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The best gluten-free restaurants in Boston

Celiacs and the gluten-averse can enjoy a delicious meal at these Boston restaurants with gluten-free menus

Written by
Gerrish Lopez
&
Time Out Boston Staff
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For those with dietary restrictions, it’s heartening to know that Boston restaurants are happy to make accommodations. There are even a good number of dedicated vegan and vegetarian restaurants. For celiacs and those on a gluten-free diet, many Boston restaurants offer gluten-free menus. Not just an afterthought, these menus offer delicious dishes, so you and your gluten-eating friends can dine together in style. While it’s fairly easy to find gluten-free options at the best seafood restaurants in Boston and the best steakhouses in Boston, here are the best gluten-free restaurant options in Boston.

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  • Restaurants
  • Fenway/Kenmore

Like some variety when you go out to eat? Time Out Market Boston has you covered. Boston's first contemporary food hall boasts a tasty assortment of curated food offerings, two slick bars and lots more, including many options for gluten-free eaters. For example, Nu Burgers can be served without a bun, everything on Revolution Health Kitchen's menu is gluten-free (except their bread and toast), and any dish at anoush'ella can be made gluten-free (except couscous).

Best gluten-free restaurants in Boston

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  • Pan-Asian
  • South End
  • price 3 of 4

This hip South End gem serves an assortment of Chinese, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes, courtesy of the James Beard Award winning chef-owner Joanne Chang. An expansive gluten-free menu is available, with options including chow fun, fried rice, and more dim sum-style items.

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  • Restaurants
  • Vegan
  • Somerville
  • price 2 of 4

True Bistro is a high-end, fully vegan restaurant that also caters to gluten-free eaters. The menu, which is clearly labeled for those with dietary restrictions, changes seasonally, but look out for offerings like mushroom shepherd's pie, seared broccoli with black garlic bagna cauda, or cucumber spring rolls. Finish with FoMu gluten-free ice cream.

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  • Vegetarian
  • Central Sq
  • price 1 of 4

It’s like Chipotle for vegans and vegetarians, and almost entirely gluten-free. Whole Heart Provisions doles out build-your-own takeaway bowls that start with a base of rice, bulgur, arugula, or kale. Pile on the tofu, nuts and veggies (shaved brussels sprouts, cauliflower, smashed cucumbers), then choose a dressing. It's a delicious option for a tasty gluten-free meal on the go.

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  • Restaurants
  • Pizza
  • Somerville
  • price 2 of 4

For 100% vegetarian pizza, Veggie Crust has you covered with homemade dough and high quality ingredients. Even the sauce is homemade. You’ll find standard combinations and innovative pizzas such as paneer Manchurian, curry leaf pesto portabella, or paneer Tikka barbeque, all available on gluten-free crust.

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  • Vegetarian
  • Central Sq
  • price 1 of 4

This eclectic cafe maintains multiple locations offering quick, nutritious meals with organic ingredients for vegetarians and vegans. Gluten-free diners are well-served; smoothies, salads and veggie bowls are always made with the freshest ingredients. Staff are friendly and eager to help cater to dietary restrictions.

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian
  • Back Bay
  • price 4 of 4

As a Northern Italian-inspired steakhouse, Davio’s includes a selection of the finest cuts of meat alongside other Italian favorites. A separate gluten-free menu is available for brunch, lunch and dinner at all locations. There are plenty of meat and fish options, plus gluten-free penne, gnocchi and decadent lobster risotto.

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  • Restaurants
  • Vegetarian
  • Central Sq
  • price 2 of 4

It’s the dream diner for the vegetarian crowd—all of the down-home classics with none of the guilt. The menu is a marvel of meatless innovation. Gluten-free diners can indulge here too, thanks to gluten-free pancakes, gluten-free bread options, and a rotating selection of gluten-free cakes.

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  • Restaurants
  • Mexican
  • Fenway/Kenmore
  • price 1 of 4

El Pelón has been a Fenway mainstay for years. It's popular for  giant burritos and homestyle tacos, but gluten-free diners have plenty of options too. The famous fish taco features corn flour-crusted cod fried in a dedicated gluten-free fryer. Pork enchiladas, fried sweet plantains, and black beans and rice are good gluten-free choices as well.

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