Mountain Perks

8 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Cookies, Dessert, Muffins, Quiche, Soup, Wraps
100% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
9 Depot St
Bryson City, NC 28713

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Great place!! I was very impressed with not only the delicious wrap I had but the owner. She's amazing. Really took the time to make sure I was clear of gluten. Her broccoli cheddar soup is gluten free and amazing.

Safety


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

— 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 3 months ago read full review

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Excellent place to grab a gluten free breakfast. Very knowledgeable and super friendly. Will definitely be back

Safety


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

— 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 4 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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 lunch
Updated 7 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 dedicated kitchen space
  • Bagels
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Quiche
  • Soup
  • Wraps

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout

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Ham, egg, and cheese on GF everything bagel
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Celiac

I would not recommend this place. They closed early as we trying to come in to order. Sign clearly states hrs and they were shutting everything down and locked up before time to close. They just stared at us. Very rude and unprofessional.

1 year ago

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Celiac

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Went there based on ratings only to find they are closed until 9/30. Hope that saves someone a trip.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing food. Unsure why app says they don’t have a gluten free menu, their menu and daily specials boards are all labeled as to which items are gluten free. Gluten free bagels, cookies, muffins, quiche, soups, wraps and desserts. The owner was amazing!! She stopped everything to walk my son through all his choices and show him in the display case everything that was safe. Dedicated gluten free toaster for the bagels! Hands down recommend

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This place has a gluten free toaster and was very accommodating! I highly recommend. I am very sensitive to gluten and I did not get sick!!! Will definitely be back:)

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Three types of GF bagels: plain, everything, or cinnamon raisin. Bunch of bagel sandwich toppings. Owner showed us the separate GF prep area!

Safety


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

— 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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent! Stopped in before my long drive back and got a gluten free everything bagel with lots of toppings. It was delicious and I didn’t get sick after! Alerted the person at the front that it was an allergy and she circled my order and made sure the people knew.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The husband/wife owners had very good understanding of GF and because they make everything by hand, they know definitely what is GF. My family had bagels, their handmade cream cheese, and crust less quiche. Highly impressed!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great deli with very knowledgeable staff, they even have a dedicated GF area. Excellent GF quiche! Very nice selection of GF items on the menu.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Love this place! I never have to worry about cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everything can be made gf. Bagels. HUGE rice wraps that are tasty. Nice staff at this local establishment

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was excited to see this option with good reviews in such a rural area. The staff taking my order seemed knowledgeable, showed me the dedicated prep space behind the counter. I went back to add something else to my order while they were preparing it (no one else was eating food so I know it was mine) and they weren’t using the dedicated prep space for my salad. I should have thought about it more because my husband and kids were having bagel sandwiches made up at the same time so there were crumbs around. Food was great but I started to get sick within 20 minutes of eating and I’m still running to the bathroom 4 hours later. I think this is probably a safe option when the staff use the dedicated prep space but you may need to watch them prepare it (get a seat at the bar). So upset I’ll be sick over Christmas and I’m supposed to get antibody levels checked next week so I’ll have to reschedule those.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent and perfect for celiacs! Really great food and friendly, well trained staff who understand cross-contamination! Love this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Can't say enough things about this gem..great GF options and hearty chicken soup..my new fav spot. Plus great local folks

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff, dedicated prep area- and delicious food to boot! The morning we went there were 2 crustless quiche options: chorizo poblano pepper jack and crab and swiss. My mom and I got one of each to split and they were equally fantastic. My children shared a smoothie and a yogurt bowl w almonds and fruit. Oh- and the coffee is wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Loved Mountain Perks prior to my celiac diagnosis! Once diagnosed I talked with the store owner a lot about safe practices, but sometimes would occasionally get sick. However, since the expansion and dedicated station I am so happy to have perks back in my life and be able to dine safely. Explain your allergy and they will happily accommodate. I recommend requesting your wrap on a plate if possible though because it will fall apart on you, but SO GOOD!! My favorite is “The Floridian.” Gluten Free options in Bryson City are extremely limited, so happy to have a business that has been working on accommodating and improving for years.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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wonderful cafe! Lots of gf options, super atmosphere!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and many GF options, fresh fresh veggies, GF wraps, and including some GF soups of the day and brownies. Generous portions.

Love the localness and rustic handmade furniture. Every time we eat here it takes a while to get the food but worth the wait. We always eat here when in town.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious gluten free offerings, almost entire menu available GF. I had the crab and Swiss crustless quiche with a GF cinnamon raisin bagel and maple cream cheese. Crab was not "fake" crab, which shows they did their research. Great decaf mochas as well.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is fabulous!!! Great people great food great coffee!!! Love it!!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Mountain perks has so many gluten free options including: bagels, wraps, crustless quiche, desserts, salads, muffins, and more. soups are always gluten free. Ingredients are high quality and local. sanitation score is 100. I am a local and eat here everyday. It's like my food safe haven! coffee is low allergen, low acid.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I asked about the GF menu and mentioned that my daughter has CD and she immediately let me know that their meats and cheese were GF, but they're blue cheese wasn't. She said they had GF wraps and bagels also and that they didn't have a dedicated GF kitchen/prep space but that they would keep everything on aluminum foil.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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amazing food and staff!!! ALL wraps can be done on GF wraps or bagels....got some GF bagels too...amazing!!!! staff very knowledgable about GF...and advertised....they also have GF muffins, but didn't try....definitely worth trying...wrap was HUGE too....will difintely be coming back next time in town!!! $7.50/GF wrap, $2.50/GF bagels

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food was very good. Don't be in a hurry because it is a very slow process getting your food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Even though it was almost closing time, they still made gluten free meals for two. They were very knowledgeable about cross contamination, and the gluten free bagels were amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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We found out many mountain town restaurants are either closed on Sundays or close early. We were getting desperate for dinner choices and we ran in here 10 minutes before closing - which was 4:00. They stayed open for us to get dinner to go. The owner and his wife were very knowledgeable about cross contamination. The food was excellent and the staff was fantastic.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They had gluten free bread and wraps but did not seem to understand that meats and condiments can have gluten. Not sure about cross contamination procedure when toasting gluten free bagel.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great GF options, bagels, muffins, and brownies. Awesome service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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As someone who is sensitive to gluten, Mountain Perks offers a gluten free option for everything on their menu. I go there almost every day and am so impressed by what they have to offer in our small town. They also have the best coffee around! Outstanding service and highly recommended.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Can do almost their entire menu gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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