I’ve been eating mostly gluten-free lately. Like many people, I’m discovering that I feel better and have more energy when avoiding gluten in my diet. It’s hard as a food writer to avoid it completely, since it’s in practically everything. However, I have been pleasantly surprised at the gluten free options in South Sound restaurants, cafes and bakeries. There are not as many gluten free friendly places as I’d like, but it’s a great start.

Note: Not all of the below restaurants are suitable with someone with Celiac disease or a highly sensitive gluten allergy, as some restaurants may have more cross contamination with gluten foods than others. Be sure to check with them if you have concerns about cross contamination.  Restaurant menus tend to change often, so please be sure to check with the restaurants listed before dining in case their gluten free availability has changed. I update this list with your suggestions, and as I discover more places, so send your favorites my way!

Tacoma Gluten Free Options
Photos clockwise from top left: Gluten free pizza from Mona Pizza and Pasta, gluten free pizza from Farelli’s, gluten free pizza from Sammy’s Pizza, gluten free burger from Friesenburger.
Featured photo: Gluten free burger from Blazing Onion

I’ve compiled a list of local eateries with gluten free menus and options:

Bakeries and Sweets

  • Julie’s Gluten-Free Bakery, 16126 Meridian East, Suite101, Puyallup. 253-840-4080.
    Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Gluten free cakes, cupcakes, doughnuts, cookies, muffins, sandwich bread, French bread, savory breads, cinnamon rolls, eclairs, and more. These are the best cupcakes I’ve ever had, GF or not!
  • Haley’s Corner Bakery, 10216 SE 256th St, Kent. 253-852-4486. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Gluten free baked goods including breads, muffins, pizza, bars, cakes and more. I’ve bought their cupcakes and bread at GF Joe’s Market and they are both really good. Some of the best GF bread I’ve had.
  • Corina Bakery, 602 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma. 253-627-5070. Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.- 7 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Gluten Free Menu
    Cakes, pies, cheesecake, breakfast items. Some items, you need to special order. Call ahead in advance to see what GF items are available.
  • Bonjour Cupcakes, 609 Capitol Way South, Olympia, 360-515-0564. Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Cupcake flavors including triple chocolate, vanilla raspberry, cinnamon and more are all gluten free.
  • Celebrity Cake Studio, 314 E. 26th St.,Tacoma. 253-627-4773. Mon. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tue.-Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Desserts, custom cakes and cupcakes available gluten free. Call in advance.
  • Markets

  • Stadium Thriftway, 618 N 1st St, Tacoma. 253-627-8275. Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-1 a.m.
    Freshly baked cookies and bars from Flying Apron available in the deli. Deli pastas can be made with gluten free pasta.
  • Marlene’s Market and Deli, 2951 S 38th St, Tacoma. 253-472-4080. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sandwiches in the deli can be made on gluten free bread — in fact, the best gluten free bread I’ve ever had. It has great flavor. You can also buy the freshly baked loaves for $7.99 a loaf if you call 24 hours in advance.
  • Metropolitan Market, 2420 N Proctor Street, Tacoma. 253-761-3663. Open 24 hours.
    Gluten free breads, baked goods, frozen meals, deli items and prepared foods.
  • West Coast Grocery Store (UW Tacoma), 1900 Commerce St, Tacoma (bottom floor of WCG Building). Mon.-Thu. 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Fri. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
    Gluten free frozen meals and snacks.
  • Restaurants

