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Colita’s Mexican menu is entirely gluten-free
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18 Twin Cities Restaurants to Go Gluten Free

Feast on memelitas, tender roast pork, abundant vegetables, and more without worry at these restaurants

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Colita’s Mexican menu is entirely gluten-free
| Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

Dining out should be about enjoying company and food without worry. However, it’s not that simple when facing dietary restrictions. These are restaurants that take concerns seriously and do everything to ensure that in addition to a delicious experience, with top quality food, in a lovely setting. From fully dedicated gluten-free kitchens, to expertise and care in preparing wholly delicious foods, these are the best spots in Minneapolis and St. Paul for gluten-free dining.

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1. Martina

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4312 S Upton Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 922-9913
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This elegant Linden Hills restaurant does gorgeous things with roasted meats and vegetables. Choose your own adventure in roasted meats like a perfectly cooked pork chop before perusing the vegetables like chili-oil dressed cucumbers and the potato churros. Creamy potatoes are deep fried and are basically non-negotiable. A visit to Martina isn’t complete without an order of these.

A large open room set with tables, a large white wall to the right sports just a few green plants and the open kitchen is barely visible to the left
Light and airy inside Martina
Kevin Kramer / Eater Twin Cities

2. Colita

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5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 886-1606
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Chef Daniel del Prado’s second restaurant delves into Mexican cuisine and makes great use of masa. In fact, the kitchen is entirely gluten free. That means everything from the gorgeous memelita with pate and shiso to the ribs to the tacos are all up for grabs.

A dark plate with a masa cake topped in a large dark purple shiso leaf, dusted with a magenta powder
Colita is a mix of Mexican and barbecue, and entirely gluten-free
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3. The Kenwood Restaurant

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2115 W 21st St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 377-3695
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Located just a couple of blocks from Lake of the Isles, this tartan wallpapered restaurant is wonderfully serene from breakfast through dinner. Gluten-free options abound from the knock-out huevos rancheros in the morning to the mussels in pistou broth midday and Skuna Bay salmon in the evening. The menu changes often, but there are always several selections to choose from at each meal. There’s even a grilled steak on the kids menu for little folk that have sensitivities.

Mussels in Pistou broth
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4. Brim

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2919 Knox Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 261-0506
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Steps away from Bde Maka Ska, this restaurant is another 100% gluten-free safe zone filled with vegetarian and vegan options, as well. Try a golden cauliflower bowl or seared salmon for dinner accompanied by a Burning Brothers gluten-free beer.

5. Barbette

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1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 827-5710
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Barbette is a quaint French cafe in Uptown with rainbow-colored furniture dotting their patio section that focuses on local and sustainably farmed ingredients serving several gluten free and vegetarian options.

Uptown’s Parisienne all-day café
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6. Burch Steak

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1933 Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 843-1500
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One of the best steakhouses in Minneapolis also serves outstanding vegetable sides (almost worth making a meal out of on their own.) Downstairs is a pizza restaurant with similarly wonderful veggies and a widely-respected gluten-free crust available.

7. The Lynhall

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2640 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 870-2640
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From breakfast shakshouka to overflowing salads midday to an abundance of roasted things, this open-air restaurant with the farmhouse vibes is an all day gluten-free eating option.

A large white room with bookshelves, exposed wood beams, and a long farmhouse table set for dinner
Serving breakfast through dinner gluten-free dishes
The Lynhall [Official]

8. World Street Kitchen

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2743 Lyndale Ave S #5
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 424-8855
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This quick-service restaurant in Lyn/Lake has a menu stacked with easily marked gluten-free options. The Yum Yum Rice bowl lives up to its name and the tacos are crushable. Plus, next door’s Milkjam is also filled with GF and a few dairy-free selections.

