South End Buttery

6 ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cookies, Muffins, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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314 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


I’ve been here a few times - it’s fine for coffee, and maybe one of the Togo salads that are premade in a container, but honestly about half the time I’ve gotten sandwiches - I’ve had to correct them for giving me regular bread (I notice because they use standard sliced UDIs for GF, and it’s come on a baguette), or clearly not caring about cross contamination even after I ask.

The staff are really nice, and the food is genuinely good - but as a celiac, it’s just not worth the risk for me. If you must go - I suggest late afternoon or mid-morning, they get slammed for the breakfast and lunch crowds which just makes things worse.

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

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Make sure you specifically say you have celiac and that they need to change gloves, etc.! As long as you advocate for yourself this is absolutely a safe option and very very good. The only times I’ve gotten sick is when I only said “gluten free bread” and didn’t let them know it was an allergy/celiac. Otherwise great about it. One of my favorite places in Boston. I go there all the time and love it. The grilled cheese with tomato and avocado is my go-to hangover cure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The staff was very accommodating explaining all the items that are or could be made gluten free on the menu. The waiter informed me that there will be cross contamination for all fried foods. Also, he informed the chef and indicated the special diet on my order.

Updated 5 years 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
  • Cookies
  • Muffins
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Overall Rating

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THERES NO GF OPTIONS- thought they have bread but not anymore- don’t come here

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Breakfast sandwich is dynamite! They are super knowledgeable and know that home fries aren't safe because of cross contamination, etc. Option of GF muffin for the pastry platter! I felt very safe eating here and definitely will come back often

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Very friendly and can make most sandwiches gf. Breakfast sandwich was delicious.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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