gluten free for over two years, getting easier and more automatic the longer i do it. i even survived travel in Korea and Germany without getting sick- just takes self-control, a little research beforehand, and the kindness of helpful strangers. thankfully going GF here in the Triangle is easy!
754 9th St, Durham, NC 27705
great atmosphere and packed out trivia nights each wednesday. they have Omission and cider but only a few GF menu options, like burger w/o bun.
2501 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
a durham favorite. i'm always fine w/ the curries here. i also got sick in 2010, not sure what i ordered. do ask the cook about coconut soup and pad thai b/c i think they do not have soy sauce but ASK!
5826 Fayetteville St #106, Durham, NC 27713
macaroons of many varieties, great coffee, posh atmosphere. feels european. ask staff about GF cookies available. haven't asked about gelato
321 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701
raleigh's sister restaurant. mouth-watering BBQ and ribs w/ GF sauce. slaw and some other sides are also GF.
Suite A, 723 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701
some GF options on small plates and brunch menus. they also have bottled GF beer: omission and daura. steer clear of fries even though listed as GF because they are fried with fritters and non GF items
460 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
whoa...such good thai food! had coconut soup and pad thai. gf options marked on menu. get there early for dinner or expect a wait.
433 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
one kind of cupcake, which was decent...but have had so much better in NC.
1116 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705
watts delivered yet again. all i had to say to my server was GF and she rattled off the current menu options. the most flavorful peas and veggie puree with flounder.
7158 East 5th Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
delicious salads and breakfast foods. they have a list and gf wraps- just ask the staff. housemade lemonade is fabulous.
2812 Erwin Rd, Duke University, Durham, NC 27705
many GF options, but do ask lots of questions b/c there is gluten in their soups, etc., sometimes.
101 North Churton Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
gluten free penne and desserts, like the delectable chocolate tricolore mousse.
128 W 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113
GF marked on menu. chicken nachos w/ cheese sauce and smoky house-made salsa that are to die for. seriously.
221 West State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
legit house-roasted coffee with a cozy atmosphere and large selection of GF baked goods, like tiny cakes and lemon bars from Dolci di Maria
203 East State Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
cute mountain cafe with lovely outdoor seating. they have GF bread for sandwiches and some sides and entrees that are also GF.
310 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
i have died and gone to sandwich heaven. big fat pork sandwiches (veg options too) on locally made GF crusty bread from Imagine That Gluten Free. *Do ask them not to press it on the panini press bc it's used for regular bread. other house plates and sides are GF too, like maduros, rice, beans. All in an old bldg that actually looks like it's from La Havana in its glory days.
117 Market Street, Durham, NC 27701
house-made ice cream that is to die for. try salted caramel or goat's milk with blueberry. most flavors are GF, all are made from scratch so they can tell you the specific ingredients. right in the middle of downtown by the bull in a cute old bldg.
630 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
i've eaten here quite a few times and always leave enamored. NC pork BBQ w/ vinegar-based sauce should be GF unless someone has seriously screwed with pefection. i also have never found slaw that is not GF, so throughout NC, BBQ and slaw are a safe GF standby option for me. but NO hushpuppies and make sure to tell them up front you want them on a separate plate for a friend or none at all to avoid cross contamination.
2726 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham, NC 27707
house-made GF bread for sandwiches, GF cookies and almond-coconut bars, custard and mousse, and GF soups. a good lunch or snack spot! i got to meet the pastry chef and she makes all the GF stuff on site!
608 North Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701
seafood stand with seafood sourced only from the east coast, mainly from NC. the chef has celiac family members and can prepare any fish grilled with his special spice blend. the slaw and sweet tea are to die for...
610 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
renowned southern cuisine with knowledgeable staff. they can make some menu items GF, including their heralded shrimp and grits. multiple dessert items are also GF.
201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
agreed- best GF pizza ever! the crust is good and greasy and the tomato sauce brought me here back in college when i still ate gluten
914 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
not tons of options but still enough. food is excellent and the people watching view is even better!
3001 Shannon Road, Durham, NC 27707
LOVE the baja chili salad. it comes with guacamole, dark green lettuce, chili, cheese and tortilla strips. if i want to spend less, i get a baked potato and a small chili, maybe a frosty too!
746 9th Street, Durham, NC 27705
Cozy Argentine steak house. Pricey but good steaks and veggie sides like broccolini.
908 Cridland Road, Greensboro, NC 27408
Local, real food. Casual dinner or lunch. Kind staff.
