Gluten-Free at Black Walnut Cafe

Cafe
16 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers

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Although they have a gluten free menu, the staff didn’t seem very attentive when I notified them that I was celiac and asked about cross contamination. You know when you get the person who just goes, “yes, we do that,” but offer no additional information about their procedures or acknowledges that they can’t guarantee that there’s no cross contamination? It was one of those, and predictably I got sick from the Cuban sandwich with potato salad.

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?

— Separate gluten-free 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

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My mom and I dined here for lunch. She told the employee I needed GF bread since I have an allergy, but when the food came out, I noticed it was on a regular croissant. I asked the manager (who brought us our food) if the bread contained gluten since we specifically told the woman who took my order that I have an allergy. He was extremely apologetic and gave me a new sandwich with fresh fries. The fries are fried in the same oil as meat, so to err on the safe side, I took Gluten Cutter.

They do have an entire GF menu, and I was extremely impressed with the options.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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

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 breakfast/brunch
  • 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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Food was fantastic. Great flavors and they seemed knowledgable about handling Celiac. GF toast hadgreattaste and texture. Would definitely return.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Waited inline and they took order that they had gluten free pancakes, whole reason I came here as we can get eggs anywhere, and after going to table and paying, they didn’t have any. What a JOKE!! Don’t have gluten free on menu if u can’t stick ur kitchen....don’t come here thinking the staff knows what’s going on in kitchen!

Not celiac

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Warning. They do not make gf pancakes on weekdays. They also served our allergy gf omelet with the regular toast rather than the gf toast.

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They have gluten-free lobster Benedict and a really good beef burger on GF bread. The GF bread is GF bread, but at least it is a choice. Every lunch, dinner,or breakfast has been good. They also sometimes have GF pie.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Good GF menu. Make sure stress celiac. Great salads & quesadillas make sure ask for corn tortillas.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Best ham and Swiss cheese omelette I had in years! The gluten free toast was appreciated. The Santa Fe grilled chicken salad was also delicious. The cashier explained that they do their best to prevent cross contamination by changing gloves and utensils.

You have to ask the cashier for the GF menu. It helps to have the regular menu in hand to see what exactly is in the GF items, as the GF menu only lists the names of the options without a description. Also, the ordering process is more like a StarBucks than a normal sit-down restaurant.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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No! They cross contaminate. They play a big front they are GF, but I get sick every time. My daughter has peanut allergies, beware they use peanut oil in most fried foods. All the staff are misinformed and do not even know what GF is, much less cross contamination.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Ordered off their Gluten Free menu and specified that I have a gluten allergy. They acknowledged this and even put on the receipt that I have a gluten allergy, but I still got glutened here. Food was delicious, but sadly it’s definitely not Celiac Friendly.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Ordered gluten free pancakes and let them know I had a severe allergy. I checked the receipt and it was in fact marked as a gluten allergy, but after eating the pancakes I got sick with gluten. Ate nothing else except for the syrup that comes with the pancakes.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Black Walnut has been a staple for me in the Woodlands but food quality and the change in menu that offers fewer gluten free options with no flavor has kept me from going. The atmosphere is great and I have always loved the bar area. Sadly I just don’t go anymore.

Celiac

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I had a salad that was “gluten free”, told the person I ordered from and asked them to tell the kitchen and I got very, very sick.

Celiac friendly?

No

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They have separate GF menu. Beware GF pancakes are cooked in the same griddle surface so likely not safe for Celiac. Sandwiches and anything with eggs are safe. They do mark your ticket as gluten allergy

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Tested the pancake and omelet (with toast) with my Nima and both meals cam back with gluten found.

Celiac

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Staff was very knowledgeable and assured me that precautions would be taken to prevent cross-contamination. They used Udi’s gluten free bread to make my sandwich and it tasted normal! They were very busy but managed to keep my meal safe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Son has celiac - we have breakfast here all the time. He’s never gotten six from the GF pancakes, eggs or bacon

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Not celiac safe at all!!! Clearly specify we had celiac disease and our food needed to be gf, and were assured they're careful. All three dishes we ordered were found to have gluten. They advise cross contamination is possible, so we knew it was a possibility, but the fact that they advertise a gf menu, and give you reassurance when ordering, should make them accountable for something. Worse part is that you pay when you order, so not even a discount or refund was issued. We paid for three meals that were left untouched.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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The best Gluten Free Pancakes I have ever had and did not get sick vary knowledgeable staff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Great GF menu with a lot of options When I told the cashier I needed options she offered the GF menu to me.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu, we had to ask at the register for it. The food was good and I didn't have a reaction.

Not celiac

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Gluten free menu, my fiancé has Celiac and did not get sick.

