Urban Plates

3 ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Appetizers, Dessert, Soup
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
3972 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606

Top Reviews


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Quality food with lots of GF options and well -informed staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The food is good, but the "gluten free" is not celiac safe. In all fairness, Urban Plates puts the disclaimer on the bottom of the menu that the restaurant and kitchen are not gluten free. Although, the food prep folks in the line are ver reassuring about their methods to prevent cross contamination. My four year old and I both have celiac, but I am asymptomatic. She got sick right in the middle of her meal with classic symptoms. This one is off the list for us.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Great place, everything freshly made, and tons of Gluten-free options including dessert

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years 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

  • Appetizers
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Soup

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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There’s a fair share of gluten free food. You can’t just say “no bread” to have it gluten free. Practically every time I have said “no bread” they have placed bread on top of my food. You must say “GLUTEN ALLERGY” for them to take you seriously. They have gluten free bread, but it’s meh to be honest. If you are celiac I would stick to plates, salads, and bowls. The kitchen is way to complacent to ensure no cross contamination when making gluten free sandwiches. Even if you request gluten free bread, they often grill it - probably on the same grill with “gluten bread”. I doubt it’s a separate dedicated area.

Service is 2.5/5. It’s a hit or miss. The cashiers can be blunt and rude with their lack of grace. If the manager takes your order, it’s fine.

The food is also a hit or miss. Sometimes it’s amazing and dialed-in, other times it’s a let down, especially for the price.

Try to go near opening times/before rush hour. Often times when the kitchen is rushing, they will gloss over specific requests.

If you eat here, be prepared to speak up with the possibility of having to send the food back to the kitchen to have it re-made because of bread placed on your food. Don’t be afraid to speak to the manger if you have to, he seems nice and wants things to be right. Overall do your due diligence, understand the menu and you should be ok.

Unless you have eaten here a few times, I would not order online for delivery/pick-up. The risk is too high. It’s not worth getting sick over. I would eat here at least two times to get a feel and understand of how things are to best avoid getting sick.

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?

— Most

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Amazing food and service. Open kitchen area. They have fresh lemonades on tap with different flavors. Fresh kombucha that was amazing. And the food is SPECTACULAR. The braised beef bowl with mashed potatoes tastes like a mom is in the kitchen making dinner. And it’s gluten free!! Lots of vegetarian and vegan options

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • 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
Celiac

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This was about a year ago. One of the staff plating food moved the bread around with his gloved hand while waiting & did not changed before handling my food ( I had already ordered and asked to make sure my selections were gf. (happened pretty quickly. I just didn't eat the item he touched. ) Their portions are small, so between the 2, I left hungry.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Celiac

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Review


Ordered a gluten free item from the menu, and I had no adverse reactions.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Fresh and tasty food. Numerous GF options and they take allergies seriously

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies

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