Lula Cafe

4 recent ratings
$$$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
2537 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


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-contamination?

— Very

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

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

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 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


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

— 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 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-contamination?

— 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 1 year 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
  • Vegan Friendly

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Lula Cafe gluten-free menu
Lula Cafe gluten-free menu
Deconstructed breakfast burrito!
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Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 2 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 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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 3 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 4 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 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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 5 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 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 6 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 6 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 9 years ago read full review

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