Gluten-Free Restaurants: St. Louis

It seems many of the St. Louis gluten-free restaurant directories I’ve stumbled across in the past only mention national chains. All is good and well there, but there are only so many times you can eat at Maggiano’s or PF Chang’s before you want a more local, unique dining experience.

I thought a more comprehensive gluten-free directory of St. Louis restaurants that I’ve personally visited might be helpful for you all, so I’ve developed a list below of restaurants that accommodate for gluten-free. Restaurants marked with ** indicate a link to a Gluten-Free Pearls blog post. As I dine at more, I will keep adding to the list.

Since I’ve recently moved to Chicago, I’ve now added a reader-submitted section based on your suggestions (though I plan to be back in to STL often)!

Please note, this list is not meant to be a list of restaurants that are certified gluten-free or exercise cross-contamination best practices. Restaurant practices may also change (e.g., the use of dedicated fryers). These pearls are only meant to guide you in the right direction depending on your level of gluten intolerance/sensitivity. So, please be cautious and call ahead or address your dietary needs and concerns with the manager and server.

Without further ado, I give you this list of gluten-free restaurants in St. Louis (updated 12/28/15).

St. Louis restaurants with dedicated gluten-free menus:

  • Cafe Natasha’s (South Grand) – Great family-owned and operated restaurant serving Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine. They offer separate gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan and halal menus. Beef kabob and biryani rice is where it’s at. If you’re a gin fan, definitely check out their Gin Room and extensive gin cocktail list.
  • Corner Pub & Grill** (Valley Park)-  Awesome bar food and one of my go-to spots for dinner with the fam–we’re talking fries in their own dedicated fryer, burgers, sandwiches, the whole shebang. The owner’s daughter is gluten-free – hence, “Hanna’s Menu.”
  • New Day Gluten Free** (Ellisville) – A dedicated gluten and peanut-free bakery, cafe and catering service. Their products are also available in Dierbergs and Schnucks. You must try the mac n’cheese.
  • Andrea’s Gluten Free (No storefront)- Wonderful gluten-free bakery. Not quite a restaurant, but Andrea’s gluten-free products are available in grocery stores around St. Louis. Her pancake mix is fantastic, and she makes a mean pumpkin pie around the holidays.
  • Cheese-ology Macaroni & Cheese (Delmar Loop) – Speaking of mac n’ cheese … here’s more of it. Gluten-free mac n’ cheese. ‘Nuff said.
  • The Shack PubGrub (Valley Park) – Great burger joint near SLU with a fun college atmosphere. Owned by same folks as the Corner Pub. (RELOCATED TO VALLEY PARK AS OF APRIL 2014, no longer a burger joint).
  • Fitz’s American Grill and Bottleworks**  (Delmar Loop) – Enjoy this American bar food while watching the root beer being bottled in the back.
  • CJ Mugg’s (Webster Groves, Clayton)- Sandwiches, burgers, salads and entrees. Cindy notes that they do not have a dedicated fryer.
  • Pasta House  (Multiple locations) – A safe bet for gluten-free pasta and salad.
  • Canyon Cafe** (Frontenac) – One of my all-time GF faves in STL. Delicious Southwestern Food / Tex Mex.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy  (Brentwood) – Great Italian chain. They have GF loaves of bread! Plus: buy one entree, take one home.
  • PF Chang’s** (Brentwood, Chesterfield) – Upscale Chinese chain. Try the chicken lettuce wraps!
  • Pei Wei (Clayton) – The little sister of PF Chang’s, offering takeout options.
  • Herbie’s Vintage 72 ** (Central West End) – Great brunch option; upscale dinner spot.
  • Chevy’s Fresh Mex (Olivette, Tesson Ferry area, Hazelwood) – Decent Tex-Mex. Call ahead of time and they will make fresh tortilla chips in a dedicated gluten-free fryer.
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt  (Richmond Heights) – the BEST frozen yogurt in STL, IMHO. GF flavors are marked as GF.
  • Cyrano’s Cafe** (Webster Groves) – Nice little gluten-free menu with appetizers, entrees, salads and desserts.
  • Favazza’s  (The Hill)- When you’re craving authentic Italian food, this is your spot. Located on the Hill, they have a whole host of pizzas and pastas. Try the baked penne with italian sausage. And what is it about Italian restaurant salads?? They’re amazing. Only downside is they do not offer GF bread.
  • Edgewild (Chesterfield) – Awesome Chesterfield gluten-free restaurant option with a dedicated menu. Located in the old Bahama Breeze, this urban winery + restaurant has pretty great food and the staff is incredibly friendly. GF meals come out on their own plate. The scallops are amaaaze. And you’ll never be able to tell you were in Bahama Breeze.
  • The Egg and I (Kirkwood, Chesterfield) – Breakfast joint with a “gluten-friendly” menu. (Note, they are not a dedicated GF environment). Solid array of egg scrambles, omelettes and skillets made with their GF ranch potatoes. Sub toast for fruit. Chains in multiple locations across the U.S., too, if you’re on the move.
  • The King and I (South Grand) – Thai restaurant with a GF menu and ample vegetarian/vegan options. I’ve only been there once and got the pad thai, which was too sweet for my liking. However, I’ll be back to give it another go.

