Gluten Free Bloggers of the United States

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Traveling or moving to a new state? Want tips from someone local? Use my list of US Gluten Free Bloggers to help you find gluten dining suggestions, and tips on what to do while you visit.

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One of my favorite things about blogging is helping people find gluten free dining options in Michigan. While Find Me Gluten Free is handy, there’s nothing quite like being able to talk to someone who actually lives in a state. With this post, I hope to help you find a local experts across the US who are willing to answer your questions! 

Now, there are some states that are big and have LOTS of gluten free bloggers. States like California or Texas, or cities like Chicago. If I featured them all, this post would be TOO long. Therefore, I’m asking each blogger to share who they also follow. Why? Because one person can’t possibly know it all! By the end, you’ll have a vast network of experts you can follow. 

What Information You’ll Find Here

I will be asking each gluten free blogger the same basic questions: 

  • Where do you live? 
  • Why do you eat gluten free? 
  • What are your favorite restaurants? 
  • What are your favorite dedicated gluten free bakeries? 
  • What fun things should I do in your state? 
  • Who else in your state do you recommend following on social media? 

Their Expertise Does Not Negate Your Due Diligence

When it comes to restaurants, please remember that practices can change. My gluten free blogger friends are giving recommendations at the time this was published in 2022. Before dining, ALWAYS ask questions pertaining to gluten free food preparation

ALABAMA (Still searching for resource)

ALASKA

Mēgan Ancheta, author of Allergy Free Alaska  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Wasilla, Alaska

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?
I eat gluten-free due to having multiple autoimmune diseases. (Read more in my “About” section.) I learned years ago that a whole foods diet provided me a much better quality of life. My blog is gluten-free, dairy-free, with some vegan and Paleo thrown in for good measure, too.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Alaska?
Middle Way Cafe, Snow City Cafe, Crema Coffee House & Pastries

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Alaska? 
None

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Alaska?
The city of Homer (it’s gorgeous), and Denali National Park

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Alaska?
None that I currently follow. (Margaret follows Gluten Free Alaska Family

ARIZONA

USA Bloggers Arizon Erica Dermer Celiac and the Beast

Erica Dermer, author of Celiac and the Beast Website| Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Phoenix, Arizona

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?

I have celiac disease and I’m also dairy free and I don’t eat beef or eggs (outside of being baked). Erica shares great Celiac Disease advocacy posts on her website. She attends Expo East and West, and shares about new and exciting gluten free products. 

Erica also wrote a great book about living with Celiac Disease, that’s not only educational, but will make you laugh. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Arizona?
Chelsea’s Kitchen, Intentional Foods and True Food Kitchen

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Arizona? 
Lots! Jewels Bakery & Cafe, Intentional foods, Gluten Free Creations, BEG Bakery (it’s butter egg and gluten free – cute name) and lots of smaller bakeries popping up!

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Arizona?
Sonita wine country and all of our natural places like Grand Canyon, Sedona, and scenic drives

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Arizona?
Kaitlyn of Eat Gluten Free AZ, Michelle of Goodness Gracious Gluten Free, Ali of Gluten Free Travel Girl

ARKANSAS

Jason Killins, author of GF Arkansas Traveler  Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Searcy, Arkansas 

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?

Our son was four when he was diagnosed with a gluten allergy. It was revealed to us that he had a double copy of the gene, meaning it was passed down to him by each of us. Therefore, diagnosing each of us as well. Currently, he is thriving in college.

In my blog page, Gluten Free Arkansas Traveler, I mainly share my personal experiences in my gluten free journey, which often includes new gf products I find, and dining experiences in, or within an hour of, Arkansas. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Arkansas?

Conifer Restaurant (100% Gluten Free), Daisy’s Lunchbox Cafe and Cafe Bossa Nova (Little Rock) 

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Arkansas? 

Dempsey Bakery, Blue Barn Bakery, Sandi Sue’s Gluten Free Bakery, Olly Makes Bakery, Good Measure Market, and Biscuits and Buns

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Arkansas?

Dogwood Hills Guest Farm, Razorback Stadium, Buffalo National River, Little Red River, White River, Crater of Diamonds State Park, Petit Jean State Park, Hot Springs National Park, Magic Springs, Museum of Discovery

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Arkansas?

Chef Matt Cooper and Joseph Suarez 

CALIFORNIA- Los Angeles

Vivi Nguyen, author of Every Tasty Bite Instagram

Where Do You Live? Los Angeles, California

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?
I have been gluten free since 2016 as it has helped with my IBS/gut inflammation and other health issues. I share gluten and dairy free recipes on my Instagram page. I also have many egg free recipes, as I have family members that are sensitive to them.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Los Angeles?

RICE (Manhattan Beach), True Food Kitchen (many locations), Oceans & Earth (Yorba Linda)

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Los Angeles? 
LA/Orange County: Sensitive Sweets (free from gluten, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts), Twice Baked Gluten Free Bakery, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Kirari West Bake Shop, Cake Girl, Modern Bread & Bagel, WOW Bakes, FONUTS

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Los Angeles?
We enjoy visiting Disneyland and the many beaches in our area. Visit the Discover Los Angeles website for more idea.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Los Angeles?
@AndGlutenFree on Instagram (Margaret also follows Chef Janet K)

CALIFORNIA- San Diego

Heather King, author of Go Gluten Freely Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Irvine, CA

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? My daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease when she was 3 years old, and my diagnosis followed a few months later. On Go Gluten Freely, you’ll find support for living a full life, while gluten-free. I started our gluten-free journey passionate about making sure my daughter didn’t miss out on anything because of celiac disease. Go Gluten Freely is a reflection of our life. It is full of family recipes, travel guides, dining out info, favorite gluten-free products, 504 plan tips for school, and ideas for holidays and celebrations. It’s made to inspire your own gluten-free adventures!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in San Diego?
Nectarine Grove: This popular restaurants earns a stop on every trip I take to San Diego. The dedicated gluten-free menu is extensive from chicken & waffles to steak bowls.

El Tianguis: Most of the guests at El Tianguis have no idea that everything is gluten-free. The taquitos are delicious, and it’s a treat to be able to enjoy safe chips & salsa.

Fresh Brothers: This Southern California pizza chain has a location in Carmel Valley. The gluten-free protocols are stellar: gluten-free crusts brought in from the outside, separate containers for toppings, separate pans, and a gluten-free label on the box to let you know the protocols were followed. It feels so normal to be able to order delivery pizza.

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in San Diego? 
Starry Lane Bakery: This bakery is popular with the gluten-free community for good reason. I highly recommend the pretzel rolls and lavender lemon cupcakes, and especially the fudge brownie.

Kula Ice Cream: A vegan ice cream shop that is also dedicated gluten-free. It has gluten-free ice cream cones and gluten-free ice cream cakes!

