The absence of gluten certainly doesn’t mean the absence of flavor, as tasted in these gluten-free dishes–ranging from tacos to pizza to baked goodies. Here are 15 picks for gluten-free feasting in Phoenix.
The crujiente or crunchy-style tacos at CRUjiente Tacos in Phoenix are handcrafted with crisp hard taco shells that are made with fried-to-order corn tortillas and brimming with meaty fillings like beef, green chile pork and birria-inspired lamb. Pictured; photo by Debby Wolvos.
NOBANA is the Valley’s newest Asian-inspired ghost kitchen with a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. The spicy corn miso bowl features spicy miso broth with rice noodles, charred sweet corn, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint and Korean chili flakes, which is available for delivery via DoorDash, UBER Eats and Postmates.
In addition to its extension lineup of steaks, J&G Steakhouse’s parmesan risotto with wild mushrooms is a decadent gluten-free dish to dig into while savoring the sunset.
From brownies to muffins to protein cookies, Kaleidoscope Juice is a one-stop shop for gluten-free bakery goodies (along with a nutrition-packed smoothie or juice, of course). Kaleidoscope Juice has five Valley locations.
Zinqué near Scottsdale Fashion Square serves up Le Bowl, which can be made carb-free with cauliflower rice and a variety of savory protein options to add to the nutritious bowl: chicken, hanger steak, smoked salmon, beyond patty, shrimp, ahi tuna and many more.
Hula’s Modern Tiki recently rolled out an extensive Gluten-Conscious menu, complete with appetizers, entrees, sides and dessert. A favorite? The Jawaiian Jerk chicken or pork plates.
At its outposts in Tempe and Chandler, Pedal Haus Brewery guests can nosh on a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, served with pickles, cole slaw and mayo, on a lettuce wrap or a gluten-free bun.
Among its several gluten-free offerings, Ling & Louie’s New Wave Pad Thai is a comforting dish of shrimp, chicken, egg, peanuts, rice noodles and sweet tamarind-chili sauce.
Featuring a delicious helping of spinach, roasted mushrooms, wood-fired tomatoes, pesto, herbs, mozzarella and feta on a gluten-free crust, Pita Jungle‘s spinach and pesto pizza (among many other gluten-free dishes) invites you to eat your greens.
The Cali Coast Bowl from Stratta Kitchen is a mix of toasted quinoa, garnet yams, rainbow cauliflower, avocado, toasted almonds and medjool dates, a light and refreshing dish great for a gluten-free diet.
The enchiladas at Sandbar’s three Valley location are crafted with corn tortillas, a cheese blend, tomatillo and roasted tomato guajillo sauce; the result is a gluten-free dish that is filling and delicious.
Few things beat a breakfast sandwich on a weekend morning, and U.S. Egg dishes up a tasty gluten-free option with two fried eggs, bacon, cheese, tomato and mayo, served on toasted gluten-free bread.
The Bevvy Classic Bowl features marinated chicken, sliced avocado, asparagus and cherry tomatoes, a no-frills but delicious option for gluten-free diners.
Widely regarded as one of the Valley’s top gluten-free eateries, Jewel’s Cafe’s classic chicken and waffles, crowned with hot honey and Mom’s warm buttermilk syrup, is a decadent brunch-time treat.
Thirsty? Blue Clover Distillery’s artisanal vodka and gin line is handcrafted with gluten-free corn. Vodka flavors include original as well as organic, house-infused vodka flavors like lemon, spicy pepper, grapefruit, strawberry and blood orange. In-house distilled gin variations are available in original, pineapple, blood orange and barrel-aged.