Anyone who has been to Tampa can attest to the city’s vibrant atmosphere – there are no shortages of things to do or places to eat. Over the last few years, Tampa’s food scene has grown to become inclusive of all diets while boasting a wide array of cuisines and dining options, from locally grown cafes to restaurants.
No matter what you fancy seeing or doing, we are sure you’ll want delicious food to fuel your day or cap the night off. Thankfully, it won’t be hard to find something to your taste in this city, even if you are gluten-intolerant.
Whether you are a seasoned celiac or a beginner still trying to figure out how to eat gluten-free you’ll find a place to eat on this list. Keep reading for our top picks for the best gluten-free restaurants Tampa has to offer!
Best Gluten-Free Restaurants In Tampa
More and more spots cater to those with dietary restrictions, making it less of a hassle to find something delicious and healthy to eat. Below are our top picks on where to eat gluten-free, Tampa style:
Tampa Gourmet Pizza Company
610 S. Armenia Ave., Tampa, FL 33609
Tampa Gourmet Pizza Company has been offering delicious and creatively healthy pizza options by Hyde Park since 1999. The restaurant makes its dough, sauces, and marinades from scratch and only uses the freshest produce and locally sourced meats. Its goal is to redefine the pizza experience by serving only the best to customers and it serves gluten-free pizza Tampa can be proud of.
This commitment to good taste also extends to its vegan pizza options. Each pizza is hand-tossed, and you have the option to customize your own – no matter your dietary requirements!
516 N Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602 / 109 N 12th St, Ste #110, Tampa, FL 33602
Bamboozle came about from the owner’s dream to combine their Vietnamese heritage with their love for travel, food, and an active lifestyle. That’s why the restaurant specializes in fresh rolls and salads filled with the healthiest herbs and veggies.
Bamboozle delivers a delicious taste of Vietnamese cuisine without compromising on ingredients or health. Dishes are affordable to encourage the community to participate in healthier lifestyles. The best part is that much of the menu is gluten-free, which is clearly indicated in the menu – you won’t have any trouble distinguishing the options.
1350 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
Fresh Kitchen is committed to good food that nourishes the body and energizes you with its twist on unhealthy fast food. The best part? It’s 100% gluten-free.
Fresh Kitchen serves chef-inspired bowls with antibiotic-free “meats” and homemade sauces. You pick your base, veggies, and protein, then top it all off with sauces and add-ons. It also has fresh-pressed juices and delicious teas.
1501 Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33606
On Swann is a great date-night restaurant with contemporary American fare. It might not have a gluten-free menu, but It does have quite a few gluten-free options, and you can substitute for gluten-free sides. Its servers are also very knowledgeable about dietary restrictions and have been known to bake french fries to avoid cross-contamination.
On Swann has a great charcuterie board which is very generous, and its cobia comes well-recommended. It also has excellent cocktails, making On Swann the place to be for a night out! Be sure to make a reservation as this spot is popular.
1810 North Highland Ave., Tampa Heights, Tampa, FL 33602
Ulele is a unique gastronomic experience with excellent food and distinct flavors. This is not the kind of place with one cursory gluten-free dish. – its menu is also peppered with gluten-free options. You can choose from salads, seafood, and more.
Start with one of its salads (all of them are gluten-free) and then get the seafood risotto. End with the flourless chocolate torte – it’s well worth the calories!
Be sure to mention you are gluten-free to your server, as there might be more menu items that can be made gluten-free by way of substitutions.
3636 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, FL 3309
For gluten-intolerant people that are sensitive even to cross-contamination, Little Leon is the place for you. This restaurant is completely gluten-free, and the menu also indicated which items are dairy-free or vegan.
It serves hearty, healthy, and delicious bowls and salads that are jam-packed with the best and freshest ingredients. You have the option to choose from its delightfully named set menu or build your own dish. Those customizing their own meals can choose the size, base, veggies, and protein.
Looking to spice up your night? Try out the house-made beverages, which include craft beer and canned wine.
The Naked Farmer
1001 Water St., Tampa, FL 33602
The Naked Farmer is committed to locally sourced food. Its menu is teeming with fresh veggies and healthy options. It works very closely with its suppliers and therefore only serves the best of the best produce it can find.
Serving up delicious bowls with locally sourced ingredients, The Naked Farmer makes it easy to be gluten-free. You can just specify what you want in your bowl and the premade bowls that contain wheat are labeled.
It’s a great place to stop by and grab a quick meal no matter what your dietary restrictions are!
908 S Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606-2419
An American diner with a twist, Daily Eats has a lot of gluten-free options on its menu.
Order one of its shredder bowls like the New York Bleu, or try one of its omelets. The Goat (goat cheese and sauteed spinach topped with avocado) is especially delicious! You can also substitute any of its bread with a gluten-free bun.
In Tampa, you won’t have trouble finding gluten-free options or gluten-free restaurants. Tampa’s culinary scene has had an incredible boom over the past few years – wherever you find yourself, you can be sure that a delicious, fresh, gluten-free meal is within reach. Try out our recommendations and experience the best flavors of Tampa!
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