Dallas' Ten Essential Restaurants for Gluten-Free Foodies

Can't eat gluten? No problem. More and more Dallas restaurants have taken gluten-free eating to a deliciously new level. In fact, gluten-adverse gourmands no longer have to settle for a menu of steamed vegetables and dry salads when they can indulge in the likes of pasta, pizzas, pancakes and even fried chicken.

At Taverna restaurant on Knox Street, diners can indulge in a modern Italian menu full of gluten-free options, including risotto, pasta and authentic wood fired pizza. Speaking of pizza, one of Dallas' best pizza spots–Fireside Pies–makes a point of catering to celiacs and non-celiacs alike by offering its heavenly hand-crafted pies regular style as well as gluten-free.
Burger-fiends will be happy to know that HopDoddy Burger Bar  (there's several Dallas area locations) can convert just about any of its gourmet burgers into a gluten-free option by serving it up on house-made GF buns.

More non-gluten delicacies can be found at The Woolworth, a trendy hot-spot located in downtown Dallas. Its menu is packed with gourmet options that are either gluten-free or can be easily tweaked to suite most any dietary requirement.
And who can say no to French toast? Or for that matter, cake?  At Kozy Kitchen, a popular cafe in Uptown, almost nothing on the menu is off limits. That includes, French toast and cake–as well as everything from burgers to pasta to sandwiches and tacos.

But Dallas' gluten-free meals hardly stop there, just be sure to keep these ten establishments at the top of your list. Also, note that most of these places do not have separate gluten-free kitchens, so those with serious allergies may want to contact the individual restaurants for more details.

Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
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This fast-casual Lakewood haunt has cornered the market, or should we say, wrapped up the market—by serving gluten-free wraps crammed full of incredibly flavored goodies. The Havana, filled with guava-glazed pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese and...  Read More

Asian Mint
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Grilled salmon curry, chicken satay, fresh spring rolls and pad Thai galore, all are some of our favorite things, and all ideal options for gluten-intolerant diners to enjoy. This beloved Asian fusion spot may not bill itself as a gluten-free...  Read More

Hopdoddy Burger Bar
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No need for gluten-intolerant burgerphiles to go bun-less anymore. At least not at this Austin-based burger phenom, where most of the ingredients are locally sourced, the meat is hormone and antibiotic-free, and the buns— including the...  Read More

Fireside Pies
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This rustic Henderson hotspot is as well-known for its ridiculously good wood-fired pies as it is for the long wait time it takes to score a seat. But don't let the lines deter you, especially if you're craving a gluten-free pizza that doesn't...  Read More

Sundown At Granada
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Tucked in next to the historic Granada Theater, this rustic, wood-clad restaurant and beer garden turns out an eclectic roster of farm-to-table food and inspiring cocktails, plus a terrific selection of beer– that includes at least sixty...  Read More

Origin Kitchen + Bar
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Having started life as a coffee shop offering take-away healthy meals, Origin Kitchen is now a full-fledged restaurant serving a seriously delicious lineup of rustic California-inspired cuisine. Best of all, there's lots of choice for...  Read More

The Woolworth
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Situated in the building which originally housed a Woolworth five-and-dime, this sleek downtown drinking den is as popular for its crafted cocktails as it is for its crowd-pleasing menu of creative food. But what most people may not be aware of...  Read More

Taverna By Lombardi
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Pizza and pasta are probably two of the foods that gluten-intolerant foodies yearn for the most. So it's good news that this highly popular Italian spot specializes in gluten-free versions of both. In fact, most of the restaurants signature...  Read More

Spiral Diner & Bakery
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Organic, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free —they know their food here at this retro-style health-eating mecca. Located near Bishop Arts in Oak Cliff, the diner is best known for its reinvented American and Tex-Mex classics. All of the food is 100%...  Read More

Kozy Kitchen
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This charming Uptown cafe is so dedicated to producing sumptuous, from-scratch dishes, that you'd never know that almost everything on the menu is completely gluten-free. And we're not talking salads, though there certainly are plenty of those....  Read More


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