Gluten-Free Eateries in Montco

A lot of foods contain wheat gluten, and unfortunately, many people have an allergy or intolerance to gluten. Trying to find tasty foods can be difficult when gluten is eliminated from a diet. Gluten is the combination of two proteins—glutenin and gliadin—that are found in rye, barley, and wheat. This puts gluten in a huge amount of food products—from cereal and bagels to ice cream to soy sauce.

A gluten allergy or intolerance can lead to stomach discomfort or worse, so finding a good meal out can be tricky. However, we’ve found some of the best places in Montco that offer gluten-free and gluten-friendly meals, so that those with gluten allergies or intolerances can relax and go out to eat. Look for the “GF” next to menu items, and, if you have a serious allergy (like celiac disease), always ask they server if the items are made in a separate pan with separate utensils so there’s no cross-contamination.

Start your day in North Wales at The Green Fork and Local Roots Market. Rise and shine with their breakfast dishes, many of which are gluten-free, like the Strawberry Shortcake Pancakes, the Huevos Rancheros Flatbread, or the Waffle Eggs Benedict.

They offer lunch and dinner too, with entrées such as the Down-South Shrimp & Grits, Veggie and Chickpea Curry, and Fettuccine Caulifredo. They can make much of their entrees into GF as needed—just look for this symbol next to the menu item: L (V A) Vegan Available $ /(GF A) Gluten Free Available $1.

They offer lunch and dinner too, with entrées such as the Down-South Shrimp & Grits, Veggie and Chickpea Curry, and Fettuccine Caulifredo. They can make much of their entrees into GF as needed—just look for this symbol next to the menu item: L (V A) Vegan Available $ /(GF A) Gluten Free Available $1.

30 Main in Berwyn hosts a number of gluten-free menu items, such as the GF Squash Noodles for their pasta dishes and the plant-based GF Uncut Burger or the house-made GF Crab Cake. This Bistro evaluates gluten-free to an art form!

Zakes Café in Fort Washington is a local best-kept secret, but the word is out now, and their menu shows the love for those who are gluten-intolerant. Soups like Carrot Ginger and Chicken, Mushroom, and Wild Rice are full of flavor and gluten-friendly, as are their lunch entrees of Lemongrass Grilled Salmon with Asparagus, Saigon Rice Paper Rolls, or the Grilled Flank Steak.

Need a quick GF lunch, or even vegan or dairy-free? Look no further than Gangster Vegan Organics in Norristown, where every single item is vegan, 100% organic, gluten-free, soy free, and/or refined sugar-free. Try their smoothies, wellness shots, juices, bowls, burgers, or desserts.

Chow Bistro in Collegeville offers brunch and dinner in a fun setting. BYOB and ‘chow’ down on some American contemporary gluten-free entrees, like the Shrimp and Crabmeat Risotto, Shrimp & Grits, Center Cut Filet Mignon, Roasted Veggies Thai Red Curry, and Pan-Seared Sea Scallops.

Also try the Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Caprese with Zucchini Noodles and the Braised Beef Short Ribs with Mashed Potatoes. All these items are full of fresh, local flavor and are gluten-free!

Mexican gluten-free fare? Yes please! Coyote Crossing Mexican Restaurant in Conshohocken offers a specific gluten-free menu with items such as Quesadilla Coyote, Sopa Azteca, Tampiqueña, Molcajete Azteca, Enchiladas De Camarón and Seafood Poblano. You won’t go hungry eating these special entrees.

Black Powder Tavern in Wayne offers delicious gluten-free fare such as Mussels, Hummus, Medjool Dates, Ahi Tuna, Chicken Salad, Salmon Salad, Burgers, Chili, Cedar Plank Salmon, Pan-Seared Grouper, and more! This classic American joint has been welcoming diners for years, go relax!

In the mood for sushi? Japanese cuisine OOKA in Montgomeryville serves up gluten-free fare with flair. Most of their sushi and hibachi items are GF or can be made gluten-free, and they serve gluten free soy sauce, eel sauce & spicy mayo.

For dessert, hit up Sublime Cupcakes in Collegeville. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, their menu expands to delicious gluten-free cupcakes: Black & White Cupcakes (chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream), G-F PB Cup (gluten-free chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting), or try the G-F Snowball. (Call to confirm cupcakes are available in-house.)

The Green Fork and Local Roots Market
115 S Main St
North Wales, PA
267.217.7997

Gangster Vegan Organics
2450 West Main Street
Norristown, PA
​610.630.1600

30 Main Bistro
660 Lancaster Avenue
Berwyn, PA
610.220.2367

Coyote Crossing Mexican Restaurant
800 Spring Mill Ave
Conshohocken, PA
610.825.3000

Zakes Cafe
444 S. Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA
215.654.7600      

OOKA
764 Bethlehem Pike
Montgomeryville, PA
215.361.1119

Sublime Cupcakes Collegeville
141 Market Street – Suite #1
Collegeville, PA
484.973.6439

As with any eatery, always check hours and entrees to ensure Gluten Free items are available.

For an additional list of dining in Montgomery County that offer gluten free options, please visit our dining page here and select GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS on the far left.