702 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408
So delicious, especially the salads. amazing outdoor terrace.
8200 Renaissance Parkway, Durham, NC 27713
unbelieveable "trace of gluten" donuts served once a week, usually wednesdays. they change out the oil in the fryers and fry these donuts before all the regular ones. they can't be called totally GF bc there are so many regular donuts made in the space and equipment. depends on how sensitive you are.
345 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
exceptional lunch spot. house made soups, fresh salads. the staff is really friendly and knows their ingredients well.
1735 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC 27340
adorable local grocer with a large selection of GF products, i think b/c the owner is GF. they have some tables and light food to eat there/take out. rumored to have live music farmers' market saturdays during the summer. try baked goods from Imagine That Gluten Free- cherry pie is yum.
1715 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC 27340
gorgeous views of the Haw River from deck dining at the top of a restored mill. live music on weekends, cozy bar, and delicious gluten free shepherd's pie. they also have dry cider on tap.
420 W Geer St, Durham, NC 27701
gorgeous renovated auto shop turned coffee/tea/hot chocolate shop. hand poured coffee, free wifi, and several GF baked goods. a good indoor-outdoor place to work
6601 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28211
lots of local, healthy options to choose from. i had roasted chicken, roasted beets, and potatoes au gratin. all were delicious. we did have really slow service, they seemed understaffed. my friends say they usually get great service here, though.
2424 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
a NoDa legend. they NEVER close, welcoming first responders and all sorts of folk into their eclectic living room. tons of GF dessert, from the usual custards and macarons to tea cakes, chocolate cups and more. the russian tea is delightful and my friend swears by their coffee.
721 Broad St, Durham, NC 27705
so many sweet and savory GF options! fresh OJ too. cute little place near Duke.
7705 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
cozy, fresh atmosphere w/ helpful staff and GF options like salads, sandwiches w/o bread. large variety of coffee drinks including pour-over.
2818 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707
upscale Cuban in an adorable old house. GF pork and beef dishes, rice and beans, salad, coconut flan and sorbet. friendly staff- the chef and owner even stopped by our table.
2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard #1, Durham, NC 27707
a favorite local spot. lovely outdoor dining (and nice indoor too). salads, soups, coffee, free wifi. GF cookie "mandel hornchen" and GF panna cotta.
401 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701
i could have died when i found out Durham's premier cupcake shop alwayas has housemade GF cupcakes! the frittata is the best i've ever had. they also have macaroons, and some lunch sandwiches that can be made breadless as a salad. good coffee, free wifi, and a big city atmosphere. what more can you ask for?
2745 Lavista Road, Decatur, GA 30033
GF vanilla ans chocolate cupcakes. i had chocolate which was good but a little dry. tasty GF oatmeal rasin cookies too.
2743 Lavista Road, Decatur, GA 30033
mexican food and bbq too. salsa bar and lots of menu options that are corn-based and GF. green's amber bottle beer.
325 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
delish! pollo brava (roasted chicken) is crispy but not dry. bacon wrapped dates are delightful. lots of GF tapas, simple soups, paella also.
2514 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
classy, delicious, lots of GF options. good for a special occasion. baked hot chocolate is fab, w/o biscotti.
3710 Shannon Rd, Shannon Plaza, Durham, NC 27707
good coffee, several different baked goods, and GF bread for sandwiches, nice atmosphere. i think they have wifi but i had trouble getting it to work.
3630 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
straight up indian food. they have a weekend buffet for $18, with most things on it GF- just ask the staff. good lamb, potatoes, eggplant, rice, tandoori chicken. they have GF dessert on the buffet too- rice pudding and a cheese based thing.
2103 N Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27704
real mexcian food= every celiac's best friend. this is my local taco joint run by a kind mexican family. they make corn tortillas from scratch, some of them even big enough for GF quesadillas. most meat fillings are also GF, as are all the salsas. my favorites are "al pastor", "carnitas", and "carne asada". and it's cheap, too!
100 Woodland Pond Dr, Cary, NC 27513
the most refined afternoon tea and weekend brunch in the triangle. the staff and kitchen know gluten free, they even ask about dietary needs when you call to make a reservation. everything is upscale and reliably delicious. how many places make GF scones, tea snacks, and mini desserts for you?
109 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
bowled over by the sheer perfection of this place. really authentic spanish tapas, atmosphere w/ class, top notch wine list, and too too many GF options. you have to ask as they're not marked, but there are olives, nuts, salads, cold meat plates, hot meat dishes, grits, tortilla espanola, and cheese.
