CELIAC FRIENDLY!! I was in Austin for a conference and dropped in for some safe food. I've never seen such an extensive GF menu. The onion rings were to die for and the stuffed avocado rocked my world. The desserts were amazing. Highly recommended!!
The food was amazing! The restaurant is a dedicated gluten free establishment. I was so excited to eat here because they had chicken fried steak on the menu and it’s been more than 2 years since I’ve had one. Let me just say, I was not disappointed. It was crispy, and held together perfectly! My cousin, her friend and I all ordered different appetizers and I had the onion rings. Amazing! Perfectly crispy and seasoned. The queso and guacamole were equally delicious. I got a cupcake and muffin to go. The only negatives I have to say is that they had one waitress working and it was a little slow, but she was on top of everything and our order was correct. The other negative is that my baked potato could’ve baked a little longer, but it was still tasty. It’s a little pricey, but I was willing to pay to have delicious comfort food. I will be returning to try their breakfast and other items on the menu.
This place doesn’t even deserve one star. The staff doesn’t even know what celiac is. The staff is horrible. Controversial ingredients. The food was stale, possibly cooked the day before, and served cold Definitely not safe for a celiac.
Incredible 100% gluten-free restaurant and full bakery that’s been an Austin favorite forever. Can even get fried items I thought I had given up forever. Onion rings & French friesto did for. I love the fish tacos and chicken fried steak. Really good all you can eat Sunday brunch buffet. Great hangout for morning coffee.
Wonderful to be able to order anything off the menu — everything is gluten free! There are a wide variety of choices from hamburgers to tacos/enchiladas to pizza and pasta. A nice selection of breads and baked good too. We were traveling through Austin and it was nice to be able to find a restaurant where we could relax.
A Wild Wood Worker's Warning To my fellow celiacs: Do not trust Wild Wood's advertised 100% gluten-free claim. I worked as a cashier/barista at Wild Wood for a little over a year until I quit in December 2017. Like many of you, I was initially delighted a restaurant existed that catered primarily to the gluten-free community. However, I eventually discovered that celiacs' health and safety were not high on upper management's list of priorities. Dubious decision-making and reckless ingredient sourcing were somewhat common occurrences during my time there. Much to my chagrin, the responsibility often fell on me to ensure that the food being served was safe for celiacs. For instance, on several occasions, I caught cupcakes going out with unsafe candy toppers, ingredients whose containers clearly stated they contained gluten, purchased by the owner. My manager and I also constantly fought with the owner to stop serving beer, but to no avail. These and other highly alarming experiences led me to believe that Wild Wood as an institution does not have the best interests of the celiac/gluten-free community in mind. I write only now because after I quit, I trusted my coworkers, including my manager, to make sure things were kept safe. But they're leaving. And, to say the very least, current management is not to be trusted. As a celiac, I wouldn't feel safe eating there anymore, and I feel it's my responsibility to alert you to my mistrust. I'd like to stress that this message is primarily meant for celiacs and anyone sensitive to cross-contamination/trace amounts of gluten. As for everyone else, consider taking your business elsewhere, ideally to an establishment that does not hold a callous disregard toward the health of its patrons. Be safe, Justin #wildwouldnt
It was ok. They need to work on their recipes.
Went for Sunday brunch buffet and what a treat! Fried chicken was a hit with everyone. Enchiladas and French toast were excellent too. Was very casual almost like a dive with a wide variety of clientele. Would go back!
Do not go on sundays! Only buffet offered. $20 for food that was microwaved or naturally gluten free. A bit of a let down. Looking forward to more from a gluten free restaurant.
Waitress was nice, cute little restaurant, had the chicken fried steak with no reaction and food was really yummy. Not very often do I get such a wide range of food selections off the menu so that was super nice.
This place is seriously yummy. We loved the chicken fingers/onion rings & chicken parmesan. Also got a “death by chocolate cupcake I loved too. Non-celiac hubby thought it was great! 100% recommend if you’re in Austin. The staff was really nice.
I would go here everyday. Delicious cake, cheesecake, cupcakes, and food. I loved the tamales and onion rings 😍
It’s so rare to walk into a restaurant and be able to order whatever I want! The entire restaurant is 100% gluten free!!! In our group the wild burger, chicken Parmesan, country fried chicken, chicken tenders, onion rings, and cheese pizza were all ordered and they were all delicious! The service was good too. Will definitely go back!
OMG, the brunch! Absolutely incredible. My gluten-eating husband agreed that you’d never know it’s GF. And if that means the GF keeps folks away and this remains the best kept secret in Austin for brunch, so be it. Thick-cut French toast, biscuits with gravy...all things I thought I’d never eat again. An absolute treasure of a place.
Yummm😍 Had the Bbq sandwich twice and was fine but the mac and cheese was probably a bad idea for me ha.
Many items I’d never been able to order out are found here! Dedicated gluten free, good service!
