The Friendly Toast

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$ • Restaurant
93% of 15 votes say it's celiac friendly
86 St Paul St
Burlington, VT 05401

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Celiac

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Never good when your waitstaff doesn’t know what celiac disease is… began my order by sharing “I have celiac disease, so this will need to be gluten free”, and was met with “what is that?” as a response.

Food was delivered marked with an allergy toothpick, but it is very unsettling to know your waitstaff doesn’t even know what the allergy is.

The menu has gf options scattered amidst their many gluten-full options. There are certainly better spots to have breakfast in the Burlington area that have better food and are more assuring of my allergy. Food felt greasy and over processed. Again, options are nice, but was very turned off by the overall experience here.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Below Average

Updated 4 days ago read full review

Celiac

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Such a cute place with lots of GF offerings. First time I’ve had pancakes in a restaurant in ages! Yum!

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Not celiac

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The cook personally delivered the plate saying that she personally made the food in a separate space & that everything was GF. I really appreciated that personal touch.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
Updated 1 month 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
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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I went here twice in spring of 2019. Due to the dedicated fryer I had regular french fries for the first time in years!! I was so excited, and they were great, as in good standard, comparable to McDonalds. Not the healthiest but still :). If I remember correctly for one of the times I got some sort of falafel sandwich with gf bread and it was good. The servers were helpful and answered all of my questions. I am a celiac who doesn’t get any “sick” symptoms when I’m exposed to gluten, but I saw on other reviews that some folks have gotten sick. I would treat it like any other non-enlightened restaurant even though they’re more on the ball and make sure they understand the severity of the allergy and the need to avoid cross-contamination. Not foolproof but still seems worth eating here to me.

Update June 2021: Ate brunch here. Outdoor seating was nice. So many good brunch options to choose from. I got Huevos Rancheros without the cheese (am also dairy intolerant). It was reasonably good but next time I want to try the “gluten-friendly” eggs Benedict on their menu. The server seemed confident about celiac disease and notifying the kitchen about my allergy. My plate came out with an allergy yoothpick.

Safety


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

— 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

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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING!!!! Staff is incredible and takes allergies seriously. All food comes out marked with an allergy indicator and gf food is made in a separate area. Plus the food was incredibly delicious.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food, knowledgeable staff and I had no allergy mishaps during the 2 times that I ate here

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Both waitresses were super knowledgeable about celiac. They answered all my questions before I even needed to ask which really reassured me that they actually understood what I needed and the importance of avoiding cross-contact. They also asked about any other allergies or restrictions for my dining party and were very accommodating of my sister (vegan with a shellfish and dairy allergy). I didn't get sick and the food was amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This is a delayed review, but my child got very sick after eating here late last summer (about a month after they opened). We ordered GF pancakes for my celiac daughter, and regular for my son. The GF came out with an allergen label, and when I tasted them I was impressed at the good flavor/texture. After getting home, my daughter threw up for two hours.

The staff was incredibly helpful in reviewing all of the ingredients that went into the pancakes, saying they had run out of their regular GF flour and had purchased a GF flour at City Market. They made me a second order of pancakes to take home and test with my Nima., which came back negative for gluten. However, when I tasted them they definitely did not taste the same as the pancakes my daughter had received that morning...leads me to believe they accidentally switched the gluten and GF before bringing to our table. Hopefully this was a one time mistake, but if we dine there again we will definitely be bringing the NIMA with us.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had the monster breakfast with gluten free pancakes. They put an “allergy” stick on my plate which made me feel safer. However I did get sick after eating here. But the food was good and it was a cute and fun atmosphere. Not sure if I got sick due to gluten or something else though.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here for dinner tonight and had nachos with braised beef and vegan cheese. They were fantastic I have not remember the last time I had nachos in a restaurant! I cannot wait to eat here again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place to eat. Found it quite by accident. Very friendly atmosphere. Great food.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very celiac friendly, separate fryer! Amazing service - great vibe! A must stop location!! And family friendly!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate there today, my daughter has celiac and was happy to have a burger on a gluten free roll and fries. They have a dedicated fryer so there were no issues. I would recommend this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing breakfast. Dedicated gf kitchen space.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf grill space, gf fryer and knowledgeable staff. Very aware of celiac. Had sweet potato fries and steak and cheese sandwich and felt great!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Tried this place for lunch then went back for dinner a few times. Service is seriously slow, but tots are amazing! Hash quiche too! Lots of GF choices, dedicated GF fryer, fun atmosphere.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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This restaurant had a really fun atmosphere. I got gf, df pancakes with bananas and a side of bacon. They have a dedicated grill for gf. The waitress was very knowledgeable about their offerings. They also have gf bread. I will be going back again.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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DELICIOUS! I had the French toast and it was so good!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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