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Como’s serves a Detroit-style pizza with an excellent gluten-free crust.
Michelle Gerard

19 Restaurants Serving Stellar Gluten-Free Meals in Metro Detroit

Waffles, pizza, pancakes, macaroni and cheese, and beyond

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Como’s serves a Detroit-style pizza with an excellent gluten-free crust.
| Michelle Gerard

For those living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, finding a meal that's prepared with their needs in mind is a necessity. However, gluten-free diet fads have made the term practically a swear word for some restaurants and chefs, and finding solid choices when going out to eat is often a chore. Pasta, pastries, and breads can seem out of reach and dining with friends at an unfamiliar restaurant can be an exercise in futility.

Below find an assortment of eateries serving gluten-free dishes beyond the usual suspects. From fluffy pancakes to Detroit-style pizza to flavorful pho, here’s where to seek out a great gluten-free meal in metro Detroit.

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1. Slows Bar BQ

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2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-9828
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Meaty Michigan Avenue restaurant Slows Bar BQ has an extensive list of choices for gluten-free customers ranging from the Big Three barbecue sampler to The Reason — a tower of pulled pork with North Carolina-style sauce, coleslaw, and pickles on a roll.

2015 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 502-5959
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Chef Mike Ransom’s breakout hit noodle bar Ima is an oasis of gluten-free options. The vegan pho, smoked salmon rice bowl, golden curry, and sake steamed clams are among several noteworthy picks from the regular menu.

3. Folk

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1948, 1701 Trumbull Ave suite b
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 290-5849
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Corktown all-day cafe Folk seamlessly folds gluten-free options into its brunch menu. Expect items like almond flour Belgian waffles with salted pistachio citrus butter and hash with a medley of potatoes, greens, avocado, and eggs for breakfast or sesame rice bowl for lunch.

4. Mudgie's Deli

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1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-2000
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No longer are good sandwiches solely within the purview of wheat eaters. For only $1.25 extra, almost all of the sandwiches found at Mudgie’s can be made on gluten-free bread. Pair one with a bag of original Better Made potato chips and a Blake’s Hard Cider for a filling, completely GF meal.

5. Batch Brewing Company

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1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 338-8008
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A brewery isn’t exactly the first place one thinks of when the words gluten-free come to mind, but Batch Brewing Company offers a handful of options for customers that avoid wheat. Choose from options like nachos with roasted poblano salsa and queso, grilled fish tacos, and fattoush salad.

6. PJ's Lager House

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1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-4668
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This underrated Corktown bar is known for its vegan options, but customers with gluten-allergies can also count on PJ’s to swap out the bread for its BLTs and tempeh reubens with a gluten-free alternative from Sugar Kisses Bakery.

7. The Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-1000
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With multiple dishes like eggs benedict available in gluten-free, varieties this downtown breakfast diner may just become a regular favorite for those with celiac disease. The Very Berry French Toast, stuffed with banana cream cheese and stacked high with berries and berry compote, is sight to behold. On the savory side try the Baja Benedict, topped with guacamole and tomato on gluten-free toast.

8. Detroit Vegan Soul

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8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 444-9402
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Comfort food can be celiac-friendly, too. This West Village cafe not only features organic, vegan dishes, but also gluten-free selections. Consider checking out the tofu “catfish,” made with cornmeal battered tofu, and served with a broccoli and corn medley, and redskin potatoes. Other comfort foods like okra stew and BBQ tofu are also naturally gluten-free and all the sides are also GF, including the famed mac-n-cheese and candied yams.

9. Rose's Fine Food

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10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 309-7947
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The buckwheat pancakes served at Rose’s Fine Food are just as filling as delicious as their glutenous counterparts. Stacks are served with real Michigan maple syrup and house-cultured butter, giving diners even more peace of mind. For a lunch option, consider the staff favorite rice bowl, with bacon, kimchi, mushrooms, avocado, and a fried egg.

10. Chili Mustard Onions

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3411 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 462-4949
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Brush Park’s vegan coney island Chili Mustard Onions focuses primarily on meatless comfort foods, but customers with a variety of dietary concerns from nut allergies to gluten sensitivity can find something to eat here, too. The coney dogs and Big Mock burgers can have their buns swapped for a gluten-free alternative for a dollar more.

11. Bangkok 96 Street Food

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474 Peterboro St
Detroit, MI 48201

Gluten-free dishes are plentiful at chef Genevieve Vang’s Southeast Asian street food stall at Detroit Shipping Company. Choose from options like tempura jumbo shrimp, refreshing papaya salad, and candied beef with sticky rice for a flavorful meal without wheat.

12. SheWolf Pastificio & Bar

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438 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 315-3992
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For a fine-dining restaurant where breads and pastas take center stage, SheWolf maintains a strong list of gluten-free options. Choose from plates like the cauliflower romanesco, Farinata di Funghi (chickpea pancakes), Saltimbocca alla Roma.

