Buffalo, New York
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Gluten Free Restaurants in Buffalo, New York
These are some of my favorite picks for gluten free goodies in Buffalo, New York. First time here? Scroll down to the bottom of this post for helpful Buffalo, New York gluten free resources and additional restaurant suggestions.
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Eggsquisite Eats: Located in Grand Island, New York, this is the perfect breakfast spot to head to right after you roll out of bed. They're serving up all the diner-style breakfast classics, plus a few inventive dishes of their own.
I Love: Gluten free pancake stuffed with strawberries and nutella, fried bologna sandwich on gluten free white bread, and the BLT on toasted country-style gluten free bread. The pancakes are HUGE.
The Original Pancake House: If you can't guess what they're serving by the name, it's SQUID. Just kidding, it's PANCAKES, duh! There are 2 locations, one in Amherst and one in Williamsville. Go here, it's awesome.
I Love: Gluten free buckwheat pancakes topped with sliced bananas and walnuts and drizzled with their homemade orange-flavored syrup, fresh-squeezed orange juice, and thick cut bacon.
Break'N Eggs Creperie: Located in Williamsville, this cute little restaurant has a huge selection of gluten free savory and sweet crepes. If you can't decide, do what I do and order both! Leftover crepes make a fantastic lunch.
I Love: Buckwheat Crepes Benedict with Smoked Salmon, Buckwheat Crepes with Strawberries, Nutella, and Whipped Cream, and the Buckwheat Crepes with chicken, ham, and Swiss cheese topped with mornay sauce.
Campfire Grill: If you're looking for a brunch spot that offers pancakes and burgers at the same time, head over to the Campire Grill near the Walden Galleria mall. This restaurant was featured on the Food Network so it has to be good!
I Love: The gluten free Cinnamon Roll Pancakes drizzled with lots of gooey cinnamon bun glaze, and the gluten free pancakes stuffed with peanut butter cups.
Betty's: This is a great nice-weather spot located in the heart of Buffalo. Their patio is even dog-friendly! They have a great selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, but I think brunch at Betty's with my greyhound Macley is where it's at.
I Love: Steak & Eggs, Shrimp and Grits, and Classic Breakfast of 2 Eggs Any Style with Home fries and Gluten Free Toast made by a local baker, Brian's Best Gluten Free.
Lanacster's Broadway Deli: This Lancaster, New York deli uses enormous gluten free bread to make fresh panini and sandwiches featuring Boar's Head meats, cheeses, and condiments. Make your own, or choose from one of their dozens of creations.
I Love: Turkey Rachel on Gluten Free Cottage Bread with Boar's Head Oven Gold Turkey, Swiss, Coleslaw, and Russian Dressing, the Grilled Royal on Gluten Free Bread with Mineo & Sappio Italian Sausage and Boar's Head Capicola, with Provolone, Fresh Basil, Tomato, Red Onion, and Pesto Aoili, and the Grilled Tuna Melt with Tuna, American Cheese, and Tomato.
Core Life Eatery: With several locations, this fast-casual made-to-order and calorie-conscious enterprise is all about the "Bowls". They offer a variety of grain bowls, broth bowls, salad bowls, and fun beverages, all gluten free! They do offer bread that is not gluten free at the cash register, so be sure to decline that.
I Love: Gluten Free Tuna Poke Bowl with Poke Ahi Tuna, Cabbage, Cucumber, Quinoa, Carrots, Scallions, Avocado, Kale, Almonds, Sesame Seeds and Edamame with Miso Sesame Ginger Dressing, and the Gluten Free Korean BBQ Pork Bowl with Purple rice, Kimchi, Cucumbers, Spicy broccoli, Sriracha Sprouts, Fried egg, Slow-roasted pork, and Korean BBQ Sauce.
We're lucky to have a large selection of pizzerias offering a gluten free crust. Some are the standard frozen variety, while other restaurants make their own dough. As always, exercise caution when ordering from a pizza place that cooks gluten-filled pizzas in the same oven. Only you know whether you can safely eat when there is a risk of cross-contamination, so be proactive and ask lots of questions before you decide whether you are comfortable ordering food.
Brick Oven Pizzeria and Pub: Located in Grand Island, New York this pizzeria offers a variety of gluten free pies, wings, and french fries. Choose from one of their flavorful specialty pizzas, or make your own. Best of all, this place has a drive-thru so if you feel like getting out of the house but don't want to change out of your PJ's, you are good to go.
I Love: Honestly, I've tried nearly all of their gluten free specialty pizza options, and I've never been disappointed! They have red sauce and white sauce pizzas, and all varieties are awesome! If I had to pick right now, I'd recommend the Gluten Free Stinger Pizza, which comes with a Creamy Blue Cheese Base, and is Topped with Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese, Hot Peppers, Onions, Steak, and Chicken Fingers (*get grilled chicken to make this gluten free). The wings are great too, and I always order hot wings, extra saucy, extra crispy. If I'm feeling particularly feisty I'll tag on a side order of french fries.
