A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. This month, by popular demand (including a request from a reader whose husband was recently diagnosed with celiac disease), we set out in search of cheap gluten-free (GF) eats.
Arepa Culture NC
Food truck; check Twitter for location
Arepas, Venezuelan- and Colombian-inspired cornmeal flatbreads with a variety of fillings, prepared in a gluten-free facility.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
111 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh; 3300 Village Market Place, Morrisville
919-747-9163 (Raleigh); 919-297-0953 (Morrisville)
Burgers on gluten-free buns; GF menu available.
3121-103 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh
Separate GF menu includes gluten-free pizzas and pastas.
The Fiction Kitchen
428 S. Dawson St., Raleigh
Vegetarian and vegan menu includes many gluten-free dishes (marked on the menu).
111-118 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh
Several items which are gluten-free or can be made gluten-free, noted on the menu with an asterisk.
410 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
GF options include sandwiches on pita baked in a gluten-free environment.
3817 Beryl Road, Raleigh; 10235 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville
919-828-1628 (Raleigh); 919-466-8100 (Morrisville)
Numerous GF options, including desserts.
Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar
1353 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary
Gluten-free pizzas and deserts.
The Remedy Diner
137 E. Hargett St., Raleigh
Sandwiches available on gluten-free bread at no extra charge.
345 W. Main St., Durham
GF options include panini on gluten-free breads.
And a bonus: two entirely gluten-free restaurants – a little pricier than the Cheap Eats norm, but a must for anyone on a gluten-free diet:
Fresh Levant Bistro
8450-106 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh
202-107 W. NC Hwy. 54, Durham