Gluten Free at Ike's Love and Sandwiches

42 ratings
Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns, Deli, Lunch
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2 days ago

They have the best gluten free bread for the sandwich!

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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

Great place for a Celiac to get a real tasting gluten free sandwhich

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Celiac
2 weeks ago

Probably the best gf bread I’ve ever had!! Just specify you have an allergy.

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Not celiac
3 weeks ago
Celiac friendly

I absolutely love Ike’s!! Not only do they have GF Vegan options, they also prepare the GF items in a completely separate room to ensure that your food doesn’t become contaminated with gluten.

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Celiac
2 months ago

They looked at me like I was a kicked puppy when I told them I have celiac. Super annoying and condescending.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They have gluten free bread but that's all. No accommodation appears possible in the kitchen. I've gotten sick here twice.

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Celiac
2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

I did get mildly glutened here, but it was partially my own fault for forgetting to tell them it was an allergy (they usually ask at other locations, but didn't here). I am assuming they would be more careful with that information, but I would still say that it's not celiac safe. The gf bread was delicious as always (they get it from Mariposa).

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

This place is amazing and they “get it”, eat at ease of cross contamination risk, and the bread is delicious!

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

They outsource their gluten free baguettes all the way from Mariposa, my absolute favorite gluten free bakery In the Bay Area!!! Great, safe sandwich!

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Celiac
4 months ago
Celiac friendly

Very safe for celiac! They have separate cutting boards, utensils , etc.. I’ve never gotten sick here and I love this place!

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Celiac
5 months ago
Celiac friendly

One of the best gluten free sandwich places I’ve been to. I haven’t had an allergic reaction here yet.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

they cook the sandwiches in same oven as regular bread. directly on the rack

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7 months ago
Celiac friendly

Are at the one in Burbank and had no problems. Bread was really great! Staff was knowledgeable. Would go again!

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Celiac
7 months ago

The gluten-free bread is great, and they also have vegan cheese. They ask you if it's a preference or allergy and report to the kitchen, which made me feel that they must be pretty knowledgeable.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Super knowledgeable and friendly. Immediately knew how to treat celiac/allergies. They pulled out all the stops for cross contamination — changed gloves, kept everything separate, etc. Everything can be made gluten free except for fried/breaded options, and the GF bun didn’t cost extra! Definitely coming back.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Celiac friendly

Finally, a place for Celiacs to go if they want a delicious sub sandwich. The staff was very knowledgeable about cross contamination and even substituted the provolone cheese for dairy free/vegan. I had sandwich #118 / Tony Soprano. I hadn’t had a sub sandwich in years and was impressed at how delicious it was, even with the modifications. If you want just a simple lunch then this place is for you. Plus, you get a lollipop, vegan is offered as well, with every purchase.

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Not celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

It was really yummy, but I don’t think they gave me the gluten free bread I asked for as I got those familiar lethargic feelings after eating. I’m not normally impacted by cross contamination, so make sure you check on the bread before eating.

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Celiac
9 months ago

Really good gf roll and they take extra measures to eliminate cross contamination if you tell them its an allergy!

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Not celiac
9 months ago
Celiac friendly

The staff asked if it was an allergy and double checked each ingredient for me, even the things I’m usually sure about, but THEY wanted to make sure. Gluten free rolls are amazing, but if they run out they sub gluten free bread which isn’t as delicious as the gf rolls in my opinion. Their orange glaze and vegan options are not gluten safe. They make the gf sandwiches in a different kitchen space.

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Not celiac
11 months ago
Celiac friendly

All I know is that the food was tasty. Delicious bread. And I didn’t get sick!

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1 year ago

Best GF sandwiches I’ve ever had! The bread is amazing. Most of the menu can be done GF & the staff was knowledgeable. They ask if you have an allergy/celiac & will change gloves & prep in a clean area. Highly recommended.

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Celiac
1 year ago

They have a separate station where they prep gluten free sandwiches. But they put it through the same oven as other bread so crumbs are flying everywhere in the oven causing cross contamination. I've eaten here over 30 times and I'm a celiac and I've gotten sick half the time. But most recently I did not get sick and they offered to make the sandwich without toasting it, so I can take it home and toast myself. Since I'm a celiac I can't eat here really but I still do every now and then because they are so good. If you're not a celiac you gotta try this place. It's a 5/5 stars but since it's not fully safe for celiacs I gotta go 4.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

Robust GF rolls. Confusing menu. Cheese on nearly everything. Tasty. Big sandwiches.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Wanted to check this place out. So my taste buds say: If you feel like having sandwiches for lunch/dinner, well this is the place.Finally a sandwich shop w/gluten free bread!!!I ordered the #65 Turkey avocado w/red pesto. Delish!! They also have veggie/vegan sandwhiches too, for the vegan peeps. Great sandwich shop. I'll be coming back for sure. Sorry to the other sandwich shops, no gluten free bread.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Great sandwichs take the allergy very seriously

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Not celiac
1 year ago

While no GF menu, there is GF bread, and cashier was knowledgeable about GF options. They change gloves, knives, etc for GF orders. So excited Ike's is now in Tustin!

