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14 Nashville Restaurants With Great Gluten-Free Options

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Once upon a time, asking for gluten-free menu options in Nashville nearly guaranteed a blank stare. But Nashville’s come a long way, and those with a gluten allergy, sensitivity, or Celiac disease can indulge in a perfectly blistered pie crust or an al dente bowl of pasta alongside the best of them.

Nashville offers a wide range of seriously good gluten-free eats and treats. From neighborhood bakeries and taco shops to high-end dining destinations, rest assured that decent options await. A quick note of caution, though: some of these locations aren’t dedicated gluten-free facilities. Always be sure to let the restaurant know about any allergies before dining.

New to this update? Gulch Pan-Asian hotspot Sunda, Jack’s Barbecue, and True Food Kitchen. Have a favorite celiac-friendly menu around town? Email us nashville@eater.com and let us know your go-tos for gluten-free food.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Vegan Vee Gluten-Free Bakery

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306 46th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

Gluten-intolerant dessertheads who have resigned themselves to never eating cookie dough again can breathe easy thanks to Vegan Vee. A dedicated gluten-free (and yes, vegan) bakery, their take-and-bake cookie dough is meant to be thrown into the oven, but there’s certainly no shame in sneaking a few bites straight from the package. Vee also sells GF-friendly brownies, cakes, rolls, doughnuts, and cupcakes from their storefront Friday through Saturday until 2 p.m.

Vegan Vee

2. Farm Burger Nashville

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4013 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 810-9492
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Those with a hankering for a good ol’ grass-fed burger can get their fill at this Sylvan Heights joint by subbing out the standard bun with a Mountain Farms gluten-free bun. Toppings here range from tried-and-true staples like grainy mustard and tomatoes to more exotic options such as roasted bone marrow and oxtail marmalade.

3 City Ave #200
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 329-2377
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This fast-casual, plant-based eatery in the West End fully embraces the virtues of the forever-popular avocado. The menu — which is also completely Kosher — focuses on veggies and legumes, but clearly denotes when a dish contains gluten. A small, but mighty list of gluten-free and gluten-reduced beer accompanies dishes like a kelp pad thai and kimchi spring rolls.

4. True Food Kitchen

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3996 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 383-7333
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Most of the menu at Green Hills’ True Food Kitchen is deemed gluten-free and includes a wide range of options beyond salads and grilled meats. Try the pan-seared sea bass with cauliflower rice or the spaghetti squash casserole comprised of DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini, and fresh mozzarella.

Pizza, salads, chicken dishes and healthy sides available for pickup at True Food Kitchen. True Food Kitchen/Facebook

5. Fido

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1812 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 777-3436
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Housed in a former pet shop, this coffeehouse-bistro hybrid from the Bongo crew offers up a gluten-free bread option for their grass-fed beef and lamb burgers, as well as their sandwiches. Gluten-free-friendly sides — like roasted sweet potatoes and fruit — are offered in addition to the main plates.

6. Amerigo Italian Restaurant

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1920 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 320-1740
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Gluten-sensitive Italian food? At this popular Midtown spot, that’s not a misnomer. Customers are welcome to request a special gluten-sensitive menu that includes pizza, pasta carbonara, and a peanut butter blondie made with rocky road ganache.

7. Two Boots Nashville

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1925 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 340-4343
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This NYC-based chain caters to the gluten-free crowd's late-night pizza dreams with a special crust developed by Venice Bakery in California. If their eclectic menu of pies doesn’t quite catch your attention, you can opt to build your own using a roster of fresh veggies and Cajun meat.

8. bartaco 12 South

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2526 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 269-8226
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The Nashville outpost of this laid-back, coastal-themed taqueria is a gluten-free paradise — using corn tortillas and fried plantains, just about the entire menu is sans gluten. In fact, the few items that contain it are clearly marked on the menu. Bartaco also has dedicated gluten-free fryers that they fire up when notified of a gluten sensitivity. Duck quesadillas, pork belly rice bowls, and icy margaritas round out the offerings.

9. Sunda Nashville

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592 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 610-7566
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From nigiri, sashimi, and signature crispy rice to entrees like pad Thai and chicken inasal, Billy Dec’s Gulch outpost of Chicago-born hotspot Sunda offers everything diners want for a delicious pan-Asian meal. 

