Capital Region Gluten-Free Restaurant Options

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Capital Region Gluten-Free Restaurant Options

This is a list of local restaurants in the Capital Region that offer gluten-free options, based on suggestions from commenters on AOA. A few exceptions aside, the list does not include national chains, some of which also now offer gf options. Compiled by Liz Clancy Lerner.

5th and 50 Pizzeria

279 N Ballston Avenue Scotia, NY 12302
phone: (518)372-4668

suggested by Kat: "Gluten free pizza is available at 5th and 50 in Scotia"

Benevento Pizza Cafe

80 Freemans Bridge Road Glenville, NY 12302
phone: 518-952-4101 | website: http://www.beneventopizzeria.com/

suggested by Kat: "Gluten free pizza is available at Benevento"

Circus Cafe

392 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone: 518.583.1106 | website: http://www.circuscafe.com/

suggested by Lisa: They have a wonderful gluten-free menu. The food is not only delicious, but the atmosphere is so fun! It's great for adults and children. Just make sure you get there early as ther is usually a wait for a table!

Liz adds: "Their burger was fantastic, as were their sweet potato fries (try the raspberry dipping sauce). We went on a Sunday night and there was team trivia; it was a lot of fun."

Delmonico's Italian Steak House

1553 Central Ave Albany, NY 12205
phone: (518) 456-5656 | website: http://www.delmonicositaliansteakhouse.com/

suggested by Kat: "Delmonico's has a gluten free menu."

Dinosaur BBQ

377 River St Troy, NY 12180
phone: 518-308-0400 | website: http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/locations/troy/

suggested by Megan C: "Dinosaur BBQ has a GREAT Gluten Free Menu...I've had both good and bad experiences at the restaurant (depending on my server)!"

El Loco

465 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12210
phone: (518) 436-1855 | website: http://www.ellocomexicancafe.com/

suggested by Jess: Center Square stalwart El Loco has their own gluten-free menu - just ask. They'll even give you dedicated gluten-free chips from the Green Mountain Gringo brand.

Fifty South

2128 Doubleday Avenue Rt. 50 Ballston Spa, NY 12020
phone: 518-884-2926 | website: http://www.fiftysouth.com/

suggested by Ann: Many of their waitstaff, and definitely the managers and owner, Kim Klopstock, are knowledgeable about gluten. (Kim's catering business Lily and the Rose has mega experience dealing with food allergies and such.) They use only wheat-free tamari and serve gluten-free rice crackers with their house tapenade.

Hattie's Restaurant

45 Phila Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone: 518.584.4790 | website: http://www.hattiesrestaurant.com/

suggested by Jess: On one trip, they dredged the soft shell crab in cornmeal only, and another time, they blackened the catfish instead of frying it.

Jake Moon Restaurant and Cafe

2082 Delaware Turnpike Clarksville, NY 12041
phone: 518.768.2570 | website: http://www.jakemoon.net/

suggested by Jess: as also added some GF options and I can't say good enough things about the calamari at New World (or their grass-fed burgers with GF buns! Yum!)

Jose Malone's

405 River St Troy, NY 12180
phone: 518-273-2196 | website: http://www.josemalones.com/

suggested by Meg: The chef's wife (or sister, ...close family member...) has Celiac and the wait staff, cooks, and owner are all very accommodating. I eat there frequently and have never experienced any problems that would be caused by contamination.

Just Me Pizza

52 S Pearl St Albany, NY 12207
phone: (518) 449-8888

suggested by Kat: Gluten free pizza is available at Just Me! in Albany.

Katrinella's Bistro

123 1/2 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12202
phone: 518-512-5116 | website: http://www.katrinellasbistro.com/

suggested by Jess: "...extremely accommodating and delicious. They'll even let you bring your own GF pasta in and then cook it in a separate pot for you and serve it with a meal. It helps if you just call and give them a heads-up, which is true for a lot of places."

My Linh

272 Delaware Ave Albany, NY 12209
phone: 518 465 8899 | website: http://www.mylinhrestaurant.com/

suggested by Kristin: "My Linh has a lot of gluten free options too!"

New World Bar and Bistro

300 Delaware Ave Albany, NY 12209
phone: 518-694-0520 | website: http://newworldbistrobar.com/

suggested by Kat: "New World Bar and Bistro is good and has excellent inexpensive sandwiches with gluten free buns."

AOA also adds: : "...we've eaten there with both gluten-free and vegetarian people and everyone seemed happy."

Nunzio's Pizza

119 Clinton Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone: (518) 584-3840 ‎

suggested by Kat: "Gluten free pizza is available at Nunzio's in Saratoga (if you call ahead)."

suggested by Jess: "Oh and Nunzio's actually has an entire gluten-free menu too - not just the pizza!"

