Venti's Cafe and Taphouse

5 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Beer
Safety Rating
5 ratings

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2840 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97302

Most Recent Reviews


Gluten Intolerant

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Nice menu, well marked for GF and Vegen options. Excellent bowls with multiple gf meat and vegan protein choices. I gave four hearts on safety due to server behaviors and care, but I cannot speak to cross contamination issues in the kitchen.

GF beer available.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Menu is clearly marked with gluten-free items. As I ordered I said I was ordering the gluten-free yellow curry with brown rice, and the gluten-free Moroccan chicken. I then said I am ordering gluten-free because I have celiac disease. The waitress made eye contact with me, said understood, and wrote that on my order. It is an hour after I ate, I have no symptoms, my symptoms usually start at about 30 minutes. I will definitely be going back, I love the yellow curry.

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff, separate fryer so chips and fries are a safe option! GF items are clearly marked on menu. Highly recommend!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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/All

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Beer
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Asian
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Japanese
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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My favorite in Salem! Extremely celiac friendly. GF only fryers. Beer cheese soup with GF beer. Clearly marked menus. Highly recommend.

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
  • 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/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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Menu marked with gluten free items. I needed to ask for a bit of clarification to understand it better. I followed up with a question about the Peanut Sauce on Thai Peanut Bowl, apparently they use different peanut sauces and some are not gluten free. Had gluten free beer on tap as well as hard ciders. Staff very nice and helpful.

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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Staff is generally knowledge but make sure to let them know you are celiac. Menus are labeled with information about what items are gluten free. Shared fryer, do not order fried items.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good food! Very accommodating. Loved the dairy free sauces, dedicated fryer, lots of options. Diner/bar food

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a delicious salad and the avocado ranch dressing was amazing. I enjoyed my meal very much.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Let them know about your gluten sensitivity- they will make sure you get GF tortilla chips and sauces. Probably one of the best GF options in Salem :)

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Our waiter was very knowledgable and informative. My son is gluten intolerant not full Celiac so I can't attest to it being 100% Celiac approved. But I feel like they totally knew what they were offering (vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, gluten free and more all labeled on the menu) and they did have a gluten free dedicated frier so I would say they were VERY Celiac friendly. Did I mention the food was delicious and so were the beers. Next time we pass through Salem, we will be stopping here again!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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First time I ate there I didn't get sick, second time I did. I decided to give it another try, which normally I would never do but I really enjoyed going there and I got sick again. I was really bummed.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Limited menu. Food is okay. But, staff understood.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Have been to the downtown location a couple times with no problems however this one experience and trip to this location has me not wanting to go back. Ordered multiple items off the gluten free menu and the waiter accidentally forgot to sub a gluten free bun on my hamburger. No problem except the girl running the food was rude about the bun issue when I brought up. Our waiter himself had actually apologized greatly. The real kicker though was that we could here all dialogue between the girl and chef. He was less than pleased to make me a whole new burger and we heard him say it will be a while which it was. He was fussy even when he put the plate up on in the service window and gruffly said "here" to the waitress. She brought it those ten feet to our table offered no condiments and my burger was well done not medium rare. And here I am today feeling the effects of cross contamination which I have not gotten at the other location. So I guess go here if you trust the chef and other staff members are having a good day.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Good gluten free menu, the staff was prepared to answer questions, even on a very busy weekend night. A little pretentious for my taste but solid options.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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