Portsmouth, NH & Kittery, ME Gluten-Free Dining Guide

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Portsmouth, NH & Kittery, ME
Gluten-Free Dining Guide

Most of the restaurants in this guide are not dedicated gluten-free facilities, but do follow strict cross-contamination protocols. Always use your own judgement when eating out.
Have a correction or addition to the list? Email us at abby@wickedglutenfree.com!

 

 

110 Grill
2 Portwalk Pl. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 373-8312

You just can’t go wrong with 110 Grill. They’ve got multiple locations throughout New England, and each one has a gigantic GF menu with pretty much anything you want, from burgers to pizza, fried pickles, fried fish, and more.

Barrio Tacos
319 Vaughan St. 
Portsmouth, NH  03801
(603) 380-9081

Barrio Tacos is the only New England outpost of a chain of 12 Barrio Taco restaurants located in OH and MI. The menu is super clear with GF, vegan and vegetarian options, and they’re super careful in the kitchen. (Most of the menu is inherently gluten free anyway.) They even do brunch on weekends!

BRGR Bar
34 Portwalk Pl. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 294-0902

As you might have guessed, BRGR Bar serves burgers; great burgers. But you might not have guessed that they also offer a vegan Caesar salad with nut-based cheese, and vegan jackfruit tacos. All burgers can be made on GF buns, and the milkshakes are stellar. The fryers are NOT dedicated gluten free, but this is a fun place with good drinks and a fun vibe.

Cava Tapas & Wine Bar
10 Commercial Alley

Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-1575

You can never go wrong with tapas and wine, which is exactly what Cava serves. Most of the menu is inherently gluten free, but be sure to ask about specifics. There’s very little gluten used in the kitchen, making Cava a celiac fave.

Ceo’s Gelato Bistro
43 Pleasant St. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 425-8234

As you might think, Ceo’s sells gelato. They are happy to use fresh scoops, and are super careful about cross-contamination.

Durbar Square
10 Market St. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 294-0107

Durbar Square offers Indian/Nepali cuisine, and most of the menu is inherently gluten free. Everything is marked with gluten-free and vegan labels, including unique offerings like wild boar ribs, Shrimp Tarkari, Lamb Tass, as well as many vegetarian options.

Five Thai Bistro
40 Pleasant St. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 373-8871

Five Thai Bistro is a favorite of GF and non-GF folks alike. The menu is full of items with “GF” labels, including soups, salads, noodle dishes, curries and more.

Flatbread Company
138 Congress St. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-7888

Can’t ever go wrong at Flatbread. They’ve got multiple locations throughout New England, and are widely known to be super safe, with vegan options. The menu is limited to just pizza and salad, but you won’t care. They use the awesome Peace of Mind crusts, and often carry Gluten-Free Territory desserts, as well.

 

The Friendly Toast
113 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-2154

The Friendly Toast has multiple locations across New England, with more in the works. All locations offer an expansive menu and breakfast all day, with loads of gluten-free options prepared separately. Pancakes, bowls, omelettes, sandwiches and more are available – be sure to inform your server of your dietary needs.

The Goods Market & Cafe
29 Vaughan Mall
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 373-8415

The Goods is a locally owned market & cafe offering breakfast and lunch, with breakfast served all day. Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten free, from breakfast sandwiches to stir fries, bowls, sandwiches, salads and more. GF bagels, wraps and bread available. Kids menu as well.

Green Elephant
35 Portwalk Pl.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 427-8344

Green Elephant serves up Asian-inspired vegetarian cuisine. The menu has many clearly-marked gluten free (and vegan) choices, including coconut soup, Asian stir-fry veggies and tofu, hot & sour noodle soup, Panang curry, tofu Tikka Masala…the list goes on. They’re not a dedicated gluten free kitchen, but are super careful about cross-contamination. Fun fact: They own the Green Elephant in Portland, ME as well!

Izzy’s Premium Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream
33 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 431-1053

Izzy’s is located on what might be the busiest corner of Portsmouth. where orders are taken from a doorway counter. They have a huge list of flavors, with gluten-containing flavors clearly marked with a “G.” They offer vegan flavors as well. Be sure to ask for a clean scoop.