A platter of crispy rice sushi. Sunda [Official Photo]

10. Jack's Bar-B-Que

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416 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 254-5715
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The Broadway barbecue temple might be all about the meat, but they’re also pretty informed about celiac needs. Of course, the meats are GF-friendly, but so are all of the sauces. They take care to change gloves, cutting boards, and utensils for gluten-free diners, and the corn, slaw, beans, and potato salad are all gluten-free too, so just load up on meats and there’s not a hankering for a bun to be had.

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11. Mangia Nashville

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701 Craighead St
Berry Hill, TN 37204
(615) 750-5233
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Mangia’s manager and the owner’s wife have celiac disease and eat Mangia’s food daily, so Mangia is actually one of the most celiac-friendly Italian restaurants in the U.S., and anything on the menu can be easily prepared gluten-free. The restaurant even has a dedicated prep area and fryer for the cause. Everything from bread crumbs to zeppole dough is safe here for those off gluten. Get a guilt-free eggplant parm or even focaccia for the table (made seven hours before any gluten-containing flour is used in their facility, to avoid cross-contact in preparation and baking).

12. Sunflower Cafe

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2834 Azalea Pl
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 457-2568
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This quaint, cheerful cottage in Berry Hills offers vegetarian items for lunch and dinner, including vegan and gluten-free items like burgers and salads. They make their gluten-free buns in-house, but also offer a brown rice wrap that comes stuffed with portobello caps, curry chickpeas, and buffalo tempeh. Sunflower also serves up an assortment of craft beer (ask for their gluten-free options) and kombucha during their weekday happy hour for less than $3.

13. The Pfunky Griddle

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2800 Bransford Ave
Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 298-2088
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Funky phonetics aside, the pancakes at this DIY griddle joint are serious business. Ask for their special gluten-free batter and then top it with one of over 25 sweet and savory options. They also offer gluten-free versions of French toast, grilled cheese, and its soup soulmate, tomato basil.

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14. Butcher & Bee

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902 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 226-3322
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Executive chef Bryan Lee Weaver’s full-service spot puts an inventive spin on tapas. Located in a mod industrial space in East Nashville, the menu at this culinary darling changes regularly but frequently features gluten-free friendly items like salads, hummus, and hearty meat dishes. Just let them know before ordering about a food sensitivity, and they’ll happily accommodate.

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1. Vegan Vee Gluten-Free Bakery

306 46th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209
Vegan Vee

Gluten-intolerant dessertheads who have resigned themselves to never eating cookie dough again can breathe easy thanks to Vegan Vee. A dedicated gluten-free (and yes, vegan) bakery, their take-and-bake cookie dough is meant to be thrown into the oven, but there’s certainly no shame in sneaking a few bites straight from the package. Vee also sells GF-friendly brownies, cakes, rolls, doughnuts, and cupcakes from their storefront Friday through Saturday until 2 p.m.

306 46th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209

2. Farm Burger Nashville

4013 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209

Those with a hankering for a good ol’ grass-fed burger can get their fill at this Sylvan Heights joint by subbing out the standard bun with a Mountain Farms gluten-free bun. Toppings here range from tried-and-true staples like grainy mustard and tomatoes to more exotic options such as roasted bone marrow and oxtail marmalade.

4013 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209

3. AVO

3 City Ave #200, Nashville, TN 37209

This fast-casual, plant-based eatery in the West End fully embraces the virtues of the forever-popular avocado. The menu — which is also completely Kosher — focuses on veggies and legumes, but clearly denotes when a dish contains gluten. A small, but mighty list of gluten-free and gluten-reduced beer accompanies dishes like a kelp pad thai and kimchi spring rolls.

3 City Ave #200
Nashville, TN 37209

4. True Food Kitchen

3996 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215
Pizza, salads, chicken dishes and healthy sides available for pickup at True Food Kitchen. True Food Kitchen/Facebook

Most of the menu at Green Hills’ True Food Kitchen is deemed gluten-free and includes a wide range of options beyond salads and grilled meats. Try the pan-seared sea bass with cauliflower rice or the spaghetti squash casserole comprised of DiNapoli tomatoes, caramelized onion, zucchini, and fresh mozzarella.

