Western New York Gluten Free Diet Support Group
Local Chapter #33 of the Celiac Support Association
WNYGFDSG - Restaurants and Stores

 

 The following list is provided as a service to our members. WNYGFDSG does not guarantee that food will be completely Gluten-Free. Remember - WHEAT FREE does not always mean GLUTEN FREE - Be your own best advocate.

 

Eating Out Tips :

 

  1. Eat earlier or later than the average crowd so that you can get the attention you need.
  2. Call ahead and make reservations, notifying the restaurant of your needs.
  3. Ask questions to be sure that what you are served is in fact gluten-free.
  4. Verify fried items are not cross-contaminated by being fried in the same oil as gluten containing foods.
  5. Be polite.
  6. Get to know the restaurant's staff. Being a "regular" has its perks.
  7. Tip well -- it will be remembered.

Click here to view an interactive map of gluten free friendly restaurants and stores in the Western New York area, created by our web administrator.

If you have information on a new gluten free restaurant, product, or company, we’d love to hear about it. Please call Marilyn at (716) 636-6028 or by e-mail at marhauck@roadrunner.com  

           Restaurant Chains in Our Area

Bonefish Grill
1247 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 833-6106

This is the newest of the chain restaurants under the Outback, Inc. umbrella. Click above & follow the link to a Gluten Free menu.

 

 

Carrabba's Italian Grill

1645 Niagara Falls Blvd.

Amherst, NY 14228

(716) 833-5003

Click above to get a printable menu listing. Carrabba's (located across from Best Buy in Amherst) is the first local site for this popular national restaurant chain. Carrabba's has worked with GIG (Gluten Intolerance Group) to create Gluten-Free menu offerings.  

 

 

Chipotle Mexican Grill
1643 Niagara Falls Blvd. (Target Plaza)         8020 Transit Rd. (Premier Plaza)
Amherst, NY                                                       Williamsville, NY
(716)836-1039                                                   (716) 529-0918

Fresh and fast Mexican food, this national chain now boasts two local locations. Order the "crispy" shells (hard shells) or the corn soft taco shells. Remember to ask the server to change gloves before starting your order.

 


Melting Pot

1 Galleria Drive (in the Galleria Mall)

Cheektowaga, NY 14225

(716) 685-6358

This new restaurant offers a number of intersting fondues. Please let the wait staff know you need gluten-free choices and accomodations will be made.

The proprietor is able to accomodate individuals with food sensitivities, including the gluten-free diet. The restaurant will change recipes and/or make substitutions for those guests who explain their needs.

 

Mighty Taco Restaurants
16 Tasty Locations in Western New York
Click here for a map and addresses
Mighty Taco restaurants have an extensive gluten free menu. Many of the products can now be enjoyed gluten free, including seasonal items (you know you love the barbecue beef).
(Please alert the cashier or manager that you need your meal prepared gluten free.)

 

 

Outback Steakhouse

1551 Niagara Falls Blvd.             S 3670 McKinley Pkwy

Amherst, NY 14228                      Hamburg, NY  14075

(716) 833-6067                             823-2020             

 G'Day Mates!  Try some Down Under favorites, Gluten-Free (including a dessert).  Click above to get a printable menu listing gluten-free items.

 

P.F. Changs China Bistro
276 Walden Galleria
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 706-0791
Click the link above for the gluten free menu. Many delicious dishes made gluten free.

 

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
4080 Maple Road
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 834-4100

This restaurant now offers a GF bun (at an extra charge).
Click the above link for the current GF orfferings and the disclaimer about cross-contamination.

 

 

 

AREA RESTAURANTS RECOGNIZING GLUTEN-FREE

 

 **New to our list of GF Restaurants**

Alethea's Chocolates
8301 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 633-8620

NOT a restaurant but this chocolatier uses NO wheat/flour in the kitchen

The Archer Grilled Meats and Aquatics
268 Main Street
Suite 101
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 768-4661

 Chef Archer is Certified in Gluten Free Cooking!

Asa Ransom House
10529 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031
(716) 759-2315

 

Asian Star Restaurant
4060 Seneca Street
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 675-9888

 Chinese, Thai, Japanese & Vietnamese cuisine. This restaurant is very familiar with gluten free requirements.

Betty’s
370 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 362-0633
Betty's has many items that are GF and makes g-f sandwiches on request using
items from Brian’s Best or Vin-Chet.

