Gluten Free at Ike's Sandwiches

49 ratings

Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns, Dairy-Free Friendly + 4 more

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GF bread, but almost every veggie option has gluten because of the fake meat, so I had almost no choices. Very disappointing!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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OMG the gluten free bread here and sandwiches are amazing. They have a dedicated space for gluten free, so you have nothing to worry about. I've been to two other Ike's and even though it's a chain, this one stands out as the best.

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Celiac friendly?

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I follow a celiac diet (although not celiac myself) and am sensitive to certain ingredients so it was important to find somewhere that could accommodate allergies. Ike has an amazing menu of items that caters to meat eaters, vegans, and gluten sensitive people alike. They literally have an option called "allergy" to add to the order so that they can accommodate the order as such. I had the Matt Cain with a gluten free bun and no sauce (can't take a risk). I thought for sure it was going to be a dry unremarkable sandwich but was pleasantly surprised to find it tasty, warm, and fresh. The beef created it's own juice which made it delicious and easier to eat. I loved the bun. Made very well and almost like the real yeasty thing. The only thing I found negative was that they had no salt and pepper. That was odd. But regardless, I still had a good sandwich. I commend the team here for careful food handling cause I had no skin reactions and typically celiac/gluten sensitive people are paranoid even eating at places like this because of cross contamination.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I absolutely love Ike’s. I have Celiac as does my sister. The bread is toasted in a shared space, but I’ve been coming here for years with my sister and never had a problem. Sometimes they toast it on a separate piece of paper to separate the bread from the oven.

Celiac

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Yes

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They have good allergen protocols in place. The GF bread is shockingly good and not just crumbly sandwich bread.

Celiac

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I’m celiac and had an Italian sandwich delivered to me - DELICIOUS- thanks for being around will definitely be ordering again

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No

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They have gf buns but put my sandwich on regular bread anyway. The prep area is piled up with food debris.

Celiac

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This place is great! Dedicated area for making the gf sandwiches. I had the stiffy tiffy and loved it!

Celiac

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No

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Horrible. I tell the cashier I have celiac, a severe gluten allergy and I asked if they could change the gloves. While she did ask if i ordered the gluten free bread for preference or for allergy and of course I said allergy, after receiving and finishing my sandwich I look at he receipt and it says “gluten free bread preference”. When at other locations it always says allergy (because that’s what I ordered). Then I ask the cashier if they changed the gloves and she says something like no but if you said it was an allergy it wouldn’t have made any difference because there’s breadcrumbs everywhere like in the sauce.... never going there again. Do not recommend unless you just have a gluten free preference

Celiac

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No

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Whether it's safe or not depends on the staff. Came here during a busy lunch hour but was fine, came during a quiet dinner hour with younger staff and got glutened. They even put my sandwich in the same bag as the other sandwiches for my family members that weren't gf.

Celiac

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Yes

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Been here several times, staff are very helpful and knowledgeable. Never got sick. Definitely recommend for celiacs.

Celiac

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Yes

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So good best sandwich I have a long long time! Celiac, and sensitive to cross contamination and I didn’t get get sick. Had separate area for food prep! Definitely recommend

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Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about their Gluten Free offerings. Highly recommend.

Celiac

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The staff was very knowledgeable about what would not only taste great, but satisfy my dietary needs (celiac and vegan). Always a good time.

Not celiac

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I have been waiting for Ike’s to come this way for awhile!! It is really small and it is usually crowded because it is new. I have never had problems and I am GF and lactose free! The manager is the best and knows his stuff. Usually they will even put my sandwich in separate bag from the other regular sandwiches!!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Communicate clearly that you have an allergy. I have never had a problem there. I have celiac and dairy sensitivity. Some locations are set up with a dedicated work space. Can’t really tell here. Ask.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Richard and Tommy behind the counter were super friendly and knowledgeable about safe food preparation for a celiac. They assured me that they use ingredients from the back, one person handled my sandwich from start to finish, and it was DELICIOUS. The bun was soft and not crumbly. It was unlike any other bread I’ve gotten from any other restaurant. Yay!!!!

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They have the best gluten free bread for the sandwich!

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac

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

Not celiac

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Yes

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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.

Celiac

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

Celiac

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No

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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

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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).

Celiac

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Yes

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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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

Celiac

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Yes

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

Celiac

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No

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

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Yes

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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

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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.

Not celiac

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

Not celiac

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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.

Not celiac

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

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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.

Celiac

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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.

Not celiac

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

Celiac

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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.

Celiac

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Great sandwichs take the allergy very seriously

Not celiac

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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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No

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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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Celiac friendly?

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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.

Celiac

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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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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.

Celiac

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

Not celiac

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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.

Not celiac

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

Gluten Free Features
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
Categories
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Deli
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Another great sandwich in it’s own bag!!
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The Nnikenator (#106) on gluten free bread 😋
Cute little sandwich shop :)