2285 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N9 Directions

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Celiac
2 years ago

There were no gluten free ready-to-eat foods like soup (well, just kale soup-yuk). Why can't they order in some gluten free baked items from Panne Rizzo or Lemonade Gf bakery or Gluten free Epicurian?

Gluten Free Features

  • Beer
  • Cider
  • Dessert

Categories

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

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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

While I don't typically grocery shop here, the chain as a whole is a go-to and a godsend while traveling if you need gluten free or any other allergy free items. The buffet always has options, even in smaller stores like this one, and allergens are marked.

Celiac
1 month ago

Before it was Amazon-owned, I shopped at this WF weekly for most of my groceries. Since then, they no longer carry many of the GF items I used to purchase, including cereals, crackers, snacks. They have substituted other cereals and snacks that have more sugar and less protein than I used to get. Fortunately there are other stores in the area that now carry more products that are GF, unlike when this store first opened.

Celiac
1 month ago

They used to be great about listing ingredients. It’s kind of hit and miss now. Lately the food seems like it is not very fresh. It seems like the food sits for a long time.

Celiac
1 month ago

Great choices but pretty spendy.

Celiac
2 months ago

Not much choices... store disposition was strange.

Celiac
2 months ago

I talked to a chef making taco items who was very rude and unwilling to discuss options with me. He told me that nothing in the made to order, pre-packaged, salad bar area was considered gluten free and said it as if it was absurd for me to not know that.

Celiac
3 months ago
Celiac friendly

Ate at the buffet/salad bar with no issues. I steer clear from items that are next to gluten items and therefore avoid CC issues. The store itself has a lot of GF items, especially in the frozen/refrigerated sections. Personal-sized cakes, breads, and cheesecakes!

Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Hot food bar is all labeled if dishes contain wheat, and they have a decent variety of store brand, cheaper gf options.

Not celiac
5 months ago

Good selection of GF food at hot bar, you just have to be vigilant about reading all labels before you get something. And of course there are tons of gluten free options throughout the store.

Not celiac
6 months ago

The staff was awesome! Francisca asked about my sensitivity and created a separate work station for me. She’s great! Can’t say enough good things

Celiac
6 months ago

Good for GF groceries. Would be nice if they specified whether their prepared foods are GF. Nice cooked stuff and salad bar but celiacs can’t touch.

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

Good old Whole Foods. They carry plenty of delicious GF brands, even Beyond Bread breads. Great for stocking up your kitchen or for a picnic in the park

Celiac
6 months ago

Love the salad & hot food bar at whole foods. All the items are marked with allergens & there’s very few items with gluten so comfortable with the cross contamination risk of a salad bar. Just just fill your take out box with roast meats, hot sides & salads

Celiac
7 months ago

Great selection. They have gluten free ravioli in the fresh section and they are so good!

Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

There are many opción gluten free but NO a lot

Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They make no effort to keep any prepared foods away from contamination such as placing crusty bread on top of the salad bar with crumbs falling everywhere, etc. Labeling looks promising but if you look closely they are often wrong, not matching up with actual food, many don't have allergens listed and use odd wording like graham instead of wheat. Overall, really frustrating that a supposedly healthy store makes zero effort to try and make their foods safe.

Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Of all grocery stores, I find Whole Foods to be one of the most gluten free friendly. Tons of good options. Just make you read the labels!

8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Great selection of gluten free items!

Celiac
10 months ago

No fresh gluten free items in the bakery. Very disappointing that the few gf items are frozen or bulk packaged.

Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They sell gluten free grocery items. I was told as for the buffet style food they can't guarantee it's gluten free because it's all made in the same kitchen.

Celiac
11 months ago

They have so many great packaged items but so disappointed they have no freshly prepared safe gluten free options. We live close and my husband and I eat here often but there are no safe items for our celiac kids. We would think a place like this would have its own counter or area for preparing safe food. Even the gelato wasn’t safe and the employee had no idea what I was talking about. Whole Foods needs to sept it up for having fresh food for gluten free and celiac people.

