Eating Out in Fredericksburg Gluten Free Style

It's no secret that I'm Gluten-Free. Because I have Celiac's Disease, being gluten free isn't a choice for me, it's a lifestyle. Yet, I still LOVE to eat. When you first find out you have a food allergy but you love to eat, it can be a heart breaking realization. It can be overwhelming and daunting and just down right stressful. For years, I ordered sandwiches without bread, asked for rice instead of pasta, took out half of the toppings off of my salads, and couldn't eat the delicious bread that sat in the middle of the table while I was starving waiting for my meal.

But now, that's all changed!

Downtown Fredericksburg has made it possible for me to go out to eat and order food like a NORMAL person. And I'm not just talking the kitchen knows what gluten free is or can adjust my order to be gluten free or just order a  salad. I'm talking I can have gluten free pasta and cupcakes and pizza and ravioli and anything else my little carb-loving heart desires.  

After talking with a local photographer last week, I realized that some people, especially ones perhaps new to the gluten free thing, don't know about what great options Downtown has to offer, so I wanted to share the good news. 

So here are some of my favorite gluten free friendly restaurants in Downtown Fredericksburg and I have 2 categories:

Restaurants with Specific Gluten Free dishes

Restaurants with menus clarifying what is gluten free.

No more going out to eat and making crazy requests and getting weird looks from your waiter! And if you have any type of food allergy, you know exactly what I'm talking about....


Restaurants with Gluten Free Specific Dishes

These items are things that are normally NOT gluten free, but these restaurants offer them as gluten free. They have additional gluten free items on their menus such as salads, entrees, and more.


  • Muffins
  • Brownies


  • Buns for Burgers and Sandwiches
  • Mussels


  • Pizza
  • Ravioli
  • Mozzerella Sticks
  • Calamari
  • Pasta Dishes


  • Soups
  • Crackers for small plates


*Kickshaws is a dedicated gluten free facility

  • Waffles
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Donuts
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies


  • Pasta Dishes


  • Gluten Free Soy Sauce


  • Flat Bread
  • Pasta Dishes
  • Tacos
  • Mac & Cheese


Sugar Shack has gluten free donuts on Weekends & has a dedicated truck that visits on special occasions

  • Donuts


*The Tart Cart is a dedicated gluten free and vegan gourmet food. They don't have their own space but is sold on Saturday's at the Farmers Market and all week at the Old Towne Butcher, Hyperion, River Rock Outfitters, Agora, and KickShaws

  • Granola Bars
  • Cookies
  • Cakes
  • Salads

Restaurants That Identify Gluten Free Options on Menu