Gluten-Free at The Veggie Grill

Restaurant
8 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Salad
Celiac

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Safety


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

— 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

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Neither person at the counter had heard of celiac disease. They said they could mark the order as allergy but they had no information about how to prevent cross contamination. They said the GF buns were toasted in the same place as wheat buns. I decided not to eat here.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Everything on the menu is vegetarian and both gluten free & vegan options are also identified on the menu. I had the Zoodles and fries as an appetizer. I was assured that the fries are not cross-contaminated. Great for lunch!!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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On GrubHub, there is a separate menu which mirrors the regular menu. So it will say, "VG Burger (GF)"... Which makes me super confident that they know which items need to be prepared GF. Also, there is a really inclusive online allergen list.

Food is amazing! I would not know it's all vegan. The nachos are great, and so is the VG burger.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Celiac

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I've eaten here twice, and been glutened twice - the first time I said I have a gluten allergy (I know, Celiac's not an allergy) and they confirmed that what I was ordering was gluten free but didn't make a note in my order. The second time I made sure that they added a note, and I also asked them to change gloves etc. I also heard the cashier tell the kitchen that I have an allergy, but I still was glutened. The food is good and I like that it's vegetarian but I don't think I'll eat here again.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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

Celiac

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The menu has certain items listed as gluten free, and, if you beg long enough, they will give you a list of gluten free items. Unfortunately, there are inconsistencies between the two menus, and the staff is completely uninformed about Celiac issues. Eat here at your own risk. I'll know in an hour if I made a safe choice with a burger on a gluten free bun.

Celiac friendly?

No

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They claim to be gluten free. But, I got the Beyond Burger with a gluten free bun. The top one was gluten free and the bottom was not. I didn’t realize it until after I took a big bite out of it. When I told the girl she said “oh yea. Yours must have gotten mixed up with another burger”. Ya think?! She didn’t even apologize. This little mixup also let me know they are preparing everything in the same area. So, even if the bun was correct, cross contamination is a big possibility.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I’ve been here twice and it’s been a home run both times! They had symbols indicating what options were gluten free and which ones weren’t on their menu. They also were very accommodating about separating the food. I had the beyond tacos with the crispy shell (gluten free) and the beyond burger on a gluten free bun. Both times it was delicious and I had no reaction (I’m very sensitive so this is a rare occurrence) Definitely would recommend!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Awesome food. Super healthy and good price. And a dedicated fryer. Good for something quick!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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First I will say that their menu looks incredible and the customer service is what really puts this over the top!

As s celiac sufferer, eating out is a huge challenge for me. While the menu has several gluten friendly options, the preparation stations and methods are likely questionable for someone with celiac‘s.

The Manager on duty Laura S. and Jade were both incredibly helpful in determining this fact and even Laura S. Said, “Your health is WAYYY more important than our sales for the evening!”

Just Epic!

So While an individual with Celiac’s would be best to eat elsewhere, I recommend this establishment for all others! Especially if Laura and Jade are working! They were so devoted to analyzing my concerns and really provided a level of service that seems to be lost elsewhere!

Celiac

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Gluten free items clearly labeled on the menu. You can also just browse the dedicated gluten free menu!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Nope! Small menu options for gluten free. Not safe for celiacs

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Several gluten free options, even a gf brownie. Plus vegan. Always had a good experience.

Celiac

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Completely vegan restaurant with mostly knowledgeable staff. They have marked GF on their menu, and have a separate folder with lists of various allergy friendly items, including gluten free. There is also a dedicated GF fryer. All their food is amazing and they offer the Beyond Burger (vegan burger with plant extracted heme proteins), which tastes AMAZING (especially for vegetarians longing for a burger) and it is GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I was so excited to try this place out about 6 months ago, with my daughter. Could barely find anything to order to eat! And super pricey for very small portions, along with no guarantees of true gluten free or dairy free meals, made this a one-time shot. Had a teeny tiny bowl of cauliflower soup. I thought it was pretty tasty (I was also starving!), but daughter hated it. Cold atmosphere, unpleasant staff. Felt more like a cafeteria with unhappy employees. No one cared about the patrons trying to order food they thought they could order and avoid their allergies. I think the idea of GF was to get customers, but no understanding nor caring regarding cross contamination. Huge disappointment.

