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Where To Find A Healthy & Allergy Friendly Restaurant Around The World 2023



Most of our blog posts contain suggestions of places you can find either healthy or allergy friendly food, but we wanted to put everything together in one place to make it easier to search for a restaurant in whatever destination you’re visiting.

Below you’ll find dropdowns of specific destinations separated by country. The cities correspond with posts we’ve written and we will continue adding more as we go (keep checking back for an updated list).

You can also find a list of Healthy and Gluten Free Snacks here to take with you when you travel.


Allergy Key



GFO ~ Gluten Free Options

DFO ~ Dairy Free Options

SFO ~ Soy Free Options

VO ~ Vegan Options

VegO ~ Vegetarian Options

NFO ~ Nut Free Options

PFO ~ Peanut Free Options


*Many of these restaurants are not dedicated allergy free, but have options to make things allergy friendly. Always be sure to double check with specific restaurants and let them know about your allergies. Restaurants that offer organic generally specify “when possible” and some may only have certain organic items (not the whole menu).



Gluten free and vegan Mexican Food in Monterey, California.
Gluten Free & Vegan Mexican Food in California



United States

Arizona: Scottsdale / Phoenix


Scottsdale is one of the best places to eat organic, healthy and allergy friendly food in the country. Our favorite organic and allergy friendly restaurant in Scottsdale is Tocaya Modern Mexican, and they even have a happy hour (Monday through Friday), and all day Taco Tuesday.

  • Tocaya Modern Mexican ($$, Mexican)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Sunflower
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Pita Jungle ($$, Mediterranean)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO(few)
    • Oils Used: 50/50 Sunflower and Canola, Olive

  • Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen ($$, Italian)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oil Used: Sunflower
    • Organic 🅾️

  • True Food Kitchen ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Flower Child ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive, Sesame Seed

  • Modern Market ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Canola, Coconut, Sunflower
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran

  • Blaze Pizza ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: 50/50 Canola-Olive, EVOO

  • Gluten Free Creations ($$, Bakery)
    • Dedicated GF ~ VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Canola, Shortening

  • Mellow Mushroom ($$, Pizza)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Grass-fed Butter 

  • Pizzafarro’s (Italian, Pizza)
    • GFO, VegO, SFO, NFO, PFO (no DF items but can bring own cheese)
    • Oil Used: Corn, Olive
  • Butters Pancakes & Café ($$, Breakfast)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Canola (fryer, potato products), Clarified Butter Ghee

  • Farm And Craft ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola Olive Blend, Sunflower
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Green New American Vegetarian ($$)
    •  100% V + Veg ~ GFO, DFO, SFO (few), NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola

  • Sapiens Paleo Kitchen ($$)
    • 100% Paleo = GF, DF, PF, NF ~ VO, VegO
    • Oil Used: Olive, Grass Fed Butter
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Barrio Queen ($$, Mexican)
    • GFO (dedicated fryer), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Canola

  • Urban Beans ($)
    • 100% V + Veg ~ GFO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Canola, Sesame, Rice Bran

  • Verdura ($$)
    • 100% V + Veg, DF ~ GFO, SFO, NFO, PFO

  • Loving Hut ($)
    • 100% V + Veg, DF ~ GFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Vegetable

  • The Herb Box ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Rice Bran
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Flo’s ($$, Chinese)
    • GFO, VegO, DFO, SFO NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Vegetable, Sesame

  • El Encanto ($$, Mexican)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Canola, Canola/Soy mix

  • Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse ($$, BBQ)
    • GFO, VO (salads), VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Soy Bean



For more info and pictures of food, check our full Scottsdale Restaurants post. To find active and fun things to do in the area, check our Scottsdale Things To Do post or our Guide To The Camelback Hike.


California: Hermosa Beach / Manhattan Beach / Redondo Beach

  • M&LOVE cafe ($)
    • GFO(dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Unrefined Coconut, Sunflower Seed (only for chickpea tacos)

  • Kirari West Bake Shop ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Spray Canola, Canola

  • The Spot Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurant ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Soy Bean, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • True Food Kitchen ($$, close to Hermosa Beach)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Tocaya Modern Mexican ($$, close to Hermosa Beach)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Sunflower
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran



For more info on these beaches, check our Closest Beaches To LAX post.

