Nando's Peri-Peri

2 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Wings
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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670 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

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DO NOT GET THEIR CHICKEN. Corporate says they are gluten free but they, every night, soak the chicken in WHEAT vinegar therefore they cannot be gluten free and as a result i was in the hospital for a whole two weeks because of their disregard for our health. They do have a gluten free frier but if you get here ONLY get the fries. Only thing genuinely safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nando's serves flame-grilled chicken with different sauces and sides. Nearly everything can be made gluten free, talk to the server or manager when you get there for a full list of all your options. Very few things are made not gluten free. I got lemon-herb sauce on a half chicken with mashed potatoes on the side, and it was delicious. In addition, my mom and dad loved the minty peas, another side, and their fries ( fried in a dedicated fryer) were coated in some sort of chili powder that was absolutely DELICIOUS! The garlic mashed potatoes I ordered were pretty great too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Allergen List
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Wings

Categories

  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
  • Spanish
  • Takeout

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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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