ATX Gluten-Free News: April 2010, Part 1

Jason’s Deli is considering bringing gluten-free bread to all US locations. They are asking you to vote on whether you would buy the gluten-free bread. To vote, click here :

The Jason’s Deli by the Arboretum is holding a test run on gluten-free bread. You are able to go there and have a gluten-free sandwich! I am not sure how long the test will run, but hurry before it’s too late!

Frank is offering gluten-free hot dog buns now. All their house made sausages and hot dogs are gluten-free.  They have some gluten-free sides including: waffle fries and the corn cup.

Wheatsville and Whole Foods are now carrying two flavors of Daiya cheese, mozzarella and cheddar. Daiya is a gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, dairy-free shredded cheese. To learn more about Daiya click here.

Trio in The Four Seasons, has one of the best happy hours in town. Trio is one of my favorite spots for appetizers and drinks. They offer gluten-free bread.

Uncle Billy’s kindly tweeted me back after I’d asked them whether or not their BBQ sauce was gluten-free- it is not, because it has soy sauce in it. But they do have some gluten-free sides such as: green beans, potatoes, carrots and black beans. They also told me that their meats are gluten-free, including their seasoning.

Frito Lay has updated their gluten-free product list. To see the huge list of gluten-free options from Frito lay, click here. The only product that is made on a dedicated gluten-free line is the Lay’s Stacks. There is a chance of cross contamination with the other products, but they told me they are dedicated to washing the lines in between products.

The famous Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels are developing a gluten-free pretzel product. For more information click here.

El Greco Taverna is a great greek restaurant located over by UT. They have a full gluten-free menu. To see the menu, click here.

Galaxy Cafe also has a gluten-free menu. They serve Redbridge. Click here for their gluten-free menu.

Las Palomas in Westlake has a gluten-free menu now. One of my favorite locally owned Mexican restaurants, the GF menu is quite large! Click here to see their gluten-free menu.

Chez Zee has a full gluten-free menu. They also highlight gluten-free cakes. Stop in for a slice of gluten-free goodness. Click here for their menu.

Stubb’s is now changing their entire product line to be gluten-free. This includes their BBQ sauces, marinades and rubs. This is super exciting news! You will soon be able to eat gluten-free in their restaurant since they are changing their spices and sauces. Gotta love GF BBQ! Their new products should be in grocery stores within the next couple months. They will be clearly marked with a GF symbol.

Udi’s gluten-free bagels are in Whole Foods now. Central Market and Sprouts should have them soon if not already. Udi’s is working on releasing a gluten-free hamburger bun and hot dog buns sometime this summer. Just in time for grill season! You may also order the bagels online.

Canyon Bakehouse is a new bread line out of Colorado. They make several different types of bread including: 7 grain bread (my favorite), cinnamon raisin bread, white bread, rosemary thyme foccacia and cranberry muffins. This bread is similar to Udi’s in texture and holds up in sandwiches well. The 7 grain bread is wonderful and has a delicious whole grain taste. They are available for purchase at Whole Foods, but you may also order them online- click here. I highly recommend it. Thanks for the samples Canyon Bakehouse!

Jake’s Natural Fine Foods, a local company that is famous for their granola (that isn’t gluten-free by the way), has stepped into the gluten-free world by developing a delicious cookie. For more information on their new line of gluten-free cookies, see Addie Broyles article on Relish Austin.

Java Dive Cafe, located in Lakeway has updated their menu selections. Any of the items listed on their regular menu may be made gluten-free. They have an extensive pizza selection, all may be made with a gluten-free crust. They also have a great waffle menu for breakfast or brunch. Over 10 different choices for gluten-free waffles, all made on a dedicated waffle iron.  To see what gluten-free products they use, click here.

I am currently developing a list of bars/restaurants in Austin who serve gluten-free beer (Redbridge, Green’s, etc.) If you know of any, please feel free to add it in the comment section! We have a great list so far.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Cheri Robbins says:

    Whole Foods in Austin now carries Canyon Bakehouse bread!

  2. Thank you! Great list of new places to try !

  3. Caitlin Tyler says:

    OH. MY. GOSH. I just died and went to heaven when I read that Udi’s now has a line of bagels. I am absolutely nuts about their sandwich bread and have been waiting for the day when I could buy some Udi’s brand bagels! I thought it would be years from now!


  4. How timely! Whole Foods was already on my shopping list tomorrow and with Jason’s in the same area there are several lovely new GF options! Lunch! At Jason’s! Thank you!

  5. I was just diagnosed, and have started following a Gluten Free diet in the last 6 weeks. This is a great source of info. Do you know if there is anything similar for the Houston area?

  6. Man, maybe it’s time to consider moving (to Austin)

  7. Clara Putnam (Georgetown, TX) says:

    So glad I was steered to your blog — wonderful source of information — thank you for all the g-f news! Clara

  8. Great post! Monument Cafe has chocolate GF cake!!!

  9. Bard’s Beer now in Austin distributed by Centex Beverages. Ony off-premise so far. Looking forward to being on Jessica’s list soon. Founded by celiacs, only Bard’s malts the sorghum in its recipe for traditional craft beer flaor and aroma.

    • Hi Brian! I actually was thinking about Bard’s the other day and looked on your website to see if you were in Austin yet, and there you were- at Centex. Looking forward to Bard’s being readily available in Austin.

  10. Jason’s Deli just has to keep going on the gluten-free bread. My sandwich there was awesome. The GF community needs to support them and let them know they are appreciated. Speak to the staff, leave a note . . . I left a card with my blog address and told them I would be writing about it. Give them some love!

    • I am so glad you enjoyed your GF sandwich! I hope the Austin community and others continue to support them. How awesome would it be if they used GF bread at ALL US locations!

      • Jason’s Does carry the GF bread at all it’s locations. They are also super safe when preparing the sandwich. All new utensils as well as different gloves, cutting boards and knives. GO JASON’S!!

        • Hi Tim! I am so glad you are enjoying Jason’s Deli gluten-free sandwiches. They also have a gluten-free menu, just in case you didn’t know. I am so glad they are offering gluten-free sandwiches now. I probably eat there twice a week :)

  11. glutenfree says:

    Be sure and check out Matt’s El Rancho. They have a gluten free menu and are one of only a few restaurants that have home made gluten free chips. It has been great having them come up with this menu.

  12. Hot Mama’s Espresso Bar at 2124 E 6th St. also can make just about everything gluten free! I eat their veggie wraps all the time and they’re delish!

  13. Oh! And Rio’s Brazilian Cafe (newly opened on the east side) also has these delightful little gluten-free cheese balls! I haven’t tried them yet, but Bossa Nova on East 6th has them too and they’re to do die for!

  14. Black Sheep Lodge on S. Lamar offers Redbridge.

  15. Hi just thought i would tell you something.. This is twice now i?ve landed on your blog in the last 3 weeks looking for completely unrelated things. Great Info! Keep up the good work.

  16. Thanks so much for writing all of the good info! I am looking forward to reading more.


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