Gluten-Free at Mendocino Farms

Deli, Sandwiches
24 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Salad, Sandwiches
Celiac

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I’ve always enjoyed Mendocino Farm’s food even before Celiac disease. It’s so fresh and full of flavor. They carefully noted that I had an allergy. Each meal came in a separate bag. One of my favorite stops for a quick AND healthy meal.

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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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I do love this chain and their food. However, the potato salad side is NOT GLUTEN FREE. It says it is on Uber Eats, but their website says it is not. I ordered it and couldn’t figure out why I got sick. Everything else I have had from here labeled GF has been safe and tasty.

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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handful of GF and vegetarian options

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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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The menu notes gluten-free options and the wait staff is extremely helpful! Very healthful options and glute-free toasted bread is available for all sandwiches. Wonderful food!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • 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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Celiac

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Really good food. GF items are marked and the GF bread was good. When you order online, they ask you if it is an allergy or a preference so that leads me to believe they will take extra precaution. Did not get sick.

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

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this is now one of my favorite places to eat, all you have to do is mark down that you have a wheat allergy and they will make sure your food is celiac safe! the menu lists items that can be made gluten free or that are already gluten free. they also have good vegetarian and vegan options as well! the food is absolutely wonderful. i definitely recommend.

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
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer
  • 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

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
  • Offers outdoor seating
Gluten Intolerant

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Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious lunch spot!! They take precautions and are happy to answer any questions. GF items marked on the menu!!

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?

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

Overall Rating

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NOT celiac safe. Got EXTREMELY sick after my experience 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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Celiac

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Staff was amazing! Above and beyond! So sweet and attentive. Food is also amazing and clearly marked on main menu. Portions are great! Come and enjoy!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Leaving a review to lower the rating as this site is supposed to be used to help people find safe restaurants...and this is 100% not one of them. The Mendocino chain is NOT CELIAC SAFE, and is GF only by Los Angeles fad-diet standards. Certainly doesn't deserve a 4-star rating on FMGF...

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I always get their Save Drakes Salad, no tortilla dnd let them know that I have celiac- always had a safe experience.

Celiac

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Their salads are quite good (and actually interesting compared to most sandwich places) and they take special note when I say I have a gluten allergy/celiac. Have eaten here a handful of times, never been sick.

Celiac

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So I had a sandwich on gluten free bread and the bread was toasted and tough. I tried to cut the bread with a plastic fork and it won’t cut the bread. I went inside and asked if someone could cut the sandwich and the answer was no. Apparently no one could go wash a knife. So I’m appreciative that they were trying to be gluten free, thank goodness I have all my teeth. I have five people standing around me trying to figure out how to cut a piece of bread, really! I just said give me the sandwich and I’ll deal with it. No management response and sandwich ultimately was good. However, WTF, I can’t cut your bread or re-do your sandwich.

Wheat Allergy

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The staff was accommodating with answering questions about ingredients for multiple food allergies, and they said they can mark gluten-free orders as an allergy and use separate gloves, knives, etc. I got the impossible burger on gluten-free bread (no gf bun). The bread was your standard gf packaged bread, but the burger was good and I didn’t have a reaction.

I asked about the flourless chocolate cookie, and the person working at the counter said that while it doesn’t have gluten ingredients, it’s processed with the other ones and therefore not safe. Overall, I appreciated how knowledgeable and honest they were.

Celiac

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Great sandwiches with GF bread and a few different salads all GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Delicious sandwiches with gluten free bread. The manager in charge was very helpful and friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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NOT CELIAC SAFE!! Staff is very honest about everything being made on the same surface!! Gluten cross contact is everything. Shared surfaces, utensils, ingredients. Not safe at all.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Shared equipment with gluten...not celiac friendly

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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All salads are celiac safe and they do have gluten free bread/buns. When asking about food safety for celiac, the manager came out saying he already had the chef made aware of it. Overall, delicious, safe food. Definitely am going back and would recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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The salads here are amazing! If you are celiac I wouldn’t recommend getting the sandwiches because they don’t have a separate area or separate utensils but in terms of salads they have “gluten free” mixing bowls and utensils... I’ve never gotten sick from here and I highly recommend the modern ceasar no tortilla.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Pretty knowledgeable and haven’t gotten sick in a couple visits.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Everything we got was so good and fresh. Staff was really nice and helpful.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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SANDWICHES ARE NOT CELIAC SAFE. It states this on their menu that they are made on the same equipment. However, I had good luck eating a Caesar salad and asking for a glove change. The salad was super yummy, I added chicken, and the dressing was really flavorful. Nice atmosphere and good service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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GF labeled salad definitely made me sick. avoid.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff, eat with comfort!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Celiac

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Good gluten free sandwich options!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Menu has items designated as gluten free.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very good gluten free bread. Many of their sandwiches and salads can be ordered gluten free; they are indicated directly on the menu. They also have a number of gluten free side dishes.

Celiac

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Not safe for celiac. Shared equipment, utensils, and spaces. At least staff was upfront that their menu is not okay for celiac or allergies.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Been here twice since its opening a few days ago. Love that the menu is clearly marked gluten free and seasonal; sandwiches, salads, great outdoor seating and stellar customer service. Great addition to the Pruneyard!

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Love their gluten free sandwiches, and their overall menu

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I've spoken to a manager here and been told they prepare everything on shared equipment. There's even a sign stating that the GF options aren't free from cross contamination. I'd be very careful here if you have Celiac.

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Cross contamination is the norm. Not Celiac safe I'm

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Good sandwich on grilled gf bread. I had the Prociuttio and Mary's chicken with pesto. I'll let you know later if I get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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GF options are indicated on menu (substitute GF bread). Staff seems knowledgeable. Fast. Fresh. Had Vegan Banh Mi without lemonaise - tasty and crunchy. GF bread was ok - better as a small salad.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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It's a nice place and the staff try their best to accommodate but NOT SAFE FOR CELIACS.

Celiac friendly?

No

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super good gluten free bread for yummy sandwiches and plenty of salad options. Bustling eatery in a cute location. Recommended if you want to feel like a normal sandwich eater. :)

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Used to eat here all the time and be fine. The last 4 times (over the course of several weeks) I ate a gluten free (allergy indicated) Italian Love Sandwich and I had a gluten reaction each time!!! Something has changed and I obviously cannot go back anymore. BEWARE!!!

Celiac

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Many GF salad options and they have GF bread as well. This particular location says that if you notify them you are ordering for an "allergy" they will assign one employee to make the order themselves (as opposed to the normal production line) in order to minimize risk of contamination. The kitchen is open and viewable as in all locations so you can see if they're doing it right.

Worth mentioning the food here is really good!

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Not celiac friendly. They take zero precautions for cross contamination. It's specifically stated that it's not safe for celiacs. So how they can label it as gluten free is silly. All these positive reviews are clearly by a bunch of people who have a made up allergy.

Celiac friendly?

No

Not celiac

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Celiac

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Vegan Friendly, with many sandwich options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches
Categories
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Deli
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Vegan Friendly
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Prociuttio and Mary's chicken gf sandwich
Steak BLT with Beet & Quinoa salad. Yummm!!