GF items clearly marked on menu. Don’t get hummus bowl (that uses the big bin of hummus & the spoon - it’s used to spread hummus on pitas). Everything is GF except pitas, couscous & desserts. The server changed her gloves. Fryer is GF. I felt safe eating here.
They had the list of ingredients available and sounded accommodating, but when I was waiting to order I watched them make other orders and there was a lot of cross contamination going on. I didn’t eat here just because I was nervous. If you’re not Celiac I think it’s a great option!
The Mall of America location of Naf Naf Grill was a great choice for me. They have an Allergen grid on their website, and most of the items are gluten free. I did mention i was celiac ask them to change gloves before making my meal, and they were more than happy to comply, even asking if I'd like him to wash his hands (which I didn't feel was necessary). i did avoid the falafel, as I noticed they serve that by hand and was likely cross-contaminated. However, everything else was served with spoons or tongs. The food was tasty, and the servings were generous.
I used to love this place but they have gotten pretty careless if you are celiac or very sensitive. Nice that they are knowledgeable but almost everything has cross contamination from getting stuffed in pitas. Got very sick
Surprisingly good! I had zero expectations and was with coworkers try to get something quick. I had a bowl with hummus/steak. The allergen list was on the counter, and helpful. Wish they had one of these in Houston, I’d be a regular.
Great falafel. Maybe the greatest. I always get the veggie bowl and sub out the tabouli salad for the cucumber salad. It’s reasonably priced and very fresh. If I lived any closer, I’d be there all the time.
If you tell the staff up front that you can’t have the pita bread, some know and change their gloves, other do not. I don’t think it is very necessary to since they use spoons for your food. I wouldn’t get the fries, i had them once and had some stomach pain. Not sure what goes into the falafel, which is deep fried in the same oil and the fries. The food is delicious and i go here one a week for lunch. They also have a rewards program.
I love Naf Naf and have been to several locations. To say I'm disappointed is an understatement. Yesterday I was in line to order a beef shawarma hummus bowl. As I waited in line, I observed an employee making a pita sandwich. Using tongs, he filled the pita bread with beef, then, apparently having over-filled the pita, used the tongs to take the beef back out of the pita bread and back into the tray of beef!! I explained what I observed to the young lady at the register, and she insisted she beef was gluten free. I told her yes, it WAS, until the guy took beef OUT OF A PITA SANDWICH and put it back in the tray. She kept making suggestions about "I'll tell him to use fresh tongs". I told her it's not about the tongs, it's about the entire tray of meat that has been glutened! So disappointed.
I love Naf Naf Grill and eat a few locations regularly. They are all more than happy to offer extra falafel as substation for the pita. But at this location the general manager not only refused, but was downright rude about it. I suggest taking the extra 10 mins to drive to the Lincolnshire location where they are much more accommodating!!!
Holy cross-contamination Batman! While most of the ingredients are GF, all of the utensils are inserted into a pita and slathered on the bread. Unless you asked them to pull out a fresh container of everything and use new utensils, I wouldn't risk it. I did get a cup of soup since my non-gf husband really wanted to eat there, but they were way too busy to bother asking about other uncontaminated food.
It's a chipotle style middle eastern joint where they put it together in front of you. There's no gluten in the frier and you gotta try the fries.
Staff was well trained in safe gluten free service. Had a gluten free menu, dedicated fryer, and used separate rice and hummus to avoid cross contamination. Will definitely be a regular destination for us!
Very yummy. I had a rice steak bowl with tahini sauce. It was filling and very flavorful. The hubby and I split some falafel with hummus. It was tasty and the portion for the hummus was generous enough that we took most of it home to eat with chips tomorrow.
Delicious food that is Celiac Friendly! They have a printed out allergen list if you ask. Only three things on the menu have gluten (Couscous, pitas, And baklava.). Friendly service and very welcoming. I will be coming back again.
We are GF, DF, and Egg free. The only things we were not able to eat off their menu was the Pita Bread, Couscous, and the season for the chicken is processed in same facility as gluten. They have a itemized list that checks if the item has a allergy ingredient in it.
Most items are gluten free. Avoid pitas & cous cous. Chicken is probably best avoided also. But rice, beef and most everything else is good. Fries are also good. Food and service very good. Nice place, check it out!
This is a good gfree option. They accommodate me and change their gloves. I'm pretty sensitive and I do not get a reaction when I go here.
This casual restaurant had a limited menu, however, it's bc everything they offer is absolutely amazing and made to near pergection!!! The only non-gf items are the pita's and desserts. The bowl they offer does not leave the gf diner craving the pita. I had the beef swarma with hummus, rice the salad, and the garlic and tahini sauce and it was devine. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, I highly recommend if you like schwarma and falafel!!!
First off, the food here is very tasty and yes they offer many gluten free options. But this place is not celiac friendly. My wife was ahead of me in line and ordered a pita and the workers take the serving spoons and shove the ingredients (and spoon) inside the pitas. So while they were very thoughtful to change gloves and have the option for a bowl, there's too much cross contamination to recommend this place. If you're looking for celiac friendly Mediterranean, you're better off going to Roti.
Awesome options, Can get everything but the pita's. Even Falafel and chips are gluten free.
No gluten free menu, but they checked a list at the counter and told me everything was gluten free except the pita bread and baklava. Delicious gluten free falafel and fresh made potato chips, plus other Mediterranean fare (kifta, shwarma, hummus, lentil soup). Everything I had was fresh and tasty.