20 Lakeland restaurants with gluten-free options

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Whether it’s a personal choice or a requirement to handle Celiac Disease, a lot of people are looking to eat gluten-free these days – and navigating a menu on the spur of the moment can be tricky.

We paired our own research with reader suggestions to come up with this guide to gluten-free dishes from restaurants in Lakeland so you can always be prepared to pick the perfect plate.

FYI, if you are eating gluten-free for a health requirement, we suggest you take an extra precaution. Reader Jack W. offered this #ProTip: “My wife has celiac disease and about four years ago we signed up for a Kickstarter called NIMA. They provide testers and a device that checks to make sure a meal is 100% gluten-free. The product to this day is a lifesaver.”

Black & Brew, 205 E. Main St.

You can substitute gluten-free bread for sandwiches + toast for just $1 more, or choose one of their seasonally rotated gluten-free pastries. Our suggestion: Avocado toast with gluten-free bread.

Red Door Lakeland, 733 E. Palmetto St.

The Red Door prides itself on catering to their patrons’ needsoffering both gluten-free items like their Buddha Bowl + gluten substitutes on many of their other dishes.

Tea Largo, 4634 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

Tea Largo hopped on our IG post + informed us that all their bowls are gluten-free, as well as their granola line.

Fresco’s, 132 S. Kentucky Ave.

Thanks, Reader Hannah H. for suggesting the Roasted Veggie Bowl various veggies on a nest of pasta and sundried tomato herb broth.

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi, 114 N. Tennessee Ave. #101

“Tsunami Sushi has gluten-free soy sauce they will use for their Hibachi, and most of their sushi is gluten-free.” Reader Maegan C.

The Juice Box, 4295 Florida Ave. S.

All of the bowls listed on their menu are GF + as an added bonus, you can get the Chickpea Salad on GF bread or a Raw Wrap.

Mellow Mushroom, 3555 Lakeland Highlands Rd.

Mellow Mushroom offers gluten-free customers various GF pizza options like their Kosmic Karma, Veg Out, Mighty Meaty + House Special pizzas. If those options don’t appeal to you, you can also build your own Gluten-Free Pie.

Wendy’s, 1910 W. Memorial Blvd.

“Wendy’s chili.” – Reader Condit B. According to this site, Wendy’s offers several gluten-free items, including some of their salads, sides + frosties.

Palace Pizza, 114 S. Kentucky Ave.

“Gluten-free ravioli with alfredo sauce and their Caprese salad.” Reader Maegan C.

Burger 21, 1601 Town Center Dr.

Take a look at Burger 21’s menu before heading in, as they offer several options for gluten-free meals upon request, such as The OMG burger: “Double-stacked 100% Certified Angus Beef® patties, 21 sauce, applewood smoked bacon, red onion, choice of cheese, lettuce, and vine-ripened tomatoes.”

No Guilt Baking Company, Various Locations
DIY your own gluten-free bread with this local entrepreneur’s mix or get it shipped to a friend.

Mission BBQ, 4014 Florida Ave. S.

Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free, and if you let them know about your allergy, they will take precautions not to cross-contaminate.

Il Forno, 3615 Florida Ave. S. STE 1310

This Italian restaurant offers items like gluten-free pasta + personal-sized gluten-free pizza. Top the pizza off with pepperoni, bacon or pour some vodka sauce on your GF penne.

The Purple Onion Deli & Grill, 1833 E. Edgewood Dr.

Two words: Dedicated fryer. So you can rest assured your tots won’t face any cross-contamination. Gluten-free bread is also offered for sandwiches for a couple of dollars more.

Thai Oishi, 1535 Town Center Dr.

According to readers, the Chicken Param can be prepared gluten-free by request.’

Patio 850, 850 S. Tennessee Ave.

Maybe one of their most popular dishes, we’ve heard a great gluten-free go-to is the Stone Perfect flatbread, ala gluten-free style for a crispier crust.

Grillsmith,1569 Town Center Dr.

The entire menu is outlined with a key to what is allergen-friendly + gluten-free. The staff recommended ordering the Oak Barrel Salmon.

Cafe Zuppina, 4417 Florida Ave. S.

According to the staff, most meals contain gluten, but they’re able to make a meal gluten-free if you let them know ahead of time. Suggestions from Cafe Zuppina include the Veggie Moussaka or some of their salads.

Spice Thai & Sushi, 3895 Florida Ave. S.

Spice Thai’s any curry is one of my favorite [for eating gluten-free].” – Reader Jack W.

Nineteen61, 215 E. Main St.
Risotto from Nineteen61 (Or anything from that place, they have a ton of Gluten-free options).”

Reader Maegan C.

A special shout out to Reader Maegan C. for sending us her personalized guide to eating gluten-free in LAL. Way to go the extra mile, Maegan. 🥳

Did we leave out your favorite gluten-free spot or dish? Let us know by leaving a comment down below.

– LALtoday team (Jessica + Kaylee)

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