Smack Dab

5 recent ratings
$ • Bakery, Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Breakfast Sandwiches, Cookies, Dessert, Pizza
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
6730 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626

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Overall Rating

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 2 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Based on the other reviews, maybe I got the B team. Shoulda known when they dropped my potatoes and I double checked that they were safe for a gluten allergy and the manager was like "oh yeah they're even fried in vegan butter!"

One potato wedge in my partner noticed the telltale face flushing and my brain fog set in a minute later.

We approached the front desk to ask about whether they were cooked on a shared flat top or fryer. Manager assured us they got a separate, clean pan. Then we overheard the kitchen staff tell him they fry them in a fryer and then pan fry afterward. Manager never came back to our table to apologize or make things right. I feel lucky my partner noticed the signs so quickly, as if I had kept eating, I woulda been very sick. I also didn't get any allergy stickers on my plates as past reviews mentioned.

The gluten free corn bread was really good, but yeah, maybe trust your gut on whether the staff that day actually know what they're doing.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Got an amazing egg sandwich on gf cornbread! It came out labeled with "gluten free" stickers. Definitely going back!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Fast Food
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


Smack Dab is by far one of my FAVORITE gluten free establishments in Chicago. The food is extremely delicious and well made. I have never had a negative experience or reaction. The staff is very well-versed in food allergies and intolerances. If you have a gluten allergy, they will mark your food accordingly with a “gluten free” and “allergy” sticker and necessary precautions are taken to avoid cross-contamination. They also take in consideration nut, dairy, egg , shellfish, etc. allergies. I highly recommend the gluten free & vegan chocolate pepita bread, cheesy cornbread, and bacon jam!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I’m not super sensitive, but they have cornbread egg sandwiches that are GF for no extra cost and I’ve never had a reaction

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


WAS INVITED TO A PIZZA PARTY IN ROGERS PARK ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE HOSTS ORDERED A GLUTEN-FREE PIZZA FOR ME, AS I HAVE CELIAC DISEASE. WITHIN 45 MINUTES OF EATING THE PIZZA DIRECTLY OUT OF THE BOX (AND NOTHING ELSE THE HOSTS WERE SERVING), I KNEW I HAD BEEN "GLUTENED!" IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST SEVERE REACTIONS I HAVE EVER HAD. THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO HANDLE GLUTEN-FREE FOODS PROPERLY. DO NOT COUNT ON IT.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Yum! Great coffee and doughnuts (not GF).

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Review


amazing food and they're always so friendly!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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