The Friendly Toast

34 ratings
$ • Restaurant
66% of 6 votes say it's celiac friendly
35 Stanhope St
Boston, MA 02116

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I haven’t been sick in two year but 6 bites into my supposed “gluten free” pancakes and I got sick immediately. DO NOT eat the pancakes. I have celiac disease.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


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

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Looooooved this place!! GF pancakes were so good!!! We would definitely return next time we are in town. ❤

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I asked for gluten free, they brought out a pile of fries on my plate, which I know are not gluten free. She said oh the sandwich is, but the fries aren’t. IF I ASKED FOR GLUTEN FREE WHY WOULD YOU PUT GLUTEN ON TOP OF MY FOOD? Anyways, they brought back out the same sandwich with home fries. Thanks guys. You’re really doing a terrible job.

Celiac friendly?

No

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

  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast All Day
  • Delivery
  • Restaurant

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Blueberry pancakes
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Not a lot of GF options beyond pancakes, but the GF pancakes were great. My 7yo celiac daughter loved them (with chocolate chips) and felt fine afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing pancakes and service! I’m super sensitive and I was totally fine. I would definitely go back here if I ever visit Boston again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Many gluten free options, dedicated kitchen space, and it came out clearly identified as an allergy order. Bonus - I didn’t get sick, and I’m super sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Amazing pancakes! Great service

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I will start by saying the food is delicious and they were accommodating to my gluten allergy requests...had huevos rancheros with gf bread because the corn tortillas are fried in cross contaminated oil. Why I’m giving 3 stars is because of the service. There were at least 4 servers on the floor at a time and I waited forever to even get water...then another 30 minutes for my check. Wasn’t even that busy so I wasn’t sure what the issue was. Would come here again regardless, but be prepared for lackluster service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Great experience at the friendly toast! My sister and I are both extremely sensitive and neither of us got sick. Their gf pancakes are amazing and they have a separate gf grill, so the home fries are 100% gluten free with no cross contamination. I do believe though that their regular fries are not gluten free. They also have gluten free bread (and can be toasted with no cross contamination.) I will definitely be going again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Blueberry pancakes were delicious! Ate here twice with no problems.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waitress explained our gluten free options and seemed knowledgeable but I'm pretty sure we got regular toast even though our items were marked with allergy tags. My mom, myself and my daughter all got sick. :(

Celiac friendly?

No

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Not celiac

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Best gluten free vegan pancakes!

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Great Gluten-Free pancakes!

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Celiac

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Lots of GF options. The GF pancakes are really interesting and have a slightly corn flavor. Probably some of the best I’ve had. I didn’t even need syrup!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Delicious, ordered the BLT Benny. Didn’t realize it came with deep fried tomatoes so they had to make me another one with fresh tomatoes. Tasted amazing definitely would come back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Best GF pancakes. Great GF sandwiches. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent experience! Service was great, i had eggs benedict on gluten free toast. Great to be able to order this with bread for a change!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable. I had an out-if-this-world blueberry pancake. Mine came with an allergy stick in it. The rest of the family enjoyed it as well.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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This place is amazing! Absolutely adorable and delicious choices for GF! My daughter had the GF French toast, home fries and a bowl of fresh berries! Highly recommend, however wait can be insane so go to Yelp and out yourself on the wait list before arriving!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome food and service! I had the pancake the the home fries. They were both humongous portions and tasted amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I can’t begin to tell you how amazing the wait staff was and the GM Matt! Both my children have celiac disease & for the first time in a long time had wonderful pancakes out for breakfast! Thank you for being so careful for my kids!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I’m sad to see other negative reviews, because I had a great experience here! The GF pancakes are divine and when I asked about the veggie bacon, the waitress went to double check with the kitchen staff to make sure she had the right answer (it’s not). It seemed like the staff was well trained and informed when I went.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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10/10, this place had delicious food and a great atmosphere. Couldn’t even tell the pancakes were GF

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Horrible service and my order returned with toast on it after I explained carefully. They also reassured me that the home fries were gluten free. I had a reaction immediately. Never going back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Waitress was knowledgeable, separate kitchen space for gf, best pancakes my son has ever had. We were in town for four days. We ended up going to this place twice because we thought everything was yummy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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I had double checked with the waitress that everything was gluten free. I even checked with the waiter who brought breakfast over. Very disappointed that pretty soon after that I had a major celiac attack. Would not recommend for those with celiac disease.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cool place, friendly staff, good food....

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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dedicated gluten free grill. GF pancakes that are yummy. they take it seriously.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free monte cristo was incredible. Have never gotten sick at either location

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Sadly, pancakes cannot be both gluten free and vegan. They can only be one or the other. However I had the lobster avocado toast and it was sooooooooo yummy!!!!!! And no reaction !

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious pancakes. Not exactly sure how careful they are, but I've eaten here several times without getting sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac and was glutened when I visited here recently, unfortunately. Despite calling in advance to ask about allergy policies, notifying the server of my disease, and specifically asking for clean cookware/utensils, I still got very sick. I will not visit again.

That said the GF pancakes were reasonable, service was prompt, and the restaurant vibe was nice. Someone who is avoiding gluten for personal preference rather than illness may really like this place.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Got the gf banana and chocolate chip pancakes. Really good - will go again. I want to try the blueberry pancakes next.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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