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Best Bets for Gluten-Free Dining

02.03.2016 by: Leah McGarry
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There's a good chance that you have a friend or relative who keeps a gluten free diet, or perhaps you yourself have an intolerance to gluten. With gluten-free eaters on the rise, many Austin restaurants now offer special menus or adaptations of their dishes. Don't let a dietary restriction get you down - check out some of Austin's best options for gluten-free dining.

Many people with a gluten allergy might shudder at the thought of dreaded soy sauce, but several of Austin's best Asian establishments offer substitutions. Sway, Thai Fresh, and Elizabeth Street Cafe are some of the most accommodating. From soups to curries, Sway specifically indicates on the menu which items are prepared gluten free (noted with a GF). Thai Fresh devotes an entire section of their bakery menu dedicated to gluten free options.

The chili tamarind chicken wings from Sway are just one of many gluten free options {Photo via Sway Facebook page}

As a gluten-free eater, you may not rush to suggest going out for a slize, but several of Austin's favorite pizza places offer gluten free substitutions. Check out one of the few locations of the Grove or Via 313 for delicious pizzas with GF crust.

For $3, Via 313 will make one of their Detroit Style pizzas gluten free {Photo via Facebook page}

Mexican also proves to be a favorite option for gluten free diners - enter corn tortillas! El Alma and Taco Deli do a great job of indicating gluten free options and offer a wide variety of choices. Being gluten free does not mean sacrificing flavor.

Opt for tortilla-less or ask for corn tortillas! {Photo via El Alma Facebook page}

Whether you've been gluten free for years or have found yourself testing out a new diet, you still have plenty of options for enjoying Austin's restaurant scene. When in doubt, always check with your waiter about ingredients.

TAGS : South Lamar/South First , Downtown , West Lake Hills , Elizabeth Street Cafe , The Grove - Westlake , Tacodeli - South , Sway , El Alma , Via 313 - Oak Hill , Thai Fresh