Peppercorns Kitchen

3 recent ratings
$$ • Chinese Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
620 Davis St
Evanston, IL 60201

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Celiac

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I ate here twice. The first two times the server I spoke to assured me that the dishes I was ordering were safe for celiac as they were made with potato starch. Both dishes were fried (“salted fried shrimp” and “salted fried tofu”). However, I just spoke to a different server who knew someone with celiac who informed me that actually any dish that is fried goes into a fryer which has cross-contamination with flour/wheat/gluten. Both of these dishes (salted fried shrimp and salted fried tofu) were listed on the menu with a GF label. She said she doesn’t think her colleagues know that the fryer is not safe. They also need to update the menu, she added. She was fantastic. I recommend not getting anything fried here. She says the non-fried dishes have the woks cleaned out between dishes. I had some symptoms after eating the two dried dishes but didn’t know if it was for sure due to being glutened at the time. Now I’m wondering if it was, after speaking with this server. I am not going to eat the food I just ordered because I’m now skeptical of their methods.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Love coming here! Their fried rice is gluten free and delicious, and so is their egg drop soup!

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 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Salt and pepper shrimp was great. No reactions post dinner. We’ve had it many times and didn’t get cross contaminated.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months 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

Categories

  • Asian
  • Chinese
  • Dinner
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Delicious food - almost all the fried foods are marked as gluten-free in the menu. I did not specifically request gluten-free food, and can't always tell where my reactions come from, so I would caution people to make sure to request it specifically - but there are a wide variety of foods listed as gluten-free in the menu, and plenty of traditional Chinese dishes (you won't find much Chinese-American food here.)

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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