88% of 27 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1311 F Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004 Directions

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Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Super tasty if you like Middle Eastern food. It’s kinda like a Mediterranean Chipotle. You can walk down the line of meats and starches and sides and pick what you want. They not only tell you what’s GF right on the menu, their servers know the whole routine of wiping everything down and changing gloves before serving you. I’m sure there are a few ways some cross contamination could creep in, but I am a Celiac and had zero issues with my lunch when I visited. I will go back again.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

A design-your-own dish restaurant, with a lot of options. Most of the ingredients are GF, and are clearly marked as such. I had a rice bowl with chicken shishkebab and tzatziki sauce; very tasty! I recommend it.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Loved this place! They had a dedicated gf station and provide me with gf pita. I'm a sensitive Celiac and had no issues.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Greek
  • Mediterranean
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Roti was great! Visited for lunch while touring GWU. Many GF options and friendly, knowledgeable staff. They all changed their gloves and got some ingredients from the back to ensure no cross-contam.
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Celiac
1 year ago

Delicious meal in D.C. The menu is all clearly mark what is GF. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I food was awesome and I did not get sick. Highly recommend and will return the next time we are in D.C..

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very friendly for GF folks - most of the menu qualifies, and they also have GF pita that they toasted on separate equipment while wrapped in foil. Falafels were a little small, but tasty and had plenty of chickpeas. Quick, easy, and tasty.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

they separated my GF from everything else despite being busy. did not get sick so is good!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Came here twice during our stay in DC. Great options for our family member with Celiac. GF pita option. All of the protein options were delicious, but my favorite was the salmon.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions food was good had gluten free pita bread. Well worth the visit

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

My wife and I came in during our trip to D.C. They heated up the gluten free pita in a separate area and made us feel at ease with their knowledge.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free pitas were fixed by separate personnel, changed gloves without us asking. Food is excellent, highly recommend.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I was so happy when I found out that a Mediterranean restaurant was gluten free because they usually aren't. The employees are very knowledgeable and they cook the gluten free food in a separate area and insured there was no cross contamination. They even have gluten free pita bread, which was a nice surprise! I would defiantly recommend this place for people who need to be gluten free!

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

My husband got so sick immediately after eating. Not sure if it was cross contamination or what. But he is not loving this place.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The food is incredible! I'm not extremely sensitive to gluten (even though I am medically diagnosed CD), but I did not have issues with the food.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very friendly staff. Bread is individually wrapped and kept separate. May be some cross contamination issues with the spoons but I felt fine after and have sensitive celiac. Very nice staff.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

They have a separate food prep area for GF. Go to the last register and that cashier will take care of you.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Despite advertising their gluten free options and warning of the risk of cross contamination, my initial server refused to change his glothes before preparing my meal. His colleague begrudgingly did. However. clearly a lack of education regarding gluten at this location.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

It has its own GF station! Unreal!

Celiac
4 years ago

Separate area to prep for GF options. Just go to the last register and the employee will set you up and wear fresh gloves. Lots of options for GF.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

We went a couple of times to Roti on our recent visit to Washington. It was terrific and the staff was quite knowledgeable about GF. They had gluten free pita available and took care to prepare it properly. Most items were gluten free and super tasty.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Carmen, the manager, was the unbelievably accommodating and knowledgeable. He used new gloves and cleaned the grill before preparing our salmon, without even being asked. He prepared our meals personally every time we were there - once even staying late (he saw us in line as he was leaving and came back into the kitchen to prepare our meals himself). This is our new favorite restaurant. Most items can be made gf, including salmon, chicken, steak, salad and rice. The gf pita is heated in its own 'toaster'.

Celiac
4 years ago

Very knowledgeable of GF foods. Everything, but 2 items were GF. They also have GF pita for a $2 charge. My daughter, who has Celiac Disease, had the chicken kabobs with cucumber salad, rice, hummus and salad with GF pita bread and loved it. The woman preparing the food knew to change her gloves before preparing her food and stayed with my daughter's plate from start to finish.

Celiac
5 years ago

I loved this place! I've had gluten-free pita bread before but this was hands down the best. when I asked for gluten-free pita (because it's not really advertised) the waiter asked if it was preference or an allergy. When I told him it was an allergy he directed me a completely different preparation area. This way only one person was preparing my food with fresh gloves and my own blissfully uncontaminated toppings. The chicken roti on gf pita w/ all the fixings was phenomenal! Extra $2 is annoying but worth it. Delicious, filling meal.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Visiting DC and found this on FMGF. Awesome find! The gf pita was surprisingly delicious. I had a pita 'sandwich.' The meat (Roti chicken and steak schwarma) were so good and I'm picky about meat. The garlic sauce rocks. Was not a fan of the mixed veggies- they were ok but didn't care for the flavors and especially didn't like them on the sandwich. I'd eat them again but in the side next time. Right when we walked in the door, Manny noticed we were bewildered and gave us red carpet treatment. He was super nice, answered all our questions and was patient. Because we're gluten-free he took us over to the place in the kitchen that's dedicated to preparing the gf items. What a professional individual who made our trip here so worth it. Definitely would come back.

