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The Restaurant List page has a list of restaurants by area of the city and whether or not they have a gluten free menu.

Use the search box to the left to find a restaurant by name.


We offer this restaurant list as a guide to gluten free dining in the Cleveland area. We do not guarantee that any restaurant has staff either trained in or knowledgeable about the preparation, service or storage of gluten free foods as required by those diagnosed with Celiac Disease.


It is imperative to check preparation and ingredients closely with each restaurant’s staff.

Please refer to GF Dining Tips for additional information on eating gluten free in restaurants.

Here are links to other resources for finding restaurants that offer gluten free dining in the greater Cleveland area:
Find Me Gluten Free

Please add your comments about your recent restaurant experiences. Your up-to-date reviews will help others seeking safe GF dining in the greater Cleveland area.

Have you eaten at a restaurant not on our website? Or do you own or run a restaurant not on our website? Tell us about the restaurant.


Celiac Awareness Tour – 1/2 price

The Celiac Awareness Tour (now renamed the Gluten Free Awareness Tour) rolls into town on November 16.

Holiday Inn
6001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Age 12 and under free
Price: $10.00
“Besides meeting top medical experts watch live cooking demonstrations on the Rudi’s Gluten Free Bakery Stage and enjoy gluten-free food samples from dozens of local and national companies.”

But you can pay just $10 for 2 admissions or $20 for 4 admissions through Groupon:  Hurry: quantities limited.

Stop by our table to get information about celiac disease and the gluten free diet.  Or just come by and tell us what you like, and would like to see, on the website and blog.  Hope to see you there.

GF Tour at Giant Eagle

Giant Eagle is hosting the following free GF event in May:

In-Aisle Excursion: Who Needs Gluten?

With cases of gluten intolerance and celiac disease on the rise; chances are you or someone you know has been given the challenging task of sticking to a gluten-free diet. Our in-store, registered dietitians want to help you learn the basics of crafting a diet free of wheat, rye and barley. After attending this in-aisle excursion, you will be able to easily identify gluten free items in all of our departments and give your diet a healthy makeover.

All registered attendees will receive samples from our vendor partners at the end of the excursion.

There are no fees for these events.

Information and registration at or calling 1-877-289-2588.

Check program availability by zip code.

Giant Eagle Locations:

Bainbridge    8515 Tanglewood Square – 44023                       May 18, 2-3pm,  May 22, 10-11am

N. Olmsted    Watertower Square 27264 Lorain Rd- 44070      May 11,  10-11am

Brdvw Hts     (Rt 82 and I-77) 44131                                             May 14, 3-4pn;  May 28  1-2pm

Brunswick     Brunswick Town Center 3440 Center Rd 44212  May 13, 5-6pm; May 29 12-1pm

Wadsworth    825 Ambassador Dr. 44281                           May 13   5:30-6:30pm; May 24, 10am to 11am

Stow          Stow Towne Center 1700 Norton Rd 44224             May 14  4-5pm; May 21 11-12pm

Painesville   1201 Mentor Ave 44077                                           May 23, 11-12pm

Lyndhurst    Legacy Village 25105 Cedar Rd 44124                  May 9  10-11am

Holden Arboretum Pancake Breakfast

Reminder: the Holden Arboretum Pancake Breakfast is this Saturday.  Please call asap if you still want to go as they are nearly sold out.  Plan on joining Dr. Diane Chernin at 10:30am when she speaks about Avoiding Gluten Pollution – Gluten Free Restaurant Dining.

Please comment below with the time of your reservation and the number in your party if you would like us to save you a seat.

Pancake Breakfast at Holden Arboretum

Join us at the Holden Arboretum on Saturday, March 16, for their 2013 Spring Hikes And Pancake Breakfast. Dr. Diane Chernin, our Medical Advisor, will speak at 10:30am on the topic: Avoiding Gluten Pollution – Gluten Free Restaurant Dining.  Plan to join us at the 9:45am seating or choose one of the other breakfast times (9am, 9:45am, 10:30am, 11:15am and noon). Reservations will be accepted between Feb. 22 and March 11 by calling 440.946.4400, ext. 224, and requesting gluten free.  Adults $15, Ages 4-10 $10, Ages 3 and under free.  Explore on your own or join a guided hike on the grounds to search for signs of spring and work up an appetite or work off calories.

Gluten Free Store Tour at Whole Foods Market

Chef Paulette will be leading a GF tour of Whole Foods Market at Cedar Center in University Heights on October 29th at 6:30pm.  Meet in the Cafe. Must register in person or by calling the customer service desk at (216) 932-3918.

Chef Paulette says: We will be sampling some new products and some of your favorites !!

Let us know if you plan to be there by commenting below.


Celiac Awareness Tour Comes to Cleveland

It’s time again for the Celiac Awareness Tour stop in Cleveland on Saturday, November 17, 9am – 2pm, at the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road in Independence.  You can expect to sample gluten free products from local and national vendors, watch live cooking demonstrations, meet medical experts and win gluten free prizes.  Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older and is available at the door.  For further information you can call (440) 799-4344.

