Roti

4 recent ratings
$ • Greek Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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80 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601
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Most Recent Reviews


Wheat Allergy

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Grabbed takeout here and it did not disappoint. I visited about 1 hr before closing so they were out of a few ingredients, but portions were huge and I felt safe.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This restaurant is like Chipotle for Mediterranean food. There is only one item on the menu with gluten, pita bread. Quick and yummy.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Almost everything is gluten-free here, even the couscous. Only the pitas are containing gluten and are prepared separately (no GF option unfortunately). Got a harissa chicken bowl with rice here, which tasted great. Extremely sensitive to gluten, did not get sick!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 6 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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I felt very safe eating here! The whole line is gluten free and they put all the ingredients in individual bowls to toss and put in pita at the end which reduces chances of cross contamination. The gluten free pita wasn’t great but it isn’t contaminated in the cooking or heating process. Will be coming back for a bowl soon.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Delicious. So many dairy free choices as well as GF.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Love this Mediterranean restaurant chain. Selections are labeled to make it easy. Generous servings as well!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Order: rice based with falafel and topping bar Review: a little skeptical on some of the cross contamination aspect because of the create-your-own style, tasty food and GF and veggie marked items

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything is marked clearly as to whether it is gluten free or not. They’ve got salad and rice bowls to put the protein with. And the falafel was GF and delicious!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Best fast food experience in a long time. Staff have special wrapped g free pitas, changed gloves and were very knowledgeable and friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Hashimoto's

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They have gluten free Items listed! Food is amazing. Cross-Contamination is possible. They have GF pita bread! But beware that getting regular pita bread is likely if ordered for delivery, especially if you ask for no pita bread. I suggest going in and taking out!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering

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I have celiac and my wife is gluten intolerant. We shared the falafel appetizer and the harissa chicken bowl. The staff seemed very knowledgeable about gluten free service and foods. They do not have a separate gluten free prep area and their food is arranged cafeteria style, but they prepare your bowl. The food was very tasty and I felt it was a safe place to eat because the staff appears very conscious about cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

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They do have a gluten free pita! It’s dry and crumbly though, and if I go again I would just opt for a rice bowl instead. They will change gloves on request, but as others have mentioned there’s a high cross contamination risk from utensils touching floury wheat pitas then going back into the food. Not safe for Celiac.

The in store menu isn’t labeled for allergens, so use the website menu for gluten free items. The roti chicken is delicious, as are the gluten free falafel! I’d honestly go back just for the falafel and yogurt sauce.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
Symptomatic Celiac

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First time eating at this location. They didn’t seem as sure of what all was gf as the Union Station location (at Union Station they have told me a few times that the couscous is not gf but this location didn’t tell me that. If you do t already know that couscous is not gf, you could accidentally eat it and be glutened. While most of us already know that couscous isn’t safe, the workers should still tell you that in my opinion). They will change their gloves, but this location seemed more fertile ground for cross contamination than the Union Station location.

The food is good. I didn’t get sick. I would eat at this location again if I was near it. I just wish this location adopted the more celiac friendly policies of other locations.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


We really enjoy Roti for the ability to build your own bowl and get just what you want. Most everything is gf, but there are some exceptions. My daughter built her bowl and the last step was sauces and she wanted to try the avocado tahini. Ok, so odd - the regular tahini is gluten free but not the avocado tahini. I forgot to check to make sure it was gluten free before they poured it. They were very gracious and made my kiddo a new bowl. They also have gf pita. Everything was super fresh and really tasty. We have eaten here for years and no problems.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

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