12 gluten-free-friendly restaurants in the Magic City

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MELT Lane Parke offers a variety of gluten-free options. (Emma Johnston / Bham Now)

Celiac disease and gluten allergies affect up to 6% of the population in America. Don’t worry, though, we’ve got you covered with these Birmingham restaurants that can accommodate your dietary restriction

1. The Joyful Food Co.

The Joyful Food Co. uses gluten-free, locally-sourced and organic ingredients in its healthy meals to-go. They offer everything from soups to burgers, snacks, desserts and more!

Location: 4500 Montevallo Rd Suite E-104

Hours: Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM | Saturday 10AM-4PM | Sunday Noon-4PM

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2. El Barrio

El Barrio’s menu includes gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options for those with dietary restrictions. Plus, they won our Bham Now Nowie Award last year for best service!

Location: 2211 2nd Ave N

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 11:30AM-9PM | Closed Sunday-Monday

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3. Pies & Pints

Pies & Pints is a Birmingham staple for pizza and local beers. They offer gluten-free sandwich bread, salads, pizzas and even beer!

Location: 125 20th St S

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM

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What’s better than a grilled cheese melt with tomato basil soup? A gluten-free grilled cheese melt with tomato basil soup! MELT is known for serving their well-known melts on high-quality gluten free bread. Plus, they offer lettuce wraps, salads and other gluten-free substitutions.

Locations: Birmingham | Hoover

Hours: 11AM-8:30PM

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5. Yo’ Mama’s

Gluten-free soul food? Count us in. All of the menu items at Yo’ Mama’s are gluten-free or have gluten-free substitutions except for peach cobbler and yeast rolls.

6. Baha Burger

Baha Burger offers gluten-free burger and sandwich buns, plus they use a separate fryer for gluten-free menu items. Additionally, you can have your burger or sandwich served in a lettuce wrap.

7. Bamboo on 2nd

Bamboo on 2nd offers a variety of dishes that fit vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. They even have gluten-free sauces and an entire gluten-free menu.

8. Frothy Monkey

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Frothy Monkey offers a nice atmosphere to enjoy gluten-free treats. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Frothy Monkey offers beverages, snacks, sandwiches and more. Gluten-free options are marked on their menu, and other items are available for gluten-free substitution.

9. Wasabi Juan’s The Battery

Wasabi Juan’s gladly caters to celiacs and those with gluten allergies. Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu.

Location: 2201 2nd Ave S #105

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-8PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-8PM | Sunday 11AM-6PM

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10. Mooyah

Mooyah offers “lifestyle burgers” that check boxes for a variety of dietary restrictions–including gluten-free, of course.

Location: 2112 7th Ave S

Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30AM-8PM

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11. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

In the mood for dessert? Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams offers 32 of their most popular flavors gluten-free.

12. The Original Pancake House

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Original Pancake House at Five Points South (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

A Five Points South staple, the Original Pancake House has an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free diets. Gluten-free foods include pancakes, omelettes, soups, salads and more.

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