True Food Kitchen

25 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Bread/Buns, Burgers, Cider, Dessert, Pizza, Sandwiches
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25 ratings

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1 W Erie St
Chicago, IL 60654
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Celiac

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Ate here and had no reaction! I everything is made from scratch so they know all the ingredients. The food was very fresh and delicious and the waiter was very knowledgeable, happy to have found it :)

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?

— Good

Updated 3 days ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The food is always fresh, delicious and safe! I have never had one issue and I love that they have so many options!

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 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good pink lemonade and amazing gf pizza

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Pizza, corn soup, and cauliflower
Mango dessert
Butternut soup
Terikiki Quiona added Chicken
shrimp tacos
Butternut Squash Soup
Gluten-Free at True Food Kitchen
Kale Aid Refresher and Wild Orchid Cocktail- both amazing!!! We also had the Pomegranate Chia Limeade and the Sparkling Antioxidant Tea both were also delicious and so refreshing!!
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Hreat GF options, noone got sick.

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 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Such a charming atmosphere! This is an excellent choice of restaurants for people who are gluten free (or not). So many yummy choices. Our server, Gerard, was very attentive and pleasant. Save room for dessert, as the flourless chocolate cake was sheer perfection!

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered take out many times. Lots of clearly marked GF options including GF pita bread for their hummus. Food tastes great and I never had a reaction. Plan to order again in the future.

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 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Multiple GF and DF options. Been here countless times. Excellent

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 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food and service was great. They take food allergies and celiac very seriously.

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 6 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Loved the food. So many choices. Even as a gluten free vegetarian. However by the time I got back to the hotel my stomach was upset. I told the waiter I had an allergy but they were busy and short staffed. I’m not sure it fully translated even tho I said let the kitchen now. His response was generally “thanks for letting me know” which is great but I need you to convey it to the chef. Would love to go back again, but after this morning I think I’ll pass.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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What an absolute find. There menu is GF friendly and they take GF I intolerance seriously. We decided to eat in and wasn’t disappointed. I had an amazing burger with herb potatoes and it was delicious. This place has got a great vibe and definitely worth a visit

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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
  • Dog friendly
  • 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 vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I was really looking forward to eating at this restaurant and unfortunately had a bad experience. Initially, they brought out my significant other’s meal separate from the others and placed it in front of me (I’m the one with celiac’s) stating it was the meal prepared with allergy precautions. I informed them it was not my meal, and they proceeded to bring out mine stating although it was not prepared with allergy precautions, it would be fine because the meal itself contained gluten free items. I sent it back due to it not being prepared with appropriate precautions, a new plate was made for me, and I still ended up having a reaction—super bloated, with abdominal pain and cramping.

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?

— Some

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

— Below Average

Updated 9 months 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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My sister and I both ordered turkey burgers which tasted pretty bland. The drinks were good though, and staff was knowledgeable about celiac and seemed to follow a specific protocol when it came to allergies. Not a bad option in terms of safety, but I would definitely go for something more interesting on the menu if I came again.

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?

— Below Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They really understand Celiac and there are a lot of options on the menu. The quinoa bowls are amazing but we would not recommend the gluten free pizza crust as it was a little too hard

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated dec 2022: wrote the below like 5 years ago. Still true that it’s safe but food is veryyyy salty. Still good, but not on my fav list anymore now that I’ve been to so many more in Chicago :)

OMG THIS PLACE IS A HIDDEN GEM of this app bc it was crowded but their food is AMAZING. Totally celiac safe, this is the kind of place that knows what they are doing. All the staff were knowledgable and had menu items marked. However they can also make other items gluten free through modification. They have gluten free pizza crust and pita as well as buns and bread. This was our first time there but true food kitchen has already made it to my list of all time favorite restaurants (which is EXTREMELY selective let me assure you). they have a ton of dairy, vegetarian, vegan and of course gluten free options. But whether you are a die-hard carnivore who believes vegans are a blight on this planet to an exclusively raw food proponent, there is something at true food kitchen for you. I had the phanaeng curry with chicken and a chance to sample the entrees of my dining mates, the Moroccan chicken and inside out quinoa burger. We also ordered the cauliflower appetizer I forget what the exact name was. All three were excellent. I would order the curry again right now even though I am so full I doubt I’d be able to keep anything down to be frank. Anyways phanaeng curry was an infinity-out-of-ten, the Moroccan chicken was excellent as well, I didn’t think it was good as the curry but still the kind of dish that changes your life. The quinoa burger was phenomenal as well. The cauliflower starter had some sort of sauce and it was partially blackened and on the same level as the curry, which again has made it to my list of all time favorites. Finally, as the culmination to a heavenly, otherworldly experience, we had for dessert the squash pie and a blueberry muffin with ice cream. The squash pie was amazing. Enough said. I wanted to rewind my life after I ate it so I could eat it again. And again. And again. We will 100% be back, probably tomorrow for brunch if I can convince my family to go. If you haven’t tried this place, you HAVE TO GO. there are so many menu options in all different sorts of cultures and cuisines and as a celiac it’s amazing that places like this exist.

