Whole Foods

3 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
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
833 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Salad bar was pretty bland tasting- though the black bean salad was pretty good. The hot bar did not have too many options-But you could find something. The bakery had a very limited selection but the two items were on a shelf labeled gf and were prepackaged. I did however enjoy that the sushi bar had gf soy sauce and the sushi was pretty good. The shelf items were pretty good- but they didn't have too much more than my regular grocery store. I was also hoping they would have more bread options than they did.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I agree with the previous rating. It's whole foods so they have a lot on gf items on the shelf, but the staff in the salad area/bakery did not know what gf free was. Also, what was really bothersome was that they seemed annoyed that I asked. One girl (who was helpful) just kept saying it was "healthy and organic". When I explained how important this was and that I could end up in the hospital if I get gluten she didn't seem to think that was significant. ( I say that bc she just stared at me and didn't go ask for help). I ended up getting a basic salad without dressing and left feeling like I wouldn't go back for fresh food. Very unpleasant experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This is probably the least gluten free friendly whole foods market in the country in terms of their buffet options. Make sure you read the buffet labels. They put bread crumbs in hamburger patties as well as in some of their quinoa salads so watch out! They have a lot of great GF products on their shelves including Against The Grain personal pizzas which are amazing and I don't see them at other whole foods!

Updated 9 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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Celiac

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I did some gluten free shopping around dinner time so thought I’d see if any of the self serve items were safe. I was able to create a salad but they only had 1 gluten free ranch dressing available. I also found a chicken leg not made with any gluten. Everything else was slim pickings for celiacs. However I have since purchased an incredible variety of gf foods for groceries. Feel so much more at ease knowing I can expand my options.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Lots of good gluten free groceries and personal care items. When I asked, they advised that none of their fresh made food could be considered gluten free because of their open kitchen concept and pizza station. I chanced some veggies once and got sick later, so I should have heeded the warning.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Celiac

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Great salad/hot food bar at lunchtime. Allergens are clearly labeled. Many fresh GF options in the bakery section as well.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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they have a whole lotta foods here!

Celiac

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They carry lots of GF brands. Love most of the Feel Good Foods products in the frozen section, especially the frozen mozzarella sticks! Also have GF tortellini in the cheese area.

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Excellent

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