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The Ultimate Guide to Gluten-Free Eating in Denver

Where to get gluten-free fare in and around Denver

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Finding good gluten-free fare once was a major feat. But the explosion of the dietary trend and an acknowledgement of the Celiac dining dilemma mean there are more and more gluten-free restaurants and brands. Today one in five Americans include gluten-free foods in their diet. Those who suffer from celiac must follow a strict diet, the breaking of which has dire consequences on their short and longterm health.

As a result, there is way more to gluten-free these days than eggs with no toast, steak, and salad. In Denver, where health consciousness is more than a fad, countless culinary powerhouses have made it their mission to go gluten-free, or at least provide tasty alternatives for otherwise carb-heavy fare.

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1. City, O' City

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206 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 831-6443
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This funky Capitol Hill eatery has delicious gluten-free food from breakfast to late-night, with local produce popping into every dish possible.
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2. Highland Tap and Burger

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2219 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(720) 287-4493
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Though burgers are generally gluten-friendly, the bun and all the fixings are often left out. At Highland Tap and Burger, try the LAWS Whiskey barrel smoked chicken wings, duck fat fries, pan-seared Colorado trout, meatloaf, and grilled pineapple slaw – all made to be ordered by gluten-free foodies. Oh, and don't miss the gluten-free brews – Estrella Damm Daura and Sam Smith's Organic Cider.
Adam Larkey

3. MAX's Wine Dive Denver

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696 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 593-2554
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Focused on a killer combo of fried chicken and wine, Max's Wine Dive is comfortable but upscale and even offers its famous crispy jalapeño buttermilk chicken gluten-free.
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4. Olive & Finch

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1552 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-8663
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With an original location in Uptown and a second one in Cherry Creek, this market-cafe spot prepares menu items and baked goods fresh daily. All sandwiches can be made gluten-free for a $2 up-charge.
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5. Panzano

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909 17th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-3525
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Contemporary Northern Italian cuisine doesn't immediately conjure images of gluten-free food. But this menu is created with regionally sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients, and breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner are all accounted for with the restriction.
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6. Root Down

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1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 993-4200
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The majority of the menu items at Root Down can accommodate gluten sensitivity. Much of the menu is also organically sourced and local, featuring two onsite gardens. Sister spots Linger, Ophelia's, and El Five are just as good about accommodating allergies.
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7. True Food Kitchen

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2800 E 2nd Ave Unit 101
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 509-7661
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Health is the name of the game at True Food Kitchen, which focuses on an anti-inflammatory diet, though packs a punch with great flavors and original concepts. On the spring menu, check out the wild-caught albacore tataki, Moroccan half chicken, lasagna, street tacos, and spaghetti squash casserole. For dessert – a frequently overlooked spot on the menu for gluten-free options – taste the flourless chocolate cake, lemon tart, chia seed pudding, and frozen yogurt.
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8. Vesta

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1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-1970
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A two decade old mainstay of the LoDo food scene, Vesta has an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free goods, from salads to cheese and meat platters.
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9. WaterCourse Foods

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837 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 832-7313
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Serving vegan and vegetarian comfort food since 1998, Watercourse is an ideal venue for diners with diet restrictions. Prepare for fresh ingredients in a cool and comfortable environment. Dishes such as the mu shu lettuce wraps, cauliflower wings, Italian grinder sandwich, and more all come free of gluten.
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10. Work & Class

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2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
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Mindful of the gluten-free crowd, hip RiNo dining destination Work & Class has several dishes on the menu. In the appetizer category, the adobo lamb sausage, spring carrot-pistachio salad, and blue corn empanadas are all respectful of gluten-sensitivity. Most sides fall under the gluten-free umbrella as well. Related eatery Que Bueno Suerte also offers a stellar GF menu.
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11. Fresh Thymes Eatery

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2500 30th St Ste 101
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 955-7988
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With an entirely gluten-free menu, Boulder's Fresh Thymes has made a solid commitment to those averse to the carb-centric fare and on the hunt for something healthy and delicious.
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12. The Post Brewing Company

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105 W Emma St
Lafayette, CO 80026
(303) 593-2066
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Who doesn't love fried chicken? Well, perhaps those who've never been able to indulge. That is, until now. The all-natural birds served at this Lafayette post are brined for hours before being tossed in buttermilk and then doused in seasoned gluten-free flour, ready to land on your plate.
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13. Just Be Kitchen

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2364 15th St
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 284-6652
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Anyone with celiac can confidently order every single menu item offered here becayse the restaurant is fully gluten-free. A highlight is the wholehearted pork green chili.

14. Departure

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249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206
(720) 772-5020
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The brunch menu, for example. features coconut pancakes that will make you come back for more without even knowing that you missed the gluten. Lunch, dinner, and brunch: The dishes offered made a GF person have a smooth, effortless experience.
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15. The Plimoth

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2335 E 28th Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 297-1215
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Service is always top notch at this quaint neighborhood spot and part of that service includes a sincere commitment to accommodate GF diets. Note it on your reservation and all will be taken care of.
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16. Brazen Neighborhood Eatery

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4450 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212
(720) 638-1242
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Rather than feeling like it is a burden, Brazen seems to embrace the challenge to please a guests with a dietary restriction. Any of the veggie plates will shine.
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17. Cattivella

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10237 East 29th Drive
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 645-3779
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Longtime Panzano chef Elise Wiggins branched out on her own and continued her commitment to accommodate gluten free diets. From several apps to the amazing steaks, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