  • Mona Pizza and Pasta, 6104 6th Ave, Tacoma. 253-565-0505. Open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Gluten Free Menu
    Gluten free pizza and penne pasta options. Specify gluten free. The pizza is 11″, and has an additional charge. I have had the gluten free Palermo pizza, and I liked the thin crust.
  • Farelli’s Pizza
    Locations in Lacey, Dupont, Sumner, 6th Avenue Tacoma, Parkland
    Gluten free pizza crust is available. Large (12″) only, with a $3 extra charge. Not my favorite GF crust around, but it’s not bad. A little soft.
  • Savor Creperie, 1916 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma. 253-365-5534. Mon.-Fri 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Gluten free crepes are available for all of their flavors and are made out of rice flour.
  • Top of Tacoma, 3529 McKinley Avenue East, Tacoma. 253-272-1502. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. (21+ only)
    Gluten free pasta available for $1 extra.
  • Babblin’ Babs Bistro, 2724 N. Proctor, Tacoma. 253-61-9099, Tues.-Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Sample breakfast menu. Sample lunch menu.
    Breakfast and lunch gluten free options available. At breakfast, there’s a gluten free toast substitution (for no charge).
  • Treos, 2312 N. 30th St., Tacoma. 253 212-2287.
    Gluten free flatbreads.
  • Cafe Brosseau, 2716 N. 21st St., Tacoma. 253-327-1306. Mon.-Thu. 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    GF breakfast and lunch paninis and pastries.
  • Hawthorn Tea Room, 2208 N 30th St # 101, Tacoma. 253-238-9021. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    A gluten free menu is available if you call two days in advance.
  • Trackside Pizza, 201 N Meridian, Puyallup. 253-845-7437. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
    Gluten free pizza crust available.
  • Louie G’s Pizzeria, 5219 Pacific Hwy. E., Fife. 253-926-9700. Mon.-Thu. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
    Gluten free pizza crust available with no extra charge.
  • Stanley & Seaforts, 115 E. 4th, Tacoma. 253-473-7300. Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
    Gluten free menu items. Ask server for options.
  • Sammy’s Pizza, 1306 N. “I” St., Tacoma. 253-627-4300. Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Gluten free large (12″) pizza and baked desserts.
  • Friesenburgers, 308 E 26th St, Tacoma. 253-203-6753. Mon. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Gluten Free Menu
    This burger shop specializes in gluten free items, which are cooked on a separate grill area and fried in a separate fryer. Burgers, salmon burgers and hot dogs. Their gluten free buns are the best I’ve had.
  • Pacific Grill, 1502 Pacific Ave, Tacoma. 253-627-3535. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
    Gluten Free Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu | Bar Menu
    Gluten free lunch, dinner and bar/happy hour menus. A variety of appetizers, salads, small plates, entrees and sides.
  • Old Spaghetti Factory, 1735 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma. 253-383-2214. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat. 12 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
    Gluten Free Menu
    Gluten free pasta available with an additional $.75 fee.
  • Paprika Cafe, 301 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia. 360-915-8956. Tue.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Gluten free sweet and savory crepes with various fillings.
  • Infinite Soups,  445 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma. 253-274-0232. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Gluten free soup options available daily.
  • La Petite Maison, 101 Division St. NW., Olympia. 360-754-9623.  Tue.-Sat. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
    Most of the menu is gluten free, but if you would like gluten free bread with your dinner, let them know at the time of your reservation. Let the staff know you are gluten free and they will accommodate.
  • Blazing Onion, 4701 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor. 253-514-6703, open daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and 4502 S. Steele St. Suite 1510, Tacoma.
    Gluten Free Menu
    Any burger can be made on a gluten free bun, although there is a specific gluten free menu.
  • Iron Rabbit, 2103 Harrison Ave. NW, #1, Olympia. 253-956-3661. Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Separate gluten free menu available.
  • Sabrina’s Lunch in a Box, 909 Alder Ave, Sumner. 253-987-5402. Mon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., closed Sun.
    Lunch Menu | Breakfast Menu
    Gluten free bread for sandwiches and cookies for breakfast and lunch
  • Basilico Ristorante Italiano, 507 Capitol Way S., Olympia. 360-570-8777. Tues.-Sat. 5 p.m.-9 p.m., closed Mon. and Sun.
    Gluten Free Menu
    Separate gluten free menu with appetizers, pastas, salads and entrees
  • Bagel Brothers, 400 Cooper Point Road SW, #22, Olympia. 360-352-3676. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Gluten free bagels and pizza. The bagels can be used to make any of their sandwiches or breakfast sandwiches.
  • Ramblin Jacks, 520 4th Ave E., Olympia. 360-754-8909. Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu
    Gluten free pizzas ($1.25 extra charge), salads and some entrees for lunch or dinner.
  • I.talia Pizzeria, 2505 4th W.,  Unit 108, Olympia. 360-754-3393. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Gluten free pizza ($1.00 extra charge).
  • Anthony’s Hearthfire Grill, 1675 Marine Drive NW, Olympia. 360-705-3473. Lunch: Mon.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dinner: Mon.-Thu. 3:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 3:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. 3:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
    Separate gluten free menu available.
  • Anthony’s Homeport, 704 Columbia Street NW, Olympia. 360-357-9700. Mon.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
    Separate gluten free menu available.
  • Wagner’s Pizza Annex, 1005 Capital Way S., Olympia. 360-357-4555. Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Gluten free pizza (12″) available.
  • The Bair Bistro, 1617 Lafayette St, Steilacoom. 253-588-9668. Tue.-Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Gluten free bread for sandwiches available.
  • The Buttered Biscuit, 1014 North St, Sumner. 253-826-6099.
    Gluten free breakfast menu served all day with crepes, omelettes, sandwiches and more. Cross-contamination with gluten items may be high (see comments).
  • Duke’s Chowder House, 3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma. 253-752-5444
    Gluten Free Menu
    Separate gluten free menu available for lunch and dinner.
  • Mama Stortini’s, 3207 E Main, Puyallup. 253-845-7569. Mon..-Thu 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Gluten free pastas available for lunch and dinner.
  • The Hub, 203 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma. 253-683-4606. Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Gluten free pasta available ($2.00 additional charge). Gluten free (10″) pizza ($2.00 additional charge).
  • The Ram, 3001 Ruston Way, Tacoma. 253-756-7886.
    Gluten Free Menu
    Separate gluten free menu with appetizers, salads, burgers and entrees.
  • The Spar, 2121 N 30th St, Tacoma, 253-627-8215
    Gluten free hamburger buns available
  • Paesan Kitchen and Bar, 1701 Dock St, Tacoma, 253-301-2396
    Gluten free wood-fired pizza that I personally really like.
  • Tacoma Cabana, 728 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-222-4184
    Loco moco is available gluten free. For other items, ask your server.
  • Trackside Pizza, 201 N Meridian, Puyallup, 253-845-7437
    Gluten free pizza crust available.
  • Swing Wine Bar, 825 Columbia St SW, Olympia, 360-357-9464
    Gluten free menu items are clearly labeled.
  • Puget Sound Pizza, 317 S 7th St, S 7th St, Tacoma, 253-383-4777
    Gluten free pizza crust available.
  • Hilltop Kitchen, 913 MLK Jr. Way, Tacoma, 253-327-1397
    Their menu changes seasonally, but there are always gluten free options available.
  • Indochine, 1924 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-8200
    A good selection of gluten free Thai items. Ask your server for gluten free menu.
  • Dominos, multiple locations
    Gluten free pizza (10″).
  • Leave a Reply

