Sowers Harvest Cafe

5 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cookies, Sandwiches
80% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
421 E Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801

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Celiac

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My daughter has Celiac, always nervous when traveling. The person who took my order was very attentive to the needs and communicated to the cook what was necessary! They understood gluten intolerance quite well.

Safety


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

— 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 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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First visit. Friendly staff, took allergy seriously. Atmosphere is great—cute and cozy, even had tables outside. Very good experience, tasty food, lots of gf options (even if the menu isn’t explicit, the staff told Is what was what). No issues. Will be our new go-to breakfast spot!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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love the food, the cookies are amazing

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 3 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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cookies
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout

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The staff didn't know what I could have as far as coffee and tea. If a restaurant says they cater to allergies and gf people I would hope their staff would be educated and know what I could eat and drink on the menu safely. Really made me feel defeated, like this was my first restaurant experience after being diagnosed all over again. Don't recommend.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Below Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This is my go to lunch place and thier panninis on GF bread are excellent. I have Celiacs and have eaten here at least 30+ times and never had any issues or got sick.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Fantastic molasses cookie! I also had a cheese steak made on their GF bread. Yum! Super nice people too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fast and easy! Excellent omelets and gluten-free dairy free muffins are the best! Coffee is excellent! Friendly staff; just tell them your allergies when ordering.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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August 21, 2019 - Lunch. Very disappointed with my experience. We had just dropped my daughter off at college and we used their high reviews on this app to pick a GF place to eat in State College, PA. I ordered a spicy chicken salad with blue cheese dressing. Their menu was clear that this could be made GF. At one point, they called my name and asked me if my GF order needed to be GF or if it was a preference. I told them that I had Celiac's disease and would be violently ill. They remade my salad again and did not keep it GF. They asked me if my wife would mind that spicy chicken added to her Greek chicken salad instead of being wasted. She said OK. The third try, I thought that they finally nailed it. Unfortunately, within a half an hour I was violently ill and by the time we were driving through Altoona, I was stuck in a bathroom of the gas station. I should have called the manager after the second time they screwed up the order. I also should have had better sense than to eat something that took them three tries to make without screwing up. BEWARE!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This is by far one of the best places I’ve been to downtown. I’ve dragged several friends along with me and have never received a single complaint. They offer several gluten free options, including a gluten free panini(?) which can be utilized with any of their listed panini combos. It’s so good! I’m pretty sensitive and would recommend this place to any celiac. Very nice atmosphere too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So friendly and helpful! Ate here three times. Had a salad, smoothie, and two paninis with no problems. Recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They don't label there omlets gf because they cook french toast near by but nother shares the pan with the eggs. After this long talk I still had to send back the first plate because they put a slice of toast on it. Next time they offered gf toast from a separate press. Just be clear going in but they are accommodating and know their stuff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and service. GF aware and menu offerings.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Clean and friendly! Very busy. The person at the counter didn't clearly state they had a gluten free press for the sandwiches- found out a little later. They do have gluten free muffins and cookies that are made separately. Was afraid to order sandwich but would try it next time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Wonderful restaurant. Multiple options for breakfast and lunch, including paninis, sandwiches, eggs, and smoothies. Menu is marked. Uses local suppliers. Great coffee shop ambiance. Love it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING. The staff was incredible about accommodating all of my gluten and dairy free needs.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff, so friendly. My go to place for lunch during the week.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredibly nice and well informed - very lucky to find this place on my visit to State College PA

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super cute little cafe. Very knowledgeable staff. Lots of yummy choices on their homemade GF bread. A couple muffin, cookie options. Worth it! In the alley behind the street with off street meter parking.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Grilled sandwiches are delicious, order two.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The food was great! They have cookies, bread, and cupcakes that are gluten free.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Many gluten free options! Had the egg and cheese omelet it was yummy.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food and lots of options. Paninis were yummy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very helpful staff-- if there was any question of CC, they were straight up about it. Had a delicious sandwich. Had to watch my husband chow down a giant pretzel though (I miss giant pretzels....). Good spot for a sandwich.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Solid gf offerings

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great GF menu. And delicious food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gluten free food and friendly, well-informed staff. The staff will ask you if you have a gluten allergy/intolerance when you order something gluten free - you just need to let them know if they don't ask. They will make every effort to prepare it in a gluten free work space.

I had the gluten free Turkey Apple Cheddar Panini. I highly recommend it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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I've ordered the apple turkey and cheddar cheese panini and it was delicious! Dollar upcharge for GF bread, but well worth it. Ordered an organic mango and pineapple smoothie, also delicious. They have everything marked that is GF, as well as some other allergens. Not sure if celiac friendly.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Super friendly staff willing to make almost any sandwich on the menu gluten free. First good hot gluten free sandwich I've had in s long time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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