St. Louis restaurants with normal menus marked with gluten-free options:

  • Billy G’s (Kirkwood) – Located in adorable downtown Kirkwood right on historic Argonne, this popular local spot has GF pizza and pasta. Pizza is decent. I can’t speak to the adult pastas, but I did have the “kid’s mac & cheese” and it was average. Given it’s a bar/grill (albeit with nicer finishes), I’ve always been pretty impressed they have GF options. So props to you, Billy G’s. Good for groups and great patio.
  • Lulu’s Local Eatery (South Grand/Tower Grove) – My vegan mother loved this place. I dug this place, too. Cool vibe, cool people and good food. Options are marked GL for “glutenless” as they aren’t a fully dedicated gluten-free facility (e.g., oils, fryers, etc.) Menu rotates seasonally and is oh so fresh.
  • Frida’s (University City) – Vegetarian deli with vegan, raw, gluten-free, soy-free and oil-free options. Sit down and stay awhile, or order at the counter to-go. They have GF wraps, crackers and bread FTW. Note that they aren’t an allergen-free restaurant, so still give your server a heads up if you’re Celiac.
  • Treehouse Vegetarian Restaurant (South Grand/Tower Grove) – This place is seriously awesome. It’s a vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free paradise. And nearly everything is house-made. It’s crazy how good everything tasted. Not everything is GF, but the servers are very knowledgeable so just make sure to ask. What we ate: Fried beets + vegan aioli, a “johnny cake” (get this), and a smoked “sausage,” brussels sprout and sweet potato hash served with eggs and hollandaise sauce. Plus a fresh squeezed grapefruit mimosa. Plus a gluten-free strawberry cheesecake.
  • Nachomama’s Tex Mex (Rock Hill) – One of my fave Tex-Mex places in STL. Menu is marked with gluten-free symbols. Chips are GF. The white queso is glorious and the margaritas are STRONG. The burrito bowls are mighty nice, but they also have tacos and fajitas with gluten-free corn tortillas. (The steak tacos are my fave.)
  • Cucina Pazzo (Central West End) – Located in the old Duff’s, this Italian restaurant is owned by the same folks as the Corner Pub and Grill. They have a menu marked up with GF options. Nearly all of the salads, tasting boards, entrees and pasta dishes can be modfied to be gluten-free. No bread, but the pasta is amazing. And you MUST get the flourless chocolate nutella cake, prepared in its own baby cast iron skillet.
  • Bailey’s Chocolate Bar** (Lafayette Square) – Such a great date place. They serve a lot of chocolate things. Flourless chocolate cake is GF and wonderful.
  • The Nest ** (Frontenac) – CLOSED AS OF 7/27/14. They call themselves a “stay and play creative cafe.” Think, adults get food + mimosas, plus kids get playtime. They have AMPLE gluten-free options. If you’re not with a kid, you’ll definitely be in the minority – but the GF food is worth it! The quinoa pancakes are pretty bomb.
  • Roxane (Clayton) –  I’d been in here many a time for drinks before I realized they had gluten-free options. Located in Clayton, this American Bistro has GF buns, pasta and pizza. Fries are not gluten-free, as they are not fried in a dedicated fryer. I had a pretty mean burger here, topped with mushrooms, onions, herb cream cheese and arugula.
  • Mia Sorella (Town & Country) – The sister restaurant of Trattoria Marcella, Mia Sorella offers gluten-free pizza and gluten-free pasta. Servers are knowledgeable and many of their dishes can be prepared gluten-free. Try the shaved brussel sprout salad and the roasted chicken, prosciutto and spinach GF pasta, in a smoked mozzarella demi cream.
  • Rigazzi’s**  (The Hill) – This Italian restaurant on The Hill has a pretty bountiful menu, marked with GF options. They offer GF buns and pizza, but no pasta.
