Gluten-Free at Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Quick Service Restaurant
17 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Falafel

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I have been to Garbanzo a few times and every time has been delicious. So many gluten free options. I have only had the bowl but they recently got gf pita. Also, the fries go in a fryer that doesn’t fry anything not gf. They were so crispy!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Overall Rating

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Great food and very Celiac friendly. The staff changed their gloves without complaint and the assistant manager was so helpful that once she found out I had Celiac she checked my order and caught a mistake that had gluten. She restarted my order and gave me tips for next time. Highly recommend!

Quality & Quantity


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

Overall Rating

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Gluten free options are labeled and staff was helpful. Seemed that cross contamination procedures would be applied depending on the severity of your allergy. I personally LOVED the food and did not get sick.

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

Celiac

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Employees changed their gloves and took all of my toppings from fresh bins with clean utensils. Gluten free pita and falafel. Ingedients are marked on their label if gluten free, though its difficult to see until you are up close. Food was very tasty.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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

Celiac

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Changed gloves immediately and used new utensils. Very knowledgeable about the menu and gluten free precautions.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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 with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Outstanding cheap eats. Most items GF, and though fast-food the server cheerfully changes gloves and takes food from new containers with clean spoon. Can get GF pita bread,too. Fresh and tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Overall Rating

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Great real food fast. Lots of GF DF options and if you tell them you are Celiac they will serve you from fresh, uncontaminated containers (under the line) with fresh utensils . Very accommodating & a safe place to eat. I also love to get the chips instead of pita and dip them in Baba Ghanouj.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


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

Other


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

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Delicious! The staff was super helpful and pulled my food from new containers.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Good

Celiac

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Celiac - love all the yummy options here! I’ve never had a reaction. I get the chicken plate with falafels. Everything is clearly marked for GF and they change gloves and are very careful. Also, you get a ton of food at once, so I always have 2 meals for the price of 1. I have never tried the GF Pitas, but they do have them.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Very Celiac-friendly! They have gluten-free clearly marked for each item that is (only a few items aren’t.) If you tell them they have an allergy they will wash hands and change gloves. They even have gluten free pita which is kept individually wrapped in foil and heated in foil to prevent cross contamination! All the sauces and even falafel are gluten-free- they have chips and fries as well but I think everything is baked rather than fried.

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


The staff changed gloves, washed hands, advised me of gluten free options, kept my food safe with barriers and and just worked on my order without switching to anyone else’s food.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Celiac

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Food is great but I've felt sick every time Ive eaten here despite asking them to take precautions.

Celiac friendly?

No

Overall Rating

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I told them I have Celiac and without any other info the server changed her gloves, kept my food wrapped away from any cross contamination risk, and even pulled my pita toppings from the top of a new pan of EVERY TOPING and used a new spoon to avoid any chance of cross contamination. I literally teared up a bit.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Watched how they prepared the food and didn’t feel comfortable eating here due to high potential for cross contamination. Left and ate somewhere else.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Ordered to go to be delivered to work for lunch. Stated needed GF and asked to change gloves. Everything tasted great!! Apparently too good. Had to leave work and vomited all over inside of car on way home. Will not try again!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Not safe for celiac. They use the serving spoons to spread hummus and such on the gluten pitas, so no possible way to avoid cross contamination. Wish I could just but the gf pitas which are really good!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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They got food out of separate containers. Several GF meat and topping options . Very good and reasonable prices

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Staff very knowledgable about GF items - she changed her gloves & used separate utensils without me having to ask once I told her I had to eat GF. Delicious Mediterranean food! (Would definitely recommend the falafel!) I am a very sensitive celiac & did not feel sick after eating here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Got very sick from cross contamination

Celiac friendly?

No

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Service wasn’t great and the food was mediocre. Probably won’t go back. But according to their website most of the menu is gluten free.

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Always have a good experience, staff is quick to change gloves and pull ingredients from bins below to minimize cross contamination. Gf pita is a nice bonus and feels like eating a normal meal.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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We really enjoyed our lunch at Garbanzos. The service was quick and friendly. The staff was patient and well-informed. I had the gluten free pita with falafel and I loved it. Next time will get the protein, salads and sauces on the plate with the pita on the side. The restaurant is clean and inviting. Well worth it!

Celiac

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I've been here twice. The first time, the server changed gloves and even washed his hands! Everything I ordered was served from underneath the line with fresh utensils. The second time was terrible. I had to insist on everything and it was very frustrating because the server kept insisting that the foods in the line were safe. When you order the gf pita, they wrap it in foil and steam it in the same appliance as the regular pita. One area of my pita was not wrapped properly, so it was likely exposed. Cross-contamination is always a possibility.

