Gluten-Free Restaurants in Boulder

 

Below is a list of my favorite restaurants in Boulder, Colorado. Everyday, readers ask me to tip them off about the best restaurants in Boulder. More often than not, y’all are interested in gluten-free restaurants, and a few of the below are just that. Every restaurant that I have listed will cater to special dietary needs and work with those that follow a gluten-free diet.

Gluten-Free Restaurants in Boulder

Keep in mind, the majority of these restaurants do not have dedicated gluten-free kitchens, or even gluten-free menus. I like them because they have great, fresh, wholesome food. Well, at least those listed in the first section do. Nevertheless, all of the eateries below will take the time and make the effort to provide a gluten-free meal when it is requested.

Arcana

Arcana serves locally sourced Colorado ingredients prepared using traditional techniques of American cuisine. Celiacs can eat safely here, I often order a bunless burger sans fries with extra greens. Restaurant is expensive.
909 Walnut Street
(303) 444-3885

Blooming Beets

Blooming Beets is Boulder’s first paleo restaurant. Everything on the menu is gluten-free and those with celiac disease can eat there very safely.
3303 30th Street
303-443-3479

Frasca

Frasca serves extremely expensive fine Italian food. Winner of James Beard award, this is one of the top restaurants in the country, if not the world.
1738 Pearl Street
303-442-6966

Fresh Thymes Eatery

Fresh Thymes Eatery is a 100% gluten-free restaurant owned by a friend of mine who also has celiac disease and MS. If you are gluten-free you can safely eat at this incredible dining spot with true peace of mind and total enjoyment. Incredibly reasonably priced, with food that is ethically sourced with the utmost care.
2500 30th Street #101
303-955-7988

The Kitchen

The Kitchen has expensive seasonal food, that is primarily local, and is a nationally renowned restaurant.
1039 Pearl Street
303-544-5973

The Kitchen Next Door

The Kitchen Next Door has quick healthy food at a reasonable price and is incredibly family friendly.
1035 Pearl Street
303-542-8159

Oak

One of our favorite places to dine, Oak, has fantastic food, interesting drinks, and is expensive. The creative and exciting menu reminds me of dining at hot spots in the Napa Valley.
1400 Pearl Street
303-444-3622

Salt

Salt is Bradford Heap’s classic and pricey restaurant in downtown Boulder.
1047 Pearl Street
303-444-7258

Wonder Press

Wonder Press is an absolute must visit if you are in Boulder! It’s brimming with cold-pressed juice made fresh daily, in the best flavors you can think of. My boys go gaga for the fruit juices as well as the nut milks. I’m a fan of the Spicy Greens Juice and the Dandelion Coffee.
946 Pearl Street
970-618-7632

Zeal

If you didn’t think you could get cauliflower rice in a restaurant, you’re wrong. At Zeal you can.
1710 Pearl Street
720-708-6309

Zolo Grill

Super tasty Southwestern food with fresh local ingredients. Zolo Grill has a secret paleo menu, provided upon request.
2525 Arapahoe Avenue
303-449-0444

Child-Friendly and Gluten-Free

I have not eaten at the restaurant(s) below, because I haven’t figured out a way to eat low-carb and stick to the Keto Diet at these locations. I do take my boys (one of whom has celiac disease) to them. These restaurants have gluten-free pizza and noodles. All have child-friendly food that is quick and reasonably priced.

Noodles and Company

Noodles and Company offers some gluten-free dishes using rice noodles, be careful and make sure to ask what is currently GF as dishes can change.
1245 Alpine Ave
303-440-4340

I hope this list provides you with a general guide to gluten-free restaurants whether you live in Boulder or are just passing through town.

Please note, this list does not guarantee gluten-free service in any restaurant. Dishes can change and so can restaurants. Be kind to your servers and ask them what is easiest for the kitchen to make gluten-free. If you treat them well, they’ll partner with you in getting you the best food possible. Love your waiter staff and the hands that feed you!

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43 responses to “Gluten-Free Restaurants in Boulder”

  1. We just returned from a wonderful trip to Vail and Boulder! Tried to get into Frasca without success but LOVED Wonder and went back 3 more times — what a cool place, complete with Dandy coffee — I bet that’s your hangout away from home! I bought both of your signed books there!

    We had many great meals in both towns. But if you haven’t tried Tangerine, I highly recommend them! They offer everything gluten free or not, but it’s not exclusively GF so may not work for you. Breakfast and lunch menu and everything delicious and darn near paleo. Even though it’s not paleo, we loved Brasserie 1010 for its consistent good food, diverse French bistro menu and reasonable prices — they were very flexible on substitutions too.

    We loved walking the historic districts around Pearl, including Mapleton, and we hiked Mt Sanitas and Royal Arch. Also loved 2 other shops on Pearl: Two Hands Paper and Liberty Puzzles.

    • Susan, Sounds like a great trip! I’m good friends with the owner of Wonder and introduced my Dandelion Coffee to her. I’m so glad you enjoyed Colorado and bought my signed books here :-)

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