Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in Chicago

Are you seeking a casual bar to enjoy a drink and meet a gluten intolerant friend? Gone are the days when we were bound to eat at home or were limited to a handful of restaurants. Chicago’s dining scene today has made it quite easy to enjoy gluten-free meals in a casual as well as fine dining setting.

Berghoff Restaurant
One of Chicago’s oldest German restaurant gives the idea of on old era with its gold lamps, dark wood and stained glass. The interior of the restaurant is not as appealing as the food and its presentation. Many German favorites and other items are marked on the menu as gluten-free like kartoffelsuppe mit thuringer (potato soup with smoked thuringer) and sauerkraut. Skipping desserts is not an option here as flourless Chocolate Cake and Salty Caramel Cheesecake are also gluten-free.

Mia Francesca
One of the finest Italian cuisine in Chicago is served here at Mia Francesca with its classic Italian dishes in a cozy and pleasant setting. The perfect date spot with its lively environment is famous for its BYOB and generous pasta servings. The restaurant is mostly crowded and the fans not only appreciate the taste of the food but also the affordability at which it is sold. The menu constitute of healthy gluten-free food and dessert like Vanilla Crème Brulee options from which customers can choose. With various branches all over the city, reservations can be made online as well.

Bar Toma
Situated on Pearson St. this bar serves gourmet pizzas & lots of small plates, plus Italian beers & wines in a casual setting. Pizza is the star of the place and there are numerous gluten-free options. Some most popular items are flaming octopus Sambuca, lamb ribs pork belly hash and frittata which are not common in the rest of pizza spots. If you are heading to a show at the Lookinglass Theatre, it offers a prix fixe pre-theatre menu so make your reservations before.

Fountainhead
A low key bar with a lot of creative organic options which customers can enjoy on a rooftop garden. Fountainhead delights diners and drinkers with its amazing liquor variety and artisanal food that is usually not expected from a gastropub. Loyal diners are served with Chef Cleetus Friedman’s trademark farm to table cuisine with specialties like vegan food, gluten-free dishes and meaty platters to accommodate diverse demands. Among many gluten-free choices, diner’s favourite include Chef’s special Cleetus Heatus Salsa, Pretzel crusted Salmon, Sriracha Deviled Eggs and Parsnip Guacamole.

Wilde Bar & Restaurant
Wilde Bar & Restaurant is a literary themed Irish bar with leather banquettes, extensive beer list & American bar fare. It is usually not the first one on the list when one thinks of eating out but this hidden gem in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood serves the best brunch in town. A complete gluten-free menu for brunch offers varieties like artichoke abd spinach omelet and French toast while the lunch menu holds signature Wilde macaroni and cheese entrée with gluten-free penne pasta, Irish cheddar cheese and Irish Bacon. People who can’t enjoy a lunch without their regular dose of alcohol do not have to worry as they serve gluten free beer and cider that go perfectly with your meal.

Rose’s Wheat Free Bakery and Café
Since gluten intolerants usually share the burden of staying away from appetizing desserts, breads and bakery, Rose’s Bakery and Café in Evanston offers the ultimate solution. All the gluten-free desserts and baked goods served here are so scrumptious that it is hard to believe that they are really gluten-free. If you claim that gluten-free bread tastes like cardboard then you haven’t tried the right bread. The bakery and café also provides entrees like buffalo chicken wraps, curried chicken salad and falafel which are not only gluten free but can be made dairy free as well as vegan for catering their customers.

Summer House Santa Monica
New American grub and tropical drinks served in a sunny and airy space with an atrium calls for Summer House Santa Monica situated in Halsted St, Chicago. Many gluten free options are available throughout the day with gluten-free buttermilk pancakes for breakfast, gluten-free tacos and sandwiches for lunch and rich entrees like wood-grilled black grouper and orecchiette with king crab for dinner. This restaurant not only satisfy your hunger but also fulfils your cravings in an entirely gluten-free way.

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