Chani’s Donuts: are gluten-free, as well as vegan and free of the top 9 allergens, if you need to accomodate multiple dietary restrictions. These are real, fried donuts.

Read my San Diego Gluten Free Guide for more recommendations.

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In San Diego?
The beach, of course! Admittedly, we pay a lot for the weather, so it’s worth getting outside to enjoy it. I recommend Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, Coronado Beach, and La Jolla Shores. Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is a beautiful place to hike with an ocean view. If you have little ones, Legoland is a gluten-free haven. You don’t have to bring your own food, because the whole resort has gluten-free down. (Read my blog post for more info.) Plus, the hotels are the most little-kid-friendly places we’ve ever stayed.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in San Diego?
Amy Fothergill at Amy the Family Chef

CALIFORNIA- San Francisco Bay Area

Sandi Gaertner, author of Fearless Dining Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? San Jose, CA

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?
I have been developing delicious kid-friendly gluten free recipes since 2010, when we were first diagnosed with Celiac. This was back when you couldn’t buy a loaf of bread in stores! I learned how to bake and cook gluten free and wrote down all my recipes in a big notebook. In late 2013, I created a food blog to share my gluten free recipes with the world.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in San Francisco?
Starbird (GF Fried Chicken restaurant), Pizza Antica (dedicated GF Oven), and Orchard Kitchen (Campbell)

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in San Francisco? 
Mariposa (SF and Oakland), Flour Chylde (North Bay), and Sweet Diplomacy (Los Altos)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In San Francisco?
Golden Gate Bridge and lots of incredible places to hike.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in California?
There are a lot of bloggers, but I am not aware of other gluten free bloggers in Northen California. Margaret also follows Nut Free Wok, which is a NOT a gluten free website, but it is a nut free website. Sharon Wong is a great food allergy advocate.

COLORADO

Liz Satkowski, author of Gluten Free Mom Colorado  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Larkspur, Colorado (south of Denver) (Follow her farm life at @TipTopFarm)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?
My oldest, Landon, has Celiac Disease. He was diagnosed eight years ago, at the age of 2. My middle son, Finn, most likely has Celiac Disease as well. He carries the gene and shows similar signs my oldest did. We have not been able to get him tested because we never have gluten in our house. My youngest, Daisy, has never had gluten because we never have it in our house. We have not seen if she has the gene yet, but we have just decided to not eat gluten as a family.

Along with my kids, Celiac Disease runs on both sides of our family. My mom and brothers have it along with my father-in-law, sister-in-law and niece.

I am here to help people create delicious gluten-free recipes and find gluten-free options that show this diagnosis can be delicious and does not have to be a curse!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Colorado?
Acova, The Post and Red Robin (Margaret highly recommends Root Down, as well.) 

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Colorado? 
Wave the Grain, Allergy Free Baking Company, Lolley’s, No Cow Cafe, Deby’s Gluten Free, Gluten Escape, and Rheinlander Bakery

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Colorado?
We live to visit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, and the Garden of the Gods.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Colorado?
StelleAndCOBakes, NoGluten.NoProblem, GlutenFreeInThe303, GlutenFreeColoradoLiving, MountainFed, and Casey the College Celiac

CONNECTICUT

Abby Helman Kelly, author of Gluten Free New England Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? West Simsbury, CT (Northwest of Hartford)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
About 10 years ago, I had severe eczema. Seeking an answer beyond steroid creams, I consulted with a naturopath. She suggested that I remove gluten and dairy from my diet, and it worked. It took a full year for my skin to clear, but it did, and I’ve been gluten free ever since.

Exactly one year ago, after experiencing similar skin issues, I discovered that I have developed an egg allergy as well. I started my website in an effort to connect people like myself with Gluten Free options in Connecticut. It was very well received, and I soon expanded to the rest of New England. The website now has a dining directory, features, reviews, city guides, and more. And we do expos. I love what I do!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Connecticut?
Black Rock Social House, El Pollo Guapo, Plan B Burger Bar

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Connecticut?
Pure Love, Izzi B’s (top 8) Allergen Free Bakery, By The Way Bakery, Dee’s One Smart Cookie

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Connecticut?
ANYTHING on the coast (boat tours, beaches, etc); the gorgeous, meandering backroads, foothills and charming towns of Western CT;  hiking

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Connecticut?
Healthy GF Family, Gluten Free Colleen, Gluten Gossip, and @lowkeyglutenfree 

Delaware (Still searching for resource

WASHINGTON D.C.

Stephanie Wilkes, of Eat GFreeInstagram

Where Do You Live? Washington, DC

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
I eat gluten free because I am part of the celiac disease club. I wasn’t diagnosed until 2015, which I think gives me the advantage of knowing what truly does and does not taste gluten free!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in D.C.?
Red Hen. You can find more D.C. restaurant suggestions in this article that I wrote for GFF Magazine. Little Beet is a fantastic dedicated gluten free restaurant in D.C.

Baltimore Gluten Free also maintains a list of Washington D.C. gluten free dining options on her website.

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in D.C.? 
Sweet Crimes and Rise Bakery. (No relation to Rise Authentic Baking in Michigan.)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In D.C.?
The National Gallery and the Lincoln Memorial. A reminder that all the Smithsonian Museums have free entry!

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in D.C.?
LibbyLivingColorfully (not a GF person but a great local lifestyle influencer!)

FLORIDA

Gluten Free Florida Amanda Kanashiro

Amanda Kanashiro, author of Eat at Our Table. Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Miami, Florida

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
I have Celiac Disease. People will find easy recipes and semi-homemade meals.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Florida?
Dora’s Bakery & Bistro, Bolay and Jaguar Restaurant

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Florida? 
Dora’s Bakery & Bistro

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Florida?
Visit any of our amazing beaches, or visit Bill Bags State Park.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Florida?
Celiac Mama, Alexis’ Gluten Free AdventuresGluten Free Gal Pal on Instagram

GEORGIA

Lashawn Wiltz, author of Everyday Eye Candy Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where are you from? Decatur, Georgia

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
My son is allergic to wheat, so I’m always looking for new gluten free products and sharing recipes. I love to travel, and I share about our gluten free finds while we’re on vacation. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Georgia?
Uncle Maddio’s, Ted’s Montana Grill, and Hippie Hibachi.

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Georgia? 
Hell Yeah Gluten Free

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Georgia?
I highly recommend visiting the Georgia Aquarium and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Georgia?
Margaret also follows GF Go-To Guide on Instagram. She has a Georgia gluten free restaurant guide and a bakery guide on her website. (Her site states they were last updated in 2020.) Margaret also follows Peanut Butter and Jilly Beans, whose recipes are mostly gluten free, and all vegan. TriciaMakesGlutenFree and This Mess Is Ours are other GF accounts Margaret follows on Instagram. 

