Eateries in Austin with Gluten-Free Options

Family friendly gluten free dining

My parents live in town, and we tend to eat out a lot with them. A few years ago, my dad started noticing welts on his torso, which he assumed were some kind of bug bites. After some research and consulting with doctors, he discovered he is sensitive to gluten. In dining out with them since, I now know that there are a growing number of restaurants which either offer gluten-free menus or a significant number of gluten-free offerings.

In the past few years, I have heard about more and more parents who are either cutting down on gluten or cutting it out of their diets entirely. Other parents are restricting gluten in their children’s diets, as they believe it results in better behavior. I’m certainly no medical expert, and I don’t want to weigh in on what can be a contentious topic, but I know a growing number of people who are looking for gluten free options, whether it’s in the grocery store or while eating out.

Of course, those with celiac disease or who are diagnosed as allergic to gluten need to take further precautions, as ingesting gluten becomes much more serious. Cross-contamination in kitchens is hard to avoid, and some people who experience serious reactions find eating out is challenging or nearly impossible.

Here are the restaurants I know of which offer a good selection of gluten-free items and are family-friendly. If I’m missing any, please let me know in the comments, and I will add them in!

24 Diner
Can get crowded, so go at off hours for no wait
GF menu
600 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX, 78703
(512) 472-5400

Abel’s on the Lake
GF menu
3825 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703
(512) 904-0570

Austin’s Pizza
GF crust and sides
Various locations

Better Bites Bakery
GF, vegan, soy-free, egg-free baked goods
11190 Circle Drive Suite #350
Austin, Texas 78736
(512) 350-2271

Delish Bakery
GF baked goods options daily
209 W 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-4118

East Side Pies
GF crust
3 Austin locations

Freddie’s Place
GF menu
1703 S. 1st St.
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 445-9197

Galaxy Cafe
GF menu
3 Austin locations

Guero’s
GF menu
1412 South Congress Ave.
Austin, Texas 78704
(512) 447-7688

Hopdoddy
Can get crowded, so go at off hours for shorter wait (parties over 6 cannot sit together)
GF buns
Various locations

Jack Allen’s Kitchen Oak Hill
7720 Highway 71 West
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 852-8558

Jason’s Deli
GF menu
Various locations

Kerbey Lane
GF menu
6 Austin locations

Mama Fu’s
GF menu
6 Austin locations

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza
GF bread & crust and other menu items
3663 Bee Caves Rd.AdvertisementAustin, TX 78746
(512) 327-5222

Maudie’s
GF menu
7 Austin locations

Mother’s Cafe
Many GF options
4215 Duval St.
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-3994

Mighty Fine
GF buns
2 Austin locations and a few in the ‘burbs

Milto’s Pizza
GF crust
2909 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 476-1021

Original Pancake House
GF pancakes
1700 W. Parmer Ln.
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 873-7200

P.F. Chang’s
GF menu
2 Austin locations

Pei Wei
GF menu
5 Austin locations and 1 Round Rock location

Peoples RX
Pharmacy has deli with lots of GF options
3 Austin locations

Promise Pizza
GF crust
1 Austin and 1 Round Rock location

Sweet Ritual
GF (and vegan and dairy free) ice creams & cones, GF baked goods
4500 Duval St.
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 666-8346

Taco Deli
Many GF options & dedicated area to reheat tortillas without cross-contamination
5 Austin locations

Tarka
GF menu
2 Austin and 1 Round Rock location

Thai Fresh
Many GF options
909 W Mary St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 494-6436

Torchy’s Tacos
GF menu
9 Austin locations, plus some in the ‘burbs

Whole Foods Downtown
Lots of GF items, small playscape upstairs, outdoor seating
525 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 542-2200

Wild Wood Bakehouse
Austin’s only 100% gluten-free full-service kitchen
3016 Guadalupe St., Ste. 200
Austin, Texas 78705
(512) 327-9660

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A native Austinite and soccer-playing mom, Nicole uses her 10-year-old son as an excuse to rediscover her hometown through his eyes. In Thoreau's words, her mission is to "suck out all the marrow of life", or in her son's words, to cultivate in him a love of "advenchers".

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