Celiac friendly?

No

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I was more or less refused service. The guy had a fit when I asked him to change his gloves and if he could reach under the counter. I was absolutely embarrassed. I can’t help having this disease and the restaurant is advertising that they are capable of gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Huge cross contamination risks right in front of me...

Celiac friendly?

No

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Manager said “what’s gluten?” When asked to weigh in on menu items. Avoid!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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So amazing. Highly recommend. The staff know what they are talking about, and everything was delicious.

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Not gluten free at all. Gluten free pitas but use some spoons and food so everything is cross contaminated. Bad bad bad

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Most everything there is gluten free. The food was really good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Majority of items on menu are GF and are clearly marked as such. Wonderful, flavorful, and fresh meal. Happy to have found it while traveling!

Celiac

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I was highly suspicious when I saw the line everything goes through (starting with a gluten pita mostly). The guy behind the counter did not understand my question about what ingredients were safe (nothing appeared marked). I left- too dangerous for me.

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Intolerant

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Everything is marked on the glass if it’s GF or DF or veg or what not. Have GF pita! Will change gloves, have separate fryer. Can eat falafel! Have lots of sauces to enjoy! And the employees know as well what’s going on.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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This place has a fryer that just makes fries and chips. The steak is really good and the rice. I definitely recommend this place.

Celiac

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I apologize this review is so late. I ate here over the summer and have not had a chance to leave a review. Although the staff was not very knowledgeable about gluten-free the manager was. If I remember right his name was David and he cleaned The entire work area, used plates from a brand new box, and dished my food from the containers underneath that had not been cross contaminated yet. He also made me some gluten-free Pita wrapped in foil to prevent cross-contamination. I felt very cared for at this location during the lunch rush. If only all garbanzos locations took the same care it would be great.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Walked in... and the FIRST thing I noticed is that place is CC central.... utensils in contact with the pita, then dunked back into the sauces/ fillings.... and contaminated gloves dunked into the other fix-uns.... walked out.....steer clear of this place.....

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I was very happy with the options for celiacs. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable. Lots of options. Workers were great. Gf pita was very good. They toasted it wrapped in foil. Tasty food.

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I work nearby and I eat here all the time and have never gotten sick (Celiac). The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable and there are tons of options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Second time we've come by to try this place and they have been closed both times (on a Saturday)! So frustrating!

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On each of the items labels it states of the item is gluten free, and all but a few are safe. The staff was kind enough to sanitize the environment before beginning to make my meal. My boyfriend got the gf pita bread and he said it was good, it has a hint of sourdough flavor and isn't dry. The falafel here is amazing!

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Everything is clearly labeled and the food is delicious and the staff is pretty knowledgeable!

Celiac

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One reason I enjoy visiting the Denver area so much (besides seeing family) is eating at Garbanzo's. I have celiac disease and *have* to eat gluten free. The staff here is a dream to work with. They take care to make sure there is no cross-contamination in anything I order and the food is AMAZING. So good. The falafel is the bomb and their GF pitas are tender and chewy. So so so so yummy.

And for the record - I state I'm celiac and they use clean gloves, get out new containers of sauces and more, and wrap the pita in foil. I ordered a chicken kabob tonight and they made it fresh. I've eaten here a dozen times and have yet to be glutened. I am celiac AND have a severe wheat allergy. It takes a microscopic amount of either to set me off. :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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A must to those with Celiac Sprue. There menu is easy to order from on what is gluten free & Lactose free. Thanks to the Server knowledge & labels identifying food allergy info is fantastic. Offer Gluten free & Lactose free pita bread.

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love that they had everything marked if it was gluten free or vegan.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great gf pitas! Lots of options for gluten free and vegan. Everything is labelled if it is gluten free or vegan. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Even has a Paleo plate now!

Celiac

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Watched them spread ingredients directly onto wheat pitas and place the spatula right back into the ingredients. Hello cross-contamination. Didn't tempt fate here.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Love love love. Falafel is GF and so is rice. Everything labeled. Easy, nice staff. Cross contamination ...?? But I didn't have an issue. It was delicious and I will be back. They have GF pita that is delicious

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The gluten free pita bread here is AWESOME! It tastes like real gluten. The server knew to change gloves and told everyone else to do the same. I'm so happy there's a Mediterranean food place in town with gluten free pita bread now!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Falafel
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Quick Service Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
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