A hand holds a paper boat of two tacos topped with green sauce
Tacos, dude. Tacos.
World Street Kitchen

9. Grand Cafe

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3804 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
(612) 822-8260
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Jamie Malone’s South Minneapolis exercise in elegance has a mostly French menu with a rotating selection of utterly beauteous gluten free dishes from the ever-evolving selection of chilled shellfish, the much-buzzed about pike quenelle, and more.

A crystal container filled with ice and topped with shrimp, cockles, and lemon slices
Sumptuous dining with shellfish on ice
Melissa Berg /Grand Cafe

10. Hola Arepa

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3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-5583
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Hola Arepa specializes in fluffy, stuffed Venezuelan arepas. Naturally gluten-free, the rest of the menu also lends itself to GF eating including bright salads, crispy yucca fries, and more. The cocktails are also a hit, making this a popular happy hour and brunch spot. The bright turquoise interior feels tropical even in the dead of winter.

Affordable, gorgeous and delectably gluten-free
Hola Arepa

11. Young Joni

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165 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 345-5719
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James Beard award winning chef Ann Kim takes her pizza making very seriously, this includes the gluten-free crust served at all of her restaurants: Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza. Dip into this always-packed Northeast restaurant for a slice and some of the tantalizing small plates including the brick-roasted parsnips and the undulating bonito-topped Japanese sweet potatoes.

The inside of the restaurant with low tables, a high bar, wood burning pizza oven, and a bookcase filled with plants and knick knacks in the background
Start with the Japanese sweet potatoes before diving directly into a gluten-free crusted pizza
The Restaurant Project / Young Joni

12. Hai Hai

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2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 223-8640
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Birk Grudem and chef Christina Nguyen’s Vietnamese restaurant was an immediate hit when it opened, bringing all the vibrant flavors of Vietnam to Northeast. Serious levels of salty fish sauce, lime, and giant handfuls of fresh herbs accompany many of the dishes. The brunch congee is one of the all-time all star dishes in the Twin Cities. Although, that banana blossom salad for dinner might be a close second.

The brightly colored blue interior of Hai Hai, decorated with palm tree plants
A tropical oasis all year round
Kevin Kramer / Eater Twin Cities

13. Sift Gluten Free

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4557 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 503-5300
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This entire bakery makes only gluten-free items. In addition to the sweet stuff, like their achieving doughnuts, there are savory bites as well, plus really good coffee.

14. Brasa Premium Rotisserie

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600 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-3030
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Brasa serves mostly meaty entrees made with traditional ingredients and flavors that are inspired by southern U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico. A majority of the ingredients are locally grown, and everything besides the sandwiches are gluten free (and other bready things). Sides include rice, beans, sofrito, greens, cheese-stuffed masa cakes and more.

A feast at Brasa
A fresh take on meat and three
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15. Restaurant Alma

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528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-4909
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Restaurant Alma recently expanded to include an all-day cafe and boutique hotel of the same name. By day there are several healthful options in the cafe (including a divine cup of bone broth.) In the evening, the restaurant offers a prix fixe three course menu that has a dedicated gluten free version. It’s even a dollar cheaper than the regular $59 tasting menu. And the atmosphere is sublime.

One of the best date night restaurants in Minneapolis
Katie Cannon / Eater Twin Cities

16. Cafe Racer Kitchen

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2929 East 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406
(612) 208-1695
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This sweet neighborhood cafe in Seward serves fantastic latin dishes like a chimichurri marinated steak, pollo alla plancha, and more. Almost all dinner entrees are gluten-free.

17. Sassy Spoon

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5011 S 34th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417
(612) 886-1793
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This little bistro is entirely gluten free and dedicated to what they dub “wholesome food with attitude” on their website. Located on the corner of East 50th Street and 34th Avenue South in Minneapolis, guests will find everything from meatballs and yucca patties to zoodle Pad Thai and flatbread pizza inside their doors.

18. Foxy Falafel

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791 Raymond Ave
St Paul, MN 55114
(651) 888-2255
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Almost everything inside this sweet little Midway restaurant is gluten-free (just skip the pita.) Plus, owner/chef Erica Strait is educated in food as medicine. This is a must-stop for bone broth fans, vegetarian and vegan eating, as well. The gluten-free desserts are an extra special treat.

