Lilit Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 94 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 15 more
100% of 72 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7921 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814 Directions

(301) 654-5454
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    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!

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    5 rating
    2 months 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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    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... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    They have crab cakes!!! Best place ever!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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...

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year 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!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This is the BEST place ever. Celiac heaven

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year 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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Good variety and knowledgeable staff.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    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!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

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

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Wonderful food and safe! Love the chicken tikka masala!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    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.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    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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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Very nice staff and good gluten free options

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Excellent celiac friendly dining! I ate there with a non GF friend and she was very impressed as well. When our food was brought out to us there were 2 waiters, one with all the gluten free stuff and the other had the regular stuff. They really take cross contamination precautions seriously!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Gluten free menu with great options, plus a wide selection of gluten free beers.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Always wonderful to go to. One time the waiter noticed a fry from my husband's meal had jumped onto my rice plate before he even put it in front of me and without asking he went to get me a new one. they know their stuff and their corner of gluten free groceries is wonderful for when you are in a rush.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Wonderful g-free food and knowledgable staff. I'm extremely sensitive to cross contamination and I've been eating at Lilit Cafe regularly for over three years and have never had any issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Extremely helpful staff that're very knowledgeable about gluten allergies. the store is half neighborhood gf grocery and half restaurant. We had the baked goat cheese with veggies and balsamic vinegar (incredible!), pepperoni pizza, and the eggplant pesto sandwich. Everything was delicious and I will definitely return.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Best gf cafe in Washington DC. Great menu, rolls, soups. chicken cheese steaks and beef kabob are amazing. Crab cakes are good too. Can't go wrong here!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing cafe that caters to gluten-free folks. I had the steak & cheese on a GF baguette and ordered the margherita pizza to go. Both were amazing and I had no problems. What a gem!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    wonderful GF menu with many options. I have eaten here multiple times with no problems. owners are very welcoming.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Been going here since I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Friendly atmosphere and a wide variety of items on their gf menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    It was such a pleasure for my family to eat at Lilit's. None of us felt limited in our food choices (as in most restaurants), and everything we tried was delicious! Including the pizza! The staff is so friendly and I trusted them not to contaminate us (and they didn't! )

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Great little shop - half deli, half bodega. Had a bacon egg and cheese on a gluten free bagel - delicious! Very knowledge staff and a great overall experience! They also sell Udi's and scharr products.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This restaurant caters to gluten free. They also have a bit of items to shop four of the dry shelves.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    AWESOME PLACE FOR GLUTEN FREE FOOD. They even have frozen foods, snack foods and a very large menu.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Great food. Crabcake was really good (though don't expect a traditional flat and deep fries one- this is more of a mound of succulent fresh crab). Full GF menu. Great sautéed veggies and cupcake. And they have omission beer. Good concept - they sell a lot of GF foods there too. I'm not celiac but given the care they took I would try it with my daughter who is (I'm from out of town so not sure if I'll get a chance)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Great place for GF meal.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    the red velvet was yummy.. i ordered a sandwitch which was great, my partner got soup and something from the regular menu, and he was happy with his food. the only thing was that there ws one server and i don't think he had much experience... but he was real nice and friendly. good food, good price... we will be back to try other options on the menu, and maybe the gelato as well

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
Monday
10 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
10 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 10 pm
Thursday
10 am - 10 pm
Friday
10 am - 10 pm
Saturday
10 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10 am - 8 pm
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