    1. Keith Gravely

      Mod Pizza is a good option. They offer gluten free crust for their pizzas. Could be some mild cross contamination but my wife does ok with their pizzas and really them. She is gluten intolerant. They are all over the Puget Sound.

    2. Erika

      Moctezumas in Tacoma offers a gluten free menu. My husband was diagnosed in late 2008 after going thru a severe illness only to find out from a naturopath doc that he cannot tolerate gluten at all and is close to developing full blown celiac. He was actually tested and back then it was not as common as now, so the test was not well known in our parts and it was heavily expensive. Anyhow, with all that being said, were able to dine out together at Moctezumas for Mexican food, he just doesn’t eat the chips, and he orders the gf enchiladas, or veggie fajitas, with poblani rice and black jeans and has never gotten sick. Other places we are able to dine together are pf Chang’s in bellevue for those who want Chinese food, they have a great big selection of everything from Mongolian beef, ginger chicken, lettuce wraps, egg drop soup, spicy chicken, white or brown rice and gf soy sauce, and much more. We also are able to dine at red robin ask for gf fries no salt, gf bun, and the outback, he always gets a steak, baked potato, and salad no croutons, or frisenburgers he loves their home made gf buns and dipping sauce for the fries. Old spaghetti factory offers gf pasta but only one kind of gf sauce haven’t been back since there’s no variety, olive garden same issue. BJs brewhouse in Tacoma mall offers gf pizza, one size, and a gf pizookie for dessert we’ve ate there and was ok. He’s even ate at Taco Time with the chicken crisp tacos and been okay. Just some places I didn’t see listed especially pf Chang’s, we love dining there!

    3. Schyler Mason

      The bearded lady is closed, and Johnny’s (not really Johnny’s anymore) doesn’t offer the gf fish and chips. I had them, but had bad results intestinally – so am sure the fries were coated 🙁

    4. Boonee


      I just wanted to touch base on one of your recommendations. I know Johnny’s owned by Pacific Seafood claims that they have Gluten Free Fish & Chips and even lists it on the menu as available. However, when I went their this past Saturday (3/28/2015) and started verifying the information (which as a Celiac suffer I always do before I eat the food) The server told me that the Fish is gluten free but the fries are not, they are dipped in some type of batter that contains gluten. I did not stick around long enough to confirm that they were using a designated fryer for the “gluten free fish”. I was truly appalled that even though they had the fish & chips listed as available in GF, the chips were not truly gluten free. When I questioned the server on this he said that the dish was designed more for people that were doing it as a diet and not due to being intolerant or having Celiac. Least to say I found that answer not okay.
      I just wanted to tell you so that the integrity of your site would not be compromised by the poor practices of Johnny’s owned by Pacific Seafood.