UPDATE: I have eaten here many times before with no reaction, but am extremely unhappy to report that I had a celiac reaction last time I ate there (onion rings and stuffed avocado). For non-celiacs, let me explain: when a celiac is exposed to wheat, barley or rye, we get (at least my symptoms) crippling abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea for several days and even weeks. It causes the cilia in the intestines to flatten and reduces nutrient absorption, so we become weak from malnutrition and it affects our moods from lack of vitamin absorption. Long-term it causes osteoporosis and colon cancer and a shortened life span. And for me, it also triggers thyroid malfunction. That is what happens when we get the smallest amount of cross contamination. The standard for a GF label on packaged food is 20ppm, but many celiacs are sensitive to levels below this and can still get sick by food labeled “GF.” So for the people who show a complete lack of compassion for us, shame on you! You have NO idea what a nightmare it is to get sick a majority of the time you try to eat out, so you stop eating out. Then think about the impact that has on our social lives! Imagine all the times you meet up with friends and how often that involves food. I can’t even eat food made at friend’s houses due to contamination. The only way I can maintain a social life is to have people over to eat my safe cooking (which is a lot of work and effort), or sit around at a restaurant watching my friends eat while I drink my GF protein shake because I will not risk getting sick again. It’s extremely depressing to watch people eat food you can never eat again. So when I became sick at the ONLY “fully” GF restaurant in Austin, it was a HUGE blow to my life. A celiac friend told me she toured the Wild Wood Bakehouse kitchen a couple years ago and was alarmed by gluten products in the kitchen the cook staff used to make meals for themselves. Idk if this practice continued and was the source, but I definitely had a reaction. Maybe it was from corn products that were cross contaminated with wheat field or processing facility. Not sure if I will ever go back. Extremely disappointed that a restaurant claiming to be 100% GF (and the ONLY one in Austin) still managed to make me sick. For those of you who do not have celiac disease, I’m sure it’s fine unless you chose a Paleo diet in which case you will have to navigate all the corn and rice.
The food and service were both great. I especially loved the chicken fried steak and the pecan, coconut swirl coconut. loved it here! The foods great and no side effects, even safe for a celiac.
Everything is GF! Good cupcakes. I will go back for their $20 Sunday buffet.
Excellent place to eat ! Wonderful breads and pastries .
We had our first "just ok" meal at Wildwood yesterday. The Chicken Fried Steak that we routinely drive from Georgetown to enjoy just wasn't what we've had before. In the past it seemed homemade, this was more like a preformed frozen patty. Having said that, we'll definitely be back. Wildwood has always been awesome and as I read the few negative comments on this thread I felt sorry for the staff there. I am allergic to dairy like many Celiacs, I don't even attempt to eat dairy free at a restaurant... that is just silly. A restaurant being gluten free does not make it corn free, dairy free or free of anything else you might be allergic to! As a GF community we have to be very careful that we do not annoy all restaurants out of even trying to serve us. Two groups cause a lot of problems, those that eat gluten free as a diet and confuse the issue and the small minority that are unreasonable in their expectations and complain like little babies is they do get sick. If you are Celiac and you eat at a restaurant you are taking a risk... that is all there is to it. If you get sick that's on you, not the restaurant. I'm very thankful to have a dedicated gf option like Wildwood Bakehouse! The fact that the food is awesome is a bonus.
100% gluten free menu. I had the French toast for breakfast and it was delicious.
Wonderful 100% gluten free. Meals and pastries.
Absolutely amazing! The wait staff, the food, the drinks all fantastic. My only wish is that they create and online order service and would be willing to ship nationally. On a side note, I ordered food I have not had in about 18+ years. I ordered the onions rings, fried calamari with a side of mac and cheese and pecan pie for dessert. I wish I came across this place sooner during my work trip. I found on my last day in Austin. Run, don't walk to Wild Wood Bakehouse. You wont regret it!
VERY knowledgeable and kind staff. It is wonderful to be able to eat somewhere and feel safe! Extensive menu choices and baked goods!!!
Very good fried chicken. Mac and cheese was okay, but had green peppers in it (not mentioned on menu so was surprised.) Cupcakes were yummy as well as slice of cake! 9/10- very good!
A wonderful place to eat! The whole menu is gluten free, the food was delicious, and the staff was kind and attentive. Highly recommend!
I have celiac and have had no issues eating here and I have eaten there a lot. I have had the burgers, fries, onion rings, salads, queso and chips and their cakes and cupcakes and pizza. It's a relief to eat stress free. A little pricey but worth it.
Any dish you wish! It's nice to have a no holds barred menu. I am intrigued by the entire menu and must eat my way through it but for now I have only tried the chili. And it was super exquisite with a rich color and meaty taste. Whatever seasonings they used were right on! WWB I will be back very soon to try more. I've got my eye on that chicken fried steak with gravy and cinnamon roll with icing now.
Amazing brunch buffet!
I LOVE their apple pie and tortilla soup. Yum!
Heaven. Dedicated gluten free. Great waitstaff. Indoor and outdoor seating. We were only in town for a week and we went back multiple times. Think chicken fried steak, fried calamari, onion rings, lasagna, tiramisu, the list goes on. The plates are loaded. A must stop if you're in Austin.
