Ethiopian Cuisine – Exotically Gluten Free!

If you’ve ever had Ethiopian cuisine, you know just how gluten-friendly it is. Originating in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia, the basis of Ethiopian cuisine is Injera, a sourdough-risen bread made with Teff, an ancient grain that’s naturally gluten free. Traditionally, an entire platter is covered with the thin, spongy bread, with various vegetable and meat stews placed directly it. Groups gather around the platter, tearing bits of injera, using them as utensils to eat the stews and other items. Although authentic Injera contains only Teff, it is occasionally supplemented with barley or wheat, so always ask before you eat!  Below are a few of our Ethiopian picks from around the region. We hear that it’s best to call ahead to ensure that they’ll have plenty of injera on hand!

*None of these restaurants are dedicated gluten free, so always use your own judgement when eating out.


Blue Nile
389 Centre St.
Boston, MA 02139
(617) 522-6453

Lucy Ethiopian Cafe
334 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115-2234
(617) 536-0415

Asmara Restaurant
739 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139-3303
(617) 864-7447

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant
145 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 628-9300

Ethiopian Restaurant
1 Highland Ave.
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 851-4517

Hasheba Ethiopian Restaurant
535 Main St
Malden, MA 02148
(781) 399-0868


Abyssinian Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine
535 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, CT
(860) 218-2231

836 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
(860) 432-5246

176 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 789-1232

113 Main St.
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 998-7474


51 Oak. St. Portland, ME 14101
(207) 253-5122

Red Sea
30 Washington Ave. Portland, ME 14101
(207) 805-1488

New Hampshire

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Rhode Island

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We were unable to locate an Ethiopian restaurant in Vermont. However, there are two local Eritrean women who host “pop-up” Ethiopian meals throughout the Burlington are and beyond, and they’re becoming quite popular for obvious reasons. Check them out at the link below!
Ethiopian and Eritrean Cuisine of Vermont

Gluten Free Ethiopian Cuisine


Gluten Free Ethiopian Cuisine
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