3996 Hillsboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37215

5. Fido

1812 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Housed in a former pet shop, this coffeehouse-bistro hybrid from the Bongo crew offers up a gluten-free bread option for their grass-fed beef and lamb burgers, as well as their sandwiches. Gluten-free-friendly sides — like roasted sweet potatoes and fruit — are offered in addition to the main plates.

1812 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212

6. Amerigo Italian Restaurant

1920 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Gluten-sensitive Italian food? At this popular Midtown spot, that’s not a misnomer. Customers are welcome to request a special gluten-sensitive menu that includes pizza, pasta carbonara, and a peanut butter blondie made with rocky road ganache.

1920 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

7. Two Boots Nashville

1925 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203

This NYC-based chain caters to the gluten-free crowd's late-night pizza dreams with a special crust developed by Venice Bakery in California. If their eclectic menu of pies doesn’t quite catch your attention, you can opt to build your own using a roster of fresh veggies and Cajun meat.

1925 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

8. bartaco 12 South

2526 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

The Nashville outpost of this laid-back, coastal-themed taqueria is a gluten-free paradise — using corn tortillas and fried plantains, just about the entire menu is sans gluten. In fact, the few items that contain it are clearly marked on the menu. Bartaco also has dedicated gluten-free fryers that they fire up when notified of a gluten sensitivity. Duck quesadillas, pork belly rice bowls, and icy margaritas round out the offerings.

2526 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37204

9. Sunda Nashville

592 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
A platter of crispy rice sushi. Sunda [Official Photo]

From nigiri, sashimi, and signature crispy rice to entrees like pad Thai and chicken inasal, Billy Dec’s Gulch outpost of Chicago-born hotspot Sunda offers everything diners want for a delicious pan-Asian meal. 

592 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

10. Jack's Bar-B-Que

416 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Jack’s/Facebook

The Broadway barbecue temple might be all about the meat, but they’re also pretty informed about celiac needs. Of course, the meats are GF-friendly, but so are all of the sauces. They take care to change gloves, cutting boards, and utensils for gluten-free diners, and the corn, slaw, beans, and potato salad are all gluten-free too, so just load up on meats and there’s not a hankering for a bun to be had.

416 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

11. Mangia Nashville

701 Craighead St, Berry Hill, TN 37204

Mangia’s manager and the owner’s wife have celiac disease and eat Mangia’s food daily, so Mangia is actually one of the most celiac-friendly Italian restaurants in the U.S., and anything on the menu can be easily prepared gluten-free. The restaurant even has a dedicated prep area and fryer for the cause. Everything from bread crumbs to zeppole dough is safe here for those off gluten. Get a guilt-free eggplant parm or even focaccia for the table (made seven hours before any gluten-containing flour is used in their facility, to avoid cross-contact in preparation and baking).

701 Craighead St
Berry Hill, TN 37204

12. Sunflower Cafe

2834 Azalea Pl, Nashville, TN 37204

This quaint, cheerful cottage in Berry Hills offers vegetarian items for lunch and dinner, including vegan and gluten-free items like burgers and salads. They make their gluten-free buns in-house, but also offer a brown rice wrap that comes stuffed with portobello caps, curry chickpeas, and buffalo tempeh. Sunflower also serves up an assortment of craft beer (ask for their gluten-free options) and kombucha during their weekday happy hour for less than $3.

2834 Azalea Pl
Nashville, TN 37204

13. The Pfunky Griddle

2800 Bransford Ave, Nashville, TN 37204
Pfunky Griddle

Funky phonetics aside, the pancakes at this DIY griddle joint are serious business. Ask for their special gluten-free batter and then top it with one of over 25 sweet and savory options. They also offer gluten-free versions of French toast, grilled cheese, and its soup soulmate, tomato basil.

2800 Bransford Ave
Nashville, TN 37204

14. Butcher & Bee

902 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
Butcher & Bee Facebook/Butcher & Bee

Executive chef Bryan Lee Weaver’s full-service spot puts an inventive spin on tapas. Located in a mod industrial space in East Nashville, the menu at this culinary darling changes regularly but frequently features gluten-free friendly items like salads, hummus, and hearty meat dishes. Just let them know before ordering about a food sensitivity, and they’ll happily accommodate.

902 Main St
Nashville, TN 37206

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