Starbird Chicken

3 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Chicken Tenders
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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1141 Triton Dr
Foster City, CA 94404

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Lots of gf options - chicken strips and fries are delicious. It’s one of our go-to options for take out.

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 9 hours ago read full review

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Beautiful gf fried chicken. The fries and tots are dedicated gluten free, and are incredible. Still sad they removed the tacos, but fried chicken meals are still enough to satisfy me! (Warning: Gardenbird is NOT gluten free)

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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I am so glad we discovered this place! We ended up going to 2 different locations in the San Francisco area during our vacation. GF chicken strips, including orange chicken, which my celiac daughter loved! I enjoyed the Nashville hot chicken strips and some of their chicken tacos (which come with either flour or corn tortillas). Please open up locations in Minnesota!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

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
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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Celiac

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Amending my review because of some mixed messaging I just discovered. The GF on their menus and allergy list only means (the unhelpfully vague term) "gluten friendly" despite staff refering to it "gluten free"... Conversely, my server had also told me the fries contain 5% gluten... Head office now tells me they meant they contain 5 parts per millions in regular testing, well below the standard to be considered gluten free (20ppm), so they should be safe for celiacs after all. So staff not as knowledgeable as I first thought... Confusing!Proceed with caution! 🥴

My original review: Great variety of GF chicken options marked on menu - BUT despite the fries being marked GF on menu and allergy info, they are actually a cross contamination risk because they are fried in same fryer as gluten-containing churros. Always an annoyance that they mark such things as GF!! But helpful and knowledgeable staff... Like, surprisingly knowledgeable for a fast food chain.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Not Much

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

— Excellent

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My absolute favorite chicken ever!!! And the breading is gluten free flour. It satisfies my chicken tender craving every time. Watch out for the Thai sauce as it has gluten.

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

Overall Rating

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This place is fantastic. Their chicken tenders are fried in a dedicated fryer and all their sauces are gluten-free. They fry their French fries in a shared fryer with churros. They regularly test the oil and say it’s at 4ppm gluten (the fda requirements for food you buy labeled gf is 20ppm so technically this could be safer than foods you regularly eat weird enough) but I ordered slaw just to be safe and because the tenders are huge. Get the Nashville hot ones.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Great food and reasonably priced. Never have any issues with the tenders

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?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went to this location less than a month ago and had the chicken tenders and fries combo. I was assured it was all gluten free, and I did not get sick. I went today and was told that there is actually cross contamination for the fries, as they are fried in the same fryer as the churros. There seems to be confusion on what is actually safe, but would recommend double checking with the location before eating the fries. Bummer, but would still go back for the chicken tenders

Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

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