One of the most popular questions I get is: “Where do I eat gluten-free while visiting Alaska?” Thanks to the help of my Facebook readers, I’ve compiled this list of restaurants/cafes organized by city. If you have other restaurants/cafes to recommend that provide gluten-free options in Alaska (that aren’t already listed), please leave me a comment below including the city, name, and any other comments you think are helpful.
Please note, this is a very loose list based on information I’ve received from others. The restaurants/businesses listed below may offer “gluten-free & other allergen-free” items that are NOT made in a dedicated gluten-free/allergen free facility. You are solely responsible for verifying the items ordered/purchased are suitable for your food allergies. I cannot guarantee them for you and will not be held liable.
Applebee’s- offers a GF menu
Bear Tooth Grill & Theatrepub
Chili’s- offers a GF menu
Doriola’s- GF sandwiches
Firetap Alehouse– offers a GF menu
Glacier Brewhouse- offers a GF menu (per Megan, I DO NOT recommend)
Hard Rock Cafe- excellent with allergies, very accomodating
Kinley’s– GF menu available, the owner is very GF knowledgeable
Ling & Louie’s- offers a GF menu
Middle Way Cafe– GF/Vegan baked goods & lunch options
Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzaria– GF pizzas
Natural Pantry Cafe
Olive Garden- provides a GF menu
Organic Oasis– lots of GF items & will to accommodate other allergies
Orso– provides a GF menu
Out of the Box- Food truck located on Spenard Rd. near Dolphin Hair
Outback Steakhouse- provides a GF menu
Pie Stop- offer pies with a GF crust
PhoNatik- located off of Dimond & has lots of GF options (also very allergy friendly)
Red Robin– gourmet burgers (they may also have a dedicated GF fryer- verify with your server)
Sara’s Sandwiches- offers GF bread
The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen– GF pizzas
Ronnie Sushi 2– (they may use clean mats and knives/gloves to avoid cross contamination, but verify with your server)
Simon & Seaforts
Schlotzskys- offers GF bread
Snow City Cafe- many items on the menu can be made GF
South Restaurant + Coffeehouse- has many GF options
Spenard Road House–
Sullivan’s Steak House- very willing to accommodate for GF
Terra Bella Organic Coffee & Bakery- GF baked goods
Wheel Good Food- (food truck)
Yak & Yeti– Himalayan food with many GF & Vegan options
Princess Lodge- offers a GF menu
Black Bear Coffee House– a variety of coffees, lunch items & GF baked goods (some vegan options are available too)
Bear Mountain Grill- is exceptional with allergies
Eagle River Ale House–
Pizza Man- offers GF crust
Tinker’s Rainforest Deli- has GF bread on hand
Alaskana Kitchen (food truck)- carries GF & Paleo items
College Town Pizza- GF pizzas
Dominos- GF pizzas
El Sabor at the Tanana Valley Farmer’s Market (they have a sign, ‘our whole menu is accidentally gluten free’)
Food Factory- limited GF fresh breads available
Ivory Jacks- Nearly every item on the menu can be ordered GF
Lemon Grass Thai Cuisine
Lunch Cafe & Eatery- they offer many GF & whole food items and go above and beyond for food allergies
Pho House- offers GF Pho and other GF items
The Pump House- very GF aware
Take 5 Cafe- many GF (and some diary free) options
Fireweed Gallery Coffee & Tea House- GF baked goods & dairy-free beverages
49th State Brewery
Maura’s Cafe- many GF options to choose from
The Little Mermaid
Two Sister’s Bakery- GF (and dairy free) baked goods & lattes
The Hanger- GF pasta
Rockwell- has a GF (and dairy free) menu available
Big Daddy’s Pizza
Caribou Family Restaurant- GF bread, buns & pancakes
Odie’s Deli- offers a delicious GF foccachia for sandwiches & has a GF soup option 99% of the time.
Java Flats- coffee items, including GF baked goods & bread.
