White Duck Taco Shop

7 recent ratings
$$ • Taco Restaurant
57% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
12 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC 28803

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Always hate when I can’t eat the chips in a Mexican place. Can’t here. However, have a number of options she pointed out that are safe for Celiacs. I had jerk chicken and purple slaw tacos. Nice combination of sweet and spicy. So far, so good. 😉

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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The food was delicious and the menu marked GF. Unfortunately I’m not sure they count for cross contamination. I had a minor reaction after eating and upon further research seems that the chips are in shared fryer and cooktop is shared. I probably will try again to see if they will clean cook surface for me. The register gal was so excited to tell me they understood GF and items with a yellow star are GF.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Corn tortillas are made in a facility that also processes wheat. Thank you to the staff for letting me see the packaging! (Points deducted for telling me they were gluten free and contradicting me when I said they weren’t.)

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 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

  • Tacos

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Mexican
  • Restaurant

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They serve food that they advertise as Gluten Free but fry their chips in a shared fryer and grill their corn tortillas on a shared grill.

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No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Their menu has stars to identify which tacos/starters are gluten free. I tried the Thai peanut and the jerk chicken tacos... SO STINKING GOOD!!! I definitely recommend coming in and trying if you a gluten sensitive or celiac. I have celiac and did well eating here.

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There were plenty of gluten free choices including bahn mi tofu, jerk chicken, and mole duck. I’m vegetarian, and I noticed multiple options for gf vegetarian fare! Quick service and tasty food!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We ate at the downtown and River Arts District locations and had NO issues. The staff was wonderful and especially helpful in the city location. Tried multiple and would recommend the steak or the fish taco for traditional flavors and the pork belly taco was amazing.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff seem to not be trained on gluten free. Overall not the best tacos just generally. Didn’t feel great after eating here.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Staff in front was not informed whatsoever about what was gluten free or not, outside of the fact that they used corn tortillas. My husband is celiac and had one of the worst glutenings in years from this restaurant after being assured everything he ordered was safe - and was also marked safe on the menu.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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White Duck has a nice selection of tacos marked GF. Unfortunately, they also tell you the chips are GF and unless you ask the right questions, you will assume they are telling the truth. Turns out, the chips are fried in a shared fryer and they claim they are still GF because they cook them at 350 degrees. Sad they are allowing what could be one of the best places in town for Celiacs become the most dangerous for us to eat in.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff was knowledgeable. Good corn tacos and interesting options

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fryer is NOT GF! Corn tacos are made on same surface as wheat flour tacos! Chips are marked GF but aren’t. Cashier tried to convince me the FDA says anything deep fried over 375 degrees is automatically GF. Beware, this is not true! Just Google it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious tacos! We will definitly come back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best tacos I’ve had in my entire life. The duck and pork belly tacos were amazing. The menu is marked with GF items. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Wasn’t very Celiac gf friendly at all. Chips are fried with non gf items, yet they tell you they are gf. None of us enjoyed the tacos, gf or not.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Lots of GF options. Our son, who had celiac, loved it. It is a popular site for both GF and nonGF. Packed house.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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I went here four times during my trip and couldn't get enough, all of their tacos are made on corn tortillas unless otherwise stated and everything on their menu is marked properly! So delicious!

I would highly recommend for anyone who likes different and unique street tacos!

If you're like me and have an appetite, I would recommend doing three tacos, I left completely full and happy every time!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here with my son who has celiac without any difficulty at all. Food was delicious and he did not have any reactions.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Yum! Staff was helpful and informed. Our 2 kids with celiac ate here with us with plenty of options and no issues after. Fun, local and good food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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4/5 because they share the grill with the tacos that are not marked as safe for celiac people, however, I am MADLY in love with their fish taco and their pork belly and pickled watermelon rind taco. And I have yet to react too the grill! They even clean it for me sometimes! I go as often as I can!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great little shop serving a creative taco menu. We tried duck; fish; and a BBQ dishes. They were all great! We will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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