Gluten-Free at Panera

Restaurant
59 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Salad

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Terrible the lady at the register wouldnt even look into gluten free. She said we don't do that here. Like I was trying to get anything GF and she wouldn't even bother helping me or asking. But would help the next lady with her food allergy

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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Review


I ordered the green goddess salad which is gluten free. But got sick after eating. I think it's a bit or miss thing due to cross contamination. But I won't eat there again.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Just avoid unless you want a beverage.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


Had the turkey chili and greek salad. The chili was just okay but the salad was delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Hashimoto's

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Had the Chicken Mediterranean Bowl they give you a place to mention gluten allergy at the ordering kiosk they prepared with new gloves and package it to go even if you’re dining in was not impressed had grilled chicken white unidentified ingredient had no taste clump of hummus a few olives and way too much cheese not a good choice their gluten free salads are a better bet or their tomato bisque but bring your own gf crackers

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


We purposely ordered at counter instead of kiosk to be sure our allergies were handled properly. Young man at counter told us a manager must come handle allergy orders, so I thought that was a good sign. I asked to order the Mediterranean bowl and questioned if there was anything that needed to be altered to ensure it would be gluten free. The manager indicated to the cashier for him to remove the feta and yogurt from my order. When I shared that those items are dairy and not gluten, the manager seemed confused and got out the nutritional info book. 2 out of 4 in our family ordered GF food items. When our takeout bag was ready, there was a baguette loose in the bag with unwrapped plastic forks. While we were waiting for our food I heard the same manager tell a customer that she had been working there 3 years. I don’t think allergies are taken seriously at this location.

Overall Rating

Review


It’s Panera. It’d be ridiculous for me to expect GF. I was able to get the Fuji salad. Fortunately, I noticed the rogue crouton that made its way in my salad before it was too late. They were very gracious to offer me an apple instead of a baguette—even put it a bag to try to keep me safe. :)

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Celiac

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Review


This restaurant is celiac friendly ;)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Good place to get gluten-free soup and salads. They have gluten-free chips and some gluten free drinks. Coffee great of course. The online menu is marked.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


Good for a few GF soups that change seasonally. Also salads. Can substitute apples or chips for the pieces of bread that come with the soup.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Wheat Allergy

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Panera has barely anything that’s gluten free other than salads. They used to have at least one soup, but not last I checked. However, the mediterranean bowl is gluten free. I’ve gotten it a couple times with chicken (and chips instead of baguette!) and been fine. Maybe disappointed they skimp on the olives, but that’s a separate issue. Probably depending on location high chance of cross contamination, but at least their app has a place to list allergies when ordering. And they put a purple allergy sticker on the bag (warning that they can’t guarantee no cross contamination) no

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Wheat Allergy

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My favorite bfast spot before GF was Panera, went with my family today and they said they had nothing for me. Pretty sad since at the front it states “clean and healthy” but they don’t have anything on their menu as far as breakfast that is GF. Really wish they could change because I know I would be here every day.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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I appreciated the tip about the Mediterranean bowl. I’d order it again. Brown rice, chicken, hummus on a Greek salad. But, surprise, it comes with bread on the side- when I reacted to that the server happily offered to bring a bag of potato chips. There’s no GF bread and I did not ask about getting a lettuce wrap sandwich.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


I will preface by saying I am not the most sensitive celiac so Panera may not be suited for everyone. That being said, I eat at this location frequently with few issues, as does another celiac friend of mine. You can mark a wheat allergy on the kiosks and app. I have a friend who works here who says the risk of CC on the bowl and salad bar is low anyway, but that their manager takes allergies seriously and they have good protocols. I typically get the autumn squash soup and med bowl, and usually have no reaction - did get CCed at the Union location which is why I stick to this one.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Crohn's

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I can't have dairy or gluten. What's nice about Panera is why you use the kiosk to order you can select your allergies. These allergies will print on the kitchen order form so they know. I had the Mediterranean Chicken warm bowl. It was amazing!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Items are not clearly labeled as gluten free or friendly. Caution, their soy sauce has wheat

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Typical Panera. Good GF salads but no GF bread or sandwiches I could find. Great coffee. Some really good GF soups

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Panera was not good at all when I asked them about gluten free options. Only good option they offered was salad.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Overall Rating

Review


Disappointed that they don’t bother to have more gluten free choices. Due to having multiple dietary restrictions i can only have salad and like one soup. There salads are good but sometimes I want a sandwich or soup they put wheat as a thickener in a lot of them. Like their broccoli cheddar one, which I used to love before switching to a gluten free diet.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Review


I got their salad as it’s pretty much one of the only options there. And once I got to the bottom of the bowl I found a crouton :(

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


While there are options to make items gf, everything is prepared on shared equipment and they will do their best to sanitize the work surfaces before preparing the items ordered for allergen customers. On that note the place is disgustingly filthy