The Kitchen
171 Islington St. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-8630

The Kitchen is the perfect spot for sandwiches, burgers, and pasta. Nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten free, from Reubens, BLT’s, and tuna, to beef burgers, lamb burgers, and duck burgers. They’re super duper careful in the kitchen, and we love that. *GF pasta dishes take a little longer because of separate pots.

 

La Maison Navarre
121 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 373-8401

Experience a taste of Paris in Portsmouth! La Maison Navarre offers various kinds of gluten-free buckwheat crepes, both savory and sweet, and they can prepare them safely. They also make the best GF macarons around, along with soups, salads & a wine and cheese shop. Go for the food and the experience!

Lexi’s Joint
212 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 815-4181

Need takeout or a quick meal? Head to Lexi’s. They can put any of their burgers on a GF bun, including black bean burgers for non-meat eaters. Order a specialty burger or build your own, with a chicken option as well. They also have dedicated fryers for fries, although their fried fish is NOT gluten free. Try a shake for dessert, but order it without the cookies. This is a hot spot for GF and non-GF folks alike.

 

Martingdale Wharf
99 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-0901
*Waterfront

Martingdale Wharf kinda has it all. Nearly the entire menu is clearly marked with GF options, from dedicated gluten-free fryers for seafood , wings, and truffle fries, to Vietnamese spring rolls. All of the sides are gluten free, there’s a raw bar, plenty of amazing seafood entrees, sandwiches and more, and they’re super careful in the kitchen.

 

Moxy
106 Penhallow St.
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 319-8178

Moxy is a self-described American Tapas Restaurant, which means that the bulk of the menu is inherently gluten free. Beets with chevre, pork belly bites, patatas, mussels, brisket, and more, served in mostly small dishes, and some large. Fun atmosphere, popular spot – make reservations!

Mr. Mac’s
2600 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 380-7916

Like mac and cheese? Need a quick meal for the kids? Head to Mr. Mac’s. They can prepare 95% of the menu gluten free, and they’re super diligent about cross-contamination. Along with a long list of specialty mac and cheeses, they also offer cold macaroni salads, green salads, and GF dessert. Vegan and vegetarian options and catering available. Note: all hot dishes are baked in the same oven.

 

Ohana Kitchen
Plaza 800
800 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 319-8234

Need a quick, healthy meal? Ohana offers “Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls and sushi burritos made fast from the freshest ingredients.”  They’ve got three locations in the region, and all are excellent.

Poco’s
37 Bow St. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-5967

Safe Mexican food with a view? Poco’s has it all. The menu is clearly marked with plenty of GF’s and V’s, and the staff and kitchen are very well educated. Nachos, burritos, burgers, salads, and more. They even have vegan cheese!

Popovers on the Square
8 Congress St.
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 431-1119

Popovers on the Square has plenty of safe, GF options, including a mean list of breakfast sandwiches, all available on a GF popover or bread. (Breakfast is served all day) They make and store their GF popovers separately, which is key. They also offer a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and even GF quiche. There’s another location in Epping, NH.

River House
53 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH 03810
(603) 431-2600
*Waterfront

River House is our number one choice for gluten-free dining in Portsmouth.  The menu is chock-full of GF labels, from fried seafood, burgers, fried chicken, fried cauliflower, lobster rolls, sandwiches and more. They also carry amazing desserts from NH-based Gluten-Free Territory! 

 

StreetFood 360
801 Islington St. 
Portsmouth, NH  03801
(603) 436-0860

The menu at StreetFood is full of street food from all over the globe, with tons of GF options. Bibimbap, tacos, empanadas, Thai ribs,  along with salads, rice noodle bowls, burgers, and so much more.

 

The Soupery
51 Hanover St. 
Portsmouth, NH 
(603) 431-7687

The Soupery sells lots and lots of soup. Every day they offer quite a few GF options, some vegetarian and vegan as well. They also have popsicles and smoothies.

Surf
99 Bow St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 334-9855

Surf serves great seafood. The menu is clearly marked, and much of it can be prepared gluten free. From entrees like flash fried shrimp to sushi, raw bar, seafood stew and lobster, there are plenty of safe offerings to choose from. They even have a kids menu.

