Village Deli and Grill

2 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches, Soup
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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500 Daniels Street
Raleigh, NC 27605

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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No gf menu but when I asked, staff explained all the items they could do gf (most of the menu!) Staff was very knowledgeable about celiac, said they have a separate fryer and they change gloves for gf orders. They also have gf panko for breaded items, and gf bread. They double checked salad dressings to be sure they were gf when I ordered. And they have great fries!

Safety


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

— Very

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 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 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Do not eat here if you have celiac disease. They do have gf options on their menu, however there is a lot of cross contamination in the kitchen. I ate here a few years ago and they were better about cross contamination, but every time I’ve ate here recently I got very sick. I thought the fryer was safe but the cook told me it is only safe when they are not busy, which to me means it must not be gf at all times. I confirmed it with stomach pain shortly after eating the sweet potato fries.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Poor

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I was a little skeptical since they have lots of regular bread. But, fries are fried separately for GF and i have eaten sandwiches here many times and never had an issue.

Sweet potato fries & grilled chicken sandwich with Swiss, avocado, tomato and lettuce is AMAZING! Always my go-to

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
  • Soup

Categories

  • Deli
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff didn't know GF options well. Breads were not bad for GF.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This was my favorite place to eat in Raleigh until I ate there yesterday; I was always delighted with the food and experience but yesterday I got super sick - even after telling the cashier that I have Celiac and having the kitchen remake my sandwich because it wasn't grilled on foil. Not sure if the management changed or new hires haven't been properly trained but I would caution people to be SUPER CAREFUL and annoyingly insistent because this isn't a completely safe choice for Celiacs anymore ☹

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gf bread choices. Staff very helpful. Great sandwich with gf sunflower bread.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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The BEST gluten free sandwich I've EVER had!! So many choices of Gfree bread my head was spinning!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Updated 8 years ago read full review

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INCREDIBLE!!! I can honestly say it's the best sandwich I have ever had! Pretty much everything can be made g free with choice of pita or regular bread!! I got another sandwich to go for later!! Also, actual options of desserts!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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I had a delicious turkey pastrami sandwixh on GF white bread - the other GF options were sunflower, a roll, or pita. Also spotted a couple of GF desserts in the case.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Several gluten free bread options and desserts. My favorite is the California chicken salad on gf sunflower seed bread! Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I had a roast beef sandwich on a gluten free roll here and it was pretty good. They also offer a couple of other gluten free bread options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Sensitive

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I have been to village deli several times since my diagnosis. I have a gluten sensitivity but the staff do not understand celiac. The first time I went after diagnosis, I was not given gluten free bread despite requesting and emphasizing why I needed gluten free bread. They did correct the mistake but the food item I had ordered was not gluten free (black bean burger) and no one on staff noticed when I asked for the food item and if it had gluten in it. I had made sure to ask several times, the chef came out and said it was gluten free. I only found this out when a family member went to get me a black bean burger and the staff on that day JUST HAPPENED to know that the black bean burger had gluten in it! The fries are all fried in gluten contaminated oil. If you have no gluten issues the food is wonderful. If you have celiac, educate the staff as they do not know if their food has gluten in it. It was an incredibly frustrating experience both times. I will not be returning.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Gluten Intolerant

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Yummy and healthy! Gluten free bread and desserts available too. Will definitely be back!

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

Overall Rating

Review


My sandwich was delicious! I will definitely be back. They have gluten free bread but I’m not sure about cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Overall Rating

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I asked the person taking orders about gluten free options to which she responded,"We have vegetarian. Does that work?" I explained they're very different things, and asked me what exactly gluten is again. We left.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Overall Rating

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Tried this place multiple times and had a great experience each time. Good sandwiches on GF bread.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

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