A Guide For The Best Gluten-Free Eats In Austin

Gluten Free Pancakes © Anna Shepulova / Shutterstock
Gluten Free Pancakes © Anna Shepulova / Shutterstock
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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.

Wild Wood Bakehouse

Restaurant, Gluten-free, 0
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.


Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
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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.

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.

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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.

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Olive and June

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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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.

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