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A gluten free spread at Recess inside Krog Street Market
Chandler Bondurant

18 Restaurants for Eating Gluten Free in Atlanta

From burgers and pizza to shakshuka and biscuit sandwiches

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A gluten free spread at Recess inside Krog Street Market
| Chandler Bondurant

People living with celiac disease or a severe gluten allergy can find dining out challenging. While there’s the question of whether a restaurant offers options beyond a boring salad or grilled chicken on the menu, there are also concerns over cross-contamination in the kitchen with non-gluten free ingredients, which could possibly trigger an allergic reaction.

Celiac is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine when someone eats gluten. This can affect nutrient absorption and lead to other long-term health problems.

Thankfully, plenty of restaurants around Atlanta have adapted menus to accommodate a gluten-free lifestyle, and offer everything from cheeseburgers on gluten-free buns to hearty shakshuka. Note: not every restaurant listed has a dedicated gluten-free kitchen or preparation process.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Cafe Sunflower Sandy Springs

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5975 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
(404) 256-1675
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Cafe Sunflower, with locations in Sandy Springs and Buckhead, might be better known for serving hearty vegan and vegetarian dishes, but much of the menu is also gluten free. Gluten-free dishes are designated with a “gf”, such as the quinoa paella made with organic quinoa pilaf seasoned with sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, onions, garlic, and herbs or the spicy pad Thai with rice noodles, tofu, a mix of vegetables, and bean sprouts tossed in a spicy coconut-peanut sauce. For more gluten-free options, head to the original location in Sandy Springs.

2. True Food Kitchen

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3393 Peachtree Rd NE #3058b
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 481-2980
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Most of the menu at True Food Kitchen in Buckhead and Alpharetta is deemed gluten free and includes a wide range of options beyond salads and grilled meats. Try the quinoa burger with hummus, tzatziki, tomato, butter lettuce, cucumber, red onion, and avocado topped with feta cheese or the spaghetti squash casserole consisting of DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini, and mozzarella. For something heartier, order the lasagna bolognese with fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach, and lemon ricotta.

3. Blue Moon Pizza

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325 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #3
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 814-1515
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Blue Moon Pizza has an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free options, including pizzas and appetizers such as a garlic cheesy bread and bruschetta. There’s also build-your-own pizzas and specialty pizzas on gluten-free crusts. Get a gluten-free brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert.

4. KarmaFarm

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54 Pharr Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 812-0477
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The certified gluten-free restaurant offers international-inspired dishes and riffs on Southern staples. Focusing on local and sustainable ingredients, the menu is also nut- and dairy-free in an effort to cater to a range of dietary restrictions. Grab a meat and two sides or a combo plate of vegan options to try several items on the menu. Order the truffle avocado salad and barbecue brisket here.

5. Cultivate Food and Coffee

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1952 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 600-2964
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Benedicts, breakfast sandwiches, French toast. Gluten-free eaters don’t have to write any of these off at this spot on Howell Mill Road. Cultivate uses Atlanta-based Pure Knead bread as a gluten-free substitute for bread- and biscuit-based menu items. For something savory, try the benedict, which comes with fried hash brown potatoes, Sriracha candied bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise. For something sweet, load up on the RumChata French toast, which is battered in RumChata and topped with fresh whipped cream, a RumChata glaze, blueberry basil compote, and mixed berries.

6. Bantam + Biddy

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1544 Piedmont Ave NE #301
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 907-3469
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Bantam and Biddy at Ansley Mall designed its menu to include multiple gluten-free options. This includes the fried chicken tenders, Brunswick stew, sirloin steak dinner on Saturdays, and the jalapeño cornbread that comes with all entrees. 

7. Urban Tree Cidery

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1465 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 855-5546
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Breweries usually offer a limited amount of ciders, or might not carry any beverages for gluten-free drinkers at all. But those with a gluten intolerance or sensitivity can enjoy a similar brewery environment and order a gluten-free drink at the Urban Tree Cidery tasting room on Howell Mill Road. The cidery serves several of its ciders on tap. Get a flight to sample a few flavors. 

8. Souper Jenny

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1082 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 603-9977
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The multi-location Souper Jenny serves an array of gluten-free soups, salads, and, at its Brookhaven location, wraps. This includes Jenny Levison’s father’s recipe for turkey chili. Head in for it on a cold Atlanta day. The menu changes daily and varies by location.

