Check Out These Gluten-Free-Friendly Restaurants Near Vail

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.

The Rose

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.

Craftsman

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.

Zino Ristorante

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.