66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly

12 College St, Asheville, NC 28801 Directions

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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.

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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!

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

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Yes

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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No

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

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Yes

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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I had a great GF breakfast here.

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Yes

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Very good! GF menu with lots to choose from.

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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.

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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!

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No

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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

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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.

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Yes

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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.

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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).

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Yes

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

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

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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.

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Great service and excellent GF menu choices

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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.

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The ShaShuKa was sooo yummy! Waitress was great to recommend GF options.

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Delicious. Accomodating. Never gotten sick.

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Very knowledgeable staff. Said everyone was trained. Menu clearly marked with gluten free options.

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Very good GF selections - chicken, fish and pork, plus a variety of sides. Everything was fresh and well prepared. I have celiac disease and have not been cross contaminated here.

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I love the food here, particularly the shrimp in goat cheese grits which is what I always get at brunch. They do mark some menu items as GF but if you just go with that I think your options are a bit limited. However, I always just ask for what I want to be made gluten free and either leave the piece of bread that comes with it off or else substitute it with GF bread. Some servers are more knowledgeable than others but in general they're very willing to work with you. Of course the gluten free bread is not as good as the fresh biscuits but that's to be expected...they will bring you separate jams and butter too, but often have to be asked. I give them 5 stars because the food tastes so good and the kitchen understands about celiac and cross contamination, even if sometimes the servers need a little explanation.

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This was the most amazing meal! EVERYONE was knowledgeable about Celiac Disease . It was so awesome to be able to enjoy a meal that I had no doubt was safe. The pork chop was delicious!!!!

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Very sick from eating here even after talking to chef and waitress

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Has enough options it's good for a nice lunch. Brought separate bread out for me which was tasty.

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I ordered a burger with a gluten free bun. The chef, being out of those buns, gave me a regular bun, without telling/asking the wait staff. I took one bite and noticed that it was wrong and spit out as much as I could. They later informed me, when I was halfway through my salad, that the ranch dressing was not gluten free (which I do not believe was listed on their menu). After both of these things and giving me food that I am allergic to, they charged me full price. I am just glad that this happened to me and not some of the other Celiac people that I know that have worse reactions. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

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Redid their menu and now they have gluten free items marked. There aren’t a ton but they do have some good selections.

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UPDATE: they now have an expanded menu with multiple items marked gluten free. It was so good!!!

The staff was knowledgeable about their gluten free offerings and the difference between gluten free preference and allergy. Shout out to Thea who asked the kitchen about a grilled chicken taco because I wasn’t feeling a salad. Didn’t get sick. Only 4 stars because they could use some more options.

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Gf items clearly marked on menu and server was very knowledgeable about what other menu items could be made gluten free. I had the shrimp and grits and it was sooooo good.

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Too few options for Celiac customers.

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I met friends here for brunch and had the worst salad ever which was pretty much the only thing on the menu I could eat since I also have to avoid dairy. The server wasn’t even nice... just plopped the mostly romaine salad in front of me. I won’t ever go back. Not sure what people in previous reviews found to eat.

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I ordered the spinach salad to be extra safe but I didn’t run into any problems!

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The staff and kitchen were knowledgeable and helpful. I had salmon over maple honey roasted veggies and the nachos appetizer. Delicious!

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Menu has changed. Menu is labeled but there are very few GF options. This location does any GF buns from local bakery. But yeah this place used to be great for GF and is now more of a corporate chain that isn’t GF super friendly.

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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.

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There are GF options including bread and meals. The staff is pretty familiar and willing to accommodate any way they can. Delicious meal!

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Yes

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Awesome!! The waitress was very helpful and they have udi's bread! Will definitely be back!!! Great food and great service!!

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No Gluten free menu. Terrible place to eat!!!

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No

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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.

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Atmosphere and food was great. They have a few GF options but can modify other dishes. GF bread is available for sandwiches. The waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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Excellent flavors, knowledgeable staff, good service. A bit overpriced though.

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Only one entree for dinner was GF. Lunch menu has more GF options available. Knowledgeable staff always. You can ask for GF bread instead of biscuits when ordering your drink.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The staff was not helpful and unwilling to modify dishes. Very limited menu for GF, and very poor quality for what is available. I found a foreign object in my salad, and the waitress didn’t even care.

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No

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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.

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The hostess and waitress were both very knowledgeable about cross contamination etc. Accommodated menu for my Celiac daughter who just wanted bacon, eggs and toast and I had GF chicken sandwich. We would happily go again.

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Menu is marked with GF. Manager (Ryan) was very accommodating and double checked everything to make sure that they avoided any allergies. Even preped GF food with separate kitchen tools. Will definitely come back again!

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Yes

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I got the pork shoulder and Brussels sprouts and side salad. Food was amazing, server was friendly, educated on gluten free, and super helpful. Fun, southern atmosphere and lots of gluten free options!

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The staff was very friendly and the menu is laid out with a lot of yummy options

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Menu is very clear about what is GF. Delicious food! Lovely old railway depot remade into a restaurant.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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I've eaten here before and remembered loving the shrimp and grits. The menu has changed. There are very few GF choices. My "shakshuka" was just okay, and we waited almost an hour for our food. The dining room was pretty empty.

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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.

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Lovely restaurant! Great decor. Delicious cocktails. Excellent food and service.

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Yes

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Doesn't have a GF menu, but items are marked on regular menu. Limited selection for Sunday brunch.

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Very limited gluten free options (2 to be exact), and no bread as their online menu suggests. There is not a dedicated gf menu.

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No

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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.

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I don't know why everyone loves this cafe. The GF menu was very limited. The GF bun for my burger was just ok. I would have loved a GF biscuit to try the honey. Overall, it was just an ok experience.

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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.

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Very limited GF options

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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.

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Only 2 gluten free options on the menu 1 salad and 1 spicy egg dish. They do have a GF Texas toast they can use on their lunch sandwiches.

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