644 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701
three words: sunday brunch buffet. everything was divine and they even made me a special banana pudding b/c the one on the buffet had nilla wafers. take that, golden corral! also fab patio for summer evening drinks.
401 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701
upscale brunch and dinner made from local ingredients. they have risotto and other dishes that are GF, but you have to check with your server. good wine list, close to downtown.
320 Davidson Ave, Durham, NC 27704
amazing peruvian-style rotisserie chicken. they have lots of non wheat side options like rice and beans, fried plantains. check w/ staff regarding each side dish as i don't know about all of them. last time i asked she said they don't fry any breaded items in the fryer, but just double check. try the chicha morada, a peruvian beverage made from purple corn juice, pineapple juice, and spices.
411 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
very reasonable priced italian food in a cozy atmosphere. GF menu has lots of pizza, pasta, and salad options. pizza crust is thin crust and very tasty. banana ice cream brulee dessert iis fantastic.
307 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
greens and st peters beer in bottles, as well as several cider selections. some menu items can be prepared GF but fries are in same fryer as gluten stuff. (and one salad dressing has lambic, so watch out for that too). great atmosphere.
107 E Parrish St #105, Durham, NC 27701
now serving Omission pale ale by Widmer Bros! only GF side i know of there is pickled veggies but they rock! burgers are so filling you barely need a side. love the outdoor dining area and Enomatic wine machine.
5420 Durham chapel hill blvd, Durham, NC 27707
former artists' residence and studio provides amazing atmosphere for coffee during the day or wine on weekend evenings. they sell GF cookies, etc., from ZenCat bakery.
32 Palmetto Bay Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
quaint atmosphere, homecooked food, best bananaa pudding. live music sometimes. try the moonshine cocktails.
71 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
amazing ribs, entrees with unique flavors, ask for GF menu
4201 University Dr, Durham, NC 27707
red curry duck, the best drunken noodles in town, so good! i like the durham location better then chapel hill.
501 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
BOGO free pizza after 10pm! Daura beer (my fave) sold in bottles, Glutey Tooty baked goods from Durham, and did i mention trivia night (w/ prizes) every saturday?!!
410 Market St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
great food, lots of different asian options, e.g. food from singpore, malaysia. dinner is pricey but lunch is much cheaper.
1009 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
cheap but good coffee, the kindest staff ever, and legendary BLT's on GF bread!
410 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
a long time favorite in downtown Chapel Hill. reasonable prices for great food. very casual atmosphere. lots of things come w/ pita bread on the plate, so be sure to tell them no pita. if you can't find parking on the street, park behind the deli in a lot on rosemary st.
200 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
if you want to go out for fancy Mexican, this is the place. lots of GF options on the menu, just ask your server. flank steak= yum. they have some of the best cocktails in town, like the passionfruit caipirinha and the pisco sour.
410 Blackwell St., Suite 100, Durham, NC, 27701
i've always been a fan of their pizza and the GF one is good. i think they also have GF beer. however, be warned- the 12" GF pizza is $18, at least in Durham. i don't think it used to be that pricey and the GF pizza at other places like Brixx and Lilly's is cheaper, i think. mellow mushroom is safe and good quality but be prepared to spend a lot.
115 N Duke St, Durham, NC 27701
great coffee, nice staff, usually have at least one kind of GF baked goods (flourless chocolate torte, brownies, etc)
900 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701
awesome brunch! And 1 of the waitresses Is even gluten free
Ferry Bldg, 1 Ferry Bldg, San Francisco, CA 94111
loved it! pigged out on bagels, cookie, cinnamon roll (my favorite), and cheese danish. all so good considering everything was GF.
601 W Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
My favorite coffee/work spot in carrboro. free wifi. Great atmosphere and outdoor seating! Never too crowded.
3121 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612
huge gluten free menu, helpful staff, GF pasta shells, GF focaccia bread
1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27608
great pizza, GF and reg. small atmosphere in a cool neighborhood.
1903 Westridge Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408
popular local spot GF menu good casual food
917 W Grace St, Richmond, VA 23284
deliciuos, great cozy atmosphere, and nice service
280 S Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701
happy hour food specials m-w 4:30-5:30 overlooks the Bulls stadium lots of TVs ACE perry cider on tap
324 Blackwell St, Durham, NC 27701
burgers, salads, chili bottled GF beer available (Daura)