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Gluten-free chicken and waffles from Thai Fresh.
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22 Great Gluten-Free-Friendly Austin Restaurants

Pizza, pancakes, baked goods, and more, all without wheat

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Gluten-free chicken and waffles from Thai Fresh.
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Austin is an exceptionally friendly town for gluten-free diners. There are well-informed kitchens offering carefully marked menus, restaurants with completely separate lists of dishes, and places entirely dedicated to serving only gluten-free fare. Plus, any fine dining restaurant will happily adjust tasting menus, and the city's two signature cuisines — barbecue and Tex-Mex — tend to be low on wheat, though it's always important to check in about ingredients.

That said, there's a difference between being relegated to eating salad and bunless burgers and getting to enjoy food that's usually off-limits, and Austin’s gluten-free array is boundless with options ranging from pancakes at Kerbey Lane to Detroit-style pies from Via 313. This update includes North Austin’s Ichi Umi sushi and Dia’s Market.

As with all businesses right now, be sure to call ahead to make sure each restaurant is still open or if there are updates on current offerings and service models, as things are changing constantly. Be sure to wear a mask, tip well, and, if you’re ordering delivery, try to order directly from the restaurants themselves.

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Pie Jacked

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The Round Rock bakery is all about baked goods without allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, tree nuts and peanuts, fish, and shellfish), which means it’s gluten-free friendly. There are pies filled with fruit (cherry, peach, apple), pumpkin, or chocolate; cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and bread. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person.

Ichi Umi Sushi

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This North Austin sushi spot has a detailed gluten-free menu, with options like the avocado roll and Wildflower roll with tuna, salmon, and mango. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor dine-in service.

Bartlett's

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The American restaurant offers up a dedicated gluten-free menu with burgers, fries, sandwiches, meaty entrees, and desserts. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Chinatown

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Chinese can be a challenging cuisine for those avoiding gluten, but this longtime Austin restaurant is very conscientious about modifications. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor dine-in service.

Dia's Market

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For solid sandwiches with gluten-free bread, check out this casual market by Highland. There are breakfast sandwiches like fried egg, bacon, and gruyere and lunch options like roast beef and havarti. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person. There are outdoor dining tables.

The paleo-centric restaurant serves gluten-free baked goods, among other dishes. Check out the original food truck on South Lamar, too. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dine-in services; the truck features outdoor dining tables.

The paleo muffins at Picnik
The paleo muffins at Picnik
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Zucchini Kill

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The vegan gluten-free bakery bakes up doughnuts, brownies, and more without wheat proteins. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person.

Vegan chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes at Zucchini Kill Bakery
Vegan chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes at Zucchini Kill Bakery
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Japanese restaurant Kome offers gluten-free soy sauce and careful labeling on its menu for a low-stress and enjoyable sushi outing. Kome is currently takeout-only with orders placed online.

Kome’s new interior
Kome
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Kerbey Lane Café

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Kerbey Lane Cafe serves up gluten-free pancakes so that no 8 a.m. or 9:30 p.m. craving will go unmet again. The restaurants are open for on-site dining services; takeout orders can be placed online.

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pancakes
Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pancakes
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The Well

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The menu at this sleek all-day cafe downtown is entirely gluten-free, offering tacos, avocado toast, and more hearty entrees at dinner. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Wilder Wood

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While gluten-free bakery Wild Wood Bakehouse is no longer, Austin thankfully still has Wilder Wood, which is still dedicated to all things gluten-free, like the array of burgers, tacos, fried chicken, and chicken fried steak. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Gluten-free chicken and waffles from Wilder Woods
Gluten-free chicken and waffles from Wilder Woods
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Juliet Italian Kitchen

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The Italian restaurant is considerate of those who need to do without gluten: many pastas can be made gluten-free, and there’s a second deep fryer dedicated to gluten-free dishes. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

OMG Squee

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Everything is gluten-free at this adorable bakery made famous by Queer Eye, from puffy cheesecakes to macarons to taiyaki. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person. There are outdoor dining tables.

