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Get Your Gluten-Free Kick in Palm Beach/West Palm Beach



Enjoying a meal out is most often more convenient than preparing a meal at home - unless you have a dietary restriction that requires a little more menu selectivity. Luckily most eateries in the Palm Beach/West Palm Beach area have caught on and created labels or entirely separate menu sections so there is no guessing as to the entrees that can be safely enjoyed by all. The following list includes casual meal options as well as fine dining that all go the extra mile when it comes to informing those with health concerns about menu options.

On Clematis in Downtown West Palm Beach, Chick Pea Grill & Hummus Bar offers dine-in and take-out Mediterranean fare that can all be ordered off of a very informative menu. With labels for gluten-free, vegan, lactose-free, and vegetarian, the whole ordering process is easier than ever. The best part is that there is a gluten-free choice for every step of the way so anyone can enjoy a delicious meal without feeling like one is missing out on the flavor.

The list goes on to include several more restaurants as well as a scrumptious bakery, Joey’s Home Bakery, where everything is prepared from scratch and gluten-free. Creating a custom cake at Joey’s means you can have your cake and eat it too - regardless of dietary restrictions. 


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Christopher's Kitchen, a family-owned restaurant, in Palm Beach Gardens prides itself on serving delicious organic plant based food. Nutrition and taste are at the heart of every meal prepared here and it is apparent in the food presentation and reception that this place is a hit. The dinner menu is full of creative concoctions like the Heirloom Lasagna made with zucchini noodles, herb pesto, ricotta and a red sauce base. There is quite the mixture of entrees with everything from Italian and Hawaiian BBQ to Thai and Japanese sushi rolls. For the tranquil dining experience and the high level of quality ingredients, the prices for the lunch and dinner menu, as well as the smoothie and juice cleanses are on point.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Christopher's Kitchen concocts fresh lunches and dinners that are easily labeled to denote gluten and nut free items.

Kristopher's expert tip: One of the best places in town if you are trying to eat healthy

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Joey's Home Bakery-Gluten Free in Boynton Beach is full of gluten-free sweet treats, with some even being paleo and vegan approved. Open seven days a week, the staff works hard to prepare everything from the cupcakes to the loaves of bread from scratch. The list of nutritional information for each item made is impressive and sure to pass even the strictest of dietary restrictions. Creating a custom cake for that special occasion has never been easier or healthier. As a bonus, the baked goods from Joey's Home Bakery are also sold at the West Palm Beach Green Market on Saturdays as well as several locations in Boca Raton. It's definitely recommend taking home a loaf of the sun dried tomato olive crust bread.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Joey's Home Bakery in Boynton Beach takes the guesswork out of choosing gluten-free sweets for any occasion.

Kristopher's expert tip: The gluten-free waffles are to die for

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With three locations in the area, Field of Greens is definitely doing its part to offer a healthy option when dining out. Build your own salad or choose one of the creative salad combinations from the menu and transform it to a wrap. There are options to create your own sandwich or pick a pressed sandwich like the Prosciutto & Brie or the Chicken Cordon Bleu on a baguette. If you aren't in the mood for food, try out on the juices, smoothies or protein shakes they offer. Just like the salads and sandwiches, you can create your favorite concoctions.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Field of Greens uses only the freshest ingredients for all of their easily identified gluten-free salads, wraps, juices, and desserts.

Kristopher's expert tip: In a world of high priced juices, Field of Greens has some of the least expensive on the market

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Yard House in Palm Beach Gardens is a place where everyone in a group can find something that not only fits their diet needs, but also tastes delicious. The menu is extensive and full of the usual chicken, burgers, and pizza but also has special sections for vegetarians and those with gluten sensitivity. With such a large selection of starters and entrees it can be overwhelming to choose and so it's recommended to add this restaurant to the list of regular places to frequent. The lunch menu has half sandwich and soup/salad options for a low price and the beer and dessert menus are amazing.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: The extensive gluten-free menu at Yard House in Palm Beach Gardens definitely has something for everyone, no matter the dietary restriction.

Kristopher's expert tip: Happy hour gets packed

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Once a private gambling establishment in Palm Beach, Bradley's now sits at the base of Clematis Street near the intracoastal waterway. This local favorite is especially popular with business types and Palm Beach families, who come to enjoy the familiarity of the hometown crowd and partake of the great food. Later in the day, an array of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and fresh seafood take prominence, but early on, you'll find patrons digging into stuffed omelets, luscious eggs benedict, and buttermilk pancakes. On Sunday, the brunch buffet supplements these treats with even more delicacies. If you're fighting a hangover when you dine, try their house Bloody Mary, which comes tinged with Old Bay seasoning.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: ER Bradley's gluten-free menu is full of fresh and local seafood as well as steak, quinoa burger and pasta.

Kristopher's expert tip: E.R.'s has paddle board parking

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It is often tough to find a vegetarian and vegan restaurant that has flavorful foods on the menu as well as the full, sit-down dining experience. Darbster Bistro offers all of that and so much more. When you're in West Palm Beach or Boca Raton, Darbster has to be on your dinner or brunch list. With creative entr�e choices like the Palm Cake and the Scallops Provencal and a few classics remade without the meat like the Tempeh Reuben and the Black & Bleu Burger, there is bound to be something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Darbster also boasts a great beer and wine selection with happy hour prices during the week. Pets are welcome and encouraged- enjoy a discount on your meal on Sunday evenings if you bring your dog along. The bistro isn't just animal friendly in the food they serve, 100% of the profits go to the Darbster Foundation- a foundation created by the owners to assist in animal welfare.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Darbster proves that eating healthy isn't all salads buffets with its upscale feel and creative entrees that satisfy any diet.

Kristopher's expert tip: If you still hold true to veganism while on vacation, be sure to check out Darbster.

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Sweet Tomatoes doesn't think it is possible to have too many fruits and vegetables so they've created a buffet style salad bar that is all-you-can-eat. The buffet also serves up soups and vegetarian pastas as well as some vegetarian bakery creations so don't think that coming here leaves you with limited meal choices. Sweet Tomatoes likes to prepare the meal selections daily and so you can be sure that the veggies you are served are fresh and the bread you are enjoying was prepared just for you. The West Palm Beach location is open from 11 AM until at least 9 PM so you can follow a healthy eating plan for both lunch and dinner.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: Sweet Tomatoes, more than just an expansive salad bar, has gluten-free staples as well as special items that change each month.

Kristopher's expert tip: You can come here every day and never eat the same thing twice

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C.R. Chicks has successfully been feeding the people of Palm Beach/West Palm Beach for over 20 years because they have stayed true to their roots and serve only the highest quality foods. Known as a healthy alternative to fast food, it's a great spot to stop in for lunch and family style dinners. Without a freezer or a fryer, C.R. Chicks offers fresh rotisserie chicken prepared just about any way you can imagine. It's great on the bone in the family meals, on a sandwich for lunch or in a salad when you're in the mood for a lighter option.

Recommended for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus because: The gluten-free menu at CR Chicks is full of great entrees and sides so enjoying a fulfilling meal is not only possible, it's delicious.

Kristopher's expert tip: Avoid grocery store rotisserie - rely on C.R. Chicks

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Meet Kristopher Neild

Kris is a South Florida resident, living close to the coast in West Palm Beach. The area lets him delve into his vices - beaching, bar-hopping and baseball. Besides writing about travel &...  More About Kristopher

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