Gluten-Free Connecticut Dining Guide

gluten-free connecticut dining guide
75+ restaurants, bakeries, and fast food spots that are either dedicated gluten free, or super careful about cross-contamination

*Not all of the restaurants on this list are dedicated gluten free, but they do follow excellent cross-contamination protocols. We can never guarantee the safety of any establishment, so always use your own judgement when eating out. 

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Hartford County

110 Grill
110 Albany Tpke.
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 352-8960
110 Grill, with locations throughout New England, opened their first CT location in November, 2020, with more in the works. They can make nearly anything on the menu gluten free, with strict protocols and separate prep areas. From onion strings to pizza to dessert, you can eat it here, safely.

B2G Bakery 
*Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
B2G is a dedicated gluten-free food truck serving northern CT. They make cookies, brownies, bars, protein bites, breads, granola, savory items, spice blends and more. They’ll meet you at specified locations for pick up. They’re also a regular at the Ellington Farmer’s Market, which runs all year long – check the B2G website and social media for details. Oh, and everything is AWESOME! 

Bartaco is casual Mexican, but somehow finds a way to be different from all the rest. The dining room and patio are super relaxed, as is the menu, which is stuffed full of gluten-free options. In fact, they use so little gluten in the kitchen, they note on the menu which items CONTAIN gluten, as opposed to which ones do not. From tacos to not-tacos, bowls, quesadillas and more, you’ll be able to order pretty much anything you want, and it’s all guaranteed to be safe and deliciousGreat for takeout.

222 Summer St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 323-8226

971 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 586-8226

20 Wilton Rd.
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 222-8226

Burtons Grill
100 Evergreen Way
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 432-4575
Burtons is gluten free with class. They were offering super-safe GF options before it was cool, and they are consistently celiac safe. The food is excellent, with dedicated fryers for calamari, fries and more, along with burgers and lots of other great stuff, including dessert. Now if they could only open more locations in CT….

Cake Gypsy
35 East Main St.
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 335-0510

15 Hartford Ave.
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 653-2500

West Hartford location coming soon

*Dedicated GF Kitchen
Cake Gypsy is just plain awesome. They use a separate dedicated GF kitchen to make the most beautiful gluten-free and GF/vegan cupcakes we’ve ever seen. They offer all sorts of cake flavors, and frost them to order, with dairy-free/vegan frosting available. Did we mention how delicious they are?

The Celiac Epicurean
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 490-3091
*Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
The Celiac Epicurean has an amazing food truck. But, as COVID has changed the world, and it’s not food truck season, Lisa is baking to order, and you really oughta order. From cookies to fudge, cupcakes, bagels, wedding cakes and more, it’s so easy to just make a call, and soooo worth it. She’ll meet you for the drop!

Dee’s One Smart Cookie
103 New London Tpke.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 633-8000

*Dedicated GF and free from dairy, tree nuts, peanuts, and soy
Dee’s One Smart Cookie is a dedicated gluten-free bakery that’s also free from dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and GMO’s. From cupcakes to cookies, pizza, pasta, and soups, you really can’t go wrong. They also make wedding cakes and take special orders!

Divine Treasures
404 Middle Tpke
Manchester, CT  06040
(860) 643-2552
*Dedicated GF and Vegan
Don’t let the strip mall location fool you – Divine Treasures is a gem. They’re dedicated gluten free and vegan, and you won’t find anyplace like it anywhere. From a vast array of beautiful chocolates to vegan soft serve (on a chocolate dipped cone with sprinkles or in a bowl with chocolate sauce and vegan whipped cream) to house-made nut cheeses, chocolate peanut butter whoopie pies and a freezer full of prepared foods. Bring a cooler!

Elephant Trail
85 E. Main St.
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-0065

Blue Elephant Trail
7 S. Main St. West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 233-4405
Thai cuisine is easy to come by these days, but great Thai cuisine is not. Elephant Trail and Blue Elephant Trail have it perfected, along with understanding how to prepare safe, GF meals. Great for takeout too.  Inform your server of your dietary needs.

