Gluten-free Guide to Austin

NEW! We now have a MOBILE APP called Locate Special Diet. Download it for FREE in iTunes and Google Play! Find GLUTEN-FREE or vegetarian or organic options near you (in over 40 U.S. cities)!

Past Gluten-Free Guides:

Gluten-Free Breakfast and Brunch Options near Downtown Austin, 2013 edition

Gluten-Free Restaurant Options in South Austin, Westlake Hills, Bee Caves, Lakeway, 78704, 2013 edition

Gluten-Free Dinner Options in Austin, 2012 edition

Gluten-Free Guide to Austin, SXSW 2011 edition

Gluten-Free Guide to Austin, SXSW 2010 edition

ATX Gluten-Free News Segments


  1. Hello,

    Rio’s Brazilian Cafe opened about seven months ago on Pleasant Valley and 5th St. We serve about ten gluten free items everyday including cheese bread, soups, salads and entrees. We even have gluten-free beer.

    We also sell our special gluten-free cheese bread in local stores such as Whole Foods and Royal Blue Grocery. We would love for you to stop by and try our food. Thanks,

    Rio’s Brazilian Cafe
    408 N. Pleasant Valley

  2. We have need of a gluten free vendor at our farmers market at Lakeline Mall, Saturdays from 9a-1p. We are open year round and we’re there rain or shine. CPF2M is the only year round Saturday market on the north side of town.

    Please check out our website which is updated weekly along with our facebook page and our newsletter.

    If you or someone you know would like a great sales and marketing opportunity, please let me know via email.

  3. Hi Jessica,
    You have done an outstanding job in keeping up-to-date information for GF resources in Austin. This page is linked to the Travelogue page on our blog as a great resource.

  4. For those who love mexican or mediterranian food Bufalo Bob’s Chalupa Wagon at South First St. and Live Oak offers an extensive gluten free menu. We specialize in range fed all natural Bison, chicken and vegetarian Chalupas. Our venue is low in saturated fats and sodium yet high in flavor, fiber, omega-3 and antioxidents. We are open tuesday through thursday from 11:00am till 8:00pm; friday and saturday 11:00 till 10:00 weather permitting.

  5. To commemorate Celiac Awareness Month, here’s a little fun infographic we put together! Find out where the gluten in soy sauce comes from along with a few facts about tamari sauce that you might not know… ;)

  6. We’re opening up a new barbecue food trailer on the southwest side of Austin for Sat only lunch starting Aug 11th. All of our meats, along with our dry rub and sauce, are gluten-free!

  7. Hello all~!!
    I wanted to introdue myself to the blog! I am the General Manager if Taverna Italian Restaurant (2nd and Lavaca) and we have just started to carry two majore gluten free items. One being a Pasta by Mariella an italian based company in the shape of Fusilli (spirals). This product is made from corn products and is delecious. We also are no carrying a Pizza dough that is made from rice flour, corn starch and tapioca. Not only do we have these two major items on our menu but we also feature a full gluten free accomodations to our normal menu. Please call with any questions! And make sure if you stop by the restaurant you say high!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  8. Nancy Keiser says:

    For a real GF treat visit Riviera Bistro in Bee Caves at the Shops at Hill Country Galleria. It is behind Mandola’s restaurant, on the same side of the street as Lowe’s. Riviera Bistro is the only restaurant I know of in Austin that is 100% gluten free! Every item on the menu can be safely ordered by the most sensitive GF diner. Don’t miss the macaroni and cheese! This inviting restaurant is a wonderful place to bring a mixed crowd of GF and non-GF folks—everyone will be pleased with their choices. Delicious!

    • Beyond sadly…Riviera Bistro lost its lease, but is looking for investors & another location. The restaurant was packed & so good! Those of us in the area…& many in Austin are distraught over this loss!!!

  9. Can you add a mapping feature to the search? That would be really convenient to input a zip code and have the option to look at a map with pins where the gf options are located.

    • Hi Lilia – that’s why we created our mobile app and website. Do you have an iPhone or Android? Download the free app called Locate Special Diet. You can view the gluten-free options around you on our map and also search by city name or restaurant name. It works by using your location services so you can pull up results nearby, or expand the map to include more area. The website is called: although the only map feature on the website is for directions only at this time.

      If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me!

