The Root Cafe

10 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns
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9 ratings

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1500 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
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Celiac

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Amazing experience! We went two days in a row for breakfast. The “Benny”s are deconstructed plates with poached eggs, cooked mushrooms or ham, and stewed greens. I got the mushrooms (pretty good) one morning and subbed pork sausage (fantastic) the other. The gluten free sandwich bread was delicious! They also make their own grape jelly that is the perfect balance of tart and sweet. At lunch they have vegan gluten free “spicy” brownies. It was not spicy so much as it had a lot of cinnamon in it. We got one from the “day old” shelf and it was still delicious.

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?

— 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! Got the curry chicken salad on gluten free toast

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

Overall Rating

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The wait was horrific… but the food was spectacular.. got the eggs Benny, wow! The hamm amazing! The jelly amazing Options not too too many but definitely good

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year 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

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dog Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


Many GF options! I would probably skip the GF bun and do a salad if I go again. I’ve had much better gf bread before. But still healthy and good options!

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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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Great food, great service, I was a safe and happy celiac!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Busy location. You order at the register and then someone brings you your food. I was meeting someone, but I probably should have gone with my gut when I told the cashier that I have a wheat allergy, and he said “I got you, do you also have a gluten allergy? I can put it in for the gluten free bread instead of the white bread.” I thought maybe he was new, and didn’t understand the difference, but now I’m having a reaction.

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main 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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Several items to choose from. Gf bread options. Wonderful very fresh food! A must in Little Rock. Cornbread is wonderful and always gf. Sometimes has gf dessert.

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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Such a fun, laid back atmosphere with enough gluten free and soy free items to satisfy. One of our favs- lots of farm to table items so everything is fresh tasting.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was crossing the country by car, having difficulty finding healthful GF food on the road. I was desperate for vegetables by the time I got to AR and I was so excited to find The Root Cafe! The service was great, the vibe was fun and festive, and the food was *amazing*... (as were some of the take out items we took, like the spiced pecans).

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
  • 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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate breakfast here today. Staff asked if it was an allergy and took precautions. I did not get sick and I really enjoyed their gf bread and vegan salad dressing.

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 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


We love this place! It has a great vibe, friendly staff, and a menu with many ingredients from local farms. In fact, when you place your order, instead of giving you a number, they give you a little sign for your table that features one of the farms. I love that! The staff is very familiar with celiac disease and they take measures to be safe. Just specify when you order. There is a gluten-free key on the menu, but some extra items can be modified to be gluten-free as well. One of my favorite meals is the bratwurst which I order “salad style”. To drink, I love their house-made lavender lemonade.

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 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Ordered a hamburger the GF bun was the worse, hard & tasteless. All seating is outdoors. The dressing for the salad was extremely strong with garlic. Couldn’t finish my salad due to the dressing.

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Super knowledgeable and the food was great...awesome burger...just wish their fries were GF Really nice staff and atmosphere

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the omelette with was marked Gluten Free. Everything is locally sourced and very fresh. It was very delicious and would eat here again. I have Celiacs disease

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great spot in Little Rock. We were just driving through and stopped here based on this app. I had the cheeseburger with gluten free bun. I stated it was for an allergy and she said she would change all of the necessary ingredients. When I saw the burger I was a little scared because the bun looked like it would be dry but it ended up being a super good gluten free bun. It was almost like a Brazilian cheese bun with a little bit of chew to it. No upset stomach after eating and I was glad we stopped here!

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
  • 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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This place was amazing!! The food was outstanding. I had a burger on a gluten free bun. My daughter is vegan and she had a wonderful gf vegan meal. The cornbread was awesome!! The staff is friendly and attentive. We ate outside on the patio. A really great place to eat!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food. Fryer is not dedicated, but they have GF buns for the sandwiches. I was a little worried about cross-contamination as I watched the kitchen on a busy lunch weekday, but I did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Wonderful family and dog friendly environment. Great food! Gluten free baked goods from local dedicated gluten free bakery.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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When I ordered they said gloves will be changed. Delicious gf biscuit w sausage/egg/cheese. We are from out of state and love stopping here when in area!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They understood was celiac was after a longer conversation. They served me a burger on two pieces of room temperature gluten free bread. I did not get sick. I also only had a few bites of it cause it wasn’t very good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Very good with gf and staff understanding

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Symptomatic Celiac

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This place is special and I'm not just referring to gluten. The food is very good. This restaurant will be on my goto list for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff was knowledgeable about cross contamination, gluten free options were easy to find, & the food was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Farm to table menu and great service!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place has “it”. You know, that quality that’s impossible to really define but you can definitely feel, and taste it. The staff is top notch, the best! Celiac here and zero issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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As a severe Celiac, I'm always wary trying smaller places. They were fantastic, and totally understood cross contamination. The food was fantastic and they even had dessert which almost never happens!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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This was a fantastic meal. My daughter is a celiac, and when we asked about gluten free they went for a second menu and were able to tell us what their preparation work was. They also knew what celiac disease was which makes me feel better.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good food & loved the vibe. Ate there yesterday (5-31-17) and I've had no problems and I consider myself quite sensitive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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the best local restaurant with by far the best gluten free options!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very attentive staff! No issues and the burger and soup were outstanding. Don't order anything from the fryer though

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I loved it. Everything was yummy and picture perfect! :-)

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great breakfast place. I usually get the two egg omelet with no issues!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Breakfast- delicious toast, ham and eggs!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Delicious and accommodating. Dempsey bread available.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great food, knowledgable staff and I haven't had cross contamination issues in 3 visits.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

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Love this place. Very delish & plenty of GF options!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Very accommodating with food allergies. Serves local Dempsey's Bakery GF, SF, DF products. Excellent food.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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