The Couch Tomato Cafe' & Bistro

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 253 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Pizza, Burgers + 13 more
97% of 183 votes say it's Celiac friendly

102 Rector Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127 Directions

(215) 483-2233

Spend $50 and get $5 off!

Good on anything on the menu!

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    5 ratingMarch 29, 2017

    Came here after a music festival at Mad River on a whim and left extremely satisfied! Food: Ordered the Sausage Gnocchi. Absolutely delicious, highly recommend! Drinks: Large variety of craft beers and wines. They even had my favorite milk stout. Service: Alex, our waiter was very attentive and courteous. Made us feel right at home! Atmosphere: Very cozy, especially after coming in from the rain. They have two levels, one the cafe and above for the bistro. Nicely decorated and flowed smoothly from one to the other.

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    5 ratingMarch 23, 2017

    Couch Tomato always is a great option. Their buffalo chicken pizza are one of my favorite foods ever. When I'm Eating healthier I always get a salad- they can't be beat!

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    This place has amazing gluten free options. My sister is gluten free and I grew up eating gluten free. When she came to visit me I searched for places to bring her. As you may know being gluten free is had when it comes to going out to eat. She was amazed by how good the food was. Its her favorite place now and overtime she visits we go. Definitely recommended !

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2017

    Ok, came in at lunch with the daughter. We decided on the Short Rib and fig pesto gf pizza, the Spicy Soppressata, and the Bacon and Goat Cheese. I would have taken pics, but we were so happy we ate it before we thought about it! I wasn't as impressed with the variety of the selection of gluten free lunch items, but the quality of the gf pizza is outstanding - not your usual Udi's premade crust! And, the free valet parking makes it very convenient! Try this place, you won't be disappointed!! Oh, and the tomato soup was outstanding!

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    5 ratingFebruary 18, 2017

    I found the staff friendly and very accomodating. I also found the food incredibly tasty...with a wide selection of gluten free options...we had a delicious tomato bisque soup, a goat cheese and bacon pizza, an amazing cheesburger topped with roasted red pepper, carmelized onions, arugula and a bacon apple jam...what flavor! Top that with raspberry goat cheese sorbet....one of my favorite!..and its an awesome night out! Gluten free, fresh and delicious food and all at a reasonable price

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    5 ratingJanuary 31, 2017

    I came to the bistro for lunch with a free. I have order delivery before, but this was my first time at the upstairs dining area. We were seated immediately and within 3 minutes, we were asked if we were ready to order. After taking a few minutes, we were able to order. We received a complimentary plate of tomato bisque, which is gluten free, which was a nice touch. I order a soup of the day which was chicken corn chowder and a side salad. Most of the items had gluten-free alternatives, It was perfect portion for a quick lunch. Our order arrived promptly and everything was tasty and hot. I will recommend this and would come next time I am in the area for lunch.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2017

    I love this place so much! The fact that is has healthy, gluten free options make it so much better! I personally am not gluten free but I have friends that are so its great to have a place where we can go to eat together. Their meals are fresh, portioned great and priced great!

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    5 ratingJanuary 19, 2017

    I recommend Santorini salad, it is gluten free, so fresh and healthy, their tomato soup is also my favorite.

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    5 ratingJanuary 17, 2017

    Every so often, my sister & I get together for dinner with a friend who lives in Manayunk & we like to try different restaurants each time. The last time we were together, our friend raved about how much she loved The Couch Tomato & that we have to try it sometime. Well we forgot she mentioned it until we came across a Groupon and decided to try it. I'm so glad we did! Our waitress was super nice & informative and our food was delicious! Our friend is on a gluten free diet & I always feel bad when she can't find anything on the menu to eat. This place if perfect for her since most the items on the menu are gluten free & best of all they're delicious! We might not be trying different restaurants anymore. This may be our go to place!!

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2017

    Itallion stallion pizza knocks my sox off. Just ordered a large, going to eat it in one sitting by myself. Best Manayunk restaurant hands down. Don't even think about anywhere else. Fast service too, super speedy, woosh. And you can get gluten free.

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    5 ratingDecember 26, 2016

    Excellent for both the GF and non-GF crowds. Pizzas are awesome and most pasta dishes can be made gluten-free. My personal favorite dish is the pan seared cod.

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    5 ratingDecember 25, 2016

    This restaurant is our go-to option in Manayunk, because of its great food and lovely ambiance. Being vegetarians, my friends and I never get too many options, but not here. Here the range of veg food options is not only more, but each of them is so delicious that we just can't have enough of it. Will definitely recommend The Couch Tomato to people looking for a nice meal with their friends or family. Can't wait to come back here soon!