HAWAII

Jenny Ching, author of Laulima Kitchen. Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Are You From? Honolulu, HI (Island of O’ahu)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
I eat gluten free due to Celiac Disease. You’ll find gluten free recipes on my site. In addiion, I host gluten free cooking classes.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Hawaii?
Young’s Fish Market – This is a local Hawaiian restaurant where 90% of the things on their menu are gluten free. The top gluten free dishes I would recommend are pork lau lau, kalua pig, lomi salmon, poi, Okinawan sweet potato, kulolo, and spicy ahi poke. It’s gluten free and a Hawaii favorite so this is a must-try.

Maile’s Thai Restaurant – The owner of this restaurant is gluten free and the restaurant staff is very knowledgable about gluten allergies. Luckily, a huge majority of the menu is gluten free, and the cooks can make just about any dish gluten free by using a Thai soy sauce without wheat in it. Very highly recommend!

Sasabune Sushi – When I think of Hawaii, all I want to eat is fish.

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Hawaii? 
Pu’uwai Aloha Bakery (Only dedicated GF Bakery on O’ahu)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Hawaii?
Beach – This one is a no brainer. Most people come to Hawaii to enjoy the warm beaches. All we ask is to clean up the beach and leave it better than you found it!

Hikes – Hawaii is known for its beaches, but many locals also enjoy taking some time away to hike in the forests and mountains! Be sure to do your research as many popular hikes are actually on private land and those should be avoided.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Hawaii?
I follow Saide from MauiGlutenFree on Instagram. (See Sadie’s favorite places at this link.) 

IDAHO

Megan Lavin, author of Allergy Awesomeness   Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Idaho

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
My son has a wheat allergy and my husband has a gluten intolerance. My son also has severe food allergies to: dairy, peanut, tree nuts and goats milk. Most of the recipes on my site are free from the top 9 allergens. However, my son recently passed an oral food challenge to eggs and beef. Therefore newer recipes may contain egg. 

I also do Allergy Mom videos for Allergic Living. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Idaho?

Honestly–there’s not many that we trust for how many allergens we have. If we do eat out, it’s national chains like: Chick-Fil-A, Costa Vida, Culver’s or Red Robin. I have heard that Smitty’s in Idaho Falls has really good gluten-free pancakes from my Celiac friend. However we haven’t been able to try it since my son can’t have the dairy in it.

There’s a bar in Boise Idaho called Water Bear Bar, where all of the snacks are made in a gluten free environment. 

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Idaho?
Don’t know of one, sadly.

After some searching, Margaret discovered this new gluten free bakery, The Guardian Bakeshop. Other bakers I found don’t have store fronts. They are either sell wholesale to stores, like Cloverstone, or they are cottage law businesses that bake out of their home, such as Simply Sweet or 3 Peas Bakery. (Both will allow you to order from them directly online.) 

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Idaho?

Exploring Glacier National Forest, Hunting/Fishing, Close to Yellowstone National Park

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Illnois?

Michelle from My Gluten Free Kitchen. Margaret also follows CeliacFoodieInBoise on Instagram.

ILLINOIS

Megan Hastings, author of A Dash of Megnut   Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Glenview, IL

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 

I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2013. You’ll find lots of gluten-free baked goods and entertaining recipes on my site. I take the stress out of gluten-free cooking and baking by providing simple step-by-step instructions that make sharing gluten-free meals easy and delicious. My gluten-free recipes are perfect for entertaining a crowd or sharing with your family at home!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Illinois?

Brightwok Kitchen in Chicago is great for fast casual eating and it’s 100% gluten-free and dairy-free! I love the creamy cashew sauce with rice noodles and steak there!

Wheat’s End Cafe in the Lakeview area of Chicago is one of my go-to’s for grab-and-go brunch. I love the gluten-free pancakes and the spicy chicken and waffle. I also always grab a few packs of frozen bagels for easy breakfasts. Their everything bagels are gluten-free and vegan and SO good toasted!

Ema in River North. While not exclusively gluten-free, they have an extensive gluten-free menu and are owned by the Lettuce Entertain You group which provides training to their restaurants for gluten-free eaters. I recently went with friends who decided to eat gluten-free with me so I would stay safe and we were not lacking in choices! So much delicious food and the waitstaff made me feel incredibly safe eating there.

Other restaurants in the Lettuce Entertain You group include Beatrix, Big Bowl, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Mon Ami Gabi, Wildfire and more. 

Visit Margaret’s Chicago Gluten Free Dining guide for more restaurant suggestions. 

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Illinois?

Defloured Bakery in Andersonville. I had them do a dessert bar for my wedding which included 4 types of gluten-free cake, bars and cookies. The gluten-free lemon bars, s’mores bars, puppy chow bars, and raspberry bars are amazing. I also highly recommend their carrot cake! It’s so moist! You can’t go wrong at Defloured.

Other gluten free bakers in the greater Chicago area include Sweet Ali’s Bakery, Eye Candy Bakeshop, Scoops Dessert Bar, and Swedish Girl Bakery (home based, cottage law business)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Illinois?

The Chicago Botanic Gardens are beautiful to walk around any time of year and always have fun events. I also really enjoy walking around the various neighborhoods of Chicago. They each have their own unique vibes and are fun to explore the various shops and restaurants.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Illnois?

Daniela from The Gluten-Free Austrian has amazing baking recipes.

Susie at Spokin is Chicagoland-based and is a great resource for gluten-free and other allergies.

Esha at @glutenfreebasicb always has the best gluten-free restaurant recommendations on Instagram!

Liv at @Livwelleatwell has delicious gluten-free and dairy-free treats on her Instagram and website that I’m constantly drooling over.

Jojo at @jojo_healthyonthegogo is another favorite for her gluten-free and gut-healthy treats!

(Margaret would add Katie from @WheatByTheWayside, and Angela at Chronically Gluten Free.)

INDIANA

Melissa Erdelac, author of Mama Gourmand Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Valparaiso, IN

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 

I have a gluten allergy and have been GF for 12 years. I grew up in a homemade bread / pasta utopia with my Italian mom and Gramma. My goal with all GF recipes is to make them even better than originals so you are never left pining for foods of past!

Melissa also wrote the cookbook, Frugal Gluten Free Cooking. (Amazon Affiliate Link)

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Indiana?

The Dish (Valparaiso, IN), Stacks (Valparasio, IN) and Provecho (Crown Point, IN)

Bru Burger in Indianapolis has a dedicated fryer. Bi Bi Bop Grill has locations across Indiana. 

In Carmel is “No Label at the Table,” which is a dedicated gluten free and dairy free eatery, and is staffed by people on the Autistic Spectrum. 

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Indiana?

None that I know of or have visited

Margaret has visited 1823 Bakehouse in Franklin, IN

Other bakeries include Sonya V Gluten Free in Michigan City;  Simple Taste Bakery & Cafe in Carmel (north of Indianapolis), Native Bread in Indianapolis (also vegan & corn free), and Aspasia Coffee and Bakeshop in Zionsville, In. 

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Indiana?

