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A spread of food at Life Alive Brookline, involving vegetables, beans, nuts, and rice on various plates atop a wood table. Iced drinks in mason jars sit beside the food.
Life Alive, which has several locations around the Boston area, can cater to a variety of dietary needs, including gluten-free
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Where to Dine Gluten-Free in Boston

For those avoiding gluten, it's getting easier to dine out

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Life Alive, which has several locations around the Boston area, can cater to a variety of dietary needs, including gluten-free
| Abigail Jean Photography

Finding places to eat gluten-free meals around the city can be a challenge, but it's gotten a lot easier over the past few years. Plenty of local restaurants have a surplus of options, if not entire menus, that cater to a gluten-free diet. Whether you are looking for snacks, pastries, or for a full sit-down meal, here are 25 options to cover all the gluten-free bases in and around Boston.

Please note that this map is meant to serve as a guide for diners to find gluten-free-friendly options, but we cannot guarantee that these spots are completely safe for those who must absolutely avoid any trace of gluten. We recommend contacting restaurants directly to discuss your needs before heading out.

This map was originally published on August 4, 2016; it is updated periodically, and the date of the most recent update appears above.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. True Bistro

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1153 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 627-9000
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This vegan restaurant in Somerville serves a variety of gluten-free dishes, all marked clearly on the menu. (Note: Brunch doesn’t have many gluten-free options, but dinner does.) Dig into some seared broccoli with black garlic bagna cauda or black-eyed peas with rice and sautéed greens.

A fancy dining room with tables adorned with white table cloths and candles.
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2. Flatbread Company at Sacco's Bowl Haven

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45 Day St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-0552
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For a little entertainment with dinner, Flatbread comes with a side of candlepin bowling. This Somerville pizzeria has a wide range of options, all of which can be made on gluten-free crusts for an additional charge. Find a second Flatbread location in Brighton at Boston Landing.

3. Violette Gluten Free Bakery

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1786 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(857) 500-2748
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Violette has relocated to Porter Square, but it maintains its commitment to entirely gluten-free baked goods. The offerings change regularly and include items like mixed berry pie, spinach and cheese empanadas, pizza, bagels, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.

4. Dosa N Curry

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447 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-3152
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Union Square's Dosa N Curry serves what it calls a "vegetarian fusion" menu of Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, which is rife with gluten-free options. The restaurant's four soups are gluten-free, as are a number of curries, sides, rice dishes, and house specialties.

5. Veggie Crust

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445 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-4605
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Dosa N Curry's sibling and neighbor serves vegetarian and vegan pizzas with gluten-free crust available. Plus, the "nice cream" (vegan ice cream) is also gluten-free. Veggie Crust also has a location in Brookline.

A gluten-free vegetable pizza drizzled with hot sauce sits atop a tray on a wooden table.
Veggie Crust pizza
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6. Red Lentil

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600 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 972-9189
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This vegetarian and vegan restaurant offers plenty of gluten-free options, all of which are clearly marked on the menu. Gluten-free pizza crusts and tortillas can be swapped in where applicable, too.

7. Life Alive

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765 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-5433
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Life Alive specializes in vegetarian and vegan dishes and is prepared to cater to gluten-free diners with everything from salads and veggie bowls to smoothies and juices. There are locations in Boston’s Back Bay, Cambridge, Salem, and Lowell, along with a location on the campus of Boston University.

Three vegetarian dishes sit on a bar next to a window, paired with a glass of orange-colored juice.
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8. The Mad Monkfish

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524 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 441-2116
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This Central Square restaurant — formerly known as Thelonious Monkfish — has a full gluten-free menu available for lunch and dinner. Options include noodle dishes, fried rice, papaya salad, mushroom ginger soup, and more.

A selection of sushi rolls sit atop a white plate, backdropped by a black wall.
Sushi at the Mad Monkfish
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9. Benevento’s

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111 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 523-4111
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With a classically North End menu, Benevento’s serves brick oven pizza, salads, parmigiana, and more, including several gluten-free pasta dishes and some options for pizza.

