GF Chicago Restaurants

The following Chicago area restaurants have gluten free menus or offer gluten free items.
This list is constantly updated

This list is compiled based on restaurants that offer gluten free menu options. This list does not guarantee that there will not be cross contamination in the restaurant's kitchen. As we learned with Domino's Pizza, not all restaurants handle the issue of gluten as seriously as others. Just as you would at any restaurant, don't forget to ask questions, make special requests, or even speak with the chef.

Quick selection: American, Bakeries, Barbecue, Cafes, Catering, Chinese, Diners, Ethiopian, French, German, Greek, Hawaiian Fusion, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Lebanese/Mediterranean, Mexican, Sandwiches, Seafood, Spanish Steakhouse, Thai, Vegan/Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Fast Food

American 
Bakeries
Barbecue


Cafés


Catering


Chinese
  • bd's Mongolian Grill in Bolingbrook and Naperville *David says, "For Valentine's Day, I had to find something nearby and compatible with my wife's dietary requirements.  First, this restaurant lists the nutrition information for all its menu items on-line including allergens and gluten-free categories. Secondly, they have a separate cooking center and chef (at least in the Bolingbrook location) for those with allergies and gluten-free concerns, to avoid cross-contamination.  We had a pleasant experience and my wife was very satisfied."
  • Big Bowl in Chicago (Goldcoast and River North), Lincolnshire, and Schaumburg
  • Hot Woks Cool Sushi in Chicago (Multiple Locations) *ask for gluten free soy sauce*
  • P.F. Chang's in Chicago (Near North Side), Lombard, Northbrook, Orland Park, Schaumburg
  • Sunda in Chicago (River North) *Specify gluten free*
  • WOK'n Fire in Addison, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, South Barrington, St. Charles, and Wheaton

Diners

Ethiopian

    French
    German
    • Bavaria Hof in Schaumburg, IL
    • The Berghoff in Chicago (downtown) CEO, Carlyn Berghoff’s middle daughter was diagnosed with Celiac Disease almost 4 years ago and so she has since written a gluten-free cookbook and is very active in the gluten-free community. She teamed up with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness to help create a restaurant training program for gluten-free certification. All of the Chefs and Managers are trained and they are certified gluten-free. It’s something they take very seriously.

    Greek

    Hawaiian Fusion

    Indian

    Italian

    Japanese
    • Cocoro Sushi and Restaurant in Chicago (River North) Call ahead for Gluten Free
    • Hot Woks Cool Sushi in Chicago (Multiple Locations) *ask for GF Soy Sauce*
    • Kona Grill in Oak Brook and Lincolnshire
    • NoMi in Chicago (downtown on the 7th floor in the Park Hyatt) *their sushi is gf and they have gf soy sauce*
    • RA Sushi in Chicago (Gold Coast), Glenview and Lombard *Ask for GF Soy Sauce*
    • Reel Club in Oakbrook *The cheesy popovers that get served to every table that sits down are naturally gluten free! The gluten free items on the menu are denoted with an asterisk, hooray for sushi!
    • The Sit Down Cafe and Sushi Bar in Chicago (Hyde Park)
    • Slurping Turtle in Chicago (River North)
    • Takashi in Chicago (Bucktown)
    • WOK'n Fire in Addison, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, South Barrington, St. Charles, and Wheaton

    Latin

    Lebanese/Mediterranean

    Mexican 

    Sandwiches

    Seafood

    Southern

    • Cafe Ba Ba Reeba in Chicago (Lincoln Park)
    • Macarena Tapas in Naperville (Kerri on Facebook says, "they have GF menu and they were so careful and attentive. I must share with my GF community!"

    Steakhouse

    Thai
    • Big Bowl in Chicago (Gold Coast and Near North Side), Lincolnshire, Schaumburg
    • Rock 'n Roll Noodle Company in Chicago (Farmer's Markets and other places)
    • Thai Wild Ginger in Chicago (Lincoln Park)
    • WOK'n Fire in Addison, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst, South Barrington, St. Charles, and Wheaton
    • Wow Bao in Chicago (Merch Mart, Loop, and South Loop)

    Vegan/Vegetarian
    Vietnamese



    Fast Food Chain Restaurants
    Coming Soon!


    Bloggers and other webmasters, please do not steal this list. You are more than welcome to link back to it, but please give me credit, since this took several months to compile and is still a work in progress. Thanks! -Betsy


    If you are a restaurant owner in the Chicagoland area and your restaurant has a gluten free menu that you would like added to this list, please email me at betsy@glutenfreebetsy.com.

    Last updated April 24, 2014 (updates are now highlighted!)