Various macarons from OMG Squee
Various macarons from OMG Squee
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Via 313 Pizza

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All locations of Via 313 (food trucks and restaurants) produce an incredibly tasty gluten-free version of that Detroit-style crust. It is thick and square-shaped exactly like its regular kind and avoids the cardboardy-ness of so many gluten-free pizzas. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are onsite dine-in services.

El Naranjo

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El Naranjo's interior Mexican cuisine is almost entirely gluten-free, making it a great bet for those sick of picking and choosing from limited menu options. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Tuna tostada from El Naranjo
Tuna tostada from El Naranjo
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Tacodeli

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Tacodeli is a favorite of those with celiac, offering a dedicated area for reheating its corn tortillas without any cross-contamination. Nearly all of the menu is gluten-free as well. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online. There are onsite dine-in services.

Tacodeli tacos in a red basket
Tacodeli tacos
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Despite the fact that Uchi focuses on soy sauce-heavy cuisine, the Japanese-inspired restaurant does an exceptionally good job catering to gluten-free diners. Many dishes can be modified and the servers are well-informed. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The negihama at Uchi
The negihama at Uchi
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Odd Duck

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Odd Duck offers special menus for all sorts of dietary restrictions, including those who can't have gluten. There's even a separate "celiac" menu for the very sensitive. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Odd Duck
Odd Duck
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The East Austin Italian restaurant offers a dedicated gluten-free menu, full of risotto, meats, and vegetables. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A roasted carrot dish from Intero
A roasted carrot dish from Intero
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Thai Fresh

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Thai Fresh clearly labels everything on its menu, and the adjacent cafe has one of the largest selections of gluten-free baked goods in the city. The restaurant also serves amazing gluten-free fried chicken and waffles during weekend brunch. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Thai Fresh’s gluten-free fried chicken and waffles
Thai Fresh’s gluten-free fried chicken and waffles
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Mr. Natural

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The vegetarian Mexican restaurant is very gluten-free friendly, with pastries, enchiladas, flautas, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are on-site dine-in services.

Gluten-free bagel from Mr. Natural
Gluten-free bagel from Mr. Natural
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Teal House Coffee and Bakery

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Some of the best cinnamon rolls in Austin also come in gluten-free at this coffee shop and bakery on South Congress. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor tables.

Pie Jacked

The Round Rock bakery is all about baked goods without allergens (wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, tree nuts and peanuts, fish, and shellfish), which means it’s gluten-free friendly. There are pies filled with fruit (cherry, peach, apple), pumpkin, or chocolate; cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and bread. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person.

Ichi Umi Sushi

This North Austin sushi spot has a detailed gluten-free menu, with options like the avocado roll and Wildflower roll with tuna, salmon, and mango. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor dine-in service.

Bartlett's

The American restaurant offers up a dedicated gluten-free menu with burgers, fries, sandwiches, meaty entrees, and desserts. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Chinatown

Chinese can be a challenging cuisine for those avoiding gluten, but this longtime Austin restaurant is very conscientious about modifications. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor dine-in service.

Dia's Market

For solid sandwiches with gluten-free bread, check out this casual market by Highland. There are breakfast sandwiches like fried egg, bacon, and gruyere and lunch options like roast beef and havarti. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person. There are outdoor dining tables.

Picnik

The paleo-centric restaurant serves gluten-free baked goods, among other dishes. Check out the original food truck on South Lamar, too. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dine-in services; the truck features outdoor dining tables.

The paleo muffins at Picnik
The paleo muffins at Picnik
Picnik/Facebook

Zucchini Kill

The vegan gluten-free bakery bakes up doughnuts, brownies, and more without wheat proteins. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person.

Vegan chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes at Zucchini Kill Bakery
Vegan chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes at Zucchini Kill Bakery
Zucchini Kill Bakery/Facebook

Komé

Japanese restaurant Kome offers gluten-free soy sauce and careful labeling on its menu for a low-stress and enjoyable sushi outing. Kome is currently takeout-only with orders placed online.

