If you have Celiac or severe Gluten Intolerance, you know the struggle of going to a restaurant that claims to have gluten-free food but then contaminates everything in a shared fryer. As a Celiac of 17 years myself, here are my top 5 recommendations for Celiac Safe fried food in Denver.
This dedicated gluten-free kitchen is most known for its gluten-free churros. Teocalli has two locations, Arvada & Lafayette CO. Their Arvada location, located in the heart of Olde Town, creates a great ambiance with live foliage hanging from the ceiling. They offer innovative Mexican dishes, plus cocktails. I always order the chicken quesadilla when I’m there. It’s AMAZING. They also are partners of the MyMeal app so if you have a food allergy outside of your celiac you can filter their menu in-store to see exactly what’s safe for you on the menu.
Seven Front Range Locations
With multiple locations around Colorado, this is the place to go if you’re craving gluten-free fried chicken. They actually don’t even make the regular batter so their fryer is completely safe for all their Celiac guests. They even have a mouth-watering gluten-free blueberry cheesecake for you to indulge in for dessert. Since I was diagnosed at 9 years old, this was the first time I had ever gotten the chance to try the fried chicken and it did not disappoint.
The owner of Acova has Celiac herself so she knows the importance of a dedicated gluten-free fryer. They have so many amazing options here. Everything from Wings, Fish n Chips, fried chicken, sandwiches, and more. ALL GLUTEN-FREE. It is truly a Celiac’s heaven. They also are partners of the MyMeal app and use a filterable allergy menu in the store.
Vital Root is a 100% Gluten, Fish, and Shellfish free restaurant. They are also 99% Vegan. They have so many amazing options from Yuca Fries, Cauliflower Wings, a Falafel Wrap, and more. They are also the perfect restaurant to visit on a warm day. They have an amazing patio with plants everywhere.
Eight Colorado Locations
Birdcall is a Denver-based, quick-service fried chicken concept – launched in 2016 with the goal to use technology to make all-natural foods more affordable and accessible. They have several locations around Colorado that serve gluten & dairy-free chicken nuggets and fries that go only into a dedicated fryer.
Kayla King is a certified nutrition coach and founder of MyMeal. Her company helps people with food restrictions find safe restaurant meals. She got diagnosed with celiac at 9 years old which is the passion behind her company.