St. Petersburg’s Ultimate Gluten-Free Dining Guide

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Whether you avoid gluten due to health conditions like Celiac or your body is just gluten sensitive, finding safe gluten-free options can be a challenge. We’re making it easier to dine out in the Burg while keeping the gluten away. As always, be sure to let your server know of any allergies and food sensitivities you might have. Here are some our favorite spots in St. Pete with gluten-free options:

Ciccio Cali St. Pete
Ciccio Cali St. Pete is American food inspired by California. They have a variety of menu items that are gluten-free and will have your taste-buds cheering! We highly recommend ordering The Fitness Bowl (grilled blackened chicken, charred broccolini, lime vinaigrette and a side of hot sauce) on spaghetti squash or trying out one of their tasty GF pizza crusts.
190 37th Ave N

Craft Kafe
Craft Kafe‘s mission is for customers to have the ultimate bakery experience free of gluten. Since they don’t allow any gluten in their kitchen, it’s the go-to spot for people who are looking for that dedicated GF dining experience. They have two locations in St. Pete where they’re serving up their freshly baked pastries, quiches, cakes and more.
6653 Central Ave
200 Central Ave

Fresh Kitchen
We can’t have a gluten-free dining guide and leave out Fresh Kitchen! Their entire menu is 100% gluten-free. Fresh Kitchen is a health food restaurant that has changed the fast-food game. Their bowls are prepared for you quickly to suit an on-the-go lifestyle but contrary to other fast food, Fresh Kitchen is as healthy as can be! While you are in line, be sure to pick up a pack of their chocolate zucchini brownies and a Strawberry Chiwee juice to go with your meal.
4447 4th St N #2

Love Food Central
Love Food Central is all about having their food be vegan and gluten-free as well as made with organic, local, and non-GMO ingredients. This hip cafe is also home to two of our favorite veggie-friendly sandwiches – The Pulled BBQ Sandwich (starring a savory jackfruit and sourdough bread from Sami’s Bakery) and The Love Burger (homemade beet and black bean burger). Looking for something sweet instead? Try their cashew coconut based soft serve or a Carmelita bar.
2057 Central Ave

Noble Crust
Noble Crust aims to combine Italian and southern food into one mouth-watering meal. This means you can order their infamous Noble Pig pizza (pepperoni, sweet fennel sausage, spicy soppressata, pickled peppers, caramelized onions, tomato sauce, fontina, parmesan and an egg) all on top of a GF crust. On your second visit, order the Double Cut Pork Chop. The apple cider glaze and grilled asparagus is a classic.
8300 4th St. N

Rawk Star Cafe
New to the Burg, Rawk Star Cafe‘s second location is right next to The Chihuly Museum and new Publix downtown. Their menu is fully vegan and completely free of wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, seafood and fish. Our go to order is an Orange Screamsicle smoothie with the Raw Tacos. Their guacamole is to die for!
740 Central Ave

Karma Juice Bar + Eatery
Well known for their vibrant smoothies, juices and açai bowls, Karma Juice Bar + Eatery also has a few hidden extra GF gems up their sleeves. Their salads are not only delicious and fresh, the bowls are ginormous. The Avocado Mint Salad and the Asian Chicken Salad (uses Tamari instead of soy sauce in the ginger dressing) are our two must-haves. They also have GF bread if you have an avocado toast craving you need to fill.
209 1st St NE

Cassis
The American Brasserie located on Beach Drive, offers a wide selection of GF options on each of their menus. Dropping in for Brunch? We would order the Meat Lovers Omelet with a side of the Blanc & Noir fruit salad. If you’re feeling fancy, their dinner menu has a Jumbo Prawns & Scallops dish that is truly divine.
170 Beach Drive

Casita Taqueria
A staple in the Burg community, Casita Taqueria is one of the easiest places for a GF sensitive person to eat. Corn tortillas serve as the base of each of their tasty tacos and almost all of their meats are gluten-free.
2663 Central Ave
2701 4th St N

Images courtesy of Craft Kafe, BellaBrava, Fresh Kitchen, Love Food Central, Ciccio Cali St. Pete, Karma Juice Bar + Eatery and Cassis St. Pete

Written by Aislinn Fallon

Aislinn Fallon is a five-time internationally published writer whose writing has been read on every populated continent on the globe. She is also the author of the poetry book Pretty Little Things & Witty Little Words which is represented by the world's largest global book distributor.