If I’ve learned anything over the years of dietary restrictions, not all gluten free or dairy free options are amazing. More often than not, places will remove bits without substituting leaving meals as less than desirable. So I’ve made it my mission to find all the best gluten free options wherever I go. Slowly but surely, I’ve been building up my gluten free meals in Seaside list. Some accommodate my certain dietary ailments while others are a bit more lenient. Either way, I hope today’s guide will help you in your search for the best gluten free options in Seaside, FL.
Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar
By far one of the most regularly featured dinners on my instagram stories comes from here. I’m obsessed with Bud & Alley’s gluten free pizza. There are a few other options in the area but none compare to this one. A lot of gluten free options end up dry or without much of the traditional bread fluff to them. Yet Bud & Alley’s has somehow found a way around that with their crust. If you’re dairy free as well, they offer vegan cheese on the menu. I’d say we eat here at least once every other month when the craving for pizza strikes. The view is amazing and you’re sure to find something on the menu that’s gluten free friendly. Trust me when I say I love their pizza enough that it’s typically my restaurant request for my birthday. It’s just that good!
Five Daughter’s Bakery
If you’re itching to curb your sweets craving while you’re in Seaside, look no further than Five Daughter’s Bakery. They’ve recently expand with a storefront in Rosemary. But their original airstream location in the Seaside square won over everyone’s hearts. For my gals looking for gluten free options, their paleo donuts are great. You’ll usually find 1-3 flavors available daily. However, be warned. They do sell out and once they’re gone, they’re gone. I’d also recommend double checking if you see the sign at the window but see no donuts. Often they place the place donuts in the fridge to keep them from melting and you have to ask to get one.
My love of Amavida has only grown over the years and it continues to stand the test of time. Amavida recently moved across the square in Seaside expanding their store front with some much needed seating. In general, the drinks on their menu are great for gluten free options. I’m a massive fan of their iced matcha with coconut milk. But they also tend to have at least two or more gluten free pastries available each day.
If you’re a muffin person, I’d recommend trying the blueberry or carrot. There’s also the seasonal scone or even a few chocolates available. Whatever you’re craving, hopefully you’ll find one of their gluten free options fits the bill.
GREAT SOUTHERN CAFE
If anyone asks for my food recommendations in Seaside, there’s one place I always share: Great Southern Cafe. And if you haven’t tried their grits à ya ya, you’re missing out. In general, you can find several gluten free options on their menu. But their blackened shrimp with gouda cheese grits (aka grits à yaya) is one of their most beloved items.
My personal preference is to order one of their salads with salmon or shrimp. I’m a regular salad goer if you haven’t discovered this yet. But you can customize or substitute things to make them fit your dietary needs. And if you happen to be in the mood for an adult beverage, I’d suggest ordering a strawberry mojito. I’ve never been big on mojitos until I tried one here. It’s one of the few places I’ll order one because I know I’ll love it. They are just that good!
BUD & ALLEY’S TACO BAR
Depending on when you’re planning your trip, the taco bar might not be open again. There’s been quite a bit of renovations and moving around in Seaside since Raw & Juicy left their post last year. However, if they are open and you need a quick, easy gluten free option, definitely check them out! The drinks don’t offer much in terms of alcohol. You’d be better off to save your money there and snag a large mimosa at Modica Market (see first picture). But the tacos are tasty! I can’t wait for them to open back up again so we can enjoy a lovely afternoon meal in the sunshine!
In all honesty, this isn’t one I frequent. Despite my Southern roots, I’ve never really been one for BBQ. But if you’re in the mood for some smoked meat and don’t feel like having to make a bunch of substitutions, this is one to try. It’s pretty straight forward here so it’s probably going to be whatever you fancy. Just know they might not be the most celiacs friendly. If you’re extra gluten sensitive, I’d be sure they know when you order!
What about you? Have you fallen in love with anywhere in Seaside, Fl? Where’s your favorite spot for gluten free options? I’d love to know below! Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
I do a few sponsored posts but they are limited to maintain the authenticity of © What Savvy Said. Some links in my posts may be affiliate links. This means I receive a small compensation for purchases made through those links. The presence of affiliate links and potential commission compensation are marked with an (*).