Wheat's End Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 79 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Pizza + 18 more

2873 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657 Directions

(773) 770-3527
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    4 ratingApril 09, 2017

    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!

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2017

    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!

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2017

    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.

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    4 ratingMarch 14, 2017

    Great food but limited in options. Had a delicious panini. Very helpful and nice staff.

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    5 ratingMarch 10, 2017

    Best Gluten Free dessert place I have been able to find! The staff is very friendly and they have an ingredients book for you to review all of their items which is so helpful! I also cannot have dairy, honey and maple sugar so I have beyond thankful for this book. I am so happy I was able to find donuts and cinnamon rolls here that are gluten and dairy free. Plus, they are DELICIOUS!! Thank you!

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2017

    This place is amazing for brunch! It was so refreshing to be able to order anything from an entire menu! Our table of four tried the yogurt, Belgian waffle, eggs Benedict, cinnamon roll, bacon and a breakfast sandwich. We were all pleased with our meals. How nice to not have to worry about cross contamination for a change. I would highly recommend Wheat's End to those avoiding gluten and their friends too. We need more all gluten free restaurants in this world! Bravo!👏🤘

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    5 ratingFebruary 11, 2017

    Wow! This food is wonderful! I loved the pancakes and nitrate free bacon. Portions are large. This place was enjoyed by even the non gluten free people in our party.

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    5 ratingJanuary 12, 2017

    Awesome place!! Kind of a hike from downtown but worth it

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    5 ratingDecember 21, 2016

    A celiac's dream. Outstanding food and service. Go here!

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    5 ratingNovember 26, 2016

    Wonderful popovers! Best part is everything is gluten free. They have signs on the table reminding people not to bring outside food into the cafe. A must go!!

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    5 ratingOctober 30, 2016

    I have Celiac disease and I live in AR. We don't have a lot of GF restaurant options. This is why I am in absolute heaven when we come to Chicago! We have eaten breakfast here the past 3 mornings. I can't imagine there being a better place in Chicago to eat breakfast. Plus this is a dedicated GF facility. We've had the sausage & gravy popover with scrambled eggs, cinnamon rolls, French toast, pancakes! We loved it all! So thankful for this amazing place! 💗

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    5 ratingOctober 23, 2016

    Do not miss!! It's a must go especially for any gf eaters.

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    5 ratingOctober 22, 2016

    Want gluten? Go somewhere else because there isn't any here. The place was packed, and for good reason.

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    2 ratingOctober 16, 2016

    Very cute place! was super excited to have a completely gluten free restaurant/café. My husband and I tried their doughnuts and had a cup of coffee. The doughnuts were more like a bland, warm cupcake that was in the shape of a doughnut...definitely not the texture or taste we were hoping for.

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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    Amazing! Can't say enough about how great this GF food was. My wife is also Dairy Free, and there were loads of options for her as well. the service is very friendly. Our son has no allergies and had the GF Pancakes and said they were some of the best he ever had. GF Bagel is unreal. This is a must go. Only wish there was one of these in Australia!!

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    5 ratingSeptember 26, 2016

    Perfect! Everything on the Menu is Glutenfree

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    5 ratingSeptember 24, 2016

    My wife has CD and this was the first time she could reach over and taste what I was having. I had the eggs Benedict and she had the waffles. Everything was delicious; can't wait to visit Chicago again.

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    5 ratingSeptember 10, 2016

    Awesome food! Service was not great.

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    5 ratingSeptember 06, 2016

    Wonderful place to eat GF in Lincoln Park. The popovers are fantastic and the prices are reasonable.

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    5 ratingAugust 28, 2016

    Food was phenomenal. Service was only okay.

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    5 ratingAugust 25, 2016

    Delicious! I wish I could include a pic of my wonderful meal. The breakfast sandwich with the everything bagel is fantastic. I also tried a half stack of blueberry pancakes, which were very good. I'll definitely return the next time I'm in the city.

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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    The cheddar chive biscuits are to die for! A must have for any GF person! Wonderful restaurant!

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    Such a wonderful restaurant!! I ordered more than I could eat. Half stack of pancakes, egg sandwich on an everything bagel, potatoes, fritters, with a biscuit and a donut to-go. It was seriously delicious. My favorite spot from my entire trip to Chicago.

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    5 ratingAugust 10, 2016

    Omg the donuts are magical! Such a cute place with friendly knowledgable staff. We also had omelette frittatas paninis and cookies and all were fantastic. Wish there was one in my city!

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    5 ratingAugust 06, 2016

    This place is AWESOME. Super cute decor and ambiance and REALLY good food. All baked goods we had were great, but the cinnamon rolls, cheddar biscuits, and popovers were truly fabulous. and gravy! New favorite spot in Chicago!

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2016

    I came to have pancakes, but fell head over heels in LOVE with the cheddar chive biscuit. Everything here is fantastic! The atmosphere, the wait staff, the food! Oh yes, the food! I left completely stuffed and still regretting I couldn't try more things. These are the gluten free bread products I thought I could only dream about. Not to be missed!!!

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    5 ratingJuly 14, 2016

    This place is so cozy, clean and adorable. Even my 3 wheat eating friends said this was their favorite place that we ate when we were on vacation. Awesome food and super nice employees! I can't wait to go to Chicago again because I'm going back to Wheat's End Cafe.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2016

    This was so good!!! the staff was so nice and caring.I had the Hot Chocolate and that was really good. I ordered the chocolate chip pancakes and... I have no words to describe the taste. it was so good

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    5 ratingJune 27, 2016

    Delicious. Felt so safe there.

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    5 ratingJune 19, 2016

    The food was delicious! Even my picky eater, who is 5, had no complaints. The staff was fantastic and so friendly!

