Wicked Waffle

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 76 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Waffles, French Toast + 6 more
90% of 62 votes say it's Celiac friendly

1712 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006 Directions

(202) 944-2700
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    The staff was knowledgeable and helpful with my order. All thumbs up!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    I loved this place. Dedicated iron for the waffles. They tasted good. My non GF sister enjoyed it too. They can do most dishes GF. Tonly issue is That it really set up for takeout so little seating

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Excellent gluten free waffles!

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    2 rating
    4 months ago

    While they have a lot of “GF” options, and the GF waffles themselves are cooked separately than normal waffles, they use the same utensils and toppings on all waffles. In addition, when I was there workers were touching the normal and GF waffles without changing gloves.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 months ago

    After speaking to someone on the phone I felt reassured that my son could eat here, but I was less impressed in person. First of all I saw the guy preparing the waffles touch his face with his gloved hand. Maybe if I hadn't just finished a safe food handling course I wouldn't have noticed, but that's just unsanitary. I noticed all the toppings and asked if they have toppings that are kept separate and was told that they don't, but they use gloves. Of course they wear those gloves to touch the non gluten free waffles and then scoop up toppings with them. Definitely not safe. So I asked if they had any separate toppings and they were willing to take strawberries out of the fridge and cut them separately. But they took them right out of the plastic grocery store container and they were bone dry. I just didn't believe they had been washed, and unwashed berries can have dangerous pathogens so I asked him to put them on the side so I could rinse them myself. Of course it made my son angry who wouldn't his waffle prettier. Then they put the gluten free waffle, that was made on a separate grill, in a shared oven. I've never been sure if that's okay or not, but I definitely wasn't happy when he opened the oven using the glove that he was then going to touch my son's gf waffle with. Obviously they also open that same oven with gloves that have handled gluten. I told him that in the future he should have a barrier. I guess the biggest problem was that the guy preparing the gf waffle had a bit of an attitude. He didn't like that I asked him to change his gloves. Granted he had been making another gf waffle but between noticing him touching his face earlier, and the fact that he had been handling turkey, I just wanted fresh gloves. I expected more. The food was good though.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Only ate a truly gf meal which was bananas, Nutella, and a gf waffle. I was afraid of cross contamination since they pull the other ingredients from a common place. They did make the gf waffle in a superset counter. Would not recommend this for those with celiac. The waffle was almost inedible. It was burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. My family had regular waffle sandwiches, which were over cooked and fell apart. Not worth the money.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    Very nice staff...separate waffle maker, aware of cross contamination risks, friendly and helpful. Recommended for Celiacs.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    More than enough gluten-free options and food was delicious! Light and fluffy tasting.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    6 months ago

    The gf waffles don’t seem to be mad fresh but are instead frozen and reheated. As is the case with most gf pastries, they lacked flavor and had a strange texture. The turkey bacon wasn’t cooked or crisped prior to being added to my sandwich. I had high hopes but was disappointed. My mom loved her gluten-filled waffle, though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    Great food! Lots of options. Safe!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    Tasted great, almost everything could be made gluten free. Revisited during my trip.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    Celiac family very happy with this morning stop. The kids loved the waffles.

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

    Sooooo good!!!! Yum yum in my tum

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    Excellent waffle place. The menu is clearly marked which items are GF. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a dedicated waffle iron. We will return because there are many more waffle combos to try. (I did not get sick).

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    I am diagnosed celiac and ate here safely. The service was decent and the good was amazing! They know what's up with gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Great tasting waffles with fantastic sauces. They have breakfast & lunch style waffle options. Staff is knowledgeable and kind. Seating is sparce but would still go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Awesome food. Separate space for prep in kitchen. They know what’s up.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing waffles and safe for Coeliacs! I overheard a member of staff telling her colleague how to correctly prepare gluten free waffles to avoid CC - think she was a new person being trained so was reassured they know what they are doing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I loved the GF waffle! It was Belgian like, light and crispy. The staff was friendly and asked every person that ordered a waffle whether they wanted regular or gluten free. Most of the items on the menu can be made GF and it only costs $1.25 extra. I'll be back every time I'm in town.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great job at ensuring my daughter’s waffle was gluten free with no cross contamination. Very friendly staff. Small place and a quick breakfast but very good.

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I thought the waffle itself was really good. (I had GF waffle with scrambled eggs w/cheese & tomato.) I didn't have a reaction but kitchen space is tiny and I assume there's a high risk for cross-contamination.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Can I give ZERO? Went to Wicked Waffle after reading reviews and it was super close to our hotel. Asked for 3 GF waffles, one for me, 2 for my sons (I'm the only one with Celiac, I just wanted to eat their leftovers). I eat half of my sandwich, and then eat some of their and realize the texture & taste is totally different. Sh*t. My receipt says my waffle sandwich is GF, and we asked a couple times. But NOPE. They served me a regular waffle despite mentioning it many times. And it wasn't super busy, they had opened about 5 minutes before we got there. I was pretty ill for the rest of the day. GOOD TIMES. I'm so mad that this place.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Celiac friendly. Horrible service. The wait is long and for me & my non gf fiancé they were "sick of making clubs" so 7 people who ordered after us got their order before us - multiple gf ones too. Also just down right rude. Waffle was really hard & they didn't actually offer breakfast sandwiches which may because we went at 11

