Seattle is one of my favorite cities to visit as a gluten-free foodie. There’s a wide range of gluten-free Seattle restaurants that will bring you back to bread-filled days & fulfill your gluten-full fantasies. Seattle has truly mastered gluten-free–even your bread-tolerant friends won’t taste a difference! And don’t forget to try some delicious GF foods at Pike Place Market as well!
Disclaimer: My recommendations are for the gluten intolerant that can handle cross-contamination and may NOT be an option for those with Celiac Disease.
Gluten-Free Seattle: Breakfast
Portage Bay Cafe
I’m convinced that Portage Bay Cafe is the holy grail of gluten-free breakfasts. You can find Portage Bay Cafe locations all over Seattle. It’s a popular brunch spot for many, including gluten-free foodies!
I could easily make gluten-free pancakes at home, but nothing’s better than eating pancakes with tons of toppings on it. They have an entire bar of unlimited toppings, so you can pile them on your Vegan Banana Pancakes at your heart’s content!
Must try: Gluten-free French Toast. This french toast is just as fluffy as gluten-full french toast, and it’s the only gluten-free french toast I’ve been able to find so far!
Biscuit Bitch is known for their hilarious menu item names, such as “Straight Up Bitch” & “Hot Mess Bitch”.
The best part is they offer gluten-free biscuits for only 50 cents. It’s in a limited quantity though (only 15 each day), so make sure you go early! You also don’t have to worry about gluten in their gravy if you order gluten-free shiitake mushroom gravy. You’ll finally get to experience a Southern breakfast to its fullest!
Gluten-Free Seattle: Lunch
FOB Poke Bar
I’m from Florida where it’s almost impossible to order a sushi roll without “crunch” (Panko bread crumbs) in it. FOB Poke Bar offers a wide selection of unlimited toppings, including some awesome alternatives for Panko bread crumbs. Fried Garlic & Crispy Onion are my favorite toppings to add some crunch to my poke bowl!
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If you’ve been craving a nice sub sandwich, Scratch Deli is a must. The gluten-free baguettes may not look as “bready” since it’s thin, but its texture & taste says otherwise! Scratch Deli’s Ham & Egg is the closest thing to a Cuban sandwich I’ve had in years. They also have grilled cheese sandwiches, which many gluten-full people take for granted.
If you’re vegan, they have tofu banh mi & falafel sandwiches. Make sure to mention that you’re vegan or ask for eggless aioli!
Gluten-Free Seattle: Dinner
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya
When ordering ramen, I usually ask for noodle-less ramen with rice on the side. It’s an odd request, but it’s been the best (& only way) to enjoy ramen without gluten. I was ecstatic to find a ramen place that offers gluten-free noodles. I don’t even have to venture far for it as there’s plenty of locations all over Seattle!
Just ask for yam noodles at no additional cost. They’re also a great low-carb option!
My favorite (& pictured above) is the Garlic Tonkotsu Shoyu Ramen.
The saddest part of being gluten-free in the south is not being able to eat fried chicken. Ma’ono offers the gluten-free fried chicken I’ve been dreaming of for years. You must order it 24 hours in advance, so don’t make the mistake of walking in, expecting gluten-free goodness!
Gluten-Free Seattle: Dessert
Frankie & Jo’s
As you’ve seen, Seattle is the home of gluten-free dreams, and they don’t stop at desserts! Frankie & Jo’s waffle cones are gluten-free (gluten-full isn’t even an option)! Their maple vanilla waffle cone is made from pure maple syrup, oat flour, and a hint of brown sugar. You also don’t have to worry about gluten in their ice cream. The brownie & cookie bites and pie crusts & crumbles are all homemade & gluten-free as well!
All of their ice cream is 100% vegan, too. Their creamy ice cream is made with homemade cashew nut milk & coconut milk, and they make the most of their plant-based ice cream by including ingredients that come from shrubs, trees, & flowers! They also have coconut-based ice cream for those that are allergic to nuts.
Must try: Moon Goo topping. It’s an odd combination of dry burned salted caramel with activated charcoal, but its unique taste keeps you coming back!
Molly Moon’s doesn’t have gluten-free waffles, but their ice cream alone is enough to make you wish you lived in Seattle. My favorite flavors are earl grey & honey lavender.
Must try: Lemon Curd topping. Its mildly tart taste & creamy texture goes perfectly on top of their ice cream.
Gluten-Free Seattle: Bakery
Flying Apron Bakery
Flying Apron Bakery is a must for everything gluten-free. They don’t just have the best sweets. They also have gluten-free quiches, hot pockets, pizzas, mac & cheese, and even lasagna!
All of their products are gluten-free & 100% vegan. You can have all the baked goods you’ve been craving! My boyfriend had to stop me from buying the entire stock (I’m pretty sure I still devoured half the menu though). They don’t just offer the regular cakes & cookies like most gluten-free bakeries. They also have pies, muffins, SCONES, brownies, DONUTS, bars, pastries, and even CINNAMON ROLLS.
Must try: Cinnamon Rolls w/ Cream Cheez Frosting. Their cinnamon rolls are to die for! Super fluffy & sweet. Ask them to heat it up, so it tastes soft & warm like it’s straight from the oven!
Pro tip: Get there early and/or call ahead to check if they have any cinnamon rolls left. They sell out quickly & often before noon!
Gluten-Free Seattle: Bars
Ghostfish Brewing Company
Ghostfish has Gluten-free beer made with millet, buckwheat, & brown rice (I LOVE their name. Isn’t it so clever?!). They make their beers in dedicated gluten-free facilities & their taproom has a dedicated gluten-free kitchen! You can finally enjoy a good beer & some bar food with friends without any worries.
Capitol Cider is another great place to enjoy an entire gluten-free food menu, including dessert! It’s also the largest independent cider bar in the country. Definitely a must for gluten-free foodies!
Comment below with anything you’ve been craving but can’t have due to food allergies/intolerances!