John Libonati

Gluten Free Restaurants in and Around Philadelphia

by John Libonati on August 17th, 2009

restaurant-bonefish2The following restaurants in and around Philadelphia have gluten-free menus or are able to prepare gluten-free cuisine.

Looking for a gluten-free restaurant for your next meal? You came to the right place because Philadelphia is fast becoming one of the nation's top destinations for gluten-free cuisine.

Due to hard work by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness and other organizations, Philadelphia city and suburban restaurants have taken an active interest in offering safe gluten-free fare to the public.

The following list of restaurants can be found at the Phillyceliacs blog and The GFPhilly blog is another great resource with a wealth of information about eateries in and around Philadelphia.

Applebee’s Restaurant Applebee Dietary Inquiries 888-592-7753 You can call this number and someone will provide information on gluten free menu items. I have spoken with them while seated in the restaurant – though you could certainly call ahead

Arpeggio 542 Springhouse Village Center Springhouse, PA 19477 {GPS} 1101 BETHLEHEM PIKE OR SPRINGHOUSE VILLAGE CENTER 215-646-5055 Mediterranean BYOB. Per my GI doc, the owner is very in tune to the needs of celiac patients.

Baggataway 31 Front St Conshohocken, PA 19428-2867 (610) 834-8085 The same owner of the Ugly Moose in Manayunk. They carry GF beer and their staff understands GF foods. A bartender has celiac disease and instructed the staff. The steak is fantastic.

Bar Ferdinand LLC 1030 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 19123-1552 (215) 923-1313 Get directions

Bonefish Grill 1015 Easton Rd Willow Grove, PA 19090-2023 (215) 659-5854‎ (215) 659-5856‎ - Fax Bonefish has a gluten-free menu. Staff is well-trained and familiar with the gluten-free diet.

Bonefish Grill 1709 Deptford Center Rd Deptford, NJ 08096-5627 (856) 848-6261‎ Has a gluten-free menu.

Bonefish Grill 460 W Lincoln Hwy Exton, PA 19341-2570 (610) 524-1010‎ (610) 524-7172‎ - Fax Has a gluten-free menu.

Boston Style Pizza 447 N Sumneytown Pike North Wales, PA (215) 699-3977 Has gluten-free pizza as well as a recently expanded gluten-free menu.

Cadillac Grille at Wachovia Philadelphia, PA

Café Estelle 444 N 4th St Philadelphia, PA 19123-4124 (215) 925-5080 Get directions

Carrabba's Italian Grill 2575 Maryland Road Willow Grove, PA 19090 (215) 659-3950 Has a gluten-free menu and delicious food.


Plymouth Meeting Mall location Website has a gluten-free listing. Staff and management were very receptive to requests as well as the food being delicious and healthy.

Cochon 801 E Passyunk Ave Philadelphia, PA 19147-3018 (215) 923-7675 Get directions

Culinary Concepts 1406 S Front St Philadelphia, PA 19147-5517 (215) 755-7747 Get directions

Distrito 3945 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104-3621 (215) 386-1072 Get directions

Five Guys Burgers and Fries Check website for local sites – coming soon to K of P mall. Great burgers and fries! Locations I visited were very gluten-friendly.

General Warren Inne 16 Village Way Malvern, PA 19355 (610) 296-3637 Get directions

JB Dawson’s Has a gluten free menu available online as well as upon request at each location. This is a local chain with five outlets –one near Plymouth Meeting Mall. The corporate Director of Kitchen's is very Celiac aware as he has family member with Celiac.

Jules Thin Crust Pizza Offers great gluten –free pizza and crusts to make your own. Locations in Doylestown, PA and Newtown, PA.

La Fontana Della Citta 1701 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 875-9990

Legal Seafoods King of Prussia Mall. Great food and great attention to gluten-free concerns. Gluten-free menu is available.

Leslie Rosen Catering, Inc. Bala Cynwyd, PA

Lolita 106 S 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19107-4522 (215) 546-7100 Get directions

Mirabella Cafe Cherry Hill, NJ

The Melting Pot King of Prussia - Has a comprehensive list of items that contain gluten that stays at your table during your stay. Cheese, Broth, and Chocolate Fondues can all be made Gluten free. Can also accommodate other allergies. (I brought GF Bread with me for the Cheese fondue)

Memphis Tap Room 2331 E Cumberland St Philadelphia, PA 19125-2205 (215) 425-4460 Get directions

Morton’s Restaurant King of Prussia Mall location is actually working on an allergy menu for customers, though other locations have been very responsive to gluten-free requests. My waitress, Gina, was very well versed and great at offering gluten-free alternatives.

Outback Steakhouse Has a gluten free menu available online as well as upon request at each location.

The Palm Restaurant 200 S Broad St # M14 Philadelphia, PA 19102-3817 (215) 546-7256

Pasta Pomodoro Won 2007 NFCA Gluten-free cooking competition Voorhees, NJ

PF Chang’s China Bistro Great Chinese food. They have a gluten-free menu available and are very responsive to concerns. Plymouth Meeting Mall location is now open. Plymouth Meeting, PA

PF Chang's China Bistro Warrington, PA Great food, great service. Very knowledgeable about the GF diet. They have a full GF menu - apps, entrees, desserts.

Rae [Editor: Restaurant is now closed. 6/7/2010] 2929 Arch St # B Philadelphia, PA 19104-2860 (215) 922-3839

Redstone American Grill Plymouth Meeting Mall Plymouth Meeting, PA Have spoken with Director of Culinary Operations from corp office. Gave me local chef’s name and email as well as a listing of gluten-free menu items. Had an excellent meal there. The chef came out and walked me through the menu.

RX 4443 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19104-4703 (215) 222-9590

The Ugly American 1100 S Front St Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 336-1100

The Ugly Moose Manayunk, PA The same owner of Baggataway's in Conshohocken. They carry GF beer and their staff understands GF foods. A bartender has celiac disease and instructed the staff.

Vetri 1312 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19107 (215) 261-7069

Whisk and Spoon 2521 Christian St Philadelphia, PA 19146 (215) 545-0354


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One Response to “Gluten Free Restaurants in and Around Philadelphia”

  1. JS says:

    Giorgio’s on Pine has one of the best Gluten-free italian & pasta menus in town!

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