Gluten Free at Panera

113 ratings
Salad, Kid Friendly, Lunch, Restaurant
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Celiac
1 week ago
Celiac friendly

This Panera was built this year, so wanted to add to the app so people know about it. Gluten free list online updated quarterly. Love the new gf chocolate walnut cookie. I’m celiac and never gotten sick.

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1 week ago

I asked about gluten free and they gave me a list of items. Enjoyed their Fuji apple chicken salad and autumn squash soup.

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Not celiac
2 weeks ago

While the Panera menu is limited the manager did a wonderful job of preparing our meal herself to make sure it was not cross contaminated.

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Not celiac
4 weeks ago
Not celiac friendly

BE CAREFUL! Many Paneras (for example, the one in Russett) can do gluten-free meals. This one has major problems. I have gone here for more than two years, so the following is based on a reasonable amount of experience. First, they have high staff turnover. Every time I visit, there is a completely new batch of people taking orders. Second, they don’t train their people well. Most of the time, when I say the words “gluten-free,” I am met with a blank stare. The ones who do know what it means inevitably ask me if I want bread for my side!Even on good days, the kitchen gets orders wrong more often than right. That’s why I have very low confidence that they know how to avoid cross-contamination. I have had meals here without problems, but I don’t go here very often. If you have a severe allergy, you should stay away.

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1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

They try, but not celiac safe. Get this off the list.

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Celiac
2 months ago

Never had an issue here. Just review their website about what is ok to eat prior to going.

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Celiac
3 months ago

The manager came out with an allergen list to help me order something gluten-free. They list vegetarian and low fat on the menu, but it doesn’t specify gluten-free. I checked my food with a Nima and it was gluten-free, had the corn chowder with a salad.

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Not celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Google for current GF menu but NOTE Panera is not celiac friendly as no guarantee there's not cross contamination due to the daily making of bread. Even states such verbiage on its GF menu item listing. Menu is dated so check back for updates or each time you might eat there. Salads, some soups & even claims one of the cookies is GF.

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Celiac
4 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not many potentially GF offerings, which surprised me given Panera’s emphasis on healthy food. The counter person as much as said that they really didn’t really have that option, and that cross contamination was really not accounted for. Had a salad that I think met requirements, but didn’t enjoy much. With a little thought, Panera could do much better in this area.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not impressed. I ordered delivery and they put a baguette (when I asked for an apple) in the same bag with the (unsealed) “flourless” cookie. I won’t risk it from here again.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Gave me a free coffee, very nice. But won't eat here.

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Celiac
5 months ago
Not celiac friendly

If I could give it zero stars I would. I had an Asian salad where I’d asked them not to add the wontons, and there were still 2 wonton strips on there. Luckily I don’t have an immediate reaction, though I am a true celiac. I explained that I had celiac and got blank stares. Don’t go there.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Not helpful in the least when looking for GF options. They gave me a binder to find something to eat. I get that it is originally a “fresh baked bread” place to eat but they have got to get current and provide GF options that are easy to spot and order from.

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Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

I get Panera soups and salads almost weekly and never have any issues or reactions. Large variety to choose from and healthy clean eating 😊

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Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Definitely not celiac safe... staff is pretty clear that none of their food is free from cross contamination and there is gluten everywhere.

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Celiac
8 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Paneras are not safe for someone who is Celiac.

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Not celiac
10 months ago

No GF bread still, but good salads and soups

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10 months ago

totally clueless staff and manager. website on phone very unhelpful. Fuji Apple salad is GF, but it took me 10 min to figure this out.

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Celiac
10 months ago

They have some gluten free soups and salads.

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Not celiac
10 months ago
Not celiac friendly

They had no knowledge of gluten safe options. I don’t understand how they can even be on this app.

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Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Horrible they put wontons in my specifically requested gluten free salad like explicitly stated and then in addition got the whole rest of the order wrong

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Not celiac
11 months ago

takes FOREVER to isolate the gluten free options. Register staff has absolutely NO idea what menu items are safe and they have to pull a huge ingredients list and look up every single item separately to determine whether it's safe. I have tried several locations. none of them have a clue.

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Celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Ok staff had no idea what contained gluten and after searching their manual I could have a salad with no dressing or toppings, squash soup or turkey chili. For sides you can have apple slices or potato chips, they do have the cookie the other person spoke of but it is in with the gluten containing cookies. The chance of cc here is pretty much guaranteed. My husband ate there and we are on our way to find something I can eat as the manager will tell you straight up they have a disclaimer they have to say to anyone with celiac disease and it emphasizes how much flour is constantly in the air and how since it is a bakery cc is extremely possible. That is why I gave the 2 stars, for their honesty. Not a safe place to eat in my opinion. Now if you are able to consume some gluten or cc is not an issue my husband said the food tasted alright, not something he would go looking for to eat but it was alright.