Harry’s Pizza Bishop’s Corner
732 N. Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06117
(860) 236-0400
Harry’s Pizza Bishop’s Corner simply makes great pizza, gluten free and not. Their gluten-free pies are pretty much perfect, prepared separately and safely, and they offer vegan cheese, which is such a treat. Great for takeout, too.

Indigo Indian Bistro
232 Spencer St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 646-8600
Indigo Indian Bistro has been offering safe gluten-free options seemingly forever. Don’t let their shopping plaza location fool you – they have a clearly marked menu, an educated staff, and excellent food. Great for takeout.

Ken’s Corner Breakfast and Lunch
30 Hebron Ave.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 657-9811
Ken’s is the quintessential homey breakfast and lunch spot. Pre-COVID, there was always at least a short wait for a table, but they’re still busy these days with takeout orders. They do a great job with gluten free, including pancakes, french toast, sandwiches and more. And, they’re super careful in the kitchen.

Maggie McFly’s
Maggie McFly’s is a locally owned chain of restaurants in CT (and a few outside of CT!). They source mostly local ingredients and have dedicated fryers for all sorts of fun stuff like fries, chicken fingers & wings, along with pizzas, burgers and more. Huge menu with something for everyone; very family friendly.

6 Woodside Ave.
Middlebury, CT 06762
(203) 577-2205

40 Glastobury Blvd.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 633-1104

971 Main St. 
Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 264-5700

195 Federal Rd. 
Brookfield, CT  06804
(203) 775-7960

194 Buckland Hills Dr. 
Manchester, CT 06042
(860) 432-8255

West Hartford location coming soon!

Mama K’s Cookie Jar
Canton, CT
(860) 307-6196

*Dedicated gluten-free facility

Mama K’s doesn’t have a storefront, but she delivers – boy, does she deliver! Italian cookies, beautiful cupcakes, custom cakes, cookie platters, brownies and more. If you want it, she’ll make it. And it’s all incredibly delicious.

Max Restaurant Group
Multiple restaurants in Greater Hartford & Springfield, MA
Max Restaurant Group operates multiple restaurants, from fun casual right on up to fine dining. They can all prepare safe GF meals – all you have to do is ask. Max Burger even has a dedicated fryer!

70 E. Main St.
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 677-8213

Max Downtown
185 Asylum
City Place
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-2530

Max’s Oyster Bar
964 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 236-6299

Max Fish
110 Glastonbury Blvd.
Glastonbury, CT
(860) 652-3099

Max Burger
124 LaSalle Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 232-3300

Max Burger
684 Bliss Rd.
Longmeadow, MA 01106
(413) 798-0101

Max Tavern
1000 Hall of Fame Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 746-6299

Mecha Noodle Bar
Mecha means “Mom and Pop” in Vietnamese, and the menu is full of comforting Asian dishes. Many of them can be made gluten free, including the pho. They prepare the rice noodles separately, and the broths are already safe. Not a dedicated gluten free facility, but very careful in the kitchen.  And who doesn’t love noodles anyway?

1215 Post Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 292-8222

151 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 801-7577

116 Washington St.
S. Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 295-8718

975 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 351-7577

201 Crown St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 691-9671

Pure Love Bakery
136 Simsbury Rd. #16
Avon, CT 06001
(860) 409-0302
*Dedicated GF Facility
Pure Love Bakery is dedicated gluten-free and one of the most popular bakeries in the region. This is because their variety of daily options is expansive, and everything is so darn delicious. They offer keto options as well. Special orders welcome. Pre-order for pick-up ONLY. 

El Pollo Guapo
El Pollo Guapo has two locations in the Greater Hartford area. They offer amazing rotisserie chicken with creative Mexican options, including plenty of gluten-free choices. The folks in the kitchen “get it,” and their dedicated GF fryer churns out the best tortilla chips around. Seriously, the best.

1866 Berlin Tpke.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
(860) 436-4982

26 Front St.
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 246-2800

Plan B Burger Bar
All of Plan B’s fried food is gluten free.  We’re talkin’ fries, tater tots, onion rings, fish and chips and more. Great GF burger buns, kids menu, and even dessert. Definitely one of our top picks.

