Sauced BBQ & Spirits

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 7 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Beer + 4 more
80% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2300 First St #120, Livermore, CA 94550 Directions

(925) 961-1300
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    Great BBQ and all meats are gluten free (except wings). Lots of options for sides.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I wrote to Sauced asking about the labelling issue. This is the response I got: We've had a lot of questions about this. Several months ago I contacted our co packer and manufacturer of our BBQ sauce to get an answer and I found out that we did switch to a malt free Worcestershire sauce back in June of last year for all of our in house BBQ sauces. It was an error on our part not removing the "malt vinegar" from that label. That is technically my jurisdiction since I designed and maintain the label files for print so I take full responsibility for that. I will remove it on the next run of labels. However, when I asked our co packer how we were able to previously label the product gluten free, I was given this answer: "The malt vinegar is an ingredient within the Worcestershire sauce that we use to make the BBQ sauces, NOT in the BBQ sauce itself but in the Worcestershire sauce used to make the BBQ sauce. The FDA allows food manufacturers to label the product “Gluten Free” when the ingredient is less than 20 ppm." So because our malt vinegar sub ingredient fell below the 20 parts per million, we were still able to label the product "gluten free." I understand that having food allergies makes navigating menus difficult and you have to put a lot of trust into those preparing and serving your food. I myself have a shrimp allergy so I am really sympathetic to your situation. I will make sure our next run of labels removes the malt vinegar from the ingredient list and I will make sure our managers are clear on this so they can educate our staff so that our staff, in turn, can answer questions accurately. We really do our best to make sure we communicate food ingredients and preparation techniques to our guests to avoid this very situation. Again, I hope you will accept our sincere apology for any miscommunication. Hopefully this alleviates people's concerns. It seems like the sauce has been changed, and the food labelled Gluten Free on the menu is safe. Can confirm my gf ate there and she was fine.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Very tasty and menue was clearly marked. I did not see the other review until afterwards about the malt vinegar, but I can say that I did not get sick.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Yummy BBQ! I have celiac and have eaten here numerous times. I love getting the ribs or burnt ends with a side salad and baked beans! Yum! The loaded sweet potato is delicious too. The menu has all gluten free items marked with a pig icon.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Even though they say in their menu and on the sauce bottles themselves that three of their four sauces are gluten free...NONE of them are. On the list of ingredients of the three advertised GF sauces is malt vinegar. Malt vinegar is most definitely not gluten free. Because of that oversight I am concerned about the reliability of all their other gf notations. The manager couldn't have been more sympathetic and was horrified at the mistake. She promised to notify corporate mgmt right away. I recommend caution.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Spoke to manager about reliability of gluten free process. All of the smoked meats are cooked in a smoker that never contacts wheat/gluten. Their golden BBQ sauce is not gluten free, but it never contacts the smoker. All other sauces are gluten free.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1410 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    I’ve been here a bunch of times and had mixed results. Food is great and the servers seem to be knowledgeable about cross contamination, but I’ve had reactions from eating here several times. In spite of giving the servers clear instructions and confirming the dish was a gluten free allergy upon serving, I still end up with brain fog at least 50% of the time after. I’ve had to blacklist this place, unfortunately. I can’t recommend for sensitive celiacs.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    1028 7th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

    The menu is labeled with GF options. It states all meat and sauces are GF. The food was great. I was disappointed when I found that one of the BBQ sauces on the table had wheat even though the menu said otherwise. I pointed it out to the waitress. Unfortunately, I had already eaten some of it.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    4 months ago

    1410 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Gluten-free items are indicated on the menu. All meats except for the wings are gluten free.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    1410 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Plenty of options and clearly marked menu. Delicious BBQ! Best baked beans.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Late Night
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 10 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 10 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 10 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 12 am
Saturday
11 am - 12 am
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm

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