Favorite Spots

There is no rating system for this list and it is in no order. If you have a restaurant you would like to suggest, please comment on our FB page Gluten free Dallas. I have added a few tips and personal comments. This will be an ever-evolving list.

De-constructed Caesar Salad – Mezze Tapas

Mezze Tapas – Mediterranean fare from several countries in the region. Probably one of the best new restaurants to hit the Dallas restaurant scene. Chef Omar eventually wants to get a dedicate Gluten free kitchen certification. If you only go for the Grilled Artichokes and Quinoa Falafels your life will be a little better for it.

Mudhen – Located at the newly remodeled Dallas Farmers Market this fresh food concept is almost all naturally Gluten free. Some favs are, Stuffed Avocado & the Grass-fed burger with sweet potato chips. If you go for Brunch and are so inclined, try the Blood Orange Mimosa.
Tip:  don’t drive around the block looking for an unobtainable parking spot. There is free parking below the new Market Apts.
Tip:  They are slammed on the weekend – wait is usually more than 1 hr. make reservations.

Trinity Hall Pub – An authentic Irish Pub in the heart of Dallas. Many items are Gluten free or can be adapted to GF as well as Vegetarian. Even the sauces are thickened with corn starch instead of flour. My favorite sandwich there is the Texas Ruben (house made Corned Beef).

Fried Pickles – LG Taps

LG Taps CLOSED _ Bar food and it’s damn good. Finally, someone makes Gluten free fried pickles and onion rings. I was told that the Chef has a dedicated fryer for all of us GF folk. Just let the server know. No dedicated menu but most items are adaptable. A family member has Celiac so they are very aware.
Tip: parking can be a problem be prepared for a little walk.

Asian Mint– Two locations (an additional one in the works) – “New Bangkok” style Asian infusion. Chef Nikky and her family welcome you into their home away from home. All Gluten free (and adaptable) items are clearly marked on the menu. They are very aware of Gluten sensitivity. Check out the website for a video on how to make Pad Thai. I think I’m craving Jasmine Cream Brûlée’.

HG Supply Co. – Started by four friends that wanted a comfortable place to eat and food that was so simple they always knew that they are eating clean. They specialize in “Bowls” go by and build one. If sharing is your thing, try the Nachos. You’ll thank me.
Tip: Free Valet

Standard Service – A sister to HG Supply this Rockwall gem is just over the bridge. The menu is a little bit HG Supply, a little bit Remedy (now closed – yes they have The Remedy Burger) and some original fare. It’s worth the drive. Rumor has it the same guys that opened SS and HG Supply are building a HUB in Heath. Think Truck Yard 10X’s. (2018)
Tip : SS is a little hidden, look behind the day spa and NTB tire store.

Bavarian Grill – Voted Best German Restaurant in the Nation on several occasions, The Bavarian is an authentic German restaurant that features a dedicated Gluten free menu. Enjoy a warm baguette with your meal. Gluten free schnitzel is a favorite GF menu item.
Tip:  I have always had a reservation and rumor has it you need a reservation even if they’re not busy, so call ahead.

Penne Pomodoro – Three locations – Penne Pomodoro is a casual Italian eatery serving fresh, affordable food. They have a dedicated Gluten free menu that features Pizza, pasta & risotto. They even have GF Mac & Cheese for the kiddos.
Tip: if you choose to eat at the Lakewood location, park in back. There’s more parking and there’s a back entrance.

Smoked Mozzarella Bruschetta – Origin Kitchen + Bar

Origin Kitchen + Bar – This started out as a coffee shop with a few take aways and is now a mover and shaker in the fresh food, chef driven restaurant biz. The BEST fried calamari I have ever eaten…hands down. Grass fed boneless Short Rib you will never forget. Trifecta Gluten free cookies a la mode can hold its own in the Gluten free dessert game.
Tip: Park in back and go thru the back door- plenty of parking.

Season 52 – Dedicated Gluten free menu and knowledgeable kitchen staff. Seasonal items are often adaptable (the Floor Manager said to ask). The Gluten free flatbread is so good. Pair it with a wine flight and you’ve got a nice lazy afternoon.
Tip: Free valet parking at North Park ($8 value) take advantage of it and take a stroll around the mall.

Ozona Grill – Another spot for classic bar food. A two-page Gluten free menu gives you plenty to choose from. Everything from burgers, Mexican food to Build your own Brunch. Oh- and speaking of Brunch, they have the BEST make your own Bloody Mary Bar in town.

Matt’s Rancho Martinez – Another Lakewood staple Matt’s has been serving Tex-Mex family recipes for years. Many of the menu items are Gluten free or adaptable. Gluten free items are clearly marked. Here, you can even eat the chips as they do not cross contaminate.

The kozy – A forerunner in Dallas healthy and Gluten free eating, kozy is an oasis. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. You could probably eat all three there in one day and be amazed. Anyone in for Stuffed French Toast?
Tip:  BYOB. Oh- & save room for dessert, they have a full dessert menu that is Gluten free.

Hannah’s Gluten Free Bakery -While not a restaurant a list couldn’t be complete without Hannah’s. Main store & bakery located in Mesquite (check the website for weekend outposts). There’s love in these walls. Love of baking and love for the customer. Stop by for donuts, cupcakes, kolaches and more. And they just hired a French pastry chef.
Tip:  The bakery is directly across from the Mesquite Walmart gas station in a strip center.

Benedict Cumberbatch – Company Cafe’
  • Company Cafe – Local fresh ingredients drive this restaurant. Small casual setting. Comfort food with a twist. Brunch is available seven days a week. Some of the menu items include, Gluten free Pancakes, Fish & Chips & Chicken Fried Steak.
    Tip:  Check the website for hours as they vary and are limited. No dinner service
  • From Across The Pond – Celiac Owned & Operated Authentic British restaurant located in N. Richland Hills. Features GF Fish & Chips, Onion Rings, Fried Battered Mushrooms, Scotch Eggs and Bubbles & Squeak (a cake of mashed potatoes, shredded Brussel Sprouts, Cheddar Cheese..floured and deep fired, served on spinach, crisp Bacon w/poached Egg and Hollandaise). While I have not personally been here, they get rave reviews.
  • Fireside Pies The GF daughter and I ate there one recent night.  OMG!! I’ve eaten at the Plano location a few years back but this is my first time at the Henderson location. I’ve forgotten how good their Gluten free pizza is. So good that I’m ready to go back! We had the Crab app. & Triple “Roni” Pizza: Pepperoni, Mozzarella, Basil & Truffle Oil. The Gluten free from Smart Flour Foods was so crisp coming out of the wood fire oven. The staff was so friendly and so knowledgeable of Gluten free diners. We didn’t know that the crab (which was sitting in butter and garlic – yummm) came with bread for dipping. The bar manager apologized for not automatically subbing (said he shouldn’t have to be reminded – how refreshing) GF bread. We’ll ask next time. Bread offering by Local Oven per menu. Kari says that the Chopped Salad is very good – Mixed Greens, Hearts of Romaine, Black Olives, Roasted Crimini Mushrooms, Chopped Tomatoes, Pepperoncini, Mozzarella, Crispy Prosciutto & Herbed Red Wine Vinaigrette – next time! See Website for locations.