4 Railroad St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 658-4477

120 Hebron Ave.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
(860) 430-9783

1838 Boston Post Rd.
Milford, CT 06033
(203) 713-8700

20 Spring St.
Southington, CT 06489
(860) 426-3200

1262 Post Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 713-8700

138 Park Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 231-1199

230 Tresser Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 964-8353

1000 W. Columbus Ave.
Springfield, MA 01105
(413) 285-8296

Red Heat Tavern
400 Evergreen Way
South Windsor, CT 06074
(860) 432-4575
Red Heat Tavern is owned by the same folks as Burtons Grill, and is designed to provide safe meals for celiac and allergic diners. They serve American comfort food, including corn bread, onion rings, fries, burgers, fried chicken, mac and cheese, and lots more favorites. They even use colored plates to denote allergen-free meals. Don’t forget the cookie skillet for dessert!

The Sweet Beet
498 Salmon Brook St.
Granby, CT 06035
(860) 653-2338

*Dedicated GF and vegan
The Sweet Beet is a Grab-n-Go that happens to be dedicated gluten free and vegan. They’re also free from soy, peanuts, and GMO’s. From chickpea sandwiches to fresh pressed juices, cupcakes, soups, and prepared meals, they make eating well a lot of fun!

Scoops and Sprinkles
2229 Silas Deane Hwy
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 436-3031
If you’re looking for a traditional ice cream shop experience, head to Scoops and Sprinkles. Not only do they always have plenty of vegan and non-dairy ice cream options, but they’re super careful with cross-contamination.

El Toro Loco
1274 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT
(860) 470-5944
*Dedicated GF Kitchen

El Toro Loco has a dedicated gluten-free kitchen. The only gluten in the place is the beer at the bar, and it stays at the bar. The menu is full of authentic Mexican tacos and meals, and they even make their own churros in a dedicated fryer. Yes, churros, and they’re worth every single bite.

Toro Taberna
14 Oakwood Ave.
West Hartford, CT
(860) 773-400
Dedicated Gluten-Free Kitchen

There aren’t many dedicated gluten-free restaurants in CT, and Toro Taberna in Hartford is one of them.  It’s a Spanish tapas place offering a “true taste of Spain.” The menu uses local and imported ingredients for traditional Spanish dishes, including patata bravas (potatoes), beef, chicken, shrimp, and cheese. Of course they use dedicated gluten-free fryers, and even offer desserts, including churros!


Wang Palace
1914 Silas Deane Hwy.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
(860) 659-8556
Wang Palace has been serving safe Chinese cuisine for years. Now located in Rocky Hill, they’re offering the same awesome menu, complete with GF dumplings, fried rice and more. Great for takeout, too.

420 Queen St.
Southington, CT 06489

Wood-n-Tap is a popular CT-based chain of restaurants serving American fare. They have multiple locations throughout the state, but only the Southington location has a dedicated gluten-free fryer, burger buns and more.

Windham County

Heirloom Food Co.    
630 North Main St.
Danielson, CT 06239
(860) 779-3373
Heirloom Food Company is our favorite kind of spot for GF food. Located in a cool old house on the CT/RI border, they offer sandwiches, soups, baked goods, all kinds of healthy smoothies and more – perfectly unpretentiously. The dining room is funky and unique, complete with nooks and window seats, and the food is divine. Not dedicated GF, but they make tons of GF stuff, and are super careful in the kitchen! Catering too.

Tolland County

Nature’s Health Store
603 Middle Turnpike
Storrs, CT 06268
(860) 477-0802

*Dedicated GF Kitchen
Nature’s Health Store is much more than a store. They have a dedicated gluten-free kitchen that makes all kinds of prepared foods including wraps, sandwiches, soups and more. They also bake up a gluten-free storm, including donuts, muffins, cookies, cakes and other beautifully delicious treats. You can get takeout or eat in their small dining area, and even pick up grocery items while you’re at it.

Toast Four Corners
625 Middle Turnpike
Storrs-Mansfield, CT 06268
(860) 477-1557
Toast Four Corners is a local, homey breakfast spot that knows how to do gluten free. They’ve got gluten-free pancakes, toast, and waffles, and even make their own GF muffins. Not dedicated GF, but they do take great care to avoid cross-contamination.