Plum Blossom

685 Hoosick Road Troy, NY 12180
phone: (518) 272-0036

suggested by Bridget: "I would give Plum Blossom in Troy a try. Steve, the owner, is excellent at accommodating allergy issues. My lovely spouse is allergic to many things common in Asian cooking (shellfish, nuts) and has never been poisoned there."

Jess adds: "I actually would advise against Plum Blossom - or else proceed with extreme caution. Most commercially available soy sauce contains wheat, making Chinese cuisine very tricky since most of it contains at least a little soy sauce. It can be done but to be honest, I just think it usually requires way too much effort."

Quintessence

11 New Scotland Av Albany, NY 12208
phone: (518) 434-8186 | website: http://www.quintessenceny.com/

suggested by Jen: Quintessence offers a version of their pasta in gluten free, as well as gluten free toast with brunch

Scratch Bakery and Café

452 Madison Ave Albany, NY 12208
phone: (518) 465-2233 | website: http://twitter.com/scratchbkrycafe

suggested by Jess: Somehow the folks at Scratch have managed to come up with a recipe for plump, moist, cake-like cupcakes with smooth, butter cream frosting.

Shane's Rib Shack

7 Southside Dr. Clifton Park, NY 12065
phone: (518) 615-0555 | website: http://www.shanesribshack.com/microsite/177

suggested by Kat: "Shane's Rib Shack in Clifton Park has a gluten free menu."

Sherry Lynn's Gluten Free

836 Troy Schenectady Road Latham, NY 12110
phone: 518-786-7700 | website: http://www.sherrylynnsglutenfree.net/

suggested by Jess: "...some of the gluten free treats I tasted were yummy enough to share with wheat-eating friends."

suggested by Laura: "Sherry Lynn's Gluten Free is awesome! The pizza is so good that even gluten eaters can't complain. The sauce, the crust, the overall taste....mmmmm! Oh! The grilled cheese looks and tastes just like a gluteny one."

suggested by Ellen: "I'll second the suggestion of Sherry Lynn's - they make really good pizza!"

Liz adds: They usually have Boston Cream Doughnuts on the weekends! But get them early, they usually go fast.

Taste

30 S. Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207
phone: 518.694.3322 | website: http://www.tastealbany.com/

suggested by MattW: Taste (reincarnated Dale Miller) from Table Hopping "Of particular note: 80 percent of the menu offerings are gluten-free.

The Point

1100 Madison Avenue Albany, NY 12203
phone: 518.729.5383 | website: http://bmtmgt.com/ThePoint/

suggested by Abbe: "The Point has gluten free pizzas, which are delicious and several of the (meat) entrees are gluten free or can be made so."

suggested by Laura: "The Point on Madison has a gluten free menu and knows how to answer questions about ingredients."

The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark

200 Lark St Albany, NY 12210
phone: 518-463-2881 | website: http://www.winebaronlark.com/

Chef Kevin P. Everleth says: "Our menu at The Wine Bar and Bistro on Lark is, and has been for quite some time 97% gluten free. The few non-gluten free items, other than the Chocolate Tart currently, can be made gluten free with the removal of bread related items. We offer gluten free pastas that can be substituted for the pastas on the menu. We have been very pro-active in addressing the intolerance of some people to gluten. Please give us a try and let your server know about your gluten intolerance..we will accomodate you to the best of our ability."

Top's American Grill Bakery & Bar

351 Duanesburg Road Schenectady, NY 12306
phone: (518) 356-0697 | website: http://www.tops5corners.com/

suggested by Jess: "Much of the staff is very familiar with celiac -- one of the waitresses has it herself -- and they've gotten great about making lots of options available. One of the last times I was there, I even got to try some of the new gluten-free baked goods they were testing out."

Wheatfields

440 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
phone: (518) 587-0534 | website: http://www.wheatfields.com/

They also have a location in Clifton Park: 54 Crossing Blvd, Clifton Park, New York, 518.383.4444

recommended by Jess: "...will serve any of their pasta dishes with gluten-free pasta."

recommended by Jen: has gluten free pastas that are amazing

Liz adds: Their gluten-free margherita pizza, paired with a sangria was delicious.

Wolff's Biergarten

895 Broadway Albany, NY 12207
phone: 518-427-2461 | website: http://www.wolffsbiergarten.com/main.html

suggested by Jess: "At Wolff's, they're pretty good about gluten-free because one of the employees - the lovely Melanie -- is part of the celiac club."

kat adds: "Wolff's, I'm not sure about the food but I know they carry gluten free beer."

X's to O's Vegan Bakery

97 4th St. Troy, NY 12180
phone: 518-238-3311 | website: http://www.xoxoveganbakery.com

suggested by Jess: "She's been doing a lot of gluten-free baked goods as well, including a version of her specialty, canoe boats, which are basically like vegan Twinkies in various flavors."

suggested by c: x's to o,s also does a brunch with gluten free options twice a month now. I had their gluten free pizza bagels the other day and they were great!

suggested by Paul: I dont know how they do it, but there VEGAN puff pastries are to die for.

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