A Few Tried-And-True Gluten-Free Restaurants

I know that my  focus is aimed on gluten-free body care products, but many people ask me for food recommendations…so from time to time, I have to put in a good find!

For those of you that are gluten-free and live in the Denver area how lucky are you?  VERY!  I travel quite a bit and I have to say that the Denver area abounds with Gluten-Free Options.

For those of you that are not from this area, I will include some safe gluten-free chain restaurants.

As always, I am open to suggestions to share with others, so please add a restaurant anytime!

The Bistro at Marshdale in the Evergreen, CO area is ridiculously delicious!  It gets 5 out of 4 stars.  Yes, 5 out of 4 stars.  I have never had a mediocre meal there.  For sure, they know gluten-free.  They know the difference between gluten intolerence and celiac disease.  They have delicious gluten-free bread and they will pour your dipping oil out of a separate, gluten-free oil container (meaning; no contaminates got into the oil.)  You are safe here.  Beyond being safe, I can not say enough about the menu.  Diverse and yummy are two words for now.  Also, dear Chef Brian; I am begging you to put the Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Mousse on the desert menu full-time! Please?!  Also, they have a lot of specials, like March Madness that cost about $36.00 and you got to eat three courses for that price. I did; twice!

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill  Chain, also found in Denver, CO area.  Fresh, inexpensive, delicious, good for  you, and you guessed it: gluten-free.  It is considered to be fast food and a chain.  They have little GF labels on their food and the staff seems well-educated on gluten-free.  They serve falafel, hummus, shwarma etc.  The falafel is delicious, not dried out and nasty like some that I have tried in the freezer section.  I pray regularly that you open a restaurant near me! Thanks!

Tokyo Joe’s  Chain, also found in Denver, CO area.  Fresh, inexpensive, delicious, good for you and many gluten-free options.  Fast Food, Japanese fare, with gluten-free soy sauce (tamari), gluten-free teriaki, gluten-free curry sauce, the list goes on and on and on and on for gluten-free options.  The staff is well-educated on gluten-free and they always have a friendly, helpful attitude.  I love you Tokyo Joes!

Here is a picture of the Alfresco dining at Tokyo Joe’s;  I was so excited to eat, I ate the food before it dawned on me to take a picture!

Blue Sky Cafe  Denver, CO.   I will let a few menu items sell this place: gluten-free pancakes made of corn or sweet potatoes, gluten-free crepes, gluten-free english muffins and other gluten-free bread items, gluten-free soups, sauces, dressings!  You can almost eat anything on their menu without gluten!!!  This is one of my top go-to breakfast place.  Comfort food.  Delicious.  Not expensive, but not inexpensive either.

Wild-Flower Cafe, Evergreen, CO.  Lunch or Breakfast?  Either.  They understand gluten-free, and the staff adds character to your meal, you will want to go there just for their company!  But, they have gluten-free french fries on Thursday, the best turkey reuben ever, of course sans gluten, and they have gluten-free bread, waffles and other breakfast fare that is gluten-free.  Inexpensive and delicious. Fun staff.

Mccormick and Schmick’s A delicious nationwide chain.  It can be pricey, but when I travel, this is a reliable gluten-free chain.  They may not have gluten-free bread for you, but they will keep the gluten out of your food.  I have never had a bad meal here!  Reliably delicious would sum this up!

Sullivan’s Steakhouse A reliable (no gluten in your food) good nationwide chain.  Also, nationwide, also a bit pricey, but good food.  Same as above, no gluten-free bread for you, but the staff reliably understands gluten-free food.

In-N-Out Burger  Chain…various locations throughout the nation.  As always, use caution, state your gluten-free issue when ordering.  After reading, calling the company and actually eating at In-N-Out Burger repeatedly, I believe this chain to be safe for celiac’s disease sufferer’s.  Currently, the special sauce is said to be gluten-free, if you are concerned, skip it.  The french fries are just fresh-cut potatoes, fried in their own fryer that is used for nothing else.  You order your burger “protein style” and it comes wrapped in lettuce, they do a nice job with it.  The only gluten in the restaurant are the buns.  So, to be extra, extra sure, ask for a clean spatula to be used, and ask for the sauce in a to-go packet.  I have never gotten sick here.

I will update this list periodically.  Also, please feel free to comment with restaurant suggestions, anywhere in the country and world would be appreciated!


  1. In and Out Burger!!! How about 5 Guys? I think they also have a lot of Gluten Free Options.

    • Well, I will have to put it on my list to check it out?! Thanks.

  2. L gilpin

    I love the Bistro and have never had a bad meal there. The staff completely understands gluten free, contamination etc. you can not go wrong with this restaurant!

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