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Gluten Free in Denver

May 17, 2024

I have recently been betrayed by gluten. After finding out I had Celiac, I found myself being constantly disappointed in the options available. I will only eat in 100% gluten free establishments, and these are the best ones. No disappointment at any of these restaurants, ever! For those navigating the world of gluten-free dining, finding truly dedicated gluten-free restaurants can be a challenge. These are some exceptional options that cater not just to gluten-free needs but also to diverse palates and dietary preferences. Hooray!

Quiero Arepas: Venezuelan Delights


Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 Pecos St, Denver

1859 South Pearl Street, Denver 

Quiero Arepas has become a beloved fixture in Denver's gluten-free dining scene. This vibrant eatery specializes in Venezuelan arepas, which are naturally gluten-free cornmeal cakes filled with an array of delicious ingredients. From savory to sweet, Quiero Arepas offers a variety of options to satisfy any craving.

Their menu features arepas filled with mouth-watering combinations like shredded beef, black beans, and plantains, as well as vegetarian options such as avocado, cheese, and roasted vegetables. The dedication to fresh, high-quality ingredients and authentic flavors makes Quiero Arepas a must-visit for gluten-free foodies. I always get a side of black beans, too. And don't forget extra hot sauce! 

Teocalli Cocina: Authentic Mexican Fare


103 N. Public Rd. Unit C. Lafayette

5770 Olde Wadsworth Blvd Arvada

460 Main St Longmont

Teocalli Cocina brings the vibrant flavors of Mexico to Denver with a 100% gluten-free menu. This family-owned restaurant prides itself on using traditional cooking methods and locally sourced ingredients to create an authentic dining experience.

Teocalli Cocina’s menu is a celebration of Mexican cuisine, featuring dishes like street tacos, enchiladas, and tamales, all crafted to be gluten-free without compromising on taste. Their extensive menu also includes a variety of salsas and guacamole made fresh daily, as well as a selection of margaritas and tequilas to complement your meal. Their enchiladas are so, so good. It's a drive for us, but always worth it! 

Vital Root: Plant-Based Perfection


3915 Tennyson St, Denver

Situated in the trendy Tennyson neighborhood, Vital Root is a haven for those seeking both gluten-free and plant-based dining options. This innovative restaurant offers a menu that is 100% gluten-free and entirely plant-based, emphasizing the importance of healthy, nourishing food that delights the senses.

Vital Root’s creative menu includes dishes like zucchini lasagna, plant-based burgers, and a variety of fresh salads, all prepared with organic and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant's commitment to sustainability extends beyond the kitchen, with eco-friendly practices that make dining here a feel-good experience in every way. Kids love it, too, and its casual feel make it very appealing for familes. Plus it's always fun to walk around Tennyson to see what's new! 


Denver's gluten-free dining scene is thriving, thanks to dedicated restaurants like Quiero Arepas, Teocalli Cocina, and Vital Root. Whether you're in the mood for the rich flavors of Venezuelan arepas, authentic Mexican cuisine, or innovative plant-based dishes, these establishments offer something for everyone. So, next time you're in hungry- gluten-free or not!- be sure to visit these gems for a delicious and worry-free dining experience.


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