One World Cafe

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$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pizza
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1245 W Main St
Peoria, IL 61606
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****NOT CELIAC SAFE****

Updated again June 2023: Members of the celiac community continue to get glutened at One World, it's an ongoing problem and the reviews here do not reflect it.

Updated December 2021: I'm updating my review from a few years ago because members of the celiac community continue to get glutened at One World. We have a celiac support group where we share our experiences and it's still happening.

Original Review:

Sadly, One World has gone down hill significantly. For years, it was one of my favorites, but I'm sad to say that I think I'm done going there.



The second to last time I was there, I ordered the eggplant lasagna, which is entirely gluten free except for the side of bread that comes with it. I explained to the server that I have a medical need to eat gluten free and that I needed the gluten free bread. My eggplant lasagna came out with the regular bread right on top; I only knew because I'd had that dish before and knew what the gluten free bread looked like. I could have easily eaten the bread not knowing that it was regular bread. The person who brought me my dish just grabbed the bread off the top of my food and expected that I'd still eat it; she seemed put out when I explained that I'd need a new one made. I had a new one made and thankfully did not get sick.



Then, the last time I went was with a group for my birthday (8 people total), including my brother in law who also has celiac disease. One World has loaded fries as an appetizer, and they also have baked fries that are gluten free, so I've ordered the appetizer but with baked fries instead of fried fries many times without a problem. The loaded fries normally come with a cheese sauce that does not taste very good, so I always ask for shredded cheese instead. Every time I've done this, the server has agreed that the liquid cheese is gross (I think it tastes like vomit to be honest), so I'm not sure why they still serve it, but I digress. I explained to the server that it was very important that we get the baked fries and she said she noted it and put an allergen alert on the order as well.



We got the appetizer and I took one bite of a fry that was about an inch long and knew right away that it was too greasy to have been baked. Unfortunately, my brother in law also took a bite at the same time so I couldn't spare him from getting sick. We immediately told our server, and she kept insisting that the kitchen said that the fries were baked and didn't really seem concerned. But the fries were dripping in grease, and eventually she admitted that she'd worked there for a long time and had never seen baked fries look greasy like ours. Eventually it came out that perhaps the kitchen considered our fries to be "baked" because they'd melted the cheese on them in the oven, but that was only AFTER they'd been fried.



As the incident was unfolding, the closest a manager (or who I think was the manager, anyway) came to talking to me was by standing about 20 feet away from our table and pointing at me while talking to the server. He never came to talk to us and we got a half-hearted apology from the server. We also didn't even get the fries comped from our bill.

We eventually did get a correct order of baked loaded fries, and they were not greasy at all; that was when the server acknowledged that there is no way the first order was baked.

I've had incidents occur at restaurants before, but this was by far the weakest response I've ever seen. When other restaurants were profusely apologetic, explained actions they would take to ensure it didn't happen again, comped the contaminated food, and even gave gift certificates, I've always given those restaurants another chance. 100% of the time I've had issues at other restaurants, the manager has come to talk to me and has been profusely apologetic; that did not happen at One World after either of the last two incidents I had there, which leads me to believe that they don't really care.



I'm sad that things have gone down hill there, at least for we gluten free folks. This was the sickest I've ever gotten from gluten cross contamination; I'm a stay-at-home-mom and my husband had to take off two days from work to care for our children because I was unable to do so. I was sick for a full week.



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Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Poor

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This used to be a safe option for GF diners, but awareness and motivation seem to have faltered. Members of our Central IL gf support group report numerous glutenings and near misses such as wheat bread being placed on their plates. I wouldn't take a chance there any longer. I'm not aware of any precautions against CC.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good food and big portions

Safety


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

— Very

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 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Asymptomatic Celiac

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One of my favorites! So many gf options and they taste so good.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Has a separate gluten free menu. Very polite about answering any questions. Had the spinach artichoke dip and tortilla chips which was really good! Definitely would go back!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff seemed knowledgable of what we could have and what we couldn’t. They do offer GF pizzas but I didn’t feel safe because they are cooked with the regular ones. Would eat here again.

