Gluten Free at Tupelo Honey Cafe

43 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns, Egg-Free Friendly + 4 more

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They had a few items on menu with * to denote they could be made GF. My partner who has Celiac got a salad and end up getting sick. No ingredients had gluten so likely due to cross contamination

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Celiac

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Waiter was very knowledgeable. GF items were marked, but they also had GF bread to substitute for breakfast and sandwiches. The kitchen staff and GM were made aware of my restrictions and they made sure everything was safe. I had the avocado toast and it was very tasty!

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
  • 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?

— Some

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Usually only 2 items are gluten free and every time I go they are sold out of these items. When I ask for substitute they can’t accommodate because even their chicken is marinated in soy sauce. Major cross contamination issues.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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For breakfast, this is no go. Nothing on the menu. I had eggs, bacon, and grits that I'm still not positive were gf. Not a lot of food for $13. Waitress was not informed and did nothing to help me find other options. I've been for dinner and have found more options. Not for breakfast.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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Menu was extremely limited— salads and one or two entrees. Staff was super helpful where they could, but all cook spaces are shared and hard to customize. Would not recommend for true celiacs.. I only ate sides because I felt they would be safest, and so far so good, but there was no good selection that I felt comfortable trying.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Looked forward to a great breakfast. Drove from Greenville to Asheville only to be turned away by a two hour wait. Nowhere on this restaurant's listing does it indicate reservations are required. Had a nice breakfast at Biscuit Head instead. Highly recommend it if you have celiac disease.

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They have GF options on the menu. The staff is very accommodating with allergies. I had the trout and it was very good!

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The ShaShuKa was sooo yummy! Waitress was great to recommend GF options.

Celiac

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Delicious. Accomodating. Never gotten sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Very knowledgeable staff. Said everyone was trained. Menu clearly marked with gluten free options.

Celiac

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Very good GF selections - chicken, fish and pork, plus a variety of sides. Everything was fresh and well prepared. I have celiac disease and have not been cross contaminated here.

Celiac

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I love the food here, particularly the shrimp in goat cheese grits which is what I always get at brunch. They do mark some menu items as GF but if you just go with that I think your options are a bit limited. However, I always just ask for what I want to be made gluten free and either leave the piece of bread that comes with it off or else substitute it with GF bread. Some servers are more knowledgeable than others but in general they're very willing to work with you. Of course the gluten free bread is not as good as the fresh biscuits but that's to be expected...they will bring you separate jams and butter too, but often have to be asked. I give them 5 stars because the food tastes so good and the kitchen understands about celiac and cross contamination, even if sometimes the servers need a little explanation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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This was the most amazing meal! EVERYONE was knowledgeable about Celiac Disease . It was so awesome to be able to enjoy a meal that I had no doubt was safe. The pork chop was delicious!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The trout was amazing! Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Will definitely be back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very sick from eating here even after talking to chef and waitress

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Has enough options it's good for a nice lunch. Brought separate bread out for me which was tasty.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I ordered a burger with a gluten free bun. The chef, being out of those buns, gave me a regular bun, without telling/asking the wait staff. I took one bite and noticed that it was wrong and spit out as much as I could. They later informed me, when I was halfway through my salad, that the ranch dressing was not gluten free (which I do not believe was listed on their menu). After both of these things and giving me food that I am allergic to, they charged me full price. I am just glad that this happened to me and not some of the other Celiac people that I know that have worse reactions. AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Redid their menu and now they have gluten free items marked. There aren’t a ton but they do have some good selections.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Decent selection. Knowledgeable staff. Had a GF burger and GF Trout dish. Both very good. GF bread available. No separate fryer.

Celiac

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UPDATE: they now have an expanded menu with multiple items marked gluten free. It was so good!!!

The staff was knowledgeable about their gluten free offerings and the difference between gluten free preference and allergy. Shout out to Thea who asked the kitchen about a grilled chicken taco because I wasn’t feeling a salad. Didn’t get sick. Only 4 stars because they could use some more options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Gf items clearly marked on menu and server was very knowledgeable about what other menu items could be made gluten free. I had the shrimp and grits and it was sooooo good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Too few options for Celiac customers.