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This was so good! Fantastic waffles. Tons of options. Clearly marked gf options. Separate trays are used for gf prep.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious- separate waffle irons, changed gloves. Went after lunch rush around 1- not so friendly but it was a busy place.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Almost everything here can be GF. It was delicious and fast! I would defiantly recommend this for any meal.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and took the time to explain which items were gluten free.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food. Very knowledgeable about gluten and cross contamination.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Walked in and staff immediately informed us of their gluten free menu. They use a completely station for GF waffles and we're extremely knowledgeable! Absolutely 0 concerns about cross-contamination! The 1 star reviews on here are lies. 1 star reviews should be reserved for contaminated food or lack of GF knowledge, not taste.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Safe for celiacs. They had gluten free waffles pre-made and wrapped separately. They were heated in a separate oven. However, the waffle was terrible. It was chewy and had a bad flavor. They were out of several toppings (whipped cream, Fuji apples, and cheesecake). I ended up getting the chocolate, and the quality of the chocolate tasted very poor. I was really looking forward to this, and I was sorely disappointed. My husband said his non gluten free sandwich waffle was not particularly worth eating either. Give this restaurant a skip and go somewhere else.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    What a great find! It is a small space with counter seating for 6. Upon ordering the GF waffle, they asked if it was a preference or intolerance. When we said intolerance, they asked if it was Celiac. They have a dedicated waffle iron for celiacs and use clean utensils to add the topping. The waffles were delicious!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    GF good for celiacs. Been going here often, but taste has deteriorated in last visit. Waffles were very hard, even after a reorder. Apparently, a change in recipe that the owner does not wish to reverse. We probably won't go back from now.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I had the Memphis Style Pork and it was fantastic. The BBQ was not too sweet and had a good kick. Great find!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Best breakfast food DC! Celiac friendly

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    I got very sick eating here. Everything appears to be separate but when I asked for no cream cheese (because I can't tolerate a lot of lactose the women repeated "no cream cheese?" But them made the sad which with cream cheese. When I apologetically said I was sorry I couldn't eat it the women seemed annoyed and then when I got the sandwich only a few min later she had used the same knife with cream cheese all over it to cut it leaving bits of cream cheese I was trying to pull off. I'm already shy regarding my annoying food challenges and hate having to make people go out of their way but if they are so amazing with contamination per the other reviews I don't think the people reviewing it have celiac? I'm normally able to trust the reviews but I got sick within a hour and the attitude was ridicules despite my major attempt to be as polite and apologetic as I could.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing! I went there every morning of my work trip and got something different each time!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    These gluten free waffles are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. The turkey sandwich and Nutella/strawberry waffles are amazing! When we request gluten-free and explain that we have a severe allergy, the staff always takes precautions to prevent cross-contamination (separate area, utensils, Nutella jar). We have never had a problem!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Good food. Follows good procedures to avoid cross contamination. Lots of menu options. Small fast food kind of place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    No issues for me and I am celiac. The GF waffle sandwich was really good. Everything was clearly marked on the menu. The turkey, bacon, melted muenster was good. Also, good for non-GF eaters.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Great gluten free waffles and awesome service!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    No Butter, No Syrup. But the GF waffles were delicious, and no reaction!! Very little seating inside.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Fabulous staff-- they know what they're doing! They asked if GF orders were for Celiac or just preference. Non-gf husband was happy, too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome GF options. Really delicious! 2 happy campers with Celiac.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Super friendly, quick, and they use a dedicated area.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fantastic! Absolutely lovely. I am on vacation here and back home you can't find gluten free breakfast anywhere. I have celiac and can say their procedures of making the gluten free stuff is 100%. This was worth every penny. Ate it as a brunch today and returning tomorrow for breakfast!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food! Almost all of the waffles can be made gluten free and they were careful careful in preparing the gf meals. They even gave me a bag of chips for free with my meal!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great gluten free waffle sandwiches and understanding staff. They use a separate cutting board and knife for the gluten free waffles and staff is patient with questions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Delicious food! Safe for Celiac's and has safe sandwich's as well as breakfast waffles.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great experience! The GF waffles are prepared and kept separate from the regular ones. Everything is made in front of you and one side of the "kitchen" is dedicated GF. They change gloves and one person focused on GF while another tended to regular orders so there was no cross contamination. Absolutely delicious food, can't wait to go back!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    GF French toast waffle was amazing! My hubby said that his nonGF breakfast sandwich was good too.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • French Toast
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Deli
  • Fast Food
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
Monday
7 am - 4 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 4 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 4 pm
Thursday
7 am - 4 pm
Friday
7 am - 4 pm
Saturday
9 am - 4 pm
Sunday
9 am - 2 pm
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