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Cheap Eats: A roundup of local gluten-free dining spots

Bella Monica in Raleigh has a separate GF menu that includes gluten-free pizzas and pastas.
Bella Monica in Raleigh has a separate GF menu that includes gluten-free pizzas and pastas. Photo courtesy of Trevor Chambers

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

Twitter: @arepaculturenc

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.

Bella Monica

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.

Mediterranean Deli

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.

Toast Paninoteca

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