Northside Social Coffee & Wine

3 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cookies, Dessert, Muffins
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
3211 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Top Reviews


Not celiac

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Some of the best gf pastries I’ve ever eaten! And then regular baked goods looked extraordinary as well

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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Sandwich was expensive and a forth the size of regular gluten sandwiches. Not worth the time or effort. Small bun, even less inside!! Too expensive and cross contamination issues for sure. Buyer beware!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered a variety of pastries, some of which included their gluten free cookies for me :), and they immediately offered to keep them separated: fresh gloves when grabbing the gluten free goods, put them in their own bag, and then dealt with the gluten infested stuff. I appreciated the staff’s awareness. And their food is amazing! I only wish they had more GF options (I believe it’s just cookies and maybe a muffin)

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year 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

  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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I loved this place prior to my diagnosis, and I still enjoy getting a cup of tea here! It’s a great atmosphere, and there’s ample seating. They do offer some gluten free pastries, but when I asked about cross-contamination, the cashier said they couldn’t guarantee no cross-contamination. So I didn’t get a pastry, and I don’t think the food is safe for those with celiac.

I haven’t checked out their other location since my diagnosis, so that might be more celiac friendly. But the Wilson Blvd location isn’t.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great coffee but none of the baked goods are safe for anyone sensitive to gluten or celiac. Not sure about their salads and food but I would be skeptical.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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"No gluten" scone was tasty, but I was careful to get something that was displayed only with other gf items...some were placed right next to regular baked goods

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I love the atmosphere of this cafe. There is a constantly rotating selection of gluten free baked goodies. The flavors are wholesome and gourmet- if you want a muffin that replicates white flour and cheap ingredients, no it's not like that. It's a yummy blueberry muffin where you can taste the fresh grains as well as the fruit, and I enjoy that. If you don't like it the cookies taste more mainstream, but they still taste like real ingredients. Again, this store does not replicate a grocery store cheapo glutenful baked good, but why would you want that? That doesn't reflect the flavor of the area anyways. There are cookies, muffins, and a super flaky yummy pastry in their current rotation that is textured like a danish or croissant made out of wheat, but it has a more complex yummy flavor profile. Can't be beat. I also love the extensive variety of teas available here- they also sell coffee and wine but I don't care about those too much. There is an indoor cafe area, an outdoor picnic vibe area, and a top loft restaurant area. Overall I truly enjoyed my visit. Their kitchen is not 100% gluten free and is not safe for full Celiac's, but they do make efforts to minimize contamination so anyone up to that will be perfectly safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Blueberry gluten free muffin wasn't very good. I threw the rest out.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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According to a review on Glutastic.com, the manager told a patron that they don't try to avoid cross-contamination etc. they make GF foods with GF ingredients but without efforts to avoid cross-contamination, the food may not really be GF. And shame on Northside for not making this clearer.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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GF chocolate pecan cookies, PB cookies, and blueberry buckwheat muffins. They have some other gf items too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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