The Fiction Kitchen

2 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Beer
428 South Dawson Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Most Recent Reviews


Asymptomatic Celiac

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I love this place. They’re really careful and the food is delicious.

Update 12/20/23 they’ve moved to a temporary spot on Crabtree Blvd AND THEY NOW HAVE A DEDICATED FRYER!!!!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 5 months ago read full review

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This is my favorite local restaurant. Excellent menu for vegetarian & GF diet with very knowledgeable staff. I have eaten here many times and never gotten sick from cross contamination and I consider myself quite sensitive. The food is amazing. My favorite was the peanut butter pie with GF pretzel crust but they stopped serving it full-time during the pandemic.

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 2 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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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

Updated 2 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Appetizers
  • Beer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Locally Sourced
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Delicious food! My waitress knew to tell me that the fryer is shared, so I could not have the special. I was happy to order one of the many other options! There were gluten free crackers for the cheese tasting plate and a gluten free pretzel crust for the cheesecake (all vegan!).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING! The food was so full of favor. Though they don’t have a gf menu they do have labels on all the food. And almost all of them you can make gf or is already gf. A little pricey it worth it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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The paper menu itself is able to comment on what is GF and what can be made into a GF option, however felt the options were somewhat limited. I ordered something off the specials board which was not clearly marked in the end and the waitress was not helpful while ordering. When the meal was delivered, I saw crackers on top. When I inquired again regarding GF she was very snooty and actually mad about having to take back my order. Needless to say I will not be going back.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very unique and delicious, fresh food here. I LOVE that everything here is vegetarian or vegan, but even meat-eaters enjoy a lot of the food because it has great flavor. The menu is clearly labeled and servers can always answer my questions about how things are prepared and what is celiac-safe. I love the kale cakes, the tasting plate (I just request gf crackers and an extra cheese instead of the non-gf tempeh pate), many of the soups (on days when the soup is a gf option), the chocolate ganache cake, etc. Multiple delicious gf vegan desserts. If there is a wait I like passing the time by walking to the Videri chocolate factory nearby, where everything is gf, and getting a delicious chocolate drink or treat. Always a good experience, I love coming here!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Had a great meal. Staff was knowledgeable.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I dined here and attempted to order a salad that had fried mushrooms on top (only thing that was not gluten free about the selection), so I asked if they could simply be left off. Waitress goes to ask and the chef suggested I simply order something else, as she felt the mushrooms were integral to the dish. Waitress let me order them on the side. Husband tried them and said they were awful anyways. It will be hard for me to go back to a place where the chef could not easily accommodate my gluten allergy over some stupid mushrooms. I found it overrated. Also, the fake meat items aren't gluten free, so I didn't feel I had a ton of options.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have been here several times. The servers are always very knowledgeable about gluten free options. Love the cornbread appetizer and almost always get the farmers market plate if there is a gluten free option.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was ok atmosphere shabby chic.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Went for brunch and loved it. I had a lot of options and my family was ok to try non meat items too. Everyone was happy and when travelling to Raleigh i will go back for sure!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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We went on a Saturday, very early and it was full but not yet packed. The space is small, ‘dark’ and noisy. They’re a veggie vegan restaurant right near the amphitheater. I ordered the Nori Rolls with Sashimi Tofu and it was amazing along with a ginger soda that was hot! It was great, the waiters were very conscious of food and dietary issues. It’s pricy, but you’re paying for quality, so I happy too. Don’t forget you can eat at the bar. The staff seem to love their job. Can’t wait to go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. There should be one like it in every city!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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The Fiction Kitchen is an all vegetarian place with mostly vegan options. Over half of the menu is GF. It is clearly marked and the staff is amazing. The food is delicious and creative!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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