The Grey Dog

5 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options may be available.
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Cookies, Dessert, Muffins, Sandwiches
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
242 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

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Celiac

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DO NOT EAT HERE. I had an extended conversation with the cashier about cross contamination for celiac—he even mentioned that he just bought new cookware for his roommate who has celiac. The cashier marked my order “gluten allergy” and “gluten-free bread.” My sandwich still came with real bread, which I suspected was not GF but continued to eat because I had the classic celiac thought: “maybe their GF bread is just this good!” Ya, no. Very sick. I will never eat here again and would strongly recommend others avoid.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Poor

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Service fell flat. Good options on the menu. Not the best ever but good.

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitstaff are highly educated on Celiac and gluten free best practices and excellent communication

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Muffins
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Basically anything that has bread (sandwiches, French toast, etc) can be made gluten free!
Gluten-Free at The Grey Dog
Avocado goat cheese
Chai Tea Latte made with cream.  OMG so damn good!!
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Celiac

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Best gluten free sandwich I've had in a decade. Seriously. The bread was perfect. Avocado and goat cheese... Can't go wrong

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The bread they use for the French toast was very thick you couldn’t even tell it was gf it was so good!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Gluten free bread was an extra $1.50 for my guac & bacon grilled cheese sandwich. The server seemed knowledgeable informing me that the french fries would have cross contamination.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I like the gluten free bread they use. Small bread but they triple-decker it. They have gluten free zucchini bread too and some soups and salads.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the grilled chicken press on gluten free bread. Delicious sandwich. Bread got soggy quickly but i didn’t mind. Awesome atmosphere and crowd!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Lots of GF food- pancakes, French toast flatbread and more.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Big GF menu. I ordered the chicken salad with bacon and cheese on GF flatbread. I was splitting with my mom so I told them to put the french fries that came with it on a separate plate to avoid cross contamination. They did, but as soon as I picked the sandwich up, their were a few straggler fries underneath it. I flagged someone down and asked them to remake me half of a sandwich. They did so quickly, but when I asked, "and this flatbread is GF right?", just to be sure, the waiter wasn't sure. He came back out and said it was, but I gave a 4/5 for due to this whole exchange. The food was delicious though! The best flatbread I have ever had. I asked which brand since they were so good, and was told they were made in house. I would return next time I am in the city for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great atmosphere, double decker grilled cheese. S'ok... Fast service!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Fantastic gluten free menu. Almost all sandwiches can be made GF! BEST iced latte I've ever had. Strongly recommend if you're in the Chelsea area of NYC. Very pleasant workers.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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What an excellent Avocado and Goat Cheese sandwich and gluten free! This place is a treasure with a huge gluten free selection!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love getting sandwiches and breakfast here. I once bravely asked if the french toast could be made gluten free and was cheerfully told yes. As I was passing over my credit card a minute later I hesitantly asked, "About that french toast... The bread is dipped into a separate egg mixture right, not the same bowl as the wheat bread?" and the girl behind the counter's face turned completely white and she apologized profusely. Another time, after ordering staff came and found me to apologize that I'd ordered something they can't guarantee to be safe, and let me change my order and added a freebie GF treat in apology. So, my read is the counter staff is not super well-trained, but the kitchen staff knows what's up.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I'm gluten intolerant and was pleased with the fact that they had gluten free bread. I shamelessly asked a ton of questions and God bless the girl behind the counter, she checked with the kitchen a couple of times just to be sure about the answer. Just be sure to ASK about what you order...my food came with fries so I asked was it fried in its own oil - which it wasn't but I had to ask. They even had gluten free desserts which was nice to have options.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great spot for a coffee and a GF muffin

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great spot. Great food. They will serve all/most sandwiches on gluten free bread and they have cookies and muffins too.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Delicious food, great wine, and no cross contamination issues…win!!

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

Overall Rating

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There were clearly marked gluten free options on the menu, however make sure to specify that you have an allergy when ordering because the “G/F” mark that they have does not consider cross contamination. I did risk it and try the wings that were marked gluten free, despite a chance of cross contamination, but did not have any reaction and they tasted amazing. The restaurant overall was adorable and the staff was very nice about accommodating other allergies at our table. I do wish they had a dedicated fryer but overall it was a good place for lunch.

Safety


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

— Not 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The gluten free marked items on the menu are not actually gluten free. After inquiring about this and ordering, the chef came out and said the food I was told was actually gf wasnt and had me reorder. I ended up having the Buffalo cauliflower salad and didn’t get noticeably sick, but am not sure I’d trust them again and return here since the wait staff seemed confused about their menu.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Overall Rating

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Good happy hour deals on GF wings

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I ordered the pork belly tacos and told them I had celiac. They brought me tacos on flour tortillas, which thankfully I recognized before eating. Turned out they didn’t even have corn tortillas in the restaurant, so they made me a salad version of the tacos instead. It was tasty but frustrating to discover that a meal marked GF on the menu couldn’t be made GF at all

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating

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