Protein Bar (Closed)

3 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
100% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
398 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

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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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff very clear about allergens.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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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Celiac

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The menu indicates what contains gluten, and much of that refers to the wrap. Contents of wraps can be served in a bowl and thus gluten-free. I told the cashier I have Celiacs and he noted it on my order and instructed the entire line to change their gloves. This menu features hearty, healthy, and flavorful food - a good alternative to the sad salads celiacs get stuck with at many places.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had the spinach and quinoa basil pesto bowl and it was so good!! Almost everything on the menu is naturally gluten free. It's a great option for those who are looking for a quick healthy meal, I definitely will be back soon

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Got super sick from this place. Everything is well marked and I told them about my allergy and they clearly didn't take it seriously. Might just be this location because I know people who have eaten at the other ones and been fine but this was BAD!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent food. Good flavor, and quick service. Good prices for healthy and gluten free food. Highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the Thai Coconut Curry bowl and it was delicious! So happy to find a quick spot to grab a gluten free bite!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great option near the museums for a quick lunch. Our group enjoyed the quinoa bowls. My child with celiac had no problems. Will return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So wonderful and a healthy meal option, great service and the owner was educated and respectful of our celiac needs. Great place!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loveeeeee their vegan protein power bowl and such a nice change of pace to eat quinoa instead of white rice. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because their hours are lame and I always seem to miss them.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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-Majority of menu is gluten free and dairy free -lots of options and staff know what is up. I'm very sensitive and will update if I get sick.

Food is delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Health, GF food! Salads, quinoa bars, shakes and more!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Made me sick, but the food was really good.

Celiac friendly?

No

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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

Celiac

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Great breakfast and protein shaked

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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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

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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