Gone are the days we’d sacrifice good flavor for gluten-free — especially for those with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance. Madison restaurants have taken GF dining to the next level with new menus, dedicated kitchen spaces + more to accommodate diners. Next time you’re in need of some GF joy food in Madison, check back to this list of some of the best gluten-free spots around town.
📍 111 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
⏰ Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thurs.-Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. + Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Must Try: Pollo verde tacos
📍 2701 Monroe St.
⏰ Mon.-Thur., 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.,11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. + Sun., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Must Try: Fried chicken sandwich
📍 708 1/4 E. Johnson St.
⏰ Thurs.-Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Must Try: Sweet potato tamale
Samba Brazilian Grill
📍 240 W. Gilman St.
⏰ Wed.-Sat., 5-10 p.m. + Sun., 5-9 p.m
Must Try: Full rodizio
Short Stack Eatery
📍 301 W. Johnson St.
⏰ Wed.-Sun., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Must Try: Gluten-free buttermilk stack
📍 2951 Triverton Pike Dr., Fitchburg
⏰ Tues.-Sat., 4-8 p.m.
Must Try: Truffle Mac and Cheese
Roman Candle Pizza
📍 Two Madison locations
⏰ Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. + Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m..
Must Try: Vegan destroyer pizza
DOC’s Madison Smokehouse
📍 72 W. Towne Mall
⏰ Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. + Sun., 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Must Try: Texas fries
Alt Brew — 100% GF Tap Room + Brewery
📍 1808 Wright St.
⏰ Thurs.-Sat., 1-9 p.m.
Must Try: 2021 Velvet Midnight