Melt Shop

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 18 ratings
$Sandwiches, Bread/Buns, Breakfast + 3 more
25% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

135 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019 Directions

(212) 974-3423
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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2017

    What a fantastic find in NY thanks to you guys. Was here 2 weeks ago and didn't know it existed. We fly home today, so this made my day! The Staff are sooo friendly and helpful and gave good advice. I went for the Grilled Chicken Sandwich on Gluten Free Bread with Tater Tots. The G/F Bread was only 50 cents dearer. I've been paying $2 extra elsewhere. My meal was Delicious!! Can't wait to come back and eat here again

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    5 ratingSeptember 04, 2017

    Spectacular GF bread and they can do any sandwich on the menu except the fried chicken of course. We will be back many times!

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    5 ratingApril 12, 2017

    Gluten free bread for the sandwiches was awesome. So were the tater tots

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    4 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    Food was amazing! I saw others ratings and was a little concerned, but I had no problem with a melt and tater tots. The cashier did warn that they can't guarantee celiac friendly but they do there best!

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    1 ratingJuly 19, 2016

    Thought I would be OK here because I don't have Celiac and can usually tolerate a little cross contamination, but the girl at the register asked if I wanted the tater tots bc they were GF. They were not. Only ate those on my lunch break and got very sick by the end of the work day. Gave the sandwich to my boyfriend.

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    3 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    I had a sandwich and loved it. They warned that there may be some cross contamination and they cannot guarantee gf. If you are gluten sensitive this is a great place!!

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    1 ratingJune 29, 2016

    Cross contamination!

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    1 ratingFebruary 23, 2016

    Are here one time and got horribly sick. Later found out they grill the GF bread and regular bread on the same sandwich presses. Unbelievable!! AVOID!!

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    3 ratingJanuary 10, 2016

    Glorified grilled cheese, with lots of cross contamination. Cheaper than many things in the area, but not great.

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    4 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    allergic to wheat so not celiac, but I had the burger melt with no cheese sauce and was fine. GF bread was better than a lot of places I've been. staff was knowledgeable about gluten in certain things.

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    3 ratingDecember 29, 2015

    If you are sensitive, I would advise to skip this place or order a salad. They do have GF bread, but they are also moving non-GF bread all over the place. I think the air probably has gluten in it. If you are not very sensitive it might be ok. My celiac-wife had a salad and really liked it. On a side note, I do not have gluten issues and my #3 sandwich was GLORIOUS.

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    2 ratingAugust 17, 2015

    Not celiac friendly

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    3 ratingJuly 23, 2015

    I ate at Melt recently and I ordered a grilled cheese on gluten free bread. They don't have a dedicated area for grilling my sandwich and used the same utensils that they used with regular wheat bread. I wasn't too worried because although I have celiac I am not as sensitive as some are with slight cross contamination. I appreciated them not slicing my sandwich with the same knife that they use for other sandwiches and notifying me that their cheese sauce is made with flour so he wasn't going to put it on the sandwich. I did however get sick fairly quickly after eating my sandwich and won't be back unless I am certain they have a dedicated kitchen area.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2015

    I am GFDF, and was nervous to eat here. They made it wrong the first time (used butter and cheese), but I brought it to their attention, and they were very apologetic, and remade it for me. It was delicious!! Haven't had a reaction...yay!! ;) Will be back...

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    5 ratingApril 15, 2015

    Amazing gluten free sandwiches. I am very sensitive to cross contamination and ate here twice on my trip with no illness! So good!

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    5 ratingJanuary 13, 2015

    Great service with what I would say was Super Forward Friendly attentive staff. I asked about GF bread, he said he could make any sandwich on GF bread. Accepted the long pause and questions I had. I said, "My need is an allergy, not a preference". He stopped the process, turned into the kitchen, gave instruction and followed up on it. The staff prepared the sandwich on a separate surface and used caution. In the space, a pure kitchen may not be possible. I ate, enjoyed and had no reaction to a chicken club sandwich. It was a knock out delicious sandwich. I had no reaction. Of course, I would recommend talking with them and make your own judgement. I'll go back again.

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2014

    Not even close to a dedicated kitchen. Lots of cross contamination.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Sandwiches


  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm

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