The Best Places to Eat Gluten Free in the Ozarks

August 13, 2018

If you’re on a gluten free diet, don’t believe for a second that you can’t find some delicious restaurants in the Springfield area that have stuff for you! There are so many places that have created menus and dishes specifically for a gluten-free diet. Here are some of our favorite places that fit the bill!


234 E Commercial St

(417) 868-8088

Arroz con Pato

Cafe Cusco dishes out Peruvian deliciousness from it’s spot on Historic C Street. They regularly host a Mealtess Monday for vegetarians and health-conscious people alike. They have tons of stuff for gluten-free diets, including sandwiches with gluten-free buns! In fact, they so many gluten-free dishes that non-gluten-free items are marked on the menu instead of the other way around. Check them out on Facebook and take a look for yourself!


1338 E Battlefield St

(417) 881-9881


Bambu has been slinging delicious Vietnamese cuisine for many years. They’re the reigning champ of best Pho in the midwest according to Feast Magazine. There’s lots of different choices, too. You can get a hot noodle soup (pho) sans meat for a soul warming meal or you can dine on the Vermicelli, a long, slender noodle with loads veggies on the side. Just be sure to check the menu to see which items can be ordered gluten free.


2144 E Republic Rd

(417) 881-9736


Three words for ya: gluten free crepes. That’s right, you can order any of the crepes on the menu without worry. They’re just $2 more than the regular menu crepes, too. There are so many delicious choices here. Sweet or savory. Or both!


3650 S Campbell Ave
(417) 720-1113

Ain’t no gluten in meat!



(417) 866-1111


“Pizza is a form of art.” Those are the first words that come across the screen upon going to PaPPo’s Pizzeria website and they give us a pretty good idea of how PaPPo’s views what they do. The name PaPPo’s comes from the Latin word that means “to eat.” Every pizza at PaPPo’s is made from scratch and cooked in their stone hearth oven. You can custom create your own pizza with their fresh ingredients, or order from the array of hand crafted dishes only found at PaPPo’s. Some of PaPPo’s more unique ingredients include spicy Cholula sauce, KC BBQ sauce, and their “breakfast” pizza complete with farm fresh eggs on top. Any of the pies can be ordered with a gluten free crust!


220 E Walnut St

(417) 866-5500


Most of the items on the menu are naturally gluten free, but Gailey’s has gluten free toast and breads too. There are tons of awesome choices on the menu but one of particular note is the 1/4 Mile More. It’s a three egg white omelet filled with spinach, avocado, eggplant, mushroom, tomato, and Swiss cheese – served with a cup of fruit and gluten free toast.


306 E Commercial St

(417) 873-9224


If you’re looking for gluten-free pastas, sandwiches, soups and desserts that are made from scratch with locally sources ingredients, look no further! Sisters in Thyme is a fantastic choice for lunch on C Street.



334 East Commercial Street
The newest spot on Historic C Street is a completely unique restaurant to the area. It’s a quirky take on a traditional Dutch pancake house. Think crepes from Aviary, but these are laid flat rather than rolled and they’re a bit larger than a traditional French crepe. They’re called Pannenkoek and they’re available sans gluten. Tough to pronounce, delicious to eat. Not in the mood for pancakes? No problem, Van Gogh’s has plenty of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all authentic flavors from Netherlands with a bit of the Ozarks baked in.


1670 E Saint Louis St

(417) 351-5220
The Wheelhouse is certainly one of Springfield’s favorite food trucks. They do a really unique blend of Thai and Mexican cuisine, so you can get a burrito and some pad thai-style noodles in the same sitting. They have a bunch of gluten free options, just ask!


900 E Battlefield Rd #140

(417) 881-0004

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Fresh organic produce, no artificial flavors, no hormones, no antibiotics, no nitrates and no high fructose corn syrup. That’s the kind of place MJ’s is. Only the freshest most natural ingredients are used in their foods. They have a robust sandwich menu, all of which can be ordered with gluten-free bread. Plus, you’re right there in Mama Jean’s, so you can get some shopping done too!

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