Monk’s Rock- has GF bread available for sandwiches
Grizzli’s Italian Bistro & Pizzeria- GF pizzas
Humdingers- wood fired GF pizzas, desserts & other items (pizza crust is also dairy-free, egg-free and corn starch/meal-free)
Palmer Ale House- GF pizzas and other GF options
Turkey Red- GF bread is available for sandwiches & many items on the menu can be made GF
Vagabond Blues- coffee house with GF & Vegan cookies & snack items
Chinooks- includes GF noted meals on their menu
Sea Bean Cafe- GF sandwiches, muffins, cupcakes & snack bars (also dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free)
Sugar Mama’s Bakery- GF cupcakes
Flying Squirrel Bakery- has many GF options
Mountain High Pizza Pie
Bistro Red Beet- GF lunch & dinner items, baked goods, etc. This is directly from Bistro Red Beet: “We are, indeed, a fully dedicated gluten, soy, corn free eatery in Wasilla. We have a full bakery – cookies, cakes, pastries, breads, muffins, as well as all Gluten Free food. We also do Paleo, dairy free and egg free baked goods and special order cakes.”
The Grape Tap- lots of GF options & will accommodate as much as possible
Happy Family Restaurant- Chinese food. No GF menu, but the couple that own & run it understands what GF means
Locals- GF pizzas & beer
Mekong Thai- offers no GF menu, but tries to accommodate
North Star Bakery- limited selection of GF items
Red Robin- gourmet burgers (they may also have a dedicated GF fryer)
Thai Asian Cuisine
jeff hunter says
Outback Stake House has a glutten free menu if you
tell your server,
Got it added – thank you, Jeff!
Table 6 in Anchorage notes items that are gluten-free on their menu. Plenty of tasty choices!
Added – thank you, Susan!
I have had issues with a few places in Anchorage. Firetap does not have a designated fryer, nor does Spenard Roadhouse. (Last time I went to either) Here are a few others to try: Orso, Eva’s Cupcakery, Yak and Yeti
I have heard GREAT things about Kinley’s. Haven’t made it there yet. There is a Pho place on Boniface, Pho Lena that can accomodate, and also Shine’s in Eagle River.
Janeen Wilkins says
I go to Kinsey’s all the time. They will hand craft an item on their menu for whatever allergy you have. Never got sick! Wonderful waitstaff.
Debbie Yeckley says
Rosco’s pizza in Ninilchik has gluten free pizza. The crust is homemade and yummy😋
15915 Sterling Hwy
Ninilchik, AK 99639
Melinda Krise says
Chili’s has a GF menu.
Golden Coral has a GF menu as well as lots of other allergy menus.
Sourdough Mining Co. has a GF menu.
Carl’s’ Jr. will lettuce wrap any burger.
Theresa GAtes says
When you go to Carl’s Jr. Ask for no condiments if you have Celiac disease. We kept getting sick even though we watched them make it with gloves and in the container instead of counter. We missed that they take the same spatula that they use to swipe buns with condiments (bread crumbs) to swipe your lettuce wrap. Always just put condiments on after you get your burger.
Adele L. George says
I always ask for them to wipe down the counter and put on fresh gloves and I have never had a problem. They also have a dedicated fryer just for regular fries.
Melinda Krise says
Okay, here are some more in Anchorage:
Glacier Brewhouse – GF menu
Olive Garden – GF menu
Lone Star – GF menu
I have had great service at Double Musky. The wait staff is very helpful and will ask the kitchen staff if needed. Never had an issue. Delicious food too!
Adele L. George says
@Samantha, Be careful because they use mixes for their butter and sour cream that are made with flour. May not be a problem if you are intolerant, but definitely if you are Celiac.
Anna B says
The Pie Stop in Anchorage can make pies with a GF crust on request. PhoNatik on Dimond has lots of gf options (also very allergy friendly) and understand the connection between soy sauce and gluten. Terra Bella cafe, anchorage, makes gf baked goods including delicious bread, muffins, scones, oatmeal bars, etc. Note on the roadhouse (anch), they label gf on the menu and sometimes have gf pizza crust/bread on request (several staff are gf). Great list, thanks!!
Princess Lodge in Cooper Landing has a GF dinner & breakfast menu- a two pager on the dinner!
Lahn Pad Thai has GF options and the staff is very knowledgeable about letting you know what is or isn’t. Not a GF facility but have had good luck so far
That’s great! Thanks for the update, Jody.
Here’s a gem: http://www.alaskaveganandglutenfree.com/#!/home You can buy yummy gluten free bread and dough to take and bake for later. You can only get it on Wednesdays at the indoor farmer’s market at the Sears Mall. It’s not a sit down restaurant; the owner sells plant-based meals in a jar to take home to the family. I only recently discovered it, though I guess she’s been open for business for a year now. The gluten free bread actually tastes good!! And the food is good too–all gluten free, whole foods, plant based (vegan). The menu is in her website.
