Gluten-Free Dining Guide: Newport and Rhode Island

Gluten-Free Dining Guide For Newport and Rhode Island

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*Most of the eateries on this list are not dedicated gluten free, but have been selected for their attention to safety and careful kitchen protocols. Menu options may change, and Gluten-Free New England cannot guarantee the safety of any establishment, so always use your own judgement when eating out. Please feel free to submit corrections and additional restaurants to Abby at

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Boru Noodle Bar
36 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-4200

Boru Noodle Bar is everything you’d want in a noodle joint:  fresh ingredients, large portions, and safe gluten-free options. Ramen is traditionally made with wheat noodles, but Boru has plenty of other choices including a rice noodle dish, an incredible kale salad (really, it’s different from the rest), kimchi, and more. The menu rotates, so call before you go if you’re looking for something in particular. Portions are big, so you just might have enough for lunch the next day. Be sure to notify your server of your dietary needs.

Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille
22 Bowen’s Wharf
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 841-8884

Bowen’s Wine Bar and Grille is another restaurant owned by the Newport Restaurant Group. Situated on the inlet, they’re slightly upscale with a separate gluten-free menu. There’s a raw bar, plenty of seafood,  steak, chicken, and more, along with lot of side dishes and appetizers. Not a dedicated GF facility, but The Newport Restaurant Group takes your safety very seriously and they employ excellent kitchen protocol.

Castle Hill Inn
590 Ocean Drive
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 849-3800

Looking for fine dining? Castle Hill Inn is an upscale inn located in an historic mansion overlooking the ocean. It’s also the location of a Forbes 4 Star restaurant operated by The Newport Restaurant Group, which always takes your safety seriously. The menu is pre fixe only and includes locally sourced seafood, cheeses and other ingredients. All diners with food allergies and sensitivities are served by the manager. They also have an enormous wine list, with over 800 selections.

Corner Cafe
110 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

The Corner Cafe is the perfect little breakfast spot. They can put any breakfast sandwich into a GF wrap or on GF bread, along with the standard eggs, omelettes, and proteins. They also offer breakfast tacos, which can be served on corn tortilla chips. The staff and kitchen understand cross-contamination, making Corner Cafe a celiac favorite.  It’s a small place so it fills up fast, but it’s totally worth the wait (or getting up early!) Try to snag the table with the comfy chairs in the front window for an awesome breakfast and people-watching experience.

Cupcake Charlie’s
135 Swinburne Row
Brick Market Place
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 848-2253

Cupcake Charlie’s has 6 locations throughout New England. They are not dedicated gluten-free facilities, but they do make all of their delicious gluten-free cupcakes, trifles and treats separately.  They have dairy-free frosting, too. We’ve had a great experience on every visit, but always use your own judgement when eating out.

11 Bowens Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

Diego’s does Mexican right. Not only do they have a separate menu for gluten-free diners, but they have a vegan one as well. From seared tuna tostada to mini quesadillas & enchiladas (vegan cheese available), you can’t go wrong. And, they know how to prepare your meal separately and safely. Do chat with your server when ordering about your dietary needs, and make a reservation, because it gets crowded!

The Fifth Element
111 Boadway, Newport, RI, 02840
(401) 619-2552

If you’re looking for safe burgers and pizza, look no further. The owners of Fifth Element have kids with food allergies, so they totally understand how to prepare your meal safely. They also have a menu that’ll please the whole family from eggplant napoleon and duck poutine to seared scallops, fries from a dedicated fryer, and the aforementioned burgers and pizza.

The Francis Malbone House
392 Thames St.

Newport, RI

The Francis Malbone House is not only one of the top-rated inns/hotels of Newport, it’s also celiac safe. When you make your reservation be sure to inform the innkeepers of your dietary needs and they’ll take care of the rest. You’ll enjoy a beautiful breakfast and afternoon tea – all deliciously safe!

Gas Lamp Grille
206 Thames St,
Newport, RI 02840

Gas Lamp Grille is the perfect restaurant to dine when visiting Newport RI. . The menu rotates with the seasons, and they specialize in gluten free and vegan options. The winter menu offers GF wings, salads, chili, seafood, meats, guacamole, pastas and pizzas.  They’ve got vegan options as well, including tacos and Buddha bowls. Always be sure to inform your server of your dietary needs!

I’m Sushi
258 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840

If you’re in the mood for sushi, head over to I’m Sushi. Tucked into a shopping plaza near the tennis hall of fame, you’ll get great food at a reasonable price. They can also ensure that your meal is safe, and they have gluten-free soy sauce. A hidden gem.

