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14 Dallas Restaurants With Excellent Gluten-Free Options

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It may come as a surprise to some, but Dallas is a surprisingly friendly city for diners who seek gluten-free dining options. Over the past few years, Dallas restaurants have responded to incredible demand from diners who've eliminated gluten from their diet with some pretty great options.

If you've given up traditional flour and other gluten-y ingredients, there's still plenty of ways to satisfy your cravings for classic favorites. From pizza to pastry to fried chicken and pasta, these 14 Dallas eateries know how to satisfy choosy taste buds without subjecting them to any pesky gluten.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Asian Mint

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11617 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243
(214) 363-6655
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Many Thai dishes are naturally gluten-free, but diners can be totally assured at Asian Mint. Gluten-free menu items are clearly marked on the menu, including pad kee mow and creamy yellow curry.

2. Royal China

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6025 Royal Ln, Ste 201
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 361-1771
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This long-time neighborhood favorite has a small section of its menu dedicated to gluten-free items, including pork meatballs rolled in sweet rice and the mysterious-sounding "Purple Haze," which is actually eggplant in garlic sauce stuffed with pork and shiitakes.

3. Arepa TX

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5940 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 396-8866
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Corn is gluten-free, which means that arepas make for an excellent meal for those eschewing wheat. At the Dallas location of Arepa TX, find the tender corn cakes piled high with everything from Venezuelan beef and cheese to avocado, bacon, and tomato.

4. True Food Kitchen

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8383 Preston Center Plaza
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 377-3333
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True Food Kitchen specializes in healthy dishes of all kinds, and gluten-free options abound. Gluten-free bread and pita is available for sandwiches and wraps, and as an added bonus, there's also a few gluten-free beers on the menu.

5. Flower Child

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5450 W Lovers Ln #133
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 231-5367
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Gluten-free dishes are marked with a purple circle on the menu at this healthy eatery, which also caters to vegetarians and vegans. Enjoy a feast of dishes like Indian-spiced cauliflower, gluten-free mac and cheese, and a forbidden rice bowl topped with shaved beef or chicken.

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4814 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 265-1411
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This healthier drive-through option allows diners to substitute a gluten-free tortilla on any of their tasty breakfast burrito options, along with gluten-free buns for their grass-fed burgers.

7. Campisi's

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5610 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-0355
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Legendary Dallas pizzeria Campisi’s gluten-free crust is a solid vehicle for cheese, pepperoni, and even more cheese.

8. Unrefined Bakery

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3426 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

This 100% gluten-free bakery's tender, fluffy cupcakes are good enough to convert even the biggest skeptics. In addition to excellent cupcakes and cookies, order custom gluten-free cakes, pies, and other treats for special occasions.

9. Origin Natural Food

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4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 228-8011
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Gluten-free dishes are abundant at Origin, including plenty of brunch options, burgers, and excellent fried calamari. Save room for the “trifecta” — a dessert involving three cookies (chocolate chip, double chocolate, and macadamia nut) and a scoop of ice cream.

10. The Porch

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2912 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 828-2916
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This Henderson Ave haunt offers an entire menu of gluten-free dishes, including brisket and barbacoa enchiladas, short rib stroganoff, and an excellent grain bowl.

11. Company Cafe

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2104 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2233
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When the craving for comfort food strikes, Company Cafe provides with gluten-free versions of chicken-fried steak with gravy, or fried chicken and waffles. There's even GF pancakes, French toast and biscuits (served as a breakfast sandwich or smothered in gravy).

12. HG Sply Co.

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2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 334-0895
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Everything on the menu at this Lower Greenville spot can be prepared gluten-free. Dig into a kale Caesar salad, pulled pork tacos, or duck fried “rice” made with cauliflower.

13. Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

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1900 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 828-8700
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It can be challenging to find gluten-free fare that is both quick and delicious, something that this Lakewood eatery does quite well. Pretty much everything on this menu of salads and wraps can be prepared gluten-free. Try the Dagwood, a mix of bacon, egg, cheddar, and arugula served over potato hash.

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14. Malai Kitchen

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3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 599-7857
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Pretty much everything on the menu at Malai Kitchen is gluten-free, or can at least be prepared that way, which means that gluten-free diners can dig into pineapple fried rice, peanut-encrusted trout, and green curry chicken without worry.

