These Gluten Free Restaurants In CO Springs Will Leave You Happy Being Against The Grain!

Gluten free foods can be hard to come by, and even more frustrating is the lack of quality and taste in gluten free foods. You possibly have been gluten-intolerant for years or have newly discovered your ailment to the structural protein naturally found in ‘wheat’ proteins. Either way it’s important to note that you don’t have to sacrifice great-tasting food and going out to eat with your friends and family. 

Today we are going to be taking a closer look into what the gluten free restaurants in Colorado Springs have to provide for you!

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Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill

A local chain restaurant that serves Mexican dishes & drinks in a comfortable setting!

Colorful and flavorful food and drinks for a great meal! Image courtesy of the Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill Instagram page

5925 Dublin Blvd Unit A | Colorado Springs | salsabravacolorado.com

“Fresh. Local. Service. Fun.” That is the Salsa Brava Mexican Fresh Grill way, and their approach to all customers who want that Salsa Brava experience. They first opened in 2002, wanting to create a restaurant that focused on community and settled on no compromises, that motto has made them a yearly award winning restaurant in Colorado Springs!

Local through and through, their foods use fresh ingredients to make for an incredible dining experience. They do have select gluten free menu options, just make sure to tell your waiter that’s what you want and they will be happy to accommodate you! 

Some of their gluten free dishes include: Carne Asada, Fajitas, Chili Con Queso, Slow Roasted Carnitas, Fajita Chicken Taco Salad, Tacos Al Pastor, and Portabello & Spinach Enchiladas. If you are craving Mexican food, this is the place to go!

“I've been coming here for years. Never disappoints. Food is great, staff is great, prices are great!  We had the lunch steak fajitas and a cheese enchilada. Both amazing. Their margs are awesome as well. Highly recommend.” -Yelp Review

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TAPAteria

A warm and inviting atmosphere serving you what gluten-free has to offer!

Fresh Tuna Carpaccio for a fresh tasting experience! Image courtesy of the TAPAteria Facebook page.

2607 W Colorado Ave | Colorado Springs | tapateria.com

“Experience authenticity” when you enter TAPAteria in Colorado Springs. This gluten-free restaurant has real Spanish tapas, exceptional wine choices, and that “classic Barcelona ambience.” This award winning spot has a beautiful relaxed environment perfect for a bite to eat on a lunch break or when you want to sit down with your loved ones.

They have a great selection of tapas, snacks, drinks, seafood, vegetarian and meat options! Now it wouldn’t be fair to just give an overview and not share some of the items they have, so here’s a few of the dishes they got: 

White bean hummus, anchovy stuffed olives, garlic bulb, mushroom toast, Spanish salad, wild salmon tartare, and Escargots! 100% gluten free so there is no worries on what you pick to eat!

“My friend and I were just walking around Old Colorado City and stumbled upon this place. Such an unexpected gem.  The ambiance inside is gorgeous and very comfortable. Had amazing service who made great menu recommendations. Will be coming back the next chance I get!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Sweet Elizabeth’s Organics

Baked goods for extra sweet moments!

Cookies that look so good, you won’t even miss the dairy! Image courtesy of the Sweet Elizabeth’s Organics Instagram page.

1625 W Uintah St K | Colorado Springs | sweetelizabethsorganics.com

After experiencing numerous health problems and not understanding what was happening to her, the creator of Sweet Elizabeth’s Organics discovered that she had celiac disease, finding that out changed her life. She started adapting and modifying recipes to make them healthier for her and her family. After that she created her restaurant.

Now it hasn’t been an easy journey, through family issues, over-working, and the events of the last two years, it has been a rollercoaster. But since February 11th, 2022, Sweet Elizabeth’s Organics has been open and ready to serve the people of Colorado Springs!

All of her food is dairy, soy, egg, peanut, and gluten free, but don’t be alarmed, it doesn’t take away from the taste at all! Their menu includes breads, donuts, cinnamon rolls, fruit turnover, pie, cupcakes, coffee cake, scones, cookies, and cake slices. They even have a cafe with sandwiches, pizza, waffles, veggies bowls, biscuits, salads, and soups! This sounds like the place for anyone looking to venture into the gluten free/vegan world!

“Best spot for organic gluten free baked goods!! So happy to have Sweet Elizabeth as an option. Something Colorado Springs needs more of.” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Cafe Red Point

Local and organic ingredients used in a 100% gluten-free menu!

A Mediterranean bowl worthy of a picture before eating! Image courtesy of the Cafe Red Point Instagram page.

