Lula Cafe

9 recent ratings
$$$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
Safety Rating
8 ratings

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2537 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Conflicted about what to rate Lula. Food was mediocre but several gf options. Not labeled on the menu so you’ll have to ask, and if Kyle’s your server you will receive some attitude as well. I received no reassurance about how the kitchen would prepare the food to avoid cross contact but he did know what celiac was so that’s a start I guess.

Still don’t feel sick approx 36h after our meal so I think I’m in the clear. Not sure I’d suggest this place sadly!

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast
  • Good for brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Cutest place and plenty of GF options! The seasonal omelette is always delicious, but my favorite item is the Breakfast Burrito - ask for it “Gluten Free style” and they bring out all the fixins + corn tortillas for DIY tacos.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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 dairy-free
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Waiter was super nice and marked in the menu of what is gluten free and what can be made gluten free. Lula Cafe was always my go to before getting diagnosed with celiac and I have gone several times now and have felt good after every time! I recommend getting the breakfast burrito as they change out the flour tortillas for corn tortillas!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Breakfast Burrito “gluten free style”
Lula Cafe gluten-free menu
Lula Cafe gluten-free menu
Deconstructed breakfast burrito!
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More Reviews


Celiac

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Great food and understanding staff!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Lula is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. During the pandemic, it has had a gluten free option for pickup every weekend. I’ve even called, and they have made modifications. Great food, great people, and take gluten free seriously. I have celiac, so I take gluten free very seriously.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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My go-to when family and friends are visiting. Maybe a wait for brunch in the summer, but not bad otherwise. Reservations are for dinner only.

Servers have repeatedly been knowledgeable about gf and cc.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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 lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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insanely delicious, most of the menu us gluten free. definitely worth the price imo.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I used to love dining at Lula before I found out I have CD. Luckily that has not changed! The wait staff was so knowledgeable about CD and gave me a marked up copy of the menu showing me what I could and could not have. The chickpea fries are made in their own fryer! Great experience and I didn’t get sick!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 dinner
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered an omelet and they were very clear about knowing the difference between celiac and gluten free.

However the runner brought me someone else’s omelet and it had a slice of toast on the same plate. I had to describe again why it wasn’t ok and it honestly seemed like a genuine “grabbed the wrong plate” thing. I ate the safe omelet and was fine.

I would use caution here at busy times but otherwise I’d come here and not worry.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Doesn’t have a separate menu, but there is a note on the menu that they can shift a lot of their options to GF. No GF bread, though. But still really tasty and as a celiac I felt confident in their ability to provide a safe environment and didn’t get sick!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I asked the waitress when I arrived and they have a gluten free menu with at least ten options! They are very good at accommodating gluten free needs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The food here is delicious. I’ve eaten here many times and have never gotten sick. I have many food allergies (wheat, tomato, sesame) and every time I go there they talk to the kitchen and take the menu to cross off anything I can’t eat. My favorite dishes include the chicken, the beets, and the tagine.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ok place, food is tasty and made from scratch. They don't have a straight up menu for GF, but staff knew what could be made safely, and how to adjust the options. No gf bread but meals can be altered to work

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Enjoyed my meal there, I like that it's real food and you don't feel too guilty eating most of it. If you want to feel good about what you're eating, eat here

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I've eaten here three times, got glutened badly one of those times. The server was very knowledgeable about gluten all three times but I think there must have been a problem with cross contamination in the kitchen the time I got sick. That time was a very busy Saturday brunch. The two times I was fine were slow weeknights. Food tastes great, just beware of how busy they are.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Our favorite neighborhood restaurant, Lula consistently has numerous menu options that are either automatically gluten free or can be amended to be. We also have friends with other dietary restrictions (vegan, allergic to eggs, etc) and the staff is always incredibly accommodating. This is our favorite restaurant in Chicago.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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They were incredibly accommodating and understanding of gluten making me feel so much better. The food tasted great and I didn't get sick! So worth trying out. I enjoyed my experience at Lula Cafe! I will be back in the future.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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The staff knows what they're doing. I felt safe. Everything is delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food. The gluten free options were small but the staff was helpful and I left full.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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