Because each restaurant varies in their use of ingredients and recipes, these dishes are not guaranteed to be gluten-free wherever you go. But these are some of the best gluten-free options. When in doubt, always ask to see ingredients.
2. Nicoise Salad
Made with: tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, olives, anchovies, and a vinaigrette. Sometimes served on a bed of lettuce. As always, it’s a good idea to ask the specific type of dressing being used.
Made with: rice cooked in broth to a creamy consistency. Beans and meat can sometimes be added in as well.
4. Corn Tortilla Dishes
Made with: corn instead of flour. Choosing corn tortillas instead of flour will open up a whole new world. Try out some chicken fajitas or beef tacos.
Made with: precooked corn flour. They can be served with basically whatever meat, cheese, or gluten-free filling or topping you want.
6. Pad Thai
Made with: stir-fried rice noodles cooked with eggs and sometimes meat such as shrimp or chicken. The dish is usually topped with peanuts and peanut sauce.
7. Sauerkraut and Sausage
Made with: pickled cabbage and sausage with onions and salt and pepper, or other seasoning.
Made with: cilantro, parsley, garlic, oil, and chiles. It’s perfect with just about any meat or rice dish.
9. Lamb Kebab
Made with: lamb with occasional seasonings, so be sure to ask just in case. But with a side Greek salad, this is a meal worth getting excited about.
Made with: rice topped with vegetables, eggs, meat, sesame oil and seeds, and chili sauce. Watch our for soy and other sauces that could potentially have gluten in them.
Made with: combination of potatoes mashed with one or several other vegetables, sometimes with bacon or sausage.
14. Teff Injera
Made with: teff flour, which is gluten-free. However, some places in the U.S. make these big, slightly sourdough-y flatbreads with wheat flour. So of course it’s important to ask for ingredients if necessary.
15. Buckwheat Crepes
Made with: buckwheat flour! Buckwheat flour is gluten-free and these crepes can be topped with your favorite fresh fruits or savory things. Yum.
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