  • Katie’s Pizza and Pasta** (Rock Hill) – Oh.em.gee I am obsessed. The newest project of Katie (from Katie’s Pizzeria in Clayton), this new restaurant in Rock Hill offers wood-fired gluten-free artisan pizzas, gluten-free pasta and gluten-free beer.
  • Hot Pot Smoothie Shop**  (Kirkwood) –  They call themselves a mix of Asian influenced cuisine with a casual corner coffee shop. Offers gluten-free, paleo and vegan options. Get the hot pot.
  • Wasabi (Clayton, Warson Woods, Downtown St. Louis) – Sushi restaurant. Clayton menu clearly notes GF sushi options. Great happy hour!
  • Pi Pizzeria (Delmar Loop, Central West End, Kirkwood, Downtown St. Louis) – The leader in gluten-free pizza in STL. Great pizza! Try the Cherokee, offered only at the Delmar location.
  • The Original Pancake House** (Ladue, Chesterfield) – Try the hashbrowns and gluten-free blueberry pancakes (made with Andrea’s mix).
  • Modesto (The Hill) – Spanish-style tapas done right. Many, many things on their menu are gluten-free. Get the bacon-wrapped dates.
  • Schlafly Tap Room (Midtown/Downtown) – No GF  beer here for you, but they do have a normal menu with the non-GF options crossed out.
  • Schlafly Bottleworks (Maplewood) – The flagship location for Schlafly Beer. Their seasonal cider is not GF, as it is made on the same lines as the beer. Ask for the allergen menu. Try the hummus & veggies – it’s delicious.
  • zpizza**  (Clayton) – Good gluten-free pizza. Try the Tuscan.
  • PW Pizza (Downtown-ish)- Great pizza joint with gluten-free pizza. Try their GF cobbler for dessert!
  • Salt – Upscale farm to table restaurant. Great date place. You must try the duck fat fries and smoked scallop.(CLOSED AS OF JUNE 2013).
  • BARcelona** (Clayton)- Spanish-style restaurant, offering tapas, pintxos and paella. Cheers to sangria!
  • Wild Flower Restaurant ** (Central West End) – American grill with some great options for the gluten-free folk (salads, pasta, sandwiches).
  • Nora’s (Dogtown) – Awesome local little sandwich spot in Dogtown offering GF bread. I’m a fan of the Reuben. A must try!
  • Fozzie’s Sandwich Emporium** (Richmond Heights) – An OMG awesome sandwich shop, which just very recently started serving gluten-free bread. I have avoided it for months as all of my friends have raved about it it, until I discovered they had GF bread, made from Sweet Art Bakery. They use fresh, local ingredients where possible.
  • Pastaria**  (Clayton)- The latest endeavor of Gerard Craft, owner of Niche. Homemade gluten-free pasta and delicious gelato.
  • Fountain on Locust (Midtown/Downtown) – Super cute ice cream spot. Little juke boxes in the booths. Salads and soups will be your friend here.
  • Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar (Clayton) – Great date place. Smaller portions, but all delicious. Menu is marked with GF options.
  • Noodles & Company (Multiple locations) – A great go-to in a fix. They now serve gluten-free fusilli in addition to their rice noodles. See their gluten-free guide at the restaurant.
  • Taste of St. Louis**– An annual food festival in downtown St. Louis. Check their website ahead of time to see which food booths will offer GF options.
  • Rooster (Downtown) – Absolutely delightful brunch spot. They serve GF crepes. Prepare for a food coma.
  • Mizu**  (Downtown) – Good sushi spot on Washington Avenue. Menu is marked with GF options.
  • Drunken Fish** (Central West End; Ballpark Village; Westport) – Plenty of gluten-free options. They’ve recently redesigned their menu to denote the gluten-free options.
  • Piccione Pastry (Delmar Loop)- Gluten-free tiramisu, canolis, meringues, hazelnut tortes, oh my!