California: Huntington Beach / Newport Beach

  • Sancho’s Tacos ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola

  • Lemonade ($$) (Huntington + Hermosa)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Canola blend, Canola

  • Sensitive Sweets (Bakery)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola, Palm

  • True Food Kitchen ($$, close to Huntington Beach)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Flower Child ($$, close to Huntington Beach)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive, Sesame Seed

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran



For more info on these beaches, check our Beaches Near John Wayne Airport post. Huntington and Newport are also some of the Best Beaches In California To Learn To Surf.

California: Laguna Beach

  • GG’s Bistro ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola for Frying, Olive

  • The Stand Natural Foods ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Rasta Taco ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Vegetable for Frying



For more info on this beach, check our Beaches Near John Wayne Airport post.

California: Long Beach

  • The Grain Café  ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Rice Bran
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Seabirds Kitchen ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Rice Bran, Olive, Coconut
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Tocaya Modern Mexican ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Sunflower
    • Organic 🅾️

  • The Wild Chive
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran



For more info on Long Beach, check our Closest Beaches To LAX post.

California: Malibu Beach

  • Spruzzo Restaurant & Bar ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Canola

  • Ollo ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO

  • Breadblok (Malibu/Santa Monica, $$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Coconut
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran



For more info on Malibu, check our Closest Beaches To LAX post.

California: Monterey / Pebble Beach

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California: San Jose

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California: Santa Cruz

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California: Santa Monica Beach / Venice Beach

  • Rosti Tuscan Kitchen ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Canola

  • Shojin ($$$, Japanese)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Brown Rice, Sesame, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Tocaya Modern Mexican  ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Flower Child ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive, Sesame Seed

  • True Food Kitchen ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran



For more info on these beaches, check our Closest Beaches To LAX post.


Florida: Key West


Being over 3 hours away from the closest major city (Miami), Key West is not overflowing with healthy and allergy friendly restaurants.

However, our favorite restaurant in Key West is Mangia Mangia, because of their allergy friendly options and homemade gluten free pasta.

  • “Off The Hook” Grill ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Soybean, Soy Butter, Olive

  • Moondog Cafe ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Canola

  • The Cafe ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Olive, Coconut, Blend of Canola Olive or Vegetable
  • Mangia Mangia ($$, Italian)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: EVOO, Canola

  • Sugar Apple Organic Cafe & Market ($$)
    • 100% V, Veg, DF ~ GFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: EVOO
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Date & Thyme Organic Cafe and Market ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Safflower, Coconut, Avocado, EVOO
    • Organic 🅾️



Check our full Travel Guide To Key West for more info and activities to do on the island.

Florida: Orlando – Disney + Disney Springs


Both Disney World and Disney Springs are full of allergy friendly options and their websites as well as the waiters at the restaurant are generally very helpful and accommodating. You can find loads of options but these two restaurants are our favorites in each location.

At Disney World, our favorite is Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom.

They have options for Gluten Free, Egg Free, Fish/Shellfish Free, Milk Free, Tree Nut Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, and Vegan.

For more info on Jungle Navigation and other things to do, check out our full Disney World post.



At Disney Springs, our favorite allergy friendly restaurant is Raglan Road for their gluten free fish and chips, as well as their Irish Show with music and dancing.

It’s the best restaurant to visit for authentic Irish food, unique and exciting entertainment, and very accommodating for those with food allergies. Our food was delicious and it was great to have a show while eating dinner.

Florida: Orlando – Universal Studios


Universal does offer a few gluten free, dairy free, and other allergy friendly options but they are not typically very healthy, and it can also take awhile to sit down at a restaurant.

We prefer to bring a cooler into the park and keep it in a locker, or keep the cooler in the parked car and go in and out of the park.

Universal’s website isn’t super helpful to plan out all allergy friendly food options but some do list Gluten Free, Vegan, or Vegetarian options. We tried calling guest services ahead of time to plan out our day but they weren’t able (or willing) to help us. This is why we chose to bring our own food and play it safe, and it may be a better option for others as well.

