Wheat's End Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 136 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 25 more

2873 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657 Directions

(773) 770-3527
  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 days ago

    Their dishes are so tasty that all the non-celiac dining companions I’ve brought here have thought they were not sacrificing anything by going GF. Get the honey butter and cheddar chive biscuits. Simply amazing!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    This restaurant is 100% safe. And sooo good—not just good for GF.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    I had some items I absolutely couldn’t find elsewhere at this location. I had a beautiful lox eggs Benedict with asparagus. It was so amazing. Celiac friendly. No gluten in sight. I had a cucumber seltzer water that was so refreshing too. ❤️

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    What’s not to love with a gluten free cafe!! The waffles and bagels were amazing!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    Great food and love having everything gluten free. Blueberry pancakes and avocado toast both delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try more.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    So many wonderful options. I had the eggs Benedict, cinnamon roll and popover. Everything was safe but the bread itself was touch and difficult to chew. The cinnamon roll was better than most gf I have had, but not soft and fluffy like it needed to be. The English muffin and popover were tough as well. Maybe overturned dough or lack of polymer replacement for the gluten.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Love this place!!! Wish there was a location in a closer - or not so congested - neighborhood.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Try the popover! It’s the closest gf item I’ve ever had that’s closest to a croissant

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Popovers are delicious! Friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    One of Chicago’s safest and best GF restaurants

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Literally was able to have all of the breakfasts that I haven’t been able to eat in four years since discovering I couldn’t eat gluten or dairy and thought I would never have again! I have three different plates in front of me every time. Chocolate chip waffles, short rib and bagel with lox are my all time favorites, though everything I’ve tried there is AMAZING.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Epicly delicious, can't go wrong with thier brand menu. Yum!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Everything here is 100% gluten free and it’s delicious. I got the chocolate chip pancakes and they were the best gluten free pancakes I’ve ever had. If I had ordered them at a restaurant that wasn’t a dedicated gluten free facility, I would’ve been nervous about eating them because I would’ve been sure that they were serving me food that had gluten in it. They were that good. My mom got a panini and she said the bread didn’t even taste gluten free. It was a great experience.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    On my list to visit again next time I’m in the Chicago area. Great gluten free restaurant.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Best place to eat for 100% GF, great food, great service.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Everything is GF. Great food! But they don’t open until 10am, even on weekdays.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    Anamazing place to eat!! A must try!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Amazing food! The cheddar biscuit is the best thing I’ve eaten in a long time!! I wish I lived closer because I would be here all the time!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I wish I could give more stars. This place is wonderful. Totally get it. They are corn-free as well as gluten-free. Food was fantastic.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    I love this place! I don’t live around here, but my family and I make a point to take the hike just for this wonderful restaurant. As a celiac, it’s amazing to be in an environment where you 100% know that you’re safe. The food is really good- lots of options outside of the baked goods & we love the decor in the place. Might wanna check the hours before you go though- sometimes we have to wait because we get there too early or it’s closed. But I highly recommend this to anyone who’s anywhere near Chicago!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    This place is amazing! Definitely go there~ the whole place is GF. They have Vegan options too

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    This place is adorable, the staff is friendly, and our meal was delicious! As a celiac, it was such a treat to be able to order anything off the menu! We enjoyed a lovely brunch and hope to be back next time we are in town.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    This place is very close to my house, and it's a great place to pick up muffins, cookies, cupcakes/mini cakes, and other breakfast options. The menu is amazing and all gluten free and delicious, definitely stop in some time! It’s my favorite restaurant and I’ve never had anything I didn’t like

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Truly wonderful business, staff, and food. As a celiac of 26 years, it's pretty amazing to find a place like this that consistently provides good gluten free food and increasing menu options. I love eating here! I've never gotten sick, and the people are always lovely. My non-GF boyfriend loves coming here as well! It's really a celiac's haven.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    This place is amazing. Everything I have tried was wonderful. And they are a 100% dedicated gluten free kitchen. They even have signs banning outside food and drink because of possible cross contamination.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Everything was delicious; can't wait to visit Chicago again.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    3 rating
    9 months ago

    Spoke with the cafe this morning, they use a soy spray for all their baking pans so every item that's baked in the store is covered in soy. So many people who need gf also have other allergies there are so many options for baking spray why use a common allergen?

    Comment from business owner Hello Rachel, After reading your recent review of the Wheat’s End Café on Find Me Gluten Free, we feel that is very important to clarify our use of pan spray for our baked items. You say “they use a soy spray for all their baking pans so every item that’s baked in the store is covered in soy” Firstly, the pan spray we use is not a “soy spray” – it is a non-GMO canola oil spray. It is Kirkland Signature brand from Costco - www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature-Canola-Oil-Cooking-Spray-17-oz Secondly, there is no soy protein in the spray – it contains a very minor amount of non-GMO soy lecithin. Most soy sensitive individuals can tolerate soy lecithin. This article gives a fairly clear explanation of the differences - https://farrp.unl.edu/soy-lecithin As you know, the whole premise of our café is to cater to folks with gluten intolerances. We also go out of our way to avoid other allergens as we do realize that celiac sufferers often have multiple intolerances. The café staff member you spoke to was correctly informing you of the presence of an allergen, however minimal, and we regret that there has obviously been a miscommunication. For the few with an extreme soy intolerance, our bakery will, with advance notice, custom bake using a different spray for a small upcharge. Pan sprays without soy lecithin are quite expensive, but we are actually in the process of tracking down an economical alternative. Please feel free to contact our bakery if you would like to consider placing a custom order. Sincerely, The Wheat’s End Team

