Missing out on cakes, bread, pasta, and pizza can be heartbreaking for anyone allergic or intolerant of wheat or gluten. Here's where to find gluten-free baked goods, pizzas and Italian food in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and around the Twin Cities.
Gluten Free Bakeries in Minneapolis and St. PaulIn Eagan, in the southern suburbs, Bittersweet Bakery specialize in gluten-free baked goods. Cakes, brownies and bars, plus take-and-bake pizzas. Bittersweet's goodies are also sold at some coffee shops, co-ops and markets around the Twin Cities.
Uptown Minneapolis restaurant French Meadow Bakery has several gluten-free cakes and treats, as well as gluten free meals on their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
Cooqi make gluten-free baking mixes for cookies, pancakes, bread, pizza crusts and more. They used to have a retail store, sadly now closed, but their baking mixes are available online, and at local stores like Tailor Made Nutrition in Woodbury, with more stockists to come soon.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Minneapolis and St. PaulHere's where to find wheat-free pizza, pasta, and other meals at restaurants in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Twin Cities pizzeria Pizza Luce has plenty of gluten free options for pizza, as well as pasta and brownie sundaes. There's also vegan, hence dairy free choices too.
Galactic Pizza in Minneapolis will make any variety of their pizzas on a gluten free crust for a few dollars extra.
And in the suburbs, in Shoreville, Fresh Picked Pizza offers gluten-free pizzas, as well as dairy free pizzas.
Uptown Minneapolis restaurant French Meadow Bakery has several gluten-free options on their breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
Steak and seafood restaurant Wildfire in Eden Prairie has a special gluten free menu.
Biaggi's, the Italian chain, has a gluten free menu with gluten free pasta and sauces. There's a Biaggi's in Maple Grove, and another in Eden Prarie.
Mad Jacks Sports Cafe in Vadnais Heights has a large gluten-free menu which is nearly as comprehensive as their regular one.
Ecopolitan in Uptown Minneapolis is entirely gluten and dairy free, serving an array of delicious, creative raw vegan food.
Ginger Hop, the Asian-inspired restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis, has several gluten-free options on their menu.
Gluten Free Grocery Stores in Minneapolis and St. Paul
When grocery shopping, most of the larger supermarkets have been slow to provide gluten free options for bread, pasta and other items usually made with wheat.
Whole Foods and Twin Cities Co-ops stock a wide range of gluten free dry goods like pasta and cereals, with many organic options too.
Tailor Made Nutrition in Woodbury specializes in gluten free and dairy free food and groceries.
The best value supermarket for gluten-free food is budget gourmet grocer Trader Joe's. Many Trader Joe's own label products are available in gluten free versions. There are Trader Joe's stores in St. Paul, St. Louis Park, Maple Grove, and Woodbury.