Tropical Smoothie Cafe

1 rating
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Salad, Smoothies
115 W Rand Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Gluten Intolerant

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Definitely not celiac safe when it comes to the food. The rolls/wraps/flatbread are stored just above all the ingredients and crumbs can very easily fall on everything as they take them out of the packages. They grab all the ingredients by hand so asking them to change gloves beforehand would be pointless since everything would have already been touched after touching the bread items. The smoothies should be safe, though some do have oats.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 8 months 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad
  • Smoothies

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Nearly every type of smoothie is gluten-free but they have virtually no GF food. There is a menu posted with marked GF options.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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There really isn’t many options on the menu but if you ask for basically any wrap in a bowl they provide and are very careful, the person taking your order always personally goes and makes your order. I have never dealt with cross contamination. And really enjoy the food.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • 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
Gluten Intolerant

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They have a lot of gluten free smoothies but look online before you go!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Overall Rating

Review


Most smoothies are GF, all “boosts” are GF as well. Food and oat products are not GF.

Safety


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

— 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

Overall Rating

Review


This is a smoothie cafe for sure. I’m not sure how many of the food options are available gluten free as I usually just get a smoothie here, but they do have salads which I have had in the past and not had any reaction from.

I really adore this place. They have tasty, clean smoothies and salads that help me to reset on the road or when I am extra busy and have to grab a bite from a “fast food” place.

Safety


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

— 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

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

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