May is National Celiac Awareness Month. While the restaurant industry has taken leaps and bounds to accommodate gluten-free diets over the past few years, dining out can still be a hassle. Here we team up with Jennifer Harris of the Gluten Free go-to Guide to get tips on how to dine out gluten-free in Atlanta. Harris has visited the kitchens of countless restaurants and consulted with chefs to build a resource guide for those who, like herself, have Celiac Disease. Also check out six ways to eat gourmet gluten-free in Atlanta.
What is the hardest food to find gluten-free?
- Comfort foods, typically fried like chicken or sauces that use flour like gravy.
- A burger on a bun and fries that I can eat together at the same restaurant.
- Breakfast is by far the hardest meal to find options.
- Desserts that aren’t just crème bruleé or ice cream.
The first restaurant group in town to have separate gluten-free menus:
Restaurants with gluten-free fryers:
100 percent gluten-free restaurants:
- Arepa Mia. Come here for their empanadas.
- La Metro Creperia. The crepes are still fluffy and just the right thickness.
- Tin Roof Kitchen. This Alpharetta restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner so it’s an easy option no matter what meal you want.
- Good Karma Coffee. Brunch on the weekends features pancakes and biscuits, dishes you usually couldn’t get gluten-free.
Good picks for gluten-free:
- Pizza: Blue Moon Pizza. They use a separate prep area with entirely separate ingredients. Their cheesy bread is a favorite.
- Italian: Cibo e Beve
- Modern American: 1Kept
- Tea Service: Four Seasons Hotel (all gluten-free desserts, but you have to ask for it.)
- Brazilian: Chauma Gaucha (all the sides are gluten-free)
- Fried Chicken: Kaleidoscope Bistro and Pub
- Fine Dining: Ecco