The server was super nice and willing to help, but the GF selections are pretty lame. All the non-celiac people in my party were happy with their food tho...I ended up going elsewhere to get a more well-rounded meal.
Gluten free options and waitress indicated that several items not marked GF could be prepared that way. A first for me - I got GF sourdough toast while the rest of the table got biscuits. So wonderful to get a bread appetizer with everyone else for one. Food was good, but not spectacular. We had a table of 7 and place was packed so the kitchen was a tad slow. Waitress was great though.
I remember there being more GF options. What they do offer had to be stripped down to be GF, so it's not that exciting. But the food was good and the waiters are as accommodating as they can be.
This is questionable as far as celiac - I always get something safe like eggs.
The waiter was very helpful and friendly. Salmon was wonderful and sweet potato mash was heavenly!
I think Tupelo Honey Cafe is overrated. If you are looking for a huge amount of food and don't mind waiting, this place is for you. I think they do okay re: gluten-free; there are just so many much MUCH better options in Asheville.
We had an awesome meal last night. I was the only GF diner in our party but I was not neglected in any way. While others enjoyed the delicious biscuits, I was offered GF toast so I could sample the Tupelo honey and blueberry jam! The seared scallops were so tender, cooked perfectly! And the risotto with peas! Yum! We had a party of 11 but the service was excellent.
Good food, great service hard to find accommodation for our girl that is GF and DF they finally served shrimp on the side for her.
2 gluten free dinner choices fish or pork chop. Waiter put down the corn muffins in front of us and I took a bite by mistake. Since I had asked for the gluten menu he should have known.Turns out it is right on the main menu. Would have been a nice atmosphere but the staff spoke loudly to each other to hear over the music.Would maybe go there again, maybe
I had a great GF breakfast here.
Very good! GF menu with lots to choose from.
Delicious. Loved the goat cheese grits and the grilled cheese. I travel a lot for work and I am always psyched (and relieved) to find restaurants that offer great, gluten free food. If I'm back in Asheville, I'll definitely be back at this spot.
Same experience as Barb! Ordered the Eggs Benedict and had to send it back multiple times. Served it with a biscuit, never asked the cooks, and eventually served it on REGULAR bread. Never again will I eat here!
Excellent service by someone who went to the gluten free training. Extensive gluten free menu and amazing food!
We had a great experience at this restaurant. We ate there for lunch, short order type environment, however, staff and kitchen are on top of it. Very busy restaurant. Moderate to long wait. Noisy atmosphere. Friendly wait staff. Can't say enough about how safe I felt eating there.
We came here solely for the purpose of having a gluten-free breakfast, especially their version of eggs Benedict. The good news is that the server knew to ask the kitchen before I placed my order. The bad news is that the server came back with a clear, unambiguous message from the kitchen: the restaurant is gluten FRIENDLY, but NOT gluten free. Since flour flies in the air, they cannot provide a gluten free dining experience. Then I asked for a hard boiled egg and the server initially said it was not on the menu and so would not be possible. She managed to find a way to boil eggs when the prospect of our leaving immediately became clear. AVOID THIS PLACE IF YOU HAVE CELIAC DISEASE, especially for breakfast.
The GF menu was extensive and thorough (included GF salad dressing and side sauces available). I had the Charleston Chicken Sandwich on GF bread with Goat Cheese Grits. It was really good. My non-GF family enjoyed everything, too. The kids really liked the home fries. The staff was great. The hostess even let me read the ingredient list on the after dinner mints (not GF, contain wheat flour).
So nice to have a GF menu! The atmosphere is cozy and fun. I cleaned my plate!!
Loved it. Living and eating in Asheville is definitely enhanced by Tupelo Honey's gluten free (and egg free! options.
OMG....amazing!! Great GF menu, knowledgeable server, super yummy food (try the goat cheese grits!). Will definitely frequent here when in Asheville.
Great service and excellent GF menu choices
Thank you!!!! Your knowledgable staff made my gluten free dinner AMAZING. Service was A+. I highly recommend Tupelo Honey Cafe GF menu.
Excellent GF food. I even got GF bread when everyone else got their biscuits so I could enjoy their blueberry compote. The waitress was knowledgeable, helpful, and very friendly. The sandwiches can be made GF. The menu is marked on the plates that are GF. As a plus I didn't get sick.
Update: they no longer have a separate GF menu, which is a real shame. Several items that were on the old menu are no longer listed as GF. It used to be easy to eat there, but now it's a lot of work to figure out what I can & can't eat - even with a few items marked GF. And the servers ALWAYS a bring me a biscuit. :( I've eaten here twice now with no issues (grilled cheese & tomato soup, and the shrimp & grits). Try their blueberry iced tea!As soon as I told the servers I have celiac, they immediately took it seriously. Their GF menu is extensive compared to so many restaurants, & their website says they're Great Kitchens Certified by the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness.
Waiter was knowledgeable and knew how the foods are prepared so he was able to give us good information. There aren’t enough options. Only 2 entrees, 1 salad and a couple of sides. Can’t even get grilled checken because they marinate it all in Soy sauce.
We came here for brunch. The gluten free options were limited but clearly marked. Our waitress was very helpful in communicating with the kitchen for clarification (the potato dish I wanted to order was not marked gluten free due to CC potential as opposed to actually containing gluten). She even brought me a side of GF toast when she brought my husband a plate of biscuits so that I could enjoy the blueberry jam and Tupelo honey as well). I would definitely come again if I’m ever in the area.