Indiana Dunes State Park on Lake Michigan

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Indiana?

None that I’m Aware of

Margaret follows Gluten Free Fort Wayne on Facebook. 

IOWA

Kristin Porter, author of Iowa Girl Eats Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Des Moines, Iowa

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2013, six months after the birth of my first son. My daughter has egg and dairy allergies, so on my site you’ll find gluten free recipes, often with an egg and/or dairy substitution if available.

I aim to share easy gluten free recipes made with everyday ingredients so you don’t need to make a trip to the speciality grocery store to purchase expensive ingredients you won’t use every day. I love sharing lightened up yet cozy gluten free comfort foods, as well as a fresh and healthy dishes. I aim to post seasonal recipes so you can always find a dish you’re in the mood for!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Iowa?
Lucky Lotus, Club Car Restaurant and Lounge, Wasabi (Waukee)

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Iowa? 
Sweet Treats without Wheat (home bakery)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Iowa?
We love Living History Farms and Ledges State Park!

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Iowa?
None that I know of. (Visit the Central Iowa Celiac Connection for more Iowa dining recommendations.) 

KANSAS

Johnna Perry, author of In Johnna’s Kitchen Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Kansas City, Missouri
Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
I have celiac disease. I eat gluten-free by necessity, vegetarian by choice. My blog is a fun place to find gluten-free recipes, resources and travel food finds.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Kansas?
Bibibop (dedicated gluten-free), Lulu’s Thai (on both the Missouri and Kansas sides), Joe’s KC BBQ on the Kansas side of town (get the portobello Zman, minus the onion rings on a GF bun), Blue Koi (also on the Kansas side)

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Kansas? 
The Littlest Bake Shop is the MOST amazing dedicated gluten-free and vegan bakery.

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Kansas?
Our art museums are amazing! Visit the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and American Jazz Museum are next door to each other and not to be missed!

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Kansas?
Rachel Ciordas from Next Level Gluten Free. She offers cooking classes! (in person and online)

Gluten Free Dave also lives in Kansas. 

KENTUCKY

Karen Brady, author of The Celiathlete Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Louisville, Kentucky

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
I was diagnosed as a Celiac at the age of 30, after struggling with weight loss that was happening for no reason, that I could figure out. I love to blog about local restaurants, running, and restaurants that I visit while traveling. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Kentucky?
Dragon King’s Daughter, Pho Ba Lu, The Silly Axe Cafe (which is 100% gluten free)

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Kentucky?
Annie May’s Sweet Cafe (Louisville), Gluten-Free Miracles Bakery & Cafe (Lexington)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Kentucky?
Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby), Mammoth Cave National Park

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Kenucky?
Not that I know of… (Emily Gluten Free, The Gluten Free Wildcat)

LOUISIANA

Heather Heaton, author of Gluten Free New Orleans Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? New Orleans, Louisiana

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 

I have celiac disease, and I avoid daury and quinoa, as well. My website is filled with guides and reference materials. My Facebook group is mainly about New Orleans-related content like where to find X grocery item or what restaurant serves gluten free gumbo. My Instagram feed is about things I’ve eaten out or cooked.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Louisiana?
Carmo, Addis NOLA, and Palmisano’s Catering & Cafe, Capulet and Galaxie Tacos

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Louisiana? 
Everyday Keto To Go (Retail), Creme Confectionery (pre-order).
(We have a lot of home bakers and very few retail spaces)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Louisiana?
We enjoy trying Craft cocktails around New Orleans. I recommend visiting the historical architecture found throughout the area.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Louisiana?
I don’t know many other bloggers in Louisiana. I’d rather brag about the amazing members of my Facebook group who bring joy to me every single day. They are my friends and my neighbors and I forge lifelong relationships there. There are too many to name, but I’m so thankful for them and their investment in me and our local community.

Margaret also follows Chef Audrey B on Instagram.

MAINE

Kaitlin Gee, author of Mrs. GeeFreeLiving  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Portland, Maine

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2015 and have been Gluten Free for 7.5 years now. People will find Gluten Free places and product recommendations from my page I highlight Gluten Free Maine products and places and share that gluten free living is more than just a diet.

I focus on other aspects of healing, and share the journey I have been with my own health. In addition, my twins each have food allergies and I also share about this experience. I host monthly Gluten Free Events in Southern Maine that raise awareness about Celiac disease, and each event proceeds are donated to a local non-profit. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Maine?
Sur-LieScales, TOAST Sandwich Shop, Roots Cafe and Tripp Farmhouse Cafe

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Maine? 
Bam Bam Bakery (Portland), WildFlours Bakery  (Brunswick), The Butchers & Bakers (Brunswick), Raegamuffins Bakery (Veazie), and Kneading Sweets (orders only.) 

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Maine?
Acadia National Park, and Fort Williams Lighthouse

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Maine?
GlutenFreeofME, MainelyGlutenFree, LorrainesGF, and, GlutenFreeHaley

MARYLAND

Jules Shepard, author of GF Jules  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Catonsville, Maryland (west of Baltimore)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?
I have celiac disease (diagnosed in 1999). I share recipes, facts, research, reviews, recalls and relevant trusted information. I am eat dairy-free and share vegan recipes as well. I also offer a complete line of gluten free mixes, flour, and purity protocol oats. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Maryland?
The Little Beet TableSanctuary Modern Kitchen, and Harmony Bakery 

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Maryland? 
Gluten Free Bakery Girl and Harmony Bakery.

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Maryland?
I enjoy visiting Baltimore Inner Harbor and the Eastern Shore. 

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Maryland?
Baltimore Gluten Free (she has a restaurant list on her site, as well) 

Listen to my interview with Jules about Gluten Free Baking at this list. 

MASSACHUSETTS

Melissa O’Brien, owner of One Happy Stomach  Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Worcester, Massachusetts

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your Instagram?
I eat gluten free because I have Celiac Disease! I don’t have any additional dietary restrictions.

People will find lots of different information on my IG feed, but mostly: photos of yummy meals I have either found or created, helpful information about Celiac Disease, yummy GF snack swaps, trusted products & brands I have come to love, and more recently, funny reels related to living life with Celiac Disease — though these are few and far between because I’m still trying to get the hang of reels, ha! I also try to be transparent and honest when it comes to the challenges those of us with Celiac face, while also always trying to find and highlight the positives! Finally, I like to put educational quizzes / polls up on my story slides to help people learn more about Celiac!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Massachusetts?
110 Grill (locations across New England), Tavern in the Square (locations across MA)and Woodman’s of Essex

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Massachusetts? 
Twist Bakery & Cafe (Burlington, MA & Millis, MA)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Massachusetts?
Cape Cod and Fenway Park

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Massachusetts?
Gluten Free Mollie D, On Molly’s Plate, Gluten Free Megaroni, and Phil Hates Gluten

MICHIGAN (TRAVEL RESOURCES TO COME!)

