15 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants In Austin 2024: Try Them All

Dining out on a gluten-free diet is the easiest it’s ever been. With new dedicated gluten-free kitchens popping up, you can eat with peace of mind that a gluten bomb won’t be coming your way. 

Whether you’re making a trip to Austin or looking for gluten-free options in your community, I have you covered. I’ve listed the 15 best gluten-free restaurants in Austin. These range from dedicated gluten-free kitchens to gluten-free options, and gluten-free menus.  

Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in Austin 

When heading over to Austin, you won’t leave hungry. The majority of the Texan favorites can all be enjoyed in a gluten-free variation. While there are several options with dedicated gluten-free kitchens, this is not the case for all of the restaurants listed below. 

A gluten-free diet has slowly gone from a necessity for some to a trend for others. That seems to be the case in Austin. So while the options may be vast, you will have to be very clear with the servers/chef if you have an allergy or celiac disease.

Without further ado, let’s jump into the list. Please note the restaurants are not ranked in any particular order. 

1. Wilder Wood 

Wilder Wood has been serving up gluten-free favorites for 18 years. With a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, you can dine with peace of mind that there is no chance of cross-contamination. The menu includes a range of Mexican-American cuisine, as well as breakfast that is served every Sunday from 10 am -6 pm. 

 Looking for a fun activity while you’re in town? Stop by Wilder Wood on a Wednesday from 7-10 pm for open mic night. Get up on stage or enjoy local and traveling artists. 

1300 East 7th St. Austin, TX 78702

2. Picnik 

  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen
  • Website

If you’re searching for a healthier option or just something to balance out the goodies and bbq you plan to be eating, Picnik is a great spot. With a wide accommodation for individuals on restrictive diets, this is a great option if you have or are traveling with anyone that has dietary restrictions. 

Picknick is completely gluten-free, peanut-free, and refined sugar-free. They also maintain a detailed allergen list that explains which dishes include nuts, fish, shellfish, dairy, and more. They pride themselves on cooking with real ingredients and crafting everything from scratch. 

While they have two locations, the original trailer located on South Lamar is dedicated to grab and go breakfast and lunch items. 

4801 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78756
1700 S Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704

3. The Well 

Show up in sweats for a takeaway smoothie or dress to impress for a night out. Either way, The Well can accommodate both. 

When you dine at The Well, you can rest assured that everything on the menu is gluten-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free. Start with breakfast, end with dinner, and come back on the weekend for brunch. With its beautiful ambiance and several different menus, The Well will keep you coming back for more. 

Pro tip: Stop by from 4:30-6 pm Wednesday through Sunday for half-off all alcoholic beverages. This includes bottles of wine. 

Location: 440 2nd St. Austin, TX 78701

4. Terry Black’s BBQ

  • Gluten-Free Options
  • Website
  • Location: 1003 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704

Texas is known for its legendary barbeque, so of course, this is a must when you’re visiting. Whether you are gluten-free, dairy-free, or even a vegetarian, Terry Black Barbeque has you. The menu clearly indicates these three dietary restrictions. 

This is a casual restaurant with the main focus being on the food. It has a cafeteria-like setup, where you order at the counter, and your food is served in front of you on a tray.

With the sides being so close to one another, this can lead to cross-contamination. To err on the side of safety, ask the server to change their gloves and utensils. 

Looking to get a deeper look at this BBQ before dining? Check out this video.

5. Gati 

  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen 
  • Website

Finish off your BBQ with a gluten-free dessert from Gati. This kitchen is entirely gluten-free with a wide range of vegan products. You can place a specialty order ahead of time or stop in and see what they backed up that day. 

The treats don’t end there. They have over 40 rotating flavors of ice cream that are completely dairy-free as it is made with coconut milk. Wait, it gets better. No need to settle for a bowl here. Take a walk down memory lane and order your ice cream in a gluten-free cone. 

1512 holly St. Austin, TX 78702

6. Thai Fresh 

Looking to switch it up a bit? Thai Fresh is a great option. Enjoy a range of authentic Thai food with ingredients sourced from local farmers. The vast majority of the menu is all gluten-free. The items that do contain gluten are clearly indicated. 

If you find you won’t have time to stop by Gati to desert you, no worries. You can enjoy them here. The co-owner Jam is also the owner of Gati. All of the Thai Fresh deserts are produced by Gati and are 100% gluten-free. 

909 W Mary St. Austin, TX

7. ATX Cocina 

  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen 
  • Website

It’s time for Texan tacos. Head over to ATX Cocina to enjoy one of the many delicious items from their dedicated gluten-free kitchen. Stop by any day of the week for Happy hour on the patio, bar top, or lounge. 

