20+ Best Gluten-Free Restaurants in Seattle, WA

July 20, 2023 by Ben
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The Emerald City has a lot to offer, whether you are exploring the vibrant Pike Place Market, marveling at the gorgeous mountain backdrop, or taking a ride to the top of the Space Needle, you’ll never be far from a Starbucks or have to worry about where you’ll find the best gluten-free restaurants.To make sure your trip is fun, successful, and gluten-free, here are the best gluten-free restaurants in Seattle!

Best Dedicated Gluten-Free Restaurants in Seattle

Flying Apron

Since 2000, Flying Apron has conquered the challenges of gluten-free and vegan baking and has created goodies that everyone can crave and enjoy! Lined up along the entryway is an extensive variety of pastries like scones, cinnamon rolls, and donuts that are not only 100% gluten-free, but also vegan! If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, don’t worry, Flying Apron also has savory options that are just as delicious as the baked goods, like their veggie lasagna, monster pizza, and mac-n-chez. If you like coffee, be sure to grab a cup of their organic and freshly roasted coffee, it makes for a great pick-me-up after a long day of seeing the best of Seattle.

Celiac Note: Oat flour is used in many products. Ask the staff what you can eat if you can’t tolerate oats.  

3510 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA | Visit Website

NuFlours

When it comes to gluten-free bakeries, NuFlours delivers the goods every time. NuFlours’ entire pastry lineup is packed with cookies, cakes, scones, cinnamon rolls, brownies, eclairs, and danish! NuFlour also serves savory items both for breakfast and lunch. The hand pies and chai tea are not to be missed while exploring Capitol Hill. Everything is certified gluten-free and peanut-free, including their delicious fresh bread that is easily the best gluten-free bread in Seattle. Besides their storefront location, NuFlours’ baked goods are a familiar sight at farmers markets in Ballard, the University District, and Capitol Hill.

518 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, USA | Visit Website

Niche

Just east of Pike Place Market in Seattle’s vibrant First Hill neighborhood you’ll discover Niche, a spectacular café and bakery. Is it all gluten-free, you ask? Yes! Absolutely. Positively everything is gluten-free and scrumptious, if I might add. You cannot go to Niche without devouring one of their paninis or waffle-inis (i.e. a belgian waffle panini). They are to die for! My favorite waffle-ini has to be the nutella ’n banana and the sweet bacon with apple butter. The sweet n’ salty grilled cheese paninis are equally as good. Niche also makes baked goods, like muffins, cookies, and bars, but I prefer the savory items. It goes without saying that Niche is one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Seattle for brunch. You won’t regret a visit here.

808 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA | Visit Website

I Love My GFF

Seattle’s only gluten-free food cart focuses on one thing, organic quinoa bowls. The entirely gluten-free menu only has three items, their Coco-nuts chocolate chip cookie and two guilt-free quinoa bowls, the Fiesta and Sunshine bowls. Every bowl comes with organic quinoa, spice rubbed organic free-range chicken, organic veggies, and one of their addictive signature sauces! I Love My GFF has one cart in South Lake Union and another that moves around. Check out their website for its whereabouts.

1001 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109, USA | Visit Website

Capitol Cider

Located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood and just a few blocks from Pike Place Market is one of the best gluten-free spots in Seattle for happy hour or a fun night out! They have hard cider, a 100% gluten-free kitchen, live music, and games… what more can a celiac ask for?! Ranked as one of the best cider bars in the U.S. by USA Today, Capitol Cider offers one of the largest selections of hard cider, with over 20 rotating ciders on tap and 200+ bottled ciders. You’ll easily be spoiled for choice. As for the food, everything is gluten and peanut-free. I recommend the French toast and biscuits and gravy for brunch, and for dinner, the fish and chips or cheese curds. Just a heads up, don’t come hungry because service can be very slow!

Celiac Note: Everything is gluten-free with the exception of the beers!

818 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA | Visit Website

Ghostfish Brewing Company

A visit to Ghostfish Brewing always reminds me of my gluten-free trip to Portland where I first experienced a 100% gluten-free brewery! This gastropub is easily the best gluten-free restaurant in Seattle for gluten-free beer, fantastic fish and chips, and overall amazing food. Everything at Ghostfish is gluten-free, including the beers! Yes, that means you can enjoy beer flights and try multiple gluten-free beers! Cheers!  Whether you choose the cheesy pork belly mac and cheese, perfectly done steak, BBQ jackfruit, or my favorite beer battered fish and chips, you’ll soon realize Ghostfish doesn’t disappoint when it comes to the food either! Among Seattle’s best breweries, Ghostfish is definitely one of my favorite gluten-free spots in Seattle, and once you’ve been there you’ll know exactly why.  

