donuts and noodles

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 33 ratings
$$Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Donuts + 5 more
69% of 26 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7607 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Directions

(719) 520-9299
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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    The food is delicious, however both celiac family members have gotten sick after eating here and they tried it a few times thinking it was from something else. Those of us who are just intolerant have done fine, but definitely questionable for those with celiacs.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    I don’t trust this place as far as I could throw it. There is no way these donuts are gluten free. They may have been at one time, but they most certainly are not now. This place came highly recommended by friends and family who are new to gluten free diets and celiac disease, but do admit to cheating. My celiac daughter was sick very soon after eating here and spent the day in agony. Please avoid if you have celiac disease.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I last ate here over a year and a half ago. Aside from a sauce the dinner dishes were all gf and the plain donuts and donut holes were gluten free but not the filled donuts. She wouldn’t guarantee gf since she did not have testing done. However the owner is celiac. I had a great experience several times without reaction. I was going to go back more recently but was concerned about the recent reviews and am curious to know what has changed because when I was there it was so good and I am so sensitive but had no reaction

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Love this place. First time in 10 years I can safely eat real donuts, kolaches, croissants, and dinner rolls that rival the gluten loaded stuff. Very sweet owners. I usually order a dozen of each via phone a few days ahead .

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    One of the owners of this place is celiac. They are for sure gluten free. I love this place and I am so glad they are here. These donuts are AMAZING

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Oct 14th my wif4e & I ordered donut holes & applefriters. We are gluten sensitive & asked the elder lady behind the counter several times if the pastries were gluten free. She couldn't speak english but replied several times that the pastries were good & nodded okay. Two days later both my wife & I have stomach discomfort & problems. We are certain that the pastries are not gluten free. Anyone gluten sensitive should avoid this place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    I haven't had a donut in so long. It was amazing!!! My best friend is celiac and I bought a dozen to take home to her. The food is delicious too. Wish I could have found out about this place sooner!!

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I went there and asked if it was gluten free. The women was very nice and she said yes. Gave me free donuts to try. They were delicious and I was super excited until I started throwing up. Now Im severely sick. I dont understand why someone would say they are and really not be gluten free. Dont you understand that can make people extremely sick? I get sick for days as the gluten goes through my colon. Back pain, leg pain, spasming colon. Thanks!

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We went there because it was a recommended "gf donut". I asked which donuts were gf, the lady stated that none of them were and it's only "special". I asked her if there was a special day for gf donuts, she said no! She said we would be fine even though we needed gf. I bought a dozen donuts and they were delicious, but my son, who needed gf didn't eat them. She tried to get him to taste one and he said "no thank you". I said "he cannot, he will be sick, that's why we requested gf!" She just laughed! Delicious donuts, definitely not gf or celiac safe :(

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I have Celiac, and I bought a dozen of the donuts. When I opened the container I realized that they looked and smelled too good to be true. I thought that I should test them. I have the EZ Gluten testing kit from Elisa Technologies, and it has not been wrong yet. These donuts scored a high positive on the test. So glad I didn't eat them.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great donuts! I have celiac and have never had a problem. The donuts are to die for!!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The donuts are probably sorcery! I've never had a better donut, gluten or not. I have gotten very sick from them, and (more often) not sick at all. I usually think it's worth the chance, but if it was my child with celiac disease and up to me to protect her I would not let her eat here.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Supposed to be celiac safe...my daughter has gotten sick (vomiting for hours) after eating donuts here 2x. Will not be back due to not safe for celiac daughter :(

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    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The donuts were amazing! They actually tasted like wheat donuts. I have a gluten and egg allergy. I did not have any trouble. My daughter, on the other hand, is more sensitive than I am. She did have a reaction. She is also allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Although the donuts were gluten, egg, and nut free, they were definitely cross contaminated with something. I will continue to eat there, but I won't risk my daughter having another reaction.

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    We went here after reading the rave "Celiac safe" reviews. After speaking with the owner, and hearing her say there was an 85% chance they were gluten free, we stupidly choose to eat donuts thinking perhaps we misunderstood her. Both my son and I, both Celiac, were terribly sick. I even had to take steroids to tame the cramps and puking. True celiacs beware.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Previously known as "Vietnamese Garden", it has the same cook, Lilly, that is celiac and truly understands gluten-free. Food was very flavorful although the menu is limited and donuts are only available in the morning. Great hole-in-the-wall find!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    We just had there donut holes, long john, sour cream fritter, and a cinnamon role and had no problems even non-celiac folks will love it

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    This place is amazing!! Basically everything except for the sandwiches and hoisen and soy sauces (on the table) is gluten free. INCLUDING THE DONUTS!!! I talked to the owner and she said that she uses a combination of potato, rice, and almond flour. She doesn't use wheat in any of her cooking. The owner was so nice, since it was my first time trying her donuts she gave me a bag for free!! I had the chicken noodle bowl and spring rolls for dinner and they both were delicious. I love this place!!!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Seriously amazing place! Donuts are phenomenal!! Taste just like I remember the regular kind tasted like, AND I got to try the types of donuts I never even had a chance to try before going GF! The Vietnamese dishes are delicious! We had chicken egg rolls (OMG!), pork noodle bowl, and pho. Loved every bite of it! Customer service is out of this world! We can't wait til we go back to Colorado again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Owner is celiac.... I have never had a better doughnut... gf or not!!! Really amazing yeast raised... like a whole case full! No cross contamination... all GF!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    One of my favorites. Great asian food as well as the donuts blow any other donuts you've had out of the water. You're wrong if you have not tried them.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I can't believe after eating here so many times and recommending this place to so many people I forgot to write a review! It is amazing walking in and being able to choose any of the donuts. They are all amazing! They look and taste like the real deal. I have brought them to work to share with all the gluten eating guys and even they loved them. Everything is made from scratch to avoid possible allergens. She makes her own powdered sugar to avoid cornstarch. She makes her own soy sauce without soy. Truly amazing.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    So good. Technically it's a dedicated gluten business She doesn't cook with gluten the owner has celiac. The donuts are fun. All gf. And her menu is gf. Everything is fresh and light. Basil and mint galore. So good. Egg rolls are fried with rice paper She doesn't cook with soy either. Come and support her. Such good food

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    DONUTS. Two years, no donuts, and these are perfect. So perfect that it's a little scary, honestly, but it's been two days and I'm not sick. I've also had a pig-in-a-blanket, it was so so very good and lovely with Sriracha. My husband is also eating the spring rolls right now and he says they are good and very fresh.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Never thought I would have a donut again, and these are fantastic. The rest of my family enjoys them just as much as I do.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I have seen multiple recommendations for the donuts here, but was a little skeptical that they were really that good. They ARE that good! I tried the eclair and a donut hole, and both were awesome. Can't wait to try more! I'm really not a big donut person, but when I want one I *really* want one, and these hit the spot!

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    my family loves the food here, and having gf donuts that are just like a regular donut is amazing. The question is whether or not the donuts truly are gf. But, the food on the menu is a definite go.:-)

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    It was probably not a good thing (for my weight) that I tried one of their delicious GF donuts! Oh my goodness! The taste and texture are just like I remember a donut should be. And they are ALL GF! So yummy!

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    Just had donuts from this place and yum! Made with potato and rice flour- so delicious:). They also serve gluten free Vietnamese food. Can't wait to try out other foods.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Donuts
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Asian
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Vietnamese
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
7 am - 8 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 8 pm
Thursday
7 am - 8 pm
Friday
7 am - 8 pm
Saturday
7 am - 8 pm
Sunday
7 am - 8 pm
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