Arles and Boggs
100 Quinnipiac St.
Wallingford, CT
(203) 741-9186
Arles and Boggs is a 100% vegan eatery with a focus on gluten free. From Thai Spring rolls to chili cheese fries (yes, vegan), fried rice and curry stew, there’s something for everyone. They even bake desserts and offer fresh pressed juices.

Da Legna
858 State St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 495-9999
Da Legna makes awesome and safe gluten-free pizza – maybe the best and safest in New Haven. They even have vegan cheese, which is a huge bonus.

Garden Catering
If you like chicken nuggets, or “nugs,” as they call them, Garden Catering is your place. They use a separate fryer for their gluten-free nuggets and fries. Great for takeout and picnics, and they cater! Not a dedicated gluten-free facility.

930 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06510
(475) 655-2816

235 Main St.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 487-0333

185 1/2 Sound Beach Ave
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
(203) 698-2900

2074 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 870-8444

177 Hamilton Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 422-2555

314 Westport Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 957-3222

Georgie’s Diner
427 Elm St.
West Haven, CT  06516
(203) 933-1000

Shoreline Diner & Vegetarian Enclave
345 Boston Post Rd.
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 458-7380
Shoreline Diner in Guilford, along with Georgie’s Diner in West Haven have been serving the celiac and gluten-free community in CT for a very long time.  They make their own gluten-free breads and offer an entire vegan breakfast menu, which is pretty darn cool. Entrees include chicken parmesan, meatloaf, sandwiches, soups, a dedicated fryer, beautiful desserts and more.  Both Shoreline and Georgie’s are not dedicated gluten-free facilities, but they’re cross-contamination experts. Take it from us and the loads of other celiac diners who swear by them!

*Note: As of this writing, Georgie’s is closed for repair after a fire over the summer.

Green Olive Diner
443 S. Broad St.
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 379-0927
Green Olive Diner is a must-visit if you’re in central CT. Their gluten-free menu is huge, safe, and really fun. They make their gluten-free pizza dough in-house, and even use it for fried dough, made in their dedicated gluten-free fryers. There are also mozzarella sticks, pancakes, french toast, chicken parm, fries, fried dough,  burgers, desserts and so much more. Green Olive prepares your meal separately to limit the risk of cross-contamination, but is not a dedicated gluten-free facility. A CT celiac fave!

Home Restaurant
1114 Main St.
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-5896
Home is one of the first restaurants we visited and featured, thanks to their long-time commitment to safe, gluten-free options.  They’ve got dedicated gluten-free fryers for fries with dipping sauces, fried bread, house made gnocchi, burgers, soups, sweet potato croutons…you get the idea. They’re not a dedicated GF facility, but they do prepare your meal separately. They offer awesome desserts as well.  The menu rotates, so check their website before you go!

Little Rabbit Baking Co.
1648 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 626-1140

*Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility

Little Rabbit Baking Co. is a dedicated gluten-free bakery. Every day they’ve got incredible treats, both savory and sweet. They also take special orders and offer special holiday menus. Their stuff as as delicious as it is beautiful!

Wild Alchemy Cafe
236 N. Colony Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 265-5000
There’s a reason that Wild Alchemy calls itself a “conscious café.” The owner wants to help you you’re your highest quality of life possible, and healthy eating is necessary to do so. The menu is 100% vegan, with plenty of gluten-free and paleo options. Rice bowls, salads, wraps, desserts, fresh-pressed juices, elixirs and more – they can easily prepare your order separately and safely.  Just being there feels good!

What’s Cookin
78 Boston Post Rd.
Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-1771
What’s Cookin’ has something for everyone. They also have tons of paleo & gluten free options, both to eat in and take out. You can order sandwiches, salads, breakfasts and baked goods, all available gluten free, and most available paleo as well. They even make their own paleo bread and desserts!  What’s Cookin’ makes every effort to avoid cross-contamination, but is not a dedicated GF facility. Be sure to check out the freezers – so many fun little GF gems.

Middlesex County

Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough
117 Pearl St.
Noank, CT 06340
(860) 536-7719

Lobster Landing
152 Commerce St.
Clinton, CT 06413
(860) 669-2005
This list wouldn’t be complete without a lobster roll, so here are two awesome options. Lobster Landing offers a gluten-free roll, and Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough offers it as well, though not on the menu (just ask!) Abbott’s also offers GF clam chowder other sandwiches, corn on the cob and more.   Neither location is dedicated gluten-free, but they will prepare your meal separately.