2942 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA |  Visit Website

Frankie & Jo’s

Capitol Hill has a sweet spot and it goes by the name of Frankie & Jo’s. This popular 100% vegan ice cream shop is where you need to be if you’re after the best gluten-free ice cream in Seattle. The flavors aren’t your typical boring ice cream flavors either. They’re unique, seasonal, and crap-free, which means no gums, no gluten, no soy, no stabilizers, and no refined sugars. Flavors like California Cabin with cardamom shortbread and the Salty Caramel Ash in their crunchy gluten-free waffle cones are must-trys, but whatever you choose, it will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth. Did I mention all the crunchy bits in the ice cream, like brownies, shortbread, or cacao nibs are gluten free? Actually, everything at Frankie & Jo’s is 100% gluten-free! With a location in Capitol Hill and one in Ballard, Frankie & Jo’s is easily my go to spot for great gluten-free ice cream.

Celiac Note: The waffles are made with oat flour and some of the flavors may contain oat milk.    

1010 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA | Visit Website

HeartBeet Organic Superfoods Cafe

For the best healthy gluten-free restaurant in Seattle, head over to HeartBeet. It’s a powerhouse when it comes to eating and drinking food that’s good for your heart, body, mind, and soul. From superfood smoothies, juices, and elixirs to acai and warm quinoa bowls and raw salads, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle a long day of sightseeing in Seattle. My favorites are the smoothies, specifically “coconutty” and “cookie monster”, they always hit the spot. Everything at HeartBeet is gluten and dairy-free and makes for a great choice for both your taste buds and belly!  

1026 NE 65th St #A102, Seattle, WA 98115, USA | Visit Website

Celest Cafe

At Celest Cafe you can enjoy healthy, feel good, plant-based food in a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. There is nothing on their small menu that you won’t fall in love with. The food is made with high quality ingredients and is tasty, while the owner and staff are friendly and welcoming. What’s not to love? Their kitchen is allergen-friendly and 100% free of soy, dairy, gluten, and preservatives. With their delicious comfort foods, it’s no wonder Celest made our list as one of the best gluten-free restaurants in Seattle for gluten-free vegans.

1100 N 115th St, Seattle, WA 98133, USA | Visit Website

Best Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

Razzi’s Pizzeria

The gem of Greenwood is also a favorite among celiacs in Seattle. What makes Razzi’s a celiac’s paradise is their attentiveness, the certified gluten-free kitchen, the celiac owner, and the extensive gluten-free menu. It’s easily the longest gluten-free menu you’ll find in Seattle, or at any pizzeria if I am being honest. They seriously have whatever you’re craving. Be it the best gluten-free pizza in Seattle, calzones, greek gyros, pasta, paninis, or cheesecakes, the possibilities are truly endless. Did I mention Razzi’s also caters to those who are lactose intolerant and vegan? They even have a dedicated gluten-free vegan menu that’s just as long as the standard menu! When it comes to the best gluten-free restaurant in Seattle for pizza or Italian food, Razzi’s wins every time.

8523 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA | Visit Website

Tulio Ristorante

Voted the best Italian restaurant in Seattle by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Tulio Ristorante is definitely worth a visit! Though not a dedicated gluten-free restaurant, this upscale restaurant knows how to cater to celiacs with their dedicated lunch and dinner gluten-free menus, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and a separate prep area. Although the menu is limited and doesn’t include pizza or bread, they serve fantastic classic Italian dishes accompanied by a great list of wines! Favorites include the clam pasta and the orecchiette with spicy Italian sausage.

1100 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA | Visit Website

The Juicy Cafe

The Juicy Cafe is a great gluten-free friendly spot for juices and lunch. The extensive lunch menu is almost entirely gluten-free, with the exception of the wraps and bread. Double check that the daily specials are gluten-free before ordering. As for the food, it’s fresh, healthy, and fuels the soul. You can opt for one of the seasonal bowls or build your own. Just pick a base like rice or sweet potatoes, then top it with your choice of protein and add-ons like olives or kimchi. Finish it off with one of their delicious, homemade, gluten-free, and vegan dressings. Juicy Cafe is also very allergen and diet-friendly, as they can easily make bowls keto, whole 30, dairy-free, or vegan-friendly. With four locations spread throughout the downtown Seattle area, you’ll never be far from a safe and healthy gluten-free meal!

Various locations | Visit Website

Elliott’s Oyster House

If you want to enjoy a nice seafood meal while in Seattle, don’t pass up Elliott’s Oyster House, as dinner here offers not only fresh and delicious seafood, but also stunning waterfront views. The menu boasts a nice variety of gluten-free options, including crab cocktail, clam chowder, king crab legs, fish, lobster, steak, and even dessert. You won’t leave there hungry! Did I mention that the huge oyster list isn’t off limits?! You can have as much as your heart desires. After all, it is considered the best oyster house in America, according to Food and Wine Magazine.  