Black & Blue Steak & Crab
5493 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 839-2525

 

Bocce Club Pizza
1614 Hopkins Rd.                            4174 Bailey Ave
Williamsville                                     Buffalo
(716)689-2345                               (716) 833-1344

Bocce Club is now serving GF pizza (French Meadow crusts) with their wonderful sauce and toppings. The most reasonable gf pizza in town. They cannot guarantee complete non-cross contamination. Please tell them to use clean gloves when handling the pizza.

Bravo Cucina Italiana
One Walden Galleria Drive
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 684-4595

Break'n Eggs Creperie
5235 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-3447

Brick Oven Bistro & Deli
904 Abbott Road
Buffalo, NY 14220
(716) 844-8496

Broadway Deli
5430 Broadway
Lancaster, NY
716-681-3100
Broadway Deli has a very extensive GF menu - You can order just about anything off the regular menu with a GF option. So enjoy a fresh sandwich and some soup!

 

Cantina Loco
191 Allen Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
(716) 551-0160

 
Casa-Di-Pizza
477 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 883-8200

 

Chef's restaurant
291 Seneca Street

Buffalo, NY 14204
(716) 856-9187
A Buffalo tradition, now carries GF pasta. Other menu items available GF as well.

Cheese Cake Factory
1 Walden Galleria
Buffalo, NY 14225
(716) 685-2600

 

Clarence Pizza Company

6235 Goodrich Road
Clarence Center, NY
741-2888
Offering 10" GF pizzas, made to order

 

Comfort Zone Cafe
17 Main Street
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 648-5779

 

The Como Restaurant
2220 Pine Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY
(716)285-8900
This restaurant has been a tradition in The Falls since 1927 - and now offers gluten free pasta and other dishes prepared GF.



Curly's Bar & Grill

647 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218
(716) 824-9716

Eat worry-free with GF items created just for you by award-winning chef, Krista Van Wagner! Where else do they have daily GF pizzas, special dinner rolls, numerous GF entrees and amazing GF desserts? There's no place like Curly's.

 

DeFlippo's Restaurant
326 West Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
716-433-2913
Carries GF pasta


 

Dove Restaurant
3002 Abbott Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 823-6680
This restaurant is very accomodating to the gluten free diet. Rice (as a side dish, not rice pasta) can be substituted on most pasta dishes. Review your selections with the restaurant when you arrive. They are very well versed in gluten free requirements. The link above takes you to a dinner menu for the restaurant, with indications for dishes that can be prepared GF.


Fiamma Steak
1735 Hertel Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
551-6499
The kitchen staff understands the GF diet. Be sure to let them know your needs when you order. We  have had rave reviews about this restaurant from one of our members.


Fieldstone
5986 South Transit Rd.
Lockport, NY 14094
716-625-6193

Fortuna's
827 19th Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
716-282-2552

Fuji Grill II
4141 McKinley Parkway
Blasdell, NY 14219
(716) 646-6688

7310 Niagara FallS Boulevard
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
(716) 283-6688

 

Gianni Mazia's Pizza
10325 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031

(716) 759-2803
Mazia's has a dedicated fryer gluten free chicken wings as well as now offering gf pizza. They have GF ice cream cones, too!

 

Giuseppe's
7067 Olean Road
South Wales, NY 14139
(716) 652-9455

 

Golden Duck Restaurant
1840 Maple Road (Maple/Ayer Plaza)
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 639-8888

This Chinese restaurant has worked with our group and understands how to prepare many dishes Gluten-Free (using GF soy sauce & rice/tapioca flours). Dine in or take-out. Be sure you request GF.

 

The Grapevine Restaurant & Catering
2545 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Amherst, NY 14228
(716) 691-7799

The Grapevine has an extensive g-f menu and view of spectacular acquariums of tropical fish.

 

Hayes Seafood House
8900 Main Street, Clarence, NY 14031

(716) 632-1772
Great seafood - very fresh. Be sure to ask for grilled items & let them know you cannot have gluten/ They are aware of the diet & contamination issues.

 

Hutch's
1375 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 885-0074
This is one of Buffalo's  premier dining destinations offering a diverse and creative gourmet menu. Many menu items can be made gluten free.

Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant
3785 South Park Avenue
Blasdell, NY 14219
(716) 825-3675
A Buffalo area restaurant tradition, Ilio DiPaolo's now has a number of menu items created gluten free and even have GF pasta.

