don’t sell.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

One of my favorite go-to places in Bethesda!! Big GF menu for both breakfast and dinner. Sandwiches are great. They have AMAZING homemade gelato which is safe. They also have a little GF marketplace inside. Highly recommend for all celiacs!

Celiac
1 year ago

Love this place. Best predominately gluten-free restaurant in Bethesda and probably the greater DC area.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This is a little slice of heaven. I love everything about this place. Many many GF options. Full menu with desserts and groceries that you can take home. I have the lasagna and Caesar Salad and it was wonderful.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

A wonderful gluten-free experience! So many options - salads, sandwiches, pizza, desserts and more. Have eaten here many problems and never had a problem.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

A gluten free home run! Not only lots of options and separate toaster but also gf packaged goods, beers, homemade specialty cupcakes that and gf and dairy free! Vegetarian and vegan items....really truly glad we stopped here while traveling by! My son has celiac and this truly was a jackpot!

1 year ago

Low key Cafe that's gluten free Gelato shop Wine store Gluten free convienance store Its all the above Gluten free options were very nice Mahi Mahi, with spinach was delectable

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent service. Very knowledgeable about celiac and gluten free. Also have a large selection of gf products and wine available for purchase!!

Celiac
1 year ago

Awesome! Had Italian baguettes sandwich..died and went to heaven good!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

AMAZING gluten free offerings! I visited twice in a day. Great service (but beware: restaurant is small so you may have to wait to be seated). Desserts are phenomenal too. Staff understood Cross contamination & celiac disease. Highly recommend this place. Within walking distance of the NIH

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This gelato joint/liquor store/market/restaurant/deli/bakery was very confusing but the gelato was so great. Food was alright, nothing special, gluten free baguette was dry but good with Italian sandwich. Staff was knowledgeable about gf options and the GF menu was dense.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Love, love, loved this little hole in the wall cafe/grocery shop. Amazing option, especially for gluten free needs. In addition to the good food options for restaurant eating, lots of GF grocery pieces as well. Had insanely good Gluten Free lasagna and Cesar salad along with yummy desserts. Took a sandwich on GF baguette for my lunch the next day and really enjoyed that too. Walked a ways to get here and would do it again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend this place!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place! Huge GF menu and they are extremely knowledgeable about being celiac safe in their preparation. Lots of GF items for sale in grocery section too.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great nice servers who asked if we needed a gluten free menu (a nice change), tons of options, the ones I had were great (they also server gf breads: toast, baguettes if you get a sandwich and more). I also learned about cricket which I consider a plus.

Not celiac
2 years ago

The staff seemed very knowledgeable. I was delighted to find g-f cupcakes for my birthday!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This place is outstanding. There is no other place I know of that I can walk into, order a GF sub and be confident the staff is trained and understands the situation. Not only that, they know how to not screw up baking/toasting GF sub rolls (Against The Grain). The BEST... Run, don't walk to this place... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They've been known for serving the GF community in the area for a long time and it shows! Delicious food, great variety of GF options and solid cross-contamination prevention practices. I would feel comfortable eating any Gf option here. I especially love the lasagna!

Celiac
2 years ago

They have crab cakes!!! Best place ever!

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I came here on July 8th all the way from Northern Virginia! When I first came in I was automatically asked if needed a gluten free menu! Wow - it's truly a gluten free restaurant. Short Version -delicious subs/sandwiches -delicious desserts -safe/no reaction -dedicated facility -worth the visit -will come again.... Works are friendly, service was alright but who cares. My cousin who is not gluten free -loved his Philly Steak sandwich/sub - so yay this place might be decent for gluten eaters. I ordered an Italian Sub - it was the first time I ate an Italian Sub (I think the baguette was made by Rise Bakery, not 100%). I really enjoyed their chocolate cheesecake and red velvet cupcake! OMG I love their red velvet cupcakes!!! It reminds me of the red velvet cupcake from Risotteria in NYC that closed down. I've been searching for a replacement!!! Oh yea and their cupcakes are 3 bucks, that is so cheap compared to other gluten free cupcakes I purchased. Great Value. I would like to note that they also have like a market area as part of their restaurant, so they sell other gluten free products. I recommend exploring the area and their wine selection. They sell packaged products from Rise Bakery in DC's Adams Morgan. I want to come back and order every meal to go, and just eat Lilit Cafe for months...I love gluten free subs...

