Owner's daughter has CD and his whole house is gf, so he knows his stuff. Staff changed their gloves, and they looked at their allergy sheets to see which sauces were gf, and helped make changes to their menu items to accommodate me!
The staff tries, but they are unequipped to be truly gluten free. Even if you order something that the menu states is gluten free, there is too much chaos happening behind the counter. Ordered a gluten-free Buddha Bowl (more than once) and have never rec'd it without a stray wonton or two.
Location is deemed unsafe for celiacs and people with other food allergies. I think it is a chain-wide issue with how the food prep area is set up. We were regulars but no longer. I watched as the prep person grabbed handfuls of toppings ( crispy wontons, sliced almonds) from the bowls above the main toppings and then saw same toppings rain down into the food below. The staff did not understand how serious this was. HQ was even worse with their response. I will never eat at any Freshii ever again until they make vast improvements with how they handle high risk allergens.
I ate at this freshii in the sac airport when I didn’t have many options and felt safe. The staff was young and a bit clueless but totally open to doing exactly what I told her to. I chose an item out of their regular gf selections and had her change her gloves and make it in a separate area. I had the Mediterranean salad, which was not that good. The ingredients seemed a bit old, but that might make sense given the airport location. My friend who was also celiac ordered the pesto chicken and both of us felt fine. Definitely a stop for a celiac in need. Food was 3.5 stars and safety was 5
Vegetarian restaurant with chicken option to add to wraps and salads. Fresh juices and smoothies. VERY healthy.
Very helpful staff. I asked if they'd change out their gloves and they went a step further by opening up new cranberries and slicing up an avocado fresh for my salad. Make sure you ask though--one time I didn't and I realized they had used the same gloves to make my salad as they had used to roll a flour tortilla burrito.
My daughter brought me an egg bowl one day when I wasn't feeling well. She asked them to use separate gloves, and I did not get sick, but she said it didn't appear to be an overly safe food environment. The serving was quite large, I'd say almost twice as much food as my similar order at the nearby Protein Bar.
This is one of the only places I will eat grab-and-go at Mall of America. They do have some tables you can sit at though too. If you ask them, they have a GF guide behind the counter to show which items are gluten free. They have rice noodle bowls, quinoa bowls, salads, etc. I ordered a pesto noodle bowl with grilled chicken and it was delicious. You can see their food prep area and it is celiac friendly. If you need something sweet, they also carry a variety of pre-packaged cookies, muffins (I think), and carrot cake from a local dedicated GF bakery in Eagan, MN called Bittersweet bakery.
They are so sweet here and if you ask, they will tell you exactly has gluten in it. My favorite thing to gets are their rice bowls. If you substitute out certain sauces it will be totally gluten free. I had no problem with it at all!
I'm not sure why everyone is happy with this place. I went there to get something for breakfast. The cashier and "cook" didn't know what breakfast items were available for gluten free and offered to call the owner. After waiting for 5 minutes they said he "thinks" I could do xyz. This is not an organized celiac or even gluten friendly place. Maybe something changed. **update 3/17 - I did find an allergen list online, but staff still not helpful in store.
Although the workers were not too knowledgeable, they have a gluten free menu available on hand. The store is very small so you can see how they prepare your food so you know if they are taking your cross-contamination requests seriously.
Great bowls that are GF. Just tell them about your allergy.
I'm on a detox where I am gluten free, dairy free, and processed sugar free for 30 days. Freshii is the only place I can eat without worry! All of the meals are customizable and they have a pretty awesome selection of gf dressings and sauces. My favorite thing to get is the #Lifesupport smoothie, good clean veggies and fruit and no mystery extras.
Customizable bowls with brown rice, quinoa, and salad with lots of fresh mixing options to creat your perfect meal. I had a brown rice bowl with peppers, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, and chicken, with a lemon tahini dressing for about $9.
food was good and staff knew about gf and menu was very clear about it. i had a wrangler and my friend had a fiesta. i had wrangler with sour cream and it was very good. the fiesta fresh and colorful with delicious lemony dressing and cilantro. staff was very helpful in accomodating our requests ( no onions). just be aware that its not quite where it said it was, its on e street between 10th and 11th. overall it was very good and we reccomend it!