Protein Bar

2 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
235 S Franklin St
Chicago, IL 60606

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Great breakfast and protein shaked

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I’ve come here for lunch half a dozen times and had no issues. Just make sure to tell them you have celiac disease and are very allergic to gluten. All of their bread ingredients are at the end of the line so there is reduced chance of cross contamination.

The food all tastes great. Plenty of gluten free options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Good salads and bowls! My wife and I had lunch here. She is GF and I eat vegan. We both had salads we loved and I had a vegan chili bowl. My wife’s GF Caesar can with Parmesan “croutons”.

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Notes


"All of our salads, almost all of our drinks (the ones that do not contain our house-made cocoa malt powder), and bowls are gluten-free. If gluten-free catering is what you are looking for, we can help with large, family-style bowls of our best gluten-free menu items.

We hate doing this since they’re some of our favorite items, but our Protein Bar-ritos cannot be made gluten-free as our wraps are made with whole wheat. From our breakfast menu, avoid our Oatmeal Bowls, as well as breakfast bar-ritos."

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I eat at Protein Bar everyday for lunch and frequently breakfast as well. It is a great place for a healthy-conscious person to eat. A lot of their menu is quinoa or salad based. They also offer raw juices and don't serve any pop! Your body will thank you for eating at Protein Bar.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This place is great!! They have wraps, salads, and bowls, and a lot of them feature quinoa. A lot of items, including all of the quinoa bowls, are naturally gluten-free. Their menu features a little GF icon next to any items that are gluten-free. Plenty of vegan options are also available and indicated on their menu with a little V icon. Complete nutrition information is listed on their menu as well. Highly recommended!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Made me sick, but the food was really good.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Awesome and filling lunch! I had the Spinach & Pesto bowl with cauliflower rice. They said they changed gloves and seemed well-informed about allergies.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Many of the menu items are listed as gluten free but the sauces contain gluten. For instance, the beyond meat spicy Korean dish is listed as gluten free but the spicy Korean sauce is known to contain gluten. I've contacted corporate about this but of course nothing was done since this was a nationwide mistake and probably many people have gotten sick. I'm very thankful that a knowledgeable employee stopped me from ordering this dish as I didn't know I apparently need to cross check every ingredient. I'm too scared to eat at any of these locations again. I don't believe I got sick, but it's irresponsible of the chain for touting gluten free foods when they're clearly not capable of keeping people safe. I worry about contamination and employee training.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Yum yum yum yum. That says it all. One of the best lunches I’ve had in a long time. My wife and I went here today for lunch - she got the Steakhouse Ranch and I got the Mexicali. The bowl was wonderful,, great flavors, a lot of food, and then even post the carbs.

I could eat here daily and be happy. I’d highly recommend others check this place out.

I did NOT get sick and didn’t have any adverse affects.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Quite a few options. Had the Healthy Club salad and Healthy Nut smoothie.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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