MINNESOTA

Leta Miller, owner of Celiac In MN  Instagram

Where Do You Live? St. Paul, Minnesota

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your Instagram?
I have Celiac Disease. I also have a peanut allergy and limit/avoid legumes and corn.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Minnesota?
Olivia’s Organic Cafe, Twigs Tavern and Grille, and  ZZQ Smokehouse. Also Auntie M’s Gluten Free Food Truck

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Minnesota? 
Sift Bakery and New Generation Bakery

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Minnesota?
Burning Brothers Brewery (100% GF), MN Landscape Arboretum, and Como Zoo Park and Conservatory

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Minnesota?
The Savory Celiac

MISSISSIPPI

Laura O’Neill, owner of Day By Day in Our World Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Poplarville, Mississippi

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your website and social media?

I went gluten free because my primary care doc strongly suggested it after being diagnosed as hypothyroid. Since then, a deeper dig confirmed is is Hashimoto’s, not just straight hypothyroid. For that particular autoimmune disease, the body produces antibodies that attack the thyroid. It appears that gluten can trigger an attack/flare up.

Many of my food posts on the blog are not strictly gluten-free as I feature things made for the rest of my family, too. I am going through older posts to incorporate how to make them gluten free when I know it will be an easy conversion. I have a smaller site (lifebeyondkids.com) where I have typically shared just gluten-free recipes as it was started only a year before I went gluten free.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Mississippi?
The Sicilian II (Biloxi) and Salute Italian and Seafood Restaurant (Gulfport)

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Mississippi? 
Power of the Almond (Starkville)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Mississippi?
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby outside Hattiesburg

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Mississippi?
Margaret follows GFree Genius on Instagram, although she hasn’t written in a while. 

MISSOURI

Hayley Johnston, owner of Sociable Celiac Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? St. Louis, Missouri

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your Instagram?

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2013.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Missouri?

The Corner Pub and Grill, Mission Taco, and The Golden Hoosier. Find more suggestions in my St. Louis Gluten Free Dining Directory. (Sur Este and Rootbound claim that they are 100% gluten free.) 

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Missouri? 

Britt’s Bakehouse. (Prioritized Pastries, a vegan & gluten free bakery, sells their baked goods at various businesses across St. Louis.)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Missouri?

I love to visit the St. Louis Zoo! Visit the St. Louis Visitors Convention for more ideas. 

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Missouri?

I follow @stlglutenfree

MONTANA

** Jill is no longer the owner of this website, nor responds to these social media accounts.

Jill Baril, owner of Eating Gluten and Dairy Free Website | Facebook |Instagram

Where Do You Live? Billings, Montana

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your Instagram?
In order to feel my best (aka– get out of bed), I’ve been eating gluten and dairy free for over 15 years! After being plagued for years with bloating, stomach pains, constant sickness (and an assortment of other health problems), we narrowed down gluten and dairy as the culprit.

Then after my children where old enough to enjoy solids,  we quickly realized they, too, would be eating gluten and dairy free. Fast forward 10 years, and it seemed fitting to share our families favorite recipes on our website. You can also find our family favorite in my new E cookbook

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Montana?
Rae Rae’s Bakery The Farmer’s Daughters, and Lot G Cafe

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Montana? 
Rae Rae’s Bakery and Sister’s Gluten Free Bakery

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Montana?
Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Mountain for skiing, Glacier National Park, and  local rodeos

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Montana?
No other Gluten Free bloggers in Montana that I know of

NEBRASKA (STILL SEARCHING FOR RESOURCE)

NEVADA

Caroline Moassessi, author of Grateful Foodie. Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Reno, Nevada

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
My family can eat gluten. However due to our friends and the need to find nut-free foods, we are able to discover wonderful gluten-free foods. I also write for Allergic Living magazine, which has many Celiac Disease related articles.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Nevada?
Grate Full Gardens, Bab Cafe and Twisted Fork

What’s Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakery in Nevada? 
Haven on Earth

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Nevada?
Visit Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose, and the Red Rock Desert

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Nevada?
None that I currently follow. (That’s So Celiac lives in Las Vegas.) 

NEW HAMPSHIRE (STILL SEARCHING FOR RESOURCE)

NEW JERSEY

Lori, Adam, Hallie and Rayna Katzman of Everyone’s Got Something Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Short Hills, NJ

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your social media? 

We eat gluten free since Rayna and Hallie were diagnosed with celiac disease in 2014. Our blog is a combination of advocacy, awareness and covering our own food creations including how we have adjusted favorite family recipes especially during the Jewish holidays.

For us, it is a family affair. Even though Lori and Adam do not have celiac disease, they have kept a dedicated gluten-free home so their daughters can eat safely 100% of the time. We love to cook and bake together and share all things gluten-free related close to home in NJ, and when we have a chance to travel. We are endlessly inspired by the energy and delicious recipes from others in the gluten free and celiac community.

In 2019 we published a book called “Everyone’s Got Something: My First Year with Celiac Disease” to help people feel less alone and more confident in navigating this life change. We have been so grateful for the positive response that the book has received over the past few years. Spreading awareness, supporting one another and helping to foster a positive outlook is key to our feed.

What are Your Favorite Restaurants in New Jersey?
Samba Montclair, WildFlour Bakery Cafe, Pascarella Brothers Delicatessen, and Dim Sum II

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in New Jersey?
Two Fields BakeShop, TasteBuddy, Plum Bakery, Chez – The Gelato & Pastry Shop, Starseed Bakery, Isaura Bakery, and Mo’Pweeze Bakery

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In New Jersey?
We love to go hiking at Ramapo Valley Country Reservation and Hacklebarney State Park.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers from New Jersey you follow?
On Instagram we follow Sunday with Suzie and Gluten Free New Jersey.

NEW MEXICO

** Brianna is no longer the owner of this website, nor answers these social media accounts.

Brianna Fackrell, author of Flippin’ Delicious  Website | Facebook | Instagram 

Where Do You Live? Albuquerque, New Mexico

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/social media? 
I have celiac disease, and my husband has EOE (with current suspected food triggers being dairy, gluten, and oats). I like to help busy women and moms make their family favorite recipes gluten-free! I like making easy gluten free dinners, and drool worthy desserts.

What are Your Favorite Restaurants in New Mexico?
Other favorites include Paisano’s, Thai Kitchen (lots of dairy free options!), and Whispering Bean Coffee. Also El Pinto and Poki Poki. For more recommendations, visit my post of the Best Gluten Free Dining Options in Albuquerque.

Find Me Gluten Free shows that Aijaco Columbian Bistro is a 100% gluten free, but I don’t see any mention of that on their website or social media. Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen in Santa Fe is 100% gf too.) 

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in New Mexico?
We love Planty Sweet, Much Ado About Muffin and Revolution Bakery. Gluten Free Confections has amazing cinnamon rolls, and I love her decorated sugar cookies. She also provides baked goods to some coffee shops, including Ethnosphere Coffee , my personal favorite.

