Saturday, November 28, 2009


Updated 3/2013

The following are some restaurants in the Greater Boston area that either have gluten free menus, or where we have had luck ordering gluten free.

Burtons Grill (GF menu) --Burlington, Hingham, North Andover, other locations.  Great gluten free menu
Walnut Street Grille (GF choices listed on menu) -- vegetarian restaurant with lots of gluten free options.  Lunch, dinner and brunch.  Newton Highlands
Not Your Average Joes (GF menu) -- Watertown, Needham, other locations too
Legal Seafoods (GF menu) -- numerous locations
PF Changs (GF menu) -- downtown Boston, Natick, other locations
The British Beer Company (GF menu) -- Framingham, other locations
Wild Willy's Burgers -- Needham location has a gluten free menu, including burgers, chicken, gf buns, fries and Redbridge beer; Worcester location might also have a gf menu
Woodmans of Essex (Seafood, Clambake) Clam Shack -- Essex (no specific gluten free menu, but per their website their menu items are gluten free except for sandwiches, clamcakes and onion rings)
UBurger -- Kenmore Square (no gf menu, but per the manager, the fries and burger itself are do not contain gluten and the fries are fried separately from onion rings); other Boston locations now open, I haven't checked with them as yet
B. Good -- Harvard Square, Dedham, Newbury Street, several other downtown/ Back Bay locations, Hingham (there is a book which lists allergens; per this book, burger and fries do not contain gluten) (now offering gluten free buns -- this is confirmed at the Dedham and Brookline locations -- call to confirm at the other locations too)
Stone Hearth Pizza (GF menu) -- Needham, Porter Square Cambridge, Belmont
Zaftigs Delicatessen -- Coolidge Corner Brookline (no gf menu, but are willing to accommodate gluten free; apparently now have gluten free bagels)
Fire and Ice -- Harvard Square, Newbury Street (no gf menu, but can have items prepared separately, with gf sauce)
Rice Barn (Thai) (GF menu) -- Needham
The Elephant Walk (Cambodian, French) (GF menu) -- Boston/Brookline, Watertown, Cambridge  Extensive gluten free menu
Fresh City (GF menu) -- Newton, Kenmore, other locations
Five Guys Burgers and Fries -- Dedham, other locations (no gf menu, but per company, the fries and burgers themselves do not contain gluten)
Nebo (GF menu) -- North End Boston
Red Lentil Vegetarian Restaraunt (GF items indicated on menu) -- Watertown
Myers+Chang (GF menu) -- South End Boston
Bertucci's (GF menu) -- Newton, other locations
Rialto (GF menu) -- Cambridge (upscale, many dishes are gluten free, kitchen is willing to modify others)
Peace o' Pie -- Allston -- gluten free pizza on Thursdays
Abby Park -- Milton -- modern American, gluten free menu (upscale)
Om Restaurant -- Cambridge -- trendy Asian fusion, gluten free menu
The Friendly Toast -- Cambridge (Kendall Square) -- gluten free pancakes (also eggs, salads)
The Fireplace -- Brookline, upscale, gluten free menu (see positive reader comment, below)
Al Dente  -- North End Boston, aparently has a gluten free menu
Beneventos -- North End Boston, apparently has gluten free pizza and pasta
Four Burgers -- Cambridge, theatre district Boston, locally sourced burgers, veggie and fish options, fries, gluten free buns


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Miks and Rads said...

My name is Miki and I own "Slice, the perfect food" ( and we JUST launched our new amazing gluten-free pizza crust after four hard months of testing and re-testing and adding a few key ingredients (like potato flour)! Our gf customers are so excited because they think it tastes like real pizza crust!

Please visit our newest location in the West Village!

Slice West Village. 535 Hudson Street btwn Perry and Charles

We also launched a few new gluten-free and vegan dessert items!
We also have Daiya vegan cheese which is dairy-free, casein-free and soy free and it actually melts!
The pizza tastes SO good!
Come and check it out when you get a chance!

Allie said...

hey! great list -- thanks for putting this together - i live just north of boston!

Nan said...

The 99 Restaurant chain now has a GF menu now, with decent options, and if you want something on the main menu, they can check on the ingredients list and tell you if there is gluten in it.

nancy.solomon said...

You have to check out The Fireplace in Brookline. They carry GF products, including delicious rolls, from Glutimus Minimus (Belmont, MA). The food is delicious and they are super allergy-friendly. The owner, Jim, is great and goes out of his way to get the best tasting GF treats.

We had spent a whole weekend in town looking for GF products. We tried Flour and Myers & Change, both were listed as Allergy Friendly on different sites, but The Fireplace was definitely the best stop we made.

A teen and her family's experiences living gluten-free.