Small Cheval

24 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Burgers, Fries
Safety Rating
23 ratings

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1732 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
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Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Love this place! Lettuce wrapped burger. Safe FRIES! And all delicious. Update: they now have gf buns and they are the best burger buns I have ever tasted! I have had celiac for over 10 years so that is saying something!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Always have an amazing experience here! Have never gotten sick :)

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

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Gluten free buns and fries are in a dedicated fryer! Burger comes with an allergen label. Their shakes are also gluten free!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Burgers
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Gluten-Free at Small Cheval
A dream
Labeled for allergens
Gluten-Free at Small Cheval
They were busy and still took their time to take care of me!
GF bun!
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Symptomatic Celiac

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We are so lucky that the G.O.A.T. of Chicago burgers just happens to be a place that is so great with gluten free food and allergens. I’ve ordered delivery many times, but I had the chance to visit in person and it truly is a no-fuss, no gimmicks, great meal. The staff were extremely friendly, patient and informed (even though they were quite literally slammed with orders). The person I ordered from at the counter was great and answered any questions I had, specifying that the fryer is dedicated for fries only and explaining that other than the buns pretty much everything is gluten free. The best part is that the gluten free bun does not fall apart (some sort of witch craft). They label the burgers with a big red “ALLERGENS” sticker and mark any / all that apply (for me just gluten but they had more options so it looks like they can accommodate many different allergies). The patio area is great, perfect for great weather and the heaters were on to take the chill out of the air. 100/10 must try if you want a burger in Chicago!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They have GF buns and the fries are GF and it’s so delicious I could cry!! They ask if it’s an allergy and will wipe everything down. If you order delivery they have a special GF sticker and ask if it’s an allergy online. I feel SO safe and so cared for and not like a burden at all for needing precautions taken. I love them.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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They offer a gluten free bun and it holds together very well. Absolutely delicious burger and love that they label everything so I always know which is mine. Fries are yummy too!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— 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
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The burgers are juicy and delicious, the gf buns are good, and they have a dedicated fryer in which they make their delectable fries-what is t to like! The staff is knowledgeable and takes gluten allergies seriously.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I had an absolutely delicious burger with a gf bun, and the fries were safe as well. The cashier was very nice and called out my allergy to the cooking staff

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Hands down the best burger and gluten free burger I’ve ever had in my life! Dedicated fryer so all their fries are gluten free. They offer burgers on lettuce wraps or a gluten free bun, and I actually prefer the lettuce wrap! The buns do crumble a bit. Great take out spot if you’re craving a burger. The restaurant is pretty small but they do have a a nice outdoor space.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac (though have gotten slightly less symptomatic over the years). Gluten free buns and fries with separate fryer. Staff seemed knowledgeable and I felt comfortable, everything tasted good. Food took absolutely forever to come (40+ minutes) but that complaint doesn’t have to do with the positive gf aspect of this place.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Very knowledgeable staff. They explained all the options and made note of my gluten allergy. I had the house style cheeseburger on a gluten free bun with fries and aioli. Will be going back!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great experience with amazing food!! We had delivery and all gluten free food was in a separate bag and identified with labels. The burgers were amazing and fries (gluten free flyer) amazing too! To top things off did not get ill!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


So good! We come here a lot, especially now that they have gluten free buns. Fries are great too. I’ve never gotten sick

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


This place is amazing! Didn’t get sick after and they were very serious and knowledgeable about celiac. They also have a vegan burger that is certified gluten free. Dr. Praeger’s brand and really good!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great with allergies, dedicated fryer, and it tastes great!

Gluten free buns are available! Think they are from Trader Joe's and dairy free? Very good, no reactions.

Be fashionabley late to lunch and you'll have great food in good atmosphere really quick.

Seating outside, no room inside. Plan accordingly on rainy days.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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 dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had a good experience here! Staff seemed knowledgeable about celiac and made a clear note of GF on the slip sent to the kitchen. Small menu which makes cross contact slightly less likely. That being said… the gf bun was truly atrocious and kind of ruined the whole experience. Definitely trying the lettuce wrap next time!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They now have GF buns at this location!!!

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Dedicated fryer for French fries, and they offer a lettuce bun! They have an option to select an allergy in store or online. They take allergies very seriously. Try the garlic aioli for your fries! It is amazing!

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Love eating here! I get my burger lettuce wrapped and they always ask if I have an allergy to make sure my food is treated properly. Dedicated fryer only handles their french fries — which are incredible!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Like everyone said before: lettuce wrap. It's a good burger and good fries. Burger is cooked on its own grill and buns are toasted in a separate area. Safe fryer for fries

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Not interested in burgers, but liked the fries! They had a sort of meaty taste. Felt good after eating, no issues.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Best lettuce-wrap burger anywhere, hands down. Legit the lettuce wraps allllll the way around the meat. Perfection. Fries in a dedicated fryer. Delicious chocolate shakes. Go-to place when we want burgers now. Pricey? Yes. But you’re getting the Au Cheval burger, for God’s sake.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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


Really enjoyed coming here. Had no issue with their lettuce wrapped burger, fries, and shakes. There’s virtually no variety but that’s fine by me (that’s why the fries are safe - nothing else goes in the fryer!).

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


As someone who is very sensitive to even the smallest amount of gluten I was very nervous to give this a try, but I’m so happy I did! The lettuce “bun” was delicious, the fries were great (dedicated fryer!!) and best of all, I didn’t get sick!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The fries were nice and crunchy. The hamburgers/cheeseburgers were honesty nothing to write home about. They were all right. Too many onions for my taste. Canned soda. Lots of liquor and beer. That's all I can really say. Friendly staff.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great lettuce wrapped burger and excellent fries!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


This place has excellent burgers and fries. I haven’t gotten sick. Normally I don’t get burgers if a gluten free bun isn’t offered, but I make an exception for this place. I would bump it up to 5 stars if they started offering a GF bun! Try the fries with the garlic aioli, so good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great burger with a lettuce leaf wrap and celiac-safe fries. They write up the order with a brightly-colored allergy alert paper attached.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I love Small Cheval. But I especially love how great they are with gluten free! No, there’s no gluten free buns. But standing waiting for my order, I heard them shout out — twice — a reminder that my burger was a gluten allergy. Then, they even went as far as to put my burger in an entirely separate bag from the rest of the order.

Above. And. Beyond. I’ve eaten here many many times and never gotten sick. But it wasn’t until today when I realized why. It’s just burgers, fries, and milkshakes but they take extra care here for those of us with celiac.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious. I think lettuce wraps are usually trash but everything else on the burger is so good it makes up for it. Dedicated fryer!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great burgers! Very aware of CD and dedicated fryer. Didn’t get sick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Love Au Cheval so was excited to try Small Cheval. Burgers are served between two lettuce leafs, although wish they offered a bun since they don’t serve the burger on a hash brown patty “bun” like at Au Cheval. Fries are made in a dedicated fryer, enjoyed with aioli sauce. Staff who take your order ask if you have an allergy or if it’s a preference so they can prepare your burger away from where they grill the buns. An enjoyable meal overall.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Delicious burgers. No gluten free buns but the lettuce wrap is good. They note whether it is an allergy on your order. The staff knows the ingredients in the food. The only thing they cook in the fryer is potatoes. 24 hours later I feel fine and so does my celiac boyfriend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The best burger! Wrapped in lettuce to make it gluten free. And they make an effort to note the allergy and keep mine away from the other bread. Fries are safe to eat too and delicious with the garlic aioli.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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