Eggs Up Restaurant
1462 Portland-Cobalt Rd.
Portland, CT 06480
(860) 342-4968
The owner of Eggs Up Restaurant has celiac disease. They’re not dedicated gluten free, but they’re super careful in the kitchen, they have a big gluten-free menu, and they make excellent gluten-free muffins in house. They’re open for breakfast and lunch including pancakes, French toast and more.

Shayna B’s By the Sea
247 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 339-3144

*Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
Shayna B’s is 100% dedicated gluten free and vegan. They serve breakfast, brunch and lunch, along with an incredible array of baked goods daily. They even make vegan cheesecake! Shayna does plenty of takeout as well, including pizza. They take special orders and they cater, too.

The Tea Kettle
1395 Boston Post Rd.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 577-5039
The Tea Kettle is a super-popular breakfast & lunch spot, for many reasons. We love it because of the paleo and gluten-free options. There’s a labeled paleo section of the menu (everything paleo is GF!) with pancakes, French toast waffles, benedicts, and more. And for lunch, nearly any item can be made with a gluten-free wrap. The staff is very well educated and they’re super careful in the kitchen. Once COVID is over, be sure to make a reservation!

Tibetan Kitchen
574 Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
Tibetan Kitchen is not dedicated gluten free, but they make all dishes to order, and can accommodate food allergies. It’s a popular spot for everyone, gluten free or not.

360 Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 344-9667
Typhoon has so many gluten-free options, you’ll need to return many times to try them all. Pho, curries, soups, salads, entrees, noodle dishes and more.

Still Delicious Allergen-Free Bakery
13 Boston Post Rd.
Westbrook, CT 06498
(860) 552-4662
Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
Still Delicious is a dedicated gluten-free bakery that makes everything from bagels and breads to muffins, cakes, pastries, special orders and more. Place an order for pick-up!

Perk on Main
386 Main St.
Middletown, CT 06422
(860) 788-2287
Who doesn’t love crepes? At Perk on Main, open 7 days a week, you can eat gluten-free crepes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They have lots of sweet crepes, including Nutella and bananas, and savory ones with chicken, ranch, and even steak! They’ll clean the surface at your request, and you can watch them do it. They also have soups, omelettes, and vegan options.

Paperback Café
210 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
(860) 388-9718
Paperback Café has been accommodating gluten-free customers since way before it was cool. They have a paleo (paleo is GF) section of the menu with waffles, pancakes, a waffle sandwich and smoothies. They’re not dedicated GF, so always inform your server of your dietary needs.

Litchfield County

@The Corner
3 West St. Litchfield, CT
(860) 567-8882
@The Corner has an excellent selection of gluten-free options on both their lunch and dinner menus. Buns for burgers and sandwiches, flatbreads, rice bowls and even croutons for salad and French onion soup! They take great care to prepare your meal separately, and although they are not a dedicated gluten-free facility, they’re a local celiac favorite.

Bohemian Pizza & Tacos
342 Bantam Rd.
Litchfield, CT 06759
Bohemian Pizza has become one of Litchfield’s gluten-free hotspots, and for good reason. They make gluten-free pizza and they have a dedicated fryer for fries, tots, wings and more. They have awesome tacos now, too.  There are also gluten-free desserts and a laid back, funky vibe.

Hidden Valley Eatery
88 Bee Brook Rd.
Washington, CT 06794
(860) 619-0660

Hidden Valley Eatery is a little gluten-free oasis in the middle of Litchfield County. They source locally and offer plenty of gluten-free menu items including pancakes, toast, oatmeal, pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and even desserts. Hidden Valley can prepare your meal separately to limit the risk of cross-contamination, but is not a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Johns Café
693 Main St.
Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 263-0188
John’s Café is a bistro-style restaurant with tablecloths and outdoor seating. They offer plenty of GF options, from crispy pork Milanese to pizza and pasta. They make croutons using their house made GF bread (potatoes are one of the ingredients), and there’s a dedicated fryer for their famous “chickpea” fries. But don’t forget dessert, because they make incredible GF tarts, rice pudding and more.  John’s Café follows strict food prep practices but is not a dedicated gluten-free facility.

