Whether you’re living a gluten-free lifestyle or are besties with someone who is, finding a restaurant to accommodate your needs can be stickier than the gluten protein itself. We’re here to help take the stress out of planning — and off your tummies — by rounding up Lexington’s best places to eat gluten-free.
Gluten Free Miracles | 145 Burt Rd | No worries about cross-contamination here because this is the only dedicated gluten-free kitchen in Lexington. Nothing is off-limits. They even bake their own bread which you can buy fresh, frozen, or at local grocery stores.
Pro tip: Get the Veggie Eggie sandwich — it may have been added to the menu thanks to our editor Molly.
Papi’s | 818 Euclid Ave + 1214 S Broadway | They have a dedicated fryer for gluten-free items — Papi himself has a gluten sensitivity — so go ahead, eat the whole basket of chips.
Pro tip: Ask for the gluten-free churros — chef’s kiss.
The Wok | 537 Waller Ave. | About 90% of the menu at The Wok is gluten-free. It might not be actually noted, so if you have questions, just ask the staff.
Pro tip: If you’ve been missing egg rolls — The Wok is here to fill that void.
Archa Nine | 162 Old Todds Rd. | A Thai food fan-favorite that has a huge selection of curries + noodles — most of which can be modified to be gluten-free.
Pro tip: Looking for a sweet treat? We’re nuts over their coconut ice cream.
Ramsey’s | 4391 Harrodsburg Road | A Lexington staple with four locations. They have a full gluten-free menu that includes gluten-free buns — an impossibly hard-to-find menu item.
Pro tip: We can’t choose between the burger or blackened catfish sandwich. Let us know what you decide.
Even more options
Athenian Grill | 313 S. Ashland Ave. | Traditional Greek food, their sides are so good they make a whole meal themselves.
Core Life Eatery | 4040 Finn Way | Truly customizable bowls featuring salads, rice, or broth.
Josie’s | 821 Chevy Chase Pl. | Breakfast all day with gluten-free pancakes + toast and so much more.
Kismet | 369 Thompson Rd. | They have a dedicated gluten-free fryer + are open late-night on the weekends. Their fries are some of the best in town.
Mirror Twin | 725 National Ave. | Ciders + gluten-free pizza — need we say more? Plus plenty of appetizer options.
Masala | 3061 Fieldstone Way | Pretty much everything is up for grabs except for naan + fried options.
North Lime Donuts | 101 West Loudon Ave. + 3101 Clays Mill Rd. | Every Friday they empty + clean the fryers to cook gluten-free donuts first. Get there early because they sell out fast.
The Press | 191 Kentucky Ave. | Smoothies, acai bowls, soups, salads + gluten-free coconut wraps
SAV’S | 630 E. Main St. | A true unique Lexington gem featuring West African food. Order extra keke — you won’t regret it.
Stella’s | 143 Jefferson St. | Many of their options can be modified — we love the house burrito as a bowl.
Zim’s | 215 West Main St. | Most of their menu can be modified — their grits are the best in Lexington.