100% of 41 votes say it's Celiac friendly

419 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60654 Directions

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Celiac
4 days ago
Celiac friendly

Great food. Answered questions, no up charge.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely Delicious. So many great GF options!! Flat bread pizza, grain bowls desserts , soups....,freakin YUM!!!!

Not celiac
3 months ago

Excellent options and so delicious. Everything was clearly marked.

Gluten Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Appetizers
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Soup
  • Tortilla Chips

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Dairy free (cashew cream), GF lentil pasta.
Hibiscus Beet LYFE Water and Banana Kale Smoothie- both were excellent!
Fish Tacos with salsa- delicious!!
Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos - SO good!
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BBQ chicken flatbread, Parmesan garlic sweet potato fries. All gf, all delicious.
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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable and it came out labeled gluten free. The food was amazing! Would definitely be back here again if I lived here.

Not celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Many great GF choices across the menu. Staff is aware of safe CC practices. Excellent GF chocolate chip cookies!

Celiac
6 months ago

Great vegan options and close to hotels if traveling to Chicago. I find it best to come early or on weekends because food does taste fresher then

6 months ago

Went there for dinner since it was within walking distance of our hotel. We were not disappointed. The food and drink were very good and my wife who is gluten sensitive did not get sick afterward. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable. We'll be going there for brunch

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable. Lots of GF and dairy free options. All indicated on menu. Great for take out too if you’re looking for something quick.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

SO GOOD!! very healthy options with a lot of GF food! no GF kitchen however

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Delicious! They had several gluten free options on their menu. We ate there for breakfast and dinner. Both meals were great. Our 7 year old daughter has Celiac’s and she didn’t get sick either time...best of all, she loved her meals! They served her meals with Gluten Free flags, which indicated that the chef was aware of her allergy. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

IN CRE DI BLE. I’m celiac since I was born and this place was really safe. I will go again!!

Celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

One word. Yes I am gluten free. Well that was four words, but I was excited. Fantastic meal and I think that this might be where I eat the entire time I am in Chicago.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Their menu is clearly marked with gluten free and vegan options! Lots of gluten free options! We had the Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos and the Fish Tacos and both were excellent!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Flatbreads are to die for! SO GOOD

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Loved margarita flatbread!!! Never get to have flatbread because of celiac :(

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

This place is fantastic. Once I told the staff I have Celiac, they explained how they prevent cross contamination. The food is fresh and tasty! Highly recommend. I’m Celiac and Vegan.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The Farmhouse burger w/ a GF bun was one of the best burgers I have ever had!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great menu options and my child with celiac loved her burger! They seemed to take proper precautions. They had gf cookies that are prepared separately. My only question was the tongs used to get them as I didn't ask if they used them on the non gf cookies. Otherwise, great place to go.

Celiac
1 year ago

This place has tons of gf and healthy options with nutritional information clearly marked. I eat here all the time and have never gotten sick. Definitely Celiac safe.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Menu has GF selections noted for easy decisions. The staff is knowledgeable and offered me a sample of delicious corn chowder before I ordered it. The salmon was tasty. They have soft GF cookies and delicious drinks. As a Celiac, my taste buds were tickled! Great customer service, great food, and ambiance.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

So good!! So many excellent gf options. Fresh and delicious food. The whole family enjoyed!!

2 years ago

loved the fish tacos. the pumpkin donut was excellent.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great choice of GF items on the menu. Also like the attention to quality ingredients and good nutrition. October 2017, no separate GF menu. Menu has a number of items marked GF. No GF bread was offered for sandwiches- boo! All flatbreads use GF flatbread though. Feel that there is not as much choice now.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very knowledgable and helpful to ensure a GF experience. They notified the cook to avoid cross contamination. Much of their menu is GF and plenty of selection. Would recommend this casual spot for those suffering from celiac disease.

Celiac
2 years ago

Daughter has celiac. Spoke with manager and was assured no issue. She knew right away what celiac was. Red flag went up when food delivered to our table as all meals were on the same tray. My daughter really enjoyed her meal but paid for it for two days after as meal had gluten contamination.