Bakehouse Off the Wheaten Path is a 100% GF Bakery with a storefront and daily hours, you can just drop by. Everything is amazing, my personal favorite are their lavender lemon bars and turtle brownies. Their baguettes are superb! As well as their cinnamon rolls.

Whispering Bean Coffee Shop also makes house made muffins, and they only bake gluten free in their shop. They do serve a few traditional baked goods, but they are baked elsewhere and just on a cake stand, separate from the bakery case that is full of delicious cookies, muffins, and even egg bites. They serve Planty Sweet Mini Bundts too. Some of my favorite muffins are the triple berry almond, pear, and double chocolate espresso. 

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In New Mexico?
Santa Fe has amazing art and galleries, and a rich history! The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta meets in the fall, and is a great event to attend. 

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers from New Mexico you follow?
Gluten Free ABQ just started a great New Mexico Instagram account.

(A hashtag search for #GlutenFreeNewMexico on Instagram lead me to @GFandGlorious and @GlutenFree_Gringa. I do not know them personally. As always, before dining at any recommended eatery, ask about gluten free food preparation.) 

NEW YORK

Jessica Hanson, author of Tasty Meditation  Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Where Do You Live? Woodside (Queens), NY     

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/social media? 

I have celiac disease. On my blog and Instagram you’ll find discussions on hot topics within the celiac/gluten free community – labeling laws, oats, relationships, navigating social gatherings, and ending stigmas surrounding the gluten free diet.

I also host events and meetups through the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup Group. Check out my list of NYC Gluten Free Restaurant options on my website. 

I enjoy sharing my favorite gluten free finds across NYC along with pizza, pasta, and baked goods that I make from scratch. My cat, Lyla, often makes delightful little appearances, as well. I’m also an advocate for the Graves’ disease and thyroid eye disease communities.

What are Your Favorite Restaurants in New York?
Senza Gluten, Modern Bread & Bagel, Casa Enrique, Thyme & Tonic and Nami Nori

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in New York? 
Senza Gluten Cafe & Bakery, Krumville Bakeshop (they ship!), Everybody Eats, Modern Bread & Bagel

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In New York?
Visit Broadway! (Did I mention that I’m a singer?) 

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers from New York you follow?
Hannah at @nycgfree, Rocio at @glutenfree_wonderwoman, Cait at @glutenfree__longisland, Christina at @glutenfreelivingbk, Hulya at @thehungryturk (All on Instagram)

Listen to my interview with Jessica about Graves’ Disease. 

NORTH CAROLINA

Andy McIntosh of Triangle Traveling Caveman Instagram | Website

Where Do You Live? Raleigh, NC

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your website & Instagram account? 
I eat gluten free because I’ve been diagnosed with celiac. I found out the gluten was the issue after working with my doctor and trying elimination diets. My Instagram features stories of my life as a flight attendant as well as restaurants I eat at and recipes I create. This includes tips on how to prep meals for travel. 

I try to be dairy free as I’m lactose intolerant but I’m not strict about it. I try to avoid peanuts, nightshades and soy. I feel a lot better without them but occasionally I may indulge. I often write about Whole 30 recipes. My Instagram also features my love of hiking stories, and plants.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in North Carolina?
Oro and Arepa Culture in Raleigh, and Goombays in the Outer Banks

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in N. Carolina? 
JPs Pastry in Benson

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In N. Carolina?
Blue Ridge Parkway and Soco Falls

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in N. Carolina?
Margaret also follows I’m a Celiac, who has a North Carolina restaurant list

NORTH DAKOTA (STILL SEARCHING FOR RESOURCE)

OHIO

Cindy Gordon, author of Vegetarian Mamma  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Plain City, Ohio (near Columbus) 

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
We have suspected Celiac Disease, but went gluten free before getting tested. We had zero guidance when we started. I personally don’t eat dairy. In addition, my youngest doesn’t eat almonds, due to a food allergy. On my blog you’ll find family friendly  gluten free, vegetarian, and many vegan/dairy free recipes. Most recipes are also nut-free.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Ohio?
Bi Bi Bop Grill, Condado Tacos, Harvest Pizza in Dublin

*Cameron Mitchell restaurants also come with high recommendations.

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Ohio? 
Dipped Donut,  Cherbourg Bakery , and Bake Me Happy (who also own Preston’s

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Ohio?
We love to be outside! Some of our favorite places to visit are the Columbus Metro Parks and Hocking Hills Area. You can also visit my other blog, Visit Ohio Today, for more ideas. 

*Margaret also highly recommends COSI and the Franklin Park Conservatory, in Columbus

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Ohio?
Light It Teal (top 8 free in Cleveland), Eat Pretty Darling (kid focused), and Gluten Free Columbus on Instagram
(*This is who Margaret follows on Instagram)

Also, Margaret also highly recommends following Amy Keller, R.D. and Pediatric Allergist, Dr. Dave Stukus

OKLAHOMA

Nicole Dawson, author of Allergylicious Website| Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Bixby, OK (30 minutes south of Tulsa)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?

We actually have a lot of things going on in our home. My oldest was bit by a tick and developed an allergy to hoofed animals. My youngest is anaphylactic to peanuts, most shelled nuts, dairy and eggs. My daughter is intolerant to gluten and dairy with a mild egg allergy. Then I’m vegan. I just cook for everyone’s needs & my blog caters to all of those.

What are Your Favorite Restaurants in Oklahoma?

We eat mostly from home but….
Red Robin– it’s actually very accommodating with plant-based burgers, gluten free options and great service when handling food allergies.
Hideaway Pizza – super helpful with gluten free options and plant-based alternatives. Also nut free.
Desi Wok– it’s a little Asian/Indian restaurant that I just love. Lots of options but does contain cashews in some sauces (which isn’t an allergy for us ) so Xander (my youngest) usually gets the chicken.

Tulsa is also home to Neff Brewing, a 100% gluten free brewery and restaurant.

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Oklahoma? 
Big Baby Rolls – vegan & gf donuts, Antoinette’s has a devoted gluten free area, Green Goodies Bakery in Oklahoma City.

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Oklahoma?
The Gathering Place & the Rose District. We have so many cute little towns to walk around. We also spend much of our time running one of the many trails in our area.  

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Oklahoma?
None that I am currently aware of.

OREGON

** Chrystal is no longer the owner of this website, nor answers these social media accounts.

Chrystal Carver, author of Gluten Free Palate Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Beaverton, OR (west of Portland)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media?
I am non-celiac gluten intolerant and need to eat gluten free for medical reasons. My site consist of 100% gluten free recipes. Many of my recipes are dairy-free or have a dairy-free option.