Tinker’s Rainforest Deli in Eagle River has gluten free bread and often has gluten free brownies and cookies on their counter!
Kelly Hey says
Please be careful as many mentioned here may offer gluten-free free all are not allergy safe.
ORSO and glacier brew house are the only one that I can confirm use different prep areas and utensil to avoid cross contamination.
I am sure there are others but those I’m positive.
Amy Jenkins says
I get sick easily and so do two of my kids. Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River does a great job accommodating GF! The GF baked goods you find at coffee shops all over south central are made by one of their employees. Also safe is Piccolinos. Not as many options, but they are careful.
Amy Jenkins says
I forgot to mention that Bistro Red Beet in Wasilla caters and will make specialty cakes etc. as well–in a totally safe all GF bakery!
The South Restaurant-the new one on old seward-has several gf options that are delicious!
At South I am also impressed that the manager will visit your table if the server gets some clues that you are GF or allergy-sensitive, and supposedly they have a good protocol in the kitchen for using a safe and clean prep space. The manager takes complaints in that department seriously as well. Always good to check each time though.
Please be careful in Soldotna of cross contamination.
Pizza boys is a wonderful restaurant run by a great family, but they just don’t have the space for a dedicated area. I miss their pizza.
I hear Odie’s deli is great, but a friend who worked there warned me away due to cross contamination. I was also severely warned away from caribou by someone who has been in their kitchen and doesn’t want to see me get sick.
PJ’s in the old Sal’s building is the safest place in town for someone with celiac. They even have a dedicated fryer. Sadly their quality is lacking.
My advice would be to pack a lunch to enjoy on your way through to the Little Mermaid in Homer. They have excellent GF pizza among other things. The staff was knowledgable and attentive. My server returned to the table to clarify something the chef told her would be unsafe. They saved me a miserable week because they knew what they were doing!
Hopefully one day you’ll check out Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe in Talkeetna. We always have gluten free options (though not recommended for anyone with a serious allergy as there is wheat in the air!). Quiche is gluten free, usually a soup or two, many baked goods such as brownies, coconut meringue cookies and many more, plus gluten free pizza crust available on wood fire pizza nights on the weekend. Thanks!
Flying Squirrel is amazing! Great GF baked goods and a really fun atmosphere. I highly recommend it!
I ate at the Hard Rock Cafe in Anchorage… they accommodated my soy-free/dairy-free/nut-free/gluten-free allergens and were SO kind in the meantime! (P.S. I’m so glad I found this site!! I CANNOT wait to start trying your recipes :))
Melissa Dusenbery says
Megan, good morning! Thank you so much for compiling & managing this list. It’s been such a great help!
Could you please add The Pie Stop in Anchorage – Gluten free pies, and Doriola’s in Anchorage – Gluten free bread and sandwiches.
Sara’s sand which shop has gluten free bread option now and makes some great salads!
Dayna Rumfelt says
This is awesome!
I just found your blog. I agree that Little Mermaid in Homer is fabulous for GF. My husband and daughter both have Celiac and neither one has ever gotten sick from eating there. I also recommend Fresh Catch Cafe on the Spit. The owner/chef used to be the personal chef for someone with Celiac and has always been willing to make substitutions for us. Vida’s Thai Food is also another great restaurant in Homer for people who need GF options. Sourdough Express used to make their own GF bread and are pretty knowledgeable too. We haven’t been there yet this season so I don’t know if they are still making it. Thanks for making this list!
Our family is traveling to Alaska this summer, and the information you’ve provided here makes me feel much more comfortable about finding safe food for myself in Anchorage restaurants. I’ve booked a hotel room with a full kitchen, though, to be extra well prepared to feed myself and my family.
My autoimmune disease developed about 18 months ago, and an elimination diet last fall showed me that I could radically improve my daily functioning (and reduce by more than half my medications) by avoiding Gluten, Citrus, Potato and most Dairy.
I also avoid soy and refined vegetable oils, but never did a reintroduction challenge for those ingredients as I don’t consider them real food options for daily eating.
Thanks for the work you do here.