Celiac
11 months ago

Able to stock up on GF snacks between airport and hotel. Added plus is the Target upstairs for other necessities and Total Wine in same shopping center.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Best selection of gluten free pasta and gluten free baking ingredients. They have some gluten free cereals that are not available at other stores. I shop here every week.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Couldn’t think if a better place for GF options. The staff is highly qualified to discuss your options. They go the extra mile to be helpful.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

There are so many gluten free options- from prepared food, fresh ingredients, pastas, breads, donuts, frozen items, crackers- you name it! We have even stopped in here for a gf cheesecake (mini rounds) before movies! Awesome! 🙌👏👍

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great salad and hot bar, with clearly labelled ingredients. Wide range of snacks and baked goods, also, so very easy to find something to grab.

Celiac
1 year ago

Unless your looking for over priced frozen bread,cake or cupcakes - Don’t wast your time. Very disappointing selection.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Good place! Some initial problems to understand the gluten free foods

Celiac
1 year ago

Every item on their hot bar has listed ingredients so it’s super easy to be sure you’re getting a gf meal in a buffet style setting.

Not celiac
1 year ago

They have gluten free calamari, gluten free roll options for burgers and all of the gluten free items labeled appropriately on their menu. They have about 6 different flavors of chicken wings that were all gluten free! Their French fries aren’t gluten free but they offer a salad as a side choice instead!

1 year ago

Stopped carrying their gluten free buns. Don’t have a dedicated fryer. They have salad though?

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Lots of good gluten free options, including WFM bakery line items that are delicious. A little pricey though.

Celiac
1 year ago

This review is for “The Kitchen Counter” at this Whole Foods Market. I enjoyed a gluten free made to order burger (avocado, grilled onion, grilled mushroom, beef). One of the workers, whose son has celiac disease, offered to make me sweet potato fries from scratch in the back so that there wouldn’t be any cross contamination risk with fryer oil. My husband said his balsamic salmon risotto with roasted vegetables was delicious. I also enjoyed a glass of wine. James ordered a Gold Rush which was super tasty.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

very knowledgeable employees, they use to have celiac meetings once per quarter of the year.

Celiac
1 year ago

I’ve never seen a Whole Foods this huge! Not so many gluten free fresh options but a must see in Austin! 😊

1 year ago

I agree, it is a hustle to find GF in here sometimes. I’ve asked them which one was GF on their hot bar but was told probably non because they can’t guarantee cross contamination. It’s weird that a place like Whole Foods can’t muster up willingness to accommodate us since this is a health food store, when LOVEY’S and the Co-op can, and they are much smaller businesses. I also agree, their food often has too much pepper.

1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Grocery Store with GF / Organic options

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

All of the allergens are clearly labeled on all of their prepared foods. So easy to pick up something quick.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

All of the allergens are clearly labeled on all of their prepared foods. So easy to pick up something quick.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have a wide variety of gluten free items!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Ordered veggie and cheese catering platters for a party in my home. GF accommodations are not available for catering orders (I asked) and the person who took my order seemed put out that I declined the crackers that came on the cheese platter. Quite disappointed.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They do a good job with labeling prepared foods. I’ve eaten there many times and not gotten suck.

1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I love eating at the hot bar at WF because the ingredients for each item are always listed. I’ll usually get some smoked chicken and roasted sweet potatoes and a steamed veggie. There are also a few sushi options that are gluten free! Just avoid anything with sauce (like spicy mayo) and obviously don’t use the soy sauce included. (BYO tamari!)

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Barely celiac friendly. Went in to grab something quick to eat. Got the soup and took one bite and knew it had gluten. That was the only thing they said they had that was gluten free. Very disappointed.

Celiac
1 year ago

Burger bar has gluten free buns

Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent!!! It’s where I shop for all my gluten free stuff and vegetarian foods. They stock a ton of vegan foods too. I’m always happy shopping or eating there. A+ customer service

Celiac
1 year ago

I'm a local and do most of my regular shopping here with many gf choices. But I no longer get anything from the hot bar or sandwich bar (even though they have gf bread) because of cross contamination -- have gotten sick too many times. I do eat from the salad bar but with my own dressing.

1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Be warned: the hot bar now has very few selections that are gluten free. Even the chili now has wheat in it. On a good day they will have one entree item that is gluten free. Most days though all they have is a side dish or two and maybe a soup. Most of the side dishes now include soy sauce. I spoke to customer service about this a few weeks ago. Nothing has changed.

Celiac
1 year ago

What’s not love to about Wholefoods. They list all their ingredients on their food bars. Also this location sells amazing desserts from a local bakery.

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