A growing population of Americans is being diagnosed with celiac disease or discovering a sensitivity to gluten. Others are following wheat-free diets because they believe it’s a healthier way to eat. Smart operators are adapting menus and specific dishes to fit this growing niche of concerned consumers.

Risotteria Restaurant
New York, NY
Risotteria is a 100% gluten-free restaurant in New York’s Greenwich Village that offers everything from saffron risotto to gluten-free pizza and breadsticks.
Carnaroli Risotti with roasted chicken, porcini and pine nuts; $18

Flore Vegan
Los Angeles, CA
Known for its Sunday brunches and vegan deserts, Flore also offers a completely gluten-free menu.
Reuben Sandwich made with gluten-free millet bread, cashew cheese, tempeh, sauerkraut, tofu cheese and 1000 island dressing; $9.95

Taste of Happiness
San Francisco, CA
A destination for gluten-free cupcakes, Taste of Happiness offers a variety of options like lemon cream, Butterfinger chip, and raspberry gumdrop; $3.25 each

All Purpose Pizza
Seattle, WA
At All Purpose Pizza in Seattle, finding a great wheat-free pizza is easier than choosing from among their numerous options. A crowd-pleaser is: Weed Eater Pizza, topped with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, spinach, red onion and pesto sauce; $22 for a large pie

Native Foods
Aliso Viejo, CA
The Chicago Dip Au Jus and Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger are two gluten-free sandwich specials at this California fusion cuisine restaurant. A customer favorite is:
Portobello and Sausage burger made with Portobello mushrooms, homemade Native Sausage Seitan, caramelized onions, salsa pomodoro, roasted garlic and pumpkin seed pesto; $9.95

Muscle Maker Grill
Miami, FL
Traditional American cuisine with a gluten-free twist. The Arizona: Grilled ghicken breast and turkey bacon over brown rice topped with tomatoes, scallions and a gluten-free sauce; $9.99


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