Panera

2 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Salad
0% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
8647 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Would give zero stars if I could. Panera specifically states that NOTHING IS SAFE FOR CELIAC DISEASE HERE. Loads of cross contact.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Place has mainly breads and pastries with very few GF options.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gave me a free coffee, very nice. But won't eat here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 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

  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Wheat as art. This speaks for itself in my opinion. Got a coffee only.
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Celiac

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If I could give it zero stars I would. I had an Asian salad where I’d asked them not to add the wontons, and there were still 2 wonton strips on there. Luckily I don’t have an immediate reaction, though I am a true celiac. I explained that I had celiac and got blank stares. Don’t go there.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Ordered soup with no croutons due to celiac. Guess what showed up at the table. Definitely shoots down all confidence when you ask them to take it back. Didn't want to eat after that lack of attention

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good is good if it's a lifestyle choice but the facility is not GF and cross contamination is a real problem

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Some salad items and soup are gluten free

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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I had a salad, didn’t get sick. But the employees are fairly clueless. I spelled out very specifically that I did NOT want the side of bread, and it still ended up on my tray. Thankfully on the side, not on top of the salad.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I ordered a strawberry poppyseed salad and a smoothie. The service was fine but the food made me sick due to cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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Very frustrating when trying to get clear and concise information on product ingredients. They have little to no information on the green teas they serve. Their OJ states only fresh squeezed oranges, however their nutrition facts says 37g Carbs, 30g of sugar-seems to be a lack of full disclosure here. PB has zero ability to accommodate gluten allergies. The employee at the register tried to be as helpful as possible, was also great about acknowledging the dairy allergy and accommodating for that.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Website warns food is not for customers with celiac, heightened gluten sensitivity, or wheat allergy. In other words - they don’t commit to be careful about cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Celiac

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I ordered off the gluten free menu. Manager reinforced to the cashier how to tag the order as gluten free and that she would notify the prep line. Order arrived and I found fried wonton wrappers under the apples on my salad. These were definitely not gluten free. I approached the prep person and she appeared confused, did not understand that the item contained gluten and was meant to be left off the salad. The manager apologized and prepared a new salad. Panera has the safety measures in place and the manager knew them, but if the employees on the prep line aren’t trained then the policies are useless.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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