I went three weeks in a row because I was so excited about the gluten free pancakes. I had them twice with no reaction. The third time, we were told that they were no longer being offered as it wasn’t worth it for the restaurant to do so. Ended up getting a gluten free English muffin and spending $15+ on a mediocre breakfast. Was not happy and have not gone back since.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
— Not Much
The Hershey Pantry’s food is NOT really gluten free even though they claim to have gluten free pancakes, English muffins, bagels, etc. Me: “Do you cook the gluten free pancakes on a dedicated gluten free griddle?” Them: “No, we just cook them wherever there is space on the griddle.” Me (knowing they probably use liquid egg from a carton): “Is the egg you use for scrambled eggs gluten free?” Them: “No.” 🤦♀
I had eggs and did not know that their eggs are liquid eggs that are not gluten free and got sick. I even told the waitress I had a gluten allergy and she didn’t think to mention that the eggs were fake.
Although they have many delicious breakfast items, their only advertised gf option is a bagel. They don't seem to care about cross contamination and certainly don't have a gf menu.
Excellent food. Not cheap, but worth it. GF bagels and bread for breakfast. (We had breakfast)
Disappointing at best. $18 for 2 iced coffees and 2 gf cupcakes. Iced coffees were watery and nasty. The pb frosted cupcake was basically chocolate sawdust covered in pb icing. The black bottom cheesecake wasn't too terrible. However, not worth the trip. My husband says it is a typical corporate run tourist trap. Expected better. Won't be back.
Another used to be favorite until I went GF. Their GF bagel is minuscule (& ho-hum). Wish they'd make a GF menu & commit to training their staff about GF.
So me and my family came here for breakfast after hearing that they had a gf bagel option. I called ahead to ask about their omelet and they told me it was gf as were their potatoes. I ordered the bagel with my omelette and it was good. They make it at their bakery, which is not a dedicated facility. They served me my omelette with a slice of whole wheat toast laying on top of it so I had to send the whole dish back. They brought me out another omelette but this time it looked more like a crepe than egg. The 3rd attempt seemed right until after a few bites I realized they probably add flour to their eggs. When I inquired it was confirmed that they do. So, the staff is obviously unaware what gluten free actually means even when asked directly if things are gluten free. If you have celiac disease I would avoid this place unless you speak directly with kitchen staff about all ingredients used.
The Hershey Pantry has been one of my favorite breakfast spots all throughout childhood. I'd always fawn over the baked oatmeal and giant pastries. When I discovered my gluten allergy, I didn't visit for a number of years, assuming I couldn't eat much that I loved. I went recently and was PLEASANTLY surprised to find they had gluten free bread and bagels (plain and everything). I ordered one of my favorite omelets and an everything bagel and it was incredible... Dare I say, the bagel may have even been homemade. Definitely worth a visit.