 Iris Restaurant (Formerly Dakota Grill)
4224 Maple Road
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 831-3271

 

Kassie's Pizzaria
616 West Avenue
Lockport, NY 14094
(716) 438-3799

 

King and I Restaurant

2188 Kensington Avenue
Amherst, NY 14226-4809
(716) 839-2950

This restaurant has worked with our group to create a GF menu. They use corn starch for their sauces and for batter. Many items are made with rice or bean noodles and all items are delicious.

 

La Nova Pizzeria
371 West Ferry Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
(716) 881-3303
5151 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 634-5151

 


La Tee Da Cafe
206 Allen Street
Buffalo NY
(716) 881 - 4500
This restaurant carries rice pasta and many menu items are made gluten free. GF items are indicated on the menu. The wait staff are also very knowledgeable. (Small restaurant - call for reservations)

 

La Tolteca
7530 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221-6018
(716) 565-0105

Mexican cuisine - We had a GF dining experience here and it is fresh and delicious

 

Liquid Energy Cafe & Juice Bar

They are currently closed from the 298 Main Street Location
and are planning on relocating in the downtown area.

(716) 512-1225 

 

Longhorn Steakhouse
3494 Amelia Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14127 
(716) 825-1378
2015 Walden Avenue

Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 681-2351

4264 N Buffalo Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716)662-9467
A wonderful restaurant for people in the Southtowns area. We had a dinner here a few years back. They stock rice pasta. The chef is very accomodating.

 

Merge Restaurant
439 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202
716-842-0600
Carries mostly vegetarian/vegan meal choices & many Gluten Free choices. GF menu options are listed on the menu.  Be careful - some items that are fried may not be gluten free due to contamination (such as - sweet potato fries).They have GF cookies (packaged) for dessert that are quite good.

 

Milo's
5877 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-810-9489
Greek cuisine. Extensive menu that can be prepared GF. Please let your server know of your GF needs.

 

My Tomato Pie

3085 Sheridan Dr
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 838-0969

This restaurant serves GF pasta every day and carries a GF pizza. Their sauces are mostly GF and freshly made each day.
 
 
Nino's Pizza
1737 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 674-9066
315 Buffalo Street
Hamburg, NY 14075 
(716) 648-2500
 
O'Briens Pub
8557 N Main St

Eden, NY 14057-1230
(716) 992-4300
This restaurant has taken a keen interest in Gluten Free diet requirements. The chef is well versed in GF food preparations, having worked at Curly's for 13 years. The wait staff has been thoroughly informed of GF requirements. Just let them know your needs.
 
Orazio's
9415 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031 
(716) 759-8888
 
Orazio's Italian Crepes And Gelato 
Walden Galleria Food Court
  
Original Pancake House
5479 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 634-1025

2075 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Amherst, NY 14228 
(716) 691-8219
3019 Union Road 
Orchard Park, NY 14127

(716) 674-3344

 
 
Pizza Plant
7770 Transit Road           5110 Main Street (Walker center)
Williamsville, 14221          Williamsville, 14221
(716) 632-0800                  (716) 626-5566
The Pizza Plant Restaurant was one of the first in our area to introduce gluten free pizza. Their gluten free menu choices are available on Wednesdays at the Transit location, and now on Sundays at the Walker Center location. They have GF beer to go along with that pizza and excellent chicken fingers and other GF menu items. Thanks Bob & Linda Syracuse for all you do for our group.
 
The Pomegranate
4125 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 631-0900

A wonderful restaurant featuring a Mediterranean menu - (great kabobs).
 

Prosit Polish and German Restaurant 
5428 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221
633-8975
featuring German and Polish; try gluten-free golumbki, potato pancakes and European sausages; Wed-Sat after 4PM

Red Mill Inn
8326 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221 
(716) 633-7878

 

Rizzoto Ristorante
930 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 204-4455

 

Rocky's
2600 Grand Island Boulevard
Grand Island, NY 14072 
(716) 774-1100

 

Root Five Waterfront
4914 Lake Shore Road

Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 627-5551

Our group has had a dinner here. The chefs understand the gluten free diet. Let them know before you order that you need GF preparation.
 
 
Roycroft Inn
40 South Grove Street
East Aurora, NY 14052-2393
(716) 652-5552

This elegant restaurant has been offering gluten free choices for years. Tell your server about your dietary needs.
 
