With an expansive front patio area, a sitting porch and colorful and funky Mexican decor, Licha’s Cantina is a favorite for folks looking for a great happy hour or dinner on East Sixth. Though it’s not difficult to find great Mexican food in this town, it’s a rare bird that specializes in both Interior-style and is clear about their gluten-free options. Choriqueso, arroz con huatiloche, cochinita pibil, tlacoyos, huaraches, pulpo a la veracruzano—all are clearly marked as gluten-free. Their $5 happy hour will make your wallet happy, too.
Whether you have Celiac’s disease or are opting out of gluten for other reasons, trying to find great gluten-free restaurants in Austin can be a daunting task (especially in a city filled with hefty kolaches and some of the best bakeries around). Thankfully, the popularity of these breadless joints is growing. In addition to the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Austin, gluten-free spots are now a viable option for diners with specific dietary restrictions. Austin seems to lead the charge on mindful eating, and these fifteen restaurants run the gamut—from 100% gluten-free kitchens to restaurants going the extra mile.