100% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

505 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90070 Directions

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I love this place! I have celiac disease, a sunflower allergy and am a vegetarian. Even in Southern California this can make it challenging to eat out as I am very, very sensitive to gluten cross contamination. There is a sign on the wall that says to let them know if you have a gluten allergy and they will take precautions. So I did. I can not speak highly enough of the service at the City National location. Not only did the server change her gloves with a smile, when I explained that I have a severe allergy, she took all of my food items from the covered containers underneath the counter without rolling her eyes, or saying, or being some other way that made me feel like my allergies were a burden to her. I have been eating there once or twice a week for the past few months and have never, ever gotten sick from cross contamination. The staff there is just wonderful. I can't speak highly enough about the service I've received there. They always take the allergy precautions with a smile and have never once served me contaminated food. They are so consistently wonderful I can even place an order online and trust that not only will my order be correct (it always is) but that the staff will have taken the allergy precautions. This place is a life saver!

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

This salad shop offers all of their salad dressings, fixings and soups gluten free. Their web site has a breakdown of allergens, in case you are worried about soy or dairy. I order from them frequently throughout the week, and I have never had symptoms after. The staff is very friendly, and if you are clear that you have an allergy, they are very careful.

Gluten Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Soup

Categories

  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Plant Based
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I love to eat here, even though it is salad - Celiac standard safe food.

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

They changed their gloves and one person made my salad all the way down the line, grabbing toppings from the cooler, not the top to avoid cross contamination. Everything is labeled well and the bread/croutons are only at the very end of the line.

Celiac
1 month ago

They are certified Gluten free, let them know when you walk into the door. They make every effort to make sure you are not cross contaminated.

Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. They knew what Celiac Disease was and were sure to build my salad in a separate area. I recommend ordering online, because they read the notes and take this stuff seriously. This is my new go-to restaurant for traveling.

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

This is basically a fancy subway like salad bar. They are “certified gluten-free sensitive”. I’m not sure what this certification means exactly but they did seem to know what they were doing when it comes to cross contamination. If you tell them you have a gluten allergy they are instructed to get a new server with clean hands and clean gloves. They will walk you down the aisle and open all new salad components for you. All of their salad dressings are gluten-free and made a gluten-free facility in Houston. All of the salad components are chopped on separate cutting boards with clean knives. The bread and pita chips are made in a separate kitchen away from the salad

Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

Their salads are amazing and everything is labeled gf very well! The staff is nice and will accommodate you.

Celiac
4 months ago

In the basement food court of a corporate building. Salad GF options are good, but it’s a food court type of setting.

Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Awesome! Everything is well-marked, they change their gloves and stay with you as you go through the line and they get fresh ingredients that haven’t been on the bar to eliminate cross contamination. Would definitely eat here again!

Celiac
5 months ago

I’m sorry I just had to balance out their rating! This is Find Me Gluten Free... not find me Vegan. It’s important for those w Celiac to have reliable ratings on here. Of course the bread is not gluten free. But there are endless salad/vegetable, fruit, dressing, and protein options that are.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Build your own salad. Most dressings are GF. Many choices.

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

I told them I was gluten free (celiac) and they washed their hands and got new gloves. They were very cautious and got items under the counter that could not possibly be contaminated.

Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great food and knowledgable staff! I have eaten here several times and have never gotten sick!

Featured Reviewer, Celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

While the concept of this place is cool and the salad was delicious, I got horribly glutened here. It’s sad as they could so easily avoid cross contamination if they had separate spoons/tongs for every ingredient instead of using their hands with the same gloves that touch croutons at the end of the line and go back to the beginning and contaminate everything. While they did change their gloves for me, it made no difference as like I mentioned before, things were cross contaminated. If you don’t have celiac, or a severe gluten sensitivity I think you may be ok, but if you’re celiac or have a severe intolerance stay FAR away from here.

Celiac
10 months ago
Celiac friendly

If you inform of allergy they take each item from the fridge instead of salad bar

Not celiac
1 year ago

Awrsome allergy menu. Everything is labeled right in front of you, so im not sure why these negative reviews exist. Delicious, fresh food!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was awesome about my allergies (gluten and dairy)! They changed their gloves and got fresh ingredients so no cross contamination! Dressings are labeled so you know what’s safe.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

It’s a very nice place and everything is labeled which is convenient.There is a variety of soup and salad options which are gluten free or vegan and staff is knowledgeable. I’ll come here again because it’s healthy and safe option

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Go here to eat safely if you are Celiac! Super salads in regular or large size bowl, delicious salad dressings, choice of 3 tasty soups (broccoli cheese is my fav!), meat, shrimp or salmon choices, you will be full when you leave! Just DO NOT eat the croutons or any of the bread of course. Eat in or out (but it is way too hot in Houston summers during the day!). I have NEVER been glutened here.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free soup and salad. Gets 4 stars because it is a buffet style and there is a small risk of cross contamination with bread crumbs and such. You guys have to keep an eye on your bowl.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing Place! loved the soup As well!!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

The staff was wonderful, very accommodating and needed no explanation other than, I have a gluten allergy. The food was delicious, I had a small salad which was plenty. There were lots of veggie options, toppings and dressings, all GF. The chicken and salmon were GF. Great place.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great selection of GF salad items and soups. Staff was very cautious about cc, put on new gloves and used items from under the counter that had not been on the line.

Not celiac
1 year ago

soups are also gf! they make your salad. everything is clearly marked.

Celiac
1 year ago

awesome selection, knowledgeable staff, didn't get sick.

Celiac
2 years ago

I arrived here to meet a friend for lunch right after the doctors appointment where she said I probably have celiac (not even knowing what it meant to eat out)...wow I picked the right place! Made me feel welcomed, put new gloves on and got toppings out of separate containers under the counter. Everything I wanted was available. Even the cashier was reminded to not touch my tray.