Jo’s American Bistro
24 Memorial Blvd. West
Newport, RI

Jo’s American Bistro is a clear GF favorite in Newport. Located in the heart of downtown, they’ve got tons of clearly marked gluten-free items on their regular menu.  They take great care to prepare your meal separately, and they utilize a dedicated gluten-free fryer.  Menu options include burgers, lobster rolls, grilled shrimp with risotto, a hummus plate and lobster carbonara. They also offer clams, salads, and other inherently gluten-free choices. Jo’s is not a dedicated gluten free facility, but they are a celiac favorite. Inform your server before ordering.

Lucia Italian Restaurant
186B Thames St. 
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 846-4677

Lucia Italian Restaurant offers great gluten-free options. Appetizers include lentil soup, salad, stewed beans, sautéed spinach and more. Entrees include all kinds of pasta – and we mean all kinds. They don’t make gluten-free pizza, but the pasta is so good, you won’t miss it. The owners are from Italy and the dining room is vintage, but that only adds to the charm.

Meg’s Aussie Milkbar
111 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 619-4811

Don’t be deceived by the name – this is much more than a shake place. Modeled after traditional Australian diners of the 80’s, Meg’s serves up Australian and American breakfast and lunch in a relaxed, hip setting. They can put any breakfast or lunch sandwich on gluten-free bread, the veggie egg bowls are outstanding, and Meg’s Muesli is excellent. Lunch includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, the Aussie Lamb Sandwich with salads and vegetarian options as well. Don’t forget a shake for dessert! They can even make them with macadamia milk. Meg’s is not a dedicated gluten-free facility, but they understand how to prepare your meal safely. Inform your server of your dietary needs.

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar
1 Sayers Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar just might be the perfect spot for a gluten-free meal in Newport and here’s why – they’re in a great location on Sayers Wharf, they’ve got outdoor seating, and an awesome separate gluten-free menu. Appetizers include a raw bar, salads, and even crab cakes. Entrees include a salmon BLT, burgers, chicken sandwiches and more, as well as seafood dishes including seafood risotto, cod and scallops. The Mooring even has a vegetarian menu and a kids menu They’re not a dedicated gluten-free facility, but they do take great care to avoid cross-contamination.

Power of Juice
1149 Aquidneck Ave.
Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 619-2021

If you want to add a healthy dimension to your Newport visit, stop into Power of Juice. They’ve got freshly squeezed juices and a menu of GF/vegan puddings, “pestos,”  and treats. There are also many kinds of nut milks. Never tried a juice place? They’ve got free samples, and they’ll even deliver! Power of Juice is 100% vegan and nearly 100% GF. They prepare all GF items separately and safely.

Salvation Cafe
140 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-2620

Salvation Cafe offers a bit of eclectic pizazz to the Broadway restaurant scene. In a restored barn dining room, they serve up innovative appetizers and entrees with plenty of gluten-free options. The menu may rotate, but at this writing offerings included chipotle parsnip hummus with corn chips, quinoa and root vegetable salad, grilled tempeh curry, pad thai and more. The kitchen is not dedicated gluten free, but the chef and staff follow excellent cross-contamination protocol. During the warmer months, there’s even an outdoor patio and tiki bar.

Smoke House
31 Scotts Wharf
Newport, RI 02840

The Smoke House is a BBQ joint owned by The Newport Restaurant Group. They have a separate gluten-free menu with lots of BBQ options, as well as lobster rolls, burgers and more. They even have gluten-free dessert options, depending on the day (call first). This is an open-air restaurant right on the pier. Totally relaxed and fun!

Stoneacre Brasserie
28 Washington Square
Newport, RI
(401) 619-7810

Stoneacre Brasserie is the perfect combination of neighborhood restaurant and French bistro. Gluten-free breakfast options include corned beef hash, vegetable hash, eggs, oatmeal and more. Lunch and dinner includes sandwiches like burgers, coconut curried chicken and BLT’s, as well as tuna nicoise salad and more. They can even make french onion soup with their awesome GF bread! Stoneacre Brasserie totally understands how to prepare your meal safely. All you have to do it ask. Note: the menu changes daily; call before you go!

Siam Square
238 E. Main Rd.
Middletown, RI 02842
(401) 851-7988

Middletown is just a stone’s throw from Newport, and if you’re in the mood for Thai, this is the place. They have a ton of gluten-free options, they understand how to prepare them safely, and it’s all delicious. Period.



Flatbread Co.
161 Cushing St.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 273-2737

Flatbread Co. has locations all over New England and is our reigning champion for safe gluten-free pizza. They use Peace of Mind crust which is made in NH, they’ve got vegan cheese, and they carry incredible desserts from Gluten-Free Territory in NH as well. They also use excellent kitchen protocols. Not dedicated gluten free, but a celiac fave.

