Somos Handcrafted Arepas

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Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Arepas
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24 ratings

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63 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06510
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Celiac

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We enjoy making Arepas at home so when we found Somos on this app, we wanted to stop in! We didn’t ask about kitchen protocol but they let us know everything but the cheese stuffed breads were gf and those are kept separately in a case (along side the empanadas). For a GF option you can make an arepa, cachapa or a bowl. Pick your base, add your protein, toppings and sauce. It was all delicious.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious, affordable, celiac safe 🤌🫶

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was scrolling on the app before I realized I haven’t left a review for Somos yet! I live in New Haven and I order Somos pretty much once a week without fail. Everything in here is gluten free except the fried items, but there’s no cross contamination risk there so you get to take your pick of anything else on the menu without worry. It’s SO good. I feel like I need to plug the cachapa. It’s an underrated menu item and I actually like the sweet yellow corn shell better than the standard arepa one. Anyway, I can’t recommend this place enough.

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 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Arepas
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Menu as of 2/2024
Arepa woth shredded chicken.
Cachapa with shredded chicken.
Arepa with avocado shredded chicken.
Gluten-Free at Somos Handcrafted Arepas
Empanadas
Arepa
June 19, 2023- shredded beef cachapa
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Gluten Sensitive

This restaurant is not dedicated gluten free.

3 years ago

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Symptomatic Celiac

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I ate lunch here with some coworkers. Everything but the taquenos (stored with the empanadas in a separate warmer) is gluten free. I had the pabellon arepa with pork. It was fine, but lacking something creamy to help offset the heavy meat. Not the best arepa I’ve ever had, but it was nice to have a mostly safe option.

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

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Super tasty food and even the empanadas are gf

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 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Yummy food and I didn’t get sick. We came here twice while in New Haven.

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 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Cachapas and empanadas are so delicious. Customizable to your taste preferences.

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

Celiac

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Tasty, filling, good quality food. They understand celiac. There’s only one item that isn’t GF and it seems to be prepared separately from everything else.

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 space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Eat here! Eat here! Eat here!

Delicious food. Everything except the Tequenos are gluten free. They understand celiac.

We had empanadas, which were light crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, and Arepas, yumm.

I would say one Arepas or 3 empanadas is enough for one person. You can’t go wrong picking something.

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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These arepas were flatter and harder than other arepas we’ve had before. But it was a safe meal on our drive through Connecticut (we get tired of Chipotle!) We’re vegetarian and they had options for that, too. Maybe the meat options add moisture. The staff were friendly.

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?

— Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a delicious arepa and empanadas here last week! Ingredients were fresh and flavorful and I felt very safe. I especially enjoyed the fact that you can create your own arepa & pick your toppings instead of only having preset choices. I would definitely return!

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 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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June 19, 2023- I ate a very celiac safe lunch. Just about everything is GF except for the tequenos. I'd suggest the beef cachapa with queso de mano, all the toppings, and spicy verde sauce. I was so expressed that I took the Reina Pepiada (with chicken and avocado) area back to my hotel for a snack. Definitely recommend!

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

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
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 12 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This food is awesome. My son who is Celiac and very sensitive searched out this place when we visited New Haven. It was so good we came back for lunch the day after dinner. Staff was knowledgeable and he had no issues.

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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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We popped into Somos right before closing time. The employees were very friendly and answered all questions. We had the arepas and cachapa. Both were delicious but we all liked the cachapa the best. Highly recommend this restaurant. Felt safe eating here.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Celiac

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Literally the most amazing place ever. Empanadas are incredible so so so good. All sauces are gluten free! Staff is super nice too!

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very understanding of celiac allergies. Delicious food and nice array of seating. Would definitely would do again.

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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I had a chicken empanada and a protein bowl with pork carnitas and plantains. 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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

Celiac

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This place is great! Everything but the tequenos is gf. The guy who assisted us was very knowledgeable. The arepa was so stuffed! So much food for a low price. My fiancé and I tried a chicken arepa, beef empanada, and cheese empanada. I preferred the beef, he preferredthe chicken, and we both loved the cheese empanada best of all. But all of it was great. Definitely a fan of the chipotle mayo too. No negative reactions. I wish we lived closer!

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

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Delicious South American food,. You order at the counter, lots of options for fillings. Everything in the restaurant is gluten free except for one item (tequeños). A big hit with the kids too.

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Most/All

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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing food, all of which is gluten free and delicious!! I love the chachapas, arepas, and empanadas!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I love this place! My favorite arepas I’ve tried! Arepas are naturally gf which is awesome! Only not gf things on the menu are the fried things and chalupa but I could eat an arepa from here everyday!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very safe. Delicious arepas.

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 2 years ago read full review

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Amazing!! We took our kids and everyone loved the food. No one got sick from being glutened. They seemed very knowledgeable about Celiac disease. We can't wait to come back when we are visiting the area again. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The arepas are so good. Trying to be quick, I ordered a random set of filings and it was delicious anyway.

I didn't ask about cross contamination but most of the food is naturally 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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The food is naturally gf. Fantastic service, the employees are friendly and engaged. Good pricing for the portions. Excellent food!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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