Cauliflower steak with a sunny-colored turmeric dressing
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1. Martina

4312 S Upton Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55410
A large open room set with tables, a large white wall to the right sports just a few green plants and the open kitchen is barely visible to the left
Light and airy inside Martina
Kevin Kramer / Eater Twin Cities

This elegant Linden Hills restaurant does gorgeous things with roasted meats and vegetables. Choose your own adventure in roasted meats like a perfectly cooked pork chop before perusing the vegetables like chili-oil dressed cucumbers and the potato churros. Creamy potatoes are deep fried and are basically non-negotiable. A visit to Martina isn’t complete without an order of these.

4312 S Upton Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Colita

5400 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
A dark plate with a masa cake topped in a large dark purple shiso leaf, dusted with a magenta powder
Colita is a mix of Mexican and barbecue, and entirely gluten-free
Jes Lahay/Eater Twin Cities

Chef Daniel del Prado’s second restaurant delves into Mexican cuisine and makes great use of masa. In fact, the kitchen is entirely gluten free. That means everything from the gorgeous memelita with pate and shiso to the ribs to the tacos are all up for grabs.

5400 Penn Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419

3. The Kenwood Restaurant

2115 W 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Mussels in Pistou broth
The Kenwood / Facebook

Located just a couple of blocks from Lake of the Isles, this tartan wallpapered restaurant is wonderfully serene from breakfast through dinner. Gluten-free options abound from the knock-out huevos rancheros in the morning to the mussels in pistou broth midday and Skuna Bay salmon in the evening. The menu changes often, but there are always several selections to choose from at each meal. There’s even a grilled steak on the kids menu for little folk that have sensitivities.

2115 W 21st St
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. Brim

2919 Knox Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Steps away from Bde Maka Ska, this restaurant is another 100% gluten-free safe zone filled with vegetarian and vegan options, as well. Try a golden cauliflower bowl or seared salmon for dinner accompanied by a Burning Brothers gluten-free beer.

2919 Knox Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Barbette

1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Uptown’s Parisienne all-day café
Barbette / Facebook

Barbette is a quaint French cafe in Uptown with rainbow-colored furniture dotting their patio section that focuses on local and sustainably farmed ingredients serving several gluten free and vegetarian options.

1600 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6. Burch Steak

1933 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

One of the best steakhouses in Minneapolis also serves outstanding vegetable sides (almost worth making a meal out of on their own.) Downstairs is a pizza restaurant with similarly wonderful veggies and a widely-respected gluten-free crust available.

1933 Colfax Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. The Lynhall

2640 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A large white room with bookshelves, exposed wood beams, and a long farmhouse table set for dinner
Serving breakfast through dinner gluten-free dishes
The Lynhall [Official]

From breakfast shakshouka to overflowing salads midday to an abundance of roasted things, this open-air restaurant with the farmhouse vibes is an all day gluten-free eating option.

2640 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408

8. World Street Kitchen

2743 Lyndale Ave S #5, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A hand holds a paper boat of two tacos topped with green sauce
Tacos, dude. Tacos.
World Street Kitchen

This quick-service restaurant in Lyn/Lake has a menu stacked with easily marked gluten-free options. The Yum Yum Rice bowl lives up to its name and the tacos are crushable. Plus, next door’s Milkjam is also filled with GF and a few dairy-free selections.

2743 Lyndale Ave S #5
Minneapolis, MN 55408

9. Grand Cafe

3804 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
A crystal container filled with ice and topped with shrimp, cockles, and lemon slices
Sumptuous dining with shellfish on ice
Melissa Berg /Grand Cafe

Jamie Malone’s South Minneapolis exercise in elegance has a mostly French menu with a rotating selection of utterly beauteous gluten free dishes from the ever-evolving selection of chilled shellfish, the much-buzzed about pike quenelle, and more.

