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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

arepaculturenc.com

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)

baddaddysburgerbar.com

Burgers on gluten-free buns; GF menu available.

Bella Monica

3121-103 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh

919-881-9778

bellamonica.com

Separate GF menu includes gluten-free pizzas and pastas.

The Fiction Kitchen

428 S. Dawson St., Raleigh

919-831-4177

thefictionkitchen.com

Vegetarian and vegan menu includes many gluten-free dishes (marked on the menu).

Kimbap

111-118 Seaboard Ave., Raleigh

919-900-8053

kimbapcafe.com

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

919-967-2666

mediterraneandeli.com

GF options include sandwiches on pita baked in a gluten-free environment.

Neomonde

3817 Beryl Road, Raleigh; 10235 Chapel Hill Road, Morrisville

919-828-1628 (Raleigh); 919-466-8100 (Morrisville)

neomonde.com

Numerous GF options, including desserts.

Patrick Jane’s Gourmet Pizza Bar

1353 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary

919-388-8001

patrick-janes.com

Gluten-free pizzas and deserts.

The Remedy Diner

137 E. Hargett St., Raleigh

919-835-3553

theremedydiner.com

Sandwiches available on gluten-free bread at no extra charge.

Toast Paninoteca

345 W. Main St., Durham

919-683-2183

toast-fivepoints.com

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

984-200-3999

freshlevant.com

Primal

202-107 W. NC Hwy. 54, Durham

919-248-3000

primalfoodandspirits.com

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