Welcome to my ever expanding list of places that I’ve found who serve recommendation worthy gluten-free dishes, from gluten substitutes to zero signs of wheat this list is your go to guide-keep in mind though not all of these places will offer you 100% gluten free options so always be sure to ask questions:
The Walk, JBR | Shopping Centre, Mudon
These little pop up type restaurants offer gluten free waffles that are to die for, filled with sweet of savoury they are filling and delicious!
Life ‘n’ One, Jumeirah
This vegan cafe in the heart of Jumeirah offers plenty of gluten free options in the most laid back secret garden setting.
Emirates Golf Club
This lounge come restaurant offers a full gluten free menu for all your post golf fuel needs.
Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers
Delicious and fresh Asian take away in JLT that offers a build it yourself style menu with gluten free options on the menu. Remember though, soy sauce is not gluten free!
Cluster D, Jumeirah Lakes Towers | Bay Avenue, Business Bay | Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif | Al Barsha Business Square, Al Barsha 1
KCal’s delivery service, be it one off meals or monthly meals delivered to your door, offer plenty of gluten free options and they are clearly labeled on the menu.
Gourmet by Kcal
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina
Offering plenty of gluten free options this delicious restaurant boasts healthy food for all.
Wild & the Moon
Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
Offering vegan, raw, gluten free and generally good for you yummies this French import keeps things fresh, clean and healthy.
Emirates Towers, Trade Centre Area
Offering a special gluten free menu on request means you don’t have to miss out on some of the best Asian food in the city.
This tasty food truck can be spotted at most events and if you opt for their box and not the wrap you can enjoy their delicious food without a worry about gluten.
Taqado Mexican Kitchen
iRise Tower, TECOM | Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1 | Bay Avenue, Business Bay | City Tower, Trade Centre Area | Marble Walk DIFC | Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai | Kite Beach, Jumeirah 3 | Emaar Square, Downtown Dubai | CNBC Building, Dubai Media City | Dubai International Airport, Garhoud | Limitless Building, Jebal Ali | Ibn Battuta, Jebal Ali
The burrito box is full of protein, veggies and all sorts of yummy things and it’s gluten free. Yep, get your Mexican fix!
Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Squiem 2
This little Beach Road cafe offers a whole host of gluten free options from breakfast to dinner. With delicious gluten free pizzas, yummy buddha bowls and loads more options to keep everyone happy.
The Beach, JBR | Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
Build your own burger at The Counter and opt for the Burger in a Bowl; this comes sans bun and instead on a bed of spinach.
Bread Street Kitchen & Bar
Atlantis The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah
The menu signifies dishes which include gluten with a simple (G), so search for the ones without it and you’re golden. Most of the main dishes are gluten free so you’re bound to find something delicious.
Cycle Hub, Motor City
This paleo restaurant wouldn’t be doing it’s job if there was even a trace of gluten in the kitchen so rest assured, no matter how sensitive you are you’ll be fine here.
Jumeirah Fishing Village, Jumeirah 1
Despite serving items containing peanuts and marking them as paleo (they are legumes and therefore absolutely, in no way, paleo friendly) Omnia Blue has a great selection of gluten free items. Just be prepared for moody and inattentive staff.
Pret to Go
Marble Walk, DIFC | Building 7, Dubai Media City | Limitless Galeries, JAFZA | Emaar Square, Downtown Dubai | Dubai Airport Freezone, Al Qusais
It may be slightly overpriced but they still offer a great range of gluten free options for breakfast and lunch including muffins and spaghetti bolognese. My favourite is their strawberry and white chocolate gluten free muffin for a naughty morning treat, and their mango yoghurt is delicious.
Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha 1 | City Centre Me’esiem, IMPZ | Deira City Centre, Deira | Burjuman, Mankool | Dubai Marina
With delicious gluten free bases that taste almost as good as the real thing this subway style, build-your-own pizza place is delicious. I love their pesto sauce topped with garlic, roasted pineapple and big bits of mozzarella.
Motor City | Dubai Silicon Oasis
While not all Oregano restaurants serve gluten-free options the ones in Motor City and DSO have pizza bases and pasta free of wheat.
Cluster Y, Jumeirah Lakes Towers | Bay Square, Business Bay
Based in JLT and four-legged friendly this cafe serves wheat-free dishes. I love their Mango and chicken wrap made using lettuce rather than bread – plus the “dog cafe” keeps the fluffy ones happy.
Be Super Natural Kitchen
Galleries Lafayette, Dubai Mall
All raw, all vegan and gluten free this little hidden gem in Galleries Lafayette is keeping this simple and yummy. I tried the raw noodles, and while I can honestly say raw food isn’t for me they were still really yummy.
One of my favourite gluten free pizza spots; I think they have the best pepperoni in the city and they even have vegan cheese if you’re so inclined. Plus with super quick deliver and fresh delicious flavours it’s wonderful.
Keep in mind they are only 95% gluten free bases.
Fit Republik, Dubai Sports City
Located right next to Fit Republik in Sports City just be aware that this little cafe will be full of gym rats and yoga mums. Their food is delicious, healthy and you will find a number of gluten free options on the menu – plus you can change any bread for their gluten free stuff (for an extra AED 12) and it’s really good. I love their Eggs Benedict on the gluten free toast.
The Metropolis Tower, Business Bay
Who knew that is was this easy to find delicious gluten free Italian food. Well it is. Signor Pomidor is a truly family run venture who invest an awful lot of time and effort into slow food and great food. Give them a follow on social media and give them a visit to see for yourself.
Dubai Mall, Downtown | Dubai Marina Mall, Dubai Marina | Ibn Battuta, Jebel Ali | Deira City Centre, Deira | Mirdif City Centre, Mirdif | Arabian Ranches
With a fresh and mouth watering menu Carluccio’s offers gluten free pasta as well as a selection of other dishes that fit the bill, be sure to ask you waiter for the gluten free menu.
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