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 February 2019

Update: There are now *50* amazing gluten-free restaurants on this list thanks to your reader submissions!

Did we miss one? Email us with the restaurant name, website, + Facebook link  to

“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. So without further ado… 

The Best Restaurants in WNY With Delicious Gluten-Free Options:



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.

Roost Short Rib / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

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!


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. 

Glutenfree BBQ Ribs // via Dinosaur BBQ’s Facebook

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!(!!)

Brick Oven Bistro Stuffed French Toast

Brick Oven Bistro / Step Out Buffalo

Brian’s Best Gluten Free

247 Cayuga Rd / Cheektowaga (Near Airport)

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



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

Biscuits and Gravy at Toutant in Buffalo NY

Biscuits and Gravy at Toutant / Step Out Buffalo

Juicy Burger

1 Buffalo St / Southtowns

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.


Roly Poly Sandwich Shop

846 Main St / Downtown

This is one of the best places for a quick bite, soup, sandwiches, salad, or all of the above. Roly Poly makes all of their options available to enjoy gluten-free, and they also have a “Roll Your Own Wrap” option which can get p wild. Roll anything you want, live the dream.


Bedrock Eatery

4038 Hoover Rd / Southtowns

The new Bedrock Eatery is somewhere that you need to check out ASAP. Along with the gorgeous views and dog-friendly atmosphere, their menu features lots of gluten-free options like sandwiches and salads to eat there or to go.

Bedrock Eatery

Poppyseed Restaurant

3620 Mckinley Pkwy / Southtowns

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.


Wok & Roll

5467 Sheridan Drive / Northtowns

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


Pizza Plant Italian Pub (Canalside) / Pizza Plant Williamsville

Canalside & 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

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!

Patina 250 via Facebook

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. Be sure to come here at least once during their free outdoor flix nights during summertime! Watching a movie while eating dinner and drinking wine? That’s what we’re talkin about.



Lockhouse Distillery

41 Columbia St / Downtown

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


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.

Gluten Free Cake via Vin-Chet’s Faceboook


You guys are the best and e-mailed us even MORE amazing places to enjoy gluten free meals and goodies. Here they are, your reader submissions:

Allen Burger Venture

Facebook / 716-768-0386 / 175 Allen St / 5385 MainSt / Sun-Thurs 11-10 pm Fri & Sat 11-11 pm

Peanut Butter Burger at Allen Burger Venture

The Five

Applewood Cafe 

Facebook / 716-630-5950 / Mon-Fri 10-9 pm, Sat 11-9 pm, Sun- Closed



Facebook / 716-783-9390 / 1368 Hertel Ave / Mon-Wed 12-10 pm, Thurs 12-11 pm, Fri & Sat 12-1 am, Sun 5-10 pm 

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Betty’s dining area


Facebook / 716-362-0633 / 370 Virginia St / Tue-Sat 8-3 pm & 5-9 pm, Sun 9-2 pm, Monday- Closed


Break’n Eggs 

Facebook / 716-634-3447 / 5235 Main St / Mon-Sun 7-3 pm


Cantina Loco

Facebook / 716-551-0160 / 191 Allen St / Sun 12-8pm, Mon 4-10 pm, Tue-Fri 11:20-10 pm, Sat 12-11 pm, Sun 12-8 pm

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Nachos @ Cantina Loco

Carte Blanche 

Facebook / 716-649-2101 / 61 Buffalo St / Sun 10-2 pm & 5-8 pm, Mon-n/a, Tues-Thurs 4-9 pm, Fri 4-10 pm, Sat 10-2 pm & 4-10



Facebook / 716-885-1885 / 888 Main St / Mon-Thurs 11-10 pm, Fri 11-11 pm, Sat 5-11 pm, Sun 4:30-9 pm


Colter Bay

Facebook/ 716-436-5197 / 561 Deleware Ave / Sun-Thurs 11:20-2 am, Fri & Sat 11:30-4 am

Brunchy Chopped Salad at Colter Bay Brunch / Photo x Adrianne Salmon


Facebook / 716-633-8432 / 6011 Main St / Sun-Mon 11-10 pm


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Curly’s new dining room / Photo x Curly’s


