Great gluten free. Staff is very well trained on allergies/cross contamination. If you're looking for a quick lunch, this is perfect. Slightly upscale Indian chipotle, almost.
This is one of my go-to places in New Haven and I have never felt sick after eating here. Most of the menu is gluten free and they label for gluten (as well as some other common allergens). They do have wraps, so there is a slight cross-contamination risk, but it hasn't been a problem for me and I am quite sensitive. I really enjoy the food at this place and it is also an excellent (and cheap) option for catering!
Exceptional service and incredible dishes
I really like the food at Tikkaway. I know the owner is trying to make sure the staff don't cross-contaminate, but to be extra sure I generally arrive before noon and talk to the staff behind the counter. So far I've never gotten sick, but I'm not sure I would choose to eat dinner here (too many opportunities for cross-contamination during the day).
I am celiac, and would say that this place is celiac friendly... with the caveat above.
Amazing food. Amazing service. Amazing gluten free.
As one of the other people said, they drag the ladles across the non-GF wraps, so this food is not GF. The first time I went there, I thought that feeling slightly sick after must have been the fact that I asked for the spiciest sauce, but it was probably due to cross-contamination.
Knowledgeable staff and yummy food.
This restaurant has so many gluten free options, really the only thing a person can't have is the wraps or one of the soups, the price is amazing for the amount of food you get, pick how spicy you want your sauce and then go to town! Delicious!
the food is fantastic! unfortunately the second time I visited I saw them dragging the meat ladle across the non-gluten free chapatti while making the order in front of mine. I had really hoped this would become my go-to place when I was in New Haven. I hope that at some point they will have additional employee training to justify the gluten free sign on the wall.
The fastest way to describe Tikkaway Grill is, "awesome." It may be a little more helpful though to say that Tikkaway is to Indian what Chipotle is to Mexican - that is a very streamlined approach to the cuisine that blends the convenience of fast-food with the quality of a good sit-down restaurant. Ok, maybe Chipotle (which I am an unabashed fan of) isn't quite sit-down fare, but Tikkaway does not scrimp at all in the quality department. Chipotle remains a good analog though as set-up is the same - choose your 'delivery mechanism' (i.e. wrap, rice bowl, or salad), and then your choice of meats, sauces and toppings. About a minute later your food is served. More importantly, all allergens (including dairy and nuts) are clearly labeled. The only thing that's off limits for gf folks here is the roti wrap, the samosas, and the papads (lentil crisps that share a fryer with the samosas). The gluten-containing items are kept well separate though, minimizing the cross-contamination risks to a level I'm more than comfortable with.Tikkaway Grill is the best thing that's happened to downtown New Haven in quite some time.