During Halloween Horror Nights, they do have a number of food trucks around the park and that offer some quick options but they typically only list gluten free or vegetarian, and do not guarantee no cross contamination.

Check here for more info on Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Studios.

Florida: Palm Beach County – West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Boca Raton


Palm Beach County has a decent number of healthy places to eat but our favorite organic and allergy friendly restaurant is Pura Vida.

  • Pura Vida ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: EVOO
    • Organic 🅾️

  • La Casa del Mofongo ($$, Dominican/Puerto Rican)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Canola

  • Joey’s Home Bakery Gluten Free ($$)
    • 100% GF, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO (limited), NFO (limited), PFO 
    • Oil Used: EVOO, Canola, Palm

  • True Food Kitchen ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grapeseed, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Corelife Eatery ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola, Sesame, Olive

  • Inbite GF inc. (Bakery)
    • 100% GF, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Coconut, Olive, Sunflower

  • CR Chicks ($, Chicken)
    • GFO (clean space and change gloves), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Butter, Margarine

  • Fresh Kitchen ($)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive

  • Mood ($$)
    • 100% V + Veg + DF ~ GFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Olive

  • Organic Eats OK&M
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Purlife Cafe ($$)

  • Wild Celery
  • Christopher’s Kitchen ($$)
    • 100 % V, Veg, DF, PF ~ GFO (dedicated space), SFO, NFO 
    • Oils Used: Organic Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Mahana Fresh
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO

  • Hog Snappers ($$, Seafood)

  • 3 Natives ($$)

  • Bolay ($$)
    • 100% GF, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Sesame, Canola

  • Pause…itively Vegan
    • 100% V + Veg ~ GFO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Coconut

  • Alaina’s Cafe & Bake Shoppe ($$)
    • GFO, VegO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola, Vegetable, Olive

  • Avocado Grill ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Vegetable

  • Farmer’s Table ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, EVOO

  • Dina’s Vegan Deli & Desserts ($$)
    • 100% V + Veg + DF ~ GFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grapeseed, Olive

  • Mama’s Vegan Cocina with a Dominican Flair

  • Natuurlik

  • Plant Based Mafia ($$)

  • Surf Taco ($)



For more info on Palm Beach County check here. If you’re wondering whether Jupiter is worth the extra effort to get to, we have the answer here.

Florida: St. Augustine

  • Mojo BBQ ($$)
    • GFO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola with soy

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran

  • One Twenty Three Burger House ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Soybean

  • Crave ($)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Extra Virgin Almond, Canola for the grill

  • The Floridian ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Soybean (fryer), Canola Olive Blend (dressing), Canola (stovetop)

  • Wow Bao ($)
    • GFO, VegO, DFO, NFO, SFO

  • The Manatee Cafe ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Soy
    • Organic 🅾️
  • Sprout Kitchen
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Organic Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Burrito Works ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: No Oils Used

  • Forgotten Tonic ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola, Olive

  • Osprey Tacos ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Soy (can cook with canola if requested)

  • Big Island Bowls ($)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Pam Cooking Spray (canola, coconut, soy)

  • Salt Life Food Shack ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space available), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Cotton Seed Soy blend, Pomace Olive Blend

  • Mellow Mushroom ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Grass-fed Butter 
Florida: Tampa / Clearwater

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Florida: Miami / Fort Lauderdale

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Georgia: Atlanta


For healthy food prepared with great care, don’t miss the allergy friendly restaurant KarmaFarm in Atlanta. For some gluten free and vegan southern food, check out Bantam + Biddy.

  • KarmaFarm
    • 100% GF + DF ~ VO, VegO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Sesame, Soy Free Butter (check b/c can change often)
    • Organic 🅾️

  • True Food Kitchen ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran

  • Mellow Mushroom ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Grass-fed Butter 

  • Your Pie Pizza ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Olive 

  • Mediterranean Restaurant & Bakery ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Canola 

  • Sally’s Gluten Free Bakery ($$)
    • 100% GF ~ VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola, Coconut, Avocado 

  • Blaze Pizza ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: 50/50 Canola-Olive, EVOO
  • Bantam + Biddy ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola 

  • Chi Chi Vegan Taco Shop ($$)
    • 100% V + Veg, DF ~ GFO (dedicated space on request), SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Canola 