Safety


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

— Very

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Very well informed staff, and it was really reassuring that the chef brought my dish out separately. Tons of GF options and the food is very seasonal and flavorful. Great option!

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Tons of GF options. A manager served our food. All delicious!! The teriyaki quinoa bowl was excellent.

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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The teriyaki quinoa bowl with chicken was incredible! Lots of gluten free and vegan options that are labeled on the menu. They even offered a gluten free and vegan cookies and ice cream for dessert. Will definitely go back soon!

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Incredible meal. Very helpful staff.

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food and good amount of GF options. Server was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and when the food came out they made sure to say it was prepared with gluten allergy precautions. All desserts are GF at this time but menu changes seasonally.

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 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Beautiful location, marked menu, delicious food!

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?

— Not Much

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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The restaurant is beautiful and open, very inviting. There are ample gf items offered. My wife has Celiac disease. She ordered the gf lasagna bolognese ans could not say enough about how good it was. Service was excellent and very conscious of gf needs.

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Love this restaurant! They were very knowledgeable and careful about Celiac and food allergies. I ordered the Margherita pizza and it was great!

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

Gluten Intolerant

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They have many options and could accommodate me gluten intolerant, nut and berry allergies. Staff were super friendly!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Server was very knowledgeable and kitchen made sure not to contaminate!

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

Celiac

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Everything tasted amazing! I’m a sensitive Celiac and did not get sick. Would highly recommend.

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

Celiac

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This was a great find for our family. All the desserts were gluten free! It is rare to be able to eat dessert out at a restaurant. Menu was clearly marked, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, and vegan. Staff was super knowledgable and the items. And, the food was very good.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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True foods is always great with celiac disease. I have eaten here multiple times and have never gotten sick from it. Their gluten free marked items are prepared separately from gluten. They are very knowledgeable and careful!

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 with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Came for brunch and was blown away by the number of GF, DF, and vegan options. Staff were kind and knowledgeable. The butternut squash soup was particularly delicious. GF DF pizza also good. Didn’t get sick either! Will definitely return!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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What a great place to eat!! First time in Chicago and I’m so happy I found this place! Butternut Squash Soup - 5⭐ Korean Noodle Bowl - 5-⭐ So many GF & Vegan options I loved it! Service good too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff were so nice and tried so hard to accommodate me, but two out of three Nima tests for different iterations of the same dish came back positive for gluten. Maybe my Nima was too sensitive, or the dish was prepared where they make their pizza dough, but I didn’t feel comfortable eating there, despite good experiences at other True Food Kitchen locations.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Excellent food and all gluten free, dairy free, and meat free items are clearly marked on menu. Menu changes seasonally. Wait staff was very knowledgeable and asked if it was a gluten allergy. When I ordered the spaghetti squash casserole without the cheese, the waitress asked if I would like to add their homemade almond milk ricotta, which I appreciated! Delicious, fun ambiance, and the place was packed. Good cocktails too and they change seasonally as well.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Wonderful! Many gluten free and dairy free options. Was there for brunch and had the vegan chorizo bowl with a GF blueberry muffin. Wish I had come here sooner, will return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac safe, knowledgeable, and good food

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our favorite restaurant in Chicago! So fresh, lots of gluten free and vegan options and lots of things you can easily make gluten free!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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A great place to eat with outstanding GF food at not over-the-top prices. Lots of on and off menu options. A definite return for me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gf menu. Has pizza, lasagne (was delicious) and tacos which were also amazing. Would strongly recommend this amazing food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Everything is delicious. Vegan and dairy free choices too

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great gluten free chicken and waffles! Felt very safe and did not get sick

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?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Lots of options! Delicious and quality foods. Gf pita + veggies is awesome with homemade hummus. Gf and vegan pizza available, too.

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

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 alcohol-free
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Asymptomatic Celiac

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So many gluten free optionsss

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I had gluten free margarita pizza. Sauce was bland. Hardly any fresh basil. I’ve had so much better. Disappointed and expected better from the high ratings.

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great find. We had an early dinner. The food was delicious. We had the guacamole appetizer, teriyaki remix bowl, lasagna bolognese and vegan vanilla ice cream. All were excellent. The service was a little on the slower side but it was a nice break from all of the walking.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good vegan options

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