LYFE Kitchen

19 recent ratings
$$ • American Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Dessert, Fries, Pizza, Salad, Sandwiches, Soup
Safety Rating
17 ratings

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270 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I went over there and I loved it!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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After 3 years of coming here often, had a HORRIBLE experience yesterday. Ordered a grilled Mediterranean salad GF and it came with the allergen toothpick as always. Halfway through found a wonton strip in the salad. Called the restaurant and instead of apologizing, the manager claimed it couldn’t have possibly come from their kitchen and refused to give her name because she “did everything right.” She ultimately refunded the order but did not apologize, tried to blame the delivery driver and said it couldn’t possibly be the kitchen staff. They are usually great about celiac precautions and this was clearly a mistake but the absolute refusal to take ownership for glutening someone is pretty reprehensible.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Many delicious GF options. They were extremely careful with our celiac order

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches
  • Soup

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Egg & chorizo breakfast tacos
Red lentil pasta with chicken added
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Celiac

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Review


Consistent & always good. Flatbread is delicious. Never a reaction.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Extremely sensitive celiac & react the same to corn.

I got the blueberry smoothie, scrambled eggs & potatoes. Everything was good. Onion on the potatoes was a bit cold but otherwise things were good. Nice seasoning on the potatoes.

Overall, the food was decent AND I did not get sick. That’s a huge win for me and I will definitely return if I’m in the city again

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a lot of gluten free options like thai food, burgers, tacos, cookies, and more. Everything on the menu says if its gluten free or not. Very tasty too

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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/All

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 for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very yummy. I usually don’t get pasta but the gf pasta is the only pasta they had. I got the pomodoro red lentil pasta with chicken added. Came with gf marker. Very good

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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Found Lyfe Kitchen while in the hospital in Chicago Werth my husband. They have many gluten-free options on their menu and even have the option to switch out regular items for gluten-free items giving you even more choices! As someone allergic to gluten this is HUGE! I highly recommend Lyfe Kitchen, you won't be disappointed!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Had the Thai Tofu and a margherita: they were absolutely delicious and not expensive. Great place

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Came from out of town and needed it to be both vegan and GF. I will say it's on the expensive side as things like fries and chips are extra. For both, and a drink and a cookie I paid almost $30. Food review: The sandwich was good, but the sweet potato fries weren't the greatest.

Honestly, Jasons Deli was better.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very fresh and good quality food. People behind the counter know what is gluten free and what is not. They handed a note into the kitchen that a gluten free order is coming. Best meal we had in Chicago.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious and safe! We came here for brunch and found everything to be really yummy. They are surprisingly safe and the menu is very easy to identify. The Grand Sandwich (with GF bun), omelettes, oats were all good. Hint: the potatoes are super flavorful! Sign up for their app and you can get $5.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Very good food and fast service to

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Lots of options. Offer dairy free as well.

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Food was excellent, gluten free options in the menu. All was perfect

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They marked our food as “gluten allergy” which is always a good sign. My mom got a smoothie bowl which she enjoyed. I got the OG Omlette which was just okay. They have a lot of options though and I didn’t get sick. They also have GF baked goods from a bakery and ice cream sandwiches!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Got the pasta pomodoro. It was okay. GF pasta and no cheese. Wasn’t super tasty and don’t love the menu options. Felt well after eating, just wasn’t for me. Nice establishment though.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Nice spacious fast casual restaurant. They have a well marked menu. I ordered the grand sandwich on gf bun and an iced latte. Sandwich was really good. It came with a side of breakfast potatoes with aioli and sautéed onions. Potatoes were cold. Sandwich was really good; the texture of the egg was perfect (I’m guessing it was prepared by sous vide). Iced latte was tasty; they only had 2% milk which was a bummer bc I prefer whole milk in my coffee. Bathrooms are impeccably clean and bright

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great atmosphere! I told the kitchen that I have celiac and they knew exactly what to do. I had the margarita pizza and sweet potato fries and it was so good! I didn’t have any celiac symptoms! I would definitely recommend. They also had a fridge with drinks and snack and all/most was gluten free too!

Safety


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

— 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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My organization ordered lunch from here and after placing an online order, I called to speak about my being gluten free and allergic to alliums. I decided on the keto scramble with bacon and I also got a Banana Kale Ginger smoothie with almond milk instead of apple juice. The host on the phone confirmed everything with the kitchen. The food arrived cold, but the quality of service was fantastic.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Low-FODMAP friendly
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

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-contact?

— 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 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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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-contact?

— 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/All

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 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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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 4 years 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 4 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 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic 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 4 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 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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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 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Wheat Allergy

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Absolutely loved everything!!!

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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

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Celiac

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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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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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 6 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

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Celiac

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