San Antonio Restaurants That Accommodate Diners with a Gluten-Free Diet 

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Dining out when you have a gluten-intolerance can be super annoying, and even dangerous. Thankfully, there's quite a few restaurants that cater to those living with celiac disease, or who just don't want to mess with gluten. While some of these restaurants are completely gluten-free, keep in mind that not all of these spots are, so alert your server of any special requests and they'll do the rest.
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5 Points Local
1017 N Flores St, (210) 267-2652, 5pointslocal.com
Fortunately for those living with celiac disease, 5 Points overflows with fresh gluten-free bowls, plates and pastries — and is super strict about making it a safe space for special diet diners. For those looking to expand their wellness horizons, the restaurant also offers an upstairs yoga studio and healthy, refreshing drinks to cool down with afterward.
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Sweet Yams
218 N Cherry St, (210) 229-9267, facebook.com/sweetyamsorganic
While this East Side gem is a go-to for healthy, yet tasty meal options, it can also be trusted to serve up dishes that can be made gluten-free. Focusing on organic produce, Sweet Yams makes Southern-style comfort food guilt-free and completely safe for those with celiac disease dining out. You must try the GF mac ‘n’ cheese! (Just stay clear of the sweet potato pie, sorry.)
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Tarka Indian Kitchen
427 TX-1604 Loop #101, (210) 499-0982, tarkaindiankitchen.com
Ask for the gluten-free menu and you’ll be on your way to enjoying some scrumptious, specially-made bites. Cooked using a designated gluten-free fryer, this Indian restaurant is taking all the measures to ensure there isn’t any cross-contamination. Best of all, the gluten-free portion of the menu is quite large, meaning you’ll have plenty to taste your way through.
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Stella Public House
1414 S Alamo St, (210) 277-7047, stellapublichouse.com
If not being able to eat pizza is one of your heartbreaks of maintaining a gluten-free diet, we have great news for you. Stella Public House is prized for its gluten-free pizza, which will definitely fool you with its flawless crusts.
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The Cove
606 W Cypress St, (210) 227-2683, thecove.us
A favorite for its patio vibes and quirky atmosphere, The Cove also comes through with its gluten-free options — all made with local, organic products. A lot of the menu is available gluten-free, from the super nachos and hummus to the variety of tacos.
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Viva Vegeria
1422 Nogalitos St, (210) 465-9233, myvegeria.com
You can rest easy when you dine here — given that the gluten-free menu items are made in a dedicated kitchen space that is completely GF. These bites will taste all the more better when you know how legit they are. So go ahead and take your pick from options like nachos, flautas, tacos and more.
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Munch On and Beyond
13469 Wetmore Road, (210) 592-8366, munchon.net
Since opening 2016, this friendly neighborhood co-op has become a one-stop shop for flavorful, plant-based food in San Antonio. Munch On champions local vegan and gluten-friendly businesses such as Plantyful Sweetness, and features house-made pastries, in addition to fresh smoothies, meal options, snacks and a weekend brunch buffet.
Photo via Instagram / plantyfulsweets
Green Vegetarian Cuisine
Multiple locations, eatatgreen.com
“Vegetarian” may be the name of the game, but Green is all about gluten-free items, too. It’s easy to spot such dishes on the menu, such as select bowls and wraps. Go on and order whatever piques your interest, just be aware that there’s a slight risk of cross-contamination.
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Pharm Table
106 Auditorium Cir, (210) 802-1860, pharmtable.com
A downtown mecca for vegetable-focused dishes, Pharm Table offers a globally-inspired menu that includes farm-to-table tacos, soups, kale pizza and keto-friendly salads. The restaurant specializes in Ayurvedic diet and health cleanse options, but prides itself in serving up locally-made, organic food that is also gluten-free.
Photo via Instagram / eatingwelle
Acenar Mexican Restaurant
146 E Houston St, (210) 222-2362, acenar.com
From owner Lisa Wong comes this Mexican restaurant that is totally gluten-friendly. The downtown spot is super mindful of food allergies, and will take it to heart whether you’re gluten-free, dairy-free or whatever the case may be. Your meal can be made special upon request, just ask your server.
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Zocca Cuisine D’Italia
420 W Market St, (210) 444-6070, zoccariverwalk.com
Those with celiac disease who want to go out for a night on the town should definitely keep Zocca on their shortlist for dinner. Catering to all types of food allergies, this downtown spot is super friendly to diners with celiac disease — with GF options across its salads, appetizers, pastas and pizzas. And yes, the staff is super mindful of cross-contamination protocols.
Photo via Instagram / zoccasa
Bird Bakery
5912 Broadway St, (210) 804-2473, birdbakery.com
Looking for something sweet, but can’t have gluten? There’s no reason to worry. Bird Bakery can make any of its cupcakes or custom cakes gluten-free upon request. So go on, treat yourself to something sweet without any issue.
