Dining out when you're gluten-free, or at least on a gluten-reduced diet, can be challenging – especially on vacation when indulgence is paramount. As a fellow gluten-free devotee, I know the struggle is real.
Here are four restaurants that do a good job with gluten-free requests and are simply delicious! Check ahead, however, if you're celiac for possible gluten cross-contamination limitations.
La Tour Restaurant & Bar
122 E. Meadow Drive, Vail
La Tour's menu is covered with GF labels! This restaurant has it all, including gluten-free artisan cheese plates, lobster toast, Colorado lamb shank, pistachio cheesecake ... the list goes on!
To learn more, visit latour-vail.com.
97 Main Street, Edwards
My favorite meal at The Rose is buffalo cauliflower as an appetizer (made with gluten-free flour in the fryer) and the beef barbacoa tacos (served on corn tortillas). The staff is responsive to gluten-free requests!
To learn more, visit theroseedwards.com.
56 Edwards Village Boulevard, Edwards
Craftsman features a casual atmosphere (you order at the counter and seat yourself), along with an expansive sandwich menu. Gluten-free bread is available. I also love its kale salad, served with avocado and a soft-boiled egg. Yum!
Sadly, Craftsman doesn't have gluten-free beer (that I know of), but they do offer wine options.
To learn more, visit craftsmanvail.com.
27 Main Street, Edwards
I'm currently obsessed with Zino's Salsiccia pizza on a gluten-free crust. It's made with house-made sausage, artichokes, mozzarella, pecorino, chili oil and more. The crust is crusty and thin with the perfect amount of crunch. Match the pizza with a glass of Prosecco, and you've got yourself a delicious meal!
Zino's also offers a tasty gluten-free pasta option.
To learn more, visit zinoristorante.com.
And with that ...
We'll see you in Vail!
Photo (above): La Tour is located in Vail Village.