radda trattoria

Below is a list of my favorite restaurants in Boulder Colorado.  Every week or so, I am asked by readers about good restaurants here in Boulder that will cater to special dietary needs and work for those eating gluten free.

Keep in mind, these restaurants for the most part do not have dedicated gluten free kitchens, or even gluten free menus.  They are simply restaurants that I go to that have great, fresh, wholesome food (well, at least the restaurants listed in the first box) and that take the time and make the effort to provide a gluten free meal when it is requested.

Frasca
1738 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 442-6966
Extremely expensive fine Italian food. Winner of James Beard award; one of the best restaurants in the country, if not the world.


The Kitchen
1039 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 544-5973
Expensive seasonal food, (mostly) local. Nationally renowned restaurant.


The Kitchen Next Door
1035 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 542-8159
Quick healthy food at a reasonable price.


Oak
1400 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 444-3622
Our new favorite spot; fantastic food, interesting drinks, somewhat expensive.


Radda Trattoria
1265 Alpine Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

(303) 442-6100
Reasonably priced hearty Italian food. Great salads and olives. Entrees rotate often.


Salt
1047 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 444-SALT
Bradford Heap’s classic restaurant in downtown Boulder; pricey but worth it.


Shine
2027 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302

(303) 449-0120
Health food and good green juice, moderately expensive.

I have not eaten at the restaurants below, though I do take my children (who are gluten free) to them.  These restaurants have gluten free pizza (the first two) and gluten free noodles (the third).  All have child friendly food that is quick and reasonably priced.

Beau Jo’s Pizza
2690 Baseline Rd
Boulder, CO 80305

(303) 554-5312
Dedicated gluten free menu, along with “regular” food for glutenoids. Sit down service or take out.


Noodles and Company
1245 Alpine Ave
Boulder, CO 80304

(303) 440-4340
Offers some gluten free dishes using rice noodles, be careful and make sure to ask what is currently GF as dishes can change.


O! Pizza
3980 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304

(303) 444-9100
Organic gluten free pizza, great for birthday parties, a mid-day snack or full meal; organic salads as well. Counter service or take out.

I hope this list provides you with a general guide to gluten free friendly restaurants whether you live in Boulder or are just passing through town.

Either way, this list is in no way a guarantee of gluten free service in any restaurant.  Dishes can change and so can restaurants.  Be kind to your servers and ask them what is easiest for the kitchen to make gluten free.  If you treat them well, they’ll partner with you in getting you the best food possible.  Be kind to the hand that feeds you!


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