Photo cred: Luca Micheli
At our Seattle bakery, we meet many customers who are visiting from out-of-town or who are new to the gluten-free lifestyle, and are looking for recommendations for more gluten-free spots in the area. As you might expect from a company that sells gluten-free baked goods, many of our team members are also on a gluten-free diet, and they were happy to share some of their go-to spots!
Location: Capitol Hill
This tavern-style restaurant with over 200 bottled and on-tap hard ciders also has a 100% gluten-free, nut-free, scratch kitchen. The menu is modern pub fare made from fresh and local ingredients, and the food does not disappoint. Capitol Cider is open for dinner only Tuesday through Friday, but on the weekends they open early with an incredible brunch menu.
Some menu favorites: fish ‘n’ chips for dinner and chicken and waffles or french toast for brunch.
Ghostfish Brewery is well-known for their wide variety of gluten-free beers, but what you may not know is that they also have a gluten-free kitchen at their taproom. Like Capitol Cider, they serve mostly pub fare and a weekend brunch.
Some menu favorites: soft pretzels, a salmon BLT, and house-made churros.
Locations: Central District & Pioneer Square
Two Doors Down is one of the most gluten-free-friendly burger joints you will find in Seattle, with gluten-free fryers, and buns and bread available on request. They also carry a wide range of local beers, and always have at least one gluten-free beer on tap, as well as a variety of ciders. Their new location at Pioneer Square is temporarily closed, but will offer the same gluten-free options as the location on Madison.
Some menu favorites: corn dogs, onion rings (beer-battered in Ghostfish’s Vanishing Point Pale Ale), and the Firehouse burger.
Locations: Capitol Hill, U-District, White Center, Burien, & Kirkland
Like Two Doors Down, Bok a Bok has gluten-free fryers at all locations, and they make some truly delicious Korean-style fried chicken. They label items containing gluten and other allergens on their menu, as well as having a convenient allergy list available on their website. While we wish they offered gluten-free buns for their fried chicken sandwiches, there is still plenty to choose from.
Some menu favorites: spiced honey garlic wings, 4 alarm wings, and dirty tots.
Locations: Downtown & Greenwood
RAZZíS goes above and beyond to accommodate customers with different diets by providing not only separate traditional and gluten-free menus, but also a vegan menu AND a gf/vegan menu, making it a great place to bring a diverse group of friends and family. They serve so much more than pizza, including pasta, sandwiches, and calzones.
Some menu favorites: eggplant parmesan, chicken pesto pizza, and the RAZZíS calzone.
Locations: Capitol Hill, Belltown, & Bellevue
This Hawaiian restaurant serves build-your-own poke bowls, so the menu is yours to command. Gluten-free options are labelled on the menu, plus they have a selection of gluten-free or tamari-based options, so you can avoid soy sauce.
Some menu favorites: seared ahi tuna, wasabi aioli, and tamari poke sauce.
Locations: Lake Union, Green Lake, Alki Beach, Bellevue, Southcenter, Kent Station, & Tacoma
Duke’s Seafood, formerly Duke’s Chowder House, is an award-winning Seattle staple. They are known for their creamy, delicious chowder and sustainably sourced seafood. They have separate gluten-free menus for lunch and dinner, as well as labelling options on their usual menu.
Some menu favorites: clam chowder, bourbon glazed salmon, and rockfish tacos.
Location: Maple Leaf
Judy Fu has been serving her Mandarin/Szechuan style Chinese cuisine in Seattle for nearly 30 years. They not only have tamari as an option, but a full gluten-free menu with additional notes on avoiding potential cross-contamination.
Some menu favorites: Snappy Dragon fried rice, Mongolian beef, and Szechuan garlic chicken.