Gluten Free In Seattle: For the International Food Bloggers Conference

Gluten Free in Seattle

When I moved to Seattle in 2010, I was absolutely thrilled by the relative abundance of gluten free friendly restaurants. Prior to that, I was living in a little town on the California coast with NO options - in fact, I was frequently told by restaurant staff that I could not be accommodated. So moving to Seattle was like moving to a gluten free friendly wonderland. Three years and a heck of a lot of travelling later, I think Seattle is just starting to catch up with it's biggest rival in terms of gluten free friendliness; Portland, Oregon. More and more restaurants are including information on their regular menus to indicate gluten free items or ones that can be adapted.

Since Seattle has just over 300 people descending upon it this weekend to attend the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) and I'm positive I'm not the only gluten free one in the bunch, I thought I'd share some of the spots I keep returning to for great gluten free eats throughout the city. I've also included a number of links to other resources to query for even more ideas.

Let's take this one step further as well; if you find a great gluten free friendly establishment during your weekend at IFBC - share it on twitter or instagram with the hashtag; #IFBCgf.

My Favorites in Central Seattle: (Downtown, South Lake Union, Belltown, etc.)

Cactus | 350 Terry Ave. N | (206) 913-2250

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Go for the thick house made corn tortillas - ask for a side of those when ordering the guacamole since the chips are cooked in a shared fryer.

Local 360 | 2234 1st Ave. | (206) 441-9360

Wild Ginger | 1401 3rd Ave. | (206) 623-4450

Hot Cakes Ballard

My Favorites in North Seattle (Ballard, Wallingford, University District, etc.)

50 North | 5001 25th Ave. NE | (206) 397-3939

Chaco Canyon Organic Cafe | 4757 12th Ave. NE | (206) 522-6966

Hot Cakes | 5427 Ballard Ave. NW | (206) 420-3431

  • Gluten Free and Vegan Cakes Available. 
  • Go for the hot cakes and vegan caramel sauce.

Miro Tea | 5405 Ballard Ave. NW | (206) 782-6832

  • Gluten Free Crepes and Treats.
  • Go for the wide selection of tea and the crepes.

Señor Moose Cafe | 5242 Leary Ave. NW | (206) 784-5568

  • Gluten Free Options Available. Discuss with your server.
  • Go for the delicious sauces, meats, and beans. Best Mexican food in Seattle, in my opinion.

Tilth | 1411 N 45th St. | (206) 633-0801

Other spots on my personal list to try (you might find me at one of these this week!):

In Central Seattle: Andaluca, Biscuit BitchCapitol CiderCoffee & A Speciality BakeryLe Pichet, Palace KitchenPlum Bistro, & Wasabi Bistro

In North Seattle: Joule, Skillet Diner, Sutra, & The Whale Wins

Find even more gluten free and vegan friendly options and blogger recommendations here;