I will start by saying I have been here previously and it was wonderful, but last night I went and it was terrible! First the poor waiter was not trained well so had no idea about gluten free options apart from 3 meals that are highlighted on the menu. Eventually the head waitress came over and went over my options. I advised them I’m not a preference person, but I have a wheat allergy and have an epi pen so it’s a real thing. Then the waiter took our order and made sure to note to swap the fried chicken for grilled and to swap gf bread etc. it comes out of the kitchen with fried chicken on gf bread so they finally remade it and a manager brought it out and calmed my nerves that they were 100% certain it was gf. The food was good and I had no reaction but the process getting there was a little disconcerting and my boyfriend was terrified we would end up in the hospital with their lack of properly training the waiter and failure to make it correctly initially. Just be weary. It wasn’t busy, so I’m not sure what the excuse would be for a Saturday evening.
Best restaurant experience ever. Eating out with 3 celiacs (one of them on a medically necessary low carb diet) is difficult. Their menu is deceiving and only lists a few gf items, but don’t let that stop you. We almost left, and we would’ve been disappointed. Our server (Jewels) convinced us to stay, and they would make us food we could eat. And they did! They brought my kids their plates and the manager came over and asked if we could have soy sauce, because the chicken is marinated in soy sauce. We said soy sauce usually has wheat in it. She went and checked and sure enough, it had wheat. However, they remade EVERYTHING and brought my son extra potatoes and gave us some of their gf bread to take home. (Their gf bread is delicious.) they were beyond kind and apologetic. We may rearrange our vacation so we can eat here again before we leave. <3.
Emma, our server, was very kind and helpful but they're not very accommodating for GF. We went Saturday at lunch and they were serving from their brunch menu. The GF items were all egg breakfast dishes. Not what I was hoping for. I asked and was given a lunch menu but there wasn't much more in GF there. I ate their grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and havarti minus the bun with a side of cheese grits. The chicken was moist and tasty but it was a lot of work to get out of the chef it was GF. I had higher hopes of Tupelo Honey. They proclaim loudly they buy local and serve fresh products. I thought a place like that would be better equipped and understanding of GF.
Very delicious, priced high for what you get however you are paying for ambiance too. Grilled okra with a garlic ranch dipping sauce was outstanding and marked (gf) on menu. Had a modified grilled chicken sandwich (no bread) they do have GF bread to sub but opted to go without. Had perfectly ripe tomatoes, avocado and a pesto- yum. The fried Brussels and French fries were in a shared fryer so it that doesn't bother you- then that will work too. The bring biscuits & jam to the table for the gluten folks too
They don't have a GF menu, however there were like three things marked with GF. They currently do not have Gluten Free breads, etc. However they do have Tito's vodka.
Gogo here! Staff is very helpful. Ask them what their gf options are because there are more items available then makes on the menu. GF bread with honey and jam, and gf sandwiches. Tupelo shrimp grits are, in my opinion, the best option. Hope this was an informative review! "Explore as much as you can in the world, because there is much to be found." _ Gogo
Great place and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The downside is there are really only 2 options for entrees that are gluten free, a chicken and pork option. Both options are great though. They do have some gluten free sides to go along with the two entrees as well, but would be nice if there were more options.
The fish is really good. They also make a burger on gluten free bread for my son. The shrimp and grits are delicious! One of the chefs is gluten free so they get cross contamination. Not a huge variety for those that are dairy free as well.
The menu is marked but you are very limited with your breakfast options (2-3 egg options). I have eaten there twice now for breakfast. First experience was fine, but our second experience was really bad. Slow and apathetic service, confusion about gluten issues... I asked for fresh fruit for our daughter and was told they didn't have any fruit! That seemed very bizarre to me! Our entire table ended up feeling sick after eating, and I was the only one with a gluten issue.
Tupelo Honey used to be one of my favorite gluten-friendly restaurants, but with a change in menu I was sorely disappointed. Since the wait staff seemed willing to to accommodate me without much knowledge.
We have gone twice. Food was average. My wife is allergic to gluten. We ordered gluten free entrees, and she felt awful both times. Not going back.
The staff was wonderful, a young man answered phone when I called, I said my wife is Celiac and I needed to know there was No chance of cross contamination because she will be Very Sick. He said he felt all is well but got his manager to the phone. The manager was GREAT!! She assured me of their diligence to safety for their customers and when I said I was interested in the shrimp & grits again she assured me that there would be NO cross contamination. When I arrived to pick up my carry out, Beth, the manager met me in the rear lobby. I was very impressed with the young man answering the phone and his willingness to Recheck information; Beth, the guest service manager for her help with my concerns and her care & concern to even come and meet me when I arrived & also, by no means meaning to be last, the Food Was Very Good!! Thank you to Tupelo Honey Cafe for GREAT SERVICE, care & concern as well as GREAT FOOD!
Went for dinner. GF options are noted on menu, very little to choose from. I asked if I could get a certain salad and what they would need to omit to remove gluten. Waitress rudely told me that if it didn't say GF on the menu, she couldn't help me. Won't be back. Other Tupelo Honey locations are better.
They have the menu marked GF. They GF bread and serve you toast in place of biscuits. It was delicious.
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