Facebook / 716-824-9716 / 647 Ridge Rd /Mon-Closed, Tue-Thurs 11-9 pm, Fri 11-10 pm, Sat 4-10 pm, Sun 4-8 pm


Fat Bob’s

Facebook / 716-887-2971 / 41 Virginia Pl / Mon-Thurs 11:30-10 pm, Fri&Sat 11:30-12 am, Sun 1-10 pm


Fresh Catch Poke

Facebook / 716-271-7653 / 5933 Main St Suite 101 / Mon-Sat 10-9pm, Sun 11-6 pm


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Hollow Bistro & Brew

Website / (716) 759-7351 / 10641 Main St, Clarence / Mon – Thurs 11:30 a – 9 pm, Fri 11:30a – 10p, Sat 11a – 10p


Homegrown Bistro 

Facebook/ 716-725-3849 / 4211 N Buffalo Rd/ Mon- Closed, Tue-Sun 8-3 pm

Fresh Catch Poke Co. / Photo x Christopher Lestak for Step Out Buffalo

Ilio DiPaolos

Facebook / 716-825-3675 / 3785 South Park Ave /Mon-Closed, Tue-Thur 11:30-9:30 pm, Fri 11:30-10:30 pm, Sat 2-10:30 pm, Sun 1-9:30 pm


JJ’s Casa Di Pizza 

Facebook / 716-883-8200 / 11 E Mowhawk St / Mon-Tue 11-10 pm, Wed-Thur 11-11 pm, Fri 11-12pm, Sat 12-12 pm, Sun 3-10 pm


Kith and Kin 

Facebook / 716-471-3305 / 5850 South Transit Road, Lockport


Lancaster Deli

Facebook / 716-681-3100 / 5430 Broadway / Sun-Closed, Mon-Thurs 11-6 pm, Fri 11-7 pm, Sat 10-4 pm

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Facebook / 716-882-3509 / 511 Rhode Island St/ Mon-Thrs 4-11 pm, Fri-sat 4-12 am, Sun 11-10 pm


Mac’s on Hertel

Facebook /716-833-6227 /1435 Hertel Ave / Sun-Thurs 11-11pm, Fri-Sat 11-2 am

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Facebook / 716-882-2989 / 33 Virginia Pl / Mon-Sat 4-4 am, Sun 1-4 am



Facebook / 3 Locations- Derby, West Seneca, & East Aurora / Mon-Thurs 11-10 pm, Fri-Sat 11-11 pm, Sun 12-10 pm


Perks Cafe

Facebook / Elmwood & MainSt Location/ Mon-Fri 7-6pm, Sat-Sun 8-6 pm

Perk's Cafe

Photo courtesy of Perk’s Cafe

PJ Cools

Facebook/ 716-288-7193 / 6160 Transit Rd / Sun-Mon 12-10 pm


Ristorante Lombardo

Facebook / 716873-4291 / 1198 Hertel Ave / Mon-Thurs 5-10 pm, Fri 11:30-2:30 pm & 5-11 pm, Sat 5-11 pm, Sun-Closed

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Facebook / 716-332-2928 /475 Ellicott St / Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30 pm & 4:30-9:30, Sat 4:30-10:30, Sun-Closed


Sweat Pea Bakery 

Facebook / 716-202-1192 / 1 S Buffalo St / Mon-Tue 9-3 pm, Wed-Fri 9-6 pm, Sat 8-4 pm, Sun- Closed

The Pita Place

Facebook /716-634-7482 / 412 Evans St / Mon-Fri 11-8 pm, Sat 12-8 pm, Sun – Closed


Thin Man Brewery

Facebook/ 716-923-4100 / 492 Elmwood Ave / Mon-Thurs 3-1 am, Fri 3-2 am, Sat 11-2 am, Sun  11-12 am

Thin Man Brewery

Two Wheels Bakery and Cafe 

Facebook / 716-370-1505 / 435 Ellicott St / Tue-Fri 7:30-5:30 pm, Sat 9-2 pm, Sun- Closed, Mon 9-2 pm



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