The Best Gluten Free Restaurants in Austin, Texas

If you want to know the best restaurants to eat gluten free in Austin, Texas, right, follow this list. Crafted by celiac-positive Karen Morgan, the Austin-based baker behind award-winning Blackbird Bakery baking products, it features restaurants of all types, from counter-service tacos to white-tablecloth date destinations. While none are not entirely gluten-free, these Austin restaurants are well versed in catering to gluten-free and other special diets.

Photography Shay Harrington


Its low-key Holly neighborhood location, upscale-diner looks, and walk-ins-only policy belie this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant’s destination-worthy rep. Must-tries: Pei mussels with Serrano ham, green chile butter, and Castelvetrano olives (ask the staff to hold the sourdough); sorbet of the day.

All Star Burger
Hill Country Galleria’s top burger spot features Premium Gold Pure Country Angus Beef topped with gourmet goodies. GF buns and lettuce wraps are available. Must-tries: burger of choice with bacon cheesy fries (a meal in itself).

You’ll find exceptional French bistro fare, pre-Prohibition-style cocktails, and a curated wine list at this Warehouse District dining room where executive chef John Lichtenberger crafts dishes using the freshest ingredients. Must-tries: steak frites; any of the GF farm-fresh salads.


Slick environs set the scene for the spectacular nearly-all-GF menu at Bouldin Creek’s modern Thai restaurant. Must-tries: pad Thai; Tiger Cry (one of the biggest flavor bombs in all of Austin); po-pea jay; satay.

Stella San Jac
The menu at Downtown’s newish contemporary American restaurant has lots of gluten-free guidance
and options, and brunch is awesome. Must tries: fresh pressed juices; deviled eggs with Andouille sausage; garden-spiced gimlet.


This casual, counter-service boutique taco chain is the spot for Austin’s famous, ultrafresh tacos. Must-tries: breakfast taco (steak, egg, and cheese or bacon, egg, and cheese); al pastor taco; Mojo Fish taco—all with corn tortillas and to-die-for Doña salsa.

BackDraft Pizzeria
Wednesday is the day this whimsical country-charming food trailer whips up killer GF pizzas with mozzarella, sausages, and the pizzeria’s house-made sauce. Must try: gluten-free pizza!

Wink Restaurant
Airy and relaxed environs and gorgeously composed farm-to-table American fare make Downtown’s local-ingredients-driven restaurant one of the region’s gems. Must tries: skate wing with wild mushrooms; lemon meringue pot.

Want more Austin recommendations? Behold the following Gluten-Free Guide to Austin, which lists top restaurants with delicious dishes that proved to be free from gluten when tested with a Nima sensor:

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