So hard lasagna and so hard to find onion rings!
I do have to take a minute to trash this so called GLUTEN FREE restaurant. How a restaurant that is such "experts" gluten free foods can have a team of workers that have no idea what food allergies are is just a shock to me! This restaurant is all about the fad and not actually apart of any change. Now we all know if this restaurant truly cared they would know about 20% of people who are celiacs are also allergic to corn, dairy and other grains. BAD dining experience! I left with a sick boy and we were treated like idiots by the server who had NO IDEA about food alergies.
Bad food! Unfriendly and rude staff! My bf and I felt very discriminated and other friends of ours here in the LGBT community have also indicated to us that the felt discriminated against as well. Why put up with discrimination and a rude staff just to eat "Gluten Free" when there are so many other options here in Austin?
This place is not friendly. I had THE most negative dinning experiences of my life here. I have alergies to gluten and dairy; cross contamination is a very real concern for me and my family. I had to send my food back three times and on the second time they even put pork on my burger! I do not eat pork! The chef and the owner refused to speak to me about my concerns. I even went back at a time that I knew would not be their peak hours and the owner who was there would not take the time to even hear or talk through my issues. The server got very upset when I had to send the fries back for being soggy and cold, waited 20 minutes, and the burger came out with cheese on it. Then I had to wait another 10 minutes for a new burger and this one came out with bacon! Then I waited another 10 minutes and the burger came out with a soggy bun and butter. I continued to be nice to the server even with all of her screw ups and then she says, "I can't spend all my time with you, I have other customers." I asked to speak to a manager and she would not give me the managers name. The staff needs to work on allergen awareness, responding positively & with care, & serving sufficient meals. My friends meal did come out the way he ordered it, but he said it was not at all flavorful. I did try a red velvet cup cake that was dry and taste like card board. I will say that the lemon bar was tasty but not worth the stress of my overall dining experience. I will never be dinning at Wild Wood Bake House ever again.
Food was good! The calamari was insanely delicious. We had tinga tacos, nachos, chicken tenders, and a burger. All very good. The baked goods are ok, not worth the high price. The lemon bars are a little sweet, the cupcakes, muffins, and cinnamon roll we had were a little dry. The tiramisu lacked a little something but it was the first time I had tiramisu in years so I was still a happy camper! 4.5 stars!
Amazing Sunday buffet! What an awesome place!
I cannot emphasise how wonderful this place is. If you are a coeliac and are nervous about eating in restaurants this place is perfect - 100% gluten free. I spent three weeks in Austin and ended up here a lot, really wonderful for coeliacs.
There were highs and lows to the meal. The fries were limp but well seasoned. They have a kid's menu and the 4 year old liked his hot dog. My sandwich was soggy on the bottom and had to be eaten with a fork. One cupcake was amazing and one was something I wish I didn't eat.
One of the best 100% GF joints in the country in my experience as someone who's traveled a lot with celiac disease.
Amazing, amazing amazing. Nothing more to say.
My most favorite place to eat. Amazing onion rings, yummy treats and a sandwich with my name on it. The best
My favorite find in Austin!! Dedicated gf restaurant with so many great things!! I loved the sandwiches, onion rings, chicken fried steak, pizza, cinnamon rolls, etc. Will definitely be returning!!
this is a neighborhood gem near the university. faces 24th street so easy to miss on Guadeloupe. parking garage is small so I can see it getting crowded at peak times. had the onion rings and avocado BLT on French bun and both were great. get the ranch dipping sauce! had the warmed cinnamon bun for dessert and it was close to cinnabon- closer than this chick has been in years. check out the cold case for over a dozen dessert options. they all looked good but I took the cookie bar home. microwaved the next day it was unbelievable! the bottom is a cookie texture, the middle tastes like raw cookie dough and the top is gooey chocolate lava- i can't believe I didn't buy more!!! bless them for being 100% gluten free. please open another location!!!
Loved the brunch! Service is awesome too! 🤗Will return when I'm back in town. Wish they had a place like this in Miami, FL.
Gluten Free Heaven! I kept saying r u sure this Gluten Free? first time I could really enjoy my meal without a terrifying fear of getting si ck. This place is awsome! I had fried chicken fingers and fried onion rings! I also had french bread so yummy. Bought some bread to take home to fort worth I will be back for sure!
what a wonderful place! the brunch is amazing
Amazing!!! You must go here!! I had onion rings, fried chicken (with gravy), and a warm gooey cinnamon roll! All were to die for!!!!
Such a great place! It's so exciting to be able to choose anything you want from a 4 page menu...all gf! We were able to eat dishes that we haven't been able to in years! Chicken Parmesan, burgers with onion rings, etc. My kids got to choose whatever they wanted from the kids menu. They never got to experience that before. My son who is 6 and has Celiac talked about how eating here was the best part of our vacation. We wish we could go all the time but we live in California!
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