Gluten Free at First Watch

158 ratings
Breakfast, Cafe, Lunch
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Not celiac
1 week 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.

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Celiac
1 week 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.

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Celiac
2 weeks 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.

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Celiac
1 month 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.

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Celiac
1 month 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.

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Celiac
1 month 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.

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Celiac
2 months ago

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

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Celiac
2 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.

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Celiac
2 months ago

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

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Celiac
2 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.

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Not celiac
2 months ago

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

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Celiac
2 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.

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Celiac
2 months ago

Has gf options as well as gf toast

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Celiac
2 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.

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Celiac
3 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!

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Celiac
3 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.

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Celiac
3 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.

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3 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.

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Celiac
3 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.

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Celiac
3 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.

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Not celiac
3 months ago

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

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Not celiac
3 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.

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Celiac
4 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!

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Not celiac
4 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.

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Celiac
4 months ago

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

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

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

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Not celiac
6 months ago

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

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Celiac
6 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.

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6 months ago

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

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Celiac
6 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.

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Celiac
6 months ago

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

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Celiac
6 months ago

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

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Not celiac
6 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.

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Not celiac
6 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!

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7 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

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Celiac
7 months ago

tasty & healthy. I had green juice, an omlette & udi's gf toast.

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Celiac
7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Absolutely fantastic and great breakfast spot. Items on menu marked GF, wait staff was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Went there 3 days in a row. GF toast was delicious too.

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Celiac
7 months ago

This place is hit and miss. I received gluten-free food with toast on it, croutons on the salad and who knows what else the few times I’ve become ill from eating there. If you stick with the eggs and fruit and they remember not to put toast on it you’ll be fine.

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7 months ago

I’ve eaten here a lot for breakfast, and I substitute the toast for fruit, no problems. They pride themselves on the menu for preparing things “off the line” if you notify them of food allergies. Last time, however, I was served my GF omelette with huge pieces of bread laying on top of it. I repeated to the server that I had celiac disease also known as an ALLERGY and that I couldn’t eat what was given to me, I then watched them go back to the kitchen and re-plate the omelette. I had to explain that I would be very sick if I ate that because it had touched bread. They remade it and comped my meal. Pretty unnerving, but perhaps it was just the Altamonte location. I’ll have to be careful now.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Amber our waitress was an expert at knowing what to do when someone has celiac! The kitchen is celiac friendly! Loved the bowls!!!

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Several times can be made gluten free if you talk to a manager. Stress your intolerance and they will get it right.

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8 months ago

Love this place. The quinoa bowls are gluten-free and delicious. There are only two choices, one breakfast & one lunch, but they are both amazing so who cares? Their kale tonic is the best in town. But even better is that they have gluten-free bread now! It is just Udi’s so I wasn’t going in with high expectations, but it was grilled to PERFECTION! I am very gluten sensitive & have never gotten sick eating here.

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8 months ago

Was a little hesitant from the reviews on here but this place is AWESOME! No up charge for gluten free bread. I got the egg sandwich on gluten free bread with a side of the million dollar bacon and everything was delicious. Definitely going back!!!

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Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

while they offer GF bread it goes in a regular toaster. Not really what I would consider a good choice for Celiac's.

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Celiac
8 months ago

This first watch location is almost brand new. They offer some options for breakfast but what surprises me is that their GF toast is run thru the same toaster as normal bread so be careful about that if you have Celiac. Otherwise they offer up their eggs and omelets with no problem.

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Celiac
8 months ago

Staff is ok. Fun but flirting with unprofessional. Food is great. GF bread is put in same toaster as regular bread? Not celiac friendly but if you don’t get the GF bread all is good!

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Celiac
9 months ago

Updating my previous review: the restaurant has changed markedly since we first started coming here & our fellow diners were very unhappy with their experience today - long wait times despite many empty tables seemingly available, extra charges for maple syrup etc. I didn’t have confidence they could be gluten free any more so didn’t eat at the restaurant, but I think we would be reluctant to take visitors there again.

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9 months ago

I love this restaurant. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is they are limited on gluten free options. You can still get some great items- like egg dishes, omelets, potatoes and fruit. They just started carrying gluten free bread this week, so I think they may be trying to become more gluten friendly.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Have eaten here twice since finding out I have celiac. They have a long menu that lists all the allergens for each dish. Very helpful if you are avoiding more than just gluten. Food is terrific. Great staff.

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Celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

Staff Celiac friendly and helpful. Separate menu not available at the time, however waitress attentive. Ordered the hash, delicious . GF bread available, ask to grill on potato area, not in toaster. Safe!! I will come back happily.

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