The Holy Donut

26 recent ratings
$ • Donut Shop
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Donuts
95% of 22 votes say it's celiac friendly
194 Park Avenue
Portland, ME 04102

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Review


Amazing donuts. Separate case for GF from main. Only downside is they aren’t great with cross contamination so you just have to take the gamble if you feel comfortable. They specifically say there’s not a dedicated gluten free area. My boyfriend did not get sick and loved the donuts!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 3 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a delicious caramel, coconut, and chocolate donut! While it is a shared kitchen, the gluten-free donuts are stored in a separate display case to the regular ones.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Really enjoyed the classic and more unique flavors! Would definitely recommend to anyone staying in or passing near the area. Everything was separated out from regular donuts so it felt safe!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Donuts
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Chocolate coconut caramel
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Gluten-Free Donuts at The Holy Donut
Gluten-free lemon donut + awesome iced coffee (with dairy-free milk options!)
Delicious gluten free donuts!
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Gluten Intolerant

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Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Hands down the best GF donut I’ve had, except for the Old Fashioned. It was ok, but nothing special. The chocolate with the coconut topping was insane, and I’m not even that much of a coconut fan. I didn’t get the dryness that people have mentioned, but I try to go as early as I can, when stuff is fresher. I stopped there early in the morning, got an assortment and put 6 in the freezer, wrapped in plastic, right away. GF baked goods really benefit from being exposed to as little air as possible, in my experience. When I want one, I just put it out to defrost for a couple of hours.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 2 months ago read full review

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Super crowded and tend to run out of GF donuts. Have been disappointed several times. Donuts are cakey and sometimes a little dry, but generally worth it. Chocolate sea salt very good.

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?

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very pleasant worker that waited on us. The gf Lemon and Gf Chocolate doughnuts were good, but very dry. I know this is common with gf bakery, but I was hoping this place would be different.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had at least 8/10 choices of donuts from a specified gluten free bin. No reaction. Delicious even 2 days later.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 takeout
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is fantastic. My daughter wasn't as thrilled but it was excellent. So glad to have found GF donuts for her to try.

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 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Several gf flavors! 5 stars in terms of celiac safety: they store the gf ones separately and automatically change gloves for any gf order. But tbh, the texture of the donut itself was a bit disappointing in my opinion; pretty cakey and dry. The flavor was great and maybe the other ones are better!

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
  • 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?

— Average

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Had a very good selection for gluten free donuts. As soon as I said celiac, they changed their gloves and washed their hands. Felt very safe here. There chocolate sea salt donut is very good!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here a few weeks ago. They changed their gloves as soon as I mentioned celiac. Didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Tried the chai and ginger GF donuts. They were stored separately from the regular donuts and pretty good - just a little dry!

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We had the dark chocolate with sea salt, vanilla, and cinnamon sugar. All were very tasty, even the next day! They changed gloves without having to ask.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


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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Great donuts and coffee!

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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First fresh donut I've had in years!!! It was incredible (I bought 3, but could only eat 1.5. - blueberry, lemon zest, and old fashioned). Got their around 9:30, and waited in line for 25 mins. GF donuts are stored separately away from the regular donuts, staff changed their gloves and used a separate container. Be sure to tell them as soon as you get to the register that you need GF donuts, and they will get a separate container. I also saw separate racks for the GF donuts in the back.

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

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

Overall Rating

Review


The chocolate sea salt gluten free donuts are sublime! Go early in the day as they run out of donuts/ flavors and may close early I sadly found several times at the Park Ave location. The drive through in Scarborough has long lines but worth the wait. The coffee however is just so-so, nothing special and doesn’t stand up to the donut quality, which is hard to understand

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— None

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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They had a good variety of GF donuts. Keep in mind these are cakey donuts. The flavor of the glaze on the margarita and lemon was great. My fiancé didn’t care for their glutinous donuts because of their cakey texture.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The donut was fantastic. We had tried to get a donut the day before but they were out. My husband got up early to be able to get some gluten free donuts. The selection was great and the cinnamon sugar gf donut was amazing. I would so have another but they are very filling. My husband was disappointed in their reaction to a gluten “allergy” they wanted to put the gluten free donuts in the same box as the regular ones we bought for the family. They acted upset that he asked for them to change gloves and use a separate box ($.75 charge for another box.) other than the I’ll attitude, the donut was amazing.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Completely dedicated gluten-free kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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SO good! Stood in a line but worth it.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Pleased with the gf donut selection. Gf donuts are stored in a separate case from regular donuts and clearly labeled. I do wish the server washed his hands or put on fresh gloves before handling the GF donuts. He just used a fresh piece of pastry paper. He did pick the GF donuts first before the regular donuts and was happy to put the regular donuts in a separate bag. Two folks working werent sure if the tea used to make iced teas is GF or not and I was too lazy to Google it myself.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Potato donut was awesome. I had lavender and the special MOMosa for Mother’s Day.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great donuts. Get there early in the morning, gluten free or not. They sell out quickly of the different flavors. The day to day will vary on what GF options they have but all are good. GF donuts made separately and safely in other fryer.

