Panera uses gluten in almost all their salad dressings and soups. Totally unsafe to eat their foods. Not to mention cross contamination.
Panara is a good place for those who like salad and soup. Most of the soups are gf, and the broccoli cheddar soup, that most places out flour in it, has barely any flour at all! The staff is nice, and you can get the salad without the croutons. The only thing I don’t like is they don’t have gf bread. Other than that, I recommend this restaurant to everybody!
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.
— Not at all
— Separate gluten-free menu
— Not Much
They gave me the wrong dressing on my greek salad, greek salad dressing is not sweet. Its already the only thing i can eat at Panera that doesn’t make me ill. I ate it and felt sick later and have no way of knowing if it was the salad dressing or something else i ate and now I’m scared to go back.
They have an allergens list available. If you tell them you have an allergy, the manager makes your food themselves. Still can't guarantee no cross contamination but I got a salad and didn't have any issues.
I’ve eaten here twice. The asian salad gave me a slight stomach ache; the tomato soup made me full on sick. Both were on the GF menu, so I’m assuming that there is significant cross contamination.