In palmer, Humdingers pizza is fantastic, gluten free pizza and some desserts. My son and I are both allergic to gluten, and no problems there.
PJ’s Diner in Soldotna has closed. Too bad, they had an awesome gluten free menu.
Does anyone know of restaurants in Anchorage with dairy free menus?
Theresa GAtes says
I don’t know any in Anchorage however Humdingers in Palmer will make you a dairy free pizza if you bring in your own cheese. Our son was GF/DF/SF and we brought in Daiya and he got the most amazing pizza. He loved being able to eat pizza with us.
Kaitlyn Dykman says
Downtown Deli in Palmer has gluten free bread, wraps, and sometimes pasta. Also, Great Alaska Pizza Company offers a very good gluten free pizza at all locations in Alaska.
Out of the Box has a physical restaurant off Spenard in Anchorage Now. It’s great! Also South Restaurant and Coffee-shop has always been super accommodating to my gluten and Nightshade free issues, they’re one of my go to places to eat now. I take all my friends and family!
Take 5 in Fairbanks is now Little Owl. They seem to take GF seriously.
OTOH, the Blue Roof Bistro advertises GF food but after ordering one marked GF and getting sick, I found out they fry their corn chips in the same oil as their wheat breads.
Grizzilis in North Pole and Fairbanks went out of business.
Happy Camper is a food truck in Juneau with gluten/dairy free options. Also Zerelda’s Bistro has gluten and dairy free options.
Fina Casarta says
Hi I am Fina Casarta I make and sell Gluten Free English Muffin, GF French Toast, GF Red Velvet Muffin, GF Pumpkin Pie Spice Muffin and GF Cookies at Anchorage re:MADE locate at 13500 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 99515
Jennifer Billinger says
Is it Celiac friendly? Dedicated cookware and location? Thanks 🙂
Jennifer Billinger says
You can Add Sushi Sushi behind Bear tooth to the list for GF sushi and menu
Theresa GAtes says
Add South Side Bistro, Not only do they put out amazing GF food their servers and kitchen staff are very knowledgeable in Celiac Disease. I was very impressed!
THANK YOU. We will be traveling to Alaska soon on vacation for two weeks and we both have a serious gluten allergy! Its hard enough find gf options on an every day basis, let alone on vacation!
Karen B says
In Juneau, The Sandpiper Cafe and Twisted Fish Company both had knowledgeable wait staff and were helpful with gluten and dairy free choices. The king crab tacos at Twisted Fish were served in a lettuce wrap as the taco shells had gluten. Delicious!! Also, Rainbow Foods grocery is close to the downtown area, easily in walking distance from the docks with lots of allergy free snacks.
Fat Ptarmigan in Anchorage has amazing gluten free pizza. They also have Diaya cheese as an option if you choose to go dairy free. Just around the corner at Scoops there is always a vegan option and at least one flavor that’s gluten free.
Elizabeth Peterson says
Woody’s in Seward is almost completely gluten free / vegan.
Thank you for compiling this list! I love cruising to Alaska, and if I’m not eating lunch on the ship, I’m always looking for a locally-owned place to grab a gluten-free meal or a GF snack to take on an excursion.
DeEtte Burnett says
Megan, I love that you have this restaurant listing. It’s so important to have this resource when traveling or even in your own town. Here’s some updates on your Fairbanks list.
Domino’s GF pizza is made on the same equipment as all their other pizzas. Beware.
Grizzlies no longer exists.
Take 5 cafe is now called Little Owl Cafe. They have vegan baked goods as well as GF.
The Lunch Cafe no longer exists.
Ivory Jacks has a dedicated kitchen area for GF! The owner is a celiac!
Blue Roof Bistro is delicious and has many GF entrees, as well as GF bread options for all of their sandwiches and GF desserts. Their food is insanely good.
Lavelle’s bistro is very accommodating.
The Banks has GF pizza made in a separate area and offers GF buns on burgers.
On a recent trip to the Valley, I ate at Turkey Red! Incredible service and food! The server was extremely knowledgeable about GF. We also ate at Bistro Red Beet and it was liberating knowing that we didn’t have to ask if something was GF. LOL. Their Beet bread and buns are soooo good. Also, they have weekly specials and are very comforting types of meals.
I’ll let you know if I think of more!
So glad I discovered your website and fb page.
Why is glacier brew house no longer recommended. Haven’t been in years, has it changed