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Not celiac
11 months ago
Not celiac friendly

How does a major chain like Panera not have ANYTHING GF? I think the tomato soup was possibly clean. Their management needs to address this given their salad offerings.

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1 year ago

we ordered their turkey chili and a salad which both said was on thier gluten free list at the time both me and my husband became very ill afterwards we both had the same thing and both of us have gluten sensitivity.

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1 year ago

No noted gluten free items on menu. Staff had no clue.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

What do you expect from a place that makes its own bread? Definitely NOT Celiac Friendly. I ordered a plain salad and they served me a completely different salad with dressing on it, and bread on the side. The wait staff had absolutely no idea how to handle customers with food allergies. They do not change thier gloves so there will be cross-contamination.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

employees knew nothing about gf. i walked out.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

Only checked to see if there was a gf pastry available for a coffee break and found a very tasty chocolate cookie available.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

They have an allergen notebook that lists items that are gf. I usually get Fuji Apple Chicken salad or a Medit. Chicken and Quinoa salad and gf soup and chips. I always ask them to change gloves. No problems!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

They advertise gluten sensitive diet. . but only have salads gluten free... No gf bread or breakfast items.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

When I told them I had an allergy they pulled out an entire binder filled with their nutrition/allergen information. They opened it up to the gluten free menu options for me, told the entire staff to wash their hands and work area and kept my food separated from the other food. It's still a full service bakery which is likely to have cross contamination but the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. Also, the catering menus available at the door have gf items clearly marked.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

Their website has a dedicated menu telling you which items are as is gluten free and which you can modify like the potato soup and the modern Greek salad with quinoa.

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1 year ago

Not many choices. Salads without crotons and the creamy tomatoe soup. They are always out of the GF brownie they advertise

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have a gluten free chocolate cookie and macaroons. I get the potato soup and Greek salad. They lost all ingredients on their website

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1 year ago

enjoy here often. only have done food to go. I stick to the gluten free options only. Greek salad and potato soup. also has a gluten free chocolate cookie that is good

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Celiac
1 year ago

Gf salads, soups and cookies!!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Panera is not celiac friendly. I have even gotten sick from salad with no dressing, likely due to cross contamination.

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1 year ago

Nice salad options and smoothies. Good for a lunch if you are with others who are wanting to eat there.

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Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Because of the bakery items and bread they make daily, they are very up front telling you there is a LOT of flour in their kitchens. They can offer options that don't contain gluten ingredients, but they can NOT assure you there will have been no cross-contamination. So, Celiacs are taking a risk. We have had smoothies here a few times & been fine. But that was with a manager overseeing the prep.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Gf salad dressings - got bbq chicken salad with NO frizzled onions!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I've had the Greek salad with chicken a dozen times with no issues!

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

They have a disclaimer on the website that they can't guarantee against cross contamination but I ate the salad and soup that were listed as having no gluten and I had no problem. I am celiac.

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Not celiac
1 year ago

SKIP! Manager didn't event know what was GF. After looking in their giant allergen book (which took forever!) she said "It's all assembled in the same line. Nothing here is guaranteed GF." Ugh! Waste of time.

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Celiac
1 year ago

Staff is excellent about prepping salads gluten free. Never any issues

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Celiac
1 year ago

Staff washed hands and changed gloves just to pour my soup. I did not get sick.

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Not celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

we eat here quite often.very good.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Absolutely no GF offerings in this HUGE bread store! HARD TO BELIEVE

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Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

I have celiac disease. I have never before been able to eat at Panera bread until recently. It was an amazing experience! I ordered online and I could easily find gluten free options by putting "Panera Bread gluten free" into Google. The official Panera Bread website came up with a list of gluten free soups and salads, a long with a choice of sides. The only downside is that the online ordering didn't have a gluten free section so you did have to Google for the separate menu and in order to signify the need of gluten free I put Gluten Free under special instructions. Tasty food! Definitely would eat there again.

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1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

menu does not show gluten free options, as vegans are more important to the chain. Ordered soup and salad. Even after being crystal clear that I was gluten free, they still put croutons in my soup. Made them make a new bowl and I still got sick.

Gluten Free Features
  • Salad
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  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Wheat as art. This speaks for itself in my opinion. Got a coffee only.
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