St. Louis restaurants able to accommodate for gluten-free diets:

  • Death in the Afternoon (Downtown) – First off, this place has floor to ceiling glass walls. Hence, gorgeous view of CityGarden. Spring was in full bloom the day I went and it was eye candy. That said, you’ll only find a couple GF options here. Salads or sandwiches without the bun. And of course, cocktails. The Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad is a solid bet.
  • Retreat Gastropub (The Grove) – Ample gluten-free options on the menu, including a gluten-free flatbread and french fries from a dedicated GF fryer. But…I was underwhelmed by the food. Come for the drinks and the atmosphere, which is great for girls’ night out or date night.
  • Dewey’s Pizza  (Kirkwood, University City, Webster Groves, Ellisville, St. Charles, Edwardsville, IL) – YAAAAAS Dewey’s now has gluten-free pizza crust (at least at the Kirkwood location). And it’s damn good. ‘Spensive. But good. Be careful of CC if you’re very sensitive. I’m fond of the Green Lantern. The Kirkwood location will also let you BYO vegan cheese to add on top.
  • Blueprint Coffee (Delmar Loop) – Specialty coffee shop offering pour-over coffees, specialty coffee drinks and a smattering of food, including GF cookies and GF granola. Good place to sip and stay awhile.
  • Whitebox Eatery (Clayton) – New breakfast, brunch and lunch spot. And they have GF buns! Breakfast potatoes are GF. I’m a fan of The Plaza breakfast sandwich.
  • Cecil Whittaker’s Pizza (Multiple locations) – This local pizza chain offers thin crust St. Louis-style GF pizza prepared on New Day Gluten Free pizza crusts. Crusts are baked in own tins to avoid cross-contamination. Perfect for the GF soul who mourns the loss of Imo’s.
  • Three Kings Public House (Delmar Loop and Des Peres) – While I can only speak for the Loop location, Three Kings has definitely gotten more GF friendly – they now offer gluten-free buns. Check out the burgers, sandwiches and salads. Fries are not fried in a dedicated fryer. Delmar usually has several GF beers and ciders as well.
  • Saffron – (Des Peres/Ballwin) – This Indian restaurant has tons of gluten-free options. And I felt the servers were pretty confident in their answers to me. Stick to the Indian dishes (they do have some Chinese dishes on their menu), avoid the naan, and you should be good to go. I got the Chef Signature Biryani with saffron-basmati rice and also tried the Chicken Tikka Masala. Both were delish. Beware, portions are HUGE.
  • Sugarfire Smokehouse (Olivette, St. Charles, O’Fallon) – Get here when they open, or prepare to wait. But regardless, it’s well worth it. This place is SO GOOD. Dare I say I like their pulled pork better than Pappy’s? (gasp!) All of their meats and sauces are GF except for the white sauce. Sides change often, but when I went, the potato salad, red beans and rice, coleslaw and several of their other sides were GF. The line moves quick, so you might want to call ahead of time and ask them about GF.
  • Niche** (Clayton)– Amazing upscale New American restaurant that uses local ingredients wherever possible. Such a wonderful dining for a foodie.
  • Gamlin Whiskey House (Central West End) – They are able to prepare salads and their steak and chicken entrees gluten-free. Fries are not fried in a dedicated fryer. Sadly…the bacon-wrapped meatloaf is not gluten-free….but their cheesy mashed potatoes are. Food wasn’t amazing, but I’ll be back to try some of their whiskey cocktails.
  • Sub Zero Vodka Bar (Central West End) – Went for sushi. They are able to prepare sushi gluten-free (no malt vinegar in the rice). You’ll need to get the sushi with soy paper and no tempura or fancy sauces. I also avoided the masago to be safe. Our server said their basic crab is gluten-free, unlike some places. I got the Hawaiian Roll (Snow crab, avocado, masago and mango) and the Crazy Roll (Tuna, white tuna, salmon, green onion and avocado rolled inside out). Highly recommend the Hawaiian Roll.
  • Mai Lee (Brentwood) – Very gluten-friendly. Staff is very knowledgeable about gluten. Peanut sauces can be subbed out for fish sauce to make it GF. Chicken and pork are usually safe, but steak and beef are marinated in soy sauce.
