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May 22, 2007 05:35 PM

Are there any Restaurants in St. Louis With a Gluten-free Menu?

I am an AZ hound and wanted to find out if there are any restaurants in the St. Louis metropolitan area that have a gluten-free (GF) menu. My wife is a Celiac, so she can't eat anything that has wheat, oats, rye or barley, or anything made from them. At times, going out to a restaurant can be very difficult, but we have managed at home by keeping a list of restaurants that understand this situation, and have found quite a few restaurants with a special GF menu (appetizers, entrees, desserts and drinks).

Can anyone assist us? We will have a car and will be staying at several places around St. Louis and St. Charles, so we can go just about anywhere, and we like all kinds of foods.

Thanks for your help.

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  1. I found a contact for a celiac support group in St. Louis on a website called The info is from 2003. Maybe the support group could help you with restaurant suggestions.

    1. There is a place in South City called The Shangri-La Diner. I don't know if they are gluten free but they are vegan. They have a dowloadable menu you can check out. It's a very fun, funky place to eat. No bar though.

      1. You might try calling ahead to Terrene in the Central West End, I don't find any gluten-free references specifically on its menu, but that's the kind of thing I think chef Dave would try to accommodate. 314-535-5100

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        1. re: bonwich

          Thanks for the recommendations. We were able to find a website ( ) that has quite a bit of information on restaurants in St. Louis that deal with gluten-free meals.

          I wasn't able to find out anything about gluten-free restaurants on the website, but thanks for the suggestion.

          We had a wonderful meal at the Vietnamese restaurant Mai Lee, and they were able to deal with gluten-free options nicely.

          1. re: azjoe

            Thanks for reporting back. Mai Lee has been one of my favorite restaurants since it was a hole-in-the-wall, order-at-the-counter place many, many years ago. I am glad you were able to enjoy the excellent food and good service.