The GF Chef

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 29 ratings
$Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu + 4 more

5221 Northeast Sandy Boulevard, Portland, OR 97213

(503) 927-9880
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    5 ratingApril 09, 2017

    Best GF chicken and waffles ever! And the gravy is also amazing! Great food. Totally dedicated GF kitchen. It should be noted that this is a food cart so you'll be eating outside, but there is a large covered patio area with picnic tables.

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    5 ratingDecember 06, 2016

    Breaded chicken strips and french fries...Yum! Maybe not the healthiest cart in the world, but that's ok. Biscuits are also great on their own or as a breakfast sandwich.

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    5 ratingNovember 07, 2016

    My favorites are the chicken & waffles and the Ruben sandwich. Very nice owners. It is located in a great pod of carts.

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    5 ratingSeptember 16, 2016

    Absolutely love this place! I'm from the south and being celiac fried foods are sadly nostalgic. I am so grateful to have this comfort food down the street from my house. They make it to order but it is well worth the wait! Chicken and waffles are my favorite dish but everything I've had from this cart I've liked. The owners are incredibly sweet. Highly recommend!

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    1 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    I'm sitting at gf chef waiting for my food. Seriously, one fryer? We ordered chicken and fries, fish and fries and a corn dog. We were told 20 minutes. It's been 25 minutes and we received the chicken. For a business that has specials from the deep fryer, you'd think they'd plan better. 15 minutes later came the single corn dog. Now for the food...opened the mustard dip for the chicken and found an ant swimming. Not a good start. I finally received my fish 50 minutes after I ordered. The others had eaten. The fish and chicken were good but not worth the wait. Would I eat there again. Most unlikely. Very disappointing.

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    4 ratingJune 11, 2016

    Love this cart and the sweet owners! The waffles are delicious and it's nice to get some bacon and eggs alongside since so many gf places only serve baked items. Chicken strips are great too. It's not health food but it's safe and delicious (tho they have a couple of delicious salads!) We eat there every time we venture to Portland!

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2016

    I had the chicken and waffles; they were incredible!!

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    5 ratingApril 02, 2016

    Wow! What a gem of a food cart. Absolutely delicious and fresh, friendly and fabulous!! Definitely worth stopping by. I'll be back every time I'm in that area!

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    5 ratingMarch 24, 2016

    The most incredible meal, hands down! Not to say we haven't had wonderful gf food around Portland, but if you want to be in heaven with their chicken and waffles, come here. Also, the dessert waffle with the berry topping is a perfect blend of berries and sugar 😊. We are coming back tomorrow to try something else and to bring home some chicken strips to the rest of the family! The owners are so lovely and helpful. We decided to take a road trip, so they created a picnic for us: chicken strips, biscuits and jam (best jam ever!), and a BLT. We were set for the day with amazing food. That BLT was delicious! Part 2: Returned today to try the biscuits and gravy and another round of chicken and waffles. To our surprise, they made coffee cake after talking about it yesterday. Of course, all of it was amazing. We will come back this summer with the rest of the family!

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    5 ratingJanuary 21, 2016

    Jim and Bonnie are the most g gracious people you will ever find running a good cart, and really care about the quality of food they are putting out for you. We had an absolutely delicious breakfast, and the coffee was AWESOME! My boyfriend is Celiac and enjoyed it all with no problem. He got to have so many things he has been missing...Cuban coffee, chicken and waffles, I had a breakfast sandwich with thick cut bacon, and Belgian fries!

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    5 ratingSeptember 19, 2015

    Such a tasty gem! The owner was very kind to let us taste the biscotti and mini Danish. We ordered the BLT and the Timmy. The gravy was perfect and the breaded items didn't have that typical gf feel. Textures were crispy and didn't turn to mush. You could not tell it was GF. Also took home a cherry coffee cake. Highly recommend!

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2015

    They really put care and love into their food and it shows. It's always a treat - and one of the few places in town that celiacs can KNOW (not guess) that they will be able to eat safely.

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    5 ratingJuly 17, 2015

    What a wonderful little find!!!! The owners are super sweet, the food was Incredable!!!! We had biscuits and gravy, & Turkey tandoori sandwich with champagne cheddar cheese. OMG!!! All was Incredable!!!!

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2015

    Beyond excited to be able to eat chicken and waffles! The food was so reasonably priced and delicious. Didn't realize ahead of time it's a food truck, but it's in a cute location and the weather was beautiful to eat outdoors.

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    2 ratingMay 24, 2015

    Yes it is Celiac safe.. But far from the best gf food I've had.. Will not return.. Very disappointed.. There were 4 of us eating, we ordered 2 of the chicken and fries, 1 biscuit and gravy, and 1 "the Timmy".. Both the biscuit and gravy and the Timmy tasted like sausage tacos.. The meat was heavily seasoned with taco meat. The people (a husband and wife I believe) are super sweet, and their biscuit and jam was good..

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2015

    Gluten-Free Portland OR Food Truck.

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    5 ratingFebruary 22, 2015

    I wish there were more stars for me to rate this amazing food cart!!! The food was beyond delicious!! We will be back!

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    4 ratingJanuary 21, 2015

    Delicious fried chicken! Chicken & dumplings also tasty!

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    5 ratingJanuary 11, 2015

    11 stars!

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    5 ratingSeptember 20, 2014

    The GF Chef is simply delicious! The GF chicken has a super crunchy crust and is fried to perfection! Ask for extra honey mustard dipping sauce - it is great! Also, the corn dog was fantastic-not too greasy, and the batter has a slightly sweet taste. It does take time to get your meal, but that's because almost every meal is fresh made - nothing sitting around under a heat lamp! And the prices are very reasonable.

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    4 ratingJuly 01, 2014

    Unbelievable onion rings! Great, but slow.

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    5 ratingMay 23, 2014

    Jim and Bonnie are gracious wonderful owners, our daughter has Celiacs and she loved the corn dogs, we had awesome Rubens, Jim and Bonnie brought free homemade shortbread fresh cream smothered in apricots to our table and chatted with our two kids. Wonderful people who made us feel like they cared and really understood Celiacs disease as Jim was diagnosed 12 years ago.

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    3 ratingOctober 22, 2013

    celiac safe, but difficult for me to find anything healthy on the menu.this is like old school gluten free food, heavy on bready stuff and eggs.

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    4 ratingSeptember 06, 2013

    Good and super friendly. They have some great sandwiches.

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    5 ratingFebruary 08, 2013

    Best food cart! I had a great Reuben sandwich.

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    5 ratingJanuary 05, 2013

    Delicious food...their new GF breaded chicken sandwich is amazing! The GF chef and his wife are friendly and down to earth. Only drawback is that they're not closer to me ;)

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Breakfast
  • Food Truck
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lunch
8 am - 1 pm
8 am - 2 pm
8 am - 2 pm
8 am - 7 pm
8 am - 7 pm
9 am - 5 pm

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