The Tasty Empanada
4 Main St.
Thomaston, CT
(203) 970-5323

Costa Rican cuisine, anyone? The Tasty Empanada menu is nearly 100% gluten free, and wow, is it fun. Empanadas with all kinds of fillings, arroz con pollo, rice and bean bowls, and more. Not dedicated gluten free, but they use very little gluten in the kitchen and are super careful about cross-contamination.

Fairfield County

Catch a Healthy Habit
39 Unquowa Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 292-8190
This 100% vegan café is owned and operated by a couple deeply committed to keeping you healthy. The menu is nearly 100% gluten free, and includes buckwheat waffles, spring rolls, quinoa bowls and other options made from whole ingredients. They also offer smoothies, elixirs, and desserts.

Black Rock Social House
2895 Fairfield Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 549-8333
*Dedicated GF Facility

Welp, it doesn’t get much better than Black Rock. The entire gastropub is dedicated gluten free. Burgers, fries, risottos, pastas, desserts and more. Run, don’t walk to this place.

By The Way Bakery
19 E. Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 489-3610
If you’ve never tried By The Way Bakery, you’re in for a treat. This 100% dedicated gluten-free and dairy-free bakery is bursting with pretty much anything you can think of, from muffins to cookies to breads, challah, custom cakes, wedding cakes and more.  And, it’s all gorgeous and delicious! They are also certified kosher. Look for BTW’s treats in your local Whole Foods store!

Colony Grill
Colony Grill has four locations in CT, and has been a favorite Fairfield County pizza spot for many years. They’re ALL about the pizza, and it shows. Inform your server, and they’ll prepare your order separately on a gluten-free crust.

Gluten-Free Oasis
594 Federal Rd.
Brookfield, CT 06804
(203) 885-0314

Gluten-Free Oasis is a dedicated gluten-free gem. Located in an unassuming small building in Brookfield, they make the most incredible Brazilian cheese bread, as well as breakfast and lunch sandwiches. You can even buy bags of frozen rolls to heat up at home. This is a MUST-DO if you’re in the area. You can thank us later.

Izzi B’s Allergen-Free Bakery
22 Knight St.
Norwalk, CT 06851
*Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
If you need allergen-free treats, it doesn’t get much better than Izzi B’s. The entire place is dedicated gluten-free and vegan, and free from wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, cholesterol, soy, preservatives, trans fats, casein, artificial colors or flavors, and is certified Kosher. Note: the bakery address is for picking up pre-ordered items only. Check their website for ordering details and where to find them in retail stores!

Mecha Noodle Bar
Mecha means “Mom and Pop” in Vietnamese, and the menu is full of comforting Asian dishes. Many of them can be made gluten free, including the pho. They prepare the rice noodles separately, and the broths are already safe. Not a dedicated gluten free facility, but very careful in the kitchen.  And who doesn’t love noodles anyway

1215 Post Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 292-8222

151 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 801-7577

116 Washington St.
S. Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 295-8718

975 Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 351-7577

201 Crown St.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 691-9671

Meli Melo
362 Greenwich Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 629-6153
Meli Melo is a Greenwich mainstay. They make excellent crepes, and can easily make them gluten free using with buckwheat flour. And trust us, you’ll never know the difference. Just be sure to inform your server before ordering. They’re super careful with cross-contamination, but are not a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Nutty Bunny
21 Isaacs St.
Norwalk, CT 06850
Nutty Bunny is a dedicated gluten-free & dairy-free ice cream brand made right here in Connecticut. It’s available in many retail outlets, and they opened a dedicated gluten-free ice cream shop in Norwalk in early 2020. The ice cream is nut based and 100% vegan, organic, non GMO, and plant based, and wait til you taste it!

Quattro Pazzi Café

1599 Post Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 259-7417

 269 Bedford St.
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 324-7000
Quattro Pazzi Café has been making safe, gluten-free pasta dishes for many years. Gluten-free meals are prepared safely and separately, making their two locations local favorites for celiac dining.  And, every Wednesday is “Vegan Night.”