10. Veggie Galaxy

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450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-1513
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The go-to spot for vegan and vegetarian diner food, Veggie Galaxy can sub gluten-free bread into any of its sandwiches, and there are also gluten-free pancakes available, as well as a rotating gluten-free cake selection.

11. Jennifer Lee's Gourmet Bakery

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100 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108
(978) 414-5180
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All of the baked goods at Jennifer Lee’s in Boston Public Market are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and sesame-free, and nearly all items also avoid soy and coconut. There are muffins, doughnuts, cupcakes, breads, bagels, sandwiches, waffles, and even bean-based meat substitutes.

Gluten-free waffles sit on a green plate, and are topped with apples, syrup, and cinnamon.
Jennifer Lee’s waffles
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12. Inna's Kitchen at Boston Public Market

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100 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108

Inna's Kitchen, which also has a Newton location, operates inside of the Boston Public Market, where it dishes out classic Jewish cuisine. Most of the menu is free of gluten, dairy, and tree nuts. (The Newton location is entirely gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.)

Two fridges — one low an d horizontal, the other tall and vertical — sit in a shop, packed with cakes and other baked goods.
Inna’s Kitchen at Boston Public Market
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13. Flour Bakery + Cafe

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190 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 225-2525
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Satisfy your sweet craving while grabbing a meal or treat at any of Flour's eight locations around Boston and Cambridge. Despite its name, the local bakery and cafe chain offers a full gluten-free menu, which includes cakes, cookies, creme brulee, and assorted salads. Most sandwiches can also be made as salads or served on gluten-free bread.

14. Chart House Restaurant

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60 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 227-1576
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Situated on Boston's waterfront, Chart House has a full “gluten-sensitive” menu, complete with starters, salads, seafood entrees, sides, and desserts, in addition to a lineup of meat and poultry dishes with sides of mashed potatoes.

A slab of pink prime rib sits on a white plate, topped with pepper and swimming in its own juices.
Chart House dish
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15. Nebo

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520 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 723-6326
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This Italian spot has a full gluten-free menu separate from its regular menu, consisting of antipasti, salads, pastas, main courses, and pizzas.

Restaurant interior featuring sleek lines and light wood
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16. Whole Heart Provisions

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487 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 202-5041
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This counter-service Allston spot offers an almost entirely gluten-free menu; the only item containing gluten is the hot dog bun for the falafel dog, and it's stored separately from everything else. (Bonus: The menu is also completely dairy-free and vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.) There are now two other locations, one in Cambridge’s Central Square and another in Harvard Square.

A pair of seared avocado tacos at Whole Heart Provisions sit atop a white table.
Seared avocado tacos at Whole Heart Provisions
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17. Annie May's Sweet Cafe

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108 Madison Ave
Newtonville, MA 02460
(617) 928-5846
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This Newton bakery has its roots in Louisville, KY, where the first location opened in 2011. Everything (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, tarts, pies, etc.) at Annie May’s is allergen-free.

A simple chocolate cake sits on its stand
Annie May’s is 100 percent allergen-free
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18. Atlantic Fish Company

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761 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-4000
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Back Bay's Atlantic Fish Co. offers a “fresh catch” menu for both lunch and dinner that allows customers to build their own gluten-free meal, choosing the type of fish, the preparation, and two sides to go along with the dish.

19. Myers + Chang

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1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 542-5200
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From Flour's Joanne Chang and husband Christopher Myers, Myers + Chang offers a full gluten-free menu featuring dim sum-style dishes and more. The menu clearly indicates which of those dishes may have come into contact with gluten due to their preparation on the grill or in the fryer.

A bright restaurant interior with mid-century accents
Myers + Chang
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20. Otto Pizza

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289 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 232-0014
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Otto, which has a number of locations around the greater Boston area, can serve a majority of its pizzas on 12-inch gluten-free crust. The restaurants recommend this option for diners with a sensitivity to gluten but caution that the pizzas are not recommended for people with celiac disease.