      Sorry to be a bother, thanks for your site, its awesome!


      1. adrienne Listing Owner

        Boonee, Wow, I had no idea! That is very good to know. I doubt that they use a separate fryer for the fish. I am not Celiac, but I am gluten intolerant, and eating things fried in the same oil as gluten-containing items does not bother me. Many of the restaurants on this list are not Celiac-friendly because the food is prepared in the same places as gluten-containing items. I would always recommend people to ask at an establishment if they are Celiac to find out more specifically how and where food is prepared so as to not become exposed. This list is not meant to be a foolproof, no personal research required list for those who are Celiac – merely a starting off point to research what works for you at these restaurants that at least claim to offer gluten free options.
        Thank you for your comments!

    5. Leana

      Julie’s Gluten-Free Bakery has sadly closed down. =(
      I’ll have to go to some of these other places, though.

    6. Melissa

      Frenchy’s and GF Joe’s Market have closed down. 🙁

      1. adrienne Listing Owner

        Thanks, Melissa! I’ll remove them from the list.

    7. Ruby LaMoyne

      Great list, thanks! My sister and I had crazy good gluten free food at the Hardware Store on Vashon Island. Tasty focaccia, and calamari. Sometimes, restaurants offer gluten free food, and it is sad — sawdust-ish, tasteless, not a dining experience. But at the Hardware Store, it’s like the chef has actually tasted the dishes, and cares that it is good. The Hardware Store is that kind of great surprise.

      1. Taleaha

        The Hardware Store on Vashon Island was AMAZING!!! I had a bacon burger on a biscuit and it was so tasty!

    8. Erin

      Adriatic Grill does offer gluten-free pasta, and their staff (at least those I have talked with) are pretty helpful on GF items. Also, their food is amazing.

    9. Patty O'Grady

      Rock Pasta has GF pizza. There are GF options at Olive Garden and Red Robin. Our server at OG in Puyallup did a fab job of making sure that croutons for salad came on the side and suggested chicken as a pasta option as their sausage is not GF.

      Also, Wanna Cupcake with locations in Tacoma and Puyallup is starting to do GF cupcakes.

    10. Colette babson

      Went to Adriatic Grill for birthday dinner – ” oh, we don’t have the gluten-free pasta”. Wtf, why did I go there??

      1. adrienne Listing Owner

        Colette, It states on their menu they accommodate gluten free, and I had read elsewhere that they had gluten free pasta. I will remove it from the list! I am sorry that happened.

    11. Lisa

      I did a quick scan and did not see Indochine (downtown) on the restaurant list. They have a GF menu.

      IF it is possible to alphabetize the restaurant list…that would be a great help!

      THANKS so much for this info! I will make it available to my patients.
      Lisa Taylor-Swanson, EAMP
      Abundant Health

    12. Angie W

      The Buttered Biscuit is NOT good for people with celiac or high sensitivities. I went mistakenly thinking that I was going to be safe but the server couldn’t answer my questions about how things were prepared so she had the owner come out. The owner confirmed that everything is made in the same pans and that there will be cross contamination. In addition, the gf crepes that they serve are made in one big batch on the same grill as everything else, again cross contaminating them, and then frozen. They taken them out and heat them in the microwave when you order them. I had to walk out without ordering because there was no way I was going to be safe with that much cross contamination going on. I do NOT recommend them!

      1. adrienne Listing Owner

        Angie, Wow, thanks for posting that! Definitely good to know for people with Celiac or high sensitivities. P.S., you have a gorgeous blog (Freetobake.com)!!!

    13. Debbie

      There is a new option in Kent near IKEA – they open the Gluten Free Bakery this weekend!

      Makers’ Mercantile
      18437 E Valley Hwy Suite 102
      Kent, Washington 98032

      1. adrienne Listing Owner

        Elliott, Thank you! I will add these to the list. Wonderful to know.

    14. Aura Mae

      Abellas Pizza in the Harmon Building has gluten free pizza.

      1. adrienne Listing Owner

        Thank you, Aura Mae! I will add it.

    15. laura

      Thanks for compiling this list. I keep driving to Seattle for ff options. Did not know there were so many spots in Tacoma. I miss piazza most of all and will check these spots. Grateful for your good work.


      1. adrienne Listing Owner

        Laura, So glad to hear that! There is lots to explore in Tacoma.