What are Your Favorite Restaurants in Oregon?
Ground Breaker Brewing, Petunia’s Pies and Pastries, and New Cascadia

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Oregon? 
Petunias Pie’s and Pastries, Gluten Free Gem, Blue Moon Bakery, and Kyra’s Bakeshop

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Oregon?
All the hiking trails, the beaches, and the mountains. We have tons of great dining options, as well.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Oregon?
Tessa The Domestic Diva

(Other GF bloggers in Oregon that Margaret follows – Spabettie and Laulima Kitchen)

PENNSYLVANIA

Michael Savett, author of Gluten Free Philly  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
We follow a gluten free diet because my son with diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I began publishing Gluten Free Philly in March 2009, with the mission of creating and maintaining a comprehensive reference for gluten-free/ friendly restaurants, bakeries, stores and events in the Delaware Valley.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Pennsylvania?
Fox & Sons (a dedicated GF restaurant that makes corn dogs), Fogo de Chao, and Mission Taqueria. Download my GF Philly app for more restaurant recommendations. 

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Pennsylvania? 
The Happy Mixer

Other Dedicated Bakers in Pennsylvania include
Made With Love Not Gluten
Deliciously Different
The Gluten Free Oven

Make sure to visit Auroch’s Brewing in Pittsburgh. (Dedicated gluten free brewery)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Pennsylvania?
Visit Hershey Park (Read his 2009 review of Hershey Park.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Pennsylvania?
Margaret follows The Gluten Free Grasses, Ben & Emma Gluten Free, Kell’s Gluten Free Journey, and Gluten Free Girl and Me

RHODE ISLAND

Leslie Benson, author of My Gluten Free Cucina Website | Instagram | Facebook

Where Do You Live? Cranston, RI

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your social media?
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2017. I am very lucky to have no other dietary restrictions (for now, anyway!). My blog is about gluten free cooking and baking with a focus on cooking from scratch with healthy fresh ingredients. Readers will find inspiration for delicious meals, side dishes, breads and pastas, and the occasional dessert. All of which just happen to be gluten free!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Rhode Island?
Tavern in the Square, Legal Seafood, and Not Your Average Joe’s

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Rhode Island? 
Three Wishes Bakery and A&J Bakery. (A&J Bakery is on my list of companies that make gluten free gingerbread houses.)

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Rhode Island?
I like to visit Bowens Wharf in Newport, and Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence. 

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Rhode Island?
Margaret follows @GlutenFreeWithKids on Instagram.

 SOUTH CAROLINA

Missy Stone, author of Mom About Charleston Instagram

Where Do You Live? Charleston, SC

What will people find on your  social media? 
I’ve had trouble with my gut ever since I was a teenager. A holistic doctor recommended eliminating gluten from my diet and it has made a world of difference for me! I feel so much better. I am also avoiding dairy for the same reasons. I have also been diagnosed with EOE and these are two of the top “triggers” for this issue. So it has been best for me to avoid them. I share all about my life in Charleston, SC on Instagram, and I love highlighting restaurants and other places where I can eat safely.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in South Carolina? Burton’s Grill & Bar, Agave’s Cantina, Lewis BBQ

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in South Carolina? Annie O’Love’s Cookie Cafe

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In South Carolina?
I love to explore Downtown Charleston’s historic homes and buildings! I do a weekly feature called Front Door Friday. We have such great architecture here. I also love spending time at Folly Beach.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in South Carolina?
None that I can think of.

SOUTH DAKOTA (STILL LOOKING FOR RESOURCE)

TENNESSEE

Jenna Olivo, author of Celiac Snacks  Instagram | Facebook

Where Do You Live? Nashville, TN

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your  social media? 
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1999 and have eaten gluten free ever since! On my Instagram page, people will find restaurant options in the middle TN area as well as places I travel to outside of TN. I also try to post home-cooked meals, desserts and product recommendations!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Tennessee?
The Dotted Lime, Sedona Taphouse , Nomzilla, Joyland, Mas Tacos Por Favor

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Tennessee? 
The Dotted Lime, Wild Muffin Bakery, and Sunflower Bakehouse

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Tennessee?
The Ryman Auditorium, Diskin Cider and Radnor Lake State Park

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Tennessee?
None that I currently follow (Gluten Free TN, Gluten Free Knoxville)

TEXAS- Austin

Sara Boswell, owner of I Live In My Lab | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Austin, TX

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your social media? I was diagnosed with celiac 20+ years ago! I also cannot eat oats as well. I post about local restaurants as well as food industry news in my stories on Instagram. If something is pretty spectacular it’ll be posted on my main feed and I’m always willing to give food/travel advice for Austin! (I also love vintage clothing.)

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Austin?

This is pretty tricky because there’s so many to choose from, but I’m going to go with Bouldin Creek Cafe which has lots of GF Options and be sure to servers that you have celiac/medical needs for gluten free so they take extra precautions, El Naranjo for high end Oaxacan dining, and Hat Creek Burger Company which not only has gluten-free buns and french fries (fried in a dedicated fryer) but they’ve got the best gluten-free chicken nuggets in town! (And fried pickles!)

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Austin? 

I have all the love for Bom Bake Shop, Dream Bakery, Zucchini Kill Bakery, and Pie Jacked.

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Austin?

Zilker Botanical Gardens and of course Austin City Limits Music Festival (which has tons of GF food!)

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Texas?

I’ve been friends with @glutenfreebeachgirl for over 10 years now and she does a great job about posting restaurants and new products she finds!

TEXAS- Dallas

Marina Leventis, Instagrammer at Gluten Free DTX

Where Do You Live? Dallas, TX

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your social media? I eat gluten free due to celiac disease. My blog primarily reviews local restaurants/bakeries and I provide detailed information about my experience eating there including what I learn about cross contact protocols.

I occasionally share product recommendations (what you’d find in a grocery store) and other anecdotal information about living with celiac disease. I do not have other specific restrictions but I have decided to switch to a Mediterranean diet due to inflammation and may start posting more information about that.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Dallas?

Malai Kitchen, Sixty Vines, Kenny’s Italian

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Dallas? 

Pinch of Salt, Unrefined Bakery, Trouvi Cookies, Joy Macarons

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Dallas?

Dallas World Aquarium, Six Flags Over Texas

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Dallas?

On instagram I follow gfreeabilenetx, dallasgf, glutenfreefortworth, and glutenfreesitesdallas.

TEXAS- Houston

Renia Butler, author of Black Allergy Mama Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Houston, TX

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your social media? On Black Allergy Mama, you will find Allergy-friendly recipes, which the majority are Top 8 Free. While I have no dietary restrictions, my oldest daughter has allergies to the Top 8 allergens and Oral Allergy Syndrome.

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Houston?

Flower Child

What are Your Three Favorite Bakeries in Houston?

Awesome Bites

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Houston?

Visit Houston’s Historic Third Ward

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Houston?

Margaret follows Milk and Honey Nutrition, who is a registered dietitian. She also has Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. I also have a blog post where I shared about my gluten free finds in Houston.

