A Guide to Gluten-free Dining


Wheat averse? No need to go without a great meal. Here, a roundup of restaurants around the city that offer either a dedicated gluten-free menu or menu items that can be ordered without the gluten.

Flying Cupcake. Indy’s original cupcake bakery offers three different gluten-free cupcakes in chocolate, vanilla, and maple-pecan.

Divvy (71 W. City Center Dr., Carmel, 317-706-0000). The shared-plates restaurant and bar has more than 40 gluten-free menu options, including Thai chili bacon bites with chili mango sauce.

Scotty’s Brewhouse (1 Virginia Ave., 317-571-0808; 3905 E. 96th St., 317-574-0101). Scotty’s has a designated gluten-free menu. Among the entrees, pineapple salsa tilapia.  

Barcelona Tapas (201 N. Delaware., 317-638-8272). A gluten-free menu is available upon request at this Spanish tapas restaurant.

BJ’s Brewhouse (1251 US 31 N., Greenwood, 317-881-3500). Try the gluten-free alcoholic ciders, like Berry Burst Cider and Wyders Pear Cider. There is even a gluten-free Redbridge beer.

PF Chang’s China Bistro  (49 W. Maryland St., 317-974-5747; 8601 Keystone Crossing, 317-815-8773). Dishes such as Vietnamese crab salad and Caramel Mango Chicken are cooked in gluten-free sauces.

96th Street Steakburgers (4715 E. 96th St., 317-844-6351). This steakburger joint now offers a gluten-free Udi’s bun.

Puccini’s Smiling Teeth. Have your pizza or pasta prepared gluten-free for an extra dollar.

Mellow Mushroom (2340 E. 116th St., Carmel, 317-846-2400). Mellow Mushroom recently created a gluten-free dough that includes bean, rice, and tapioca flour, starch, yeast, and egg.

Mitchell’s Fish Market (14311 Clay Terrace Blvd., Carmel, 317-848-3474). This fish market offers appetizers such as pan-roasted wild blue mussels, oysters, and fish on its gluten-free menu.

The Old Spaghetti Factory (210 S. Meridian St., 317-635-6325). This downtown institution offers a gluten-free menu with wheat-less pasta for an additional 75 cents.

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  • CarolineM

    Maggiano’s has a GF pasta, Pei Wei, Tulip Noir, Bonefish Grill, Adobo, Napolese has a GF pizza crust, as does Jockamo’s and Pizzology and Monical’s, Ocean Prime, The Measuring Cup is a dedicated GF bakery selling at farmer’s markets, Seasons 52… There are lots of great options in Indy!

  • GFIndyFoodie

    All those that CarolineM mentioned, plus: Greek Islands Restaurant (downtown), A2Z Cafe (Indpls/Fishers), Cheeseburger in Paradise (various), Outback Steakhouse (various), Ted’s Montana Grill (various), Chipotle (various), Adobo Grill (downtown), Qdoba (various), Thai Cafe (Broad Ripple), Jasmine Thai (Indpls/Fishers), Donato’s Pizza (“no dough” only/various), Asian Grill (Noblesville), Fogo de Chao (downtown), Peterson’s Steak & Seafood (Fishers). Must be a few I’m leaving out — maybe I’ll be back with more! :-)

  • GFIndyFoodie

    Back so soon! How could I have left off the wonderful and ubiquitous Red Robin? Many locations. Also Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Charbono’s and various Boulder Creek restaurants, The Melting Pot (Greenwood and Indy), Cooper’s Hawk (Indy), Longhorn Steakhouse (various), Woody’s (Carmel), The Capital Grille (downtown), BD’s Mongolian BBQ (Keystone), The Tamale Place (westside), Abuelo’s (various), Kona Grill (Carmel), Yats (various), Papa Roux (east side), Cafe Patachou (various restaurants and locations). Need support and help for having to eat gluten free? Visit the info page for Gluten Intolerance Group of Indianapolis: http://gig-of-indy.blogspot.com/

  • MFer

    Spaghetti Factory’s GF pasta is pretty bad – don’t bother. It’s not as good as packaged GF pasta. I haven’t tried Buca di Beppo’s yet. Napolese makes a GF crust, I believe, but I haven’t had it. Flying Cupcake’s GF version is pretty good.

    Thanks for the suggestions. Love the cider tips!

  • Tammi

    Weber Grill (downtown), and Domino’s!

  • Sarah

    And Naisa Pan-Asian Cafe in fountain square on Virginia. Very good.

  • colby

    Rockstar Pizza in brownsburg has a great gluten free crust!

    • MFer

      That’s great to know. A tasty GF pizza crust is the hardest alternative to find, I think.

  • GinaS

    Kincaids (Clay Terrace), H20 Sushi (Broad Ripple), Mesh (downtown), Flatwater (Broad Ripple)