Safety


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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Excellent Gluten free food. Seemed very knowledgeable. Variety of items to choose from.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Went for brunch on a Saturday morning. Was provided a GF guide to the menu. Clearly described what was GF. Selection limited for breakfast. Server very knowledgeable. Had breakfast pizza (sans potatoes bc not GF) and it was delicious!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered country breakfast pizza. Was delicious!! Also, monster cookies to die for!

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
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic food and superb service! Very cool hippy vibe.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I was offered a gluten free menu when we came in. When I ordered with a gluten free bun, the waitress immediately asked if I had Celiac. She cautioned about the shared fryer when I was ordering sides (menu states this clearly as well). She even offered that they could bake the fries instead of putting them in the dryer if I wanted fries. Food and service were both fantastic. I will definitely eat there again.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ate here 2x. So tasty. Great location to Bradley University.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tested food I was told was Gf with Nema gluten free tester came out positive for gluten. Unsafe. Cross contamination. Not recommended. They do warn their kitchen is not celiac friendly this confirms even salads / meat without buns cannot be trusted.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I almost didn’t eat here because of some of the reviews. I had the turkey sandwich and veggies which I enjoyed. I also had the chocolate cake. I will definitely be ordering from here again.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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great precautions taken! delicious food

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Over rated and very expensive

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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This is our second time here and I still remember the awesome fish tacos that they baked instead of frying last time.

I was very conflicted but decided on the Gluten free veggie pizza with pesto sauce was amazing. I ate 3/4 of it!!

Great food!!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They had GF options on easily marked on menu. Our waiter on the other hand was thoroughly confused when I ordered GF and explained that I couldn't have gluten. Due to this I had a hard time enjoying my food because I feared getting sick. Alas, I did not get sick so someone knew what they were doing.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Gluten friendly and the pizza is yummy! They work hard on minimizing cross contamination whenever possible. There's a decent amount of variety on their menu for any dietary restriction.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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On New Year's Eve I had the eggplant lasagna, salad, and gluten-free bread. It was delicious! Thank-you!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I ordered the gluten-free chocolate cake, but instead received the normal cake. I had not found out that it was the wrong kind until after I finished it. I am extremely sensitive, so this caused a severe reaction. Other than that, the food was good. They did bring me the gluten-free bread as I had asked. Just be sure to ask multiple times if the food is safe.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Didn't like the sauce. way too sweet

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Our waitress was fantastic and helpful when it came to choosing gluten free options!! They even toasted gluten free bread for our daughter to have with hummus! Wonderful food, highly recommend!!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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The spinach artichoke dip was AMAZING!! They toasted lots of gf bread to go with it. I also had the Cuban sandwich (pulled pork) which was also super tasty, on gf bread. I have celiac disease and had no issues with either dish.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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This place has great food and can accommodate celiacs! Excellent gluten free pizza crust and the scrambles come in individually bake dishes! The fryer is shared with gluten items, but the bakery has some excellent gluten free goodies! I will definitely come back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Excellent!! Gluten free pizza --ANY kind of toppings OR pick one of their special pizzas. Gluten free fish tacos were very good. Both members of this meal were happy with the food, the wait staff, and the price of the dinner. Very good. The wait staff understood about gluten free, the cook did some special prep for the fish tacos to keep it gluten free. If I am in the area again I will definitely eat at One World Cafe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Very happy with my meal and services . Would come back !!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Tried the gf Alfredo pizza and it was excellent. We went there during a very busy time and they were still great! Will be going back again!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Yummy!! I really liked how many options I had. I picked a Spinach & Tomato Alfredo Gluten Free Pizza and for desert had an amazing flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. ( very rich!) I would definitely come here again!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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GF chicken Alfredo pizza was amazing!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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I love this place! They will substitute gluten-free bread for no extra Charge and have a very nice variety of choices that are gluten free.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Not impressed at all! I liked one world before I had to go GF. However, their staff is not knowledgable about gluten sensitivity or their GF menu items. One waitress even asked me to explain to her what gluten was when I asked about the menu items and sides that were GF. This made me very nervous! I don't feel comfortable returning.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Great GF pizza and salads! Haven't tried the stuffed pepper or thai noodle dish but nice to know there are other GF options. Awesome drinks and smoothies too...great hummus, they can serve with tortilla chips instead. Cool local restaurant to visit in P-town.

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