Gluten-Free and Gourmet: Menus For Everyone at Many of Boston's Top Spots

Jessica Polizzotti

By , Local Expert, Boston
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In big cities like Boston, finding a gluten-free menus at restaurants can be like embarking on a scavenger hunt. 10best has taken the work out of menu hunting and compiled a list of the best  gluten-free menus that Boston has to offer. Believing that food allergies should not prevent a dining experience, we've put together a list containing a variety of food styles, with one sure to suit your gluten-free needs. From ultra high end, special occasion spots like L'Espalier to fast casual, marketplace style concepts like Cafe de Boston, and everything in between you'll find it on 10best.

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    Legal Sea Foods

    Offering a gluten free menu since 2008, Legal Sea Foods makes breaded & fried gluten free favorites taste great.

    Local Expert Tip: "Seafood is the name of the game at Legal Sea Foods. Be sure to order up a plate of something local and enjoy it raw, fried or wood grilled; it is sure to be delicious! "

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    Blue Ginger

    Blue Ginger was a pioneer in allergy friendly dining, and happens to serve some of the best upscale Asian food around Boston.

    Local Expert Tip: "Lunch is an affordable way to sample Blue Ginger, but the entrees on the dinner menu, like the garlic-pepper lobster, are worth the extra cost."

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    Nebo Restaurant and Bar

    NEBO has a gluten free menu filled with their house specialties that will leave you satisfied.

    Local Expert Tip: "Save room for a gluten free dessert like the sinfully rich flourless chocolate cake or the airy panna cotta. "

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    L'Espalier will create a meal to accommodate a gluten allergy, even offering gluten free bread that some claim to be better than the original.

    Local Expert Tip: "L'Espalier has become more accessible to diners who don't have hundreds to spend on one meal (but if you do this is the place to do it). The addition of an a la carte lunch, and the Salon add less pricey opportunities."

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    Elephant Walk

    Full of flavor, the Elephant Walk offers gluten free without leaving anything out.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sample the Cambodian offerings as these unique dishes are hard to find elsewhere. "

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    An impressive selection of Davio's dishes are recreated on the gluten free menu of this upscale Italian eatery.

    Local Expert Tip: "The veal scallopini and lobster risotto are two gluten free menu must try items."

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    Myers + Chang

    • Cuisine: Asian
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: South End

    Myers & Chang offers a clearly labeled gluten free menu filled with food everyone will want to eat.

    Local Expert Tip: "The fresh rolls are a must try as is the spicy silky tofu."

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    A large selection of gluten free menu items are offered at upscale Dante where gluten free Bostonians return for a taste of his specialties.

    Local Expert Tip: "Indulge in the hake; served in a broth of "aqua pazza" or "crazy water" you'll love this dish made with pomodorini, celery, capers and zucchini spaghetti."

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    Cafe de Boston

    Many gluten free options exist at Cafe de Boston where gluten free pizza, meze and more can be found.

    Local Expert Tip: "Indulge in the meze bar, filled with samples of Mediterranean delights you'll feel like you should be spending more. "

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    Not Your Average Joe's Watertown

    • Cuisine: American
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: West Metro

    The varied gluten free menu at Not Your Average Joe's offers something special for everyone.

    Local Expert Tip: "The bread and dip is one of the best things at Not Your Average Joe's and the gluten free version gives the original some competition. "



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