Gluten Be Gone: The Space Coast's 10 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants

Gluten-free travelers will love the Space Coast. This beachy stretch of Florida has plenty of top-notch restaurants, and healthy ones, too. This health-conscious and diverse spread means plenty of gluten-free menus. 

Some restaurants go full-out, with completely gluten-free fares, like our favorite, Happy Healthy Human, which is raw, organic, vegan and naturally gluten-free. Rodizio Grill is nearly 100 percent gluten-free, as well as free of peanuts and MSG. This Brazilian chain specializes in meats, carved at your table, and also has an unlimited salad bar with dozens of options. 

Other restaurants, like D.I.G. Bistro, aren't completely gluten-free, but offer an impressive selection, from smoothies to salads to quinoa recipes. In fact, smoothie options – gluten-free, of course – abound at many coffee shops, like the Sunrise bakery, which also prepares gluten-free baked goods daily. Juice N Java Cafe serves up smoothies for breakfast and even sells gluten-free beer for later. 

Want a bigger, sit-down meal? The Jungle Organic Restaurant is known for its gluten-free veggie burger. Most items here can be prepared gluten-free, and often for no additional charge, which is a rarity. When it's time for dessert, head to the Fat Donkey, where gluten-free diners can indulge in a jumbo peanut butter cup.



Dessert is the speciality here. In fact, that's all the Fat Donkey offers. It's a popular dessert restaurant and ice cream parlor ideally located in downtown Cocoa Beach. Pick up classic favorites, like soft-serve ice cream, as well as some...  Read More

Sun Shoppe and Cafe


Sun Shoppe and Cafe, located in the heart of downtown Melbourne for more than a decade, features good selection of coffee, dessert, muffins and bagels. This popular, quirky coffeehouse serves breakfast all day. Coffee here comes from...  Read More

The Jungle Organic Restaurant
Photo courtesy of The Jungle Organic Restaurant & Market Facebook page


This organic restaurant and grocery store features a large selection of gluten-free goodies. Find new homemade soups every day, with many gluten-free options available for not additional charge (a rare bonus!). The veggie burger is a...  Read More



Juice N Java is a great place to get fresh-roasted coffee wine, craft beers and healthy, fresh, farm-to-table menu options inspired from around the world. This shop is a local fave and has been voted the No. 1 coffee house in Central Florida....  Read More

Sunrise Whole Grain Bakery and Coffee Shop
Photo courtesy of Sunrise Bakery


Sunrise opens at 6 a.m. and stays open until 6 p.m. This family-fun business is a hot gathering place to work, relax and meet. In fact, a local running club and knitting club meet here regularly. There's plenty of space to meet and wifi is free....  Read More

Happy Healthy Human
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Visit Happy Healthy Human for the best "real food" on the Space Coast. This organic, raw, vegan cafe is also a "community life center" that is all about healing the body, as well as nourishing it with delicious food. Everything here is...  Read More


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