Celiac
2 years ago

So so so many options! We went in for the cupcakes and ended up staying to eat cheese steak sandwiches on gf baguettes and buying ham and cheese croissants to bring home. The sandwich was delicious!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have tried a couple of their sandwiches in the past which were delicious. Today we tried the crab cakes and the chicken kabobs. Both were awesome even the rice was cooked to perfection.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

This is the BEST place ever. Celiac heaven

Celiac
2 years ago

Great Italian sandwich on a gf baguette (against the grain baguette - one of my favorites!). Also enjoyed the gelato! They have full size gf cakes, lots of cupcakes and all types of gf goodies to buy in their little market area. We will definitely be back! I tend to be pretty sensitive and I didn't have any cc reaction!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have celiac disease and had no issues. Had a gluten free baguette steak sandwich which was so good. They have gluten free homemade cookies and cupcakes as too. You can buy gluten free products as well. Highly recommend. Would go back again if in area.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Good variety and knowledgeable staff.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Can a review be a 10/5? I'm a celiac (severe gluten allergy... I know... lame. But it's a real crappy thing) and this place is PARADISE. The owner is so kind and respectful. He knows me and my order every time and there's a ridiculous selection of celiac-safe food. He has a personal connection too as a relative is a celiac. Nearly everything is Gluten free. My 3 favorites? The cupcakes, chicken cheese steak, and caprese on baguette. All gluten free! I come here nearly every week as a special treat out. I've never had any fears of getting sick here and there's even a while mini grocery story with giant celiac selection. I cannot recommend this place more to celiacs and non-celiacs alike!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Unbelievable GF Philly cheese steak and awesome selection of GF products to go (frozen baked goods, box mixes, dried pasta, etc). A Celiac haven. So glad to have found this place!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great cafe with lots of options. Have separate cookware to avoid cross contamination

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent cheese steak sub! And the desserts are wonderful! Regular pizza was great too as was the regular lasagna!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Just after I found out I have celiac I found this amazing cafe. I was thrilled to eat my first gluten-free sandwich there, and it is on the top of my list for celebrations. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is cozy and friendly, the staff are kind and thoughtful and very careful - I never have a reaction after eating there. I also stop there to stock up on items that I can't find in the grocery store. The gluten-free cupcakes are the best I've ever tasted - especially the red velvet. Thank you Davinder and staff for making this venue so celiac friendly and for all you do for the community!

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Separate cooking area for GF food. They asked when we walked in if anyone was GF. Separate GF menu and the waiter confirmed when he delivered the food that each dish was GF. Very attentive to the issue and the crab cakes were excellent.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I love a good hole in the wall kinda place especially if they can do gluten free however that is premised on the assumption the place is clean. Unfortunately this place is DIRTY which ruined my experience. They do have a gluten free menu with many options. The food is so so and the service is lackluster. I do not understand the high rating of this place and will not return.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

So many GF options and even a special GF menu! Our newly diagnosed son was so excited to come to a place where be could order grilled cheese - something he used to be able to eat whenever.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free baclava and lots of locally baked GF goods. GF gelato, GF sandwiches!

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent in all respects ! I wish it was open 24 hours !

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful food and safe! Love the chicken tikka masala!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

This was our second visit to Lilit. Its fantastic, so many options and love the little store in the back, always find something new and GF. My son has celiac and had the chicken cheese steak on a baguette...he love it. Staff is very knowledgeable and the food is outstanding.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

I came here for dinner last night and I loved it SO MUCH that now I'm back here for breakfast. The food is absolutely delicious, they have a separate gluten free menu, almost everything on display is gluten free, and the food is absolutely delicious. Have no worries about coming here, it's gluten free heaven.

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