I reckon I've eaten out enough times by now to confidently narrow down my top 9 favourite restaurants in Boston. There's still many many more I need to try out, but for now, these are my go-tos for gluten free dining!
541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
The beehive is such a hidden gem. You walk down the stairs to the basement which opens up into a funky restaurant with a stage for jazz entertainment. I've never eaten anywhere like it and was so impressed. I brought my parents here when they came to visit and even my dad (an extreme fusspot) was pleasantly surprised. The food is fantastic. They have plenty of gluten free options on the menu and everything gluten free or vegetarian is labelled- essential!! Not to mention the espresso martini and live jazz band that played while we ate.
525 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Just down the road from The Beehive is the Barcelona Wine Bar. This is a must-go if you're a fan of tapas. No allergens are labelled on the menu, but the waiters are so well informed that it doesn't matter. When I told the waiter my allergies he returned with all of the options circled that I could eat or alter, which turned out to be the majority of the menu. The atmosphere is always so buzzing and the service was fantastic. The wine and plate selections were very impressive too.
270 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
There are three floors to legal seaport and the second is a must. This was one of my favourite dinner experiences I have had in Boston. We went for my birthday and got a table in the back deck overlooking the water, it was so stunning. Firstly, they brought out warm, crusty gluten free bread. Secondly, they have their very own allergen specialist. She brought out each meal I had herself and ensured that it was completely nut and gluten free. It was very extra, but I've never felt so safe eating out. Then, to top it all off they brought out a nut & gluten free chocolate cake on the house because they recognised from my ID that it was my birthday. The service was just fantastic and the food was divine. 10/10.
47 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
I love everything about this area of Boston so it's no surprise that this restaurant made it to my list. The entire meal was far more reasonably priced than we expected for a restaurant in Beacon Hill. I was so pleasantly surprised when the waiter told me they actually have gluten free spaghetti, as nothing is mentioned about this on the menu. For starters we got roasted vegetables. The waiter was very informed about all things gluten-free and could tell me what sauces and adaptions could be made for me. It's such a lovely, classy restaurant to go to and the food quality is fabulous. My tip: Go to JP licks after and pick one of their mouth watering gluten-free ice-creams with, I kid you not, a GLUTEN FREE CONE!!!!!
142 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
This is where you must go for cocktails and tacos with the girls. The interior is so pretty and instagrammable- if that matters. Again, nothing was labelled on the menu but the waitress was able to tell me everything I needed to know. Their tacos are made out of corn so they're safe to eat and depending on your sensitivity to gluten, there are other naturally gluten free options except they share they're made in the same fryer. Their cocktails are also fantastic!
264 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
Another (far more economical) taco option is PURO Ceviche Bar on a Tuesday. Gluten free, corn tacos for 2 dollars. I'm not going to lie. I was sceptical. If somethings too good to be true, it often is. That wasn't the case for this little spot on Newbury Street. Their tacos were delicious and SUCH good quality. I ended up getting three plates of tacos, very shamelessly. It's not every day you can get a plate of three steak and avocado tacos for 2 dollars. They also have a nice little patio so you can sit and stuff your face whilst people watching.
120 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
Tavern in the Square is by far my favourite American tavern that I've tried. I went to the one in North Station which is just across the road from the TD Gardens. I would definitely recommend coming here before a game as the atmosphere is so buzzing. Their gluten free selection is insane. Everything is labelled on the menu, plus, they have gluten free rolls and a gluten free cauliflower crust for their pizzas. They even put a little gluten free flag in the food so you don't have to worry about any mix ups! The food itself is very good quality for a casual restaurant and I loved the casual and fun vibes the place had.
159 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
For your pasta fix head straight to Papa Razzi. Basically the entire, diverse menu is gluten free with few exceptions. It's not often that I'm spoiled for choice so this really was a treat. They knew to bring me out warm, gluten free bread once I ordered gluten free pasta which I appreciated- a lot. I got the penne con pollo and it was simply fabulous. They also do a killer espresso martini! This is also a nice spot to relax in after a long day of spending your savings on Newbury Street.
111 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113
Lastly, I couldn't do a restaurant recommendation list without including where to get your pizza. The answer is definitely the North End, specifically Benevetos. I loved everything about this little spot and their gluten free pizza was one of the best I've ever had. Although it doesn't say anywhere on their menu, they actually have plenty of gluten free options. It's like an authentic Italian dining experience right in the middle of Boston city. My top tip is to end your meal with a gluten free cannoli and cappuccino from Modern Pastry down the street. Yes, you will still have room for it after your pizza. There is always room for a cannoli.
That wraps up my top 9 gluten-free friendly restaurants in Boston city! You can head over to my instagram (@josiewilkins) to find more GF options in Boston under the story with the title '*wine glass emoji & fork and knife* boston'. Hope you enjoyed.