  • Half & Half **(Clayton) – This cute little brunch spot ALWAYS has a wait. Great coffee, cute presentation, but if you’re gluten-free, go on a weekday. You will not be able to have many of the gems that the non-gluten-free folk rave about and wait for. Omelets are safe, but no breakfast potatoes for you (cross-contamination).
  • Pappy’s Smokehouse (Midtown/Downtown)- Quite possibly the best barbecue in St. Louis, INMHO. The ribs and many of the sides  (baked beans, green beans, slaw) are gluten-free. The original BBQ sauce is not GF, but you’ll be safe with the Sweet Baby Jane or the Holly’s Hot Sauce.
  • Gringo (Central West End) – A hipster-esque Mexican taco joint in the Central West End, right across the street from Pi. Awesome margaritas, but I prefer the tacos of Mission Taco Joint in the Loop. Chips are not gluten-free.
  • Jax Cafe  (Benton Park/Soulard) – I’ve only had the opportunity to visit here for brunch. Off the normal menu, there are limited options. However, if you choose the buffet, you’ll be able to do the eggs, omelets, fruit and meats.
  • Charlie Gitto’s (The Hill) – Upscale Italian. A St. Louis classic that offers gluten-free pasta.
  • Demun Oyster Bar (Clayton/Richmond Heights) – Try the scallops, with the blueberry glaze. They are legit. Flown in fresh daily.
  • Bar Louie (Kirkwood; Central West End) – You can usually find a salad and a couple entrees here that are GF.
  • The Tavern Kitchen and Bar (Valley Park) – Owned by the same folks as the Corner Pub and Grill and The Shack, this place prides itself on modern, upscale comfort food. Named St. Louis Mag’s restaurant of the year in 2011.
  • Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (Tower Grove) – A local brunch/lunch spot. Try the gluten-free breakfast sandwich!
  • Sasha’s Wine Bar and Market (Clayton/Demun; Tower Grove) Only been for apps, but I got the hummus plate with veggies and a greek salad (tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, feta and a vinaigrette). Really good.
  • Boogaloo  (Maplewood) – Have quite a few menu items that are gluten-free. Grilled andouille and corn maque choux, mussels steamed in white sangria, black bean soup, hummus, and creole smoked St. Louis-style ribs with BBQ sauce and mango coleslaw are all GF. Be sure to check with your server as menus change.
  • Cardwell’s at the Plaza (Frontenac)- They can adapt several entrees to be gluten-free. Try the shrimp stir-fry.
  • Taste by Niche (Central West End)- Excellent cocktails and small plates. Makes a wonderful date place. Gluten-free was easy to navigate with the server.
  • Tortillaria (Central West End) – Try the soft tacos with corn tortillas – chicken, shredded beef or grilled fish. Beans and rice are GF. The chips are not gluten-free, as they are not fried in a dedicated fryer.
  • Tani Sushi Bistro**  (Clayton) – There are gluten-free sushi options, but you won’t be able to get any of the specialty or fancy-pants roll. Like the one that comes out on fire.
  • Mission Taco Joint** (Delmar Loop) – Super easy to eat gluten-free here. Try the tacos. And the chips!
  • Bailey’s Range** (Downtown)- Obsessed. Try the salted caramel milkshake, burger with a gluten-free bun, and the fries, which are fried in a separate fryer.
  • Water Street Food & Drink (Maplewood) – Upscale, intimate drinks and small plates bar. Great for girls night out or a special date night.
  • Robust (Webster Groves; Downtown (at the MX) – A decent amount of gluten-free options. Salads, goat cheese tart, meats and cheeses.
  • Home Wine Kitchen** (Maplewood) – Try the No Menu Monday, where they specifically ask you about any food allergies and create a meal based upon your food and taste preferences. A-mazing.
