Sanctuary: Modern Kitchen

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 4 more

16A N East St, Frederick, MD 21701 Directions

(240) 415-0592
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    5 rating
    1 week ago

    The frozen entrees are delicious! We tried the pot pie and lasagna rolls and they cooked just perfect according to the directions for the lovely staff provided. The baked goods are scrumptious as well and you wouldn’t even know they are 100% gluten free! Our favorite is the lemon glazed muffin and cinnamon swirl muffins. Thank you so much for your knowledge and sincere compassion for this cause!

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    I want to love this place. I need there to be a dedicated gluten free restaurant in Frederick. Unfortunately, there are HUGE issues here. One employee that seems to be there most times that I have visited, seems very annoyed to be there. I don’t need a friendly greeting or expect everyone to have a good day, every day. But this guy has a range from annoyed to clearly doesn’t want customers. He will lie and say they are out of things because he doesn’t want to cook them. Or try to convince you that it will taste better if you cook it yourself at home. Another HUGE thing that I’ve only noticed a couple of times (out of about 10) is unsafe food handeling. No, it is not okay to wear the same gloves that just handled money to then prepare food. That is not why you are wearing gloves! I believe I’ve met management/ owner on one of my visits. They seem like reasonable people. Staff needs safety training and get rid of people who don’t want to be there. Otherwise, Frederick won’t have the gluten feee restaurant that we NEED.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    This place is a GEM. Don't listen to anyone who says otherwise. In particular, the arancini was phenomenal.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Fantastic little place. Everything is fresh and made in house. No possibly of cross contamination.

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    5 rating
    2 months ago

    Very tasty fries. Happy to see the donut holes. I like how I can take home frozen foods. And overall a good place to eat.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    The owners are wonderful and the food was exquisite! We tried most of the available fresh options, eating on stools at the window-side counter, and took home baked goods plus frozen items to reheat. Everything was amazing! They ship, but it’s also worth it to us to drive the hour!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    OMG this place is AMAZING!!! I mean the gluten free place in frederick. I had the chance of trying their crispy chicken sandwich with fries which to me is the best chicken I've ever had, The flavor is so awesome and the spicy kick it has just made it even better. I was ready to get the Arancini but the Manager who I thought was the owner at first sold me on the chicken sandwich, he's very friendly and definitely brings light to this business. I really enjoyed the fact that he cared to ask me about what kind of food I enjoy, he's definitely a face yo have running the show. I will recommend this place to everyone I know that is celiac

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Very delicious fries that are reminiscent of curly fries (texture not shape). Amazing to have a dedicated Gf place on our way to visit grandma in Cumberland! Sadly the arepa was not good at all - super greasy and not authentic.. just a soggy fatty corn cake and eggs. But the fries were epic so it’s worth Another shot.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I’d give these guys 1,000 stars if I could!! I cannot stress enough how incredibly happy I am with Sanctuary Modern Kitchen!!! These guys are true heroes! They are a 100% gluten free bakery who make the most delicious empanadas ever!! My best friend was diagnosed with Celiac a few years ago and all she wanted at her bridal shower was empanadas like the ones my mom used to make for her when she would come over. After searching online for a dedicated gluten free kitchen that made empanadas, Sanctuary came up, but they were an hour and a half away from where the shower was taking place. I took a shot and called them anyways to see if there was something we could do, and these guys pulled through big time!!! They met me half way and delivered the most delicious empanadas I could imagine in an extremely professional and orderly way: individually wrapped and in a cooler full of ice for the drive home. The empanadas were an absolute hit at the party, and everyone was shocked to hear that they were gluten free. Even my mom, the empanadas connoisseur, gave them her highly coveted seal of approval. Absolutely phenomenal! My friend actually actually screamed with delight when she saw them and couldn’t stop eating them. Thank you guys so so much!! You made her day and mine :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Absolutely fantastic gluten-free food! Everything was delicious and the staff were very friendly. We will definitely be going back on our next trip to Maryland!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    The whole store is gluten free so it is great that everything is safe. I have been disappointed at their very limited offerings and things are often out of stock. There have been times I've been in there where the only hot items available are chicken tenders and fries. It is $16 to get an order of 4 tenders with fries (drink not included). The tenders are very dry I don't particularly like them. The fries are good. I do expect higher prices for safe gluten free food but they really need some more affordable options and just more consistency. The baked goods are all really good. The pizza crust in particular is the best gluten free crust I have ever had.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Wonderful new counter-service joint! they have space to sit and eat, including outdoor seating. I love that there is now a place in Frederick where EVERYTHING is gluten free. I had the chicken fingers, and the egg, cheese, & cilantro arepa. The egg on the arepa was perfectly overeasy, so I had some delicious runny yoke to enjoy! The chicken fingers, while a bit too salty, were such a nice treat! Where else can a GF person go out to eat fried chicken?! Nowhere else in Frederick. I will definitely be going back to try some of their baked goods. Thanks Sanctuary for being there for us GF people. I look forward to coming back!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Wow, what a fabulous treat this was! Chicken tenders were crispy and juicy!! All it needed was a gf waffle to go with it!! We tried the Arancini, a fried rice ball with beef, cheese and peas; that was very good! This was a GF restaurant and they have frozen take away to cook at home. We also tried a beef sandwich that was good but needed some sauce and cheese to make it pop. The staff was friendly, and the cafe was clean and well appointed. Highly recommend! Oh and COOKIES were fabulous!!

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    2 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Two stars for all gluten free! We have tried many items on the menu - the chicken fingers and wings are dry, the sandwiches are very bready - not much filler or flavor in the breakfast sandwich. The arancini is good, but the filler is a little stingy - 2 peas each ball- and the French fries are pricey, but good. The prices are a bit high for "take out" - $50+ for lunch for 2, not including tip- but we hope adjustments will be made for the sake of the gf community.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    100% GF business! They have a small menu of hot dishes, frozen dishes to go, and baked goods. It's great not to worry about cross contamination and GF fried foods are always a treat!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Locally Sourced
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
11 am - 7 pm
Thursday
11 am - 7 pm
Friday
11 am - 7 pm
Saturday
11 am - 7 pm
Sunday
Closed
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