Middle Eastern Bakery and Deli

7 recent ratings
$ • Deli, Sandwiches
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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3052 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Best Gluten free meals!! Such a warm hug. The gluten free pita is outstanding. With gyros. With sides for plates. They do a gluten-free pistachio baklava. The halva is great too. Huge fan!

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I bought gluten free lavash ,baba, ganoush with gluten free pita and some frozen meat pies. All was delightful and no reaction. I have froze the left over lavash and meat pies for later in vacuum seal bags hoping they will preserve well as I live in Gilbert so this is a long way to go but I will be going back. The store is not visually appealing so that may turn some people off but I saw the pitas and had to try, so glad I did as it's the best gluten free bread product I've had in a long time. The baba ganoush is smoky with a slight vinegar taste but delicious. Next time I'll try the hummus too.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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The gluten free pita bread is INSANE. Possibly the best gyro sandwich I’ve ever had. Most of the menu can be made 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

Updated 1 year 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 dedicated kitchen space
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Deli
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Middle Eastern
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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gluten free does not equal free from contamination

10 months ago

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Celiac

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After reading positive reviews from people with celiac, and how they take precaution to avoid cross contamination we decided to try the gluten free pita and spinach/ meat pies. We couldn’t believe how delicious It was ! We were so excited until my celiac daughter started throwing up two hours later. I would not recommend this for people with Celiac disease or anyone with a severe sensitivity.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

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The gluten-free pita bread and flatbread are amazing. The best I've ever had. I wouldn't count on it being made in a strict gluten-free kitchen, so not good for celiacs, but excellent for the gluten sensitive.

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 takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Owner was very knowledgeable and beyond accommodating. Was a delightful experience.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Delicious. Never had an issue. Gluten free pitas and lavosh One of my go to llaces

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

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DO NOT TRUST!!! My son has celiac, he was excited to try the gluten free pita. He got nervous because the restaurant appeared run down/dirty. Their procedures to prevent cross contamination sounded good though so he tried. Within 20 minutes, my son knew it was gluten and was horribly ill from it. It wasn’t contamination, they were gluten!!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I try and stop by every time I'm in Phoenix. The pita is amazing and the owner is the kindest and most generous man ever. Make sure to try the lemonade.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When I tasted the pita, it was so wonderful I was skeptical that this was actually GF. My son has celiac and is very sensitive. He ate multiple pitas in one day and had no reaction. He has also had the cheese filled bakes, also wonderful. We were told the owner's son has celiac and that is why he created GF options. They will tell you it is not a separate kitchen; however, the sanitize everything at the end of the day and cook all GF items first before introducing any gluten containing items to the kitchen for the day.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This is my favorite place in Phoenix to eat! They can make almost everything GF. I’ve never had any issues after eating here. They have GF Pita bread to eat and you can buy GF items to take home. Their bakery is filled with exotic Middle Eastern items to buy and their Middle Eastern Fare is a true delight! The staff is so sweet and accommodating. Must try!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I am not celiac (NCGS), and their gf pita did not bother me. Best lemonade in the valley and the owners are so nice.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve tried I’ve tried. Ate here 4 times because I so badly want to to be able to eat here often and each time I became ill. One of the sickest I’ve ever been was after eating the Pita. Maybe wheat pita labeled wrong? I think the kitchen is highly probable for cross contamination. I can’t be more disappointed, but I can’t say this is a safe place for celiacs, at least not me

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love this place!!! I buy their pita bread all the time. It’s so amazing and can be used for so many things!! The owners are so sweet! I highly highly recommend this place!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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NOT SAFE FOR CELIACS. I got sick after eating off the gluten free menu, and the “gluten free” pita smelled like wheat so I didn’t eaten touch that. However, the food itself was delicious, so if you’re not sensitive I’d still consider it an option.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten free pita and sweet bread I've ever tasted. Very helpful staff!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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simply amazing food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The GF pita bread here is so soft and spongy I double checked several times to make sure it really was GF. The owner worked over 9 months to perfect the GF pita for a customer with celiac. There are numerous other GF options on the menu and available for purchase. I love the hummus and lamb, was never much of a fan of either, but this place has made me a convert of both!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my goodness I can't even describe how amazing this place is! The gluten free pita bread is phenomenal, the flavorings and spices are all wonderful and the staff is incredible! They also have an entire freezer section of gluten free breads and such. I wish I lived her because I would eat here all. The. Time. If you are in Phoenix and have Celiac, this place is a must visit! Even if you are not Celiac, this place is a must visit!! You will not be disappointed!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free pita bread, so soft and so yummyyyy!!! Can't believe it's gluten free!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Gluten Free pita that has consistency of regular wheat pita AND tastes good! But it's the lavosh that is the greatest miracle. It actually rolls without falling into pieces! I actually cried with joy when I had my first homemade burritolike sandwich in years.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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They have a great selection and the owners are very nice!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is heaven on earth.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My husband and I had kabobs and GF pita and it was GREAT! We also happened to notice that the have pita and GF spinach pie things for sale in their freezer. We will be back for sure! :D

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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I had the shish and lamb kabob. The staff was very knowledgeable and the food was amazing. We were amazed that the pita bread was gluten free. We spoke with the owner and he was very nice. He showed us that he had a huge selection of frozen gluten free foods ranging from the famous pita bread to meat pies. He stated that 98% of his menu could be made gluten free and that he would be happy to adjust the items as needed. I would very highly recommend the joint.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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seriously the best pita bread out there. I have had it twice, and I know other celiac that have eaten here with no problems. I admit I have not been here in a while because when you buy their pitas by the dozen they package them in a bag that has the ingredients of their regular pitas - only they cross it out and write "GF" on it. There is a small language barrier, so I was not comfortable going there a lot. BUT, I heard recently from a friend that they have the correct labels now, and they have a family member with celiac. chances are there has never been anything to worry about. I was been cautious. I think it's time to return!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This arabic bakery and cafe has the most amazing GF pita and lavash that they make in house daily. Also GF meat and spinach pies, and tabouleh. Pita is made in a dedicated space and you can hardly tell the difference! Better than any store bought Gf bread out there!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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