Top 5 Gluten-Free Restaurants in Denver

Give up Gluten without Giving up Taste

A gluten-free diet offers many health benefits, but dining out can present a challenge. Give up gluten without giving up taste at one of these Denver restaurants which offer gluten-free items on the menu.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains, and people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity must avoid gluten. However, some people also are turning to gluten-free diets to lose weight and cut back on carbs.

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    True Food Kitchen

    True Food Kitchen
    ••• True Food Kitchen offers healthy options for brunch, lunch and dinner in Cherry Creek North. Photo courtesy of True Food Kitchen

    True Food Kitchen opened in 2012 in Cherry Creek, and  has become a staple for health-conscious foodies. The restaurant, based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, offers gluten-free pizza, salads and entrees. Vegan and vegetarian items are also available at the restaurant in Cherry Creek North. Beware of sticker shock for drinks, however.

    True Food Kitchen
    2800 E. 2nd Ave, Suite 101
    Denver CO 80206

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    Watercourse Foods is a 100% vegan restaurant on 17th Avenue that also offers gluten-free items on the menu. The restaurant started in 1998 in Capitol Hill, and eventually moved to a larger space to accommodate more patrons. WaterCourse also features weekend brunch with gluten-free options.

    WaterCourse Foods
    837 E. 17th Ave.
    Denver, CO 80218

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    Have a craving for Mexican food? Blue Bonnet offers a gluten-free menu that includes favorites from south of the border, as well as gluten-free chips and salsa. Gluten-free items are not included on the regular menu, but ask for the gluten-free menu. The South Denver restaurant has been a Denver institution for decades.

    Blue Bonnet
    457 South Broadway
    Denver, CO 80209

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    Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza offers gluten-free pizza in the Ballpark neighborhood of downtown Denver, as well as a suburban location in Englewood. Any pizza on their menu can be made gluten-free for an additional charge, from thin-crust Italian style pizza to New York pies.

    Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza
    2129 Larimer St.
    Denver, CO 80205

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    A popular spot for brunch on 7th Avenue, Racines Restaurant offers a gluten-free menu upon request. Breakfast favorites are available gluten-free, including their famous omelets and skillets. Burgers and sandwiches are also available without bread for a gluten-free lunch.

    650 Sherman St.
    Denver, CO 80203

    If you are curious about a gluten-free diet, visit What is Gluten Free Cooking? Learn to make gluten-free bread at home with Gluten-Free Bread Recipes.

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