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Gluten Intolerant

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Review


I will not eat here as there is gluten on every surface. They bake their own bread hence it’s everywhere. I used to love them prior to gluten intolerance. It’s a no go now.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Celiac

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Review


I have ordered at this location safely for years, but was told today that they cannot provide anything gluten free.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


salad + soups + smoothies

https://www.panerabread.com/en-us/menu/nutritious-eating/diet/gluten-conscious.html

Celiac

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Review


Panera has a very limited “gluten conscious” menu online that includes a couple salads and smoothies. The menu shows ingredient list. When we arrived they were not very busy so I felt comfortable asking if they use their blender for anything other than the smoothies. They also make their coffees in them…which include the syrups (not sure if they are GF). They were very accommodating and went and got a clean/new blender from the back, showed me it was new, and used that for our smoothies. Also got a couple salads and apples. No symptoms afterward.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Celiac

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Review


They have some GF salads & some GF soups which are good. Wish they made a GF bread.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


one item listed... Salad, that's it! Panera should NOT be listed on any GF apps!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


Panera was listed as having gluten free options. When we went there nothing was available gluten free.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


Salads are good. Tell them you are gluten free and they will make it special for you.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Nothing is safe here which is fine because none of it tastes that great anyway GF or not.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Overall Rating

Review


Nice gf salad options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


I work at Panera and I would say it is not celiac safe. I have celiac and the only thing I get it the turkey chili because it's one of the only gluten free soups. The salad is cross contaminated and there is flour in the air a lot. The broccoli cheddar soup is NOT gluten free. The only reason I feel safe eating the turkey chili is because we bag boil and they all have separate ladles and covers. And if you do get the soup ask for it packaged to go because the for here bowls get contaminated. Overall, if you have to go to panera get the turkey chili during fall and winter, and get the Thai chicken soup during the spring and summer (they use tamari soy sauce in it).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


NOT SAFE. Their website specifically says Celiacs can’t eat their “gf” menu because of cross contamination and that basically they DGAF about providing celiac-safe food.

Overall Rating

Review


Don’t have gluten free menu

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Wheat Allergy

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Review


There is literally nothing

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


No gluten free options They said they aren’t gluten conscious They offered Asian or Greek Salad I had the Asian Salad but I am not confident it was gluten free I have silent celiac so I don’t react but I am concerned about my health

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Overall Rating

Review


Nothing to offer. No GF menu. No knowledgeable staff.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Celiac

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Review


I asked if the french onion soup was gluten-free (my favorite) and notified the lady I have celiac (very recently diagnosed) and she checked for me and informed me the Thai Chicken soup was the only soup they had gluten-free. I asked if they had other options since that one is marked Spicy and she said if I saw something she could ask. I went with a caesar salad and doubled the chicken and no croutons, and she changed my side to an apple instead of the typical bread loaf a customer gets from here. She was very polite and let me ask and didn’t make me feel anything other than she was there to help me figure it out. I plan to do more research and see if I can remove on some of their amazing subs next time.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


No gluten-free bread in a large fast food chain with BREAD in the name. Atrocious and stupid. Very few options otherwise.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Overall Rating

Review


They do not have any gf options on the menu. Pretty sad.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

Celiac

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Review


I’ve ordered tomato soup w/o croutons, Figi Salad, Greek Godess Salad, potato soup and potato chips and never had a problem. All gluten free. They have other items that can be ordered as well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Wheat Allergy

Overall Rating

Review


I ordered crispy carrots on my salad thinking they were going to be cut raw carrots. Turns out they are fried in wheat flour. I have food dependent exercise induced anaphylaxis. Because of this I had to pick all of the carrots of my salad (which took forever). Please be careful when ordering!

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

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Review


I follow the gluten free menu online and have never had an issue

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

Celiac

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Review


The salads are great and so are the chips! Staff is very knowledgeable and will make sure to change gloves and let you know that they did. They also will look things up to check to make sure there is no gluten.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Celiac here and I know it was tempting fate to order from here. Mom picked up carry out. Ordered Cesar Salad no croutons. My being Celiac and the replete of no croutons was made several times. Received my order…croutons.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
Celiac

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Review


Gluten free salads available. There was a list of options at the counter that the host referenced. He was very helpful. I had the cobb salad with green goddess dressing.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Review


Green goddess salad is GF and I always upgrade my side for the cucumber, tomato, basil salad. Never gotten sick with this order!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Gluten-Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Salad
Categories
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Purple Allergy Sticker
Mediteranean Bowl with Chips
Mediterranean bowl with chicken (and I left off tomatoes and cucumbers)
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Cookie is NOT actually GF! It is "gluten conscious", uses oats that are contaminated
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Wheat as art. This speaks for itself in my opinion. Got a coffee only.
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