Kome’s new interior
Kome
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Kerbey Lane Café

Kerbey Lane Cafe serves up gluten-free pancakes so that no 8 a.m. or 9:30 p.m. craving will go unmet again. The restaurants are open for on-site dining services; takeout orders can be placed online.

Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pancakes
Kerbey Lane Cafe’s pancakes
Kerbey Lane Cafe [Official]

The Well

The menu at this sleek all-day cafe downtown is entirely gluten-free, offering tacos, avocado toast, and more hearty entrees at dinner. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Wilder Wood

While gluten-free bakery Wild Wood Bakehouse is no longer, Austin thankfully still has Wilder Wood, which is still dedicated to all things gluten-free, like the array of burgers, tacos, fried chicken, and chicken fried steak. Takeout orders can be placed over the phone. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Gluten-free chicken and waffles from Wilder Woods
Gluten-free chicken and waffles from Wilder Woods
Wilder Woods/Facebook

Juliet Italian Kitchen

The Italian restaurant is considerate of those who need to do without gluten: many pastas can be made gluten-free, and there’s a second deep fryer dedicated to gluten-free dishes. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

OMG Squee

Everything is gluten-free at this adorable bakery made famous by Queer Eye, from puffy cheesecakes to macarons to taiyaki. Takeout orders can be placed online or in person. There are outdoor dining tables.

Various macarons from OMG Squee
Various macarons from OMG Squee
Courtney Pierce/EATX

Via 313 Pizza

All locations of Via 313 (food trucks and restaurants) produce an incredibly tasty gluten-free version of that Detroit-style crust. It is thick and square-shaped exactly like its regular kind and avoids the cardboardy-ness of so many gluten-free pizzas. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are onsite dine-in services.

El Naranjo

El Naranjo's interior Mexican cuisine is almost entirely gluten-free, making it a great bet for those sick of picking and choosing from limited menu options. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Tuna tostada from El Naranjo
Tuna tostada from El Naranjo
El Naranjo/Facebook

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Tacodeli

Tacodeli is a favorite of those with celiac, offering a dedicated area for reheating its corn tortillas without any cross-contamination. Nearly all of the menu is gluten-free as well. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online. There are onsite dine-in services.

Tacodeli tacos in a red basket
Tacodeli tacos
Tacodeli/Facebook

Uchi

Despite the fact that Uchi focuses on soy sauce-heavy cuisine, the Japanese-inspired restaurant does an exceptionally good job catering to gluten-free diners. Many dishes can be modified and the servers are well-informed. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The negihama at Uchi
The negihama at Uchi
Uchi/Facebook

Odd Duck

Odd Duck offers special menus for all sorts of dietary restrictions, including those who can't have gluten. There's even a separate "celiac" menu for the very sensitive. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Odd Duck
Odd Duck
Robert J. Lerma/EATX

Intero

The East Austin Italian restaurant offers a dedicated gluten-free menu, full of risotto, meats, and vegetables. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

A roasted carrot dish from Intero
A roasted carrot dish from Intero
Intero/Facebook

Thai Fresh

Thai Fresh clearly labels everything on its menu, and the adjacent cafe has one of the largest selections of gluten-free baked goods in the city. The restaurant also serves amazing gluten-free fried chicken and waffles during weekend brunch. Takeout orders can be placed online. The restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Thai Fresh’s gluten-free fried chicken and waffles
Thai Fresh’s gluten-free fried chicken and waffles
Thai Fresh/Facebook

Mr. Natural

The vegetarian Mexican restaurant is very gluten-free friendly, with pastries, enchiladas, flautas, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are on-site dine-in services.

Gluten-free bagel from Mr. Natural
Gluten-free bagel from Mr. Natural
Mr. Natural/Facebook

Teal House Coffee and Bakery

Some of the best cinnamon rolls in Austin also come in gluten-free at this coffee shop and bakery on South Congress. Takeout orders can be placed online. There are indoor and outdoor tables.

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