Saigon Bangkok Restaurants
8080 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221 
(716) 632-8884
512 Niagara Falls Boulevard 
Tonawanda, NY 14223

(716) 837-2115

 
Santasierio's
1329 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14213 
(716) 886-9197

 

Shogun Japanese Restaurant
7590 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 
(716) 631-8899
Japanese hibachi style restaurant. You need to ask for GF soy sauce. GF meals can be prepared separately from the back.

Strikers
50 Michael Road
West Seneca, NY 14224 
(716) 674-1104

 

Suzanne's Fine Dining
2843 Niagara Falls Boulevard
Niagara Falls, NY 14304 
(716) 694-6562

 

Ted's Hot Dogs
8 Locations In WNY
Offer Udi's GF Hamburger 
and Hot Dog Rolls

 

Thai House
5246 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043-4336
(716) 601-7865

Many, many dishes can be prepared G-F. Please let the server know your needs.

 

Thai Orchid Cafe
416 Evans Street
Williamsville, NY 14221-5669
(716) 565-2094

This restaurant offers some of the freshest Pacific Rim cuisine in the area. They have an extesnive Gluten Free menu. Ask for it when you arrive.

Toni Pepperoni's
4224 Maple Road (Near Sweet Home)
Amherst, NY 14226 
(716) 876-8664

 

Village Eatery Italian Bistro
429 Davison Road
Lockport, NY 14094 
(716) 433-0688

 

Water Valley Inn
S6656 Gowanda State Rd
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 649-9691

The owner/chef, Debbie can prepare many items gluten free. This is a wonderful family-friendly restaurant.

 

White Linen Tea House
6610 Shawnee Road
North Tonawanda, NY 14120-9563
(716) 731-1685

Call a day or two ahead to assure reservations and a gluten-free true high-tea experience. It is wonderful to have GF high tea - scones, sandwiches and desserts. They are also now open for dinner Thurs - Sat.
 
Wok & Roll
5467 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221 
(716) 631-8880

YOLO's (You Only Live Once)
5841 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051 
(716) 688-4479

Yummy Thai
92 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120 
(716) 694-1763

 

 

WNY AREA GLUTEN FREE ICE CREAM VENDORS

Disclaimer - Although these establishments have items that are Gluten Free, it is important to remember they may still contain gluten through contamination. You are your own best advocate. 

 

Anderson's Frozen Custard (many locations througout WNY) 

Click for a statement about Andreson's gluten free products. Also, Anderson's now carries a GF roll and you can have their roast beef sandwich!

 

Baskin Robbins

Locations in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Click the link above to find out ingredients in all the ice cream products.

 

Cold Stone Creamery

various loactions in the BUffalo area

Information from the Cold Stone website:  Cake Batter, Butter Pecan and Oatmeal Cookie Batter ice creams contain gluten. In addition, any mix-ins that have a flour component to them also contain gluten (such as brownies, graham cracker, cookie dough, Oreos®, Kit Kat® and any candies that have a flour component to them).  Although we take precautions by cleaning the mixing stone often, we cannot guarantee that residual products containing glutens will not accidentally be mixed into your ice cream.  Request the ALLERGY STONE to assure a clean area for preparation. In addition, our caramel and fudge sauces contain oat flour, which may affect some people.

Here is a link to their allergen information sheet.

 

Dairy Queen   
(over 1 dozen locations throughout WNY)

Click this link above to see an allergen brochure.

Disclaimer - Although these establishments have items that are Gluten Free, it is important to remember they may still contain gluten through contamination. You are your own best advocate. 

Bakeries in Our Western NY (& Ontario) Area

 

Alethea's Chocolates
8301 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-633-8620
This chocolatier uses NO wheat/flour in the kitchen.

A Better Way Gluten Free Bakery
6429 Dysinger Road
Lockport, New York 14094

716-471-3305
 

 

Bon Bon Gluten Free Bakery
1298 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, New York 14224

716-704-5993
Bon Bon's Bakery is a new baked good store that is 100%  gluten free, without the sacrifice of taste. They are open Tuesday - Friday 9 - 5 & Saturday 9 - 3

 

Dessert Deli

716 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-689-2115
Three flourless options (not always available but you can order in advance). Best to order and let them know your GF needs due to possible contamination issues.

 

Simply Sweet of WNY
5742 Main Street
Williamsville, New York 14221

716-204-8286
Simply Sweet Of WNY products are currently available in Spot Coffee locations!

