Best Gluten Free Restaurants in Dallas
Allergic to gluten and love outdoor eating? More and more restaurants are now offering gluten-free dining and they are taking it to the next level. The meals offered are not only gluten-free but also very presentable and heavenly delicious. The gluten intolerants of today don’t have to settle for the dry salads and steamed vegies anymore for they can enjoy the gluten-free pizzas, pastas and pancakes just like their friends. Here is a list of restaurants that offer the perfect gluten-free foods in Dallas to satisfy your appetite and palate.
Unleavened Fresh Kitchen
This fast-casual Lakewood haunt has cornered the market, or should I say, wrapped up the market by serving gluten-free wraps, crammed full of incredibly flavored goodies. The Swiss cheese and chopped horseradish pickle and Havana, filled with guava-glazed pulled pork, ham, is legendary, but the Weekender; buttermilk fried chicken, pepper bacon, greens, Boursin spread and ranch is nothing short of pure soul-food heaven. And every wrap comes with a complementary side, which can include anything from grilled corn with shallot, garlic crema, and cotija to broccoli slaw or quinoa salad. Speaking of salad, all of the wraps can be made into salad form or served atop potato hash. Another reason to come? Kids 12 and under can eat free after 4 p.m. every day.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
No need for gluten-intolerant burger-philes to go bun-less anymore. At least not at this Austin-based burger phenom, where most of the ingredients are locally sourced, the meat is hormone and antibiotic-free, and the buns– including the gluten-free ones– are made in-house from scratch every day. Burger options run the gamut from bison with apple-smoked bacon and blue cheese to Ahi tuna topped with sprouts, nori chips and pickled ginger. Rachel Ray says that the Primetime burger (kobe beef topped with melted brie, truffle oil-flavored mayo, arugula, caramelized onions and steak sauce) is one of the best in America. Everyone’s favorite is the spicy El Diablo angus beef burger–loaded with two types of chilies, salsa roja, pepperjack cheese, caramelized onions and a slathering of chipotle mayo. Whatever you do, be sure to order the truffle fries. Don’t skip the milkshakes either–they’re outrageous and gluten-free.
Sundown at Granada
Tucked in next to the historic Granada Theater, this rustic, wood-clad restaurant and beer garden turns out an eclectic roster of farm-to-table food and inspiring cocktails, plus a terrific selection of beer– that includes at least sixty varieties by the bottle. And it’s a popular spot, not just for dining before a concert next door, but also with families and in-the-know locals– thanks to its oasis-like feel, welcoming staff and refreshingly friendly prices. Plus there’s an enormous rooftop patio and free live music on tap every night of the week. Ambience aside, the focus is on healthy eating with a menu (non-GMO and mostly organic) that offers something for everyone– ranging from salads and fully loaded flat breads to southwestern veggie chili, blackened wild salmon and grass-fed burgers. They don’t forget about gluten-intolerant folks either: Gluten-free dishes (all clearly marked on the menu) are wide-ranging, from southwest quinoa salad and chicken-sausage gumbo to blackened wild salmon risotto. Plus there’s gluten-free beer and cider too.
Origin Kitchen & Bar
Having started journey as a coffee shop offering take-away healthy meals, Origin Kitchen is now a developed restaurant serving a extremely delicious lineup of rustic California-inspired cuisine. Best of all, there’s lots of choice for gluten-intolerant diners. From a salad of warm shaved Brussels sprouts with a mustard poppy seed vinaigrette to glazed Duroc pork tenderloin and build-your-own hash bowls, there’s plenty here to tempt. And that doesn’t even cover what’s on tap for brunch. Think: sticky black rice porridge with coconut and fruit; bacon laced meatball sandwiches with an over-easy egg on a GF bun, and gluten-free vanilla French toast with rum spiced caramel, grilled banana and sea salt almond butter mousse. As far as the bar, not only do they have craft beer, wine and cocktails, they also crank out house-made spirits like dragon fruit-raspberry vodka. Oh, and did I mention the Paleo chocolate mousse with marshmallow fluff? Now you’re talking.
Grilled salmon curry, chicken satay, fresh spring rolls and pad Thai galore, all are some of our favorite things, and all ideal options for gluten-intolerant diners to enjoy. This beloved Asian fusion spot may not bill itself as a gluten-free restaurant, but for gluten-sensitive diners there’s lots of choice: About 75 percent of the menu is either gluten-free or can be tweaked to suit celiac patients (all items that are marked with a “G” can be made GF). And not only does Asian Mint offers an extensive selection of Thai-inspired dishes, but it also features sushi and sashimi specialties that can be served with gluten-free soy sauce. They serve gluten-free sake too. Just make sure to order the Junmai Daiginjo, it’s the only premium sake they have that is rated GF. But it doesn’t stop there. Desserts– including jasmine creme brulee and flour-less chocolate cake– are definitely worth saving space for.
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