1. City, O' City

206 E 13th Ave, Denver, CO 80203
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This funky Capitol Hill eatery has delicious gluten-free food from breakfast to late-night, with local produce popping into every dish possible.
206 E 13th Ave
Denver, CO 80203

2. Highland Tap and Burger

2219 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Adam Larkey
Though burgers are generally gluten-friendly, the bun and all the fixings are often left out. At Highland Tap and Burger, try the LAWS Whiskey barrel smoked chicken wings, duck fat fries, pan-seared Colorado trout, meatloaf, and grilled pineapple slaw – all made to be ordered by gluten-free foodies. Oh, and don't miss the gluten-free brews – Estrella Damm Daura and Sam Smith's Organic Cider.
2219 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

3. MAX's Wine Dive Denver

696 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203
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Focused on a killer combo of fried chicken and wine, Max's Wine Dive is comfortable but upscale and even offers its famous crispy jalapeño buttermilk chicken gluten-free.
696 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203

4. Olive & Finch

1552 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Andra Zeppelin
With an original location in Uptown and a second one in Cherry Creek, this market-cafe spot prepares menu items and baked goods fresh daily. All sandwiches can be made gluten-free for a $2 up-charge.
1552 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

5. Panzano

909 17th St, Denver, CO 80202
The Daily Meal
Contemporary Northern Italian cuisine doesn't immediately conjure images of gluten-free food. But this menu is created with regionally sourced, seasonal, and organic ingredients, and breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner are all accounted for with the restriction.
909 17th St
Denver, CO 80202

6. Root Down

1600 W 33rd Ave, Denver, CO 80211
Allie Scheu
The majority of the menu items at Root Down can accommodate gluten sensitivity. Much of the menu is also organically sourced and local, featuring two onsite gardens. Sister spots Linger, Ophelia's, and El Five are just as good about accommodating allergies.
1600 W 33rd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

7. True Food Kitchen

2800 E 2nd Ave Unit 101, Denver, CO 80206
Andra Zeppelin
Health is the name of the game at True Food Kitchen, which focuses on an anti-inflammatory diet, though packs a punch with great flavors and original concepts. On the spring menu, check out the wild-caught albacore tataki, Moroccan half chicken, lasagna, street tacos, and spaghetti squash casserole. For dessert – a frequently overlooked spot on the menu for gluten-free options – taste the flourless chocolate cake, lemon tart, chia seed pudding, and frozen yogurt.
2800 E 2nd Ave Unit 101
Denver, CO 80206

8. Vesta

1822 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202
Courtesy of Vesa
A two decade old mainstay of the LoDo food scene, Vesta has an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free goods, from salads to cheese and meat platters.
1822 Blake St
Denver, CO 80202

9. WaterCourse Foods

837 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Andra Zeppelin
Serving vegan and vegetarian comfort food since 1998, Watercourse is an ideal venue for diners with diet restrictions. Prepare for fresh ingredients in a cool and comfortable environment. Dishes such as the mu shu lettuce wraps, cauliflower wings, Italian grinder sandwich, and more all come free of gluten.
837 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO 80218

10. Work & Class

2500 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
Work & Class
Mindful of the gluten-free crowd, hip RiNo dining destination Work & Class has several dishes on the menu. In the appetizer category, the adobo lamb sausage, spring carrot-pistachio salad, and blue corn empanadas are all respectful of gluten-sensitivity. Most sides fall under the gluten-free umbrella as well. Related eatery Que Bueno Suerte also offers a stellar GF menu.
2500 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

11. Fresh Thymes Eatery

2500 30th St Ste 101, Boulder, CO 80301
Fresh Thymes Eatery
With an entirely gluten-free menu, Boulder's Fresh Thymes has made a solid commitment to those averse to the carb-centric fare and on the hunt for something healthy and delicious.
2500 30th St Ste 101
Boulder, CO 80301

12. The Post Brewing Company

105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO 80026
Adam Larkey
Who doesn't love fried chicken? Well, perhaps those who've never been able to indulge. That is, until now. The all-natural birds served at this Lafayette post are brined for hours before being tossed in buttermilk and then doused in seasoned gluten-free flour, ready to land on your plate.
105 W Emma St
Lafayette, CO 80026

13. Just Be Kitchen

2364 15th St, Denver, CO 80202
Anyone with celiac can confidently order every single menu item offered here becayse the restaurant is fully gluten-free. A highlight is the wholehearted pork green chili.
2364 15th St
Denver, CO 80202

14. Departure

249 Columbine St, Denver, CO 80206
Departure
The brunch menu, for example. features coconut pancakes that will make you come back for more without even knowing that you missed the gluten. Lunch, dinner, and brunch: The dishes offered made a GF person have a smooth, effortless experience.
249 Columbine St
Denver, CO 80206

15. The Plimoth

2335 E 28th Ave, Denver, CO 80205
The Plimoth
Service is always top notch at this quaint neighborhood spot and part of that service includes a sincere commitment to accommodate GF diets. Note it on your reservation and all will be taken care of.
2335 E 28th Ave
Denver, CO 80205

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16. Brazen Neighborhood Eatery

4450 W 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
Brazen
Rather than feeling like it is a burden, Brazen seems to embrace the challenge to please a guests with a dietary restriction. Any of the veggie plates will shine.
4450 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO 80212

17. Cattivella

10237 East 29th Drive, Denver, CO 80238
Longtime Panzano chef Elise Wiggins branched out on her own and continued her commitment to accommodate gluten free diets. From several apps to the amazing steaks, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
10237 East 29th Drive
Denver, CO 80238

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