What Restaurants Have Gluten Free Food?
You're going to have a tough time deciding which of these 10 gluten free friendly restaurants if your favorite.
By: Sara Raffensperger, Editor, FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com
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Eating out is really difficult when you have to eat gluten free. You're usually better off cooking at home, but sometimes you just want to be able to go out with your friends on a weekend or eat something quick when you're on a road trip.
You've probably found yourself searching the internet for: What Restaurants Have Gluten Free Food? We're here to help. We asked our readers to let us know what restaurants they've had luck with finding gluten free options.
You'll always have to be wary of cross-contamination if you're in a restaurant that also serves food with gluten, which, unfortunately, is most of the restaurants on this list. It's always best to ask before you order if the gluten free food comes into contact with anything that could make you feel sick. If you're lucky enough to not have a severe sensitivity to gluten, then these restaurants will be good choices for you.
Let us know in the comments below what restaurants are your go-to's and we'll add it to the list!
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Blaze Pizza: Phillipa V.D. says "Really good gluten free pizza with fresh toppings in CA...don't know if it's available in other states."
Well, Phillipa! I did some quick Googling, and lucky for the rest of us, Blaze is available in many states! They also have this really great chart for their allergen info. You can use the chart to build a meal with ingredients you know are gluten free and safe.
When you're gluten free, there's a ton of things you can't eat. Try re-making a traditional recipe to be gluten sensitive with this helpful article: How to Convert a Recipe to Gluten Free
In-N-Out: Sadly, In-N-Out is only available on the West side of the United States and Texas. But if you're in California, Arizona, Utah, or Oregon, you're in luck.
Kerri K. says "In N Out [sic] protein style is a staple for us on the go." Perfect for grabbing a burger on a road trip!
In-N-Out has a handy-dandy chart for their allergen info too. If gluten isn't your only allergy, you can find menu items that will be safe for you to eat.
Taco Mac: Kellie S. says "Taco Mac has a gluten-free burger that's delicious! Their gluten-free buns are handmade by Holman & Finch. Doesn't even taste like gluten-free."
Taco Mac is only available in Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. So if you live there or you're driving through, grab a burger.
Before you go, you can check out this allergen chart so you can order food that's safe for you.
Panera Bread: I know I know, "bread" is in the name of the restaurant so cross-contamination is going to be abundant.
Panera Bread does have a gluten free menu, though it's limited, and they say "as long as you don't have celiac disease, a heightened gluten sensitivity, or a wheat allergy, we've got some great options on our menu that are made without gluten-containing ingredients."
Panera isn't a good option for celiacs, but if you're not, some salads and soups might be a good choice for you.
McAlister's Deli: Donna B. says "McAlister's Deli - almost everything on the menu can be gluten free!"
Donna seems to be right. McAlister's Deli has a gluten-sensitive menu (at participating locations, so definitely call ahead).
They do stipulate that all of their food is prepared in a common kitchen and they cannot guarantee cross-contamination will not occur. Their gluten free menu is designed for those with minor gluten sensitivity.
It looks like McAlister's Deli is available in many Midwestern and Southern states, so it's a good option for many.
TGI Friday's: Elizabeth B. says "Tgi friday [sic] gluten free burger bun is delicious!!"
Like all of the other restaurants on this list, Friday's warns us on their gluten-sensitive menu that the restaurant is not a gluten free environment, so you still need to be wary of cross-contamination if your allergy is severe.
For all of you with more than one allergy, Friday's also has an allergen menu for egg, soy, peanuts, milk, shellfish, tree nuts, fish, as well as wheat.
Five Guys: Jen B. says "Five Guys. They'll wrap your burger in a lettuce leaf and they only fry French fries so no chance of cross contamination from other battered fried items."
Five Guys isn't available everywhere, but if you're lucky enough to be near you, be sure to check out their allergen information and find the gluten free foods you can eat.
Chipotle: From their website: "No matter what your unique dietary needs are, Chipotle has options for you. Unless you have an allergy to delicious food, in which case, we might have an issue."
"If you avoid gluten, don't eat our flour tortillas. If you are highly sensitive to gluten and would like us to change our gloves, just let us know at the start of your order."
Chipotle is available across the country and their allergens and special diet chart is super helpful for figuring out what you can eat with a gluten allergy (spoiler: you can eat almost everything! Yay!).
Noodles & Company
Noodles & Company: From their website: "Fair warning: if you're highly allergic or intolerant to gluten, check with your doctor before dining here. We're a noodle restaurant, after all."
If you have a mild sensitivity or choose to avoid gluten for other reasons, Noodles & Co. have plenty of options to safely satisfy your hunger.
Check out their menu and filter by dish profile to see their gluten free options.
Wendy's: Certain menu items might vary from restaurant to restaurant, so be sure to ask what's available before you order.
Wendy's also can't guarantee a gluten free food prep environment, but you can ask for them to change their gloves before preparing your food.
Check out Wendy's gluten free menu items on their website and see what looks good and gluten free!
If there's a restaurant that doesn't offer gluten free options, you might have to make your own copycat recipes. Check out some of our favorites in this collection of 30 Gluten Free Copycat Recipes
What restaurants and menu items have you had success with? Let us know in the comments below!
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