Mama's Deli & Catering

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns + 4 more
90% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

125 East Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 Directions

(319) 341-0700
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    1 ratingNovember 15, 2016

    When I inquired whether soup and a sandwich would be safe for someone with Celiac, the staff responded with attitude "we do not have a separate kitchen, we can't guarantee anything will be gluten free" then proceeded to talk to other customers before I could ask any more questions. I chose to go somewhere else.

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    5 ratingAugust 20, 2016

    Great sandwich and salad. Many sides and soups are also GF. I'm a celiac and this was a safe meal for me. Glad to have a deli that I can get a good sandwich at!

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    5 ratingJune 29, 2016

    Favorite place to grab a gluten free sandwich. Super service and great variety!

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    5 ratingApril 05, 2016

    Super good and service

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    2 ratingDecember 19, 2015

    The food was average at best. The server seemed annoyed that we came in 20 minutes before they closed. They were not very friendly overall. I told them I had celiac disease and they offered to wipe the grill. I told them to skip it as it would still be contaminated. Their selection of soups is likely the safer bet.

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    5 ratingSeptember 23, 2015

    Wonderful, safe food!

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2015

    Went in, grabbed a to go sandwich with gfree bread. Food was great and I didn't get sick! 👍🏻

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2015

    I have eaten here twice and haven't had any reaction. So many gluten free sandwich options and gf soup as well!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2015

    A nice selection of sandwiches and sides that are GF. I had the Cajun Chicken sandwich with good GF bread and the quinoa salad on the side for $7.95. It was very tasty and had fresh ingredients.

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    5 ratingMay 10, 2015

    So, so good! Loved the gluten free bread option for (almost) all sandwiches!

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2014

    good GF bread for sandwiches, somewhat airy/light. would agree with other reviews. kid friendly, too. reasonable price, considering next to U of I campus.

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    5 ratingMarch 17, 2014

    Great bread! Large selection of food, including soup!

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2013

    Best gluten free bread I've had in a long time. Had a turkey sandwich with broccoli cheese soup. and they had gluten free brownies!

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    4 ratingMarch 21, 2013

    Really great option for a sandwich and side while downtown. Every sandwich except the meatball can be made on Gluten Free bread. Takes only a few minutes to make and the bread seems like it's grilled on a flat top with butter so it actually tastes decent as far as GF breads go. They have a lot of sides that are gf as well, including soups. Tasted good overall, cost was maybe a little high at about $8 for a Turkey sandwich and bowl of soup, but what you can't really expect much cheaper for gf sandwiches.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Sandwiches


  • Deli
  • Delivery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
11 am - 4 pm

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