Sometimes it can be daunting to find gluten-free restaurants nearby when you’re traveling, we wanted to make it easier by putting together a list of many of the restaurants in Fargo that offer gluten-free options.
While restaurants are still navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend calling ahead before going to these establishments. Also, if there is a chance for takeout or sitting on a patio for your dining experience, we recommend that too.
GF OPTIONS ON A FULL MENU
It might sound a bit strange to send someone who cannot eat gluten to a bagel shop… but BernBaum’s does a great job catering to allergies and preferences. This Nordic-Jewish deli has beautiful salads and most of their toppings are gluten-free if you order them without the bagel.
We recommend: the Potato Latkes with the lox on top.
402 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 306-4131
Brew Bird has a flour-free kitchen! Pair amazing fried chicken and sides with any of their ciders, or hard seltzers and you’re sure to leave satisfied.
We recommend: The Fargo Hot sandwich, which features local hot sauce (Off The Deck), white BBQ sauce and house-made pickles. Its a bit spicy, but you can handle it.
30 N University Dr, Fargo | (701) 205-0238
CRAVE has a huge menu with sections for many types of dietary restrictions. From plant-based to gluten-free, their menu will cover them all.
We recommend: The Margharita Flatbread (obviously made with gluten-free bread) and topped with oven-roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil.
West Acres Mall | 3902 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 809-9020
From shareable cheese plates to a bunch of yummy salads, Luna does a great job catering to all of our GF friends. Their menu changes every day, so we recommend checking their website for their lunch or dinner options.
We recommend: A cheese plate! You can never go wrong with a cheese plate.
1545 University Dr S, Fargo | (701) 293-8818
Mehl’s Gluten-Free Bakery
Probably the most obvious spot, Mehl’s is completely gluten-free and whips up some great bakery items, pizzas, and meals to go. They also have breakfasts and lunches that you can order and eat in their store.
We recommend: Tater tot hotdish made with GF cream of mushroom! Or, if you’re there for lunch, try the lunch combo which comes with a cold sandwich and fries, tots, or a cup of soup.
1404 33rd St SW, H, Fargo | (701)205-4174
Porter Creek Hardwood Grill
Ask for the gluten-free menu at Porter Creek for a variety of options like rotisserie chicken, steak and fish options, and a few salads. If the weather is nice, opt for the patio for a relaxing afternoon or evening.
We recommend: Mahi Mahi with quinoa in an avocado-herb cream sauce.
1555 45th St S, Fargo | (701) 369-3669
Whether you’re at Rustica for a happy hour or a fancy dinner, the menu can be accommodating for those with gluten sensitivity. This cozy pub in Downtown Moorhead has a rustic ambiance with a large, diverse menu.
We recommend: Start with the bacon-wrapped chorizo-stuffed dates before your entree of cornmeal-dusted walleye with lump crab meat.
315 Main Ave, Moorhead | (218) 227-5388
The Boiler Room
The Boiler Room has been working toward getting more and more vegetarian and GF options. Now, many of their soups, salads, and a few entrees are marked as gluten-free on their menu.
We recommend: Their Lemon Herb Salmon is to die for, and the garlic whipped potatoes are a perfect pairing.
210 Roberts Alley, Fargo | (701) 478-1990
Wurst Bier Hall
Wurst also has a gluten-free menu upon request with a bunch of different sausages that can be served without the buns. Pair them with any of their ciders, meads, and hard seltzers!
We recommend: The Hawaiian Wurst made right here in Fargo is delightful, add a side of sweet potato fries with some marshmallow fluff for a sweet but salty surprise.
Downtown Fargo | 630 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 478-2437
West Fargo | 3179 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo | (701) 532-0484
MacKenzie River Pizza
Although Mackenzie River specializes in so much more than pizza, their 10″ gluten-free crust should be your next GF pizza go-to.
We recommend: The MacKenzie River Pizza (duh) – olive oil and veggies adorn this pie along with a dusting of feta. Plus it’s vegetarian!
Ole & Lena’s
Located in West Fargo, Ole & Lena’s Pizzeria boasts that they have the “finest Norwegian-Italian food in the area” and we don’t disagree! Get a 12″ specialty gluten-free pie for only $15.95.
