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
833 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Most Recent Reviews


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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 9 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 9 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 10 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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Reviews of this Chain

Gluten Intolerant

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Good hot food and nice salad bar. They don’t mark ingredients and highlight allergens. We eat here all the time. I think the food sits quite a bit at times, but I just ask them if they have fresh dishes to put out in that case.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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They have a salad bar with a bunch of different gluten free options! It’s also a grocery store so there is produce there is a dining area with a microwave and bar area all together would recommend!

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

Overall Rating

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They have a cafe area with labels for the food. It’s a self serve kind of thing so not the best for cross contamination. Only a few options were gluten free but enough to make a meal out of it. If going to get a meal with a group, this is still a good option since the store is large and has the typical Whole Foods variety. I mostly thought it would be helpful to add a review so this location shows up for others looking for food around here.

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

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

Overall Rating

Review


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

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