Tupelo Honey Cafe

5 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
50% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
12 College St
Asheville, NC 28801

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Celiac

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Menu was extremely limited— salads and one or two entrees. Staff was super helpful where they could, but all cook spaces are shared and hard to customize. Would not recommend for true celiacs.. I only ate sides because I felt they would be safest, and so far so good, but there was no good selection that I felt comfortable trying.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Looked forward to a great breakfast. Drove from Greenville to Asheville only to be turned away by a two hour wait. Nowhere on this restaurant's listing does it indicate reservations are required. Had a nice breakfast at Biscuit Head instead. Highly recommend it if you have celiac disease.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have GF options on the menu. The staff is very accommodating with allergies. I had the trout and it was very good!

Updated 1 year 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Egg-Free Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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GF pork, sweet potato and collards egg rolls they were absolutely the best  dish there
Nothing beats a gold ol Bloody Mary moonshine style
Tomato Soup, trout dish and the moonshine Mary (drink) are heaven
It's in the heart of downtown
Eggs Betty on GF bread!! Awesome hot coco!!
So yummy!!!
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Celiac

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The trout was amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Decent selection. Knowledgeable staff. Had a GF burger and GF Trout dish. Both very good. GF bread available. No separate fryer.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This is questionable as far as celiac - I always get something safe like eggs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The waiter was very helpful and friendly. Salmon was wonderful and sweet potato mash was heavenly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a great GF breakfast here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good! GF menu with lots to choose from.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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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.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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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!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent service by someone who went to the gluten free training. Extensive gluten free menu and amazing food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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So nice to have a GF menu! The atmosphere is cozy and fun. I cleaned my plate!!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Loved it. Living and eating in Asheville is definitely enhanced by Tupelo Honey's gluten free (and egg free! options.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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OMG....amazing!! Great GF menu, knowledgeable server, super yummy food (try the goat cheese grits!). Will definitely frequent here when in Asheville.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great service and excellent GF menu choices

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Thank you!!!! Your knowledgable staff made my gluten free dinner AMAZING. Service was A+. I highly recommend Tupelo Honey Cafe GF menu.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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Many red flags that I shouldn’t have ignored. Waiter didn’t write anything down which means he didn’t write down my gluten allergy when I told him. The pork I ordered came on a cast iron pan that may have been contaminated. He brought out macaroni and cheese on my plate instead of grits that I ordered. I’m writing this as I lay here sick :( wouldn’t recommend.

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?

— Good

Overall Rating

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Delicious! I’m a celiac and felt very safe eating their shrimp and grits. Was also a fine environment to bring our toddler; not too fancy.

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

Celiac

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Limited options because we have multiple dietary restrictions

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Not an extensive gluten free menu but they do have gluten free bread and can make many of their sandwiches gluten free.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Overall Rating

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There were a few gluten free options, but not a whole lot. I would say the restaurant is safe for those with sensitivities or intolerances, but NOT celiac. The green beans are listed as gluten free, but when they were brought out (after ordering and alerting the waiter that I am celiac) I was told there was a chance of cross contamination. I poked through them and found bits of fried chicken batter stuck to them, so definitely shared fryers. Our order also took an exceptionally long time (waiter forgot to put it in) and we were brought biscuits for the meantime with no other options for the gf individuals.

However, I got the cast iron pork which was extremely tasty, and had no chance for cross contamination.

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?

— 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
  • Offers outdoor seating

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