We recommend: Tater Tot Hotdish Pizza – made with homemade cream of mushroom sauce and all of the mixings for a great Tater Tot Hotdish.
3330 Sheyenne St, West Fargo | (701) 356-8012
A local favorite with some really great pizzas, Rhombus Guys has one of the best GF crusts along with a variety of gourmet toppings to boot.
We recommend: The Thai Chicken pizza – Thai peanut sauce, chicken, onion, red peppers, cilantro, and mozzarella.
606 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 540-4534
Drunken Noodle & Slurp
An Asian specialty spot with all kinds of great noodle dishes like Pad Thai, rice bowls, and yakisoba. Plus, they have gluten-free soy sauce so many of the dishes made with rice noodles can be whipped up GF.
We recommend: The Pad Thai, you can’t go wrong.
414 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 232-3380
Everest Tikka House
This Nepali and Indian restaurant has a ton of GF and veg options for the whole group.
We recommend: The lunch buffet lets you try a bunch of different dishes.
420 Center Ave, Moorhead | (218) 477-1111
Another great Indian/Nepalese stop in the area, you’ll find generous servings of curries (like a classic Tikka Masala) and rice specialties.
We recommend: The yellow curry dish with chicken.
1450 25th St S, Fargo | (701) 478-0011
One of the most authentic Indian spots, India Palace focuses on the Punjabi region of India. Each dish is made individually, so you can add a wide range of heat to your meal.
We recommend: The Vegetable Pakora is made in their house chickpea batter and is a great start to your meal.
5050 13th Ave S, #3, Fargo | (701) 356-6500
Leela Thai is a go-to spot for Thai delicacies. Plus, they have a lot of vegetarian and vegan options alongside their GF dishes.
We recommend: We also think you should try the Pad Thai here, or you could try their red curry… our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
1450 25th St S, Fargo | (701) 235-5795
We recommend: The Panang Curry made with coconut milk, peanuts, bell peppers, and fresh basil leaves.
420 Center Ave, Moorhead | (218) 227-0099
Poke is a very customizable option that can be adjusted to fit into many diets, including gluten-sensitive! Pick your favorite toppings to go on the bowl of rice.
560 2nd Ave, Fargo | (701) 478-2442
GF SUBSTITUTIONS AVAILABLE
Altony’s Italian Cafe
Get some huge portions of Italian food for a great price at Altony’s. They have gluten-free penne that can be substituted on all pasta dishes, plus they have a section of pasta dishes that are fully GF. All entrees are served with a salad and finished with a dish of soft serve ice cream.
We recommend: The Gluten-Free Ravioli with pesto and added chicken.
3102 US-10, Moorhead | (218) 287-5557
Boulder Tap House
This sports bar in Moorhead has a surprising amount of GF options! Along with GF bread & bun options, they also cook their fries in a separate fryer so you can be sure they are safe to eat.
We recommend: Build your own burger with all of your favorite GF toppings on a GF bun with a side of fries.
3333 US-10 Frontage Rd, Moorhead | (218) 233-3110
This classic burger chain has great fries (made from the sacks of potatoes you walk by when you order) and even greater burgers.
We recommend: The classic cheese burger in a lettuce wrap as the bun with the cajun style fries.
2877 45th St S, Suite 100, Fargo | (701) 356-5489
4238 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 532-2552
An Italian restaurant with a soft spot for the gluten-less. Speak Easy has substitutions for pasta, burger buns, pizza crust, and bread so you can enjoy the same types of dishes as your non-gluten-free friends.
We recommend: The Blackened Chicken Rigatoni with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, and alfredo sauce (and obviously GF pasta).
1001 30th Ave S, Moorhead | (218) 233-1326
Fargo’s only urban cidery, Wild Terra also serves delicious small plates that cater to vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free diners. You can request gluten-free replacements for almost all of the items on the menu!
We recommend: The Buddha Bowl, which combines quinoa, black beans, sweet potato, avocado, greens, and vegan cilantro créma.
6 12th St N, Fargo | (701) 639-6273
If these just aren’t going to cut it for you, try checking out the Gluten Intolerance Group of Fargo-Moorhead’s resources for a full list of all restaurants offering gluten-free options (including those pesky chains we don’t like to talk about).