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A Guide For The Best Gluten-Free Eats In Austin

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Updated: 2 September 2016
There are a number of reasons why one might avoid gluten, yet that doesn’t change the fact that it can often be challenging to find a decent restaurant that offers a gluten-free menu. Thankfully, Austin has a great selection of restaurants that do. Here’s a guide on where to go and what to get while navigating gluten-free eats in Austin.
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Wild Wood Bakehouse

If you’re searching for a 100% gluten-free restaurant look no further than Wild Wood Bakehouse. This great café provides gluten-free food you thought you’d never enjoy again. Try their fried chicken for dinner or stop by during their brunch hours for an all gluten free-buffet complete with mimosas and other delicious drinks included in the price. For brunch you can try their biscuits and gravy, then go back for seconds to try their waffles smothered in syrup.

Wild Wood Bakehouse, 3016 Guadalupe St #200, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 327 9660

Chicken fried steak. #austin #glutenfree #austintexas

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Picnik

Picnik is truly a one-of-a-kind coffee shop, serving a Paleo-inspired menu, which means gluten-free, corn-free, peanut-free and soy-free. They serve healing broth, chocolate chip cookies made from coconut flour, and fresh juices for enhanced brain health. Their specialty, however, is their coffee. They make their coffee with unsalted, grass-fed Irish butter and add just a dash of coconut oil extract.

Picnik, 1700 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 293 6118

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Snap Kitchen

For a quick, healthy meal on the go, Snap Kitchen is your best friend. The meals are pre-cooked and gluten-free, and there’s even a microwave at each location to warm up your to-go meal. Try their yogurt cheesecakes or their gluten-free lasagna. The menu often changes but the food is always tasty and it’s the quickest way to get a healthy meal in Austin.

Snap Kitchen, multiple locations, Austin, TX, USA

ready for monday. and tuesday. and the whole week really. 🍴 #mealprep

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Torchy’s

For another quick meal that never lacks in taste, head over to Torchy’s Tacos, where the majority of their menu items can be made gluten-free. A lot of their items are also already gluten-free, like their Democrat and Independent tacos, made with their homemade corn tortillas. And, with over a dozen locations in and around Austin, it’s a reliable and easily accessible choice.

Torchy’s Tacos, multiple locations, Austin, TX, USA

When you're craving love … #MissionaryStyle

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Kerbey Lane Café

If you’re craving good pancakes try Kerbey Lane Café, the original diner which has been around since 1980. It’s open 24/7, Friday through Saturday, so enjoy those gluten-free pancakes at 2:00am if you so please!

Kerbey Lane Café, 3704 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 451 1436

#PancakeOfTheWeek: Salted Caramel Chocolate, Vegan Caramel Apple & GF Gingerbread. #atxeats #atxbrunch

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Thai Fresh

You can find some of the best gluten-free baked goods at Thai Fresh. All baked goods are made in-house with organic ingredients. Try their sweet sticky rice, chocolate mousse, or flourless chocolate cake. Delicious!

Thai Fresh, 909 W Mary St, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 494 6436

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Blackbird Bakery

At Blackbird Bakery you can be sure everything is baked fresh and that everything is gluten-free. Try the glazed or cinnamon sugar doughnut holes, or better yet, why not have both? Odds are you won’t be disappointed.

Blackbird Bakery, 2300 Lohmans Spur #163, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 971 7955

Ya that just kind of happened. Dang it. #blackbirdbakery #donuts #💗

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Olive and June

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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Olive and June

Finding gluten-free Italian food is not always an easy task – especially gluten-free pasta that compares, if not exceeds, regular pasta in taste. Olive and June do a great job at accommodating gluten-free customers. Enjoy some Italian wine alongside their gluten-free pasta made in house, and finally satisfy that craving for Italian carbs.

Olive and June, 3411 Glenview Ave, Austin, TX, USA, +1 512 467 9898

Always handmade with love. ❤️

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More Info
Sun - Wed:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Meal service:

Dinner

Atmosphere:

Boutique, Family Friendly