9. Upbeet

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1071 Howell Mill Rd Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 347-1071
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Upbeet in the Ironworks complex on the Westside includes a menu filled with gluten-free options. Try the Oh-Mega bowl with brown rice, quinoa, steelhead trout, spinach, edamame, watermelon radish, cashews, and hemp seeds topped with ginger miso dressing or the Steak Out consisting of grilled steak, mesclun, romaine, heirloom cherry tomatoes, chives, red onions, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and balsamic vinaigrette.

10. Yeah! Burger

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1017 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 437-7845
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All of the burgers at Yeah! Burger’s Westside and Virginia-Highland locations can come served on a gluten-free bun or wrapped in collard greens. The burger joint also serves French fries, parmesan truffle fries, and onion rings made in a dedicated fryer to prevent cross-contamination. There’s also gluten-free sauces and beers as well. 

11. MetroFresh

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931 Monroe Dr NE a106
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 724-0151
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MetroFresh in Midtown is another longtime Atlanta restaurant that has been in the business of offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The menu here changes daily, and wine is served in the evenings.

12. Ecco

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40 7th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 347-9555
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Ecco, which has locations in Midtown and Buckhead, labels gluten-free dishes on the menu with a “GF” and uses “MGF” to indicate that a dish can be modified to be gluten free. Start the meal with charcuterie and cheeses, then order one of the several gluten-free entrees, which include risotto Milanese with braised lamb collo, saffron and hazelnut gremolata and crispy duck breast with Moroccan spiced lentils, charred eggplant purée, and pea tendrils. Menus at each location are unique.

13. Arepa Mia

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10 N Clarendon Ave
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 600-3509
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The friendly, counter-serve Venezuelan restaurant Arepa Mia, owned by Lis Hernandez, serves dishes using ingredients that are naturally gluten free. Arepas, for instance, are made from cornmeal and stuffed with a variety of meats, cheeses, eggs, or vegetables. Try the empanadas or cachapas (Venezuelan sweet or savory pancake) and find out why Arepa Mia continues to be an Eater 38 Essential.

14. Good Karma Coffee House

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31 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
(404) 499-0999
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This certified gluten-free breakfast and lunch spot tucked away in Avondale Estates offers sweet and savory options that often have vegan versions, too. For something savory, try a build-your-own breakfast sandwich with a house-made biscuit. For a sweeter morning meal, order a classic Belgian waffle made with vanilla and cinnamon, and top it with fruit and whipped cream. Gluten-free baked goods and treats are available in the pastry case. 

15. Leon's Full Service

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131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-0500
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Leon’s Full Service in downtown Decatur has a dedicated (and lengthy) gluten-free menu. It includes everything from goat cheese-stuffed peppadews or charcuterie and cheeses as starters to pork chops with potato-cauliflower mash, romanesco, beet chips, pistachios, and jus and mussels in a white wine broth as mains.

16. Recess

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99-V, Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 596-8396
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If build-your-own-bowl establishments present too many possible options for comfort, Recess in Krog Street Market takes the guesswork out of the equation with its vegetable-centric bowls, salads and sandwiches. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free. Order the Pancho and Lefty, a vegan and gluten-free bowl that features a spicy mushroom chorizo, some crunchy vegetables, and a chipotle crema. Or try the Maize Runner, which uses the same crema as the dressing for a salad packed with roasted tomato salsa, beans, a mix of vegetables, cotija, and corn nuts. There’s also toasts and sandwiches on gluten-free bread.

17. hell yeah gluten free

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900 DeKalb Ave NE Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 458-5131
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This newly opened bakeshop is known for its Instagram-worthy and gluten-free sweet treats, but there’s also a couple of savory options like biscuits and mini pies, depending on the daily menu. Find everything from scones to sweet hand pies in the pastry case. The bakery offers vegan options, too. Items rotate frequently, but some daily options to try include the cinnamon rolls and breakfast sandwiches.

18. Mediterranea Restaurant & Bakery

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332 Ormond St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 748-4219
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For Mediterranea’s owners Gerard Nudo and Gary McElroy, opening their Grant Park restaurant was an opportunity to promote the gluten-free lifestyle, while also demolishing the stereotype that gluten free means stale and flavorless. Mission accomplished. The restaurant’s dishes are packed with the flavors of the southern Mediterranean, with a lengthy wine list to complement it all. Favorites include the eggplant tart, steak frites, flatbread pizza, and green shakshuka. Mediterranea’s kitchen and bakery are 100% gluten free, and many of the dishes are vegan and vegetarian.

