100% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly

481 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Directions

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My understanding is that one of the owners or a relative has celiac. They have always been helpful and careful. This is a deli, so it has deli food, but also carries some frozen gf items

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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They make gluten free sandwiches in a separate area with separate tools and cutting board.

Shelly’s goes above and beyond to cater to people with severely sensitive celiac/gluten intolerance that just want to enjoy our favorite deli items!

They have a freezer with gluten free baked goods

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a dedicated gluten free section, gluten free fryers, and staff is very knowledgeable when it comes to food allergies.

They food is fantastic. I’ve never had anything bad from here. They have it all when it comes to gluten free options. Rolls, subs, French fries, Mozzarella sticks, cookies, brownies; they really have it all.

Staff is very friendly. Will go out of their way to make sure you feel comfortable when ordering. Shelly and Ricky are the kindest people and will make sure you’re happy with your order. I don’t go anywhere else when it comes to sandwiches or really any kind of food. I trust them completely!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 5 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

  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Deli
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten Free Chicken Cutlets
Gluten Free Bagel
Gluten Free Avocado Chicken Salad
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Gluten Free Chicken Cutlet, Provolone, Bacon, Pesto Mayo on a Gluten Free Sub
Gluten Free Brownie
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Celiac

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The GF Mozzarella sticks are awesome!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I was just diagnosed this week with Celiac. Shelly was super helpful and kind. And my sandwich was amazing. They are extremely careful about cross contamination. I will definitely be a regular customer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Hotel breakfast buffets scare me. So we took a short ride to Shelly’s. Sausage, egg and cheese on an Udi’s roll was so good (saltpepperketchup) that I’m taking a sandwich to go for lunch!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dedicated fryer available. Mozzarella sticks are out of this world! Wish I lived closer!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Best sandwiches! Wonderful deli - Staff is knowledgeable and asks about gluten sensitivity. Separate fryer for fries and separate boards for deli sandwiches.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent service, a full gluten-free menu of sandwiches and salads, and a whole refrigerated case of gluten-free bread and treats. They know what's up.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is the best! They take gluten intolerance very seriously. I am extremely sensitive to cross contamination and.have eaten here countless times never with any issue. The staff and owners are cheerful, polite and very accommodating.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Shelly and Ricky are awesome and own the BEST Deli In all of Dutchess county and believe me I have been around...

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Celiac

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Fantastic place! Staff super knowledge. Food fabulous!

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Not celiac

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The food was really delicious, my wife didn't get sick, but minus one star because it took 30 minutes to get fries. They were a little disjointed getting the orders taken care of. During the lunch rush they had to turn on the counter-top fryer they used for gluten-free fries before they made our order.

In the end, they had really good food and nobody got sick. I'll be back even though it was a little slow.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love that when you order off of the gluten free menu they specifically ask if you are gluten sensitive or have celiacs disease. She also showed me the stove that they use for gluten free only and the seperate knives, spatulas, everything. They also have Udi muffins and rolls and bagels which was definitely a bonus! Love this place and love that they are celiac disease friendly and aware!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and I am very sensitive to cross contamination, and knock wood I have never ever been glutened here! They have provided me everything from weekend breakfast sandwiches to catering my 30th bday party with all gluten free food for my guests and I! I highly recommend this place for all celiacs and everyone else!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So wonderful to have a safe, gluten free deli meal! A tad pricy but worth it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Best Gluten free Deli ever!!! They have the best gluten free sub bread I have ever had and their sandwiches are delicious. Staff are very knowledgeable and cautious, food is absolutely delicious and they can make almost anything on their menu gluten free.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Gluten Free Rolls, Wraps, Subs, Bagels, Cookies, Brownies, Pasta, Home Made Gluten Free Chicken Cutlets and Mozzarella Sticks. You name it they got it! Shellys is your one stop Deli/Sandwich Shop/Caterer gluten free or not! Friendly and knowledgable staff will go above and beyond taking extra care for the people with cross contamination sensitivity. Anything they have on their menu they can make gluten free. Be aware most times it is better to call in if you need something fried in the gluten free fryer as it is not always on during the day and may need some time to warm up. Best gluten free restaurant in the area hands down nothing compares!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owner's father-in-law has celiac so they understand fully what it requires. Very helpful with suggestions and yes, the mozzarella sticks were awesome. It's worth going off the beaten path to support this celiac-safe business.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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We found this place by chance after visiting national sites in Hyde Park. It's a phenomenal little deli! My kids and I all have celiac or gluten intolerance. Items we ordered gluten free: BLT, sub sandwich, MOZZERELLA STICKS (first time in three years I've been able to eat these!), French toast, and grilled cheese. They are very careful and when I ordered, they asked if we had celiac and needed to be concerned about cross contamination. There's not a lot of seating (at most, 8 people), but it was super yummy! It was more costly than we are used to, but we have found it to be pretty much on par with the food prices for the rest of this area (we are from Texas).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Simply amazing and 100% gluten free. Celiac runs in the family. Very knowledgeable.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Shelly's Deli is amazing! To have an actual deli sandwich on a gf sub is amazing to those of us who haven't had such luxuries in so long! The owner is incredibly knowledgeable about food allergies and ensures all gf food is prepared separately to avoid cross contamination. I also recently ordered catering from them for a holiday party and I can't tell you how nice it was to have actual trays of hot food made gluten free! Penne a la vodka, chicken Marsala, sausage and peppers, and eggplant parm! All gluten free! Even the gluten eaters loved it and couldn't believe it was all gluten free!! Highly, highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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celiac runs in the owners family so they know what they are doing. I had an Italian combo on a sub roll that reminded me of the old days. and it was normal size. I couldn't finish it! the kids had mozzarella sticks and French fries made in a dedicated frier. very attentive, very friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The absolute best gluten free sandwiches around!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This restaurant, which is a deli counter with a small number of tables and snack and dessert foods for sale was a pleasant suprise. They are in the process of creating a gluten free menu, but they have many gluten free options, and an extensive assortment of gluten free breads. I had a sausage and pepper sandwich, which came on a gluten free, Udi's bun. The sausage was mild, and was smothered in sauteed green and red bell peppers. It was very flavorful, and the bun held together and did not crumble. I also had their home made potato salad, which was filling but a bit bland. They also offer gluten free cookies, which they keep frozen until they are ordered to keep them from getting dry.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Everyone that works there is super knowledgable about celiacs. They have rolls and grinders - THAT DON'T FALL APART! They also have lactose free cheese. Yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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