The Mission

29 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
62% of 16 votes say it's celiac friendly
1250 J St
San Diego, CA 92101

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Hands down best gf toast I have had maybe ever. Cute place with Mexican breakfast!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Gluten free menus is not really super gluten free. The kitchen has cross contamination.

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No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Careful! Because of previous reviews, I double checked and asked if my toast was gluten free. It was not. New toast - so delicious! Got the steak hash. Steak was fine. Potatoes were amazing. Eggs were cooked too long for my taste. I would have preferred poached or over easy on this dish, but it seems like they only do scrambled. Rosemary potatoes were delicious! I didn’t care for the horseradish cream sauce. I’d come back for the bread! Didn’t find anything else that spectacular. Celiac, no reaction, but I would have had a major reaction if I hadn’t double checked my order!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant

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Gluten-Free Bread/Buns at The Mission
Turkey sandwich with GF bread, in background their sweet tamales! Both were wonderful!
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Not safe for celiac. Gluten sensitive menu but shared cooking surface, shared utensils and shared batter for french toast.

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No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and atmosphere! I had a chorizo dish with gluten free rosemary bread, and it was soft and moist! There was also French toast on the menu. The GF menu does say gluten sensitive, however. I have CD, and have had no issues with any of the food here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was okay. Wish we had gone elsewhere. Ordered two GF dishes so my wife and I could split and I could try both, but the GF french toast wasn’t really GF. They put the GF bread in the same batter as the gluten bread when making it so it is not truly gluten free. However, she said it was pretty bland. The chilaquiles were good. Nothing spectacular. A little spicy, which I like, just unexpected. They didn’t warn of cross contamination for that dish, hopefully I won’t get sick!

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Not celiac

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Good food. Lots of GF choices. FYI, they said they use a soy emulsifier for their GF bread.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Considering cooking surfaces are intermingled, how is one lucky enough to get food not cross contacted by a gluten containing food or ingredient? If you're celiac this is a mine field. If you just go gf as part of the "fad diet" you'll not notice the contaminants. I would give no stars but the review will not be posted without at least one star. Thus you see one star.

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No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Ordered directly off a gluten free (separate) menu and when my order came egg croissant and separate French toast dish I asked the waiter if the French toast was gluten free and he said no, taking it away to fix it he didn't bother to mention the croissant I was already picking up to eat wasn't either. Halfway through I thought there was no way it was, after asking, of course it wasn't. I will be severely sick tonight on my vacation from this. Why have a separate allergen menu if it means nothing to anyone who works here???

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Not celiac

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Excellent gluten free rosemary bread and French toast. love this place!

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Celiac

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Great menu. Delicious food and drinks. Try the breakfast tamales.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I ordered eggs, rosemary potatoes, gf rosemary bread and sausage. It was good and I didn't get sick. The bread is dense and thick. The potatoes were kinda burnt.

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Wheat Allergy

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I go here every time we are in town. Gluten free French toast!! On cinnamon bread!! Amazing.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We've been here a couple times. Once with our Pup and once without. We loved it both times.

For lunch I had a sandwich on the house made GF Rosemary bread.

For breakfast I had a croissant sandwich and it was amazing! Pup had a great time too.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Hands down best breakfast in SD. Go early on weekends

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Tasty food, not Celiac friendly. GF bread not toasted separately. They were really kind, and brought me untoasted out of a fresh bag, but without toasting was so dry. No kids menu. Very limited choices for celiac- quite certain you can't avoid cross contamination.

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No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I was happy to see they had a gluten free menu but there is risk for cross contamination. The manager said he wasn't familiar with Celiac but took time to listen to our needs. He made a special plate for my son and used new utensils and pans in the kitchen to avoid any contamination.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Incredible meal and the waiter was familiar with Celiac which was nice.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I had the gluten free French toast and it was wonderful! They did inform me upon ordering that the homemade gf bread would be dipped in the same batter as the regular bread but that worked for me as I do not have celiacs. They offer a seperate gf menu and the staff is very friendly and helpful

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Amazing gluten free menu. The best gluten free bread I have ever had and its made in- house. I cannot give this place enough stars.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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delicious food and the gluten free bread is good. I go to these restaurants around town but this one burned my toast ;/

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Good food. Long wait.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Our favorite breakfast spot in San Diego! The gluten free rosemary bread is the best gluten free bread I've ever had. They make killer sandwiches with it too.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Honestly, I wasn't overly impressed with the Mission for what it was hyped up to be. Although everything on the menu looked good - I wasn't overly impressed with their sandwiches that we got. I also noticed that the bread was toasted (only after I had eaten a part of it) and I'm really wondering where they toast it??). They waiter seemed rushed to understand my gluten allergy (even though they were super busy). The bread was way too thick and didn't hold up (go figure, it's gluten-free!!). I guess I could have ordered breakfast before really judging the place, but to have to wait SO long to get it, it might just be easier eating gluten-free breakfast on my own!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Had the turkey sandwich on homemade rosemary GF bread! Bread was soft and thick, it fell apart a bit, but it was worth it to not have a sandwich on toast! Oh and have their coffee! They use local San Diego roaster Cafe moto! BEST COFFEE!!!! :) next time I'm have breakfast, my mom got the sweet tamales that were GF and vegetarian. We will be back!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The turkey sandwich with gkuten free rosemary bread was a large sized sandwich and icluded fresh tomatoes and lettuce. Separately they serve a salad included and everything tasted really good as was fresh. We did our sandwiches as take away and called ahead to pick up on our way to the San Diego Int'l Airport since the airport does not offer gluten free options. I will go back again!! If you go to eat inside on a Sunday morning for brunch or lunch, give yourself plenty of time. Not much else available in the area and the food is good.

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Not celiac

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Good menu choices. I had the eggs and great breakfast potatoes. They make gf bread in house. They serve French toast but use the same batter as regular so I said no to that.

Celiac

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I’ve gotten sick every time I’ve eaten there. I was told the only thing that was unsafe on their gluten free menu was the French toast since it shared the batter. But last time we sat on the patio and I ordered the GF grilled bread and he was like “well that’s not safe because it’s grilled where the normal bread is grilled” and said that a lot of things are shared in the kitchen. I always wondered why I got sick when the other waitress we usually have said they take great care but I kept getting sick 😫

Celiac

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Ate here once, told them i was GF and either they gave me the regular bread or it was cross contaminated because I felt SO sick afterwards. I told them I was allergic so this should not have happened. If you eat here, make sure and ask repeatedly that you’re getting the GF bread option !!

Celiac friendly?

No

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Tested the bread with my Nima, got a gluten found. Manager told me the bread has cross contamination because it’s made in their bakery, which makes the regular bread as well, and with flour everywhere, they can’t guarantee anything. Tested the eggs and potatoes and they were fine. Avoid their bread!

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No

Celiac

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April 2019: We ate breakfast at The Mission today. They have a separate GF menu with many choices. My daughter has celiacs and is highly sensitive to gluten. She ordered the sausage, eggs and potatoes. (See photo.) There was also rosemary toast that came with her order (but she didn’t eat the toast because she’s a kid...only reason). She did not get sick. Food was good and servings were large. Very nice.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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