  • SluttyVegan ATL ($$)
    • 100% V + Veg, DF

  • Life Bistro
    • 100% V + Veg, DF ~ GFO (dedicated space), SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Olive, Grapeseed 

  • Planted Soul ($$)
    • 100% V + Veg ~ DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Vegetable

       
  • Herban Fix ($$)
    • 100% V + Veg, DF ~ GFO

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, SFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower, Rice Bran

  • Flower Child ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive, Sesame Seed


Kentucky: Lexington


Our favorite restaurant with allergy friendly options in Lexington, Kentucky is Red State BBQ. Don’t miss out on this one if you love BBQ food.

  • Red State BBQ
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola

  • Pies and Pints ($$, Pizza)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO
    • Oils Used: Extra Virgin Olive, Canola blend with EVOO

  • Puccini’s Pizza Pasta ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oil Used: Olive, Vegetable

  • Gluten-Free Miracles Bakery & Cafe ($$)
    • GF (100% GF), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Palm, Coconut, Olive
  • Mellow Mushroom ($$, Pizza)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Olive, Grass Fed Butter

  • Corelife Eatery ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola, Sesame, Olive

  • Blaze Pizza ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: 50/50 Canola + Olive, Extra Virgin Olive

  • Wild Eggs ($$, Breakfast)
    • GFO, VegO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Canola, Soybean Fry Shortening

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower and Rice Bran


Texas: Austin

  • ATXFOODCO. ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: No Oils

  • Chipotle ($)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Sunflower and Rice Bran

  • Modern Market ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oil Used: Olive, Canola, Coconut, Sunflower

  • Next Level Burger Austin ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oil Used: Safflower, Canola
    • Organic 🅾️

  • TacoDeli ($, Mexican)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola

  • Flower Child ($$)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive, Sesame Seed

  • Picnik ($$)
    • 100% GF, PF – VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO
    • Oils Used: Avocado, EVOO, Coconut
  • Counter Culture ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO 
    • Oils Used: Coconut, Canola & Olive
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Hopdoddy ($$, Burgers)
    • GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola/Olive blend, Soy

  • Mr. Natural ($)
    •  GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Canola
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Pie Jacked (Pizza)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oil Used: Palm based, Spectrum

  • The Well
    • GFO (dedicated space), SFO
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Whole Foods (started in Austin)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Organic 🅾️

  • Wilder Wood ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO

  • True Food Kitchen ($$)
    • GFO (dedicated space), VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO
    • Oils Used: Grape seed, Olive
    • Organic 🅾️






Azul Historico is one of the best places to eat in Mexico City and a great allergy friendly restaurant option in the city.
Azul Historico in Mexico City



Mexico

Mexico City


~ Azul Historico ~ This is our favorite allergy friendly restaurant with multiple locations but our favorite is in the historic center. Our favorite dish is the Steak with Chipotle Sauce and Potatoes.

~ Don Eraki ~ Middle Eastern-Mexican mix with amazing Tacos Arabes.

~ Antigua Hacienda de Tlalpan ~ the restaurant is on the grounds of an old beautiful colonial style villa with peacocks and geese roaming around.

~ Órale Arepa ~ Venezuelan spot in the Polanco neighborhood.

~ Tacos Don Güero ~ street tacos with loads of great reviews just above Chapultepec Park.

~ La Otilla ~ gluten free bakery and eatery with a menu listing allergies. 100% GF ~ VO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO.

~ Pan Filio ~ gluten free bakery.

~ Pan Gabriel ~ gluten free bakery.

~ La Pitahaya Vegana ~ vegan/vegetarian restaurant.

~ Vegamo ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Vecchio Forno ~  Italian restaurant with some organic, vegan, gluten free options.

~ Ecos del Mundo ~ health food restaurant.

~ Balcon del Zocalo ~ fancy restaurant looking over the Zocalo (main square).

~ Entrevero ~ Uruguayan restaurant: GFO, VegO, DFO, SFO, PFO; Olive Oil

~ La Capital ~ fancy Mexican cuisine.

