Root Down

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 67 ratings
$$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Dedicated Fryer + 15 more
94% of 54 votes say it's Celiac friendly

8500 Peña Boulevard, Jeppesen Terminal, Denver, CO 80249 Directions

(303) 342-6959
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Celiac friendly- nearly everything on the menu can be made gluten free and without cross-contamination if you tell them you have celiac disease. And they have BEER. 😍

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    Fantastic food and a wide selection of both gluten free and vegan options. Even had great service, I’d recommend if your traveling through Denver to make the time to stop here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Tons of gf options (chicken and waffles, sweet potato fries, burgers, salads). Also fresh local "real" food in an airport, and really friendly service. Looking forward to future Denver layovers because the food is that good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Very tasty food, outstanding for an airport. This last time we came to the airport early so we could eat here before our flight. Yum.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Had GF chicken and waffles- awesome for an airport!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    GF CHICKEN AND WAFFLES!! Whaat?! stopped in at En Root, the To Go section of the restaurant, and they have an incredible gf menu ready to go in less than ten minutes! Didn’t even flinch when I mentioned Celiac. Amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    i would come here again. they made it to Gate C area, which services southwest flights. you might need to wait to be seated, but friendly staff. lots of food options. share your celiac concerns to your server, and they can make it celiac safe

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    The staff was friendly and nice, and there are so many gluten free choices. I had the breakfast tacos and they were amazing. Our server seemed to know which items were gluten free and what would be modified, if anything.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Almost everything on menu can be prepared gluten free. GF beers (yuck) and ciders. Bun on burger so good I asked two people to confirm it was GF. If this place was near my home, rather than past security at airport, I’d still go!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    Had their cheese steak sandwich on GF bun and sweet potato fries. Have had no problems.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    Was here a year or two ago and had a great experience. However I ordered the crispy chicken tacos from the gf list and despite assurances of good practices from my waitress and my plate even having an allergy flag on my plate, I still got glutened. Not a good experience prior to a 3 hour flight.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    Glad to find this great option during a layover. I often have to grab a Kind bar in airports as my options are limited. This restaurant had so many GF options including things I never get to have like Chicken and waffles! Had a lovely beet salad and chicken and waffles. All great. With great service. Except for the airplanes I see out the window, I forgot I was at an airport.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    No matter what concourse you leave out of take the train to Concourse C and eat here.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Went here in between flights based on reviews that it was safe for celiac's. I made very clear that I'm a celiac to the host and waitress. Waitress assured me my food would be safe. When the food arrived it was very obvious that it was NOT gluten free. When we asked to see the waitress she immediately said Oh No that's NOT gluten free and swept my plate away. Thank goodness I knew to look and check before just starting eating otherwise I would have been in Serious trouble.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    11 months ago

    I had the almond buttermilk pancakes, they were okay, but I got a stomach ache shortly after and haven't felt well since so I think there might have been some cross contamination. I did confirm they were gf, but maybe some surfaces are shared in the kitchen.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    It's hard to find good GF food in the airport, but Root Down has plenty of breakfast options. My breakfast was delicious, I was served quickly, and my server (Donald) was friendly and helpful with the menu. This is my new favorite place to eat at DIA!!

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Was looking forward to a healthy gluten free vegetarian restaurant. The edamame is absolutely delicious. However my husband's medium-rare Burger came well done and the burrata salad was terrible. Absolutely no flavor with any of the vegetables in it. Very disappointed! Especially when we received a $58 bill

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Finally! An almost all gluten free restaurant in the C concourse at DEN airport! I had the GF Steel cut oatmeal with mango purée/almonds and it amazing! I can't wait to eat there on my next layover. So many mouth watering options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I love this place. Actually came to the airport early just so I could spend time here. The bartender asks if you have any food allergies as you're placing your order. What restaurant does that?! Last time I had a drink and some sweet potato waffle fries (dedicated fryer), this time I'm having GF pancakes. Not because I need them, but because they're on the menu. I wish there were more places like this!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Best airport food options. Really hard to decide. Tacos, pancakes, croissants... Great vibe, excellent staff.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    The best airport breakfast you can get! I got the gf egg sandwich and it had a delicious side of arugula and beautiful, colorful roasted potatoes. Yum!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Excellent gf food. Knowledgeable staff. My daughter had the grilled cheese, not your ordinary cheese sandwich and I had the turkey burger on a great gf bun.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Gluten Free quiche !!! it was great! lovely staff, airport prices so don't be surprised about the cost, but easily the best airport food I've had in the US!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food. Fries in separate fryer. Great gluten free buns.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious, unique, and worth the price! We had the griddled cheese, Short rib tacos, and the banana creme brulee pie. My only complaint was the orange sauce with the dessert, it really took away from the delicious flavors, maybe try it on the side. Other than that it was AWESOME!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Now in the C terminal. Pancakes are amazing!! Benedict was great. Can't wait to come back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    So yummy! Their menu has several items noted as Gf. The server confirmed they have a dedicated fryer for Gf foods. Yummy fries! Even had gf dessert for the kiddos (chocolate pudding). Great spot!! Located in Terminal C in the middle of the concourse.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great food, good gf beer selection, and knowledgeable staff. just wish I didn't have to go to the airport to eat there. hopefully they will expand off airport...