Not celiac

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I met friends here for brunch and had the worst salad ever which was pretty much the only thing on the menu I could eat since I also have to avoid dairy. The server wasn’t even nice... just plopped the mostly romaine salad in front of me. I won’t ever go back. Not sure what people in previous reviews found to eat.

Celiac

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I ordered the spinach salad to be extra safe but I didn’t run into any problems!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff and kitchen were knowledgeable and helpful. I had salmon over maple honey roasted veggies and the nachos appetizer. Delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Menu has changed. Menu is labeled but there are very few GF options. This location does any GF buns from local bakery. But yeah this place used to be great for GF and is now more of a corporate chain that isn’t GF super friendly.

Celiac

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Excellent GF food. I even got GF bread when everyone else got their biscuits so I could enjoy their blueberry compote. The waitress was knowledgeable, helpful, and very friendly. The sandwiches can be made GF. The menu is marked on the plates that are GF. As a plus I didn't get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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There are GF options including bread and meals. The staff is pretty familiar and willing to accommodate any way they can. Delicious meal!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Awesome!! The waitress was very helpful and they have udi's bread! Will definitely be back!!! Great food and great service!!

Celiac

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No Gluten free menu. Terrible place to eat!!!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Update: they no longer have a separate GF menu, which is a real shame. Several items that were on the old menu are no longer listed as GF. It used to be easy to eat there, but now it's a lot of work to figure out what I can & can't eat - even with a few items marked GF. And the servers ALWAYS a bring me a biscuit. :(

I've eaten here twice now with no issues (grilled cheese & tomato soup, and the shrimp & grits). Try their blueberry iced tea!As soon as I told the servers I have celiac, they immediately took it seriously. Their GF menu is extensive compared to so many restaurants, & their website says they're Great Kitchens Certified by the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness.

Celiac friendly?

No

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Atmosphere and food was great. They have a few GF options but can modify other dishes. GF bread is available for sandwiches. The waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Not celiac

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Excellent flavors, knowledgeable staff, good service. A bit overpriced though.

Celiac

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Only one entree for dinner was GF. Lunch menu has more GF options available. Knowledgeable staff always. You can ask for GF bread instead of biscuits when ordering your drink.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Waiter was knowledgeable and knew how the foods are prepared so he was able to give us good information. There aren’t enough options. Only 2 entrees, 1 salad and a couple of sides. Can’t even get grilled checken because they marinate it all in Soy sauce.

Not celiac

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We came here for brunch. The gluten free options were limited but clearly marked. Our waitress was very helpful in communicating with the kitchen for clarification (the potato dish I wanted to order was not marked gluten free due to CC potential as opposed to actually containing gluten). She even brought me a side of GF toast when she brought my husband a plate of biscuits so that I could enjoy the blueberry jam and Tupelo honey as well). I would definitely come again if I’m ever in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The server was super nice and willing to help, but the GF selections are pretty lame. All the non-celiac people in my party were happy with their food tho...I ended up going elsewhere to get a more well-rounded meal.

Not celiac

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I will start by saying I have been here previously and it was wonderful, but last night I went and it was terrible! First the poor waiter was not trained well so had no idea about gluten free options apart from 3 meals that are highlighted on the menu. Eventually the head waitress came over and went over my options. I advised them I’m not a preference person, but I have a wheat allergy and have an epi pen so it’s a real thing. Then the waiter took our order and made sure to note to swap the fried chicken for grilled and to swap gf bread etc. it comes out of the kitchen with fried chicken on gf bread so they finally remade it and a manager brought it out and calmed my nerves that they were 100% certain it was gf.

The food was good and I had no reaction but the process getting there was a little disconcerting and my boyfriend was terrified we would end up in the hospital with their lack of properly training the waiter and failure to make it correctly initially. Just be weary. It wasn’t busy, so I’m not sure what the excuse would be for a Saturday evening.