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

All gluten free sandwiches get made on a dedicated station to minimize cross contamination. They're very careful, but it's still not celiac friendly. Great sandwiches though, I love the Pilgrim!

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1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They were courteous enough to ask if it was a preference or an allergy and put mine in a separate bag from my boyfriends to avoid cross contamination. I will be giving them my business again in the near future. Also the gluten free bread is delicious.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have an entirely separate area to make gluten fee sandwiches! Different utensils and condiments! Their sandwiches are wonderful. You just have to make sure to express that it's an allergy and they'll take good care of you!

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Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

All bread, even GF, goes through a shared oven that blows air. I really appreciate the staff warning us but it means the GF bread is not really an option except maybe for people just looking to reduce, but not eliminate, gluten. There are lettuce wraps. Precautions against cross-contamination don't look to be that thorough. It's a nice place and the people were very friendly and helpful but it's basically a college campus sandwich shop and not set up for true GF.

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Celiac
2 years ago

NOT Celiac Friendly. Cooks in same oven. Should not be listed as celiac friendly on this app.

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Not celiac
2 years ago

Sometimes the gluten free bread is still cold/frozen. Other than that issue, this place is generally pretty delicious. They are careful if you tell them you have an allergy. The Redwood City Ike's location has a better GF bread.

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Not celiac
2 years ago

Great sandwiches on GF bread roll (subway sandwich style). They take extra precautions if you mention gluten allergy.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Fantastic selection of gluten free sandwiches in a deli counter environment.This location doesn't have all of them listed on the menu board, but I get the #333 Stephen Jenkins (singer from Third Eye Blind) which has pesto and turkey and stuff on a Toasted Gluten Free French Bread! *be sure to tell them you have a gluten 'allergy' because they do a special preparation to avoid cc.My gluten-eating exchange student said her gluten containing sandwich was the best sandwich she has ever had in her 17 years of life!

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Not celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Right off the bat they asked if I was was to sensitive to have the same cutting board for things. Luckily I'm not, but the fact that they asked implies that they're willing to comply for those more sensitive than myself. I'm not sure how well they do however. The best part is that they didn't even charge me extra for gluten free bread - and they had th3 good stuff, not just sliced Udi's like many places. I said not celiac friendly because of experiences others have had, not myself.

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2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Celiacs!! Do not go to the one in Walnut Creek. Someone else had problems there too.

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2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I love this place so much! I haven't gotten sick here because they are careful with their cc and they take my allergy seriously. of course, eat at your own risk because nothing is guaranteed, but I'm happy to have a restaurant both me and my vegan husband can eat at as they accommodate to vegans as well.

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Not celiac
2 years ago

Had gluten free bread when I asked. Food was great.

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Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

I have been here so many times now because they take such good care of me. They prep gf sandwiches in a separate area and they are so so good. Just make sure you tell them that you have celiac/allergy (whatever you have) so that they take extra precautions.

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Not celiac
3 years ago

They Actually ask you if it's for allergies when you order gf bread! Then they apologize for take a little longer to make the sandwich so they can clean the area, wash, and reglove. (Like we mind them taking extra care to keep me safe) They were So nice and accommodating to my large family (We tote our 5 kids just about everywhere). The bread they use comes from agf bakery in Oakland. It's very delicious, like regular artisan. Unfortunately, it's more of a take out place for us. Tables are too high and they only have stools. The high chair doesn't fit the tablescuz of the hight. Otherwise it would be 5 stars.

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

This location's gluten free sandwiches are just as amazing as the Mea's location. I love the sandwiches and often and drive way out of my way to get one. I'm hoping a location in Phoenix opens up!

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3 years ago

I've been here a handful of times. i have gotten sick more than not. I'm a very sensitive celiac and can't have cross contamination whatsoever. they make the bread in the same oven as gluten beads. they also will bag your food in the same bag as gluten sandwiches if you had other people on your order. won't go back here anymore.

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3 years ago

Has to be requested but they do cater to gluten free. I'm not celiac just allergic.

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Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

2 days later i am still sick but it did taste good

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Not celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Omg so good. So many sandwiches to choose from, and the gf bread is a SUB, not two little tiny pieces of your typical gluten free bread. Staff is so friendly and informed me that they do share a kitchen, so cross contamination is a possibility. Sandwiches can get a bit pricey but you get a lot of food.

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3 years ago

One of my favorite places ever! A gf sandwich on its own will cost about $10-12, but so worth it! And the staff is so incredibly friendly

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

the best gf sandwich I have ever had! the bread was amazing. it took a while to get our food, but totally worth the wait. I am celiac and had no reaction. will definitely go again!

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Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Absolutely impressed! I am so excited to go back.... The GF bread was delicious and no adverse reactions! Service is also very friendly - top notch. It tasted like eating real bread for the first time in over a year! I am very grateful to have found this place.

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Celiac
3 years ago

OMG! The service was beyond fantastic and I can't believe how good the gluten free bread is! I felt like I was eating real bread for the first time in a year. Wow! I will definitely be going to Ike's as often as possible!

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
Categories
  • Deli
  • Lunch
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The Nnikenator (#106) on gluten free bread 😋
Cute little sandwich shop :)