13 Best Gluten-Free Restaurants Nashville 2019
Country music isn’t all this city does well. You’ll want to be sure and visit the best gluten-free restaurants Nashville (both dedicated and gluten-free friendly) has to offer.
Best Dedicated Gluten-Free
100% dedicated gluten-free restaurants in Nashville. Considered the gold standard for diners with Celiac Disease.
Vegan Vee is a 100% Gluten-Free bakery serving up a combo of American and European vegan goodies. “We only use ‘real’, predominately organic Ingredients, like fresh fruit (local and organic whenever possible), Certified GF flour, premium GF chocolate, organic agave and/or organic maple syrup, organic vegan sugar, real vanilla bean and organic, extra virgin coconut oil (soy, nut and coconut-free items are available daily).” On the menu: raw desserts, GF bread rolls, chocolates, and some of these popular favorites:
Cookies! Ginger creme pies (nf), vanilla/chocolate chip sandwich (sf,nf), ‘Oreo’, sandwich (sf,nf), and chocolate/chocolate chip (sf,nf)
Organic Pumpkin creme filled ‘cannoli that’s baked and maple sweetened.
Organic Cherry ‘cheesecake’!
Salted Caramel Donuts!
Also accommodates: coconut-free, nut-free, soy-free
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The Wild Muffin
The Wild Muffin is Nashville’s oldest and original 100% dedicated gluten free & peanut free bakery, emphasizing vegan, no refined sugar, paleo, raw, low fat, organic & all natural muffins, brownies, cookies, breads, cupcakes, special order cakes and much more. The baked goods are delicious and the customer service top notch!
Also accommodates: peanut-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo
The Dotted Lime
For a 100% gluten-free experience just south of Nashville in Columbia, The Dotted Lime is an absolute must. Seriously…you won’t believe some of these dishes are gluten-free!
The Dotted Lime team says their meals are “chef-inspired, wholesome foods lovingly prepared by a staff that understands special dietary needs.”
Here’s an idea of the most popular items: cinnamon rolls, donuts, Panzzino Cristo signature flatbread wrap, the bacon biscuit burger, Something to Taco ‘Bout, the Big Bad wolf, and Lots of Yummy Things. Stop in…you’ll be glad you did!
Also accommodates: Most allergies
Best Gluten-Free Friendly
Not dedicated gluten-free restaurants but have taken steps to ensure a safer gluten-free dining experience.
Looking for healthy food fast with plenty of gluten-free veggie and protein options? Grabbagreen is a great choice. Breakfast through dinner you can enjoy simple, fresh, farm to table eats in bowls, wraps, soups, smoothies and more. Though not dedicated gluten-free, the only item on the menu that isn’t gluten-free is the spinach wrap. Everything else is fair game! Here’s an idea of what you can expect:
The fab and fruity smoothie with a blend of agave, banana, mango, strawberry, and coconut water.
The Patagonia bowl with steak, black beans, corn, red onions, red pepper, served on quinoa or spring mix, and topped off with an awesome Chimichurri sauce.
Creamy Morrocan mac and cheese with chicken, parsley, cheddar jack, feta, quinoa noodles, and harissa sauce.
Also accommodates: dairy-free, vegan, most allergies
Inspired by a healthy, outdoor lifestyle, Bartaco combines fresh, upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment. You’ll be amazed with the bright flavors and menu and variety of GF menu items.
Most items on the menu are gluten-free with a staff that’s well-versed in how the foods are prepared. Enjoy tacos with corn tortillas or bibb lettuce and a variety of rice bowls among other options. Avoid the churros and key lime pie in a jar as those are not GF.
Ted’s Montana Grill
Authentic American dining is at its finest at Ted’s Montana Grill. Gourmet burgers, made from scratch comfort foods, locally sourced produce, hand-cut steaks, and genuine hospitality are all part of the experience.
’s has a separate GF menu that includes a variety of salads, steaks, fish, burgers on gluten-free buns, and sides like roasted veggies or fries prepared in a dedicated fryer. The average entrée menu items range from $6 to $20.
Mission BBQ is all about creating a place for friends and neighbors to feel good about sitting down to a great meal prepared the American Way. “When it comes to food, America only has true ownership of one thing: BBQ. That’s an awesome responsibility and it’s one we take very seriously.” They also take gluten-free patrons seriously and take extra steps to ensure a safer gluten-free dining experience. A separate GF menu sports the BBQ classics like brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs and much more with a variety of sauces. Team members will also change their gloves and wipe down the area. Just be sure to let them know you’re celiac or gluten intolerant up front. As a bonus, Mission BBQ is big on community and finding ways to give back to local firefighters, police officers and the military.
At its locations on Broadway, Trinity Lane, and Charlotte Ave., Jack’s Bar-B-Que serves up classic favorites like pulled pork, beef brisket and other finger licking favorites. According to the Jack’s Bar-B-Que team “all of our meats and sauces are gluten-free” and they will change their gloves and clean the prep area if you mention you’re celiac.
Etch features an array of global flavors and bold cuisine by Chef/Owner Deb Paquette. Located in the Encore Tower downtown, Etch offers lunch Mon-Fri and dinner Mon-Sat. There’s no specific GF menu but most items can be prepared gluten-free as long as you communicate that you have Celiac disease or an allergy to the waitstaff.
For a dressy date night at a social concept steakhouse, Union common is a great choice. Located at the corner of Broadway and Division in Midtown, Union Common channels the warmth of the family table with a playful menu (GF options clearly marked) for group dining and family fun. Classic steakhouse items combine with customizable plates, allowing you to build and share meals centered on your cravings like pan seared salmon and steak, or…
Seared sea scallops with bacon, pearl onions, blistered cherry tomatoes, garlic confit, asparagus, and yellow squash.
Also accommodates: vegetarian
Enjoy traditional Southern dishes from generation’s past at Kitchen Notes—an innovative farm-to-table concept incorporating the freshest ingredients to create great food and a casual dining experience. You’re sure to feel connected to the history of Nashville while savoring the comfort of a home-cooked meal. Enjoy dishes like GF breakfast biscuits with sausage bacon egg and cheese, the “vegetable garden,” or smoked salmon. For lunch, deviled eggs minus the country ham or a smoked turkey club on GF bread. Dinner has plenty of options as well. It’s important to note that both the fries and “Potatoes are not GF because they’re fried in the same fryer as gluten-based items.”
A great spot for breakfast and lunch M-F with a changing weekly menu, Little Mosko’s is sure to please. With mouth-watering sandwiches on gluten-free bread and award winning gluten-free cookies and baked goods to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s good reason to stop in. “All of our baked goods are gluten free. Here you will find scratch made classics, along with creative flavor combos and seasonally inspired goods. We are small batch, and incredibly dedicated to serving a quality, fresh treat. For that reason, when its gone, its gone! come early for the best selection. In addition to our cookies, we offer a different morning style pastry each day, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
In the mood for an authentic, Italian casual dining experience for the whole family? Mangia Nashville does just that with a menu that can be prepared entirely gluten-free. Though not dedicated GF, with a celiac owner and a chef whose wife has Celiac Disease, they’ll assure you you’re in for a safe dining experience. GF items are prepared with separate utensils, fryers, water, etc.
During the week, sit and enjoy the fast casual dinner menu with pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches. On Friday and Saturday nights, prepare for a 3.5 hour Italian feast (reservation only) that’s like a big Italian wedding.