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13. La Feria

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4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 285-9081
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Midtown’s Spanish tapas restaurant La Feria has plenty of choices for gluten-free customers. Mix and match a spread of dishes from Spanish omelets to grilled portabella mushrooms in lemon-garlic-parsley sauce to morcilla sausage.

14. Rock City Eatery

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4216 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 265-3729
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Chef Nikita Sanches’s rock and roll restaurant is also a haven of gluten-free options. Start with the pasta in the classic cheese bowl-filled with macaroni and cheese, which can be swapped for a gluten-free variety. Other inviting gluten-free options include the pulled pork nachos and steak and frites.

15. Seva

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66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 974-6661
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This Midtown staple is one of the few restaurants in the area that go beyond just select gluten-free options. Instead, the Detroit location boasts a full, separate gluten-free menu, including sandwiches made on Rumi's Passion Bakery gluten-free bread, toasted in a dedicated, separate toaster. All items deep-fried at the location are gluten-free, offering a little peace of mind when ordering items like yam fries. Pick up a plate of pad thai made with rice noodles or try the California scramble.

16. Pie-Sci

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5163 Trumbull St
Detroit, MI 48208
(313) 818-0290
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Detroit’s pizza laboratory is continuing to turn out pizzas unlike anywhere else. Specialty pies like the Notorious P.I.G, topped with pepperoni, pulled pork, bacon, ham, mozzarella and a Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce drizzle, have made this spot a local favorite. In addition to creative combinations, the menu is also inclusive of different dietary needs with lots of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Any large pizzas can be made gluten-free for $3 extra. For dessert, consider the vegan and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches called Cloud Bites.

17. Como's Restaurant

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22812 Woodward Ave Suite 100
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 677-4439
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The Como’s Restaurant returned this spring under new ownership with trendy versions of Detroit-style pizza including an extremely satisfying version made with imported gluten-free flour. The crust achieves a similar fluffiness to its more traditional focaccia-style counterpart with a nicely crisp exterior.

18. Coco Fairfield’s

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2959 Twelve Mile Rd
Berkley, MI 48072
(248) 399-2626
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Berkley-based American restaurant Coco Fairfield’s is known for its accommodating menu with not just gluten-free bread substitutions but also gluten-free waffles, pancakes, and french toast.

19. Brome Modern Eatery

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22062 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124
(313) 996-5050
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For big, filling salads, thick Reese’s milkshakes, and eggy breakfast sandwiches that also happen to be gluten-free look no further than Brome Modern Eatery. The metro Detroit mini chain of burger restaurants offers a variety of gluten-free alternatives for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

1. Slows Bar BQ

2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Meaty Michigan Avenue restaurant Slows Bar BQ has an extensive list of choices for gluten-free customers ranging from the Big Three barbecue sampler to The Reason — a tower of pulled pork with North Carolina-style sauce, coleslaw, and pickles on a roll.

2138 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

2. Ima

2015 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216

Chef Mike Ransom’s breakout hit noodle bar Ima is an oasis of gluten-free options. The vegan pho, smoked salmon rice bowl, golden curry, and sake steamed clams are among several noteworthy picks from the regular menu.

2015 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

3. Folk

1948, 1701 Trumbull Ave suite b, Detroit, MI 48216

Corktown all-day cafe Folk seamlessly folds gluten-free options into its brunch menu. Expect items like almond flour Belgian waffles with salted pistachio citrus butter and hash with a medley of potatoes, greens, avocado, and eggs for breakfast or sesame rice bowl for lunch.

1948, 1701 Trumbull Ave suite b
Detroit, MI 48216

4. Mudgie's Deli

1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226

No longer are good sandwiches solely within the purview of wheat eaters. For only $1.25 extra, almost all of the sandwiches found at Mudgie’s can be made on gluten-free bread. Pair one with a bag of original Better Made potato chips and a Blake’s Hard Cider for a filling, completely GF meal.

1300 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48226

5. Batch Brewing Company

1400 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48216

A brewery isn’t exactly the first place one thinks of when the words gluten-free come to mind, but Batch Brewing Company offers a handful of options for customers that avoid wheat. Choose from options like nachos with roasted poblano salsa and queso, grilled fish tacos, and fattoush salad.

1400 Porter St
Detroit, MI 48216

6. PJ's Lager House

1254 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

This underrated Corktown bar is known for its vegan options, but customers with gluten-allergies can also count on PJ’s to swap out the bread for its BLTs and tempeh reubens with a gluten-free alternative from Sugar Kisses Bakery.

1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

7. The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

With multiple dishes like eggs benedict available in gluten-free, varieties this downtown breakfast diner may just become a regular favorite for those with celiac disease. The Very Berry French Toast, stuffed with banana cream cheese and stacked high with berries and berry compote, is sight to behold. On the savory side try the Baja Benedict, topped with guacamole and tomato on gluten-free toast.

