Middle Child

21 recent ratings
$$ • Sandwich Shop
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
18 ratings

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248 S 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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I usually love middle child. I always felt safe here as a celiac. However I tried ordering online for pick up today and while they have an option of gluten free allergy, I was unable to choose that one and the only available option is “for preference.” Kind of disheartening to be honest.

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great find for lunch in the city. True deli sandwich with amazing GF bread!

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 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Sandwiches were delicious

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 10 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten-Free Sandwiches at Middle Child
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at Middle Child
Reuben. Phenomenal. Get the side hashbrown! So crispy and creamy!
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Don’t recommend this place to Celiacs… They did their best to accommodate my GF needs but the kitchen is small and the oven is not separate so cross-contamination can happen easily and I had reactions a few hours later.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Almost all of the sandwiches can be made on GF bread! It’s rosemary flavored and sort of like a focaccia

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?

— Average

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is NOT a gluten free space. They have a separate gf bread selection for allergies but other than that there isn’t anything on the menu that can be prepared for celiacs.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Such a fun place. Sat at the counter as the crew rocked out to Elton John music. Loved the Vibe.

Got the egg breakfast sandwich. Bread was cooked on separate pan. And hash brown.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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AMAZING FOOD, VIBES, and LABELS! Can clearly tell what is a gf option and what is not.

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderful staff that always makes sure i’m taken care of. The so long sal is to die for!!

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


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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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GF Reuben… delish! So great to have a good sandwich. Very good!!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Great gluten free food and service! I got a breakfast sandwich and added bacon to it. The potato bread was crispy, taste great, held everything in the middle, and didn’t get soggy or break!! They had a total separate area to make the gluten free food that was very clean and avoided cross contamination. I didn’t get sick. I’d eat here again!!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Breakfast sandwich is large and the bread is some of the best I’ve had. Hash brown was great too. Very aware of celiac and allergy precautions. Highly recommend

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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During busy times you may have to wait a bit longer because they clean the grill before making your food (specify it's an allergy though or they might not) but it's so worth it! they're gluten free bread is very herby and flavorful. Also they sell their sandwich pickles- highly recommended grabbing some of those.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Overall Rating

Review


Very good gluten-free sandwiches and nice staff !

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Came for Saturday lunch + got the reuben. Great GF bread! Prices were good for the portion size (~$13 for a big sandwich). Small kitchen + shared oven (so some cross contamination could occur), but they prepare GF items in a separate area. Fast service. Would recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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DELICIOUS. The GF is somehow awesome. It’s busy as heck but worth the wait. They are very careful about cleaning a surface to make the sandwich on. Haven’t gotten sick either time I ate there. Sometimes they run out of the GF bread, though, so make sure you ask before waiting in line for a long time.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the best gf sandwich I’ve had since being diagnosed with Celiac. The gf bread was delicious. They took good gf precautions and made my sandwich in the back/separate. They were understanding about celiac and I felt safe. I will definitely be returning!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Great sandwich that they prepared in the back. They called out my order as celiac. Little bit extra of a wait but great food. Did not get sick

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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Popped into Middle Child as soon as they opened for breakfast. Got the Reuben on GF - best sandwich I can remember having in years. Housemade corned beef was delicious. The bread was excellent - a nice focaccia style, so it really held up beautifully to the sauerkraut and sauce. Do not pass on a side of hash brown! This was the most perfect Golden, crispy, creamy rectangle of fried beauty I have ever eaten. A little grated onion in with the potato for more savory flavor.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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wow! these sandwiches are amazing. these might be the best gf sandwiches i have ever had actually. i tried the blt (messy but delicious) and the shopsin club and couldnt even decide which i loved more. i appreciate that they made an effort to get quality gf bread (tastes like its probably taffets), it makes such a difference to not be eating an udis frozen roll. i am so happy to have found this place, as a very sensitive eater i don’t have a ton of tasty options, where i don’t have to feel worried to bring non-gf eaters because i know it will be delicious for them too.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Everything everyone says is true. Delicious sandwiches, great vibes from staff, take celiac seriously. Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Insanely amazing food. Just so worth it. I checked 75 times to make sure it was GF, even though they had written “celiac” all over my order. It was just that good.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Fantastic sandwiches with great gluten free bread!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place with delicious gf focaccia bread. A winner! Made food in separate area and double checked all ingredients against allergies. Will be back for sure.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I trust this place with my gluten free life. They have a separate area for making gluten free sandwiches and are very careful. Just make sure you indicate on your order you have celiac and need them to prep it separately, they will 100% do it. The sandwiches are amazing and I’ve never gotten sick here. (I am Super sensitive celiac)

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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing food and gluten free bread that does not suck! Super friendly staff who will respond honestly as to their abilities to make your food GF!

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?

— 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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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will prepare gluten-free food separately in a dedicated gluten-free space after changing gloves!

best gluten-free sandwiches EVER. truly an incredible experience. holy, even.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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/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 takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They prepare the food in a separate area of the kitchen. One person will prepare it in that area to avoid cross contamination. When you order the food, they will ask if you have celiac/need it prepared separately.

The bread is amazing!! I had a hard time believing it was GF at first. I usually get the grilled cheese but they have been out of it for some time.

The staff is friendly!

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Utmost respect for food allergies. Delicious gluten free bread. The creation of the sandwiches was entertainment all by itself. But eating the precisely made creation was heaven. Definitely recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Separate prep space, three glove changes, great bread, innovative sandwich options and good customer service. If I lived in Philly I'd be here all of the time.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Unbelievable sandwich bread and amazing staff!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They have gluten free bread that they get from a bakery in Long Island which is amazing. They are also super knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination. They have a completely separate grill to make gluten free items. I highly recommend the breakfast sandwich with pork roll!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Breakfast sandwich was spectacular! GF is +$2 and they ask if it needs to be on a separate grill. It’ll take 10-15 minutes but the food is delicious, well portioned, and fairly priced.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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ive been here twice with no problems, delicious gluten free bread! i highly recommend the turkey shopsin! I will be returning. they even use a seperate toaster for the gf bread!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious. Never had a problem. Always ask if bread can be cut and cooked together.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Middle child was so good! The staff here is so friendly and accommodating. I told them my sandwich had to be gluten free and they knew right away to put it in as a celiac order and prepared it separately from the regular food. The gluten free bread here is DELICIOUS and my “so long sal” sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in a very long time. I definitely recommend!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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