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The staff was not helpful and unwilling to modify dishes. Very limited menu for GF, and very poor quality for what is available. I found a foreign object in my salad, and the waitress didn’t even care.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Best restaurant experience ever. Eating out with 3 celiacs (one of them on a medically necessary low carb diet) is difficult. Their menu is deceiving and only lists a few gf items, but don’t let that stop you. We almost left, and we would’ve been disappointed. Our server (Jewels) convinced us to stay, and they would make us food we could eat. And they did! They brought my kids their plates and the manager came over and asked if we could have soy sauce, because the chicken is marinated in soy sauce. We said soy sauce usually has wheat in it. She went and checked and sure enough, it had wheat. However, they remade EVERYTHING and brought my son extra potatoes and gave us some of their gf bread to take home. (Their gf bread is delicious.) they were beyond kind and apologetic. We may rearrange our vacation so we can eat here again before we leave. <3.

Not celiac

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Gluten free options and waitress indicated that several items not marked GF could be prepared that way. A first for me - I got GF sourdough toast while the rest of the table got biscuits. So wonderful to get a bread appetizer with everyone else for one. Food was good, but not spectacular. We had a table of 7 and place was packed so the kitchen was a tad slow. Waitress was great though.

Celiac

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The hostess and waitress were both very knowledgeable about cross contamination etc. Accommodated menu for my Celiac daughter who just wanted bacon, eggs and toast and I had GF chicken sandwich. We would happily go again.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Menu is marked with GF. Manager (Ryan) was very accommodating and double checked everything to make sure that they avoided any allergies. Even preped GF food with separate kitchen tools. Will definitely come back again!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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I remember there being more GF options. What they do offer had to be stripped down to be GF, so it's not that exciting. But the food was good and the waiters are as accommodating as they can be.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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I got the pork shoulder and Brussels sprouts and side salad. Food was amazing, server was friendly, educated on gluten free, and super helpful. Fun, southern atmosphere and lots of gluten free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The staff was very friendly and the menu is laid out with a lot of yummy options

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Not celiac

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Menu is very clear about what is GF. Delicious food! Lovely old railway depot remade into a restaurant.

Not celiac

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Emma, our server, was very kind and helpful but they're not very accommodating for GF. We went Saturday at lunch and they were serving from their brunch menu. The GF items were all egg breakfast dishes. Not what I was hoping for. I asked and was given a lunch menu but there wasn't much more in GF there. I ate their grilled chicken sandwich with avocado and havarti minus the bun with a side of cheese grits. The chicken was moist and tasty but it was a lot of work to get out of the chef it was GF. I had higher hopes of Tupelo Honey. They proclaim loudly they buy local and serve fresh products. I thought a place like that would be better equipped and understanding of GF.

Celiac

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Very delicious, priced high for what you get however you are paying for ambiance too. Grilled okra with a garlic ranch dipping sauce was outstanding and marked (gf) on menu. Had a modified grilled chicken sandwich (no bread) they do have GF bread to sub but opted to go without. Had perfectly ripe tomatoes, avocado and a pesto- yum. The fried Brussels and French fries were in a shared fryer so it that doesn't bother you- then that will work too. The bring biscuits & jam to the table for the gluten folks too

Celiac

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They don't have a GF menu, however there were like three things marked with GF. They currently do not have Gluten Free breads, etc. However they do have Tito's vodka.

Celiac friendly?

No

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
Categories
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Egg-Free Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Vegan Friendly
Foreign object from my salad. The waitress didn’t care either
The first breakfast item in the menu! So good
GF pork, sweet potato and collards egg rolls they were absolutely the best  dish there
An entire menu just for me!
Open face veggie melt and tomato soup
Nothing beats a gold ol Bloody Mary moonshine style
Tomato Soup, trout dish and the moonshine Mary (drink) are heaven
It's in the heart of downtown
Eggs Betty on GF bread!! Awesome hot coco!!
So yummy!!!