A margherita pizza with one slice removed from the pie’s  circle
Otto Margherita pizza
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21. Paris Creperie

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278 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 232-1770
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This Coolidge Corner eatery offers a lineup of sweet crepes and savory crepes, plus create-your-own options. Customers looking for gluten-free options can substitute a buckwheat crepe for the standard crepe. There is also a Seaport location, which serves cocktails.

A sweet crepe packed with fruit and sprinkled with cinnamon sits atop a square white plate on a black table. The crepe is adorned with a powdered sugar fleur-de-lis.
Paris Creperie crepe
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22. The Elephant Walk

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1415 Washington St, Boston
MA, 02118
(617) 247-1500
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For fine French-Cambodian fare, the the Elephant Walk has endless options, many of which are gluten-free and marked as such on the menu. Gluten-free diners will find suitable appetizers, entrees, and even a rich chocolate cake for dessert.

23. Walnut Grille

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1203 Walnut St
Newton, MA 02461
(617) 964-1029
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Plenty of items at this vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Newton meet the gluten-free standard, including appetizers like gobi Manchurian and baked artichoke hearts. Certain sandwiches are available on gluten-free bread, and all salads come with gluten-free dressing.

Noodles sit atop a bed of lettuce, and are topped with spiralized beets, sprouts, and various seeds.
Walnut Grille noodle dish
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24. Sweetgreen

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210 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 916-0788
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This DC-based salad chain has a solid presence in and around Boston. The majority of the menu is gluten-free — in fact, items containing gluten are the ones marked on the menu, rather than the other way around — and all the dressings are gluten-free.

A clean restaurant interior with glass and steel and walls painted grey and white.
Sweetgreen in Chestnut Hill
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25. Crepeberry

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352 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 772-1731
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This fully vegetarian restaurant also makes gluten-free accommodations. Gluten-free crepes are available for any of the crepe preparations on the menu, and sandwiches can come with a gluten-free wrap instead of bread or a bagel. (Note: The restaurant discourages customers with a serious gluten allergy as the gluten-free items are prepared in the same area as items with gluten.)

1. True Bistro

1153 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144
A fancy dining room with tables adorned with white table cloths and candles.
True Bistro
True Bistro/Official Site

This vegan restaurant in Somerville serves a variety of gluten-free dishes, all marked clearly on the menu. (Note: Brunch doesn’t have many gluten-free options, but dinner does.) Dig into some seared broccoli with black garlic bagna cauda or black-eyed peas with rice and sautéed greens.

1153 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Flatbread Company at Sacco's Bowl Haven

45 Day St, Somerville, MA 02144

For a little entertainment with dinner, Flatbread comes with a side of candlepin bowling. This Somerville pizzeria has a wide range of options, all of which can be made on gluten-free crusts for an additional charge. Find a second Flatbread location in Brighton at Boston Landing.

45 Day St
Somerville, MA 02144

3. Violette Gluten Free Bakery

1786 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Violette has relocated to Porter Square, but it maintains its commitment to entirely gluten-free baked goods. The offerings change regularly and include items like mixed berry pie, spinach and cheese empanadas, pizza, bagels, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more.

1786 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

4. Dosa N Curry

447 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

Union Square's Dosa N Curry serves what it calls a "vegetarian fusion" menu of Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, which is rife with gluten-free options. The restaurant's four soups are gluten-free, as are a number of curries, sides, rice dishes, and house specialties.

447 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

5. Veggie Crust

445 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
A gluten-free vegetable pizza drizzled with hot sauce sits atop a tray on a wooden table.
Veggie Crust pizza
Veggie Crust/Official Site

Dosa N Curry's sibling and neighbor serves vegetarian and vegan pizzas with gluten-free crust available. Plus, the "nice cream" (vegan ice cream) is also gluten-free. Veggie Crust also has a location in Brookline.