3804 Grand Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

10. Hola Arepa

3501 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Affordable, gorgeous and delectably gluten-free
Hola Arepa

Hola Arepa specializes in fluffy, stuffed Venezuelan arepas. Naturally gluten-free, the rest of the menu also lends itself to GF eating including bright salads, crispy yucca fries, and more. The cocktails are also a hit, making this a popular happy hour and brunch spot. The bright turquoise interior feels tropical even in the dead of winter.

3501 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

11. Young Joni

165 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
The inside of the restaurant with low tables, a high bar, wood burning pizza oven, and a bookcase filled with plants and knick knacks in the background
Start with the Japanese sweet potatoes before diving directly into a gluten-free crusted pizza
The Restaurant Project / Young Joni

James Beard award winning chef Ann Kim takes her pizza making very seriously, this includes the gluten-free crust served at all of her restaurants: Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza. Dip into this always-packed Northeast restaurant for a slice and some of the tantalizing small plates including the brick-roasted parsnips and the undulating bonito-topped Japanese sweet potatoes.

165 13th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

12. Hai Hai

2121 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
The brightly colored blue interior of Hai Hai, decorated with palm tree plants
A tropical oasis all year round
Kevin Kramer / Eater Twin Cities

Birk Grudem and chef Christina Nguyen’s Vietnamese restaurant was an immediate hit when it opened, bringing all the vibrant flavors of Vietnam to Northeast. Serious levels of salty fish sauce, lime, and giant handfuls of fresh herbs accompany many of the dishes. The brunch congee is one of the all-time all star dishes in the Twin Cities. Although, that banana blossom salad for dinner might be a close second.

2121 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

13. Sift Gluten Free

4557 Bloomington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

This entire bakery makes only gluten-free items. In addition to the sweet stuff, like their achieving doughnuts, there are savory bites as well, plus really good coffee.

4557 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

14. Brasa Premium Rotisserie

600 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
A feast at Brasa
A fresh take on meat and three
Brasa / Facebook

Brasa serves mostly meaty entrees made with traditional ingredients and flavors that are inspired by southern U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico. A majority of the ingredients are locally grown, and everything besides the sandwiches are gluten free (and other bready things). Sides include rice, beans, sofrito, greens, cheese-stuffed masa cakes and more.

600 E Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55414

15. Restaurant Alma

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
One of the best date night restaurants in Minneapolis
Katie Cannon / Eater Twin Cities

Restaurant Alma recently expanded to include an all-day cafe and boutique hotel of the same name. By day there are several healthful options in the cafe (including a divine cup of bone broth.) In the evening, the restaurant offers a prix fixe three course menu that has a dedicated gluten free version. It’s even a dollar cheaper than the regular $59 tasting menu. And the atmosphere is sublime.

528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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16. Cafe Racer Kitchen

2929 East 25th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406

This sweet neighborhood cafe in Seward serves fantastic latin dishes like a chimichurri marinated steak, pollo alla plancha, and more. Almost all dinner entrees are gluten-free.

2929 East 25th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

17. Sassy Spoon

5011 S 34th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55417

This little bistro is entirely gluten free and dedicated to what they dub “wholesome food with attitude” on their website. Located on the corner of East 50th Street and 34th Avenue South in Minneapolis, guests will find everything from meatballs and yucca patties to zoodle Pad Thai and flatbread pizza inside their doors.

5011 S 34th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55417

18. Foxy Falafel

791 Raymond Ave, St Paul, MN 55114
Cauliflower steak with a sunny-colored turmeric dressing
Foxy Falafel/Facebook

Almost everything inside this sweet little Midway restaurant is gluten-free (just skip the pita.) Plus, owner/chef Erica Strait is educated in food as medicine. This is a must-stop for bone broth fans, vegetarian and vegan eating, as well. The gluten-free desserts are an extra special treat.

791 Raymond Ave
St Paul, MN 55114

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