Was able to order what I wanted as a gluten free vegetarian. Food was really good. Found a new favorite restaurant!
When I let the servers know my daughter had celiac, they changed gloves and they got all her nacho toppings from new containers under the buffet so there was no chance of cross contamination. She is sensitive and has obvious reactions when glutened, but she had no trouble after eating here. We’ll be back!
This is from their website: DID YOU KNOW? That almost our entire menu is gluten free? That’s right! At Blue Coast we don’t want allergies to get in the way of our customers enjoying a meal, so we give the extra effort to make sure everything (with the exception of the flour tortillas and the baja fish) from the meats to the freebies are GLUTEN FREE! If you have an acute allergy, please note that the corn tortillas and the chips are made in a facility that also processes wheat.
Tried the grilled chicken taco salad with chipotle honey mustard dressing. Very tasty. I did not speak with anyone in the kitchen but their website has an allergen page and I felt comfortable eating here based on that.
The food here is great, but a change (laziness) in their food handling practices have made it so that I get sick from CC every visit. I discussed it with the owner, but nothing changed. I no longer eat there.
The staff weren’t super knowledgeable, but the restaurant itself is almost entirely gluten free, as stated on their website. They do carry flour tortillas and their Baja fish contains gluten. But I had delicious carnitas tacos on corn tortillas with several fixins and no symptoms.
Employee immediately took off her gloves and washed her hands thoroughly when I said it must be Gluten Free! She also opened new bags of cheese and Pico for my bowl! It was fantastic and I didn't get sick. Highly recommended!!
Ordered gluten free taco salad. They changed gloves, got a clean serving spoon wrapped in paper towel as they moved they assembly, pull ingredients from fresh containers in frig. I am not celiac but choose gluten free. So a little cross contamination would have been ok but I did not want to interfere with their process. Great job Blue Coast and its staff in Cookeville TN. Food was fresh and tasty! Will never go to Taco Bell again!
I told the young man I have celiac and he changed his gloves without me asking. He handled my order freon start to finish. And he didn't use the topping that were out. he pulled from the fresh untouched stuff in the refrigerator below. he seemed to totally get it.
went in asked them about GF options. They went over all their items. basically everything has to be bowl. none of the wraps for burrito or tacos are GF. I had a burrito bowl, no problem at all. they do not have a GF menu, with that said their menu is a board on the wall. would be nice if they could add GF or V for Vegan. I was a little nervous about eating there. one of their workers came out and talked to me, which made me feel better.
Delicious and very friendly and knowledgable. They washed their hands and got ingredients from separate containers to avoid cross contamination. My burrito salad was overflowing so tasty! Definitely coming back! ..... Follow up: that evening I was hunched over in pain. Unfortunately there was cross contamination.
Sooo good!! They didn't have a separate gluten free menu. I had tacos and nachos. This place is set up similarly to chipotle. It was very very good! Definitely not celiac friendly but great for those with gluten intolerances.
Fantastic find! Ashlee made my chicken tortilla soup - she gets it!! Her mom has Celiac I think so she was so careful. Changed gloves and washed her hands without me asking but also got all my toppings from dedicated containers to avoid cross contamination. Great food and I can feel confident I will be safe!!
They are awesome! Everything they have is gluten free - except their fish and their flour tortillas (they have corn as a great alternative) . Their chips are also corn based. If you are super sensitive, just be aware that the corn tortillas are made in the same facility as flour tortillas, so there is a possibility of cross-contamination before they even reach the store. This is a California Baja-Style food which is all FRESHLY made right in the kitchen. Homemade salsas (the pineapple is my favorite), homemade dressings, meat is never frozen and is marinated overnight. Their beans are not cooked with meat, so there are great vegan and vegetarian options. Lots of fresh veggies to cover everything with. It's great because you build what you want the way you want it. If you let them know that you are gluten free, they will change their gloves, one person goes down the entire line with you so as not to cross-contaminate. Great staff, deliciously healthy food, fun atmosphere. WOW! Gotta stop in and try it out! You'll love it.
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