Best gluten-free restaurants
The Triangle has a number of restaurants catering to gluten-free diners.Posted — Updated
The situation can be complicated by a number of issues. Cross-contamination in a non-gluten-free facility is one of the biggest hurdles; along with ultra-rare assurances of adequate staff training. Not only that, but some who are gluten-free may also have cross-reactivity to other allergens, such as dairy.
Although most restaurants in the Triangle are now thankfully aware of the need, fewer are adequately equipped to meet those needs. There are also a number of gluten-free pizza establishments and bakeries available now, which can be considered later. While there are many to note, below is a list of restaurants, bakeries, or establishments who are responsive to inquiries. They have also demonstrated an understanding of the challenges and risen to the occasion.
Expect prices to be slightly higher than average with a full meal costing between $25-50, and treat this as the nice evening out one would expect of a fine dining experience. They have also started serving Sunday brunch.
The bakery uses organic flours from Lindley Mills in Graham, NC, to produce pitas that are gluten-free, vegan, and kosher for the establishment, as well as for retail sales in stores. The restaurant also serves quite a number of gluten-free deli items, vegetarian dishes and desserts for eating in or takeout.
Dishes of note include the Cochinita Pibil and shrimp tacos. It is authentic Taqueria food with an upscale atmosphere. Almost all dishes are gluten-free and instead of using bread or flour in their mole, they used ground tortillas.
They use only organic, gluten-free, and soy-free ingredients to create unique dishes. Ingredients are fabricated for service at what is considered the peak of a food’s enzyme and nutritive profile. Cashews and other sprouted nuts and seeds are soaked to remove tannins, phytic acid, and enzyme inhibitors. For September they are doing small plates as one option, tapas style. They also make LOVE bars, which are their trademark snack bars.