  • Crazy Bowls and Wraps (Multiple locations) – They offer plenty of gluten-free options. My standard is the Power Bowl with brown rice and grilled chicken, the Chicken Stir-fry Bowl with organic gluten-free garlic ginger or jalapeño cilantro sauce, or the High Protein Bowl.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (Multiple locations) – Chipotle is my go-to for fast casual on the road. The chips, corn tacos, salads and burrito bowls are gluten-free. Make sure to ask them to change their gloves before preparing your meal.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill (Multiple locations) – Go for the Naked Burrito Bowls or the soft white corn tacos. The chips and hard corn tortilla shells may contain gluten. But the queso is GF and so good, so feel free to dump that all over your burrito bowl. Can I confess that I may like Qdoba more than Chipotle? Full allergen info is on their website, but make sure to tell the restaurant, too.
  • Eclipse Restaurant (Delmar Loop) – Their menu rotates quarterly with the equinox, but you can usually find some great gluten-free options. They always have pretty delicious salads. Occasionally they have gluten-free bread from Companion Bakery. I’ve had a pretty mean pear cobbler here,  but it’s not on the menu any longer. Regardless, you should be able to find something you like!
  • Milagro Modern Mexican**  (Webster Groves) – The sister of Tortillaria. Plenty of gluten-free options here. Chips are GF!
  • First Watch (Multiple locations) – It’s super easy to eat gluten-free here, but no pancakes or GF bread. Try a skillet or an omelet.
  • Subway (Multiple locations) – Salads are your friend. Try the chopped spinach chicken salad with your choice of toppings – it’s not half bad. I usually stick with olive oil and vinegar for dressing.
  • Lester’s Sports Bar & Grill**  (Central West End) – You have plenty of options. Click through to the post.
  • Taco Bell (Multiple locations) – Rice and beans, my friend. Rice and beans.
  • Jimmy John’s (Multiple location)- Try the Unwich. Make sure they change their gloves.
  • Sassy JAC’s (Soulard) – They’ll work with you to find a gluten-free option. Sa
  • Barrister’s Restaurant (Clayton) – You’ll have to ask your server, but you’ll have some options to work with. I got a bunless mushroom swiss burger and a cucumber salad and it was delicious.
  • Red Lobster (Multiple locations) – I’ve sampled the shrimp and snow crab legs. Talk to your server and a manager about their allergen list – the in-store GF options are not always the same as what’s posted on the corporate website.
  • Houlihan’s Restaurant (Multiple locations) – A decent number of salads and entrees can be modified to be gluten-free
  • Market Pub House (Delmar Loop) – A sports bar in the Delmar Loop, they can work with you on gluten-free options.
  • Copia Restaurant & Wine Bar  (Downtown) – Wine bar on Washington Avenue. Average food, but they can accommodate GF.
  • City Coffee House & Creperie (Clayton) – Buckwheat crepes; however, cross-contamination is an issue. Would not recommend for Celiac’s.
  • Tutti Frutti – Heck yeahh fro yo.
  • Fro Yo – You’ll never guess what this is.
  • Katie’s Pizzeria Cafe  (Richmond Heights) – Sorry, no GF pizza, but you can try several of their salads. Like the fried artichoke salad.
  • Dressel’s Pub** (Central West End) – Totally cool about accommodating for GF. Check the post.
  • Bugatti’s Steak & Pasta (St. Charles) – This place is seriously good. Located at Ameristar in St. Charles, they are very knowledgeable about gluten-free. Try the Shrimp Scampi and cream-cheese mashed potatoes.
  • Scottish Arms (Central West End) – I’ve only been for lunch, but they can do gluten-free salads. More limited options for gluten-free folks. Not a huge fan.
  • St. Louis Bread Company (aka Panera Bread) (Multiple locations) – Many of their salads are gluten-free with modifications. Ask about their “Hidden Menu,” with an array of gluten-free options.
  • Culpepper’s (Kirkwood; Central West End) – Salads and proteins, with modifications.
  • The Daily Bread Bakery & Cafe (Kirkwood) – Inquire about the salads.
  • Crepes, etc. (Central West End) – Try their breakfast (make sure to get the potatoes unseasoned) or buckwheat crepes.
  • Mosaic Modern Fusion (CLOSED, except airport location)
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Clayton; Downtown) – These folks make a mean steak. The filet mignon, chicken breast, mashed potatoes are gluten-free.
  • Bridge (Downtown) – Owned by the same folks as Rooster, they have a great wine list; or beer list for the non-GFers.

