Gluten Free at First Watch

166 ratings
Breakfast, Cafe, Lunch
User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
15 hours ago
Not celiac friendly

I was so excited to eat here after all the positive comments from others. Our waiter was fantastic and even put mine and my sons order on a separate ticket clearly labeled with allergy. I know Celiac is not an allergy. However when our order came out with regular bread. The waitress that brought it out whisked it back to kitchen. It was back out wit Audi’s bread, but clearly the same omelette. I let our waiter know that it was not a safe practice for Celiacs. He apologized but no visit from the manager and still paying full price left a sour taste in my mouth. I hope we don’t get sick. 😢

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Food was very good and tasted fresh. Waitress and service was slow. No ketchup on the table. They do have gluten free bread and options. I have a severe allergy and did not get sick.

User profile picture thumbnail
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I’ve eaten here multiple times now and have not gotten sick. The staff was pretty knowledgeable and double checked things like sides when asked. They have breakfast bowls and regular breakfast items. They do have gluten free bread but they don’t have a separate toaster. Overall a pretty good experience.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing breakfast! I was able to address my concerns about Celiac and they understood. I was also able to substitute bread for Udi’s GF toast! Which made me feel like I wasn’t missing out. Loved it and will go back!!

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
2 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

Offers several tasty options for both Gluten Free and Dairy Free diets. Serve Udi’s gf bread at no extra cost, but do not have a dedicated toaster. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

User profile picture thumbnail
3 weeks ago

Only provides Udi’s bread as a substitute. Not dedicated cooking space. So not for celiacs or severely sensitive gluten intolerance. Basic egg breakfast. Omelettes. Etc.

User profile picture thumbnail
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

I just called them today and only thing they offer is Udi's gluten free buns to make sandwiches with and salad. Lame! Because their menu items look delicious & would be so easy to go buy a few bags of gluten free pancake & waffle mix available at almost any store.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
1 month ago

They do serve gluten-free Udi bread at no extra charge. We are gluten intolerant and had no reaction.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 month ago

Does not have a separate gluten free menu, but our server Trisha was GF and sat down and went over every item on the menu that is gluten free. She said all of their ingredients are all contained separately to prevent cross contamination. They have a separate toaster for GF bread. Any egg dishes/omelettes/frittata on the menu can be made GF simply by not ordering the English muffin that normal comes with. She also said everyone is very cautious when it comes to food allergies and will wash hands, change gloves, clean equipment, etc. I was super impressed and Trisha was an amazing server!

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
1 month ago

Eaten here many time and have never gotten sick. Menu states power bowls and salad dressings are all gluten free. Udi's bread is available so sandwiches and toast can be made GF.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Food is healthy and delicious. Staff understands gluten-free eating quite well.

User profile picture thumbnail
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Limited gluten free options but my waitress was knowledgeable about menu suggestions for no cross contamination. She asked if I was celiac and was also training a new waitress to do the same. The staff is well trained for gluten free/celiac friendly meals. Also, gluten free bread was available for NO EXTRA CHARGE!

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
1 month ago

The food is great, and they offer GF bread. However, they do not have a GF menu and the staff tend to be rather uninformed about options.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
1 month ago

They have always been super accommodating to my GF issues.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
1 month ago
Celiac friendly

Wonderful food, great service, and no problems accommodating dietary needs. Tip: Don’t eat the GF bread if you’re celiac, as it’s toasted alongside the regular bread. Other than that, this is a very Celiac friendly place to eat!

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
2 months ago

Staff are accommodating dining-in. Another time I ordered the same dish I had previously & asked for no toast. I was disappointed the toast was right on top of the food.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
2 months ago

Went to First Watch for breakfast. I ordered the country skillet. Asked our waitress of potatoes are GF. She went and asked and said yes they were. No reactions. The s was my second visit. After telling my waitress I am allergic, she checked w the chef each time. First time ordered the ham and gruyere omelette. No reactions. Def will return.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
2 months ago
Celiac friendly

My server was very accommodating and answered all my questions (I didn’t have too many as I already had specific dishes in mind). They have gluten free bread that is stored apart from the regular bread but all the bread is placed into the same toaster. (This is the reason for 4/5 stars instead of 5/5) I substituted my bread for fruit with my hash dish. Excellent food, did not get sick and felt confidence in the wait staff to properly accommodate me.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ate here at my family’s choice. The server was politely informed me that cross contamination was possible for all menu items. I ordered the item the server deemed safest - quinoa kale bowl. Still got sick from cross contamination. Server was not helpful in providing accommodations.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

The host told me they do not have a gluten free menu when requested then said, “we don’t really do that.” Our waitress told me she was unable to provide me any information. I requested she ask the chef and she came back out and said the chef recommended I order what I would guess to be gluten free. One of my worst eating out experiences.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I ordered an omelette with fruit and GF bread ( not toasted ). I ended up very sick from there unfortunately!! I won’t go again.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
3 months ago

Fantastic breakfast! Many gluten free options and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

So little food on their menu for gluten free needs. If you want you’re wanting more then eggs! And waitresses are rude and tend to give you an attitude if you discuss gluten free options.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago

Staff is very friendly and helpful when making sure your order is gluten free. Food is awesome!

