People go gluten-free for different reasons. Some see it as a healthy approach to their diet while others have certain conditions that prevent them from consuming this particular protein. Thanks to the growing popularity of the gluten-free options, there are many new restaurants that include gluten-free alternatives as part of their daily menus. With so many restaurants Austin, it can be a challenge to determine the best gluten-free places, but, luckily for you, we've narrowed them down and compiled a list of the best gluten-free restaurants in Austin.

Odd Duck

Odd Duck has specialized in serving locally-sourced food since 2009. Owner brothers Bryce and Dylan Gilmore gained widespread recognition after opening Odd Duck on their Fleetwood Mallard trailer before it transformed into a full restaurant in 2013. The Gilmore brothers, along with their partners, continue to prove their loyalty to local farmers with a Texas-inspired menu and great gluten-free alternatives for their customers.

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Licha's Cantina

Licha’s Cantina offers delicious Mexican food at the heart of East 6th Street. It’s a great place for happy hours on their outside patio and, almost all their menu options are gluten-free! Their tasty choriqueso, red snapper, arroz con huatiloche, and other dishes make it one of the most popular gluten-free restaurants in Austin.

Koriente Restaurant 

Koriente is a calorie and nutritious-conscious restaurant that helps you keep your healthy diet in check. It also has incredible vegan and gluten-free options that caters to all tastes. Their gluten-free menu includes appetizers such as smoked salmon rolls, summer rolls, and garden salads as well as appealing entrees like their Pan-seared Ahi tuna and Obake rolls with shrimp or tofu. Make sure you specify to your waiter that your order is gluten-free and request their gluten-free sauce for your meals.

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Hopdoddy Burger Bar on Congress

If you’re in the mood for some burgers but don't want to disturb your gluten-free diet, Hopdoddy Burger Bar on Congress and Anderson serve some of the best hamburgers in town with gluten-free buns and hormone-free meat that bring in the crowds on a daily basis. It’s so popular, this restaurant is usually responsible for the sizeable line of hungry people that accumulates down the street. If you’re not in the mood to stand in line, you can always order online!

Pheobe's Cafe

Phoebe's Cafe has some gluten-free classic's like the chicken fried steak or green fried tomatoes but they're known for the unique BBQ flavors they add to these gluten-free bites! If you want gluten-free snacks or meals Phoebe's is one of the best spots in Austin for it! 

Casa de Luz

Casa de Luz is a vegan restaurant that wants to make sure your healthy diet leads to a healthier, longer life. Their daily menu is completely vegan, organic, and gluten-free so you'll feel fresh and energized throughout the day. It also doesn’t hurt that their meals are delicious! As to be expected with a vegan restaurant, the atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful with natural surroundings and a friendly staff.

Wildwood Bakehouse

Wildwood Bakehouse is Austin’s number-one gluten-free bakery and catering service offering delicious muffins, pastries, bread, and specialty desserts perfect for any occasion. Their 100% gluten-free restaurant is also a local sensation serving an array of Central Mexican, Italian, and Southern-style meals made from scratch at Wildwood. You can also enjoy delicious orders of gluten-free onion rings and French fries.

Whether you have Celiac disease or just want to cut gluten off for personal reasons, these gluten-free restaurants in Austin will make sure you’re not missing out on flavor! Let us know which is your favorite gluten-free restaurant in the comments below, and register on 512area to find more great restaurants in Austin.


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