Reader-submitted GF Pearls (note, I have not personally dined at any of these restaurants or verified GF options with the restaurant.

  • Frida’s Deli (University City) – I always wanted to get here, but never made it before I moved. Natasha, the owner of this vegetarian deli, notes that they “have a large gluten-free menu as well as a build your own menu to satisfy nearly all dietary needs (gluten, soy or oil free as well as low glycemic).” Several of my non-GF friends have gone here and said it’s delicious! It’s on my bucket list – the menu looks fantastic.
  • BBQ ASAP  (Ballwin)- Mary from BBQ ASAP notes that all of their sauces and meats are gluten-free. They also keep GF bread in the freezer that can be thawed for your meal. Many of their sides are also GF.
  • PuraVegan – Sarah says, “You have to try PuraVegan near Forest Park. Everything on the menu is gluten free. The Pad Thai is to die for. Seriously amazing food!”
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery  (Town & Country) – Meghan notes this location in Town & Country has “wonderful GF options and very knowledgeable staff.” Website looks like they have a GF menu!
  • Nachomama’s Tex Mex (Rock Hill): Courtney notes, “Awesome mexican food, almost all GF and marked on the menu, except the flour tortillas.”
  • Bandana’s (Multiple locations) – Courtney notes, “All the meats and sauces are GF, and you get to order an extra side instead of the garlic bread.”
  • Broadway Oyster Bar (Downtown St. Louis) – Rae says,  “Ask your server about them and they will get a list of items from the kitchen. I have modified several of their menu items to make them gluten free. For instance: The Crawfish Enchiladas have flour tortillas, but if you ask them to swap the tortilla for rice and have them put the cheese sauce (gluten free) and Crawfish stuffing over the rice like a casserole, it is not a problem. Also swap the side Jambalaya (which is gluten free) for red beans and rice (also gluten free). If you get the Jambalaya it’s almost too much rice with the meal. Other changes can be made if you request them.
  • Vin De Set (Downtown) – Christie notes they have a gluten-free menu.
  • 1111 Mississippi (Downtown) – Gluten free menu available.
  • Cecil Whittakers Pizza (Multiple locations) – Christie notes, “They have a gluten free pizza crust from New Day Gluten Free & prepared by management who are trained by New Day.”
  • Chuck E. Cheese (South County) – Gluten free pizza.
  • Incredible Pizza (South County) – Gluten-free pizza, says Dan.
  • Fortel’s (Affton location only) – Gluten-free pizza, also says Dan. Separate oven and all. Website notes, “Fortel’s in Affton caters to customers who can’t tolerate wheat-based bread, chicken tenders, brownies, and pizza crusts.”
  • Bill Gianino’s – Dan says, “Gianino’s has a gluten free menu.” Includes pasta and pizza!

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