Tracking down gluten-free restaurants is no easy task, especially on vacation. In the Florida Keys, you'll find that you can have your Key lime pie and eat it too. Key West is filled with restaurants hip to the gluten-free diet like the health-food nirvana, Help Yourself, which is packed with creative gluten-free dishes. A cozy restaurant simply named The Café is popular for a variety of gluten-free options, and they score extra points for gluten-free craft beer and homemade sangria. The best happy hour award goes to 2 Cents for their unlimited bacon and eight gluten-free snacks like Quack Quack Nachos. (Although if you have an extreme allergy, note that these are not cooked in a gluten-free dedicated area.) For upscale dining with a sunset view, Hot Tin Roof has a Pan-Latin menu. The chef can prepare most dishes gluten-free with minor adjustments. At Kojin Noodle Bar, don't miss the Pho, a Vietnamese fave made with rice noodles. For the classic Key's dessert, Kermit's Key Lime Shoppe offers slices of Key lime pie on a rice-based crust.
For gluten-free beach picnic fixings, hit up Good Food Conspiracy near Bahia Honda Park on Big Pine Key. In Marathon, Food For Thought has a tiny café packed with gluten-free wraps, soups and tasty muffins. Islamorada's, M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom, offers delicacies like braised Pork Belly and Pan Seared Foie Gras. Just remember: If you need your food prepared in a gluten-free dedicated manner to avoid cross-contamination (due to celiac disease or other extreme allergy), let the restaurants know when making reservations.