1. Cafe Sunflower Sandy Springs

5975 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Cafe Sunflower, with locations in Sandy Springs and Buckhead, might be better known for serving hearty vegan and vegetarian dishes, but much of the menu is also gluten free. Gluten-free dishes are designated with a “gf”, such as the quinoa paella made with organic quinoa pilaf seasoned with sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, onions, garlic, and herbs or the spicy pad Thai with rice noodles, tofu, a mix of vegetables, and bean sprouts tossed in a spicy coconut-peanut sauce. For more gluten-free options, head to the original location in Sandy Springs.

5975 Roswell Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

2. True Food Kitchen

3393 Peachtree Rd NE #3058b, Atlanta, GA 30326

Most of the menu at True Food Kitchen in Buckhead and Alpharetta is deemed gluten free and includes a wide range of options beyond salads and grilled meats. Try the quinoa burger with hummus, tzatziki, tomato, butter lettuce, cucumber, red onion, and avocado topped with feta cheese or the spaghetti squash casserole consisting of DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini, and mozzarella. For something heartier, order the lasagna bolognese with fennel chicken sausage, mushroom, spinach, and lemon ricotta.

3393 Peachtree Rd NE #3058b
Atlanta, GA 30326

3. Blue Moon Pizza

325 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #3, Atlanta, GA 30305

Blue Moon Pizza has an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free options, including pizzas and appetizers such as a garlic cheesy bread and bruschetta. There’s also build-your-own pizzas and specialty pizzas on gluten-free crusts. Get a gluten-free brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert.

325 East Paces Ferry Rd NE #3
Atlanta, GA 30305

4. KarmaFarm

54 Pharr Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The certified gluten-free restaurant offers international-inspired dishes and riffs on Southern staples. Focusing on local and sustainable ingredients, the menu is also nut- and dairy-free in an effort to cater to a range of dietary restrictions. Grab a meat and two sides or a combo plate of vegan options to try several items on the menu. Order the truffle avocado salad and barbecue brisket here.

54 Pharr Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

5. Cultivate Food and Coffee

1952 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30318

Benedicts, breakfast sandwiches, French toast. Gluten-free eaters don’t have to write any of these off at this spot on Howell Mill Road. Cultivate uses Atlanta-based Pure Knead bread as a gluten-free substitute for bread- and biscuit-based menu items. For something savory, try the benedict, which comes with fried hash brown potatoes, Sriracha candied bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise. For something sweet, load up on the RumChata French toast, which is battered in RumChata and topped with fresh whipped cream, a RumChata glaze, blueberry basil compote, and mixed berries.

1952 Howell Mill Rd NW Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30318

6. Bantam + Biddy

1544 Piedmont Ave NE #301, Atlanta, GA 30324

Bantam and Biddy at Ansley Mall designed its menu to include multiple gluten-free options. This includes the fried chicken tenders, Brunswick stew, sirloin steak dinner on Saturdays, and the jalapeño cornbread that comes with all entrees. 

1544 Piedmont Ave NE #301
Atlanta, GA 30324

7. Urban Tree Cidery

1465 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Breweries usually offer a limited amount of ciders, or might not carry any beverages for gluten-free drinkers at all. But those with a gluten intolerance or sensitivity can enjoy a similar brewery environment and order a gluten-free drink at the Urban Tree Cidery tasting room on Howell Mill Road. The cidery serves several of its ciders on tap. Get a flight to sample a few flavors. 

1465 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Souper Jenny

1082 Huff Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

The multi-location Souper Jenny serves an array of gluten-free soups, salads, and, at its Brookhaven location, wraps. This includes Jenny Levison’s father’s recipe for turkey chili. Head in for it on a cold Atlanta day. The menu changes daily and varies by location.

1082 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Upbeet

1071 Howell Mill Rd Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30318

Upbeet in the Ironworks complex on the Westside includes a menu filled with gluten-free options. Try the Oh-Mega bowl with brown rice, quinoa, steelhead trout, spinach, edamame, watermelon radish, cashews, and hemp seeds topped with ginger miso dressing or the Steak Out consisting of grilled steak, mesclun, romaine, heirloom cherry tomatoes, chives, red onions, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, and balsamic vinaigrette.