 

Vin-Chet Pastry Shop

2178 Kensington
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 839-0871

Certified by the CSA (Celiac Support Association)

Fresh baked gluten free breads, desserts and pizzas available Fridays and Saturdays. Call for any special order to be picked up on Saturdays. All products are available in the freezer case during the week.
Baked goods include:  Savory bread, Rye bread, Sandwich bread, Hamburger rolls, almond rings, cherry rings, muffins, pies, donuts, macaroons, chocolate chip cookies, brownies, ganache cake, and 3 varieties of pizza

Find some of our gluten free baked goods at:
Braymiller’s Market
All four Dash Market’s locations
Feel Rite Stores
Leo’s Elite Bakery & Café (Rochester)
Lancaster’s Broadway Deli

Our gluten free pizza is available at: Cappelli’s Pizzeria, Casa Di Pizza, LT’s Old Fashioned Submarines & Pizza, Bob & John’s La Hacienda, Pino’s Pizzeria

Anderson’s Custard uses Vin Chet GF chocolate chip cookies for their gluten free ice cream sandwiches.

WNY STORES CARRYING GF PRODUCTS

 

Aldi Grocery Stores
All local stores now offering a wide variety
of Gluten Free Products

WEGMANS STORES THROUGHOUT THE WESTERN NY AREA

Wegmans carries a wide variety of Gluten-Free products in their natural foods sections. Look for the "Gluten-Free" sign. Also look in the frozen  section of the natural foods for more GF products.

Wegmans also has hundreds of store brand products that carry the Gluten-Free label and others that are GF but do not have the label.

Wegmans offers a list of these products and updates it regularly.  Click below to get the latest, updated list.  It will make your shopping experience nearly "W-F" (worry free!).

 

 

 

 

Best of Health

2840 Delaware Avenue

Kenmore, NY 14217

(716) 874-6422

 

 

 

 

Feel Rite Fresh Markets and Natural Foods

5 locations

Williamsville - 5425 Transit Road

(716) 636-1000

Buffalo - 2141 Delaware Avenue

(716) 837-7661

Amherst - 3912 Maple Road

(716) 834-3385

Hamburg - 6000 South Park Avenue

(716)649-6694

West Seneca - 3521 Seneca Street

(716) 675-6620

 

 

 

 

Lexington Co-Op
807 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 886-2667

You don't need to be a member to purchase products. They have a growing number of GF items throughout the store. Beautiful store on Elmwood Ave. on the upper west side of Buffalo. They will order products if you are a member. (Members get a discount on all purchases.)

 

 

 

The Podge

10205 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14031

A number of GF items, including pastas, Chebe mixes, & cake mixes

  

 

Whole Foods Market

301 Cornwall Road

Oakville, Ontario

 

Directions from Canada:

QEW toward Toronto past Hamilton

Exit   @ #118 (Trafalgar Rd.)

Turn RT on Trafalgar 0.3 mi.

Turn LT on Cornwall Rd. - 0.1 mi.

301 Cornwall Rd. (on the corner)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Bank of WNY


The following is a list of agencies in WNY that have G-F
Products, thanks to the generous donation made by our group.

New Covenant Tabernacle
345 McConkey Dr. Buffalo, NY 14223
Kent & Tammy Arneth (716 )877-9882

Heart Love and Soul Food Pantry
939 Ontario St. Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Sister Elizabeth Brosmer (716)282-5681

Niagara Community Action Program
564 19th St. Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Carol Palumbo (716) 282-4375

NIA CAP Lockport Pantry
160 Washburn St. Lockport, NY 14094
Mary Ann Cox (716) 433-6632

NIA CAP North Tonawanda Pantry
316 Thompson St. North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Linda Harrington (716) 694-9727

Trading Post South
38 Franklin St.Springville, NY14141
Allison McCool (716) 592-4455

Cattaraugus Food Pantry
11 S. Washington St. Cattaraugus, NY 14719
Elizabeth O’Neil (716) 257-3077

Salvation Army Food Pantry
83 S. Main St. Jamestown, NY 14701
Jolene Holliday (716) 664-4108

AIDS Family Services
1092 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14209
Renee Law-Lewis (716) 852-1142

West Seneca Pantry
3951 Seneca St. West Seneca, NY 14224
Marylou Dietrich (716) 823-8376