Eating Gluten Free in Baltimore

We’ve been gluten free for a few years and I love finding new and great restaurants to eat at. The thing is I prefer to not eat at the regular chain restaurants. I like to find places that are new and different and if they’re a smaller mom and pop type place that are willing to help us eat safely I’m all the happier. Eating gluten free in Baltimore can be hard. While this is one huge city in Maryland, its hard to find smaller places that offer gluten free. Eating Gluten Free in Baltimore

  1. My favorite place is Sweet 27. This is actually two fronts at one general location. Sweet 27  is a full restaurant with a huge menu and adjacent is a smaller cafe/bakery. They have the best cupcakes of all time! I mean I can get a carrot cupcake or the hostess. Many of their cupcakes are actually dairy free as well and they even offer some that are vegan. The restaurant side contains a delicious menu where my favorite is the duck tacos with their signature fries. TO DIE for! I’m hoping Steve will take me there soon to eat. I actually wrote a full review of Sweet 27 a while ago. Make sure you go read what our favorite foods were.
  2. Sabatinos is great if you’re looking for an Italian style eating. I may be a little biased as I love Shrimp Fra Diavlo and they actually have it gluten free. Most people use linguine and don’t like to substitute. They serve all of their pasta dishes with a gluten free penne pasta and it’s delicious.
  3. Most Indian food is naturally gluten free so it’s no surprise that Lumbini restaurant is a great place to try eating gluten free in Baltimore. Simply ask your wait staff which options are gluten free and they are more than happy to help you. I’m not a huge Indian food fan but I do love me some Chicken Tikki Masala and Lumbini’s is one of my favorite versions. Just the right mixture of spices to give the best flavor.
  4. So if you know me at all you know that I’m an Irish girl at heart. Now my absolute most favorite Irish Pub has a few locations and if you’re willing to drive outside of Baltimore to Severna Park or Annapolis you should visit Brian Boru/Gallaway Bay but if you can’t get out of the city limits go test our Tir Na Nog. They also have a gluten free menu and it’s yummy! They offer several traditional Irish dishes that are gluten free like Tommy Maloney’s Corned Beef and Cabbage. Go exotic with your appetizer and try the Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs.
  5. Like I said I love to test out smaller mom and pop type places more than the big huge chains. So when we found Miss Shirley’s Cafe we were beyond excited. When you read a menu for a restaurant and you see things like Gluten Free Pancakes available you melt. These are the things that are important when you’re a family of celiacs. The best part is they wait staff was knowledgeable and even asked if we were concerned about cross contamination so that they could make sure we were safe.

Do you have recommendations for Eating Gluten Free in Baltimore? Or in your favorite city?