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
800 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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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.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I'm local, and just grateful there's a Whole Foods here, as other grocers and Trader Joe's simply lack the variety. I shop here weekly, more for organic and GF ingredients than their prepared items. They do claim the hot foods are prepared with tamari, not soy sauce, but I've not found that to be consistently true. But everything is well labelled so a little careful reading usually does the trick.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice selection of gluten free around the store. Found the glutino toaster pastry and glutino free bakery items in the fridge by the bakery.

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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Great selection of GF items, but the parking is hell and the store is always packed on the weekends.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Celiac

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One of the best places in town to grab a quick GF bite to eat or to get GF groceries. The prices aren't that bad, really, and they carry produce from local organic farms, so your food might actually taste like something and have some actual nutritional value! I still prefer to shop at the farmer's markets for produce, but for dairy products, rice, pasta, etc., this is the place. For many GF products, this is the only place in town you can get them. On weekends or after 1700 on a weekday, the parking situation is not good, but it is doable.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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They have a ton of gluten free foods, but they are waaaay over-priced, the other shoppers are snobs, and the parking lot is horrible.

Updated 12 years ago read full review

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

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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

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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

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