2727 N Cascade Ave #175 | Colorado Springs | caferedpoint.com 

Cafe Red Point has a mission and their mission is to provide “delicious, nutrient dense products ethically, sustainably and affordably.” Their restaurant wants to carve a path to contribute to local communities and do their part to make a more positive world, hopefully spreading that message to other businesses too!

Cafe Red Point has a number of wraps, salads,  abouldering and mediterranean bowl, smoothies, brewed beverages, and breakfast served all day! Make sure to take a look at their menu as they have a disclaimer about possible cross contamination with gluten products. And if you head over to Cafe Red Point and enjoy their food so much, they have a cookbook available too, you can see more information on their website.

We initially came here for smoothies and walked out with smoothies AND breakfast wraps and they were AMAZING!!! Will definitely be returning!! The place was clean and quiet, a good place to stop for a bite. -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Monse's Pupuseria

A snug eatery serving gluten-free foods, with vegan and meat filings!

An Instagram-worthy picture adding a bonus to this dive! Image courtesy of the Monse’s Pupuseria Instagram page.

115 S 25th St, Colorado Springs | Colorado Springs | monsestasteofelsalvador.online

A locally owned small business located in Colorado Springs, Monse’s Pupuseria is here to bring authentic foods to anyone wanting to try something new! With their home-made style, they provide fresh, all natural foods dedicated to that freshness with every plate out of the kitchen. Monse’s Pupuseria are here to introduce El Salvador cuisine to you!

Their 100% gluten-free menu has additions like tostadas salvadorenas, chilaquiles salvadorenas, pupusa Colorado, crispy veggie flautas, chalchuapa, wild tamales, and more! They also have delicious starters, single, double, triple plates, and a selection of drinks to pair any of the meals with!

“The tastiest pupusas in COS! Everything I've ever tried from this place has been phenomenal. The pupusas freeze really well so ordering a TON is a great option. The owner is also the nicest lady on the planet and always offers a welcoming smile.” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Chaang Thai

Amazing Thai food in a relaxed environment for all to enjoy!

Appetizing in the picture and even better in person! Image courtesy of the Chaang Thai Facebook page.

7525 N Academy Blvd | Colorado Springs | chaangthaicos.com

Created by Chef Suwanna Meyer, Chaang Thai brings that “street-style” food vibe and traditional dishes from Thailand. Sweet, sour, spicy, salty, and bitter, Chaang Thai brings every flavor profile with their dishes, and it makes each of these beautiful menu creations come to life. Now, not everything on the Chaang Thai menu is gluten free, but they do have a vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free menu items!

You can go on their official website to see all of the different menus they have for each variation in palates. Here are just some of the options on the gluten-free meals they have on their menu: crispy tofu, spring rolls, Tom Yum Kung, Potak, house salad of choice, fried rice, curries, Pad Thai and Pad See Eew noodles, Pad Ga Row, and a selection of chef specials to enjoy! A myriad of menu items to enjoy when you are in the mood for Thai!

“One of the best Thai food restaurants in the area! I love the Phad Thai and my husband loves the Phad kee mao. Also try the tempura kabocha squash- a must!! Highly recommend!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Outside The Breadbox

Dedicated to delivering delicious baked goods for you!

Gluten free bagels that taste as good as they look! Image courtesy of the Outside The Breadbox Instagram page.

2027 W Colorado Ave | Colorado Springs | outsidethebreadbox.com

Outside The Breadbox stands behind the belief that following your dietary restrictions should not mean restricting your enjoyment of food, especially baked goods! For 18 years, the bakers at Outside The Breadbox have been developing and evolving recipes to try to taste better than anything you have had before! Besides their own establishment, Outside The Breadbox provides for local and regional grocery stores, select restaurants, and mail order!

From bread to bagels, to cookies and crackers, pies, buns, and more, Outside The Breadbox wants to make getting your gluten-free, vegan baked goods accessible to all who need a great tasting alternative to the regular baked goods that have gluten and non-vegan friendly ingredients. They are here to change the game, and for almost 20 years they have clearly been succeeding!

“Best place ever! So sad because I don't live in town anymore. But I have been all around the country and you cannot find anything that comes close to how amazing this bakery is. Being GF this place is a Godsend, I wish they were in every city!!!” -Yelp Review

Although this restaurant doesn’t have a GiftYa gift card opportunity yet, check back soon, as new places are being added to the GiftYa website frequently!

Finding good tasting gluten-free food can be frustrating and difficult, but with the places listed above and other options out there, it’s not impossible! It may take some time, but eventually you will be able to fill your stomach with all sorts of great tasting foods that keep your dietary restrictions happy!

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