Native Foods Cafe

1 recent rating
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Salad
60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
2937 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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This used to be an amazing place with friendly staff to eat a safe meal. Now not only are there less GF options, but it seems there are no longer any extra precautions taken to ensure the meal is safe for Celiac when requested. The quality of service in general has also deteriorated greatly in the past 5 years or so. I’m sad that this place we used to love is no longer recognizable.

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No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I just got specifically told by the manager I shouldn't eat there if I have celiac disease because there's no allergen control whatsoever. So, don't eat here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Rockin Moroccan Bowl was amazing! tofu with grilled veggies and quinoa. Highly recommend! Loved the atmosphere and shopping at The Camp. Get there before the dinner rush as parking can get crazy.

Updated 7 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Lunch

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Really great customer service! Helpful with suggestions for gluten free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love native foods! My fiancé and I have been here several times and always love the food. It's great for food allergy people like us, but I think it was kinda traumatic for my dad who usually isn't that healthy of an eater!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Not celiac

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NOT Celiac safe, all food cooked on shared equipment with shared utensils.

Celiac

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A bunch of things on the menu (fries, etc) are listed as gluten free but are made on the same fryer as gluten items. Make sure to double check if your food is actually gluten free!

Celiac

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Amazing food! I've never tried to eat vegan but I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this all was. Seriously tasty and really filling. I spoke to the woman at the counter and she said they would change gloves, utensils, and work surfaces when preparing my food; I have celiac and am very sensitive but I didn't have a reaction to anything. However, some of their gluten free menu items are fried in a non-dedicated GF frier so be careful when ordering!

UPDATE: I tried eating here again on my last trip and I was very sick. I wouldn’t risk it when there are so many other gluten free options in the city.

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No

Celiac

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Food was delicious but I got sick. Possible cross contamination

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No

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The hardest thing about my diagnosis years ago, was that I was already a vegetarian. There are often gf options on menus for meat eaters, but few and far between for us veggies. At Native Foods, when I ask for a gf recommendation, I know I'm safe and they won't point to a section of meat on a menu! I wish they carried a gf bun, but I've had a gf "burger" here in a lettuce wrap and gf quinoa mac n cheese, with various veggie sides.

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