Half price tickets available here.

Petition for Gluten-Free Labeling

Did you know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials made a commitment to the celiac community that the gluten-free labeling rule would be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2012 (September 30).

And, where is it?

The American Celiac Disease Alliance has given us the opportunity to express our concerns by signing a petition at the White House website.

Follow the easy signup process (your name and working email address) and add your name to the list.

The goal is 25,000 signatures by November 2nd, so encourage family, friends and colleagues to sign as well.  It would be nice to give meaning to the words “gluten free”.


Columbus Celiac Disease Conference

It is time again for the annual Columbus Celiac Disease Conference.

Location Nationwide Children’s Hospital Education Center 700 Children’s Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205
Date Saturday, November 3, 2012 8:00am – 3:30pm
Cost $35 per person for registrations postmarked/receievd by Sept. 7. After that date, fee is $45 per person. children under 12 attend free.
Everyone at the conference must pre-register. No walk-ins accepted Registration fee includes education materials and activities, exhibits and lunch.

Information here using keyword “celiac”.

Separate programs for adults, teens and school age children.

Updates on research, medications and the gluten free diet.

Many gluten free vendors.

Are you making the trip south?  Do you have suggestions for restaurants with GF options in the Columbus area?

Gluten Free Taste Fair

What are you doing this Saturday, Oct. 13? Mustard Seed Market is hosting a Gluten Free Taste Fair Noon to 4pm at both the Solon and Montrose stores.

“We’ll be serving various free samples of gluten-free fare, including a full range of meal choices from breakfast through dessert!”

It’s a great opportunity to try new GF foods.  Will we see you there?

Celiac Awareness Night at Quicken Loans Arena with the Cleveland Cavaliers

Join us for Celiac Awareness Night at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and watch your Cleveland Cavaliers face the Portland Trail Blazers.

Discount tickets are now available online at . Handicapped seating available:

Each ticket includes $5 for food or drink.  In addition to the usual arena fare, a mobile cart with gluten free choices will be located near our group seats.

A thirty second Celiac Disease Public Service Announcement will be repeated on the Jumbotron, and our group will host an information table in the concourse with free goody bags (1 per family) for all who purchase tickets.

Please show your support for this one of a kind event. Let’s send the message to this arena that we want gluten free food so we can enjoy a game like everyone else. Support our home town team and come to support our group!

GF Luncheon at Tri-C Eastern Campus

Cafe 4250, the culinary student run cafe, will offer a GF lunch special on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct 3 & 4, 11:30-1pm, Tri-C eastern campus.

The menu is: Cold Summer Soup, Honey Mustard Barbecue Chicken Breast with Grilled vegetables and Butternut squash puree, Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.

The cost is just $8.95. Make a reservation by calling 216-987-2496. Ask to be seated with the celiac support group (CDF NEO Chapter) on either day.

I enjoyed the GF lunch last spring.  The food was delicious and a bargain at the price.

GF Cooking Demo at the Hudson Library

Join Professional Chef Mariann Offtermatt at the Hudson Library & Historical Society for a discussion and cooking demonstration on gluten-free cooking and baking on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. A variety of sweet and savory gluten-free muffins will be on the menu for the evening. There will be a $5 materials fee to cover the cost of ingredients. Register in person at the library’s second-floor reference desk. No phone registrations will be accepted. Space is limited. For more information, call 330.653.6658, x1010. They will also accept payment ($5) by check  before the event. When they receive the check, they’ll save you a seat.

Raisin Rack Gluten Free Sampling

Toni passed along an email from Denise at the Canton Raisin Rack:

Hi everyone, Just to let you know that Raisin Rack will be having GF samplings the 2nd Sat of the month begining July 14th thru Sep 8th. Different vendors each mo.  It will give you the opportunity to see the new expansion & remodel, a whopping 8000 sq. ft.! Hope to see you.

Akron Rib Festival

Thanks, Angie, for researching the upcoming Akron Rib Festival, July 2-4. Just thought I would share some info I found when emailing some of the vendors of the Akron Rib Festival for next week.  I emailed all of the attendees that I could locate and only three got back to me.  Carolina Rib King states their sauce is gluten free.  BG’s Main Event states their sauce contains gluten.  Big Boned BBQ had a great email back “Thanks for taking the time to contact us. All of our sauce and rub is gluten free and we would love to have all of you (members of the support group) visit our booth. Please come by and introduce yourself to me so I can thank you in person. See you in Akron. Pat Nelson Big Boned BBQ”

Parent & Kid's Event, "Celebrating Earth Day"

Sue and Giordana hosted an event for kids and parents this past Sunday, April 22.

Sue reports about the fun:

Giordana had made a bunch of earth day themed games: memory games, word search, etc.  These were great for the kids to complete while we waited for the rest of the families to arrive.  She also made edible ‘dirt’ for the kids to enjoy.

We started out the meeting with a little lesson on recycling and how long it takes for different products to biodegrade (plastic takes 500 years!).  We had the kids decorate sugar cookies to look like Earth and then they made planters out of egg shells.