Food Allergies in Spanish

  • Gluten Free (Spanish- Sin Gluten): luckily there are a lot of naturally gluten free things in the Mexican Cuisine. Definitely be sure to ask about ingredients in sauces (like mole or enchilada sauce) because they do put flour in some. There are a few gluten free bakeries around the city but most restaurants don’t carry items like gluten free bread or other gluten free baked good items.
  • Dairy Free (Spanish- Sin Lácteos): generally you can tell if something is going to have dairy in it (if the menu item lists queso, crema, leche, etc). Some sauces (like enchiladas verdes) may use dairy and not necessarily list it, so be sure to ask. Most regular restaurants do not have vegan cheese or sauce options available to switch out with the regular.
  • Vegan or Vegetarian (Spanish- Vegana, Vegetariana): Meat is pretty heavily consumed in Mexico so not a ton of regular restaurants will have many vegan or vegetarian options on the menu. Some of the nicer restaurants are more likely to have a dish or two that is vegan, and there are a few places around the city that are entirely Vegan and Vegetarian.

*Remember not to drink anything with ice 🧊, they usually chill their drinks and water so you can still get drinks cold. Also it’s a good idea to stay away from things like salads 🥗 or anything that uses lettuce because it gets washed in the water which can upset (or worse 🤢) your stomach. Better to be safe than sorry!

For more info on our favorite thing to do in Mexico City, check out our Guide To Soccer Games, and everything else to do in Mexico City For A Week.


Puebla / Cholula


Cholula is just outside of Puebla and is most famous for the Great Pyramid archaeological site. There aren’t any dedicated allergy friendly restaurants around here so it’s best to bring snacks for your visit, and get something to eat at an allergy friendly restaurant in Puebla.

In Puebla, you might want to try the towns famous Puebla Mole (pronounced Mo-lay). It is a Mexican marinade or sauce made with chocolate and usually poured over chicken. At least in the US, a lot of restaurants put flour in their mole so make sure to ask if it is “sin gluten: no harina, no pan, no trigo”.

When we visited Puebla, we ate at Sabor a Puebla in the historic city center. We asked our very nice waiter about the food and our allergies, and we had a really great meal. A few of the other options we saw, were El Rincón de Tacotlan (a vegan restaurant) and El Mural de los Poblanos (vegetarian and dairy free items).

If you don’t speak much Spanish, you can use (or show) these phrases at restaurants to ask about their food:

– Tienes comida sin gluten?
(do you have gluten free food?)

– Tienes comida vegana o vegetariana?
(do you have vegan or vegetarian food?)

– Tengo alergias a… gluten, lácteos, soya, nueces, maní, carne, huevos
(I have allergies to… gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, peanuts, meat, eggs, etc.)

– Que tipo de aceite usas?
(what type of oil do you use?)

Oils ~ Girasol (sunflower), Oliva (olive), Coco (coconut), Soya (soy), Ajonjolí (sesame), Maní (peanut), Maíz (corn)




Dinner at a Venezuelan arepa restaurant in Bogota, which was also allergy friendly.
Venezuelan Arepa in Bogotá



Colombia

Barranquilla


~ Fithub ~ organic health food store.

~ Green Organic Market ~ organic grocery store.

~ Va Congelados ~ organic food store.

~ Ramona Plant Based Cuisine ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Panaderia La Baguette ~ bakery cafe with some gluten free options.

~ Sin Gluten 🧡 ~ gluten free and other allergy friendly.

~ El Huerto Centro ~ vegetarian restaurant with vegan options.

~ Cañahuate Restaurante ~ vegetarian and vegan food.

~ Casa Jharikanda ~ vegetarian restaurant.

~ Roots, Veggie & Health Food ~ vegetarian and vegan food.

~ Nutridel ~ natural goods store.



For more on Colombia, check here.


Bogotá


~ Quinua y Amaranto ~ vegetarian restaurant.

~ Productos Savvy ~ natural foods store.

~ Bread Basket Gluten Free ~ gluten free restaurant.

~ Restaurante Naturalmente Vegano ~ GFO, 100% Vegan, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO; Sunflower Oil.

~ Mercy Vegan Food ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Maha Vegan Food ~ vegan restaurant.

~ La Cocinita Verde ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Freshii Bavaria ~ GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO.



