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Tampa’s Gluten-Free Dining Guide

three hand pies with apples and covered in icing
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Whether you avoid gluten due to health conditions like Celiac or your body is just gluten-sensitive, finding safe gluten-free options can be a challenge. As someone with a major gluten allergy, I have spent countless hours scouring menus, google reviews, and websites looking for food that’s safe to eat.

I hope this guide makes it easier to dine out in the Tampa area so you can enjoy a meal without having to do as many hours of research ahead of time. As always, be sure to let your server know of any allergies and food sensitivities you might have. Cross-contamination in restaurants that aren’t dedicated to gluten-free kitchens is always a possibility. Locations that are 100% gluten-free will be noted below!

What’s your favorite gluten-free meal in the Tampa area? Did I miss a spot? Let me know in the comments below! If you’re venturing over to St. Pete check out our full gluten-free guide on our sister site These are a few of our favorite spots in Tampa with gluten-free options:


a half a lime and three street tacos from bar taco on a silver platter
Photo via BarTaco


📍 442 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 180

We know it’s a national chain, but we’d be remiss to not include BarTaco for this GF crowd. Nearly everything is GF (only the kid’s quesadilla and some of the desserts contain gluten) so it’s a super safe spot to enjoy duck tacos, chips, guac, and a margarita or two.

shredded pork, beans, tomatoes, veggies, and more in a bowl from Bolay
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📍 1544 W Brandon Blvd Unit 102
📍 402 S Dale Mary Hwy
✅ Dedicated Gluten-free

The 100% gluten-free bowl concept has some sun menu items including forbidden black rice, asian sweet potato noodles, miso glazed tofu, spicy Thai shrimp, mojo pulled pork, cauliflower rice, power beans, sweet chili Brussels sprouts, and chimichurri tomatoes. The pineapple habanero hot sauce is so dang good.


📍3 Locations: Tampa Palms, Brandon, South Tampa

These gluten-free California-inspired bowls are a go-to for us. I rotate between the Hot & Crunchy, the Spicy Brazilian, and the Soo… Buff Bowls. The crispy chicken and lentil bites are my fave proteins on the menu and the coconut avocado rice is delish. Get the Honey Habanero hot sauce and thank us later.

a glutenfree churro donut side by side with a plate of gluten free street tacos
Photos via Clementine Chef

Clementine Chef

📍 Pop-Up / Special Orders

We are constantly drooling over the special order items prepared from the scratch kitchen in their Seminole Heights home! We’re talking churro donuts, smoked pork carnitas tacos, fried chicken biscuits, and so much more. They sell out quickly so be sure to follow them on social for their latest menu!


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Daily Eats

📍 901 S Howard Ave

Craving Brunch or Brinner? Daily Eats is a solid option. Their gluten-free pancakes are delicious, the Lox Bowl is a treat, and their homemade GF Chicken Tenders are the stuff of gluten-free dreams.

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Green Lemon

📍 915 S Howard Ave

Whether it’s a plate of the Locos Nachos or a Habañero Beef Fiesta Bowl or a Ancho Chicken Street Taco Trio – make sure you get an order of the corn esquires to go on the side.

Halelife Bakery

📍 13713 N Dale Mabry Hwy
📍 2425 South Dale Mabry Hwy Ste B
✅ Dedicated Gluten-free

This gluten-free and vegan bakery is a delight. Halelife makes the cutest cake donuts, soft-baked cookies, and cupcakes around. Don’t forget to look in their freezer grab and go because the soft pretzel bites are FANTASTIC. They just started serving a bistro menu featuring flatbreads, handheld melts, and more.

bowl of broccolini, tomatoes, black rice from Forbici Modern Italian
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Forbici Modern Italian

📍 1633 W Snow Ave

We still dream about the Erica salad, the Sano bowl with black rice and broccolini, and the eggplant lasagna. You can also modify their pasta dishes with gluten-free fusilli and we love the bolognese!

A fresh kitchen bowl with steak, tomatoes, broccoli, and more
Photo courtesy of Fresh Kitchen

Fresh Kitchen

📍 3 Locations: New Tampa, South Tampa, Tampa/Westshore
✅ Dedicated Gluten-free

With an efficient assembly line style set-up, serve healthy food at the speed of a fast-food restaurant. Must-try bowl fillings include the sweet potato noodles, almond baked chicken, and the holy kale sauce. While you are in line, be sure to pick up a pack of their chocolate zucchini brownies and a juice to go with your meal.



📍 3601 W Swann Ave

PSA: OLIVIA makes fresh gluten-free pasta and we’ve heard it’s delicious and celiac friends have eaten there safely! The mushroom risotto on the menu also sounds swoon-worthy and we can’t wait to try the Insalata Pizza.

a box of iced cupcakes and gluten-free treats from Prattycakes
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📍 Pop-Up / Special Orders

If you’re looking to special order gluten-free cupcakes, this local baker is the one to check out. Their Snickerdoodle cupcakes are one of our favorites. The Key Lime Sugar cookies are also divine.

Rendering inside a restaurant with a floral arrangement above the bar
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📍 3648 Midtown Dr

Midtown’s massive new Sunda restaurant has a solid selection of GF options for us. Enjoy a Miso Bronzed Black Cod, Wagyu Crispy Rice, a Lobster Wagyu sushi roll, and more.

Gluten-free lasagna from True Food Kitchen
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True Food Kitchen

📍 3645 Midtown Dr

With a focus on big flavor and seasonal offerings, their Summer menu includes a myriad of GF options. We can’t wait to try the Korean Noodle Bowl, Lasagna Bolognese, and Kimchi Steak Fried Rice.

plate of oysters on ice
Photo via The Pearl Water Street

The Pearl Water Street

📍823 Water St Set C-100

This restaurant, tavern, and oyster room can modify most of its menu to fit a gluten-free diner. They serve up a gorgeous plate of GF Great Lakes Fish n Chips. Also on the menu are gluten-free fried pickles, Thai curry mussels, and a Hangar Steak served with kimchi fried rice.

Dessert table with a tower of french macarons, gluten-free donuts, and a cake shaped like the letter E and decorated with gluten-free macarons and other baked goods
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Whipped N’ Baked

📍Pop-Up + Special Orders

Brittney Kosses makes some of the most beautiful macarons we’ve ever seen. She has loads of custom macaron orders from Star Wars characters to flowers. Her macaron cakes and the dairy-free gluten-free slutty brownie are our favorites.


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