FWMB Guide to Gluten Free Restaurants in Fort Worth

Gluten Free in Fort WorthI was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008, not long after I moved to Fort Worth. At the time, I had never heard of a gluten free (GF) diet, and finding GF options that actually tasted good was next to impossible. (I may or may not have cried the first time I tried GF bread.) Less than 10 years later, gluten free diets are commonplace for both children and adults . . . and we have some fantastic options here in Fort Worth to get some quality GF grub. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites below.

**If cross-contamination is an issue for you or your loved ones, be sure to double-check with each restaurant about its preparation of gluten free dishes.**

Locally owned:

  • McKinley’s Fine Bakery and Cafe — This is one of my favorite spots for client meetings or girls’ lunches because of the variety for gluten free diners. Great salads, gluten free breads for sandwiches available, and best of all, gluten free cookies! The Horned Frog cookie is to DIE for.
  • Stir Crazy Baked Goods — I have not yet been here personally, but have heard great things! Currently moving into Magnolia Cheese Company’s former space, it regularly has ready-to-eat GF baked goods in the display case.
  • Mama’s Pizza — A Fort Worth institution, Mama’s has one of the best gluten free pizzas I’ve tasted. Yum.
  • Fred’s Texas Cafe — The TCU/Bluebonnet Circle location has gluten free hamburger buns. Bear in mind, I’ve heard the fries are NOT GF.
  • Pho District — I just tried this one recently and was very impressed. Gluten free items are labeled on the menu and include fried spring rolls and the traditional noodle soup.
  • Joe T. Garcia’s/Esperanza’s — Both restaurants make their corn tortillas in-house . . . and let’s not forget that margaritas are naturally gluten free.
  • Swiss Pastry Shop — If you haven’t had the Black Forest Un-Cake, get to Swiss Pastry as fast as you can. It also has gluten free bread and rolls available for its delicious gourmet sandwiches.

Chains:

  • Max’s Wine Dive — Amazing gluten free fried chicken. And pancakes (during brunch hours). And champagne. Need I say more?
  • Boomerjacks Grill and Bar — Boomerjack’s was one of the first restaurants where I was able to get a hamburger on a GF bun, and I always go back. Good burgers and good fries — and everything is labeled GF on the main menu. Great for families!
  • Hoffbrau — I just found out that Hoffbrau added a gluten sensitive menu that includes GF hamburger buns. I plan to try this one soon.
  • Thirteen Pies — Formerly Fireside Pies, Thirteen Pies now has two locations: Fort Worth and Atlanta. While pregnant with my daughter, the Burrata Mozzarella pie was one of the only things I sent my husband after to satisfy a massive craving. It is SO good.
  • Palio’s Pizza Cafe  — Palio’s makes its dough from scratch every day and has tons of options. Dine in and it’s BYOB, or Palio’s even delivers to some areas of Fort Worth. Delicious.
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes — Now offering a gluten free option: chocolate chip. Treat yo’ self.
  • P.F. Chang’s — Easily one of the largest and most diverse gluten free menus available. They even have a GF-specific website!
  • Bravo! Cucina Italiana — This is a great spot for kids . . . you can draw on the table!

There are so many options, I know I’ve missed some great ones. I’d love to put together a comprehensive list to post here on the Fort Worth Moms Blog. Please comment below or on Facebook with your favorite gluten free spot in Fort Worth!

Kelly
Kelly has called Fort Worth home since April 2006 when she moved here to start her life with her then-fiance. Married for 8.5 years, they have a fiery, curly-headed three-year old daughter (January 2012) whose personality matches the size of her hair when she wakes up (BIG). Kelly is a full-time mom and wife and works at home as a freelance graphic/web/communications designer. In her kid-free time, she can be found crafting just about anything, unwinding with a glass of wine and a magazine, meeting girlfriends to catch up, or binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with her husband.

12 COMMENTS

    • Great point, A. I never get fajitas at Joe T’s, so I didn’t specify here. In general, fajitas — especially beef — are tricky! Thanks for the comment. 🙂

    • Kelly I will be going to Joe T Garcia’s for a dinner party. Staying GF is a must. Do they offer a gluten free menu so I’ll know what is safe? or will I just need to ask my server? Any help you can go be is appreciated.

      • Hi Kelly, Big Burger in Hudson Oaks has GF buns, Cowboy Chicken in Fort Worth has several GF offerings and Chipotle is great as well – they are good about changing gloves and following us through the line. I have also heard Mellow Mushroom has GF crusts and the staff is educated on Celiac Disease. My daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in July so we are learning a lot! Are you aware of any support groups specifically for kids in Fort Worth. I know there is the Gluten Intolerance Group in mid cities but it is for adults and their meetings are not at all convenient. Thanks for this article, btw..we have some new places to try out!

  1. LOVE this list! We recently figured out that my 3 year old has a gluten sensitivity so that was a game changer when it came to eating out. This list in super helpful!

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