Roti

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

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1275 1st St NE
Washington, DC 20002

Most Recent Reviews


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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
Updated 4 months ago read full review

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
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love Roti! It’s like a Greek version of chipotle. So delicious!

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?

— Excellent

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
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Really nice place to eat if you suffer allergies. Staff changed gloves and brought out fresh unopened food to make my delusions platter 100% GF. Staff & food were 5-⭐.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If you are sensitive to cross contamination, do not go here. The serving spoons often touch pita that is full of gluten, then they put it back into the food dishes on the assembly line. The only way to avoid this would be to avoid this is if the made a new batch of everything just for you.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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excellent food! very fresh :) staff is friendly and knowledgeable. they change gloves before making your plate. the gluten free pita was delicious and chewy and hot! totally worth the $2!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very helpful staff. Great food, you can eat most of the menu. this might be my new favorite place.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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their website has an allergen chart and most of their menu is gf. they even have tasty gf and dairy free pita bread and they toast in foil to avoid contamination. very tasty, fast and reasonably priced.

Updated 11 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

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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