These are certainly not the only restaurants and bakeries in town offering gluten-free items, and they are far from the only ones producing flavorful and pleasantly textured GF food. Restaurants such as 212 Market, Lupi’s, Good Dog and Mellow Mushroom do a superb job of being gluten-free friendly, Chefs in most of the locally owned, fine-dining restaurants around town can create or adjust dishes to accommodate gluten-free diners. If you prefer a Pioneer Mom approach, you can buy everything you’ll ever need to make your own gluten-free grub at the well-stocked Mimi's Low Carb Market in Hixson.
If you are one of the thousands of Chattanoogans with celiac or Crohn’s disease, or are gluten intolerant, you no longer have to just order a salad or suffer the indignity of eating a bowl of what appears to be shredded cardboard posing as pasta or sandwiches made on dry, flavorless slices of old carpet backing. Gluten free can be delicious , too!
Crave Cafe and Bakery, 1110 Market St. (423) 531-1060
Artisan Bakery, 5228 Hixson Pike. (423) 876-1922
Bluff View Arts District Restaurants, 411 E. 2nd St. (423) 265-5033
212 Market, 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212
Lupi’s Pizza Downtown, 406 Broad St. (423) 266-5874
Lupi’s Pizza East Brainers, 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-4104
Lupi’s Pizza Hixson, 5504 Hixson Pike. (423) 847-3700
Good Dog, 34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175
Mellow Mushroom Downtown. 205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564
Mellow Mushroom Waterside. 2318 Lifestyle Way (423) 468-3737