1071 Howell Mill Rd Suite A
Atlanta, GA 30318

10. Yeah! Burger

1017 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

All of the burgers at Yeah! Burger’s Westside and Virginia-Highland locations can come served on a gluten-free bun or wrapped in collard greens. The burger joint also serves French fries, parmesan truffle fries, and onion rings made in a dedicated fryer to prevent cross-contamination. There’s also gluten-free sauces and beers as well. 

1017 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

11. MetroFresh

931 Monroe Dr NE a106, Atlanta, GA 30308

MetroFresh in Midtown is another longtime Atlanta restaurant that has been in the business of offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The menu here changes daily, and wine is served in the evenings.

931 Monroe Dr NE a106
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Ecco

40 7th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Ecco, which has locations in Midtown and Buckhead, labels gluten-free dishes on the menu with a “GF” and uses “MGF” to indicate that a dish can be modified to be gluten free. Start the meal with charcuterie and cheeses, then order one of the several gluten-free entrees, which include risotto Milanese with braised lamb collo, saffron and hazelnut gremolata and crispy duck breast with Moroccan spiced lentils, charred eggplant purée, and pea tendrils. Menus at each location are unique.

40 7th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

13. Arepa Mia

10 N Clarendon Ave, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

The friendly, counter-serve Venezuelan restaurant Arepa Mia, owned by Lis Hernandez, serves dishes using ingredients that are naturally gluten free. Arepas, for instance, are made from cornmeal and stuffed with a variety of meats, cheeses, eggs, or vegetables. Try the empanadas or cachapas (Venezuelan sweet or savory pancake) and find out why Arepa Mia continues to be an Eater 38 Essential.

10 N Clarendon Ave
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

14. Good Karma Coffee House

31 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

This certified gluten-free breakfast and lunch spot tucked away in Avondale Estates offers sweet and savory options that often have vegan versions, too. For something savory, try a build-your-own breakfast sandwich with a house-made biscuit. For a sweeter morning meal, order a classic Belgian waffle made with vanilla and cinnamon, and top it with fruit and whipped cream. Gluten-free baked goods and treats are available in the pastry case. 

31 N Avondale Rd
Avondale Estates, GA 30002

15. Leon's Full Service

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Leon’s Full Service in downtown Decatur has a dedicated (and lengthy) gluten-free menu. It includes everything from goat cheese-stuffed peppadews or charcuterie and cheeses as starters to pork chops with potato-cauliflower mash, romanesco, beet chips, pistachios, and jus and mussels in a white wine broth as mains.

131 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

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16. Recess

99-V, Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

If build-your-own-bowl establishments present too many possible options for comfort, Recess in Krog Street Market takes the guesswork out of the equation with its vegetable-centric bowls, salads and sandwiches. Almost everything on the menu is gluten free or can be made gluten free. Order the Pancho and Lefty, a vegan and gluten-free bowl that features a spicy mushroom chorizo, some crunchy vegetables, and a chipotle crema. Or try the Maize Runner, which uses the same crema as the dressing for a salad packed with roasted tomato salsa, beans, a mix of vegetables, cotija, and corn nuts. There’s also toasts and sandwiches on gluten-free bread.

99-V, Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

17. hell yeah gluten free

900 DeKalb Ave NE Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30307

This newly opened bakeshop is known for its Instagram-worthy and gluten-free sweet treats, but there’s also a couple of savory options like biscuits and mini pies, depending on the daily menu. Find everything from scones to sweet hand pies in the pastry case. The bakery offers vegan options, too. Items rotate frequently, but some daily options to try include the cinnamon rolls and breakfast sandwiches.

900 DeKalb Ave NE Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30307

18. Mediterranea Restaurant & Bakery

332 Ormond St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

For Mediterranea’s owners Gerard Nudo and Gary McElroy, opening their Grant Park restaurant was an opportunity to promote the gluten-free lifestyle, while also demolishing the stereotype that gluten free means stale and flavorless. Mission accomplished. The restaurant’s dishes are packed with the flavors of the southern Mediterranean, with a lengthy wine list to complement it all. Favorites include the eggplant tart, steak frites, flatbread pizza, and green shakshuka. Mediterranea’s kitchen and bakery are 100% gluten free, and many of the dishes are vegan and vegetarian.

332 Ormond St SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

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