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I have nothing but good things to say about Veggie Grill! I was in town for 4 days, staying nearby, and ate here for lunch each day. The food was super delicious and I had no reactions at all. I didn't really take any special precautions with ordering other than ordering things that were already GF as prepared normally (no modifications) - and I let the cashier know about my celiac disease. I don't typically order a (non-alcoholic) drink when eating out, but the strawberry lemonade was pretty addictive. All in all my only request is for Veggie Grill to make its way to Chicago! Native Foods was one of my favorites in Chicago, but alas they are not very GF friendly so I haven't been able to eat there since my diagnosis.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ask for the GF menu and make sure you let the server/cashier know that you need it to be prepared GF. This may mean no sauce or seasoning. Still some good options tho.

Celiac

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the food here was clearly labeled on the menu and was very tasty, but I was hungry again an hour later!

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My favorite "fast food" GF place. Lots of choices and knowledgable staff.

Celiac

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Super-tasty...but I developed a reaction pretty much immediately. Currently going through fatigue and neuropathic symptoms; nothing to do but left to wait for the inevitable physical slow-breakdown now.

(Yes, I'd asked for gluten-free options only, and yes, I'd asked to guard agains cross-contamination...in vain.)

Celiac friendly?

No

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Inconsistent food and service. Ingredients missing from salads, disinterested staff. Never again.

Not celiac

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I had the Bahn Mi salad and the tofu was so nice and crispy!! I tried a little bit of the Bombay bowl and that was good as well! There are good, creative options that are super tasty. Actually really good healthy food!

Celiac

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I love this place and I am a die hard meat eater. I have celiac and never have a problem here. I love the nachos.

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Several GF options on the menu. Their Mac-n-cheese is GF if you ask them to hold the breadcrumbs, and totally delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Sensitive

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I got up to order and noticed that menu said that all ingredients are not used in a dedicated area so you are at your own risk.....I asked the cashier person if a salad would be a safer option versus a grilled dish...she could not guarantee that my salad would be entirely gluten free with no cross-contamination...I walked away sad and frustrated....having a g-f menu doesn't guarantee they will do best kitchen practices. I opted to go father away to Asian Box where I know I will get a safe meal.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Excellent dishes with fresh and non-GMO ingredients! Sweet potato fries was awesome!

Not celiac

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This is always my go-to place! You can't go wrong with the Thai Chickin'! Anything with kale is awesome too! I always find it steamed to perfection. Their sandwiches can go on buns or wraps OR just a bed of kale! Sweet fries are always great since its GF too. Lastly, their new roasted corn, ohmygawddd delicious and also GF! Always a happy camper! (:

Not celiac

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Good food and some yummy options

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This place has totally amazing food. Yeah it's vegan, but don't let that scare you, this food will knock your socks off. Seriously.

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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GF menu has lots of choices. Dedicated fry fryer.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I went to this restaurant today with a friend who is vegetarian. We were both super impressed with the selection of foods available to choose from. I have celiac disease and was not only pleased with the taste and quality of the food, but they assured me I wouldn't get sick and they were right. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Have visited twice. Great, friendly people work here. First time I went for dinner I explained my severe intolerance to gluten, and the manager was very patient, understood the Celiac and cross contam thing, and we were given red carpet treatment. Got the Baja Salad with tempeh and it was DELISH. Second time in for dinner, I explained I'm very sensitive to cross contamination, any gluten, and asked if they could make our food separately so we wouldn't get any flour/wheat in our food. "No problem." When I get the "we've got this" attitude, I know I'm in trouble. But, I trusted. And again got the Baja Salad with tempeh. So did my gluten free daughter. Well, much NOT to my surprise, I got a stomach ache about two hours later, and so did my daughter. The low grade kind that doesn't go away until you go to sleep. The nervous "butterflies in your stomach" feeling. I know this was a cross contamination stomach ache, because I did not have an immediate GI reaction. But the low grade achy feeling in my stomach that night made me really regret eating there this time. The salad was good (not great) but the tempeh is delicious. And the GF Mac n Cheese side dish is awesome. But, as I certainly know, it's really not GF if the kitchen isn't going to keep it away from other non-GF food.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Menu clearly marks what is gluten free and you can also request to see ingredient list. Yummy options and healthy food! Great service too!

Celiac

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I didn't find a lot of options but I am also allergic to soy. Left hungry.

Not celiac

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vegan restaurant with gluten free options written clearly on their menu. quick & tasty!

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Love the Kale salad

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Lots of options/ excellent service- healthy food

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Their quinoa was great, and they were very informative on what was gluten free

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I wish Veggie Grill were right next door to me. I would eat there everyday. They have many gluten-free options. I love the GF All Hail Kale Salad and the sweet potato fries.

Gluten Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad
Categories
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Soy and gluten friendly options (made without soy and gluten ingredients, be mindful of cross contamination issues)
Gluten friendly options (made without gluten containing ingredients, but be mindful of cross contamination issues)