2 years ago

Amazing staff, very knowledgeable on Celiac and the gluten free lifestyle. I enjoyed all of my breakfast food and the great atmosphere.

3 years ago

Yummy food, inexpensive, great environment! Wish they had these in Georgia!!!

Not celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Really great. Inexpensive for the quality. Felt super safe there.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Best sweet potato fries! Very extensive gf and vegan menu. No issues for celiac!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

extensive gluten free menu. excellent tasty organic food menu. no issues for celiac. highly recommend

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

All of the flatbreads are GF and if you ask for a sandwhich they use the flatbread to make it. I was assured that the GF options were seperately made, just tell them you have an "allergy". Great food and service.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Great burger with gluten free bun, side salad, and some baked sweet potato fries (baked has less chance of cross contamination). I am both gluten and dairy sensitive, and had no problems.

Celiac
3 years ago

They accidentally served me a burger with a regular bun instead of the gluten free - I questioned it a few bites in and caught a chef on the way by - the manager comped my meal and they remade the burger. We'll see how sick I get, I'm a little apprehensive at this point. But they've been super nice about it. The sweet potato fries were delicious though, and I was enjoying my burger until I realized that the bread seemed too good to be true. LESSON LEARNED: the gluten free items should be specifically tagged when they come out from the kitchen - if not, ask your server to be sure!! In my case the cashier didn't catch/tag that the meal needed to be gf.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I was surprised by how good the food was. Separate GF menu, clean, and good location. I will look for this chain in other areas.

Celiac
3 years ago

I was with a celiac and shared a meal. Sooooooo tasty with great choices! The staff was helpful and patient! I would recommend this to anyone with taste buds!!!

Not celiac
4 years ago

So good. Great service. Separate gluten free menu made ordering easy and there was a great selection of items. Loved the bar-b-q flatbread.

Celiac
4 years ago

Best gluten free burger I ever had!!! My friend who is not gluten free got the fish tacos and loved them. Guac is delicious. Loved it so much we are coming back for dinner.

Celiac
4 years ago

Food was good. Limited menu, which is fine. Our server/cashier did not know what Celiac was and did not readily know which menu items were gluten free. I had checked this site and reviews before I went, so I felt confident, but I had hoped for a more knowledgable staff. I did not get ill at all, and I'm very sensitive.

Not celiac
4 years ago

Gluten free menu Highly recommend the grass fed burger with cheese. The buns hold together perfectly and aren't at all dry. My favorite burger option by far.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

the food here is light and healthy with options liked sweet potato fries and flatbreads to satisfy the naughty parts of my brain. the gluten free menu is also extensive and flavorful. best of all, they have complimentary sparking water!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

So many options!!!! So many accommodations for food allergies. Will def be my go to place. They have breads buns and flatbreads that are dairy free?!! What the what?

5 years ago

Healthy casual dining with good variety of gluten free items, including gf buns for burgers and sandwiches. Friendly and extremely knowledgable staff.

Not celiac
5 years ago

An absolutely delicious restaurant. Loved the BBQ chicken flatbread and the garlic Parmesan sweet potato fries. The decor is great too. Has vegan options. Has a full GF menu.

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was so friendly and knowledgeable. Had a burger with fries (yes! They have a dedicated fryer) and lots of other yummy sounding options I can’t wait to try next time

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of options! Knowledgeable staff. Desserts from a local dedicated gluten free bakery. Food was delicious.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

A lot of options and they have gluten free desserts wrapped separately. Didn’t get sick.

Celiac
1 month ago

Knowledgeable staff! Great selection of items. I had the bbq chicken flatbread and sweet potato fries. So good!!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Been several times while visiting the NM medical campus. Great gluten free options that are decently priced and taste great! Love that they have vegetarian options! Haven't felt sick so Celiac safe.

Celiac
7 months ago

Absolutely loved everything!!!