2 years ago

I eat here all the time and haven't got sick!

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

My wife was diagnosed with Celiac disease years ago and has multiple food allergies. We went to Salata for the first time, and as I was paying for the food, I saw tears welling up in her eyes. She said she couldn't remember the last time she'd been treated so kindly at a restaurant. Fresh gloves, separate containers for ingredients, and a knowledgeable server made her feel safe, but it was the feeling of being welcome that made her day. Her server, Dina, and the manager, Olga, were amazing, and as we left they said, "Next time you come back, just let us know, and we'll take good care of you." They should add compassion as a menu item, because it was there in abundance.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

After telling them first my daughter had Celiac, they quickly changed their gloves and what ever she desired on her salad, they had a separate container. It was fantastic!! The food was delish!!!

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great options! You choose what you want to eat. Love this place.. only downside is trying to find a table, and everyone always seems to be in a hurry.

Not celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Very friendly for my dietary restrictions (gluten, soy, diary, nuts). Everything is clearly labeled and they have detailed allergen info available. They also offer oil and vinegar for dressing. No gluten free croutons or bread, however.

Celiac
2 years ago

Great knowledgeable staff!

2 years ago

When I said I was Celiac, the lady immediately changed her gloves and called another person out. She got all fresh items from under the bar that hadn't been touched yet. Followed me all the way down the line. Very safe and I had no ill effects!

3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Staff does not always change gloves after handling the bread and crouton items. I said something and the server offered to change gloves, but I declined to let my son eat there because I had concerns over how many other times gloves contaminated with gluten had been used previously in all of the salad items.

Celiac
3 years ago

I have to uodate my review. Place used to be safe, but now there are so many people eating there, and so many bread crumbs where they toss the salads. My poor daughter was glutened a few months ago. Too afraid to go back. Shame. I wouldn't trust the soup. It's right next to the bread, and there are crumbs everywhere.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

No problem at all with doing gluten free. The broccoli soup is really good! As far as the salad, I felt like they were super skimpy on toppings. I kept having to tell them more, more, more. . . and in the end my salad was still mostly lettuce! I guess I like going to Jason's Deli better where I can get twice as much for my money.

Celiac
3 years ago

I have eaten here twice and walked away sick both times! Even though they clearly label gluten free I don't trust this place

Celiac
3 years ago

They have gluten free items clearly marked and when I told them I needed to be gluten free, they changed their gloves to help prevent contamination.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Extremely sensitive to gluten. I have ate there for almost about a month. I didn't have any reactions till one day it got me. I was sick for about a week. There is so much cross contamination if you really pay attention as how food is prepared. Will not be going there ever again.

3 years ago
Celiac friendly

The lady serving me washed her hands then served me through the whole line.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Great concept but poorly executed. The staff was very accommodating to change their gloves as the bowl got passed through the line. However, part way through the meal I look over and the workers who were at the beginning of the line (the lettuce) had made their way down to the end of the line (the bread) and went directly back to dishing out the lettuce. All well and good, except that there was no change of gloves. This could easily be fixed by getting scoops for ingredients, changing gloves, or just having each employee stay at one section of the line. Beyond that food was good and decent portions but too much so on the cross contamination!!!

3 years ago

Negative 2 stars is more accurate. This place advertises assistance with selecting a gluten free meal and 2 employees had no idea what I was even saying when I stated the phrase "gluten-free". Thankfully, there were labels on the counter to assist me better than the employees. The salad is good and so far, there hasn't been a reaction to their GF/vegan tomato basil soup. The employees need better training for those with diet preferences. Needless to say, I will not be returning.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Everything is labeled and noted if it's GF!

Celiac
4 years ago

They have a GF menu which is helpful. But you will have to ask the servers to change their gloves. Otherwise there's a risk of cross contamination.

Not celiac
4 years ago

I'm not normally a salad person, but the food here is delicious. There are plenty of wonderful, gluten free toppings, and great salad dressing options. It beats a fast food burger without a bun any day.

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Yummy! If get avocado they put them on at end of line & they put them on wraps. So I make them get fresh one & clean knife & fresh gloves. Other wise everything else on beginning of line gluten free.

Not celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

If I could give this a negative star I would. I brought in a friend who had never been there before because I'd found this place clise to work that seemed super awesome AND they were so great about gluten issues. Sadly, the staff really weren't that well versed and I had to keep saying gluten allergy. Then towards the end when I was paying one of the guys came along and plunked a big slice of bread on my bowl!!! So the manager did my bowl himself, not very well, but that was fine. THEN he didn't believe me when I said there was avacado in the glutened bowl and actually DUG through it to check. He absolutely made me feel like a thief. The worst part? I had to tell his people in line not to put new veggies on top of old veggies in the bin. That they needed to rotate it. Yeah. They didn't understand that very well either. Needless to say .. food poisoning later and I will not be back. Food allergies? Sensitive to contamination? Yeah. I wouldn't risk it.

Celiac
4 years ago

I agree with all other comments but one. They do have a wonderful grilled salmon that is GF, although the other seafood items aren't. I wasn't aware that the soups are all GF. That's great news! Love this place!

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent salad bar! So many options and you can pile on as many as you want. I've eaten here several times and have never had an issue.

4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Pretty good. $10 for a salad with grilled chicken breast.

5 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Contamination is a serious risk here. I love this place, but I wouldn't take my celiac family here during lunch. The first part of the line is gloriously GF. Then they run everything under a toaster with crumbs flying. Everyone behind the counter handles bread. Just not set up for celiac.

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