If you have gluten allergies, you are probably constantly searching for where to grab the best meals. But luckily, there are lots of options in Northern Virginia. Here are some great spots around the region to grab gluten-sensitive breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. Happy eating!
Lost Dog Café’s gluten-free pizza crust is quite tasty. The best way to experience it by ordering up a “create your own” individual small pizza. You can put your own choice of sauce, cheese, and veggies or meat, depending on your level of gluten sensitivity. The vegetable selection alone is amazing — there’s everything from artichokes to tomatoes, mushrooms to green peppers, and so much more. Multiple locations
Fairfax-based Artie’s is a great place to visit if you have gluten allergies. The modern American eatery serves up lots of seafood and meat classics with a boathouse decoration vibe — but they also have an entire gluten-sensitive menu. The naked sandwiches can be served with gluten-free bread for an additional fee. The grilled chicken and Havarti cheese with arugula, roasted peppers, and mustard mayo is a savory stack of deliciousness. If you want to go more of the classic route, try the bacon cheeseburger with certified Angus beef, applewood smoked bacon, American cheese, and wicked sauce. The gluten-sensitive dinner can be found here. 3260 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax
If you have gluten allergies and long for a really good dressing on your salad, you’ll love the dressing choices at Farmtruck Pizza & Greens — which is easily the best part of the menu. Noteworthy choices include creamy parmesan, lemon tahini, and honey sriracha. Farmtruck Pizza & Greens was inspired by the founder’s upbringing on a Pennsylvania farm. They pride themselves on farm-to-table offerings and healthy grains and greens, hormone and antibiotic-free meats, as well as locally sourced produce and ingredients when available. 14385 Newbrook Dr., Chantilly
As most DMV locals know, Silver Diner is not your average diner. They have been adding more heart-healthy, plant-based/vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options in recent years. If you’ve got gluten sensitivities and still want to partake in a fun brunch with friends, visit any of Silver Diner’s Northern Virginia locations for a gluten-free, first meal of the day favorites like quinoa coconut pancakes. They are topped with blueberries, pecans, grilled bananas, fresh strawberries, and fruit and agave syrup for a sweet treat. Multiple locations
True Food Kitchen’s “gluten-friendly” choices, as they’re called, are quite numerous. True Food’s bowls are must-tries, including the gluten-friendly teriyaki quinoa bowl and Korean noodle bowl. As far as entrees, don’t miss the grilled sustainable salmon or lasagna Bolognese. End your meal with any of the restaurant’s dessert options, which are all gluten-friendly. The flourless chocolate cake is quite decadent and the summer mango tart is the perfect late summer treat. Multiple locations
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