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Gluten-free menu options in downtown Rochester

Gluten free or not: that is the question. It can be difficult to know which restaurants offer gluten-free options. Look no further! This blog lists the gluten-free friendly downtown Rochester restaurants and each one's top menu item.

Bleu Duck Kitchen

Though Bleu Duck Kitchen's offerings change weekly, one thing remains certain: about 85 to 90 percent of its menu remains gluten free. And that will make you sure of your visit and subsequent ordering of something tasty from the menu!

Gluten-free choice: Carne asada (duck, black beans, hominy, corn, feta, onion, roasted tomato) or Golden Corvina (sweet potato hash with corn, onion, poblano, prosciutto, green beans & cran hollandaise sauce)


Cameo may be temporarily closed because of COVID-19 but that doesn't mean they still can't make your mouth water! Put the following scrumptious-sounding dish on your foodie bucket list for when Cameo reopens.

Gluten-free choice: Sweet Potato Coconut Curry (basmati rice, roasted mushrooms, blistered tomatoes, sautéed spinach, and toasted peanut crumble)


Caribou Coffee: Downtown and Kahler Inn locations

Start the day off right with coffee and a gluten-free breakfast sandwich from Caribou Coffee. Its gluten-free choice below (along with the cup o' joe) will jumpstart you to conquer the day.

Gluten-free choice: Spinach Artichoke and Provolone Sandwich (cage-free fried egg, spinach artichoke spread, and provolone on a gluten-free English muffin)


Chocolaterie Stam

Satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling restricted by gluten. Chocolaterie Stam offers a couple options in a variety of flavors (think fall with toasted almond, hazelnut, and coffee crisp).

Gluten-free choice: Sorbetto or some gelato (be sure to ask about which flavors are gluten-free)



Nellie's on 3rd

Now here's a gluten-free friendly menu option we can get behind! All the delicious ingredients of a cordon blue between a gluten-free bun. It's worth a stop into Nellie's on 3rd!

Gluten-free choice: Cordon blue sandwich on a gluten-free bun


Pasquale's Neighborhood Pizzeria

When it comes to gluten-free pizza crust, it's more often hit or miss. Pasquale's does theirs right and it hits the spot!

Gluten-free choice: Thin crust New York Style personal 10 inch gluten free pizza (topped however you like)



Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Don't let the name deter you: Potbelly Sandwich Shop offers many gluten-free friendly menu options! Try one of its delicious and healthy salads like the one below or a frothy shake for the road.

Gluten-free choice: Uptown Salad (grilled chicken breast, blue cheese, red grapes, apples, dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and diced red onion on field greens)


Victoria's Ristorante and Wine Bar

Oodles and oodles of noodles go into Victoria's mile-high lasagna, which just so happens to be gluten-free! Just one look and taste will have you saying, "Mama mia!".

Gluten-free choice: Lasagna (layers of lasagna noodles, fluffy ricotta, mounds of beef & mozzarella with homemade meat sauce)


Disclaimer: Although every effort was made to provide accurate information, a restaurant's menu could change without notice. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of a restaurant's gluten-free claims. Please ask your server to ensure the menu item is still available and how its prepared to avoid cross-contamination. This list is additionally not all-encompassing of gluten-free options in downtown Rochester. If yours is a place listed in this blog and anything needs updating or your restaurant offers gluten-free menu options, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Thanks for reading and happy dining!

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