To prevent the spread of covid-19, ATX Cocina currently requires that individuals wear masks when entering and leaving the restaurant. This information can be found on the website. 

110 San Antonio St. Suite 170 Austin, TX 78701

8. Love Supreme Pizza Bar

No need to pass on pizza here. Any of their round pizza pies can be made with a gluten-free crust for an additional $3.00. You can also choose from a selection of sides and salads. All of the gluten-free options are clearly indicated on the menu. 

Vegan or dairy-free? No need to worry. Enjoy a pizza with vegan cheese or exclude it from the pie altogether. 

2805 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

9. Sazan Ramen 

Gluten-free ramen? Yes, please!

I rarely find this beloved soup in a gluten-free variation, so I jump at the opportunity when I do. Any of the four options can be ordered gluten-free at a $2.00 upcharge. You’ll also find a selection of appetizers that are gluten-free. 

6929 Airport Blvd #146 Austin, TX 78752

10. ThunderCloud Subs 

ThunderCloud Subs is a great option if you’re looking for a quick and casual bite to eat. Thunder Cloud serves locally baked gluten-free bread that you can enjoy for a 1.79 upcharge. This is only available in a six-inch sub roll. 

Looking to dodge the bread altogether? Their sub in a bowl is another great gluten-free option. 

Worried about cross-contamination? The servers will ask whether this is a personal preference or allergy. When dealing with an allergy or someone with celiac disease, they will use a specific cutting board and knife, watch their hands and change their gloves. 

With six locations, they’re easy to find. You can find all of the addresses here

11. Zucchini Kill

  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen 
  • Website

Zucchini Kill is a dedicated gluten-free and soy-free bakery serving magical deserts. They take both special orders and walk-ins. Their baked goods range from cookies to cupcakes and even twinkies(vanilla cream coffins)!

Another great perk is the packaged products and mixes Zucchini Kill has to cover. You can purchase cookie mix, brownie mix, spice blends, etc. 

701 E 53rd St. Suite C, Austin, TX 78751

12. Juliet Italian Kitchen 

Have a craving for Italian? Head down to Juliet Italian Kitchen and get your fill. You’ll be able to pick from pasta, seafood, appetizers, and more. The menu has two indications for gluten-free; already gluten-free and gluten-free upon request. 

If you’re choosing something that is gluten-free upon request, make sure you are making this very clear to your server. If you have extreme sensitivity or celiacs, you should make them aware of your medical condition to reduce the cross-contamination as much as possible. 

Find them at either of the two locations. 

1500 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704

10000 Research Blvd Building C, Austin, TX 78759

13. Galaxy Cafe 

Galaxy’s gluten-free menu has all you need and more. With lots of options, you can stop by at any time of the day. Have a child that follows a gluten-free diet? They even have a gluten-free kids menu. 

When ordering, they ask that you specify if this is an allergy. If so, they will take extra precautions in the kitchen to limit cross-contamination. 

Their three locations can be found here

14. Austin Beer Works 

Austin Beer Works brought its colorful cans to the community in 2011 and has been brewing up greatness ever since. Sit down, relax and crack open a cold one (as long as you do not have celiacs).

The majority of beers have been submitted for R5 ELISA testing and have shown results of 10 ppm gluten. The FDA deems food or beverage products must be under 20 ppm to be considered gluten-free.

The beers are originally brewed with gluten-containing ingredients such as barley and malt; the gluten is then broken down and highly reduced during the fermentation process. Not all of the beers have gone through this process, so make sure you ask your server to clarify which ones have before ordering. 

 If you have celiac disease, I urge you to refrain from drinking any of the beers. Depending on the severity of your intolerance, you could get by having a few brews with no reaction. 

It doesn’t stop at beer; you can find the Cantina food truck outside of the taproom for lunch or dinner. Any of the tacos can be served on the corn tortillas, which are gluten-free. 

3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758

15. Bird Bird Biscuits 

Stop by Bird Bird for some flaky and delicious gluten-free biscuits. You can enjoy them in varieties of ways, such as on their own with butter, jam, or as a breakfast sandwich. Unfortunately, you’ll have to skip their fried chicken sandwich as the chicken is coated in flour. 

While the biscuits do not contain gluten, cross-contamination takes place in the kitchen. The website also states the biscuits are not suitable for anyone with celiacs disease. 

1401 W Koenig Lane, Austin, TX

Wrapping Things Up

Whether you’re visiting, new to Austin, or new to a gluten-free diet, there are plenty of restaurants that will appeal to your needs. With 15 different options to choose from, you can ensure there is something for everyone to enjoy. 

Driving to Austin? Check out my Dunkin Donuts gluten-free menu for a bite on the go.

My name is Gabby, and I’m the creator of Gone Gluten. I started this site to inspire those who are currently living or trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle.

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