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Amazing! Was able to sit down and have a delicious GF meal - lamb sliders on GF mini buns with a GF yogurt mint sauce that was to die for! And waffle sweet potato fries! Very knowledgeable staff and well marked GF items (though you must alert them that you are GF so they make appropriate accommodations). Will Hope to have future layovers here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I had a burger gluten free bun and it was absolutely delicious. very knowledgeable about gluten free. also, a very unique cute place to eat

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Always great! Many GF options to choose from.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Their grilled cheese (southwestern style- a bit like arepas) was fantastic. Many items are marked GF on menu. But their almond pancakes are my FAVORITE. Traveler tip: they color code you based on how much time you have to eat, which is really helpful! Also love the "solo" tables made for using your laptop or tablet.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    They have tons of gluten free options and already available items, and are truly accommodating to other allergies as well. Tons of fun and good looking options that make delayed flights a fun time :).

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Staff super friendly and very knowledgeable about cross contamination. We ate in the Denver airport location.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Great food, great ambiance (and in the airport!), totally aware of celiac issues.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    columbian griddled cheese is excellent, with an Omission lager. Wait person, Rachel was terrific.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent. Many GF options, noted on the menu, and knowledgeable staff. This was a delightful find during a layover at DEN. The lamb sliders and sweet-potato waffle fries were delicious, as was the side salad.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    such excellent gf good. great bloody Mary, awesome pancakes.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Great options and super yummy! Everything is clearly labeled and the girl at the counter was very clear in verifying I wanted g-free. There is a sit down and take out location, you can get the full menu at takeout.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    We loved root down during our long layover. Their food was amazing, especially the squash brussle sprout salad.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 years ago

    NOT in fact gluten free & I am paying now!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    It is a five star offering that happens to be gluten free. The flavors are wonderful. The textures are nice. The decor and atmosphere create an oasis that allows you to forget your travel or business worries.....just don't forget your boarding time. The staff is awesome. The speed is suprising. The only thing that could be better would be for more of them to exist.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Almost the entire menu is gluten free. Hostess was super friendly😄. Our server Jamal was prompt & knowledgeable. If you are ever waiting for a flight in concourse C, this is the place to be. Comfy tables with many plugs to recharge your electronics. Very satisfied👍👍👍👍👍

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Many many gf options. The beef burger was great!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Nice staff, fast service. The lamb sliders and waffle fries were excellent. I also had the banana cream pie which was OK. Best part was they had all that gluten free! Several other gf choices avilable and another dessert. I'll visit again next time I'm at DIA

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    The Colorado Lamb Sliders are amazing. First bite is a magical burst of intense flavor.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    4 years ago

    A GF surprise at Denver International Airport. GF buns!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Yum!! Had kale Caesar salad, quite flavorful and sweet potato waffle fries were delicious. Glider Cider was refreshing. Many choices and well marked menu.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    This place specializes in gluten free and vegan items, and the menu was incredibly well labeled and extensive. Everything we had was delicious and the staff was wonderful. Possibly the best airport food ever!

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    4 rating
    4 years ago

    Stopped by here on a layover-- can't believe I could find quality food like this at an airport! I think this was in C terminal. Got the diver scallops. I told them I was also dairy free and they came up with an alternative sauce and were very professional and accommodating about it. Scallops were delicious-- salty and fresh and perfectly cooked (medium). Plantain hash was delicious. Only 4 stars because I wish there were more items that could be dairy free and gluten free-- but then again this location has a smaller selection because its in an airport.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cider
  • Dedicated Fryer
  • Dessert
  • Fries
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Soup

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
7 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 9 pm
Thursday
7 am - 9 pm
Friday
7 am - 9 pm
Saturday
7 am - 9 pm
Sunday
7 am - 9 pm

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