Savor Healthy Organic Pizza
430 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 939-1666
At Savor Healthy Organic Pizza you’ll, well, savor healthy pizza. They make all of their GF crusts, wraps, and dairy-free cheese in-house, and much of the menu is already GF and vegan, or can be made that way.  Soups, wraps, pizza, lasagna, smoothies, and even dessert. They make eating healthy fun!

Teff Stamford
113 W. Main St.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 998-7474
There is no gluten used in the kitchen at Teff, Stamford’s only Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant.  In fact, their breads are made primarily using Teff, a small, nutty-flavored, gluten-free grain popular in this African region. The bread, called injera, doubles as a plate and utensils, and diners use their hands to eat, enjoying a meal, conversation, and community. The staff is well-versed in food allergens, and the food is excellent.

Terrain Garden Café
561 Post Rd. E.
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 226-2750
Terrain is an upscale home and garden center with locations in California and the East Coast.  They each operate a greenhouse café, where the mission is to “blur the line” between indoors and out. The menu rotates seasonally, but they serve brunch, lunch, and dinner, with plenty of gluten-free options. They can alter items to suit your dietary needs, and are super careful in the kitchen. Terrain is not a dedicated gluten-free facility, but they are quite well known for their safe kitchen practices.

Toto Mediterranean Restaurant
70 Reef Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-2070
Toto is a casual Mediterranean restaurant in Fairfield, CT. Owner Antonio Ninivaggi is committed to using fresh seasonal ingredients with an Italian flare and a special focus on safe, gluten-free options. They use only gluten-free flour in the kitchen, and their fryers are dedicated gluten free, so calamari, french fries and arancini are always on the menu!  The Spanish grilled octopus is popular, as are the pasta dishes, all of which can be made using GF cavatelli.  Toto is located in an old house with plenty of red pillows and a wonderful open-air porch.

New London County

Engine #6 Pizza
195 W. Thames St.
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 887-3887
Engine #6 Pizza is just plain fun. Housed in a defunct fire house, they make their own GF pizza dough for pizza, calzones, and breadsticks. Folks come from miles around with coolers to buy their pizza dough, and it’s clear why. (Be sure to read about the history of the fire house while you’re there!) Engine #6 prepares your meal separately to avoid cross-contamination, but is not a dedicated GF facility.

7 Water St.
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 536-4443
Pizzetta is located in an historic house with plenty of outdoor seating, smack dab in the middle of Mystic. They have a big gluten-free menu with lots of delicious pizza and panini options. They also offer a large vegan menu, with their vegan cheese available for any menu item. Pizzetta can prepare your meal safely and separately, but they are not a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Red Lantern at Foxwoods
240 Fox Tower Dr.
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(860) 312-8480
If you’re headed out to gamble, there’s no need to gamble on your meal as well. Red Lantern, which has a second location near Boston, has a full gluten-free menu complete with sushi and fried rice dishes. They prepare their GF items separately and safely, although they are not a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Right Path Organic Cafe
147 Bank St.
New London, CT 06320
(860) 437-9700
Right Path is a 100% vegan café offering plenty of safe GF options. Each menu item is clearly labeled with ingredients and many are inherently gluten free anyway. And, with menu choices like Liberation, Breathe, and Calm Chowder, you really can’t go wrong. They also have desserts!

Fast Food

Jersey Mike’s
21 Locations in CT
If you’re looking for a quick meal, Jersey Mike’s has it. A national chain, they offer small and large gluten-free grinders, and will gladly change gloves & prepare your order separately. They’re not dedicated gluten free, but are a true favorite of the GF and celiac community for safety and quality. Click here to read our official review!

Nardelli’s Grinder Shoppe
15 locations in Connecticut
Nardelli’s is Connecticut’s own chain of grinder shops. Locally owned and operated, they always have gluten-free rolls available and are happy to prepare your order separately. They usually have some GF desserts as well.

Multiple Locations throughout CT
Chipotle uses so little gluten in their kitchen, they’ve become a mainstay for the celiac crowd. Of course, they’re not dedicated gluten free, but the only flour used is in their flour tortillas. They’ll gladly change to fresh gloves at your request, and click here to read our recent review!

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