Popovers on the Square

11 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert, Pasta, Pizza, Sandwiches
90% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
8 Congress St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Celiac

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Didn’t get sick. Food was good

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Great little place with indoor and outdoor seating. I had a roast beef sandwich on a delicious gf roll and of course a gf popover. I have never had a popover before so I had nothing to compare it to. It was SOOOO good! If you’re in the area, give them a try.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Traveling with 4 kids- one with celiac- is always a challenge to find kid friendly food. Especially for breakfast when the celiac does not like eggs. We were thrilled to find this place! My husbands favorite food growing up, and he could share with all the kids. The maple butter was delicious as well.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

Photos


Chocolate cupcake!
Turkey sandwich!
BLT and Corn & Crab Chowder. Yummy!
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at Popovers on the Square
Gluten free sandwich.   Delicious!
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Celiac

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They’re GF popovers are amazing but I’d be very careful twice I have ordered their Gluten free quiche saying gluten free and they’ve given me a gluten popover with it contaminating the whole thing. I got a piece of GF fruit bread and it was moldy... I’d stuck to the popovers.

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?

— Most

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The popovers are amazing!!! Nice to have gluten free food that tastes so good. I ate there twice while traveling and did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was excited to find a place that sold gluten free popovers only a couple blocks from the John Paul Jones house. I had a list of New England foods I wanted to try, but thought I'd have to give up on the popover until I found this place. We came for lunch on a week day and they were quite busy. Three of us got the soup with a popover and homemade maple butter (I had the gluten free clam chowder). The fourth member of our group had a hamburger. I liked the popovers so much I bought 3 more to go, which I ate for breakfast the following days of our trip. The cafe also had several gluten free options in their bakery section.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac safe, many great options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food! Great dessert! I cant wait to go back!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free almost everything. Eating a popover was quite a treat!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gf options and celiac safe. They can do gf sandwiches and make amazing gf popovers.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great! Many GF options for breakfast or lunch...paninis, soups, popovers, desserts. GF items clearly displayed on menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Hit or miss. My daughter was served a normal roll, only discover after she ate half of it.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy gluten-free popovers, several GF dessert options. Seemed to have good options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They cross contaminate a lot. There is no separate prep area. We get sick every time when ordering food. Their cake seems ok because they say it’s made at a separate gluten free kitchen.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great selection of food! Very flavorful! Highly recommend it!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not Celiac-friendly. Cross-contamination during food prep likely as they do not keep a separate gluten-free prep area.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I wanted to make gf popovers for my daughter as we are biking to the Jordan Pond House in Acadia tomorrow and they are famous for their popovers served out on the lawn with a stunning view. Alas, I was foiled by missing ingredients. I was so lucky to accidentally find this place makes fabulous gf popovers!! After a terrific lunch, my stash was perfectly bundled for tomorrow's surprise. This was a great find and especially appreciated today on my birthday. Thank you to your wonderful team!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My family of 3 is GF, we go to the Epping site regularly, it never dissapoints. Great food, great to have a place to go for a special dessert as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Perhaps it was just an unlucky day for me. I ordered the half sandwich / half salad. I informed the server I was celiac and she informed me that anything could be made GF. I went ahead and ordered a pulled pork and turkey sandwich and Caesar salad without the croutons. So maybe it was my unlucky day but later one I began getting the symptoms of eating gluten and the next day feel horrible.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free food offerings including popovers and clam chowder!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I visit Popovers whenever I want to treat myself! They're always super transparent about how they prepare the gluten free options, and their deserts are to die for. I'm really sensitive to cross-contamination, and they've never hit me. Definitely a go-to for me when I want to feel like a regular person going out.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food! Glad we stopped. Only 2 small complaints - the desserts weren't really impressive (chocolate covered marshmallows? Meh), and it was more expensive than the $ indicated. We got 3 GF BLTs, 3 chocolate covered marshmallow sticks, 2 bowls of soup, and a regular pastry and spent $50.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We stop here every time we are out in Portsmouth to pick up a couple of gluten free desserts for my eldest daughter...and a couple non gluten free for myself as well...tee hee. The selection of gluten free desserts is always good and we have never been disappointed. The staff always knows to box the gluten free separate with no prodding needed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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went here before touring UNH and was so pleasantly surprised. i ordered a caprese panini, a GF popover, and a raspberry jam macaroon. everything was amazing & both the chef and cashier made me feel very safe. highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free cake and popovers nuff said!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was awesome!! The chocolate cake that is gf OMWORD!! awesome and I had the turkey panini and it was really great!!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yummy desserts!!! Triple layer chocolate mousse cake is a food-gasm lol

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I have always been happy with my food here then they added a gf popover....awesome!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Double chocolate mousse cake is the best thing ever! Lunch options are great as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great tomato bisque and a number of yummy GF dessert choices.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I went here for a breakfast sandwich. The GF paninis are prepared separately from the regular ones. My sandwich was good: eggs, smoked salmon, and cheese. The plate also came with a cup of fresh fruit. And the hot chocolate was good as well. I would go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Popovers is one of my favorite places because of the variety and tastiness. I can not give it five stars because the bread they use is slightly less hard than a hockey puck. In this day and age that is unforgivable. They have a number of GF sweet treats.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gf Monte Cristo sandwich. Nice selection of gf desserts too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome Sandwiches and Desserts. Very good for a Celiac Brunch.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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tried eating here a couple of times, but each time I ended up sick. I do not think they are careful about cross-contamination. I do not recommend here for anyone that needs a gluten-free diet.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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They're sandwiches and desserts are delicious. Can be a little pricey for just a sandwich or quick lunch but most GF food tends to be pricier.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The clam chowder was great. My three year old and one year old both liked it too. There was plenty on the menu to chose from. I would've rated it higher except that our gluten free bread was moldy including the bread that my daughters grilled cheese came on. They gave us free desserts but weren't overly apologetic. The macaroons and almond cookies were yummy. Might try a different place next we're visiting Portsmouth!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Grabbed a Blt and it was delicious!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Excellent spot! It's a great, quick place to grab something to eat. I was in town over a weekend and we ended up going here twice, once for lunch and then back for breakfast. A safe gluten free environment isn't always easy to find, but this place is great!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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gluten free clam chowda was wicked awesome!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food and variety was great!! I was SO happy to have clam chowder! It's been 3 long years since I've had it.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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WOW! Normally I defer to my wheat allergic wife to make the reviews, but man, this is good! She really enjoyed the turkey panini she had and we both tried the gluten-free desserts and they are awesome! I had a plain cuban panini and it was delicious.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They can make just about anything on the menu gluten free. Even had several gluten free desserts. I had a gluten free focaccia bread sandwich and a gluten free macaroon. Both were delicious.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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great GF menu, especially the desserts

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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