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194 Washington St. 
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 272-7811

Looking for fine dining in Providence? Your search is over. Gracie’s can make nearly everything on the menu gluten free, and they really know what they’re doing in the kitchen. Seafood, steak, pasta – the menu is varied and awesome. They cater parties and weddings as well.
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121 S. Main St.

Providence, RI 02903
(401) 351-8570

Hemenway’s is not only one of Providence’s best restaurants, but it’s gluten-free fine dining at its best. Seafood is their specialty, but nearly everything on the menu can be prepared GF and safely. They even offer GF rolls, which is such a treat! Be sure to discuss the details with your server, as the menu is not labeled.

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Hometown Cafe & Poke Bar
185 Camp St.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 868-1247

What’s a gluten-free guide without a poke joint? Hometown Cafe and Poke Bar is owned and operated by two female friends who wanted to bring super fresh food to Providence. Their Hawaiian poke/California twist offers plenty of gluten-free options, and a comfy place to eat, chat, and enjoy.

Il Massimo
134 Atwells Ave.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 273-0650

400 Legacy Place
Dedham, MA 02026
(781) 493-8113

Il Massimo is upscale Italian in Providence. They have a separate gluten-free menu with so many great options, you’ll feel downright “normal.”  Salads, with focaccia croutons to gnocchi, all kinds of pasta dishes, fish dishes, chicken parm, veal parm, desserts and more. They’re not a dedicated gluten-free facility, but are super duper careful in the kitchen.

Knead Donuts
135 Elmgrove Ave. 
Providence, RI
(401) 865-6622

55 Cromwell St. 
Providence, RI 
(401) 865-6622

333 Main St. 
East Greenwich, RI 
(401) 865-6622

Westerly, RI
Coming soon!

Knead Donuts makes their gluten-free, flourless donuts completely separately. They bake them instead of frying,  using dedicated pans and equipment. Thing is, they’re so darn delicious, you’ll never notice that they’re not fried. Call before you go to see what flavors they’ve got, and if they have chocolate, get one.

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The Malted Barley

334 Westminster St.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 490-0300

Don’t let the name fool you – The Malted Barley is awesome. Known for their beer selection and house made pretzels, they offer both gluten free. This means giant pretzel sandwiches like beef burgers, BLT’s,  black bean burgers and more, along with plenty of safe beer choices. They can even make gluten-free dessert pretzels!  Not a dedicated gluten-free facility, but they do take great care in the kitchen to avoid cross-contamination. Always inform your server of your dietary needs.

Nick’s on Broadway
500 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909
(401) 421-0286

Nick’s on Broadway is a funky spot in Providence with an incredible menu – a little bit of everything, from brunch to pasta. They can accommodate GF, DF, and vegan customers, and they do it meticulously. They even make their own GF breads, including focaccia. Call before you go to see what the current GF menu options are, as they may rotate.

Click here for the Nick’s on Broadway website

Pane e Vino
365 Atwells Ave.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 223-2230

Pane e Vino is another  Italian restaurant in Providence with a great and safe gluten-free menu. They’ve got pan-fried calamari, antipasto, salads, and many pasta options including ravioli and gnocchi. They also have seafood, chicken, pork, and filet mignon. They’re super careful in the kitchen – inform your server of your dietary needs.

Plant City
334 South Water St. 
Providence, RI 02903

Plant City is a 100% vegan food hall and marketplace. From burgers to pizza, Mexican and even a coffee shop, it’s all vegan, and much of it is inherently GF or can be made that way. Each is independently owned, so ask questions before you dig in. Totally fun and delicious.

Click here for the Plant City website 

Tallulah’s Taqueria

146 Ives St.
Providence, RI 02906
(401) 272-8226
35 Narragansett Ave.
Jamestown, RI

RI Food Hub
10 Sims Ave.
Providence, RI


At Tallulah’s Taqueria, each item on the menu is clearly labeled gluten free, dairy free, and/or nut free, which makes things super easy. Options include tacos, chips and salsa, burrito bowls, quesadillas and more. If you’re in the mood for brunch, they also offer breakfast burritos and bowls. Tallulah’s offers dining in and takeout, including online ordering. They’re not a dedicated gluten free facility, but are passionate about the health and safety of their customers, and are a tried and true celiac favorite.

Tilly’s Cheesesteaks

3711 Kingstown Rd.
West Kingstown, RI  02892
(401) 783-7711

Gluten-Free Philly Cheesesteak in Rhode Island? Try Tilly’s Cheesesteaks! Tilly’s has one location in South Kingstown, as their Providence location has closed. All cheesesteaks are available on Udi’s rolls.


