Roti

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

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2221 I St NW
Washington, DC 20052
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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
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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Evening is gluten free except the pitas, which are not with the rest of the food. Great tasting and fresh!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Build your own bowl type of place - I thought it was good. I wasn’t entirely comfortable that they knew all that was gf so I okayed it safe and also relied on some other reviews.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Greek
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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When I asked what I could eat, they told me everything except the pita was gluten free, and that they could give me GF pita if I wanted it.

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I got a sandwich and it was amazing. The waitress made sure to be the only one to touch my food to avoid cross contaminations. And she was very knowledgeable about what was and wasn't gluten free. Would highly recommend for those who are gluten free, but my mom who isn't gluten free enjoyed her meal as well!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great GF selection and the pita bread was soft. Chicken Roti w/cucumber garlic sauce was aaaaawesome and the employee behind the counter was very careful on not cross contaminating my food. Wish they had one of these in South Florida.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very aware of GF and celiac. They even warned me when I ordered a GF pita wrap and tried to get cous-cous in it (cous-cous is not gluten-free)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Love this place! The food is exceptional and the staff are incredibly knowledgeable. They go out of their way to ensure the food is GF and the GF pita is amazing. I highly recommend!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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We ate at the Roti located at Union Station and I never had to worry. The staff were very knowledgeable about what was gluten free and what wasn't. The staff changed their gloves every time they needed to and I never had to ask them. We ate there several times and didn't have a problem with anything. I would recommend it to anyone whether they were gluten free or not. The food was very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff wasn't very familiar with what was gluten free and had to ask several other coworkers before someone could explain what was gf. Food tasted pretty good. I had mild stomach upset and gas pain after... not sure if it was cross contamination or simply from traveling stress.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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I've eaten at 2 locations and broken out in the Celiac rash both times -- food is great but some cross contamination going on. I'm very very careful with my diet -- the rash makes that way.

Updated 12 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
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

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

Overall Rating

Review


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

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