5 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I just learned that Roti has gluten-free pita available - they also have a listing of all their gf menu items available online. I tried the pita yesterday; the flavor and texture was good, and they have a separate area for storing and heating them (separate from the regular pita). There is a $2 charge (boo) but I am hoping once they see there's demand for the gf option, that will go away.

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac
1 month ago

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

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

I’ve eaten here many times and never had an issue! Great food and all GF options are marked. Plus they have GF PITA BREAD!!!

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Staff was knowledgeable. When I mentioned I wanted a gf pita he immediately asked for allergy or preference. He knew what I needed to stay away from. Would go back. Didn’t get a stomach ache unlike when I go to Chipotle

Celiac
2 months ago

Excellent flavor, patient staff explaining what I could and could not have (most was a “could!), staff followed great safety procedures and washed hands and changed gloves. Food was amazing. I have additional allergies and could still eat here. Best falafel I have ever had.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Going in, I was worried about cross contamination from the couscous on the line and all the pita the staff handle, so I told them I had a bad gluten allergy and asked if I could get ingredients from the back that hadn't been exposed to gluten yet. The manager was very kind and knowledgeable: she washed her hands, changed her gloves, gave me a bowl from the middle of the stack instead of the top where it might have gotten exposed, and was the only one who handled my food start to finish. I got the signature rice plate, which has all gf ingredients: rice, chicken kebab, hummus, tomato and cucumber salad, roasted veggies, and roasted red pepper sauce. They didn't have any tomato and cucumber salad that hadn't been exposed yet, so the manager offered me double veggies instead...fine by me! I will say it was celiac friendly, if you know what to ask for. Delicious, healthy, filling, no reaction! Overall, a great place to stop for lunch in DC!

Celiac
3 months ago

The food was good. When choosing ingredients of bowl/salad be cautious—some couscous had fallen into the hummus so I couldn’t get that. Overall, not bad.

Celiac
3 months ago

They have gf pita bread which they cook in foil. The woman changed her cloves (without me even asking) and followed me down the line. The toppings are labeled gf. I got a gf pita with chicken roti, veggies and some other yummy stuff :) UPDATE: second time I went I got a salad that was already labeled gf, and I found COus cous in my salad. It seems to be safe if you get the pita, but not just a regular salad.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Best fast food I have ever had! Healthy food with so many gluten free options and some dairy free, vegan, & vegetarian options too. Staff were great and if unsure they brought the manager out.

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Servers were helpful and GF items clearly labeled. Serving style is chipotle-like, so there would be a possibility of cross-contamination if utensils were shared, but they were assuring that utensils for each topping was dedicated. Food was tasty and no gluten sickness.

7 months ago

Tons of gluten free options and combinations - only things with gluten on the menu are pita and couscous. Everything else you are good!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

All gluten free options are clearly marked. Workers are glad to switch to clean gloves for you and they have a delicious gluten free pita.

8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

While this Roti is very clean and staff are so nice and efficient, there is an ongoing issue with couscous mixing in with the other sides. As I am only gluten intolerant and not celiac, I can tolerate a few mixed in pieces of couscous. But this would make a celiac very ill I’m aware. I don’t understand this either as simply just rearranging the order of the sides and making couscous the last item could rectify this issue. Management please take note the seriousness of this problem.

Celiac
8 months ago

This place was amazing. I am Celiac and I had no issues. Delicious food. I did stay away from the options that were located next to the couscous though. Highly recommend!

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

This Roti is decent but the one on Fst is the best. Separate area for all the toppings! I've never had any cc issues.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

9 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is a fast casual Mediterranean spot with delicious food! Fresh, healthy, and tons of gluten free options. The only thing that does have gluten on their menu is the couscous and pita, and they offer a gluten free pita as well. Absolutely recommend!

Celiac
9 months ago

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

Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not celiac safe. Staff was knowledgeable but unfortunately I got sick.

Celiac
9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff was very knowledgeable, but unfortunately not celiac safe. I got sick after eating here.

9 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not celiac safe. I have eaten at other Roti locations and have been ok. While I was waiting I saw them making a pita wrap for the people in front of me. They touched the pita wrap and then touched spoon for the cucumber and tomato salad and squeezed the extra juice back into the container with the hand they had just touched the pita with. Not safe at all for those of us with celiac. I walked out and didn’t order food.

Celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not very clean saw them touching things containing gluten and then going for the products that were gluten-free my daughter has celiac and my husband this place would be very dangerous I don’t even think it was clean I walked out after walking in and just looking at what the place look like upsetting I don’t know how anybody could give it a good review. Second morning went over to the place again dirty dirty dirty and not celiac friendly cross-contamination everywhere they shouldn’t even have gluten-free pitas because nothing else is in there not doing it safely they need to get retrained

Celiac
10 months ago

The service really disappointed. The employee that had to help me was really rude, she did not almost want to help me. I won’t go there anymore.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago

Lots of options - I got the salad with grass-fed beef, tahini, red cabbage slaw, roasted veggies, pickled onions and hummus. I love all the healthy Mediterranean choices here and everything is labeled.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I had a bad experience here. Bad customer service and I was given attitude. They have a GF menu but uneducated staff. They made me feel like I was a burden for wanting my food to be safe. Anyone who says it’s celiac safe has not watched how their serving utensils touch other people’s toxic flour tortillas then goes back into the food before they serve you. Cross contamination all over this place. I left upset without eating here. But it would be fine for those who are not celiac.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Fast food type of place. Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac and cross contamination. I was warned not to choose a certain item because it was next to a gluten dish. Rice bowl with chicken shish kabob was delicious and I had no reaction.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Most items are GF. All options are well marked.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Loved this place and as sensitive Celiac had no issues!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great food, clearly labeled. Jason and Hugo were very accommodating, changed gloves without even asking. Great experience overall. GF Pitas are individually wrapped in foil.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I ordered a pepperoni pizza. It was amazing! The crust was the best part! The manager came out to check on me to make sure everything was okay and assured me that they are very careful with the cooking process.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Most items were gluten free. Staff was very aware of what to do, the same guy served my entire dish, washed his hands and got new gloves on. Have gf pita too. I would go back. I did not get sick.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Very gluten free / celiac friendly. If you tell them before you go through the line that you have a gluten allergy, they’ll wash their hands and change gloves and take you all the way down the line. Most toppings are gf and everything is very well labeled. This is a go-to for me!

Celiac
1 year ago

Food was delicious!! Manager made my husband's plate to ensure everything was GF. Good selection. They have GF pita that they will prepare and serve separately.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The have a regular menu clearly marked with gf options and also a dedicated gf menu in stores. Most of the food options are naturally gf and all of the gf options are clearly labeled as you walk through and complete your order. They also offer gf pita, which they will warm on the grill wrapped in tin foil.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I love roti. They have lots of gf options and the food is so good. They also have gf pita that they cook in foil. Very few things that aren’t gf. We go fairly regularly and never have had a problem. Definitely Celiac safe.

1 year ago

Frequented the chain's Washington DC locations. One of my favorite spots. They have delicious gluten free pitas on request. The Roti chicken is amazing. Quick food, customizable while they prepare it with all ingredients cued behind customer facing glass. Large selection, very high quality.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

This place had all good reviews. However, I am super sick and glutened within an hour and a half of eating. I got the rice bowl, cucumber salad, beef, hummus, garlic sauce and roasted red pepper. They changed their gloves and all but still did not work out.

2 years ago

the people and food are wonderful. I had the steak roti on gf pita. they change gloves and the gf pita it is heated between 2 sheets of foil to avoid cross contamination. you get to feel normal eating out as almost everything is gf.

Celiac
2 years ago

Clearly labeled and they have made improvements as GF has moved more mainstream. Pita bread is rare to find so I give them an extra star. Issues here are consistency of employee practices and cross contamination.

Celiac
2 years ago

The food is really good and I would recommend any location but this one. This jerk with the long hair rolled his eyes at me and gave me attitude when I asked him to change his gloves. Totally not worth it. I will never come back to this location.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

First time eating here I got the chicken roti rice plate. No issues. Second time eating here (today), I got a falafel salad. Totally sick tonight, incredibly sick. Sickest I've been since being diagnosed three years ago. Other reviewers say the falafel isn't GF, but the Roti menu says it is. I didn't even ask about CC because of the big GF labels on everything -- silly me. It's a bummer cause the food is amazing.

Not celiac
2 years ago

The was a great v place to see. The servers were well knowledgeable and had patience with me if I had questions. Will definitely be back.

Not celiac
2 years ago

Never a bad experience here. Gfree pita is delicious and always kept separate. Many gfree options.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

They make all 100% gluten free. only cous cous is not gluten free. fabulous falafels. great Salmon kobob.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great food! Really careful to avoid cross contamination!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Consistently knowledgeable staff. Most items gluten free. Everything clearly marked.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

All of their items are clearly marked gluten free and each time my husband and I have gone we make sure to tell them that we are gluten free and they are very careful to avoid any cross contamination. The food is excellent.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Be sure to ask for the gluten free pita...it's not the default.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great food, tons of options, gf pita at no additional charge!

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