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1. Asian Mint

11617 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75243

Many Thai dishes are naturally gluten-free, but diners can be totally assured at Asian Mint. Gluten-free menu items are clearly marked on the menu, including pad kee mow and creamy yellow curry.

11617 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243

2. Royal China

6025 Royal Ln, Ste 201, Dallas, TX 75230

This long-time neighborhood favorite has a small section of its menu dedicated to gluten-free items, including pork meatballs rolled in sweet rice and the mysterious-sounding "Purple Haze," which is actually eggplant in garlic sauce stuffed with pork and shiitakes.

6025 Royal Ln, Ste 201
Dallas, TX 75230

3. Arepa TX

5940 Royal Ln, Dallas, TX 75230

Corn is gluten-free, which means that arepas make for an excellent meal for those eschewing wheat. At the Dallas location of Arepa TX, find the tender corn cakes piled high with everything from Venezuelan beef and cheese to avocado, bacon, and tomato.

5940 Royal Ln
Dallas, TX 75230

4. True Food Kitchen

8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

True Food Kitchen specializes in healthy dishes of all kinds, and gluten-free options abound. Gluten-free bread and pita is available for sandwiches and wraps, and as an added bonus, there's also a few gluten-free beers on the menu.

8383 Preston Center Plaza
Dallas, TX 75225

5. Flower Child

5450 W Lovers Ln #133, Dallas, TX 75209

Gluten-free dishes are marked with a purple circle on the menu at this healthy eatery, which also caters to vegetarians and vegans. Enjoy a feast of dishes like Indian-spiced cauliflower, gluten-free mac and cheese, and a forbidden rice bowl topped with shaved beef or chicken.

5450 W Lovers Ln #133
Dallas, TX 75209

6. Start

4814 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

This healthier drive-through option allows diners to substitute a gluten-free tortilla on any of their tasty breakfast burrito options, along with gluten-free buns for their grass-fed burgers.

4814 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Campisi's

5610 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

Legendary Dallas pizzeria Campisi’s gluten-free crust is a solid vehicle for cheese, pepperoni, and even more cheese.

5610 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Unrefined Bakery

3426 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This 100% gluten-free bakery's tender, fluffy cupcakes are good enough to convert even the biggest skeptics. In addition to excellent cupcakes and cookies, order custom gluten-free cakes, pies, and other treats for special occasions.

3426 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Origin Natural Food

4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150, Dallas, TX 75205

Gluten-free dishes are abundant at Origin, including plenty of brunch options, burgers, and excellent fried calamari. Save room for the “trifecta” — a dessert involving three cookies (chocolate chip, double chocolate, and macadamia nut) and a scoop of ice cream.

4448 McKinney Ave Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75205

10. The Porch

2912 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This Henderson Ave haunt offers an entire menu of gluten-free dishes, including brisket and barbacoa enchiladas, short rib stroganoff, and an excellent grain bowl.

2912 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Company Cafe

2104 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

When the craving for comfort food strikes, Company Cafe provides with gluten-free versions of chicken-fried steak with gravy, or fried chicken and waffles. There's even GF pancakes, French toast and biscuits (served as a breakfast sandwich or smothered in gravy).

2104 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

12. HG Sply Co.

2008 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

Everything on the menu at this Lower Greenville spot can be prepared gluten-free. Dig into a kale Caesar salad, pulled pork tacos, or duck fried “rice” made with cauliflower.

2008 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

13. Unleavened Fresh Kitchen

1900 Abrams Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75214
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It can be challenging to find gluten-free fare that is both quick and delicious, something that this Lakewood eatery does quite well. Pretty much everything on this menu of salads and wraps can be prepared gluten-free. Try the Dagwood, a mix of bacon, egg, cheddar, and arugula served over potato hash.

1900 Abrams Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75214

14. Malai Kitchen

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
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Pretty much everything on the menu at Malai Kitchen is gluten-free, or can at least be prepared that way, which means that gluten-free diners can dig into pineapple fried rice, peanut-encrusted trout, and green curry chicken without worry.

3699 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

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