TASTE

2 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
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2 ratings

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702 Mariner Row
Newport News, VA 23606
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff member was well versed on allergy protocols and they make the allergy sandwiches on a separate clean counter. GF bread resembled a large sourdough-style that almost looked too good to be true (but then it fell apart, but that is expected). All sandwiches can be made GF

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
  • 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?

— 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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An older review mentioned the large GF bun, sadly they recently changed again to a traditional sliced gf bread. Daughter loved the bun, bread no so much. It is one she's willing to eat though, but sometimes they are out and she ends up just getting the meat.

There may be many more options, but because also dairy free, daughter typically just gets turkey with gf bread (and hopes the roll comes back). They have dairy free cheese (noted on menu) but daughter doesn't want that brand of df cheese on a sandwhich.

Staff seemed knowledgeable and said that it would be prepared in a dedicated space. Because they are typically busy and you order at a counter we haven't explored other options. Always highlight that it needs to be GF/DF.

The chips they sell (bagged) have many gf options.

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

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?

— Average

Other


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

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They have recently upgraded their gluten free bread option to a large bun that is much tastier and doesn’t fall apart as easily. This isn’t a cheap sandwich place, but I always feel safe eating here and the quality is always great!

Updated 4 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
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Like any other sandwich place with gluten free options. If a sandwich on a French roll cost $10. You will pay $12 to have that same sandwich on udis bread. Much smaller and you don't even get the amount of meat that would of been on the sub. So, less bread, less meat = more money?!? Udis is the worst bread, why am I paying extra to get less because I have a food allergy, gluten is the only allergy they do this to.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Good sandwiches, celiac friendly. Everything gf is prepared separately and the menu is marked. I had no issues and did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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We have celiac's disease and have been eating here for almost a year quite regularly. We can have most of what is on the menu, including great dessert options and weekly specials, and have never gotten sick. I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant chain. Their food is usually locally sourced and everything is so good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Such helpful staff and SO many options!! Anything GF is prepared in a whole separate location!! And the GF bread wasn't tiny or crumbley. I built my own sandwich and didn't hold back and it was AMAZING!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Great food! Went for lunch and everything was great right down to the gf house sauce!!! Great gf bread, dessert, beer, and wine. Also a market there as well!! Designated prep area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Not sure how dedicated this restaurant is to keeping gf bread away from non-gf but it is a very good go to if you don’t know where to eat.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Wheat Allergy

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Had a gluten free sandwich and it was probably the best gluten free bread I’ve had thus far. They also asked if I needed it made on a different surface. Both me and my celiac coworkers had no issues. They also note on the menu if a dressing or other item has gluten in it. Great experience.

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

Celiac

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Had a great experience. Ordered on the app, had the Cobb salad and took off what wasn’t GF. Had the Brunswick stew, which was delicious! Did not feel sick afterwards!

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

Celiac

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I’ve gotten gluten free sandwiches a few times and they’re really good. I’m celiac and never reacted.

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Just had a GF sandwich at TASTE in Town Center yesterday and it was AMAZING. I need to figure out where they source their bread or if they make it in house. It was an actual sandwich size, like a beautiful rustic round loaf size, and it was so soft and actually held together. I was shocked that it was GF but I know for a fact it was because when the worker handed me my sandwich he said it was and the sandwich was marked GF on the order sticker.

If you aren't in the mood for a sandwich they also offer salads but I haven't tried those yet!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating

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