For more vegan info on Bogotá, check our Vegan in Colombia post. For places to visit and things to see, check our Most Beautiful Places in Colombia post.


Cali


Surprisingly, Cali has a good number of restaurants that advertise healthy (saludable), gluten free (sin gluten), vegan (vegana), and vegetarian (vegetariana) food.

~ El Buen Alimento Alquimia Vegetarian ~ GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO; Sunflower, Olive, Soy and Sesame Oils. (The best allergy friendly restaurant in Cali)

~ Tierra Verde Gluten Free Food ~ 100% gluten free and vegan food.

~ Mascabado Cocina Artesanal y Casa de Té ~ GFO, VO, VegO

~ Hom Store Oeste ~ natural foods store.

~ Sandwich Lovers ~ sandwiches on homemade gluten free sourdough bread.

~Vegano Flor de Loto ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Frutos del Sol Bio-Restaurante ~ vegan and vegetarian restaurant.

~ Dulcinea Café Vintage Restaurante Vegano ~ vegan restaurant.

~ SanOrganiko ~ organic natural food store.

~ Biotienda Al Natural ~ natural food store.


Cartagena


~ Enjoy Fit Mercado Saludable ~ organic food store.

~ Tienda Naturista Los Sauces ~ health food store.

~ Cocofit Mercado Saludable ~ health food store.

~ Gokela ~ health food restaurant with gluten free and vegetarian options.

~ Snack Fit Me ~ gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options.

~ Restaurante 1621 ~ fine dining restaurant with gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options on request.

~ El Bololó Bowls del Caribe ~ vegetarian and vegan options.


Medellín


~ Saludpan ~ GFO, VO, VegO.

~ Naturalia Café ~ vegan and vegetarian restaurant.

~ Paleo Market – Mercado Saludable ~ health and natural food store.

~ Restaurante Justo ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Betty’s Bowls ~ GFO, VO, VegO, DFO, SFO, NFO, PFO; Olive Oil.

~ Ceres Organic Market ~ organic, GFO, VO.

~ AMA – Restaurante Vegano-Café-Mercado Orgánico ~ vegan restaurant.



Check here for more info on Vegan Food in Medellín.


Pereira



~ Kunti Organic S.A.S ~ organic food store.

~ Monimez ~ vegetarian restaurant.

~ Vegan ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Gigi’s Restaurante Vegano ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Ecobowls ~ health food restaurant with vegan options.

~ Restaurante Vegetariano La 23 ~ vegetarian restaurant.

~ Restaurante Vegetariano Masala ~ vegetarian restaurant.

~ Semillas Comida Sana ~ vegan restaurant.

~ Delhi Restaurante Vegano ~ vegan and vegetarian food.



If you’re interested in Living in Colombia, Pereira is a great city to choose but I might be a little biased since this is where I lived ☺️.


Salento


The typical and most popular dish in Salento is a large flat fried plantain with fish lain on top. They should be naturally gluten free but there most likely won’t be the certainty of no cross contamination, and the oil used will likely not be the most healthy.

Here are a few of the healthier allergy friendly restaurant options around the town:

~ Coco Bowl ~ GFO, VO, VegO.

~ Makao ~ vegan and vegetarian options with Italian, Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine.

~ Cumana Bistro Food ~ Venezuelan restaurant.

~ Serendipia Veggie Food & Pizza Bar ~ vegetarian restaurant.

~ El Cacharrito ~ GFO, VO, VegO.

~ Brunch de Salento ~ GFO, VO, VegO.

~ Finca Momota Coffee Tour Salento ~ organic coffee farm.



Salento is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and one of the main reasons Colombia is Worth Visiting.


San Agustín


~ Restaurante Tomate ~ vegetarian restaurant.

~ Fonte Cafe ~ VegO.

~ El Faro Ambrosia ~ vegan options.

~ Arlequin ~ vegetarian and vegan burgers.

~ Ecotienda Alimentación Consciente ~ organic food store.

~ SiembraSur ~ organic food store.

~ While doing activities like horseback riding or visiting the archeological park, we suggest taking some snacks with you. The park has some snacky items but no healthy or allergy friendly restaurant options.