Not celiac

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Gluten free menu. My boyfriend has celiac and did not get sick.

Gluten Sensitive

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Staff was very nice, but very confusing when you walk in. Seems like higher end place where they would seat you and you have waitstaff, but it’s neither. They have a gluten-free menu but it’s just the usual nonsense ( ask for this with no fries or bread etc). No special preparation, food was definitely contaminated. So if you have a reaction, don’t go. Certainly if you’re celiac, forget it.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Gluten free pancakes are awful. The wait on a Sunday is ridiculously long

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Their menu clearly states that cross-contamination may occur.

Celiac

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Gluten free yes! Word to the wise, do not get the pancakes! Breakfast is a no go, but lunch and dinner GF options are quite good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Ask for their gf menu. I had Black Walnut salad with shrimp. Very good. They made gf toast instead of garlic bread. It was plain, but I added butter.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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It used to be ok, but I've gotten terribly sick the last 2 times we've eaten here.

Celiac

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Very disappointed on my first visit here. Ordered a salad that was on the gf menu but ended up having gluten reaction anyway. Will not be going back.

Celiac friendly?

No

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We’ve been twice for Sunday brunch and the pancakes are to die for!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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They have a gluten free menu but during week it consists of salads and eggs. The menu is better on weekend.

Not celiac

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Gluten free menu with great sandwiches! Loved it.I also noticed they have gluten free pancakes on the weekends.

Celiac

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Previously had great experiences at this location but this last visit and the management was terrible this time. Had to bring my plate back to the counter because there was something (meat or mushrooms) in my plain scrambled eggs. The staff including the chef (who loudly dropped the plate on the counter out of frustration) and the manager got upset. At that time, told them to please not worry about remaking and requested a refund. The manager was unapologetic and acted put off. If something as simple as scrambled eggs can have unrequested items in it...

Celiac

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Although some reviews state that the fries are fried in a dedicated fryer, this is not the case; the menu clearly states and the management confirmed that the fries are fried with other breaded items. Also, the menu states that gluten-free bread is available for hamburgers, but when I ordered the hamburger, it came out with just the pattie and no bun or bread. When I inquired about it, they offered toast; after waiting, they brought me one small slice of toast cut in half to put a large hamburger patty on. I went back and spoke with the management, who offered to substitute another entrée. After all that, the food was just mediocre. I won't be back.

Celiac

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I had a burger with no bun. It took a long time to get my food but I figured it was because they were making sure it was safe. The burger was excellent and I will definitely go again. I have celiac and felt they listened and understood what I needed.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Excellent food. I had the gluten free shredded pork tacos, and took two of the three, home.

This is a self-service restaurant, but when I asked questions, and the ice tea was empty, one of the employees let me know that I had bothered him, and he wasn't friendly. I'm just passing through, but won't be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I have had 2 excellent experiences and one very poor when where I was given food with butter on it after specifying no dairy. Lobster tacos are excellent and already come w corn tortillas. Gluten free menu is pretty extensive. Know the accommodations you need when ordering and don't count on them to know them

Celiac

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I love the sandwiches on GF bread and giant pancakes! They are very nice and knowledgeable about GF sensitivity. The portions are large so be prepared to take ypur leftovers home! One of my lunch faves!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The food was amazing! The service is amazing! They have a great detailed gfree menu. The staff is knowledgeable and understanding of what you can and cannot have. Portion sizes are large. Plan on taking home some really good food!

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They have an extensive menu, some of which can be altered to be gluten free. They apparently have gluten free pancakes on the weekend so I'll be coming back for sure.

Celiac

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be careful. the menu says "gluten friendly" not free. the gf pancakes Are cooked on shared surfaces with shared utensils. they make zero effort to prevent cross contamination beyond using a gf mix.

some items are safe though. ask lots of questions

Celiac

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Good food. I've had good luck here. But I don't get the bread anymore. It costs more and I'm pretty sure it's Udi's. the main reason is that one day my bread came toasted with blackened crumbs, which I assume came from a non-dedicated broiler. I didn't want to chance it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Big gluten free menu. Includes gluten free buns for burgers

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Don't believe they have gluten free bread. Asked them more than a few times so who ever thought they are gluten free bread there, it was not gluten free. Salads are to die for and don't count on getting any carbs , bring some gf crackers

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
Categories
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
Fajita Omelet
GF egg, ham, Swiss cheese omelette with GF toast
GF Santa Fe grilled chicken salad with gf toast
GF menu page 2
GF menu page 1
This is the gluten free menu. We had breakfast here and it was good. BUT, they really up-charge for everything.  Gluten free toast, fruit sub for potatoes. So it ended up being expensive. It was good
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