I ordered the roasted “ Buffalo cauliflower” as an appetizer which is indicated GF on the menu. It was fantastic, just enough spice and a large portion for two to share. Later I decided to order the black and white tuna poke bowl, as it is marked GF on their menu. Unfortunately, I did have a reaction after eating the poke bowl. I am not sure if it was due to cross contamination or something in the sauce. I would not recommend you are extremely sensitive to gluten and cross contamination like I am. The food and atmosphere was good so it was unfortunate I didn’t feel well. I would return for the atmosphere.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
— Not Much
I had a good experience at the porch. The porch burger on GF bun was awesome. Just make sure they don’t toast it. Unfortunately they don’t have a dedicated fryer as mentioned in the info. Emma was great. Good environment too.
The waitress was not knowledgeable about celiac. I made her aware when I ordered. When my order can she said the chef said that the fries are not cooked separately and the gluten-free burger I ordered was cooked on a grill with other food that had gluten. She took all the food back and told me I could only order from the salads with no meat or the bowls with no meat. It was not the meal I was looking forward to. Or what I had read in another review. To top it off, as I set my hand down on the table I was stung by a bee. The waitress did bring me some ice and a paper towel when we asked for it but never checked back to see if I was okay.
celiac. staff very trained and gluten free knowledgeable. Had a delicious “porch burger” with a fried egg on an udis bun.
It's hard to believe this was the first day of the soft opening. This team of professionals know what the heck they are doing. It's really tough for me to go out to eat (and feel like a normal person) since my celiac disease diagnosis in August of 2019. I was excited just to hAve some new choices too eat across from our neighborhood movie theater(Alamo). I picked out a few I items I would order by looking at the menu in advance, the usual process for us celiacs.
The place looks great by the way. Finally, a great neighborhood bar in my neck of tthe woods in Tempe. The HH is from 3-6:15 during the week. I was celebrating a promotion at work, so what better way to do so than at the porch and rest it out.
Emma. She's the best! Seriously! I usually tell servers I have a gluten allergy bc some servers don't understand how sick I can get from gluten. She immediately empathized and assured me the cooks would switch their gloves, and to my surprise, they have a separate fryer! You heard me! If you have celiacs you know this is a very big deal. It wAs the first time I had French fries at a restaurant in months. I literally was almost in tears! Happy ones!!!
The cocktails were awesome. The food was great. The culinary manager even car out to deliver our foOd and talk to me about that they have Udis GF buns for burgers. YESSSS!
Seriously. Thank you. Really. Thank you for making me not feel weird about my dietary needs and taking it seriously.
You guys went above and beyond for us! We will see you very, very soon