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    5 ratingJune 08, 2016

    Literally had to grasp the fact that every menu item was made gluten free. Terrific variety of muffins, English muffins, bagels and donuts. The spicy potatoes are an amazing addition to an omelette or breakfast sandwich. They also have almond Milk lattes, mochas, etc. The owner, ambience and location make this place pretty unbeatable. I use this app for most if not all of my gluten free experiences and post this review in hopes that people reading this will enjoy this eating experience as well.

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    5 ratingJune 04, 2016

    I have not been to the restaurant, but we met them at the Schaumburg GF expo. Their bagels and English muffins made me almost weep! We bought a couple bags at the expo, but not enough!

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    4 ratingJune 03, 2016

    What a great feeling to be able to eat at a restaurant with GUSTO! Wheat's End Cafe is a rare gem as a 100% Gluten Free establishment. Each table has a small sign reminding customers to NOT bring in food from outside and to help maintain a GF atmosphere. That said the food it's self could be a little better. I visited twice. On my first visit I had french toast and two eggs over medium and coffee. The french toast is served with a delicious compote that helps ease the dryness of the bread. For my second visit I had a short stack of blueberry pancakes again with a side if eggs over medium. The eggs were cooked to perfection, but again the pancakes were a little dry ( melting the butter in between the pancakes and extra syrup helped). I wonder if they could add say..applesauce or something creamy like...creme fraiche(sp) to remedy that? Over all my experience was a good one. when I move to Chicago it will be a place I visit frequently. OH! And the Donuts are to die for <3 !!

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    5 ratingMay 19, 2016

    omg if I could die from delicious, this would be the place that does it.

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    5 ratingMay 08, 2016

    So exciting to grab food to go on way to Wrigley and a fantastic fresh donut!

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    4 ratingMay 08, 2016

    Very good brunch. I especially enjoyed their zucchini waffles. We didn't live the gf donuts or scones (a bit dry) but there were so many options that we were still thrilled and have returned a few times.

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    5 ratingApril 10, 2016

    Celiac Heaven! I was so relieved to go in here and know that I could eat anything that was in the menu. 😍

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2016

    100% gluten-free, and I almost never have to wait for a table. Their menu is reasonably priced, I brunch here very frequently, like almost every weekend 😳 if you're looking for a review checkout lifesabeacham.com for foodie pics and menu details. I ❤️ this place! They do all their own gluten free baked goods- and have extensive vegan options as well. I believe they used to be Senza bakery as that's what shows up when I pay for my meal on the reciept. Their gluten free popover is like no other.

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    5 ratingMarch 31, 2016

    I had my very first real delicious gluten free bagel here, and I was so excited! There is a variety of gluten free options here, and a gluten free menu. The staff is very friendly, and there was a lovely space to eat. I am not from Chicago, but I can still enjoy the delicious gluten free food because you can order from them.

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    5 ratingMarch 28, 2016

    Awesome! Delicious meatloaf, soup, waffles, paninis, etc. so nice to be able to relax....totally gluten free restaurant but everyone will want to eat here anyways!

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    5 ratingMarch 18, 2016

    The most amazing place in the world ! Just had breakfast here and from the amazing coffee and mimosas to the gf pancakes !!! I've never come across a place like this! The minute I get home I am ordering things to be shipped home. Bagels and pancakes are a must! Although potatoes are gluten free naturally these ones are something to write home about ! Must try!

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    5 ratingFebruary 06, 2016

    This place makes me want to cry with joy. I can eat EVERYTHING! And I'm not worried while dining that I might accidentally get glutened. I just wish there were more locations, and one closer to me.

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    5 ratingJanuary 27, 2016

    Best gf bagel I've ever had!

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    5 ratingJanuary 03, 2016

    if i could have, i would have licked the bowl after finishing the popover with sausage gravy. Best breakfast since i was diagnosed. If you get the chance, go.

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    5 ratingDecember 05, 2015

    Best gluten and dairy free menu I've found. The brunch was amazing! You won't regret coming here.

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    5 ratingDecember 01, 2015

    L❤️VE Wheat's End!!!! Some of the best GF food, whether or not you need to avoid gluten! Guess that's why they say, "Surprisingly gluten free!"

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    4 ratingNovember 25, 2015

    EXCELLENT panini breakfast sandwich. family members disappointed with french toast special...only 1 piece of bread with small fruit cup. glad we found this place though. nice atmosphere.

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    5 ratingNovember 01, 2015

    If you are looking for delicious, truly safe gluten-free food, come to Wheat's End Cafe. My family ordered 5 things to share, and everything was scrumptious! We enjoyed banana waffles, ginger pear pancakes (my favorite), pumpkin donuts (family voted this as their favorite), and 2 egg omelet with cheddar, onions, and peppers with salad and chive mini rolls. My kids said the almond flour hot chocolate was the best they ever tasted. My coffee was the perfect match with the sweetness of the pancakes. I wish we would have visited Chicago longer to eat here more than once! It was the best gluten-free I have ever tasted.

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    5 ratingSeptember 21, 2015

    outstanding meal! everything is gluten free! I had a sweet and salty panini and a chocolate chip cookie. very tasty. small menu but gluten free done right. I will definitely eat here again.

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    It was so nice to go somewhere 100% gluten free. Everything was delicious. I especially liked the potatoes and warm cinnamon roll. I took some desserts to go and especially enjoyed the pumpkin donut. The staff were also very helpful and friendly!

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Notes
Our weekday menu (Tuesday to Friday) now offers delicious egg sandwiches, soup, salads. Brunch as usual on Saturday and Sunday.

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