 

Thirsty Moose Tap House
21 Congress St.

Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 427-8645

We love a separate GF menu, and Thirsty Moose has a biggie. They’ve got GF/vegan pizza dough, vegan cheese, nachos, grilled chicken wings, burgers, sandwiches, and even entrees. Family friendly. FYI – Thirsty Moose has multiple locations in NH.

Tuckers Breakfast and Lunch
238 Indian Brook Rd.
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 413-5470

If you want an incredible GF breakfast or lunch and feel like a 20 minute drive outside of Portsmouth, head to Tucker’s in Dover. With 6 locations in New Hampshire, Tucker’s has a huge GF breakfast & lunch menu, dedicated fryers, and are super careful in the kitchen.

 

Tuscan Kitchen
3 Pleasant St.
Portsmouth, NH 03810
(603) 570-3600

Tuscan Kitchen has 5 locations in MA and NH, and they all have separate GF lunch and dinner menus. Ravioli and other pasta dishes are available, as well as plenty of seafood, beef and chicken dishes. These guys know what they’re doing in the kitchen!

Vida Cantina
2456 Lafayette Rd. 
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 501-0648

Vida Cantina is an excellent choice for Mexican in Portsmouth. The menu is super-clearly labeled with GF, vegan, and vegetarian options. The taco choices are really unique, including shrimp, fried avocado, Korean BBQ tempeh and more. There are also enchiladas and entrees.

Wicked Mini Cafe
999 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 294-0697

Wicked Mini Cafe has so many great gluten-free options. All breakfast and lunch sandwiches can be made on GF bread, along with awesome breakfast bowls, acai bowls, macro bowls, and more. They offer rolled ice cream as well. Open for breakfast and lunch only.

Wing-Itz
2100 Lafayette Rd.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-9464

Need a quick or informal meal, or just craving wings? Wing-itz is IT. They use only corn flour on their boneless wings, and they offer GF bone-in wings as well. They also have a dedicated fryer for fries, cauliflower bites, fried pickles and more. There are also salads, if you’re doing the low carb thing.

Kittery, Maine

 

Kittery is exactly 2 miles from Portsmouth, NH, with some excellent gluten-free gems!

 

 

360 Sugar Free
165 State Rd. 
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 703-2944

360 Sugar Free is essentially a keto store. (Everything that’s keto is also gluten free.) Their kitchen is dedicated gluten free, where they produce amazing baked goods for purchase & shipping (some dairy free too). They also sell lots of hard-to-find keto and sugar-free pre-packaged products, but do check labels, as some may contain gluten or have warnings.

 

Anju Noodle Bar
7 Wallingford Sq.
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 703-4298

Anju Noodle Bar offers “free-style Asian cuisine.” The menu is eclectic and interesting, with clearly marked GF and vegan options. Many items are inherently GF,  and some can be made that way. A very popular spot.

 

Loco Coco’s
36 Walker St.
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 438-9322

Craving tacos? Head to Loco Coco’s. As is the case with many Mexican restaurants, much of the menu is inherently gluten free, and it’s all very clearly marked. They even identify items that contain nuts, and for that we are so grateful!

Lovebirds Donuts
450 US Route 1
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 703-2392

Who doesn’t love donuts? Lovebirds is a 100% vegan facility, which already makes them awesome. Although they’re not dedicated GF, they do make GF donuts in a separate area and in a dedicated fryer.  They’ve developed a but of a cult following, and for good reason.

Robert’s Maine Grill
326 US-1
Kittery, ME 03904
(207) 439-0300

In the mood for a lobster roll or seafood dish? Head to Robert’s Maine Grill. All of their sandwiches can be made on GF buns, and they even have GF hotdog buns for lobster rolls. What’s better, there’s GF crumb topping for baked items. There are also salads, GF entrees and more.

 

TacoCat
Food Truck Usually located at the Kittery Food Truck Pod

TacoCat is a dedicated gluten-free taco truck offering a small but mighty menu, using Vermont Tortilla Co. corn tortillas and sides. Check their social media for updates!

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