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
  • 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?

— 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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Their donuts never disappoint. While not an exclusively gf place they take extreme precaution to minimize the risk of cross contamination. The list all their procedures on their website which helps.

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 is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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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Donuts are amazing! Tastes just like normal gluten filled cake donuts! Highly recommend the gluten free lemon flavor

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing! They had 6 options when I went. The dark chocolate sea salt is to die for! I was so happy to have a donut again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate space for the donuts. No visible cross contamination. Have had several donuts without issue.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Totally awesome! They had 4 different flavors. I tried the cinnamon- excellent!! It tasted like a regular gluten donut!!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free donuts are placed in own area away from gluten foods. Delicious and safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was never a big donut-eater before I had celiac, but I knew I had to give Holy Donut a try. I was super impressed with their gluten-free selection. I think there were 8 different gf flavors! They also had great coffee.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I know someone who worked there, and she said that while they don’t have a dedicated production space for gf donuts, they do empty the oil every night, clean the fryers thoroughly, and mix/fry the gf donuts first. I ate there for the first time today (honey lavender flavor donut). I asked the counter person to wash their hands first before picking my donut and they were very accommodating. I made sure to leave a big tip. I am very sensitive to cc and I did not get sick at all!! Very excited to have a new option.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a separate GF section for their donuts. 8 GF flavors from which to choose.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yum!! Loved the cinnamon donut. Loved that GF were on their own rack and packaged in their own bag (without me having to ask).

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The GF donuts are all cake donuts, so if you're expecting a chewy glazed donut experience, you'll be disappointed. Also, the taste profile from one flavor to another isn't very different. Most of the flavor is in the frosting. The GF donuts were kept in a separate case but when the store is busy, I would worry about cross-contamination from the servers' gloves.

On a different note, I was asked to wait for my specialty coffee. The store was packed, so when the coffee type (not my name, like other coffee shops do) was called, I didn't hear it. When my husband inquired after several minutes, the gentleman behind the counter (in the Dallas Cowboys hat) blamed us for the mistake and said he gave it away to someone else. Another one was made, but the first impression was already set. For four donuts and a coffee, our bill was $21. We will not be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiacs and this place was great! Amazing flavors for GF. We bought 1 of each flavor they had: Lemon glaze, maple glaze, chocolate glaze, cinnamon glaze, glazed chocolate coconut, and plain! Moist, not overly sweet, great texture, just AWESOME :-)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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We went to the Scarborough location (not listed on this app). Donuts were amazing! We took some home, yay! 6 different flavors to choose from. They are huge & moist with great texture.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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We love to the gluten free selections at Holy Donut. They have an ever expanding selection (Dark chocolate sea salt, lemon, chai, old-fashioned, cinnamon sugar, triple berry, and maple) of GF donuts. Have eaten there 30 times over 5 years and never gotten sick. (Not celiac)

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They make gluten free separate I ask for the ones in the back under plastic to avoid cross contamination because the ones out are exposed when they make donuts. Call the night before to ask them to set some aside! Best donuts I've had and even those who aren't gf love them!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I go here everytime I visit Portland! I love these donuts and wish they had them where I live. They're a little pricy ($2.78/donut) but they delicious. My favorite is toasted coconut but they're all good.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Got very ill! Tastes ok, but I'm still suffering

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Really cute place and they have specific donuts that are gluten free and delicious, just wish they were as moist as the non gluten free ones. My girlfriend tried both and thought the gf ones were dry. Still recommend!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Their gluten free donuts are the best!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I was so glad to find this place. The line was long on a Sunday morning but well worth it. There were 5 options for gf donuts. The cashiers told me that the owners daughter has celiac which made me feel safe about eating there. So delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great Donuts thank you very much

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Review


Gross! Definitely GF, but not at all yummy. Kids and adults wouldn’t finish their donuts.

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?

— Poor

Celiac

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Review


Delicious gluten free donuts! We will be back.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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We went around 8-10 each morning and there were plenty of gluten free donuts. They are dense but I think that’s the potato style. Approximately 6 varieties available in gluten free. Something for everyone. My five year old highly approved. We went twice while on vacation and they were gone immediately. A must stop if in the area.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious! The person who grabbed my donuts put new gloves on and bagged my donuts separately from others in my group.

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?

— Good

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

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