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Exploring Gluten-Free & Vegan Dining in Kansas City

Updated: Jan 23


Kansas City’s vibrant culinary scene has become a haven for food enthusiasts seeking diverse and healthy dining options. For those avoiding animal products and gluten as a dietary choice, gluten sensitivity, or living with celiac disease; the city offers a plethora of delectable gluten-free choices that cater to various tastes and preferences. In this dining guide, we will take you on a gastronomic journey through Kansas City; highlighting some of the tastiest and healthiest gluten-free & vegan options that our city has to offer.



Our top 12 favorites are highlighted and pictured below among the many excellent gluten-free and vegan options in Kansas City!


KEY: (GF=Gluten Free, GFR=GF on Request, V=Vegan, VOR=Vegan on Request)


  • Anousone: GF & V clearly marked on the menu

    • Hearty Yellow Curry (ordered with Tofu or veggies) (GF & V)

    • Veggie & Vegan Pho (GF & V)

    • Bun Rice Noodle Bowl (ordered with tofu or veggies) (GF & V)

    • Stir Fry Noodles (ordered with veggies or tofu) (GFR & V)

  • Billie’s Grocery: GF & V option in most categories

    • GF & V options are not clearly labeled

    • Ask for details

  • Bo Ling’s: has a GF menu & (VOR dishes: request cooked with water instead of chicken stock)

    • Curry Vegetables and Tofu (GF, VOR)

    • Vegetable Fried Rice (GF, VOR)

    • Build Your Own Stir Fry (GF, VOR) (choose tofu & vegetables, request GF & V sauce)

      • brown rice optional (more wholesome)

  • Blue Sushi Sake Grill: (GFR, VOR) has GF menu

    • Vegan Maki menu section, many V options clearly labeled

    • Options for each course, too many options to list!

  • Blue Koi: GFR & VOR options in starters & entrees

  • Blue Nile Cafe: GFR & VOR

    • Vegetarian and Vegan section on menu.

    • GF Injera on request

  • Blue Bird Bistro: GF & V options clearly labeled

    • GF & V options for most courses.

    • GF options for each course, V options for each course,

  • Cafe Gratitude: Entirely Vegan Menu

    • GF options for each course

    • Some GFR items

  • Caffetteria Modern Cafe: GF & V clearly marked on the menu

    • GF & V options for most courses

  • Enjoy Pure Food + Drink: GF & V options

    • At least one GF option per course!

    • Smoothies

    • Veggie Burger (V, GFR)

Take on the World Bowl (GF & V)

  • The Littlest Bake Shop: entire kitchen is dedicated GF & V!

    • Options in all courses, too many to list!

    • Seasonal, rotating menu

    • Menu is clearly marked with potential allergens

    • Celiac - safe restaurant!

  • Mattie’s Foods: Entirely Vegan Menu

    • GF or GFR are not clearly marked on menus

    • Call for details

  • Mud Pie Vegan Bakery: Entirely Vegan Bakery

    • GF & V options are clearly marked

  • Raj Express Indian Kitchen: has GF & V options

    • Thali Platter with basmati rice, sautéed vegetables, 5-way lentils and chana masala (V)

    • GF or GFR are not clearly marked on menus

    • Call for details

  • Raj Mahal Indian Retaurant: has GF & V options

    • lentil dahl, aloo gobi, & veggie pakoras

    • Naan contains gluten

    • GF, V or GFR are not clearly marked on menus

    • Call for details

  • Seva Indian: has GF & V options

    • Seva squash is GF, and V upon request

  • Spice 'N Rice:

    • GF & V options are clearly marked

    • Very accommodating

  • Summit Pizza: has GF Menu & V Menu

    • GF & V options are clearly marked

    • Fresh salad bar (pictured)

  • Sweet Emotion KC: Entirely V Menu with GF options

    • Oat milk ice cream and other creative treats

  • Taco Naco: has GF & V options

    • Potato Pipian (V, GF?)

    • Mushroom Mole (V, GF?)

    • Off-Menu: Taco Meal Kits with choice of filling (V, GF?)

  • Tea Garden: has GF & V options

    • Steamed Tofu with Mixed Vegetables (GF & V)

    • Gluten-Free Tofu (GF & V)

    • Miso Soup (GF & V)

    • Brown rice upgrade option

  • The Downtown Deli & Market by Flavor: GF & V options are clearly labeled

  • The Fix: Entirely V menu, has GF options clearly labeled

  • The Mixx: GF & V option clearly labeled

    • Salads, sandwiches GF & V with modifications

    • Build your own salad

  • The Pizza Place: has a GF menu & a V menu (scroll down past main menu)

    • GF & V options are clearly labeled

  • The Tree Hugger Kitchen: Entirely V menu, has GF options clearly labeled

  • The Unbakery & Juicery: AKA Billie's Grocery (above) has GF & V options clearly marked.

  • Topp'd Pizza + Salads: GF & V options clearly labeled

  • Ruby Jean’s Juicery: GF & V options clearly labeled

  • Unforked: GF & Vegetarian options clearly marked

    • Vegetarian options are often Vegan when ordered without cheese &/or mayo.

  • Waldo Pizza: has a GF Menu & V menu 

    • GF & V 7" & 12" pizzas available

    • Too many options to list!

  • Whole Harvest Kitchen: Entirely WFPB & V menu with GF options

    • GF options are not clearly marked online, but are on in-person menu.

    • GF chickpea pizza dough option

  • RESTAURANT CHAINS WITH LOCAL LOCATIONS:

  • Bibibop Asian Grill: Entirely Certified GF Kitchen with V options

    • Build your own bowl with GF & V ingredients

  • CAVA: GF & V options are clearly labeled

    • Build your own bowl with GF & V ingredients

  • Meddy’s: has GF & V Menu!

    • GF & V options are clearly marked

  • Modern Market Eatery: has a GF & V filterable list

    • GF & V options are clearly marked

    • Offers 3 bowls, 3 sides, and 3 treats that are GF & V

  • Nekter Juice Bar: Menu appears entirely V

    • Menu is not clearly labeled GF or V

    • Menu contains an allergy disclaimer that any menu item may contain allergens including gluten or wheat

    • Ask for details

  • PF Chang’s: GFO (Gluten Free Option) & Vegetarian (leaf) clearly marked

    • Ask for details

  • Spin Pizza: GF & V options clearly marked

    • 12" Signature Veggie pizza on GF crust with no cheese (remove goat, parm, and spin blend) add V cheese if you please.

  • True Food Kitchen: has GF & V options clearly labeled

  • Urban Egg: has GF available (GFA) and Vegan available (VA) clearly labeled

    • A few options under the Healthy Options section of the menu.

KEY: (GF=Gluten Free, GFR=GF on Request, V=Vegan, VOR=Vegan on Request)


* DISCLAIMER: Please confirm gluten status of foods outside of certified GF or dedicated GF kitchens. *


There are 3 primary health-related gluten-free dietary restrictions: 

  1. Those with a Gluten Sensitivity may suffer mild to moderate symptoms if exposed to gluten in food.

  2. Those living with Celiac Disease are best suited by eating from certified GF kitchens or dedicated GF restaurants in order to avoid moderate to severe symptoms from cross-contamination.

  3. Those with a Gluten Allergy are best suited by eating from certified GF kitchens or dedicated GF restaurants in order to avoid an allergic reaction from cross-contamination.


We offer gluten sensitivity, celiac testing, gluten allergy testing, and Lifestyle Medicine nutritional guidance related to these diagnoses. We have extensive experience with transitioning to a gluten-free and vegan dietary lifestyle from a personal and patient care perspective.


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