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    5 ratingDecember 21, 2016

    Best place ever!!!p.s try the tomato soup!

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    5 ratingDecember 13, 2016

    Couch Tomato is wonderful! The service is great, the food is healthy and made quickly, and it's the perfect place for anyone that likes salads, pizza, sandwiches or soups - so it's great for anyone! There's really something for everyone, no matter what you're in the mood for or if you're a vegetarian or gluten free. Definitely a great place for take out or eat in!

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    5 ratingDecember 12, 2016

    I absolutely love the food here! They have the best selection of gluten free options in the area! The pizza is delicious as are the sandwiches.  The Florentine Pizza and Smokehouse sandwich are to die for! There are so many choices, even the pickiest of eaters could find something they love on the menu. The wait staff are super friendly and know the menu well and are always willing to offer their opinion if you can't make a decision & trust me it's hard with so many delicious choices!!

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    5 ratingDecember 10, 2016

    This place alway has delicious, locally sourced, fresh food. And a great atmosphere! I highlight recommend the pizzas and the salads. Also the staff is always friendly and hard working.

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2016

    Couch tomato is my favorite restaurant in manayunk! They have the most amazing margarita pizza! I love that they offer gluten-free pizza and always ask about any allergies before you order! Definitely the best pizza in manayunk!

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2016

    Love this place! It's our go-to for dinner whenever we have out of town guests because it has great food and a fun, casual atmosphere. I think that it's amazing I can find a vegan pizza in downtown Manayunk.

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    4 ratingDecember 08, 2016

    I love their food. It's good and fresh, but as a poor medical student I find it a bit expensive. Doesn't stop me from going in a lot though...

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    5 ratingDecember 08, 2016

    My favorite place for quick, yummy, healthy-ish food. Great thin crust pizzas and yummy salads. Ingredients are always super fresh. The grilled cheese and tomato soup combo is perfect on a cold winter night! The people are always super nice and the service is quick. Lots of options for everyone to choose from. Some things seem a little overpriced, but the quality is always good.

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    4 ratingDecember 07, 2016

    Always fresh salad bar is my go to healthy dinner after work- the Holy Chipotle salad is seriously addicting.

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2016

    Great gluten free options, best pizza and bread I've ever had. Very friendly staff and sooo many gf options! Favorite place to go to for a good dinner for a good price.

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    5 ratingNovember 19, 2016

    This place is great! Lots of GF option and the food is delicious. Recommended!

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    5 ratingNovember 08, 2016

    Great menu, excellent service, and awesome food!

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    5 ratingNovember 06, 2016

    Great food !!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved the fried goat cheese salad!!!!!!!! Great service !!!!!!!!! Definitely we will be back ! Highly recommended !!!!!

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    5 ratingNovember 04, 2016

    Great gluten free crusts and cheesy breadsticks! They also have yummy gluten free deserts like cookies. The staff is very conscientious.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2016

    This place is fantastic. They have a wide variety of menu items and plenty of gluten free options. The food is always amazing no matter what you are in the mood for. The prices are fair, the service is great, and they have free valet parking! I highly recommend!

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2016

    I absolutely love The Couch Tomato! The warm cozy atmosphere makes for any lunch or dinner to be the most comfortable and enjoyable experience.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2016

    The Couch Tomato was one of the best restaurants in Manayunk I've been to. The atmosphere is perfect and service was very friendly, there was hardly a wait. I was very satisfied by the drink discounts they had for lunch. I got the grilled cheese and tomato basil bisque. The grilled cheese was the best grilled cheese I've ever had. The white sangria was also amazing. I would definitely come here again.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2016

    The service & food are both ALWAYS excellent! The staff is speedy and professional. I appreciate that the menu offers healthy/local options, while keeping everything delicious. I moved further away, but I still travel back for a quality, affordable meal!

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2016

    The Couch Tomato Bistro offered a great experience. Their menu offered anything from soup to eggplant dishes. My friends and I eat totally different; I like to choose healthier organic options as they prefer heavier dishes such as pizza or pasta. I can say that this visit, both of our dining needs were met. The atmosphere is modern, and a great place to bring family when they are in town. Service is timely. I personally love the ability to craft your own sandwich. I can say I am picky when it comes to my food. The Tomato Bistro is extremely accommodating. I definitely recommend.