445 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA 02143

6. Red Lentil

600 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472

This vegetarian and vegan restaurant offers plenty of gluten-free options, all of which are clearly marked on the menu. Gluten-free pizza crusts and tortillas can be swapped in where applicable, too.

600 Mount Auburn St
Watertown, MA 02472

7. Life Alive

765 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Three vegetarian dishes sit on a bar next to a window, paired with a glass of orange-colored juice.
Food at Life Alive
Abigail Jean Photography

Life Alive specializes in vegetarian and vegan dishes and is prepared to cater to gluten-free diners with everything from salads and veggie bowls to smoothies and juices. There are locations in Boston’s Back Bay, Cambridge, Salem, and Lowell, along with a location on the campus of Boston University.

765 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

8. The Mad Monkfish

524 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
A selection of sushi rolls sit atop a white plate, backdropped by a black wall.
Sushi at the Mad Monkfish
The Mad Monkfish/Official Site

This Central Square restaurant — formerly known as Thelonious Monkfish — has a full gluten-free menu available for lunch and dinner. Options include noodle dishes, fried rice, papaya salad, mushroom ginger soup, and more.

524 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

9. Benevento’s

111 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113

With a classically North End menu, Benevento’s serves brick oven pizza, salads, parmigiana, and more, including several gluten-free pasta dishes and some options for pizza.

111 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113

10. Veggie Galaxy

450 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

The go-to spot for vegan and vegetarian diner food, Veggie Galaxy can sub gluten-free bread into any of its sandwiches, and there are also gluten-free pancakes available, as well as a rotating gluten-free cake selection.

450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

11. Jennifer Lee's Gourmet Bakery

100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108
Gluten-free waffles sit on a green plate, and are topped with apples, syrup, and cinnamon.
Jennifer Lee’s waffles
Jennifer Lee’s Bakery/Official Site

All of the baked goods at Jennifer Lee’s in Boston Public Market are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and sesame-free, and nearly all items also avoid soy and coconut. There are muffins, doughnuts, cupcakes, breads, bagels, sandwiches, waffles, and even bean-based meat substitutes.

100 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108

12. Inna's Kitchen at Boston Public Market

100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108
Two fridges — one low an d horizontal, the other tall and vertical — sit in a shop, packed with cakes and other baked goods.
Inna’s Kitchen at Boston Public Market
Inna’s Kitchen/Official Site

Inna's Kitchen, which also has a Newton location, operates inside of the Boston Public Market, where it dishes out classic Jewish cuisine. Most of the menu is free of gluten, dairy, and tree nuts. (The Newton location is entirely gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.)

100 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108

13. Flour Bakery + Cafe

190 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

Satisfy your sweet craving while grabbing a meal or treat at any of Flour's eight locations around Boston and Cambridge. Despite its name, the local bakery and cafe chain offers a full gluten-free menu, which includes cakes, cookies, creme brulee, and assorted salads. Most sandwiches can also be made as salads or served on gluten-free bread.

190 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

14. Chart House Restaurant

60 Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
A slab of pink prime rib sits on a white plate, topped with pepper and swimming in its own juices.
Chart House dish
Chart House/Official Site

Situated on Boston's waterfront, Chart House has a full “gluten-sensitive” menu, complete with starters, salads, seafood entrees, sides, and desserts, in addition to a lineup of meat and poultry dishes with sides of mashed potatoes.

60 Long Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

15. Nebo

520 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Restaurant interior featuring sleek lines and light wood
Nebo
Meg Jones Wall/Eater

This Italian spot has a full gluten-free menu separate from its regular menu, consisting of antipasti, salads, pastas, main courses, and pizzas.