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago

Several GF choices, but the chain switched from corn tortillas to a wheat/corn blend. I used to love the breakfast tacos. Now I can only have the fillings.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
4 months ago

Food really tasty. GF bread. I’m not celiac, so I’m not sure about cross-contamination.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

They have lots of gluten free options plus gluten free toast. The only thing you’ll miss out on are the pancakes and waffles, but they have a great menu so it’s not a big deal. However, they don’t have a gluten free menu, but they might hand you a useless allergen list which pretty much says nothing is gluten free because most of the dishes come with bread which can be substituted for gluten free bread, so just ignore it and talk to the waitress instead.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago

Has gf options as well as gf toast

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
4 months ago

The staff was knowledgeable. There is a dedicated toaster for GF bread (with a sign by the regular toaster that says not to put in GF bread). No official GF menu, but they have a less formal printout from 2015 of the main options. It was a bit out of date but with the help of the server, I could order. I feel fine as of now (about 30 minutes after eating). There are multiple locations.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago

The First Watch team was most helpful — the restaurant (I believe all locations) offer Udi’s gluten-free bread — and they WILL make French toast using be bread. The kitchen is NOT gluten-free, so there is cross-contamination risk for those with Celiac, but the team was knowledge and ready to work with us. Would definitely go back!

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago

There is not a separate gluten free menu, but the manager and staff were very accommodating to all of my questions. They mark the order sheet super well so everyone in the kitchen knows you have a gluten allergy. I have Celiac, felt safe eating here, and did not get sick.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago

They do not have a dedicated toaster, but do offer gf bread. I had the Farmhouse Hash and it was amazing. Staff answered questions and seemed knowledgeable. There were several options for gf. Nima sensor tested my meal safe.

User profile picture thumbnail
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place has extremely friendly staff. They don’t have a GF menu, but are willing to accommodate gluten free. They have gluten free bread for toast and sandwiches.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago

They have gluten free bread but NOT a toaster to toast it without contaminating it. Not really sure who eats bread not toasted at breakfast. Other than that, food was ok. But the bacon is the worst. Totally microwave bacon.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff is very knowledgeable. I recommend using their App to reserve a table ahead of time, they are always busy :-) Awesome food and great service.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
5 months ago

I agree with the other reviews of cross contamination. Ate there this morning and I’m having a reactions.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
5 months ago

They make it very clear when you order that they don’t guarantee against cross-contamination and you are responsible for the risk. We didn’t stay.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
5 months ago

Yum! Several choices and knowledgeable staff. They’ll write up an “allergy ticket” and make sure that gloves are swapped. Download the app to get in line digitally... there’s always a wait!

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Toaster for udis bread is the same toaster for all bread. If you are celiac or have allergies know they do not have a designated toaster. Food is good for those who are casual gf diners though.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
6 months ago

First Watch recently added GF bread to their menu, opening up more choices.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Gluten free bread, will cook on separate space, very aware and knowledgeable staff

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
7 months ago

They have a great breakfast menu with gf and df options. They also have gf toast.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

good food and the waitress was very aware of the gf options. they now have gf bread but not a separate toaster. it's a great place to grab brunch.

User profile picture thumbnail
8 months ago

The pancakes are gluten freeeee and made on a dedicated stove!! Great staff, knowledgeable and willing to change any order to accommodate.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
8 months ago

Cute trendy place. They had gluten free toast which was nice to have for breakfast. If you are ordering a kids meal, make sure to say no garnishes on the plate. I spent time picking off parsley and green onion pieces from my daughter's eggs.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
8 months ago

Limited options and staff is not knowledgeable. Can’t even eat their dressings.

User profile picture thumbnail
Celiac
8 months ago

Even if you get GF bread, it is toasted in a contaminated toaster. The rest of the food was good.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
8 months ago

Stopped here in March 2018 and had a great breakfast. They can sub gf bread (at no charge!) on any breakfast or lunch. Seem to have a good handle on server and kitchen training. Would be nice to see gf pancakes or waffles. I had the vegetarian skillet w eggs and my husband had the quinoa bowl (he was not very excited). Neither of us had issues. The home fries are awesome and very fresh. Great brunch drink options.

User profile picture thumbnail
Not celiac
8 months ago

Not one hundred percent a gluten free facility, but they have gluten free toast (Udi's) and are willing to work with you if you let them know about your allergy! Their dishes are delicious!

User profile picture thumbnail
9 months ago

They offer GF toast but toast it in the same toaster as regular bread. No GF pancakes. Wife ordered salad to be GF - brought salad with a big piece of bread on top. Inordeee sandwich on sourdough but it came on a hamburger bun - not accommodating server

Categories
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
photo
GF tacos with black beans
Delicious.... but I would have preferred GF bread that didn't upset my tummy.
TY
Parma Hash is Awesome!!! Love it!
photo
photo