Nando's Peri-Peri

6 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Fries
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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6 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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When I arrived at the restaurant I was given a menu with allergens listed- “wheat” was listed, although “gluten” was not. When I asked about sauces and whether they had vinegar, the employee rolled their eyes and said that all chicken is pre-marinated in a vinegar-based sauce. When I asked if they knew if the vinegar contained malt, the employee rolled their eyes again, laughed, and said they didn’t know. They did provide the fact that their fryers are cross-contaminated. Based on this experience, I did not feel comfortable with eating here with Celiac and left to eat elsewhere.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Food was really good and I did not feel I'll afterwards. Almost everything is gluten free

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The staff is very helpful in explaining gluten free options, they have an allergy guide...but its not clear whether vinegar used in most of their peri-peri sauce is wheat based or not... I do not get any evident symptoms after eating gluten but after eating at this place I did feel I had a small rash so probably the vinegar in sauce had something.

Updated 4 years 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

  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • English/Irish
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

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Staff not super knowledgeable (at least on day I went). They were willing to check though. Almost everything is GF and their website clearly marks what isn’t.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The chicken is delicious and they have a wide variety of gf sides.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious chicken and many gf and paleo side options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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The server was so nice - told me the things that HAVE gluten (superseed crunch, bread, desserts) and also said (without prompting) that he would have the folks change gloves and be extra careful. Most things here are already gluten free.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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Great service, chicken was moist and flavorful, and a dedicated fryer. I would LOVE a location near me

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Celiac

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The menu isn’t marked but the manager spent 5 or 10 minutes walking me through the menu and explaining my options. They do have a separate allergen menu (more like a list with checked boxes) but he knew what was GF and walked me through it. I had a chicken thigh Peri-Peri bowl. The sauce was tasty and addictive. The Portuguese rice was also very tasty and left me craving more. They have a lot of locations so I am sure I will be back during my travels.

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

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I had the chicken bowl without the hummus and a side of fries. I was told it was all gluten free but they were unsure if the hummus had cross contamination, so I opted for no hummus just to be safe. The fries are the only thing that go in the frier, so no cross contamination there. The food was not bad for a quick, easy meal across from my hotel. I did not get sick.

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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I dined in and had a positive experience the people were very nice and I watched the person who took my order tell the kitchen to be careful with cross contamination. I did not get sick and felt comfortable eating there! I would always say when eating somewhere that has gluten in the kitchen at all be very clear about the severity and ask them to change gloves etc!

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

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