1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

8. Detroit Vegan Soul

8029 Agnes St, Detroit, MI 48214

Comfort food can be celiac-friendly, too. This West Village cafe not only features organic, vegan dishes, but also gluten-free selections. Consider checking out the tofu “catfish,” made with cornmeal battered tofu, and served with a broccoli and corn medley, and redskin potatoes. Other comfort foods like okra stew and BBQ tofu are also naturally gluten-free and all the sides are also GF, including the famed mac-n-cheese and candied yams.

8029 Agnes St
Detroit, MI 48214

9. Rose's Fine Food

10551 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

The buckwheat pancakes served at Rose’s Fine Food are just as filling as delicious as their glutenous counterparts. Stacks are served with real Michigan maple syrup and house-cultured butter, giving diners even more peace of mind. For a lunch option, consider the staff favorite rice bowl, with bacon, kimchi, mushrooms, avocado, and a fried egg.

10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214

10. Chili Mustard Onions

3411 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48201

Brush Park’s vegan coney island Chili Mustard Onions focuses primarily on meatless comfort foods, but customers with a variety of dietary concerns from nut allergies to gluten sensitivity can find something to eat here, too. The coney dogs and Big Mock burgers can have their buns swapped for a gluten-free alternative for a dollar more.

3411 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48201

11. Bangkok 96 Street Food

474 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201

Gluten-free dishes are plentiful at chef Genevieve Vang’s Southeast Asian street food stall at Detroit Shipping Company. Choose from options like tempura jumbo shrimp, refreshing papaya salad, and candied beef with sticky rice for a flavorful meal without wheat.

474 Peterboro St
Detroit, MI 48201

12. SheWolf Pastificio & Bar

438 Selden St, Detroit, MI 48201
Jesse David Green/SheWolf [Official photo]

For a fine-dining restaurant where breads and pastas take center stage, SheWolf maintains a strong list of gluten-free options. Choose from plates like the cauliflower romanesco, Farinata di Funghi (chickpea pancakes), Saltimbocca alla Roma.

438 Selden St
Detroit, MI 48201

13. La Feria

4130 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Midtown’s Spanish tapas restaurant La Feria has plenty of choices for gluten-free customers. Mix and match a spread of dishes from Spanish omelets to grilled portabella mushrooms in lemon-garlic-parsley sauce to morcilla sausage.

4130 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

14. Rock City Eatery

4216 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Chef Nikita Sanches’s rock and roll restaurant is also a haven of gluten-free options. Start with the pasta in the classic cheese bowl-filled with macaroni and cheese, which can be swapped for a gluten-free variety. Other inviting gluten-free options include the pulled pork nachos and steak and frites.

4216 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

15. Seva

66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

This Midtown staple is one of the few restaurants in the area that go beyond just select gluten-free options. Instead, the Detroit location boasts a full, separate gluten-free menu, including sandwiches made on Rumi's Passion Bakery gluten-free bread, toasted in a dedicated, separate toaster. All items deep-fried at the location are gluten-free, offering a little peace of mind when ordering items like yam fries. Pick up a plate of pad thai made with rice noodles or try the California scramble.

66 E Forest Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

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16. Pie-Sci

5163 Trumbull St, Detroit, MI 48208

Detroit’s pizza laboratory is continuing to turn out pizzas unlike anywhere else. Specialty pies like the Notorious P.I.G, topped with pepperoni, pulled pork, bacon, ham, mozzarella and a Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce drizzle, have made this spot a local favorite. In addition to creative combinations, the menu is also inclusive of different dietary needs with lots of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Any large pizzas can be made gluten-free for $3 extra. For dessert, consider the vegan and gluten-free ice cream sandwiches called Cloud Bites.

5163 Trumbull St
Detroit, MI 48208

17. Como's Restaurant

22812 Woodward Ave Suite 100, Ferndale, MI 48220

The Como’s Restaurant returned this spring under new ownership with trendy versions of Detroit-style pizza including an extremely satisfying version made with imported gluten-free flour. The crust achieves a similar fluffiness to its more traditional focaccia-style counterpart with a nicely crisp exterior.

22812 Woodward Ave Suite 100
Ferndale, MI 48220

18. Coco Fairfield’s

2959 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072

Berkley-based American restaurant Coco Fairfield’s is known for its accommodating menu with not just gluten-free bread substitutions but also gluten-free waffles, pancakes, and french toast.

2959 Twelve Mile Rd
Berkley, MI 48072

19. Brome Modern Eatery

22062 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124

For big, filling salads, thick Reese’s milkshakes, and eggy breakfast sandwiches that also happen to be gluten-free look no further than Brome Modern Eatery. The metro Detroit mini chain of burger restaurants offers a variety of gluten-free alternatives for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

22062 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48124

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