The Goods

10 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Bread/Buns
100% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
29 Vaughan Mall
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Celiac

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I went here twice while traveling back and forth through the area. Both occassions were weekend days. The first time was around 11AM or 12PM and the place was bustling.

I ordered falafel in a gluten free wrap (tortilla). The person taking my order asked if it was for an allergy, and I said yes. I appreciated the ask because it gave me a way to make sure they are alerted to the importance of avoiding cross-contamination. The meal was well-proportioned and filling. It also looked good and when it first came out I had that moment of wondering if it was truly gluten free (though I knew it was once I bit into the tortilla).

I am not a fan in general of any gf tortillas but Mission tortillas because I find they tend to be dry and lacking in flavor, and that was the case here. I wished for a gf pita instead. Likewise, the falafel was more chickpea than herb, which made it less flavorful than I was hoping. It was also on the dry side. But put together with the tomato, lettuce, and sauce, I still enjoyed my meal very much. I had it with a lime soda (which I found was gf by Googling) and left happy.

(There isn't recycling offered for bottles, though.)

The second time I went was around 1:15 or 1:30, which is 30-45 minutes before closing. I rushed to get there before closing. It was much less busy, but for whatever reason the person taking my order seemed less aware/attentive and did not ask about whether this was gluten free due to an allergy. When I told them, they seemed almost confused/didn't seem to register the information as significant, but I am pretty sure they still marked it down. In general, it was just slower, less friendly, less attentive service.

I had been determined to stop back by for an egg sandwich on a bagel because the stores near me carry so few bagel options. I was excited from the other reviews, knowing this place had a dozen (it was definitely less than that, but still more selection than I would get at my local grocers). I ordered an egg sandwich on a poppyseed bagel, and they kindly agreed to substitute some sprouts and pickled onions for the meat (I am vegetarian).

I also was going to be driving for a while, so I ordered curry noodles to go so I'd have something to eat later on my trip. In the end, it was those noodles that I loved. Though the to-go container lid melted from the heat of the noodles before the container even given to me, that also meant they stayed warm until I opened them. I am almost afraid to ask if the curry is actually vegetarian (many curries contain fish products). If I lived locally, I'd stop by for noodles whenever I could.

As for the sandwich, I was not a fan of the bagel. As someone else posted, they are small, dense, and just not super tasty. Also, my idea of adding sprouts is not recommended because the sprouts had an especially strong flavor that conflicted with everything else in the sandwich. But those pickled onions were absolutely delicious, and I would totally eat them on their own lol. It was especially relaxing to eat on outdoor tables with live music playing nearby. Even though it was hot, I enjoyed the whole experience. (Note: there is limited seating both indoors and out, but I was able to get a spot even when it was busy.)

Full disclosure that I did have a reaction on my travels after the second time, but I was stopping at other places, and I am 99% sure my reaction is from a different place I ate.

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?

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent breakfast food and quality. Our servers cared about how they prepared food and our allergies. We would happily come back. Nice atmosphere to go song with it!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have like 10 gf bagel options, egg sandwiches are amazing Ive been here so many times. Coffee is amazing too

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months 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
  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout

Photos


Egg sandwich on bagel with veggie substitutes for the meat
Melted lid of curry noodle to-go container - how this was given to me
Curry noodles
Falafel on gluten free wrap
orange chocolate bread- HIGHLY recommend
Gluten-Free Bagels at The Goods
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They have a gf owner! 5 stars for safety and the amount of gf options, but the bagels were pretty small, dense, and underwhelming. I was happy to hear of a dedicated gf toaster and dairy free cream cheese, but these bagels should be eaten fresh and don’t hold up a day later. Also the orange chocolate bread was absolutely INCREDIBLE.

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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I’ve had GF breakfast burritos and sandwiches from here a few times! They’re always delicious and I haven’t had any problems. The staff is incredibly nice and it’s a cute shop and they have a coffee bar too. Please be advised if you’re extremely sensitive that they do not have a dedicated GF kitchen and they’re a small shop, so cross-contamination is possible.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved the GF bagels! They had at least 5 different kinds of GF bagels and so many GF options! Coffee bar, smoothies and juice bar. And a cute store to buy a few eclectic things. A small window bar to sit at and a few tables outside to sit and enjoy your meal. I loved all the options and they are VERY good about cross contamination!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a separate toaster and CC procedures but also bake on site so risk of flour in the air. More gluten free bagel options than regular!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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AMAZING!! They have 7 flavors of gluten free (homemade) bagels available. We bought 6 and they’ve lasted multiple days! Also got a breakfast wrap and went back the next day for a lunch wrap. Tortilla didn’t fall apart, food was fantastic!

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Finally a place with a selection of gluten free bagels!!! They had pumpkin, plain, cinnamon raisin, tomato basil and many more. So delicious and soft. I got the pumpkin one with cream cheese. They are a little on the smaller side so maybe get 2 if you’re really hungry!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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