Published September 15, 2018
This guide features an interactive map of 100% gluten free eateries and gluten free friendly restaurants. Scroll down to see my list of gluten free restaurant picks along with things to do. Clicking the restaurant name will take you to it's Google Maps page for their address, phone number, and website information.
100% Gluten Free
Pike Place Area
2234 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Try: $1 Oysters during happy hour
This restaurant sources 90% of their ingredients from within a 360 mile radius of the restaurant. Their menu clearly indicates what is gluten free and vegetarian. The best time to go is for their daily happy hour from 3-6pm, which includes their oysters on the half shell for $1. Since citrus is not indigenous to the region, it won't come with a side of lemon. They provide a vinegar based sauce instead that pairs well with the succulent, sweet, delicate oyster. Come early, because it's first come first serve. And if you're an oyster fiend like me, you might eat half of the oyster stash yourself.
Umi Sake House
2230 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Try: Miso soup and sushi sets (during happy hour)
After eating your own weight in oysters at Local 360, hop over to Umi Sake House next door for happy hour from 4-6pm. There will probably be people lined up outside the door waiting for the place to open. Browse their menu on the window to find what to enjoy. They clearly mark what's gluten free on the main menu. You'll have to do a little cross referencing between the happy hour menu and the main menu. I thoroughly enjoyed the miso soup, Seattle roll, and sushi set C. They provide a bowl of complimentary edamame to hold you over until the main dishes come.
Bathtub Gin & Co.
2205 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Try: Flamingo Kid
After wandering around a back alley for a good 10 minutes, we FINALLY found this amazing "hidden" bar. There's a small black sign on the brick wall next to the wooden door. When you open the door you're greeted by a staircase that either takes you down to the lounge area or up to the main bar. We opted to sit at the bar. Their was a menu with list of creative drinks and I enjoyed the Flamingo Kid, a fruity, acidy rum and gin drink.
-A, 85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Buy: Teas by the oz
I LOVE TEAS! Tucked away from the main hustle and bustle of Pike's place is Market Spice. They sell teas, coffees, and spices. The highlight were the abundance of teas in jars you could sniff before asking one of the associates to it bag up for you. All the employees are super friendly and chatty, so make sure to carve out about 30 minutes of time to get your teas bagged up if you're ordering around 8 bags of tea and/or coffees.
Pike Place Market
Between Pike and Pine Street at First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
I know, cliché, but for good reason. The market is filled with flowers, seafood, fresh produce, and food. Pike Place Chowder, a restaurant in the area, has gluten free and vegan chowders if you get hungry. Make sure to sample the fruit. I got to try the most delicious peach I ever had in my life in the market.
102 Pike St., Seattle, Washington 98101
Visiting the first Starbucks ever is photo op and bragging rights opportunity. Pop over for a selfie and a cup of coffee.
1428 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101-2034
Albeit a bit disgusting, the Bubble Gum wall is a photo stop must. Don't get too close to the wall or risk getting gum all over yourself.