The Honey Paw

21 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cider, Ice Cream, Noodles
Safety Rating
20 ratings

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78 Middle St
Portland, ME 04101
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Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Very busy & very limited gluten-free options, one jasmine rice and one rice noodle dish

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Waiter was knowledgable and asked if cross contamination was not okay. Probably the best gluten free food in Portland.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was very good and they seemed knowledgeable but I for sure got glutened here. Every other review is glowing so ymmv but just be aware it's not a dedicated GF restaurant so you can get sick here.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 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

  • Cider
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Ice Cream
  • Noodles

Categories

  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Mushroom dish with rice noodles (spicy)
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Celiac

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Was afraid the reviews were too good to be true after getting sick next door. But the server was super knowledgeable, asked about cross contamination right off the bat, announced the food as celiac as it arrived, and - it was all SO good. I’m still dreaming of the rice noodles. A lovely place with great people.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great experience here. Server was knowledgeable and food was great. Honey ice cream was amazing.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Not cheap. Well worth it!

My wife (omnivore) and I ordered and ate more than we had planned. No regrets.

We had a crispy cabbage salad (GF) seared scallops (two orders: we miss fresh seafood here in Rochester, NY) and the pad mee korat. All were superb.

The staff were friendly and helpful. (We picked a slow time, which probably helped!)

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


such good food and they told me they would clean out the wok and make mine in a separate place. also were very careful with cc from nuts

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The Honey Paw is one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long while. The dedicated and knowledgeable staff were so kind and helpful. Every item I had was full of flavor and absolutely incredible. I have severe Celiac where even a crumb of gluten can make me ill - I experienced absolutely zero effects from gluten. This is a must try for Celiacs (and non-Celiacs as well)!

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The Pad Kee Mao is to DIE for. Best noodle dish I’ve ever had in the 22 years of being gluten free. The honey comb soft serve is also entirely gluten free and it’s so good I want to cry every time I eat it. Favorite local restaurant by far!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

— Excellent

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Very savvy and safe for celiacs.

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I felt safe here, good options and knowledgeable staff. I love that they lost all the allergens right on the menu.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Two delicious noodle dishes that are labeled GF, you *HAVE TO* try the Pad Mee Korat. I cook for a living and they somehow accomplished the sticky noodle of my dreams. I’ve been gluten free seven years and that was the best noodle dish I’ve had since 2017.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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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Review


Delicious restaurant. The server was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and made me feel comfortable with their preparation.

Safety


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

— 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 11 months ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Sat at the bar and the server was very helpful in pointing out my options. Even asked if I planned to share with my non-celiac friend so they could cook her rice noodles in my separate dedicated water. Dishes were indicated to be “celiac-safe” on delivery to the table. GET THE HONEY SOFT SERVE FOR DESSERT, it is soooo good.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 12 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


We had a delicious date night complete with coffee roasted carrots (with ricotta), pad me Koran (and a gluten-filled noodle dish for my hubby), and GF honey ice cream! They were very accommodating and happy to State which dishes were ‘Celiac sage’ when delivering food to the table. Highly recommend and will be going back!

Safety


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

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Good food, very conscious of GF and celiac. Waitress pointed out gf options, about half of menu is gf. Not cheap! Very spicy, not for faint of heart.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The food is absolutely divine. I have eaten here numerous times and have never gotten sick. Waitstaff are knowledgeable and very accommodating.

Safety


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

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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By far one of my favorite places in Portland. If you want a trip to flavor town this is it. Bartender was super helpful explaining what was safe. They can cook the one safe noodle dish in separate water than the other noodle dishes. It was amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Safety


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

— Very

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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Super helpful in guiding a celiac friendly dining experience! The food was delicious. I had the Khao Soi, so good.

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Really knowledgeable. Our waitress checked with the kitchen if she ever had any doubts. Not a ton on the menu but what is there is really tasty

Safety


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

— 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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Amazing experience. I feel extremely safe eating here. Waitress was beyond knowledgeable and actually asked if our party had any allergies before ordering. CELIAC FRIENDLY!!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Our waitress didn’t seem fazed about my dairy, gluten, soy, egg allergy and went through the entire menu with me, highlighting what was safe to eat and what could be altered. Their online menu also clearly states what allergens are in each item. I settled on the charred broccolini and lobster laksa. The flavors were out of this world! I we weren’t leaving town the next day, I would have loved to eat there again. Highly recommend!

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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


There aren’t too many options they can make GF (most of their apps are fried and they don’t have a separate fryer, so you’re basically limited to salads, a few other cold apps, and a few noodle entrees). However, everything that I’ve tried has been delicious and I haven’t had a response. I love the khao soi!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I felt like the staff took my concerns very seriously which I really appreciated. The waiter pointed out which items they could do gluten free. They have rice noodles to swap out for other noodles. He said they would scrub the wok out before cooking my meal. That might not work for someone more sensitive but it worked for me. There weren't many items they could do GF but you only need a couple and the ones we had were very good. They also had a couple of really good ciders on their menu and mixed drinks.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


The server had a list of all the GF food on the menu and was very helpful and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely delicious.

Safety


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

— 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
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Really great food. Staff is very aware. I’ve only tried a salad and cocktail there but other items can be made gluten free. I’ve seen on their online ordering you can choose “celiac” and they will make the noodles in new water, etc.

Safety


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

— 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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The staff was very knowledgeable about celiac disease and cross contamination. Many of their dishes could be modified to be gluten free. The only reason I took a star away was because the food wasn’t to my taste. The menu doesn’t go in depth as to what’s in each dish and mine for instance was very spicy. Place was also extremely busy.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Truly exceptional meal. The server (Meg W.) was incredibly knowledgeable about gluten free options and the safety of their kitchen, and she was very helpful with choosing gluten free appetizers and making switches to my entree to get what I wanted while making it gluten free. She also came to ask questions about cross-contamination and was just so attentive and kind during the entire meal.

Not to mention, the food is amazing! One of the best meals I’ve had in an extremely long time.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The server was very knowledgeable about what was gluten-free or how to make dishes gluten free. If she was unsure, she checked with the kitchen. Rice noodles were cooked in different water than the egg noodles. I had the Vietnamese Masa Crepe - it was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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