1201 Alaskan Way Ste 100, Seattle, WA 98101, USA | Visit Website

Uli’s Famous Sausage

There aren’t many gluten-free options at the famous Pike Place Market, but luckily there are gluten-free German sausages. Uli’s famous sausages are free of antibiotics, hormones, and fillers. Almost all of the sausages are gluten-free, with the exception of two, and there is a dedicated fryer for fries. Most of the sides are also gluten-free, just make sure to triple check with the waiter.

Celiac Note: Though the waiter is helpful, cross-contamination is possible even with precautions. I would recommend that celiacs buy the uncooked sausages from the deli and prepare them at their Airbnb rental or hotel to avoid cross-contamination and be on the safe side!

1511 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101, USA | Visit Website

Umi Sake House

For all my gluten-free sushi lovers, this place is for you. The menu is clearly marked with plenty of gluten-free options. The waiters are also really good at helping you navigate the menu and pick something safe to eat. Gluten-free tamari is provided, and if you like sake, they have gluten-free sake too. Yes, this is possibly the best gluten-free friendly sushi restaurant in Seattle, so what are you waiting for!

2230 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA | Visit Website

Chaco Canyon

Chaco Canyon is a vegetarian/vegan eatery with many gluten-free options. All of their grain bowls, soups, and salads are gluten-free, and most options that aren’t gluten-free can be made gluten-free. Before ordering be sure to let them know you are a celiac so they can prepare your meal in their separate gluten-free kitchen. Popular favorites are the French toast for breakfast and the hippy grain bowl. Juices, smoothies, and desserts are also available. Just double check that they are safe to consume. Chaco Canyon has two locations, one in West Seattle and another in Greenwood.

8404 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA  | Visit Website

Lola

At Lola, mouthwatering Mediterranean food awaits you! Though the menu is not marked with gluten-free options, there are plenty, all you need to do is ask. The staff is very knowledgeable about what’s in the dishes and they can help you decide what’s safe to eat. Popular favorites are almost always the spreads (without pita bread) and the kebabs. Though considered pricey, Lola is a great place to enjoy breakfast and brunch.

2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, USA | Visit Website

Cinnamon Works

Cinnamon Works is easily one of my go to spots for a gluten-free treat while exploring Pike Place Market. The popular bakery makes a wide variety of gluten-free baked goodies, including their signature gigantic cookie. Their renowned Monster cookies are the size of like 4 cookies, but if you want to indulge in one of those you have to get there early because those bad boys sell out fast! They’re just too good to last on the shelf. Besides the Monster cookies, they also have good cinnamon rolls! As for the precautions taken to avoid cross-contamination, they make, bake, and store all the gluten-free goods separately.

1536 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101, USA | Visit Website

Duke’s Seafood and Chowder  

One of the best gluten-free seafood meals you’ll enjoy in Seattle will be at Duke’s. The seafood chain is celiac-friendly and the staff are very attentive when you mention you have celiac disease. From prawn cocktails and wild caught salmon pasta to grass-fed beef burgers and fish tacos, it’s a celiac’s haven as the options are plentiful and the food is amazing. Did I mention they serve gluten-free beer (Ghostfish beer) and all of their clam chowders are gluten-free? I recommend the clam chowder sampler so you can try all of them and not have to choose between all the creamy and flavorful chowders they have.

Various locations | Visit Website

Gluten-Free Beyond Seattle

Revolve Food & Wine – A dedicated gluten-free restaurant in Bothell, Washington serving food free of gluten, grains, MSG, preservatives, trans fats, refined and cane sugar, emulsifiers, GMO, and soy.

Viva Tacoma – A dedicated gluten-free and vegan restaurant in the heart of Tacoma’s Proctor District.

Cafe Organic – A dedicated gluten-free and organic cafe in Kirkland that focuses on healing foods that are organic, non-GMO, local, and sustainable.

Janelle Gluten-Free Market – A dedicated gluten-free market with many gluten-free products you won’t find in many supermarkets. It’s definitely a one stop shop for all of your gluten-free needs while in Woodinville.

Floret by Cafe Flora (Airport) – Though not entirely gluten-free, Floret has many gluten-free options as well as options available to be made gluten-free. It’s a great option for gluten-free eaters at Seattle’s airport.

Wildflour Gluten-Free Baking Company –  A non-sit down dedicated gluten-free bakery that has a wide variety of both sweet and savory treats like pizzas, sandwiches, cookies, cupcakes, and more.

There you have it folks, the best gluten-free restaurants in Seattle! Let us know how your trip went. We’d love to hear your thoughts on how gluten-free friendly Seattle is!

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  • Another amazing gluten free bakery serving Seattle is Columbia Gorge Gluten Free!

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