It has been around five years since I received the diagnosis that I had Celiac Disease, but I remember it like it was yesterday. In the beginning I had no idea what it meant for me. Who knew that gluten was in so many things? What was it specifically in all of my favorite things?
We love to go out to eat, but eating out with food allergies can be a nerve-wracking process. I am always up for something new but you better believe I do my homework! I like to research the restaurants online and see reviews from other Gluten Free users.
I wanted to highlight a few great places in Metro Detroit that are gluten allergy friendly. It’s a tough job, but someone has to eat at all these places! There are also a few places highlighted with an asterisk below that are dedicated gluten free facilities. Happy eating!
Buddy’s Pizza– Multiple Locations
Buddy’s offers a gluten free pizza crust with a variety of different sauces and toppings. They bake the gluten free pizzas in pans with foil and allow you to cut your pizza yourself as to cut down on cross-contamination. They also offer a house salad (without croutons) with their house dressing that is a great pairing for pizza! I had the gluten free crust with onions, bacon and Italian sausage and it was great!
BROWN IRON BREWHOUSE
Brown Iron Brewhouse– Washington Township, MI
The Brown Iron Brewhouse offers a ton of gluten free options, from smoked meats to all of their sandwiches having a gluten free bread option. I am a big fan of their smoked turkey, either served with sides or on a sandwich, with bacon of course! Note, their fries are not typically gluten free, but they are working on offering GF waffle fries soon!
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
The Breakfast Club– Farmington Hills, MI
Despite it’s namesake, The Breakfast Club offers a lot of great meal options, not just breakfast! I was excited to have their gluten free french toast. The bread has a hint of cinnamon and paired well with a side of fruit and bacon.
THE CLEAN PLATE
The Clean Plate– Shelby Township, MI
The Clean Plate not only offers a ton of gluten free options, but is also a vegan friendly facility. The staff was kind enough to walk through their menu, and just about everything on there can be adapted to a gluten free option. I tried the BLTA (“bacon,” lettuce, tomato and avocado) on gluten free bread.
RENEE'S GOURMET PIZZERIA
Renee’s Gourmet Pizzeria*-Troy, MI
Renee’s Pizzeria is a dedicated gluten and nut free restaurant offering everything from pizza, pasta, salads desserts and more. Each time we go, I attempt to try something new. From chicken fingers, to homemade alfredo sauce to elephant ears, I have not been disappointed! My must have every time I go is the BLT pizza, so fresh and delicious!
Andiamo– Multiple Locations
Andiamo offers a variety of gluten free options, each location seems to have a few different from the last. Their gluten free pasta and chicken options are delicious. For dessert the creme brulee is amazing. My favorite dish is the filet with roasted potatoes!
MOO CLUCK MOO
Moo Cluck Moo*-Canton or Dearborn Heights, MI
Moo Cluck Moo is a dedicated gluten free facility. The burgers and fries were great and came with many different topping and bun options. My personal favorite was the fried chicken sandwich with a side of the homemade onion rings. Everything was so fresh!
CELIAC SPECIALTEIS GLUTEN FREE BAKERY
Celiac Specialties Gluten Free Bakery*-Rochester Hills, MI
Celiac Specialties is a dedicated gluten free facility offering much more than just baked goods. The shop has homemade breads, sweets, pizza and even soups that are all gluten free. They also make amazing gluten free Paczki every Fat Tuesday. I am a huge fan of everything they make, especially the donuts, and the cannolis.
Ethel’s Edibles*-St. Clair Shores, MI
Ethel’s bakery provides the sweet treats that my family always surprises me with! They offer a variety of cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and more. They are quickly expanding throughout the gluten free community. I love the hummingbird cupcake (or as I call them ‘muffins’ so I don’t feel bad eating them for breakfast!). I also love the Pecan Dandies!
Sugar Kisses*-Berkley, MI
Sugar Kisses is a dedicated gluten free facility. They offer a lot of baked goods from breads to cookies to cakes. They have several types of cookies, from basic chocolate chip to the amazingly delicious snicker doodles. They also make beautiful cakes.
Dealing with gluten free dining is one of the main reasons I started my Gluten Free Beauty Queen blog. I’d love to hear more about any Gluten Free restaurants you have found, leave them in the comments!