Picasso's Pizza: Lancaster, New York's Picasso's is a time-honored favorite for pizza consumers. They have a huge variety of gluten free specialty pizzas, or you can make your own. They also deliver.
I Love: Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza. They have the tiny, thick-cut "cup and char" pepperoni and it's so good you won't want anything else on your pizza ever again!
My Tomato Pie: Located next to Tops in Amherst, New York this restaurant has a full bar and offers a variety of gluten free options including pizza, pasta, soup, and entrees.
I Love: Their 10" Gluten Free Nicholas Pizza with red sauce, Italian Sausage, Broccoli, Crushed Red Pepper, Mozzarella, and Romano.
I Love: Their homemade creamy Tomato Basil Soup, House Salad with intense tomato flavored Creamy Tomato Basil dressing, Zesty Chicken Gluten Free Pasta with Grilled Blackened Chicken, Sautéed Broccoli and Portobello Mushrooms in a Cajun Cream Sauce, and the Gluten Free Key Lime Pie with Coconut Almond Crust.
Dick and Jenny's: This fun restaurant brings creole flair to Grand Island. Their dedicated gluten free menu includes New Orleans favorites such as oysters, deviled eggs, shrimp and grits, and ribs.
I Love: Gluten Free Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp Remoulade, Smokey Char-Grilled Oysters, Gluten Free Shrimp and Grits, Gluten Free Maple BBQ Smoked Baby Back Ribs with Slow Cooked Greens and Muranda Cheese Co. Colby Corn Grits.
El Cubilete Mexican Restaurant: They have the best margarita pitchers in town, and a nearly-endless menu of Mexican favorites including gluten free guacamole, tacos, and enchiladas.
I Love: Queso Fundido Mexican Cheese Dip with Sausage, Chips and Guacamole, Camarones al Chipotle (Shrimp in Chipotle Cream Sauce), and Tacos de Chorizo (Tacos with chorizo meat and fillings of your choice).
Asian Star Chinese Restaurant: West Seneca, New York. Anyone following a gluten free diet knows that finding a quality Asian restaurant that doesn't use soy sauce chock full of gluten can be like trying to find a lost earring back on a tile bathroom floor. Well, you can stop looking, because this place can make nearly everything on the menu gluten free, including your deep-fried Chinese takeout favorites! It's so good, I may have even eaten here on Christmas Day for dinner, "A Christmas Story" style. It was amazing, and when I got home all I had to do was curl up and watch Christmas movies next to my Christmas tree.
I Love: Gluten Free General Tso's Chicken, Gluten Free Crispy Sesame Chicken, Gluten Free Pork Fried Rice, and Gluten Free Kung Pao Three Delight.
Fuji Grill Sushi: This local chain has several locations and offers gluten free sushi rolls that are actually fun! No more boring California rolls for you! They also offer gluten free soy sauce. Most locations have several tables where they offer "dinner and a show" with gluten free hibachi chefs, and they do takeout orders. Each location has a separate menu, so be sure to check out what special items they may be able to make gluten free. This is my go-to when my SO is out of town!
I Love: Gluten Free Angry Birds Roll (with crab, served warm, and so addictive), Gluten Free Buffalo Roll with Salmon, Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Crab Meat, Gluten Free Tropical Lobster Roll with Spicy Lobster Salad, Avocado, and Mango in Soy Bean Wrap, and Susan Roll with Spicy Tuna inside and Tuna outside in a sweet little heart-shape.
Buffalo, New York Gluten Free Resources
Here are some of my most trusted resources. Click on the links to visit the resources directly.
Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group: This group maintains a treasure trove of resources including an extensive list of local restaurants that provide gluten free breads, baked goods, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, and more. They also hold regular meetings with samples of gluten free products, and host 100% gluten free dining events.
Find Me Gluten Free Buffalo, New York: The Find Me Gluten Free app and website are driven by user recommendations and reviews. Some of my favorite spots are listed here. If you don't see a known gluten free restaurant in the database, be sure to add it. This is a great resource for traveling as well, as has information for lots of cities and countries.
Buffalo Newspaper: The Buffalo News published an article in January 2019 suggesting gluten free places to eat. Check it out!
Tripadvisor Buffalo, New York: Tripadvisor is driven by user feedback and reviews and has an extensive list of gluten free places to eat in Buffalo, New York. Be sure to check out the reviews and contact the restaurant ahead of your visit to ensure that your dietary needs can be accommodated. There is nothing more disappointing than showing up somewhere expecting to be able to eat a decent meal, and then being told they are out of or stopped carrying gluten free bread/pizza/pasta and now your meal will be boring and sad. Pick up the phone and call them first!
Blog disclaimer: This blog, and its author, are not affiliated in any way with the resources mentioned above, and does not make any representations, warranties, or guarantees about the information contained therein.
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