Even though celiac disease, a hereditary autoimmune condition, affects just 1% of the US population, scads of others believe they have a non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Even more people think eliminating gluten from their diet will help them lose weight or just feel better overall. Whatever the condition of your gastro-intestinal tract, Chicago offers plenty of gluten-free menu items or entire menus devoted to GF dishes.
Gluten avoiders surely miss baked goods, breads and desserts, however, they're no longer off-limits to visitors to Wheat's End Cafe and Smack Dab Chicago and when you're craving pizza, Spacca Napoli and True Food Kitchen are your go-tos. Chicago born Protein Bar & Kitchen flavorfully feeds your healthy lifestyle whether it's vegan, carnivore, Keto, Paleo, Whole30 or gluten free.
Enjoy an elegant, upscale dining experience at the family owned Tortoise Supper Club adjacent to the Marina Towers and when only French will do, head to Lincoln Park's Mon Ami Gabi.
It may have once been a pain to dine gluten free but so many Chicago restaurants not only welcome those with sensitivities or allergies to gluten, but it's easier than ever to dine out with entire menus and meals specifically for those who can't tolerate gluten.