8 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants to Visit in Chicago

One of the biggest challenges for people that don’t eat gluten is trying to find restaurants that offer dishes they can eat. Well, it doesn’t have to be a challenge anymore – because we have rounded up 8 of the best gluten-free restaurants near Chicago.

Wheat’s End Cafe

2873 N Broadway St

This daytime cafe offers 100% gluten-free options of all kinds, and they pride themselves on the wide selection of tasty dishes they serve that are allergen-free. You can grab a drink and a nutritious treat at this gluten-free restaurant in Chicago without having to worry about any sensitivities. 


True Food Kitchen

1 W Erie St


Good food has the power to make yourself feel better physically, and True Food Kitchen prides themselves on ensuring that each dish they serve contributes positively to the way you feel. Most menu items that they offer can be customized to accommodate your needs!

Lucy’s Cafe

2100 W Roscoe St

This small, family-owned restaurant in Chicago offers tons of gluten-free options for breakfast, brunch, and lunch that you will definitely want to try. If you’re new to eating gluten-free, Lucy’s Cafe is a great place to start – as the majority of their menu items are GF, and especially, delicious!

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Basil Leaf Cafe

2465 N Clark St

We get it; you eat gluten-free, but your friend doesn’t. Basil Leaf Cafe is the perfect place for you both to enjoy fantastic food together – as there are plenty of options for the both of you. Serving classic Italian dishes, this spot is a guaranteed hit. 

Summer House Santa Monica

1954 N Halsted St

If you’re looking for more of an upscale restaurant in Chicago with gluten-free dishes, Summer House Santa Monica is the place to be. Though their menu is not 100% gluten-free, they pride themselves in being able to accommodate gluten-free needs in customizable ways with their meals. They also serve alcohol!

Chicago Diner

2333 N Milwaukee Ave 

It’s no surprise that this Chicago classic made the list. They pride themselves on being meat-free since 1983, but they also have tons of gluten-free options on the majority of their menu items. We recommend the Thai Basil Stir Fry.

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1477 W Balmoral Ave

Most people who follow a gluten-free diet tend to stay away from bakery items. Well, you don’t have to anymore! Defloured is a bakery that specializes in gluten-free treats. They offer cookies, cakes, pies, scones, and so much more. Feel free to indulge in the sweetness at Defloured!


5020 N Sheridan Rd

As a sister restaurant to Big Chicks, Tweet offers a great spin on a wide range of classic dishes and offers gluten-free meals to customers. The staff at this restaurant in Chicago believes eating is not only a way to nourish the body, they believe it should be an entire experience. We recommend the Chipotle Black Bean Burger!

What’s your favorite spot in Chicago that offers gluten free eats? Share with us in the comments!

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