0% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
4395 Perkiomen Ave
Reading, PA 19606

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Because of the bakery items and bread they make daily, they are very up front telling you there is a LOT of flour in their kitchens. They can offer options that don't contain gluten ingredients, but they can NOT assure you there will have been no cross-contamination. So, Celiacs are taking a risk. We have had smoothies here a few times & been fine. But that was with a manager overseeing the prep.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/articles/avoiding-gluten.htmlWhile searching online I came across a list of things that are gluten free or that can be tailored to someone on a gluten free diet. I didn't purchase anything but it was good to know about!They can't guarantee that things haven't come into contact with wheat products though.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 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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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

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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
Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Flour is everywhere, definitely not safe. I would not recommend eating here

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Panera uses gluten in almost all their salad dressings and soups. Totally unsafe to eat their foods. Not to mention cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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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.

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