Whole Foods

6 ratings
$ • Natural Foods Store
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Beer, Cider, Dessert
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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300 Bergen Town Center
Paramus, NJ 07652

Most Recent Reviews


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Frozen selection is good but there are too many times where some of the hot food bar items don't have the ingredients listed or they will list the allergy containing ingredients on the bottom but then when you read the entire ingredient list is has gluten?! It doesn't make any sense. I have also seen people use spoons from a gluten item that is sitting right next to a non gluten item and use it, cross contaminating the food.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I only come here for the gluten free lunch bar options - I love the Tikka Masala. They carefully label allergens on the list of ingredients for each dish. Look carefully before choosing though, some shoppers double dip the utensils.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Very few GF options whole foods has really gone downhill

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 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

  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Dessert

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Grocery Store
  • Lunch
  • Natural Foods Store
  • Organic

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Updated 9 years ago read full review

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This store has Gluten Bread in the same location as the Gluten Free bread and Gluten Free muffins. If that was not bad enough, now they have no more than one to two feet away an open GLUTEN cookie bar that has cookies in open bins. There are no lids and there are cookie crumbs being swept up on a continual basis right next to not only the Gluten Free freezer section but the Gluten Free Bread Section. When I wrote to Whole Foods Public Relations, they wrote, "I wanted to clarify that while the cookie bar is located in a nearby proximity to the gluten free freezers, it is very much in compliance with safety regulations as all items in that freezer are sealed and properly cared for to ensure that there is no threat of cross-contamination. As you might know, we don’t limit our gluten free items to one section of the store, rather, they are found throughout our aisles to allow for a simple and convenient shop for our gluten free shoppers. The safety of our shoppers and team members is incredibly important and I can assure you that we are always mindful of the way we merchandise items throughout our store." A sensitive celiac can not even go near that as we all know. The manager of the store at the time stated that there should be no problem and that although we carry gluten free items, we are not a gluten free store. So, you decide! I had to pick one star, if it were up to me they would of gotten a negative 100 stars.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great selection of gluten free baked goods, pushy people shop there though

Updated 12 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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As a European resident visiting this store is amazing! So many gf options! Not only all the fresh items and produce, but dried goods, packages, quick/ready meals. Wonderful! Everything is stacked on the shelves with the rest of those items (no separate gf section) which I like too. I can shop for the whole family at the same time, not everyone else… and then me.

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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In each hale you can find all gluten free options, that’s fantastic

Safety


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

— Very

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I hate coming here because it’s so big. You would think they would have gobs of gf stuff, but they have little and it is spread out everywhere and side by side with gluten counterparts. Please keep my gf stuff AWAY from the gluten stuff. I spend way too much time trying to find everything, and I feel like compared to Sprouts or Natural Grocers that they have the least knowledge employees and the HIGHEST prices. I also would never eat something from their lunch area because it’s a mess. No way I'm chancing that.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Don’t go out of your way thinking they will have GF food. It’s slim pickings. Among the fewest grocery options I’ve seen in a Whole Foods.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Celiac

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Got GF cupcakes in the bakery section and they were dry. Definitely would not get them again.

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

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