  10. I’m happy to introduce you to Taylor Made Gluten Free Bakery located at 2606 S. Texas Avenue in Bryan, TX 77802 We are a dedicated Wholesale gluten free bakery featuring gluten free products for restaurants and grocery stores. We also have one day a week (Tuesday 12-6) that folks can come buy our fresh baked products-bread, pizza crust, brownies, cream puffs, lemon bars,and GFspecialties for kids (of all ages) such as our 12 pack of frozen cupcakes and 12 pouches of icing-just pop one in your lunch box and by the time its lunch time you have a special gf treat. We can arrange for gf wedding cakes too! We would love to break into the Austin market if interested in carrying our products call us at 979-268-BAKE or email us at or visit our website. You can text taylor to 28748 for weekly specials Come see us on Tuesday!

  11. Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries, and Shakes says:


    I am writing on behalf of Mighty Fine Burgers, Fries, and Shakes to inform you that starting Monday we will be offering Udi’s gluten free buns for our burgers! We are excited to finally roll out a bun that will allow all of our guests to enjoy our Classic Texas Burger.

    If you have any questions, feel free to email me.

    Kathryn Aydelotte
    Social Media and Marketing Assistant

  12. john kass says:

    GREAT GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS!!! AMAZING!!Sobani is a real unique place in Austin that takes two things very seriously. Their CUSTOMERS and their FOOD QUALITY!! It is so rare to find a restaurant that really believes that HIGH QUALITY INGREDIENTS are a MUST!! I travel quite abit for work, and always wonder what the resturants I eat at are putting in their food. So nice to know that Sobani caters to those Foodies who truly want great taste with high quality non gmo, non gluten, and organic farm to table is a must.!!!

    My personal favorite is the deviled eggs app and Shrimp & Grits!!! Best ever

    This is truly a hidden gem in Austin and Lakeway!!!

  13. Paisano’s Trattoria & Pizzeria at both NW Austin and Georgetown locations offer full Gluten Free menu’s and even serve Gluten Free bread with their Gluten free Pasta!!! Their Gluten Free pizza is amazing!!! Great Italian GF option that is a pizzeria as well. They have a full Italian menu and everything is very fresh and made with love. The owners wife is Gluten Free too!!! She runs the NW Austin location but GF is offered at both locations. PS> Their NW Austin location delivers.

  14. Austin City Gift Baskets offers a gluten free gift basket for the holidays!

  15. Liz Miller says:

    Distraught?….. I am devastated!! Where are they going to land?

  16. Do you do anything with gluten free skin care?
    Bona Clara provides an age specific approach to beauty that is naturally based!
    Check it out!
    Feel free to contact me at
    (paraben free, sulfate free, fragrance free, no synthetic dyes, petrochemical free, vegan, made in the usa, retinol free, no gmos, phthalate free, cruelty free)

  17. Hi there!

    I work with the food truck, Chi’Lantro BBQ and just wanted to let you know that we are very gluten-free friendly for catering! We have several clients that look for gluten-free options and we are happy to accommodate! Check out our website or shoot me an email for more information. We provide a variety of catering services including truck, full service and drop offs.

    Thank you!
    Email: or

  18. Hello,
    I’d love to send over some of our delicious gluten free cake balls, cupcakes or cookies if you’d like to try them out sometime. We’re the Bee Cave Gluten Free Baking Company, and are having our grand opening right now. We are a local, fully dedicated gluten free bakery, owned by the parent of a celiac daughter where I’ve had 17 years of practice perfecting my gluten free goodies before opening the bakery. As we’re just starting out, we’d love to get the word out so that people can check us out and try some of our delicious cookies, cupcakes, cake balls, etc. Thank you much and best wishes!

    Kim Rozsa
    Owner, Bee Cave Gluten Free Baking Company
    ph: 512-375-4140

  19. Hi! My name is Kelly and I work at the Galaxy Cafe in Clarksville and we are very proud to serve several naturally gluten free menu items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! We also have gluten free bread, burger buns, tortillas, homemade veggie burgers, desserts, etc., as well as only use gluten free soy sauce, vinegars, and other ingredients in all of our recipes. I’ve been gluten free since 2010 and I’ve happily eaten here every day since then! Come check us out. Myself and the rest of our staff are very well informed on dietary restrictions and we’d love to make you something tasty :D

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