I was excited to go to the Stapleton (Denver, CO.) location for the second time. First time I had been, I had been informed that this new location had dedicated gluten free fryers. AWESOME! On that first trip, I had FRIED CHICKEN!!!It was disappointing, kinda bland, but, still, I walked away happy, didn’t get sick and I’ve been jazzed to go back again soon. Finally made it back today. I was more than disappointed when I learned from the server during my “I have Celiac disease, can you feed me safely?” conversation, that they no longer have dedicated gluten free fryers. I was so bummed, but I was with my family and didn’t want to just not order, so I ordered the Knockoff burger with a gluten free bun and a side if beans, since I couldn’t have the fries. Luckily I had my trusty Nima tester with me. I Tested the bun, burger and the side of beans. The three minutes it took to test my meal felt like forever, but eventually the test finished. It was positive for gluten. I had the server take it away and asked to have the meal removed from the bill. She was very apologetic and said we wouldn’t be charged. A few minutes later the manager approached and asked about what was wrong with the meal I sent back. I explained the situation and he also was very apologetic. He asked for a chance to make me something else, but by then my family was almost done eating and we had plans, so no time to let them try again. The manager then offered me a gift certificate to come back and try again later. If it weren’t for my Nima, I would have said no thanks, I I have a one strike rule when it comes to gluten exposure at a restaurant, but with my Nima I can always verify the safety of my food. Sorry didn’t mean for this to turn into a Nima review, but it really makes me feel so safe and empowered! Anyway, I’ll post an update when I go back and use that gift cert.
Went because of the mirage promise of gluten free fried chicken only to hear the hated words "oh I'm sorry it's gluten FRIENDLY if you have real allergies let me recommend ____". 😢😢😢 even advertise gluten free chocolate cake that looked amazing in the case next to their "regular carrot cake".
Hard to hate when the staff is so passionate & nice, but DO NOT promote this as gluten free when all of the precautions aren't being taken.
Gluten Free Fried Chicken. Need I say more?
I would not recommend anyone with any food allergies eat here. They marked flatbread as gluten free, fries (marked gf on menu) are in a shared fryer, no CC precautions. It would be a big risk to consume anything other than a bar drink here.
— Not at all
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
— Below Average
Staff was not knowledgeable and when I asked if the fries were safe and she said that they were not so I’m assuming they are not fried in a separate fryer in which case why label it as gluten free? If you’re eating gluten free by choice it could work but I would not recommend if you have celiac or any intolerance unless you want another salad.
I had a great experience at Punch Bowl Social and got to enjoy ‘bar food’ for the first time in years. It’s not a dedicated GF facility so there is a risk of cross contamination. I spoke to the chef prior to eating there (called in advance) and the chef said that they do take allergies/celiac disease very seriously and have protocols in place to do their best to avoid cross contamination. If you have celiac and visit this location, make sure to call in advance and also tell your server that you’re ordering gluten-free due to allergy.