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    4 ratingOctober 31, 2016

    The Couch Tomato is my go-to place in Manayunk. The cafe is excellent for an easy (and DELICIOUS) pick-me-up pizza, salad, or sandwich. The bistro upstairs has a great atmosphere and plenty of space on two floors. The lighting is romantic and has a classy feel. The menu is spectacular and there's something on it for everyone. The only downfall is that there's a little bit of a wait for food, but that's because it's usually pretty busy but definitely worth the wait! For those not from the Philadelphia area, there's also valet parking. For how busy Manayunk gets, it's absolutely a great bonus!

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    4 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    The Couch Tomato is a great spot. A wide array of great options including Gluten Free options. We had a mix of GF and regular pizzas and couldn't tell the differnce with the great topping choices. A good value price wise and they have free valet parking in an area that is tough to find parking. Fun decor on multi-levels.

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    My girlfriend and I live in Manayunk and this is our favorite restaurant to go to! The service is always excellent and the restaurant looks very clean and modern. The restaurant definitely caters to the organic conscious and and is very vegetarian friendly (my girlfriend was a vegetarian until recently), but they also have meals that would satisfy a hearty meat eater. Furthermore, they offer gluten free options for everything from their pizzas to the buns of their burgers. We really enjoy the brunch buffet they serve on weekends. The selection of the buffet is not extensive but the quality of the food is all outstanding and they make the best French toast I have ever had. My one wish is that the buffet would start earlier in the day but it's a college town so it’s understandable that it wouldn't start until a sufficient number of people wake up. Their food at dinner is also excellent. Overall we really like their pizzas which are reasonably priced for each person to buy individually and then take some home for another meal. They also have a very good burgers and the option to create your own with a lot of different options for toppings, cheeses, etc. I even decided to branch out in a recent visit and I got an eggplant rollatini which was one of the best meals I have ever had (and no I'm not a vegetarian). The rollatini had a lot of different flavors (pea pesto, breaded eggplant, ricatto cheese - I think, and a type of bruschetta) which all worked extremely well together! Overall I think the food is excellent and it’s a great spot to go to with friends or family. I think the meals/alcohol can be a little pricy, but it’s about what I'd expect from a nice restaurant in that location.

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    We had just moved to manayunk a few days before and were walking around in the rain looking for a place to get dinner. My boyfriend has Celiac so finding somewhere that he can eat is often challenging. We looked at the menu outside and saw the gluten free option and ran inside. The upstairs was super cute and the servers were super nice. Our waiter immediately asked if we had any allergies which was very thoughtful and we have never experienced that kind of attention to detail like that. It was a great experience and we will definitely be back!

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    4 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    It was great for a rainy day! The service was a little slow, but it was so cozy and the food was great. I definitely want to go back and try more, they have a good sized menu.

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    5 ratingSeptember 27, 2016

    Gluten free AND vegan friendly! Delicious food, decent price, and very friendly and knowledgable waiters. They were sure to make sure to explain to me all of the items I could and couldn't eat - I really appreciated them taking that time.

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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2016

    Definitely gluten free friendly! Delicious food!

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    5 ratingSeptember 22, 2016

    This place is amazing. Other GF options on Main St. in Manayunk will bring you GF pasta with a side of garlic bread. The staff here are really educated about needs of customers, and will talk through and accommodate easily. GF pizzas come with toppings (!!)-- which should not be a novel concept, but most GF pizzas in the area are cheese. GF pastas run the gamut, but my favorite is the mussels marinara. Their tomato bisque is incredible, and GF too! Right now, Weds nights are GF nights with specials and deals for purchases. Highly recommend.

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    4 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    We really enjoyed our visit to the Couch Tomato Cafe! I like that there are gluten free options, though I hope they add more options to the appetizers menu. There was an air conditioner pipe above our table that was leaking slightly, we left feedback at the restaurant notifying them. Our waitress took a long time to take our order and refill water. The food was great and came out in a timely manner.

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    5 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    So many gluten free options to choose from including soups, sandwiches, and pizza. The staff is very knowledgeable and will ask if it is an allergy or preference. Come in Wednesday nights for gluten free night! Get 25% off gluten free pizzas and 50% off the gluten free cider on tap.

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    Staff is very conscious of food preferences/allergies/intolerances and has asked during ordering both times I've been here. Very good gluten-free pizza crust!

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    5 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    Excellent gluten-free pizza. They also do gluten free panini's! You can create your own, or select one of their creations for both sandwiches and pizza's. They are very knowledgable about all things gluten free! Great service for take out and delivery!