520 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

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16. Whole Heart Provisions

487 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134
A pair of seared avocado tacos at Whole Heart Provisions sit atop a white table.
Seared avocado tacos at Whole Heart Provisions
Katie Chudy/Eater

This counter-service Allston spot offers an almost entirely gluten-free menu; the only item containing gluten is the hot dog bun for the falafel dog, and it's stored separately from everything else. (Bonus: The menu is also completely dairy-free and vegetarian- and vegan-friendly.) There are now two other locations, one in Cambridge’s Central Square and another in Harvard Square.

487 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02134

17. Annie May's Sweet Cafe

108 Madison Ave, Newtonville, MA 02460
A simple chocolate cake sits on its stand
Annie May’s is 100 percent allergen-free
Annie May’s Sweet Cafe/Official Site

This Newton bakery has its roots in Louisville, KY, where the first location opened in 2011. Everything (cookies, cakes, cupcakes, tarts, pies, etc.) at Annie May’s is allergen-free.

108 Madison Ave
Newtonville, MA 02460

18. Atlantic Fish Company

761 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

Back Bay's Atlantic Fish Co. offers a “fresh catch” menu for both lunch and dinner that allows customers to build their own gluten-free meal, choosing the type of fish, the preparation, and two sides to go along with the dish.

761 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

19. Myers + Chang

1145 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
A bright restaurant interior with mid-century accents
Myers + Chang
Cal Bingham/Eater

From Flour's Joanne Chang and husband Christopher Myers, Myers + Chang offers a full gluten-free menu featuring dim sum-style dishes and more. The menu clearly indicates which of those dishes may have come into contact with gluten due to their preparation on the grill or in the fryer.

1145 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

20. Otto Pizza

289 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
A margherita pizza with one slice removed from the pie’s  circle
Otto Margherita pizza
Otto/Official Site

Otto, which has a number of locations around the greater Boston area, can serve a majority of its pizzas on 12-inch gluten-free crust. The restaurants recommend this option for diners with a sensitivity to gluten but caution that the pizzas are not recommended for people with celiac disease.

289 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

21. Paris Creperie

278 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
A sweet crepe packed with fruit and sprinkled with cinnamon sits atop a square white plate on a black table. The crepe is adorned with a powdered sugar fleur-de-lis.
Paris Creperie crepe
Paris Creperie/Official Site

This Coolidge Corner eatery offers a lineup of sweet crepes and savory crepes, plus create-your-own options. Customers looking for gluten-free options can substitute a buckwheat crepe for the standard crepe. There is also a Seaport location, which serves cocktails.

278 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

22. The Elephant Walk

1415 Washington St, Boston, MA, 02118

For fine French-Cambodian fare, the the Elephant Walk has endless options, many of which are gluten-free and marked as such on the menu. Gluten-free diners will find suitable appetizers, entrees, and even a rich chocolate cake for dessert.

1415 Washington St, Boston
MA, 02118

23. Walnut Grille

1203 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461
Noodles sit atop a bed of lettuce, and are topped with spiralized beets, sprouts, and various seeds.
Walnut Grille noodle dish
Walnut Grille/Official Site

Plenty of items at this vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Newton meet the gluten-free standard, including appetizers like gobi Manchurian and baked artichoke hearts. Certain sandwiches are available on gluten-free bread, and all salads come with gluten-free dressing.

1203 Walnut St
Newton, MA 02461

24. Sweetgreen

210 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
A clean restaurant interior with glass and steel and walls painted grey and white.
Sweetgreen in Chestnut Hill
Chris Coe/Eater

This DC-based salad chain has a solid presence in and around Boston. The majority of the menu is gluten-free — in fact, items containing gluten are the ones marked on the menu, rather than the other way around — and all the dressings are gluten-free.

210 Boylston St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

25. Crepeberry

352 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02481

This fully vegetarian restaurant also makes gluten-free accommodations. Gluten-free crepes are available for any of the crepe preparations on the menu, and sandwiches can come with a gluten-free wrap instead of bread or a bagel. (Note: The restaurant discourages customers with a serious gluten allergy as the gluten-free items are prepared in the same area as items with gluten.)

352 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02481

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