No Gluten? No Problem! Great Eats Abound at Tampa Restaurants

For those who follow a gluten free diet, finding a restaurant offering a selection of tasty gluten free meals can be difficult. If you’re visiting a new city, it can very difficult. But cheer up! Tampa is home to a large number of restaurants catering to the growing number of people going gluten free. To help those with pesky food allergies, or who are gluten free as a lifestyle choice, 10 Best has come up with a list of top ten choices in Tampa. Most of these restaurants also emphasize healthy eating options with organic, vegetarian and vegan options as well.

Visitors who are looking for a taste of Tampa’s history and heritage will be glad to know that the Columbia Restaurant offers an extensive list of Spanish and Cuban favorites that are gluten free. No need to sacrifice a visit to this Tampa landmark. If you’re looking to sample something adventurous and innovative, then a trip to The Refinery is a must. This restaurant’s creative menu changes weekly, providing a never-ending list of new gluten free dishes to try.

Sometimes though, you’re just looking for the basics - breakfast, lunch, a quick pizza. This list provides a variety of dining options to choose from no matter what time of day it is or what you feel like eating.



A rich, welcoming environment of wood, leather, and subdued lighting greets visitors to this upscale establishment. Along with great ambience, they come for impeccable steaks and chops, cooked to perfection. Each steak is seasoned only with...  Read More



Breakfast is a treat at First Watch. A departure from many local breakfast spots, it specializes in providing delicious, but light and healthy meal options. The emphasis is on fresh ingredients and made from scratch baked goods and batters....  Read More



Season's 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar located adjacent to Tampa's Westshore Mall. Convenient to downtown and the airport, this is a great dining option for business or pleasure. With menus that are changed seasonally to reflect what's...  Read More



The Bamboozle Cafe is located in heart of downtown Tampa and features Asian Fusion and traditional Vietnamese cuisine. From their fresh Bamboozle rolls to their hearty Pho Boats, the ingredients are fresh and healthy, and the presentation shows...  Read More

Tampa Heights


Ulele is a popular restaurant located on the northern end of Tampa's Riverwalk. The menu is inspired by the indigenous people of Florida and brings together fresh and local ingredients in unique flavor combinations. While the menu is changed...  Read More



This is the most inventive pizza place in town. That's not to say that Gourmet Pizza is supremely expensive, you need reservations, or there is a dress code to adhere to, only that the pizza you get is both interesting and superior. There is an...  Read More



Fresh Kitchen is a healthy fast food option for lunch and dinner located in Tampa's SoHo neighborhood. On offer is a full range of fresh and delicious ingredients that are combined in a handy bowl to eat in or take out. Set up cafeteria-style,...  Read More



Tampa's version of the popular Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant chain is located in the Westshore business district, close to the airport and shopping. As the name suggests, wine is central to the menu, specifically Cooper's Hawk wine made...  Read More

Seminole Heights


This small and charming restaurant, housed in a converted Craftsman-style bungalow, serves up big flavors at reasonable prices. Chef/owner Greg Baker opened The Refinery in 2010 with a vision to provide good food, prepared by passionate chefs,...  Read More



More than just a restaurant, the Columbia is a Tampa institution. Since 1905, this living history lesson has been serving some of the most authentic Spanish/Cuban food in Tampa Bay. The menu is expansive, spanning a wide array of traditional...  Read More


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