Missoula, Montana is a small mountain town that packs some seriously big flavor. From Indian dishes and fresh sushi to bison burgers and BBQ, there is something for everyone. Most importantly, you don’t have to let a gluten sensitivity get in the way. Missoula’s many restaurants, breweries, food trucks and coffee shops offer a wide selection of gluten free options. Here are some of our favorites:
Cookies, cakes and locally roasted coffee all come together on Missoula's Hip Strip at Bernice’s Bakery. Gluten free goodies are made fresh daily!
Find food, wine, and coffee in a laid-back atmosphere. Grab a gluten free pastry with your morning coffee, or opt for one several gluten free alternatives on their dinner menu.
The Good Food Store is all about local, high quality food that fits everyone’s dietary needs. Their deli is full of delicious gluten free dishes premade for your enjoyment, while the rest of the store is stocked with locally sourced products for gluten free cooking.
This Brazilian grill features seasonal fresh foods in multiple convenient locations. Pro tip: try their cheesy gluten free Brazilian bread!
Bridge Pizza now offers two locations with a relaxed atmosphere, killer deals (like pizza and a pint for $6), and gluten free options.
A Missoula favorite, with live musical performances as well as an interesting local menu featuring vegetarian and gluten free items as well house-made flatbreads.
Make The Pearl your new go-to for a gluten free date night. They offer an impressive wine list, high quality ingredients and multiple gluten free dishes, like many of their fresh seafood entrees.
It’s a good thing Market on Front has punch cards, because you’ll want to come back time and time again once you get a taste. This downtown market functions as a coffee shop, artisan grocery store, and restaurant for dining in or grabbing food on-the-go. Make any dish work for you by asking for their gluten free bread or tortillas.
Plonk provides the perfect setting for an evening of casual drinks on the patio, a nine-course meal in their private cellar, and everything in between. They have a robust selection of wine, beer and cocktails, complimented by an eclectic food menu. From bison ribeye to poached scallops, you won’t be limited on dishes to choose from.
Pay a visit to this family-owned bakery next time your sweet tooth takes over! Black Cat Bake Shop is chock full of sweet and savory goods to grab for breakfast or an afternoon treat. Most importantly, they always have gluten free options.
Traditional Asian ingredients and seasonal local products come together at Iza, an authentic Asian restaurant located on Missoula’s Hip Strip. They make everything from scratch, and offer a widely accommodating menu with vegan, dairy free, and gluten free options.
Top off a day of shopping with a cocktail and gluten free dish at Mustard Seed, located in the Southgate Mall. Their Asian-fusion menu offers an entire section for vegan and gluten free diners.
You don’t want to miss out on the small-batch, locally brewed beer throughout Missoula. Here are some of our favorite local breweries and their signature gluten-reduced brews:
Merging Waters River Ale and Elixir Brut IPA
Seeley Axe White
You can taste the love poured into each gluten free, vegan doughnut from Tandem Doughnuts & Bakery. This locally owned business stocks coffee shops, markets and more throughout Missoula, so visitors with gluten sensitivities won’t have to search far. Check out their full list of retailers to find a delicious doughnut near you.
These are just a few of the many options for gluten free dining in Missoula. If you are looking for more, we suggest downloading the smart phone app “Find Me Gluten Free,” or checking out Urban Spoon. Since everyone’s' sensitivity to gluten is different, we always suggest calling ahead and checking with locations ahead of time.
We would love to hear about your experience. For more information about places to eat in Missoula be sure to check out our restaurants page.