Do you find it challenging to plan vacations or meals out because you have to be gluten-free? Here, let me help! Welcome to my Gluten-Free Travel and Dining Guide.
I have incurable wanderlust and enjoy traveling in the U.S. and abroad. I also really enjoy dining out at locally-owned, original restaurants. I’ve compiled a state-by-state (and a few countries outside of the U.S., as well) listing of places I have personally dined and traveled to. No anonymous recommendation from an app, no recommendations without accompanying photos. Just real deal reports on what I ate, photos and the scoop on how you can safely eat while traveling away from home or eating in your own town.
Below is a state-by-state listing of my posts related to dining out and travel. You’ll find great recommendations here, whether you are gluten-free, vegetarian or simply enjoy excellent food and experiences. While geared toward gluten-free eaters, the restaurants I visit are enjoyed by all. Very few chain restaurants are included here, as I find it more fun to explore what is unique in each city I visit. Additionally, I find chef-driven, locally owned restaurants are more likely to understand my needs and prepare a meal that is safe for me to eat.
AlabamaGulf Shores Lulu’s at Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores, AL
ArkansasEureka Springs Local Flavor Cafe, Eureka Springs, AR Mud Street Cafe, Eureka Springs, AR The Stone House, Eureka Springs, AR
ColoradoVail The 10th, Vail, CO Denver City, O’ City, Denver, CO (Capitol Hill area) Comida at The Source, Denver, CO (River North District) Glazed and Confuzed Donuts, Denver, CO Root Down, Denver, CO (The Highlands area and Denver International Airport) True Food Kitchen (Cherry Creek area)
IllinoisChicago Area Frontera Grill, Chicago, IL Karyn’s on Green2, Chicago, IL
IowaAnkeny Fong’s Pizza and Tiki Bar, Ankeny, IA Des Moines Fong’s Pizza and Tiki Bar, Des Moines, IA (downtown area)
KansasKansas City Area (See Also Missouri, Kansas City Area) Blue Koi, Leawood (Mission Farms area, also 39th Street/KU Med area) La Bodega, Leawood, KS (Town Center area, also Crossroads area in KCMO) NoRTH, Leawood, KS (Town Center area) Pizza Bella, Overland Park, KS (Mission Farms area, also Crossroads area in KCMO) Room 39, Leawood, KS (Mission Farms area, also 39th Street/KU Med area) Taco Republic, Kansas City, KS Lawrence 715, Lawrence, KS Free State Brewing Company, Lawrence, KS
KentuckyLouisville Annie May’s Sweet Cafe, Louisville, KY Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, Louisville, KY Sweet ‘N Savory Crepes, Louisville, KY
MassachusettsBoston Area Cocobeet, Boston, MA Lola’s Italian Groceria, Natick, MA Parker House, Boston, MA Sweet, Boston, MA Wink and Nod, Boston, MA
MichiganDetroit Detroit Style Pizza, Detroit, MI Mudgies, Detroit, MI Volt, Detroit, MI
MinnesotaMinneapolis French Meadow Cafe, Minneapolis, MN
MissouriKansas City Area (See Also Kansas, Kansas City Area) Blue Koi, Kansas City, MO (39th Street/KU Med area and Mission Farms, KS) Cafe Gratitude, Kansas City, MO (Crossroads area) Cafe Sebastienne at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO canihaveabite, Kansas City, MO Donutology, Kansas City, MO (Westport Area) Ginger Sue’s, Liberty, MO La Bodega, Kansas City, MO (Crossroads area and Leawood, KS) Pizza Bella, Kansas City, MO (Crossroads area and Mission Farms, KS) Port Fonda, Kansas City, MO (Westport area) Seasons 52, Kansas City, MO (Country Club Plaza area) Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO Succotash, Kansas City, MO (Hospital Hill area, close to Crown Center) T. Loft, Kansas City, MO (Metcalf South area, Country Club Plaza area)
The Laughing Place, Gladstone, MO (Linden Square area of Gladstone) Waldo Pizza, Kansas City, MO and Lee’s Summit, MO St. Louis Area Fountain on Locust, St. Louis, MO Pi Pizza, St. Louis, MO PuraVegan, St. Louis, MO Rooster, St. Louis, MO Schlafly Tap Room, St. Louis, MO
NebraskaLincoln Pepe’s Bistro, Lincoln, NE Omaha Modern Love, Omaha, NE
New YorkNew York City Otto, New York City, NY
PennsylvaniaErie Maria’s Pizza, Erie, PA
TennesseeMemphis Beale Street Music Festival, Memphis, TN Beauty Shop Restaurant, Memphis, TN (Cooper-Young neighborhood) Cosmic Coconut, East Memphis, TN El Mero Taco, food truck, Memphis, TN Fuel, Memphis, TN (Midtown neighborhood) LYFE Kitchen, Memphis (Downtown) Raw Girls, Memphis (two locations, Midtown and Poplar Road) Gluten-Free Memphis Travel Guide (eats, lodging and sites) Nashville Franklin Juice Company, Franklin and a mobile juice truck Mas Tacos, East Nashville Pfunky Griddle, Berry Hill area of Nashville Wild Cow and Vegan Vee Bakery, East Nashville LODGING: Nashville Loews Vanderbilt
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