Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee

2 ratings
$ • Donut Shop
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Donuts
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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2549-B Rolling Hills Plaza, Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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Don’t let “gluten friendly” misguide you. These donuts are technically gluten free but they are prepared on the same workspaces and fried in the same fryers as the regular donuts, so cross contamination is an inevitability.

Safety


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

— 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/None

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Doughnuts are good but not gf. They call it gluten-friendly since they share mixers, cooking baths, surfaces, etc.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year 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

  • Donuts

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout

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Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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Sidecar always has the best GF donuts! Staff is knowledgeable & careful about boxing GF items separately. However, there is probably a risk of cross contamination (as with most places that are not exclusively GF). But it is always worth the drive for me - have not tried a better GF donut yet! Also, unlike other places, they rotate GF flavors every week, so it is actually possible to try some of their other amazing flavors!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Symptomatic Celiac

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Absolutely not Celiac friendly. Cross-contamination GUARANTEED. I thought I’d risk it and got so sick… I wish I could trust it but this does NOT have gluten free options, just a “gluten conscious” option or whatever BS term they’re using to lure gluten free bandwagoners…

Safety


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

— 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/None

Celiac

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Review


Only one variety per day, bit very high quality donut. Used separate serving

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Their most popular donut is"gluten free" but is so contaminated by the not so dedicated kitchen. My husband tried it and said it was the best donut he ever had. I just watched him eat it. If they only took the correct precautions everyone could enjoy.

Safety


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

— Not very

Overall Rating

Review


I am only gluten intolerant to eating a gf donut in contaminated environment doesn’t bother me. And these donuts are incredible. I love the huckleberry and I love the double chocolate. But all are good. $5.5 each is a lot but a real treat.

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

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