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    this place is amazing.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    So nice to be able to order anything off the menu. Well went for brunch on a Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it! Donuts, cinnamon rolls, egg sandwiches, all sorts of yummy treats.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    This is an amazing 100% dedicated gluten-free facility. I ate donuts! The staff was excellent, especially Taylor! The popover and gravy entree was perfection. Amazing, flawless hollandaise with the short ribs. Perfect way to end a trip to Chicago.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    100% dedicated to gluten free. Food was delicious. Highly recommend!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The restaurant is 100% dedicated gluten free. There are signs that say not outside food so they can ensure that it stays 100% GF. I ordered the cheddar pretzel bread and the cinnamon roll and both were SO GOOD and I didn't get sick!!! My sister (not celiac or gluten free) ordered an omelette and said it was the best she's ever had. My mom just ordered some of the potatoes and they were amazing. If you are in Chicago this place is an absolute must visit restaurant!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent brunch. Definitely celiac safe!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So good we had to go again before we left! The pancakes are unbelievable, I would eat them every day if I could and so would my kids! The fact that their gf and vegan is the icing on the cake. Wish you would come to Minneapolis!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Popover is amazing!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place is fantastic. Stock up on their frozen baked goods!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had a wonderful experience when I went to Wheat's End a few weeks ago when I was in Chicago. Everything was gluten free. The food and drinks were great. The atmosphere and the service was outstanding.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The amazing is overwhelming! Such a wonderfully delicious place!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place was absolutely incredible! 100% GF café. Very nice atmosphere and food was the best GF I have ever had. The Nutella pancakes were out of this world, the pancake itself was the best GF pancake I have ever had. Everything was so fresh. The cheesy pretzel baguette was also delicious, and a nice option for those of us with celiac who don't usually get to enjoy things like this. 10/10 recommend. It was worth the uber there/back and the satisfaction of knowing there is no cross-contamination is wonderful.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This restaurant is amazing! I have several other allergies including gluten and they were incredibly helpful with finding things I could eat on the menu!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    100% GF cafe. Great atmosphere, great food. Well worth the trip. My 15 yr old daughter gives it 413 stars.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious! My children were thrilled to eat out and have anything in the menu...muffins, French toast, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and much more!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing GF pancakes! I had a fill stack of blueberry and my wife got a half stack of Nutella. And it's not on the menu, but they have some delicious crispy bacon in a cup to help prevent going overboard on carbs.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    So good. We ordered pumpkin donut (yum) , cinnamon bun , fritters with hummus (amazing) and pretzel with cheese. The pretzel bread with cheese was just ok. But overall very nice place.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Such a gem in the city although not downtown. Luckily we had a car so we easily got there. Not sure how long it would take /cost from downtown with public transport. My GF daughter was so happy she could eat anything she wanted. My dairy free daughter was happy to get a safe meal as well. The whole family was satisfied with their meals. We will definitely recommend and return.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Surprised how busy it was in the morning! The seasoned potatoes w sweet potatoes were delish along w the GF apple cinnamon roll. Not a fan of the popover. It's basically a hollowed out stale roll. I guess that's what popovers are though. But the honey butter is tasty. I had a couple other allergens which they checked before placing order. Husband is not GF and liked the prosciutto Benedict. Did not get sick, looking forward to coming back.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wow. Just wow. This place was like a dream come true for me. We had French toast, Nutella pancakes, spicy potatoes, and a popover (the popover is a MUST). I was elated!! Soo good for breakfast or brunch! If felt so good to be "normal" for a meal :)

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Wide variety of delicious gluten free items!! Placed an order to go, went on Saturday- the place was hopping!! The POP-OVER with honey butter is a must. Also tried the apple cinnamon roll & the cinnamon raisin bagels. Will definitely be back to try more!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    If you are GF and traveling to Chicago, you must make this a destination! The entire restaurant is GF. My family was so excited that we ordered almost everything on the menu-- they had to bring it out in shifts! 😜It was so nice to order bagels, popovers, muffins, pancakes, waffles... all without worry. The food is delicious, too!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent food. 100% gluten free. I had the French toast and nitrate-free bacon. My husband had the blueberry Belgian waffle and a scrambled egg. I preferred his waffle to my French toast but both were good. We both had a hot chocolate as well.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cookies
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Scones
  • Soup
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
10 am - 3 pm
Thursday
10 am - 3 pm
Friday
10 am - 3 pm
Saturday
9 am - 3 pm
Sunday
9 am - 3 pm
Notes
Our weekday menu (Tuesday to Friday) now offers delicious egg sandwiches, soup, salads. Brunch as usual on Saturday and Sunday.

Nearby restaurants

Do you own a gluten-free friendly business?
Contact us to talk about your advertising options.