Protein Bar

3 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
896 N Meacham Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

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Celiac

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Eat here often. Love the quinoa bowl with pesto and spinach!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This place is amazing. The food is great and staff is friendly

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Yum! GF items denoted on menu. Wish we had these where I live!

Updated 7 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
  • 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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Not celiac

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I’m officially obsessed with this place! Protein Bar offers lots of YUMMY gluten free, vegetarian options with tons of protein. Breakfast and lunch have been great. It’s my dream come true! Looking forward to being a frequent customer.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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Great spot for breakfast or lunch. Almost everything is gluten free including their granola. I got one of their protein smoothies and it was very good. They also do egg bowls and salads. Do not get the eggs in a wrap. The tortilla is not gluten free.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Made me sick, but the food was really good.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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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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