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    4 ratingSeptember 10, 2016

    Unique flavors. Outstanding GF pizza crust and sandwich/burger bun. Very good bar in the Bistro. Staff is GF knowledgeable . Only negative is no GF frier; had to have salad instead of fries or chips.

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    5 ratingAugust 27, 2016

    The gluten free and veg options here are fantastic, especially the pizza. Most gluten free options for pizza are usually very limited to one or two types but couch tomato has lots to offer. They have a pizza buffet in the afternoons that you can try all kinds of toppings for a fixed price. They also have a great selection of craft beers on draft and if you are unsure what to order they offer a beer sampler.

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    5 ratingAugust 22, 2016

    The cafe offers great, quick and friendly service when ordering a takeout meal. they have incredible, fresh ingredients to chose from that allow you to craft your own salad or wrap. They also offer personal, gourmet pizzas that are delicious!

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2016

    Where to Start? Hi, I am Dustin and I am a awesome-restaurant junkie! So I just moved to the area of East-Falls, and me and my girlfriend have been scouting out new places, (mostly ones with beer) Also we are on a health food kick as well so we were skimming the area through a site called Grubhub and found this place called the Couch Tomato. At first we ordered online through grubhub but decided to go pick it up (stretch the old legs) And when we arrived, I actually giggled a bit because out front it said "Free Valet Parking" and honestly thought it was a joke or maybe just a "DONT PARK HERE" Anyways, The front of the place was very clear about the entrances to the bistro and the cafe. I went in and the staff said hello (honestly pretty rare these days) And I gave the my name and they gave me my food. I noticed then (THEY FREAKIN HAD DRAFT CRAFT BEER!!!!! :D ) then relayed that to my girlfriend and also that they had a super reasonable happy hour. We get the food home and holy F*** was it good???!!!! Seriously the flavors duke the FLAVORS!!!!! My girlfriend go a salad and I got a sandwich. First thing I noticed is they do bread a very unique way. It wasn't your run of the mill thin poo it was some hearty thick TASTY bread. And they even gave my girlfriend a healthy slice with her salad. Needless to say we were both super impressed. The second visit we sat in and got some drafts. She got another awesome salad and I ended up getting one of their salads in WRAP form and Holy F*** again!!! Plus they had some great IPAs (Union Jack!!!!) And then I talked her mom into going after a 5K race we had. And I felt like I found freakin NARNIA! So ....apparently there is like a secret (not really a secret since there is signage everywhere, but I was just WOWed about it) place upstairs they call a bistro! AND JESUS they even have beer and wine FLIGHTS and even more options!! We all got flatbreads (I blame the sign RIGHT at our tables that basically said eat our pizza, it worked) and Again 3 for 3 amazed. The staff was amazing and we even have points on their points program (got me a 10 dollar credit!!!) This is going to be a great manayunk favorite for us. And on our way out I found out the Free Valet Parking IS REAL!!! (Totally using it next time on principle!!!) 10/10, for real. They F***ing earned it!!!! Love Dustin, PS see you soon!!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    Definitely one of the best places to eat in Manayunk. The lunch specials are wonderful but the food is great all around. There is a dining room upstairs that I did not know about until recently, so I definitely recommend sitting up there and enjoying a nice meal.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2016

    My girlfriend and I moved to Manayunk about a year ago. The area has a lot to offer in terms of food and drink but not too many options stand out from the crowd. Couch Tomato is one of the few exceptions. All the meals we've tried have been delicious while still sticking to health conscience ingredients. While I don't follow a gluten-free diet, they definitely have a leg up on most restaurants in gluten-free menu options. We've been to their brunch buffet on Saturday and Sunday mornings. It's easy to get turned off when you hear the word, "Buffet". It usually doesn't illicit a great mental image. Thankfully, it's easily once of the best brunches in Manayunk. If you're hungry after a morning workout or recovering from a night out, this brunch buffet is great! They offer a taste of their lunch menu and a variety of breakfast choices. You can also order brunch a la carte if you want to keep it simple. I've had the Couch Tomato's pizza, salads, soups and sandwiches. Nothing I've eaten has left me disappointed! Seriously, even the staff is friendly and upbeat. Check it out if you're looking for something distinctly delicious in Manayunk.

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    5 ratingJuly 23, 2016

    This place was delicious! I'm gluten free and got a delicious chicken sandwich with gluten free bread. The serving size was huge, I felt full when I left. Everything was good, and they gave us a sample of their tomato soup as we sat there and waited for our food. They also have a complimentary valet service which helps in the madness of Manayunk parking. Lots of GF options!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza

Categories

  • BYOB
  • Dairy-Free
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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