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The Best Places to Eat Gluten-Free in WNY

Eggplant Sandwich at Osteria 166 / Step Out Buffalo
Eggplant Sandwich at Osteria 166 / Step Out Buffalo

Updated October 2020

“Gluten” has become a bit of a buzzword lately. Kourtney Kardashian refuses to eat it (tbt to that entire episode), but more importantly restaurants are realizing the importance of catering to their customers who actually can’t eat it aka not Kourtney. Whether you’re affected by celiac disease, gluten intolerant, or just looking for a lifestyle change that doesn’t include the G-word, these Western New York restaurants have some of the best gluten-free options around. 

Did we miss one, did we miss yours? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!

 

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Northtowns:

 

Break’n Eggs

1280 Sweet Home Rd / Amherst /  5235 Main St / Williamsville

Their batter is made from buckwheat flour which makes it enjoyable for people who have a gluten allergy or intolerance.

 

Photo courtesy of Brian’s Best Gluten Free

Brian’s Best Gluten Free

247 Cayuga Rd / Cheektowaga

It’s in the name people. This is a must-try place for aaaaall the yummy gluten-free bread options. Pick up some bread, muffins, bagels, and everything in between then bring it home and have a bomb g-free dinner with the fam or eat it all on the way home…yolo.

 

Britesmith Brewing

5611 Main St  / Williamsville

Their gluten-free options aren’t listed on their website, however, you can call ahead to ask for the special menu and options! They typically have vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options.

 

Fresh Catch Poke
Photo courtesy of Fresh Catch Poke

Fresh Catch Poke 

5933 Main St / Williamsville 

Bowls are carefully made with specifically gluten-free bowls listed on the menu.

 

New York Beer Project

6933 S Transit Rd / Lockport

Gluten-free dough and rolls available.

 

Pizza Plant Williamsville

7770 Transit Rd / Williamsville

More delish gluten-free pizzas?! Yes please. Pizza Plant also has gluten-less wings that will make you fall in love with our classic Buffalo wings all over again <3

 

Wok & Roll

5467 Sheridan Drive / Williamsville

Gluten-free Chinese anyone? Everyone craves it every once in a while or all the time…it’s fine. At Wok & Roll they’re very accommodating to gluten-free guests, with tons of g-free options including the ever-so-yummy lettuce wraps instead of won-ton wraps. #winning

 

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Downtown:

 

Allen Burger Venture

175 Allen St / Allentown

Gluten free buns that are described by customers as light and didn’t fall apart. They also serve GF beer (Glutenberg IPA and Glutenberg Blonde)  and have a separate fryer for their fries and tater tots.

 

Bacchus Wine Bar

56 W Chippewa St / Downtown

Another place to enjoy when you’re feeling a little bit classier, Bacchus has place has a savory menu with items being offered on small or big plates depending on your appetite.

 

Belsito

1368 Hertel Ave / North Buffalo

Belsito offers traditional Neapolitan style pizzas, made to order & hand-stretched with cauliflower (gluten-free) crust available for all pizzas.

 

Betty's
Betty’s Breakfast sandwich photo courtesy of Instagram: @tayloreatsplants

Betty’s

370 Virginia St / Allentown

Betty’s menu is labeled clearly with items that are gluten free or can be made gluten free with so many options to choose from!

 

Brick Oven Bistro

904 Abbott Rd /South Buffalo

One word – ~pizza~. Brick Oven makes pizzas loaded with mouth watering toppings and cooked in a brick oven duh, and *any* of their pizzas are available with gluten free dough!(!!)

 

Coco

888 Main St / Downtown

For the Italian lovers, Coco offers gluten free pizzas and pastas.

 

Dinosaur BBQ
Photo courtesy of Dinosaur BBQ

Dinosaur BBQ

301 Franklin Street /  Downtown

Okay these guys get 5 gold stars: they have a whole entire gluten-free menu. When you go, simply ask for the special menu and watch as all of your glutenless BBQ dreams come true. 

 

Fresh Catch Poke and The Galley Lounge

305 Franklin St / Downtown

Bowls are carefully made with specifically gluten-free bowls listed on the menu.

 

Lockhouse Distillery

41 Columbia St / Downtown

Gluten-free vodka. This is very important information for you to know.

 

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Osteria 166

166 Franklin St /  Downtown

This place offers super yummy Italian cuisine that can easily make any of their pasta, sandwiches, or pizzas gluten free. AKA you get to enjoy the whole friggen menu. Wahoooo!

 

Patina 250

250 Delaware Ave / Downtown

Looking for something a little more fancy? Patina has is a great option with an amazing courtyard. Some of their menu is already made-to-order as gluten-free, definitely put this on your date night bucket list!

 

Pizza Plant Italian Pub (Canalside) 

125 Main St / Canalside 

Theres a Pizza Plant right in the heart of downtown for all you looking for a great pizza made with gluten-free crust.

 

Ristorante Lombardo 

1198 Hertel Ave / North Buffalo

With a dedicated gluten-free dinner menu, Ristorante Lombardo has a little something for everyone.

 

Roost

1502 Niagara St / Downtown

With a menu that’s always changing with the seasons, Roost makes sure to constantly keep up their A game. PSA: Their menu is so good that you’ll probably drool just reading it. They place a ‘GF’ next to all of the options on their menu so it’s easy for you to decipher which meals are on the gluten-free list.

 

Spot Coffee

multiple locations 

They have gluten-free pizza, wraps, and panini options.

 

Toutant
Photo courtesy of Toutant

Toutant

427 Ellicott St / Downtown

With just about everything on their menu made from scratch, our friends over at Toutant are more than willing to comply with gluten-free requests for almost the whole menu. Yassss!

 

Two Wheels Bakery 

1006 Grant St / North Buffalo

This bakery is 100% gluten-free and full of so many baked goodies to choose from.

 

Vin-Chet Bakery

2178 Kensington Ave / North Buffalo

This bakery is a full on gluten-free bakery. They specialize in ONLY gluten-free treats, from cupcakes to cakes to brownies to pudding. There will for sure be something on their list to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours, we guarantee it.

 

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Southtowns:

Curly's Grille
Photo courtesy of Curly’s

Curly’s

647 Ridge Rd / Lackawanna

Curly’s has a super gluten-friendly menu with all the items that accommodate your needs specifically labeled.

 

Ilio DiPaolo’s 

3785 South Park Ave / Blasdell

Offering a completely separate gluten-free menu, Ilio DiPaolo’s wants to make sure regardless of your dietary needs, you can enjoy some authentic Italian cuisine.

 

Juicy Burger

1 Buffalo St / Hamburg

Let’s be real, there comes a time when everyone is just craving a big, juicy burger. Well here ya go! Juicy is another great place with a super awesome menu where almost all options can be enjoyed with a gluten-free bun.

 

Poppyseed Restaurant

3620 Mckinley Pkwy / Orchard Park

The Poppyseed Restaurant features the. most. delicious salads with homemade dressings, soups, sandwiches, and pasta – which are all available to be switched out for gluten free options. We literally LOVE the Poppyseed, 11/10.

 

Did we miss one, did we miss yours? Email us at editorial@stepoutbuffalo.com!

Brittany Porten
Author: Brittany Porten

Brittany is Canisius College student interning at Step Out Buffalo for the summer.

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