LYFE Kitchen

9 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Pizza, Sandwiches, Soup, Tortilla Chips
88% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
270 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611

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Celiac

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Food was delicious. Especially the Thai bowl! Food was marked as gluten free when it came out of the kitchen, and they only marked the ones that we said were an allergy (celiac). Was a fast casual sort of joint, which I wasn't expecting, but was still a good experience. Wish they served things on reusable plates, but that was my only complaint.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 months ago read full review

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The food was very tasty and it was great to have a gluten free flatbread for the first time in a long time! We got the BBQ one with chips and guac, and also got some smoothies. Everything was super delicious.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 dairy-free
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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One of my favorite places to eat in Chicago! Simple, healthy and diet friendly meals. Not sure if they are safe for cross contamination however.

Safety


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

— Not 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

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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 7 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

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Gluten-Free at LYFE Kitchen
BBQ Chicken flatbread (no cheese) and sweet potato fries
Gf chicken avocado sandwich and gf chocolate chip cookie
GF burger
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Celiac

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My office wanted to order in burgers for a staff lunch, and the burger place they chose wasn’t safe. I asked if I could get a burger and fries from LYFE and I am SO GLAD that I did! It was delicious, and the sweet potato fries were amazing. My burger came with a little gluten free flag in it so I felt even more sure that there was no mixup. Amazing!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely loved everything!!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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 friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It is the closest restaurant that is GF friendly and I've had three meals here in the last two days! Everything is tasty and they are well aware of allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food. Lots of gf options. They had an entire separate menu for gf. A little pricy, but I think it was worth it. Definitely recommend the parmesan sweet potato fries!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Lots of GF choices!! Got the Grilled chicken avocado sandwich (bun is toasted!!) very yummy. Even have GF chocolate chip cookies. Celiac safe, I happily had no problems.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Wonderful options for my wheat Allergy. I had the quinoa crunch bowl with added grilled chicken. My only regret was that I couldn't finish all of it. SOOOO good. Server seemed very knowledgeable and customer service of entire staff was top notch... even during a period where the building gas had been shut off causing them cooking challenges.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Safe, yummy, and healthy. That's a win in my book! Quick service with a uplifting, casual vibe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Separate GF menu with lots of options. Had the chicken avocado sandwich on GF bun with sweet potato fries. Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yum, I lucked out and hit happy hour midweek. Gluten free margharita flatbread and beer for $10! Flatbread was great!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Gf cookies!! Real food, and delicious. They have gf english muffin and gf menu. Really nice service too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Loved it! Fresh quick food at reasonable prices.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Healthy food done right! I had the most amazing roasted brussell sprouts and butternut squash.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have tons of healthy options an entire gluten free menu, was fast and friendly! We had the fish tacos, the gluten free Italian flatbread, which was awesome and the Chicken and Quinoa soup. All great!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing!!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF free menu, delicious and healthy ingredients, fast and knowledgeable service. Nice indoor or outdoor seating (assuming Chicago spring weather finally cooperates). An all around winner.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really quick super tasting food. Whole gluten free menu with so many options. Really clued up on gluten free and coeliac. Hidden gem

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The person who took my ordered if I had celiac. When I said yes; he told me that he took pride in making sure my food was prepared in the safest manner. I had the grass fed burger and kale salad. My family loved their food. Extra bonus points all around.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was amazing. They have a separate GF and Vegan menu. The staff was very knowable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Flatbread was amazing. Bbq sauce that is gluten free! Yum yum yum.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Size able gf menu. Had a BBQ chicken flatbread sweet potato fries and a pumpkin dessert. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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This place redefines conscientious. They asked us if we had any dietary restrictions immediately as we were about to order. The staff is very knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Extensive GF menu; tasty flatbread; great interior; fast service; sparkling water on tap. Recommended!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome flatbreads! Really fast!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is a clean and delicious allergy friendly restaurant. A lot of organic and everything is healthy.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Food was excellent, everyone in my group loved it. Celiac safe!

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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So good, Lyfe Kitchen was so accommodating and answered all the questions I had about necessary precautious!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— 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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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2nd time coming when visiting Chicago. Ordered brussel sprouts, tacos, and gulped down their lavender lemonade. The tacos were vegan and they were okay. The food came marked with a gluten free flag. Offered some gluten free bakery treats, the magic cookie is good. Overall a safe and healthy place. Really cool atmosphere and spacious.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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They sell gluten free pastries from Defloured and their turkey sandwich was honestly one of my favorites

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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