100% NOT safe for Celiacs. Shared fryer unsafe kitchen, AVOID
Very kind and helpful staff at the counter and kind creme and the other ice creams, as well as the gluten free hot pretzels and the gluten free pecan buns are great. However— almost everything listed on the menu as “GF” is either cooked on the same grill or surface as gluten containing items, or it’s fried in the same fryer. I’ve been gluten free and in remission for about twelve years so I occasionally risk the fryer, but this place is NOT celiac friendly. We also unfortunately had an incredibly rude waiter this weekend who made my recently gluten free friend celiac feel like she was a problem. He was irritated that he was asked to make suggestions of what she could truly safely eat (which he either couldn’t or wouldn’t do). He then promised to make sure she got the correct plate and that special care would be taken with her order... and it came out COVERED in the ingredients he had said would be left off to make it safe. It’s really, really irresponsible to label so many things “GF” when, in reality, there’s not just a “chance of cross contamination”, but constant contact with gluten. So many folks need all the help they can get to feel better and as “normal” as possible when first navigating a life with celiac. It’s also cruel to treat someone who needs help (and is being very polite and apologetic) like a weirdo or a problem when many of us already innately feel like that when eating out. I’m sad and disappointed in Sage.
I cannot select multiple tags of what is offered, but there is Gluten Free beer, bread, cider, pancakes, pasta, also vegan friendly.
Although the menu looks enticing, the food does not live up to the hype, it is not tasty, leaves you feeling bloated and is overpriced. Skip this place and go to Cafe Gratitude in Venice instead, a much better choice.
If you have Celiac do not eat here! I have gotten very sick a few times. Last time I went they basically told me not to eat there when I asked them if they can do anything Celiac safe.
Extensive GF menu. No concerns eating here. Good food.
I'm so upset that it says dedicated frier on this listing. I was glutanized last week after eating at SAGE and after talking to the manager ( who was beyond friendly and helpful) she said she didn't understand why this APP says they have a dedicated kitchen and frier, because they do not. They are vigilant and try their best, but they don't claim to be dedicated GF. Stupid me for reading on here and not questioning them at SAGE. I'm now recovering from my stupidity. If you're celiac, be careful and clear and DONT eat the fried food. I feel bad giving them a low mark because they are really friendly and they tried, but for celiacs, it's not a safe place. Gluten sensitive maybe.
This is my go-to on the West side! I have Celiac and I have TONS of choices here. It's so enjoyable to order with confidence and not feel limited. Even dessert and breakfast. And fried stuff. It's also delicious, even if you're not vegan. Highly recommend.
Love this place! We go here weekly. Yummy vegan food, lots of gf entrees and desserts, and hip vibe.
Very knowledgeable about gluten free items - many are. Great tacos and fantastic buffalo hot wings-style cauliflower!!
Just GO! This restaurant is also in Echo Park & started with Kind Kreme Vegan Ice Cream. It's all Vegan, yet has the best waffles that I put their wings on to make Chicken n waffles! Everything is amazing!!!
People need to be wary when ordering here, even when things are marked GF- their Asian kelp noodle salad was marked GF, but I was told upon ordering that the tofu was prepared in the same fryer as their donuts and therefore was at risk for cross-contamination. Make sure you double check that everything you eat is safe!! I ended up going with the tortilla soup instead as well as the GF pretzels and have had no reaction.
The pretzels were decent, albeit a bit dry. The soup was mediocre, although this could have something to do with the fact that it was tepid by the time I got home to eat it. The GF bread that came on the side was far from excellent.
Staff was friendly.
— Not very
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
I went here in Jan 2019 - exciting news they shared at the time specific to this location is that the fryer is now GF only - they used to make gluten-y stuff in them (donuts) and now get that from other places and so it’s the only location with this. That means the cauliflower wings are safe! I would call first/ask in case anything changes tho. My celiac daughter has been twice and no issues - but I definitely ask everyone and triple check everything. If you go in and it’s still a gf fryer please tell them how much you appreciate it so it stays that way - the buffalo cauliflower is dreamy...