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

My daughter and I went to LYFE at N State and Pearson on a layover between trains in Chicago and had a wonderful, quick lunch on a Sunday afternoon when other options were closed. The staff was great and even made my daughter’s flatbread to order (no onions please). The GF protocols at LYFE made for an uneventful evening as we continued on our trip. Will definitely stop again on our way home.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Phenomenal place for a hearty snack or lunch. Love that I can get sweet potato fries here (baked in an oven). Salads, bowels, tacos... can’t go wrong! They are awesome about cross contamination too. This place is now on my “go to” list for lunches.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Fabulous! A safe place for me for delicious and healthy food while my son is in the hospital. And their banana smoothie was great for him to have when he was able to start eating again. Absolutely safe for celiac. I get very sick from the slightest cc and was perfect here! Thank you, Lyfe!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Knowledgeable, safe, and good food as well

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing burger and baked sweet Potato fries!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I got the margherita flatbread and my sister got the chicken sandwich on a GF bun. The flatbread (which is basically a margherita pizza was absolutely delicious - chewy, flavorful, and crisp on the edges. The bread on the chicken sandwich was pretty crumbly but she said every other part of the sandwich was delicious. Prices weren’t toooo bad considering it’s Chicago and our food was ready really quickly. Also, neither one of us got sick afterwards. Highly recommend!

1 year ago

Delicious food, great staff. They had gluten free cookies! They put the GF cookies on the top tray, so no crumbs from regular cookies would fall on the GF cookies. We got the buffalo cauliflower tacos and baked sweet potato fries - both were amazing!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

GF items clearly indicated on menu along with vegan options and items containing nuts. Had the bbq chicken flatbread and it was so good! They have many options and the atmosphere is nice. Good service. Lunch for $9!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Though the menu seems limited as to what is listed as GF, be sure to ask about other options as they have gf buns and other items that can be made GF. Staff was knowledge about not just gluten free but the importance for those with us who have celiac, this sint a tad diner. The building was open, bright and clean, bonus in my book. We had Kendra as our server, she was not only at the height of professionalism but such a delight to talk with about any but the restaurant. Every patron seemed happy and engaged with their servers on a more personal level as well, perhaps because this was center of historical tour areas, but regardless of motivation, they are a great example of what good customer interfacing employees should be. Highly recommended, the food was not only pleasing to the eyes, but our taste buds as well. And while I'm not a vegetarian, I ordered a fabulous vegetarian taco plate that left me full (but secretly wishing I had more room, it was so good!)

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. My daughter with Celiac loved their flatbread and chicken sandwich.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Fresh, healthy, delicious, and safe. Gf flags on gf meals. Will definitely eat here again.

Celiac
1 year ago

Great options for adults and kids. Staff didn’t bat an eye when we mentioned celiac. Delicious and easy!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great service. Great meal options. Plenty of variety to choose from. Knowledgeable staff.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Good food, great GF buns! Menu was well marked as to what I could and couldn't have. Waiter seemed very knowledgeable. Nice atmosphere and no reaction, win win!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

LYFE Kitchen is located at the bottom of the historic Chisca Hotel. Most of the menu items were gluten free and the turkey meat loaf with cauliflower mashers were amazing! I also recommend the garlic Parmesan sweet potato fries.

Not celiac
1 year ago

Everything we tried was amazing, and almost all of it was gluten free!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

We love this place. We wish the one on Poplar had not closed. We love that they cannot accommodate my Celiac needs and my husband's dairy restrictions without sacrificing flavor.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Terrible. We made sure to inform the employee taking our order that we had Celiac and could not consume gluten. They confirmed that the children’s pasta could be made gluten-free. Another server brought the food to the table and the pasta looked like regular pasta so again I asked if it was GF. The server said it was, and my children begin to eat. A few minutes later, another employee came running out from the kitchen to let us know that it was not GF pasta. My children began crying because they know the effects that gluten has on their body. No one apologized, they just offered to bring us a bowl of Asian-style thin rice noodles instead. I’m not sure how three different employees were unable to catch this mistake at a restaurant claiming to be exceptionally GF friendly.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Fantastic experience overall; the GM Justin was SUPER helpful/knowledgeable/and friendly. I was lucky he was behind the bar. Only one (VERY) minor complaint, which was rectified with a quick phone call; we ordered two sandwiches on GF, and they came made with two tops and two bottoms. Obviously not a problem in and of itself, I just had to clarify we didn't have two types of bun. I will definitely eat here again next time in Memphis. Thanks, Justin!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Staff knowledgable and menu clearly labeled. Loved our choices.. we had a flatbread and the Mahi Mahi fish tacos - YUM! Will be back again. Very good!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Got a gluten free meal, but felt gluten side effects about an hour after leaving.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Always a pleasure to eat here. Feel very safe. The tacos were delicious. Food was delivered by someone who confirmed the gluten free status.

