Sage Plant Based Bistro

8 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Cider, Cookies, Dessert, French Toast, Pancakes, Pasta, Pizza, Waffles
60% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
41 Hugus Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103

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Celiac

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They say on the menu that if you have severe allergies to not eat there. I was with a group so ordered the harvest salad and asked them to not grill the tofu. It was delicious but I had a reaction. The tofu at least was marinated in tamari. Maybe the nuts weren’t clear of CC. Great restaurant but hard for Celiacs.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Wish they added the little extra effort to use separate frying oil so I could eat some of the items that would otherwise be GF. Also would be nice to see GF beer and not just hard kombucha.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

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

  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • French Toast
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Was in the area for work for a week. I am celiac and my coworker is vegan. We were like kids in a candy store here. We are her three times. Everything is vegan and probably 3/4 is or can be gf. We had several different appetizers and entrees because we simply couldn’t decide. Everything was delicious. We were able to eat outside and enjoy the weather. The staff was very clear on things and helpful. I would recommend Sage to enjoy some meals for sure.

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 6 months ago read full review

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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.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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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...

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They now have a designated fryer. We only had the appetizers, which were great and plan to come back.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Celiac

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I had the cauliflower orange chicken bowl and the cauliflower buffalo wing appetizer. Other than eating too much cauliflower I had no issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They do not have a shared frier, and just began posting this on their menu (this info was not posted before, and they would label as gluten free)

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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We were so excited to try this restaurant and the menu marked several items as gluten-free as well as vegan. But when we asked more questions, it turns out that they don’t even have a dedicated fryer, so most everything we were going to order would not be gluten-free. That included the chips in the nachos, the mac & cheese balls, the fried artichoke hearts etc. So we didn’t end up going. Be careful if you order from there. They really need to get a dedicated fryer. That’s ridiculous.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good vegan options

Overall Rating

Review


Not gluten-free safe !!!

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Celiac

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I ordered the sweet potato pancakes that said they were gluten free and let them know I was celiac and still got sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Celiac

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We were excited to try and wanted to like this place. The menu was promising. Sadly it left a lot to be desired. Service was awful. Our server’s answer to GF questions was, “it’s probably okay”. Sadly not much turned out to be okay. Kombucha is not GF. Fryer is not dedicated which eliminated 90% of GF options on the menu. Ice tea came out after asking 4 times, but tasted like medicine. Pizza was super salty and I am a lover of salt! Best thing I can say is the pizza didn’t make me sick, but I wouldn’t want to eat it again.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— 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 lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I ordered the gluten-free soft pretzels because I read reviews saying not to order fried foods because they don’t have a dedicated fryer. I’ve only had soft pretzels I made myself since I’ve been gluten free and these were as good or better. The dipping sauces offered were also good. I didn’t tell them it was an allergy or I was celiac or anything, but maybe I should have. The food definitely made me sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating

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