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.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The staff knows what they're doing. I felt safe. Everything is delicious.
Good food. The gluten free options were small but the staff was helpful and I left full.