1 year ago

YUM! Excellent menu marked very well for gluten free. Most of their menu items are naturally gf, even the flatbread appetizers. Excellent price for wonderful and healthy quality food.

Celiac
1 year ago

My experience was marginal. I ordered abbot on gf bread it came with two pieces of bacon, two pieces of very thin sliced deli turkey two tomatoes with a smattering of lettuce I was really disappointed it was like a giant piece of bread with hardly any filling. They use udis bread in case you're wondering.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great experience at LYFE! I️ will be back. They put flags on gf orders!

1 year ago

Very extensive gluten free breakfast and lunch menus!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Super friendly staff and delicious food! Lots of clearly marked gf options. I got their flatbread and it was just perfect!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

So impressed with this place. The chicken tacos are delicious.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Unbelievably I was served and ate a sandwich on a regular sandwich roll not the gluten free as ordered. I always reiterate my order is for a "gluten allergy" so wherever the mistake happened, whomever entered it or prepared my order is an awful employee. Managers were all alerted after the fact, they apologized but nothing to make up for their serious mistake.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great environment, food is really tasty. Perfect place for me and my daughters but the portions would be way too small for my teenage son.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Eat here once a week and no cc issues ever! Love BBQ shrimp tacos!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Lyfe Kitchen was a lyfe saver during our family weekend vacation to Chicago. Our son was recently diagnosed as celiac and this was our first vacation where he had to eat out 100% of the time. We stayed at the nearby Doubletree and were pleasantly surprised that the Lyfe kitchen was a block away. Our son ate two meals here both were delicious and 100% GF he had no symptoms after eating here. I would say it was a little pricey for the entire family but I really didn't care since he felt great after eating both meals.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

so good and so many options! The menu was clearly marked with gluten free and vegan options.

Celiac
2 years ago

Would definitely recommend! Super friendly and accommodating! All the sandwiches can be made gf and very conscious of allergy/dietary needs.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great selection and attentiveness to GF! We visited twice while we were in Memphis.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very knowledgeable and accommodating. In addition to Celiac Disease, I have multiple food allergies. They were happy to help me figure out which dishes could work for me with some changes. Tasty and healthy food! No negative food reactions at all!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I LOVE THIS PLACE!! They make all their flatbreads gf (even the ones on the regular menu) but don't even tell people that because they're THAT GOOD!! I have never gotten sick and have always had staff that was kind and friendly!

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Ate here twice. They assured me that they took proper precautions to avoid cross-contamination. The first time was fine, the second time my son and I both had a celiac reaction. I will not be returning!!

2 years ago

Menu items clearly marked & several choices. Had BAKED sweet potato fries-yummy & did not gave to worry about oil cross contamination. Also BBQ chicken flatbread was yummy. It is listed as a shareable & was sufficient food for us but could also be entree if you want it yourself

Celiac
2 years ago

Great GF choices and delicious fresh food.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely delicious, celiac-friendly and good on the wallet.

Celiac
2 years ago

Amazing food! I especially love the burgers!

2 years ago

Super fresh food, lots of GF options compared to most places. Chicken and tofu tacos were wonderful and side salad. Affordable in price as well.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great option for a quick and safe bite! Terrific breakfast egg sandwich, salads, flatbreads, and soups! A regular stop on my travels in the area.

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