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Marla Restaurant
510 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy #101, (210) 462-9504, facebook.com/MarlaRestaurantSA
The Laredo-born vegan spot best known for its brunch keeps it gluten-free for select menu items. Say, like, the gluten-free pancakes and waffles? You’ll just have to taste this goodness for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / alamocity.vegans
Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine
5800 Broadway St #300, (210) 822-6151, palomablanca.net
This Alamo Heights outpost may be a favorite for many, but it should be considered a blessing for those looking for gluten-free bites. You’ll get more than just your standard Tex-Mex bites here, but also gluten-free and paleo-friendly options. Order from the dedicated GF menu like the pozole or enchiladas verdes, you won’t even feel like you’re ordering from the special menu.
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The Good Kind
Multiple locations, eatgoodkind.com
Led by chef Tim McDiarmid, The Good Kind offers lots of yummy, but health-conscious plates. And yes, we mean gluten-free conscious dishes, too. It’s easy to note the gluten-free options, such as nachos, organic mac ‘n’ cheese, grilled corn in a cup, the veggie burger and sandwiches (though those are upon request).
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Moroccan Bites
5718 Evers Road, (210) 706-9700, moroccanbitestagine.com
Though most of the menu is gluten-free, the owners here will seriously attend to you personally to make sure your meal is made with care. Aww! Just take that as the cherry on top to some very delicious Moroccan fare.
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Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
312 Pearl Pkwy Bldg. 3, (210) 354-4644, boilerhousesa.com
Head to this Pearl restaurant for gourmet American fare — that can totally be made gluten-free if you’d like. Made with locally-sourced ingredients, Boiler House’s nibbles are all gluten-friendly, while lots of the plates (like the sandwiches) can be made GF upon request. It’s worth asking!
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Cerroni's Purple Garlic
1017 Austin Hwy, (210) 822-2300, cerronispurplegarlic.com
In addition to being a family-friendly spot with its outdoor digs, Cerroni’s is also gluten-free for concerned diners. The Alamo Heights favorite offers gluten-free dough so you can have your pizza and eat it too.
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Wholesome Eating
13455 Blanco Road, (913) 522-3098, wholesomeeatingllc.com
With a name like “Wholesome Eating,” you can trust to be catered to here. Focusing on special diets like paleo, ketogenic and gluten-free, this spot serves up dishes that are both gourmet and healthy. Yes, even in their breads and cookies! Be sure to ask questions about the menu so you can find exactly what you’re looking for.
Photo via Instagram / theactiveeater
Mash'd
17623 La Cantera Pkwy #107, (210) 538-5833, mashd.com/san-antonio
Dining out while living that gluten-free life can be difficult, but Mash’d makes it that much easier with its gluten-free menu. Take your pick from GF items like the Babyback Sandwich and Bootleg Ribs.
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Powerhouse Bakery
4902 Golden Quail, (210) 722-8464, powerhousebakery.com
You don’t need to sacrifice taste to eat well in San Antonio. This dietician-led bakery is filled with delicious, vegan and gluten-free cakes and breads. Powerhouse also sells savory and healthy meals in house and regularly hosts cooking classes for those looking to prepare better food at home.
Photo via Instagram / powerhousebakery
Orderup
999 E Basse Road, (210) 824-9600, orderup-sa.com
Let the folks here know that you can’t mess with gluten, and they’ll take precautions for you to dine in without incident. Order a taco on a corn tortilla and you’ll be in the clear, or you can request gluten-free options like bagels, pizza crusts and cookies.
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Pam's Patio Kitchen
11826 Wurzbach Road, (210) 492-1359, pamspatio.com
With lots of menu items already gluten-free all on their own (or you can ask for them to make it that way for you), your server will be happy to show you around the menu in case you have any questions. Trust us, they’ll take good care of you here.
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Rome's Pizza
Multiple locations, romespizza.com
Give these pizza experts the heads up about your dietary needs and they’ll take care of you. Yep, it’s all about gluten-free crusts here, and yes, they’re just as delicious.
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Asia Kitchen
1739 SW Loop 410 #201, (210) 673-0662, asia-kitchen.com
All you have to do is alert your server that you want the gluten-free options and you’ll be good to go at Asia Kitchen. Your food will be prepared in a dedicated kitchen space to avoid cross-contamination, and you’ll be able to enjoy your meal without worry. Sounds like a win to us!
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5 Points Local
1017 N Flores St, (210) 267-2652, 5pointslocal.com
Fortunately for those living with celiac disease, 5 Points overflows with fresh gluten-free bowls, plates and pastries — and is super strict about making it a safe space for special diet diners. For those looking to expand their wellness horizons, the restaurant also offers an upstairs yoga studio and healthy, refreshing drinks to cool down with afterward.
Photo via Instagram / _sasha.williams_