Made sure it was clear after ordering it was an “allergy” after ordering bagels. When I said Celiac he reassured me they would be extra careful. They had plain and everything bagels for gluten free. Son enjoyed both. Smaller then regular bagels so glad we got one of each. Was nervous with so much gluten around but he loved them and didn’t get sick after. They prepared his on a separate tray, changed gloves and the head guy delivered it wrapped in the wax paper it was made on.
Tompkins Sq Bagels makes big deal over GF bagels. But mixed up our orders so I inadvertently ate a small bite of a regular bagel. I freaked out at them and told them how important it is to listen to customers and be vigilant. Staff was just like,”what..?” Bagels were eh. Cookies Blech . Not worth the carbs/ calories
Went on a busy Saturday morning- had a gf bagel with strawberry cream cheese. My bagel was good, and my non-gf husband loved his. It was very busy so I couldn’t watch them prep my bagel- but it has been 24 hours and I’m not sick, so they must have done something right. The line where they prep bagels looked very gluten-y, so they must have some system/protocol in place. I also did not get my bagel toasted.
I went on a very busy Saturday morning and got sick after. Because it was so busy, I was not able to watch the person make my bagel, but I believe they used the same cream cheese as the gluten bagels, even though I specified I had a gluten allergy/celiac disease. Granted, they might be better about cross-contamination when they are less busy. The bagel tasted like an Udi's bagel, and in my opinion, not worth the risk of gluten.
Visited 21 May 2018 looking for a “real” NY bagel; they have Udi’s. They do not have a separate toaster, or prep area, so I chose not to risk getting sick for a bagel I could get at home. Staff was very friendly and I appreciated their honesty.
One of the best NY style bagels (from Brooklyn; not Udis) I have had in a while. Especially since I had it with a fried egg and bacon! Server asked if we were celiac, she was knowledgeable and courteous, too. She even carefully wiped the gluten crumbs from our table. I wasn't sure if the cream cheese would be ok. The bagel was prepared separately.
$8.55 for a gluten free bagel with egg salad, and the bagel was a barely toasted, dry and stale Udi's bagel. I can't believe it. You would think they at least would try to make it taste good, but it was stale and mediocre. Gluten free people, you are better off getting a whole bag of Gluten free bags from the supermarket and a quarter pound of egg salad from a deli, and it would be the same price. Probably fresher too! I am so disappointed.
I have to disagree with the negative reviews. I LOVE this place the gf bagels are amazing and all their specialty cream cheeses a delicious. It is definitely worth the extra charge and the walk. The manager even asked if I was celiac so he made sure of no cross contamination. Quite the treat!
I was skeptical after reading these reviews -- but when visiting New York I decided to give it a try. First the order taker was knowledgeable -- hand delivered my order to the manager. They toasted and prepared my bagel in a separate area. Maybe it was all the lox cream cheese on it -- but I though that it was very tasty-- like a real bagel! Agreed with other reviews -- $3 extra for gluten free is pretty steep!
I used to get a bagel here once in a blue moon when the urge really hit. Not only do they have really shitty GF bagels (crumbly, previously-frozen), but they charge an extra $2, which is crazy for a bagel that they then cut, spread, and toast with the same utensil/appliances used on the other bagels. They also carry some GF baked sweets, but I thinks a $4 cookie is a rip off with other good options in the neighborhood.
I'm from New York and have celiac. I was really eager to try this place and I have mixed feelings. It's a nice little bagel place in the East Village with a younger crowd and a lot of homemade options, but the gluten free bagels aren't so great, nor are they celiac trained. I didn't get sick, and I'd say it's worth it to eat a ny bagel, though they weren't what I expected. If you have celiac I'd stay away.
Gluten free bagels available with many gorgeous cream cheese spreads.. May be fine for gluten intolerant people. However, even the counter girl warned me that when busy they can be careless. I took a chance since I was desperate to feel like I was having something remotely close to a NY bagel. The counter lady tried very hard to write concise directions to the staff to make sure my bagel was kept away from the other glutenous items. I got sick instantly. I don't recommend if you are celiac like me. Otherwise go for it!
I asked for my gluten-free bagel toasted (as recommended by the person taking my order) and it wasn't. It may have been better toasted but mine was dry and with a bad consistency - even with lots of cream cheese and veggies. I asked them to use a clean knife but I found stray poppyseeds and other bits from other bagels on mine so cross-contamination may be an issue. I will stick to my frozen gluten free bagels at home - tastier and MUCH cheaper. Such a disappointment.