100% of 41 votes say it's Celiac friendly

240 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611 Directions

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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!!!

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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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

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

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Gluten Free Features

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

Categories

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

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BBQ Chicken flatbread (no cheese) and sweet potato fries
Gf chicken avocado sandwich and gf chocolate chip cookie
GF burger
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A lot of options and they have gluten free desserts wrapped separately. Didn’t get sick.

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

Updated 6 months 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.

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Absolutely loved everything!!!

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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.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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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!

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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!

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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!

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

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

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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 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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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!

Updated 3 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.

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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 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 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!

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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 3 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.

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Loved it! Fresh quick food at reasonable prices.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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 3 years ago read full review

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Amazing!!!!!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 3 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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Updated 4 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!

Updated 4 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.

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

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Awesome flatbreads! Really fast!

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Not celiac

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

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Reviews of this Chain

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

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Great food. Answered questions, no up charge.

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

Not celiac

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Excellent options and so delicious. Everything was clearly marked.

Celiac

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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!

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

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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.

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Knowledgeable, safe, and good food as well

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Amazing burger and baked sweet Potato fries!!

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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

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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

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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!)

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

Celiac

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Flatbreads are to die for! SO GOOD

Celiac

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

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

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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

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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.

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

Celiac

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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.

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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

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

Celiac

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Very extensive gluten free breakfast and lunch menus!

Celiac

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

Not celiac

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loved the fish tacos. the pumpkin donut was excellent.

Celiac

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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

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

Celiac

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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