You will be surprised at how many Gluten-Free Restaurants in Columbus, Ohio there are. When writing up this blog post, it was humbling to realize just how many options I have. Below, I’m going to discuss dedicated gluten-free restaurants, mostly gluten-free restaurants, restaurants with dedicated GF prep space, and then restaurants with gluten-free menus and strong cross-contact protocols.
Please always do your due diligence in screening these restaurants for your own suitability. And understand, things can change quickly in the restaurant industry, so stay alert in case something has changed. And as always, nothing should ever substitute you asking for the proper gluten-free cross-contact precautions in a restaurant.
And if you live in Columbus, and you think something is miscategorized, or you have a restaurant to add, please comment below!
Before we dive into the gluten-free restaurants in Columbus, Ohio, it’s important to remind everyone of how to dine out with celiac disease. When dining out with celiac it is essential you are avoiding cross-contact, even if you don’t think you react. This is one of the ways celiac disease and gluten intolerance are different, as not everyone with gluten intolerance may need to be as careful.
There are 3 key steps to dining out with celiac, researching the restaurants (which you’re doing right now with this post), advocating (which includes asking questions and making cross-contact prevention requests), and self-care (which is taking care of yourself after).
I am sharing a list of restaurants that are gluten-free to a variety of degrees below. However, here are some questions to ask to make sure you’re getting safe food. Please note: this is not an all-inclusive list and for more help with this, check out my Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide. Questions to ask restaurants and restaurant staff include:
Okay, now that we’ve got safety out of the way, let’s talk 100% gluten-free restaurants in Columbus, Ohio! Columbus is lucky to have 5 restaurants that are 100% gluten-free. Not including our gluten-free bakeries. Below are the dedicated gluten-free restaurants you’ll find in Columbus.
While there are a few dedicated gluten-free restaurants in Columbus, Ohio, there are also quite a few mostly gluten-free establishments too! Below are some mostly gluten-free restaurants with minimal risk of cross-contact!
Mostly and dedicated gluten-free restaurants in Columbus, Ohio aside, let’s talk restaurants with gluten-free prep areas.
If there’s anything I hope you get out of this guide to Gluten-Free Restaurants in Columbus, it’s that you’ve got options depending on what you’re in the mood for and what you’re comfortable with. Selfishly, I made this for my gluten-free local clients, and also as a list, I can send my friends when they ask to meet up for lunch or breakfast.
If you have anything you’d add to this list, please again, comment below! The more info on cross-contact precautions you can give me, the more someone can make an informed decision.
And if you’re still working on building up your dining out skills, check out my Celiac Crash Course. I talk about how to dine out safely INCLUDING practice simulations so you can build up your confidence! – It’s like a Mediterranean version of Chipotle. You can either get a bowl or get things served in a pita. You will need to ask for the same cross-contact precautions as you do when going to Chipotle. Everything is gluten-free except for the croutons in the salad and the Pita bread.