A and J Bakery
1458 Park Ave.
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 228-8696

If you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Cranston, be sure to stop into dedicated gluten-free A and J Bakery. They’ve got everything from the usual suspects like bread crumbs and biscotti to the not-so-usual like ring dings, cannoli, and cinnamon buns. There are TONS of vegan items as well, and of course they take special orders.

Tavern on The Square
115 Hillside Rd.
Cranston, RI 02920
(401) 944-4401

Tavern on the Square has multiple locations in Massachusetts, RI, and CT. They all handily accommodate gluten-free diners. They use dedicated gluten-free fryers for broccoli tempura, tater tots, fried pickles and more, along with pastas, burgers, and other great comfy dishes. They’re super careful in the kitchen, and a true celiac fave.

44 Rolfe Square
Cranston, RI
(401) 522-5222

Bettola not only makes their own pizza dough, but they prepare your pizza separately, using separate utensils, pans, and toppings, and they even bake it in a dedicated oven. Yay and yum.



Rhody Roots
511 Main St.
Warren, RI
(401) 903-9159

Rhody Roots recently expanded from just a food truck to a brick and mortar eatery AND a food truck. Their focus is locally sourced ingredients, allergen conscious protocol, and inventive menu options, and they nail each and every one. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and nearly the entire menu can be made gluten free from waffles & pancakes at breakfast to burgers, soups, crab cakes, sushi, and more. They’re not dedicated gluten free, but they sure can cater to the most sensitive diners.



280 George Washington Hwy
Smithfield, RI 02917
(401) 231-4777

If you could dream up a restaurant that had an inspired, creative menu with plenty of gluten-free, vegan and keto options, a kitchen with excellent cross-contamination protocol, a staff that gets it, and a totally hip vibe, Blackie’s is it. From dedicated fryers to decadent desserts, you’re bound to find something you can eat and love. And if you don’t, they’ll do their best to create it for you. Tell ’em we sent you.



Three Wishes Gluten-Free Bakery
39 Greenville Ave.
Johnston, RI 02919
(401) 437-6735

Three Wishes is a dedicated gluten-free bakery with passionate and committed owners. They always have donuts, curly churros and eclairs on hand (pictured above), along with amazing muffins, cookies, cupcakes, and more. You can place special orders, too. 



Wildflour Vegan Bakery
727 East Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
(401) 475-4718

Wildflour Vegan Bakery makes lots of gluten-free items, and they make them safely. Offerings vary daily and include cookies, muffins, corn bread, cupcakes, brownies and more, as well as a full coffee bar. Be sure to get there early for the best selection. You can order ahead as well.



Celestial Cafe
567 S. County Trail
Exeter, RI  02822
(401) 295-5559

Celestial Cafe has been open since 2002, serving super fresh, locally sourced food.  They can accommodate many food allergies and preferences, including gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian. Options include house made chips. flatbreads, asparagus fries, Thai and Vietnamese dishes, desserts and more. Celestial Cafe is super careful in the kitchen and a local celiac favorite.

South Kingstown

Two Ten Oyster Bar & Grill
210 Salt Pond Rd.
South Kingstown, RI 02879
(401) 782-0106

Two Ten has been a favorite celiac spot for many years. They use dedicated fryers for fried seafood, chicken, fries, and more, and they can make most menu items gluten free. Raw bar too. The food’s great, they have outdoor dining, AND they’re right on the water.

Click here for the Two Ten Website


1138 Post Rd.
Warwick, RI 02888
(401) 941-1388

Lemongrass has a really big, safe and fun gluten-free menu.  Options range from sushi to soups, bbq ribs, beef teriyaki, wings, fried rice, stir fry and more.  Lemongrass is not a dedicated gluten free facility, but they’re very adept with managing food allergies. Always inform your server of your dietary needs.

Click here for the Lemongrass website

fall river, ma

(only 25 mins from Providence!)

Alice’s Diner 
2663 S. Main St. 
Fall River, MA 
(508) 675-9210

Just a half hour north of Newport is Alice’s Diner in Fall River. They have an entire GF menu with a dedicated fryer for everything from fries to fish and chips. And these guys know what they’re doing. Do the 30 minute drive – you can thank us later. P.S. they serve breakfast!

Click here for the Alice’s Diner website 

Duke’s Bakery
1082 Davol St. 
Fall River, MA 02721
(508) 67-4105
Dedicated Gluten Free
Duke’s Bakery has everything from sweet to savory. The cases are full every single day with muffins, cookies, cupcakes, bars, brownies and more. There’s also a cooler full of savory items from soups to stews, pasta and whatever else they’ve created that day. AND a breakfast and lunch menu for eating in! Check their social media to see what’s on today’s menu. 

Click here for the Duke’s website

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