UTAH

Elisa Apo, author of My Gluten Free World Expo Website|  Instagram | Facebook

Where Do You Live? Salt Lake City, Utah

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your social media?

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008. I started the Expo because while teaching piano lessons, I was making a concerted effort to include all my piano students in food activities, including my gluten freee students. Their parents were so curious about where I found all these great gluten free options, that I started making lists and meeting with families one and one. I figured there had to be a better way to reach more families.

On my Instagram page, I share about gluten free products and dining options during my travels. I also organize a large gluten free expo, that takes place in Sandy, Utah. Click here to purchase tickets.  

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Utah?

Astro Burgers, The Pie Pizzeria, and Joy Luck

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Utah? 

Sweet Cake Bake Shop, Good Food Gluten Free Bakery, and Ambrosial Bakery

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Utah?

Our family likes to visit Arches National Park and Zions National Park.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Utah?

Good Gluten Free Grub and Clean Monday Meals. Margaret also follows Life After Wheat. 

VERMONT

Matt Stanley, owner of Red Leaf Brewing  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Fairfax, Vermont

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
Our whole family is either celiac or intolerant. We focus on providing Dedicated GF beer options via our GF craft brewery. We have additional allergies beyond gluten, so we know the drill when it comes to food anxiety!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Vermont?
Sushi Yoshi (Killington) and American Flatbread

The Gluten Free New England website maintains a list of gluten free dining options in Burlington, VT

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Vermont? 
West Meadow Farm Bakery

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Vermont?
Smugglers Notch State Park Long Trail (hiking)

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Vermont?
Unfortunately, I don’t know of any. 

VIRGINIA

Kristin M. Osborne, author of The Prioritized Group  Website | Facebook | Instagram

Where Do You Live? I live in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia (north of Norfolk)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
My family eats gluten free because one of my sons has a wheat allergy. We also avoid milk, eggs, peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish as well. I am also an advocate and consultant for child’s food allergy, ADHD, and Autism needs. I provide assistance with 504 plans, IEP’s and other issues relating to disability advocacy. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Virgina?
Red Robin, Mellow Mushroom, and Coopers Hawk

An Instagram search using the hashtag #GlutenFreeVirgina revealed these dedicated gluten free eateries.

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Virgina? 
 The Food Allergy Bakery  and Carolina FAB Cupcakery  (has separate wheat and nut free kitchen) 

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Virgina?
Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Colonial Williamsburg, and Jamestown.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Virgina?
I’m sad to say I don’t know any other except food allergy advocates

Listen to my interview with Kristin about 504 Plans. 

WASHINGTON

Megan P Gluten Free Instagram

Where Do You Live? Livingston, NJ (by way of Seattle, WA for 18 years and then Boston, MA for 6)

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 
Celiac (diagnosed by endoscopy in March 2021). I share photos of gluten free products I find, dishes I’ve made, and delicious gluten free meals I’ve had while traveling. 

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Washington?
Razzi’s Pizzeria, Portage Bay Cafe, Ghostfish Brewing Co, and a stir (formerly Capitol Cider) Ghostfish and Capitol Cider and 100% gluten free. Razz’s is a certified Gluten Free Spot thru GFCO. 

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Washington? 

I’ve heard great things about both Askatu Bakery and Nuflours Bakery but have yet to try them. (Margaret’s been to Nuflours and loved it!) I had liked Flying Apron, but it is now owned by Wild Flour Baking Co., and they may no longer be safe. 

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Washington?

Seattle Center (Space Needle, International Fountain, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pacific Science Center, Museum of Pop Culture, and Artists at Play Playground), Lake Washington and the San Juan Islands (everything water-related), and the Lake Chelan wineries.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Washington?

On Instagram I follow @seatownceliac , @celiacsinseattle, and @martidishes (she mostly posts stuff that she cooks, but she does live in the Seattle area and has recommended a restaurant or two to me.) Margaret follows Jamie Monkkonnen from Vibrantly G-Free. She has an article on the Seattle’s Child site about Dining Out in Seattle with Food Allergies.

WEST VIRGINIA (STILL SEARCHING FOR RESOURCE)

WISCONSIN

Sarah Nielsen, author of Celiac in the City Website | Facebook Page | Facebook Group | Instagram

Where Do You Live? Between Milwaukee and Madison, WI

Why Do You Eat Gluten Free? What will people find on your blog/ social media? 

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2008. My website features a list of restaurants in Wisconsin,with gluten free options. I also share some recipes, and a list of resources. I previously organized get-togethers, but that has been on hold for some time, now.

My blog  has been on hiatus since a very difficult pregnancy and then the birth of our amazing daughter, who was born with Spina Bifida. As she enters her school years now, my goal is to turn the blog into a helpful resource for those newly diagnosed to navigate this roller coaster of a gluten free life together!

What are Your Three Favorite Restaurants in Wisconsin?

Bartaco in Madison, Miko Poke in Madison, David Alan Alan’s in Mukwonago, and Screaming Tuna in Milwaukee & Mequon. Also, Wauwautiki in Wauwatosa,  is a 100% gluten free restaurant. In addition, make sure to stop at Alt Brew in Madison, which is a 100% gluten free brewery. 

Please join our local GF group on FB listed above and follow along on my CITC page for a longer list of faves.

What Are Your Favorite Dedicated Gluten Free Bakeries in Wisconsin? 

Molly’s Gluten Free Bakery (Pewaukee), MOR Bakery (Milwaukee), Blooming Lotus [grain and dairy free] (Milwaukee), Madison Chocolate Company (Madison), Happy Bellies (Appleton), and Whisk (Sheboygan).

Also, make sure to visit Ice Cream Social in Madison, which is a 100% gluten free ice cream parlor. 

What are Your Favorite Attractions/ Things to Do In Wisconsin?

1. All four seasons! In WI we are blessed with the ability to enjoy the great outdoors year round! Summer on the many lakes and rivers to fish, camp in our beautiful state parks, hike, and kayak. Fall’s amazing colors viewed on scenic routes around the state. Winter wonderland to snowshoe, ice fish, and ski/skate. Spring brings all the greens to our beloved “up north” spots, we have it all! Visit Travel Wisconsin for more activity ideas.

2. The cultural and music festivals at Henry Maier Festival Park on the lakefront.

Can You Please Share Other Gluten Free Bloggers You Follow in Wisconsin?

Trina at @glutenfreemadison on Instagram. (I would love to connect with more if you’re out there!)

WYOMING (STILL SEARCHING FOR RESOURCE)

What has been your favorite gluten free travel location? Tell me in the comments!

Originally Published January 2022

4 Comments

  1. Erin from Gluten-Free Globetrotter is a great resource for New York. She keeps a long list of dedicated gluten-free restaurants in NYC. She also started the meetup group in 2005 and still plans events today.

  2. In WI, Sarah has the Celiac in the City blog (and website & FB) as well as Gluten Free in Milwaukee and Beyond (FB).

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