For such a small state, Rhode Island delivers on fantastic gluten-friendly places to eat. I found several locations that were close to my Airbnb and gluten-friendly. What I discovered about the food situation in this quirky little state is that most of the restaurants are small neighborhood places. The staff are friendly, the food is delicious and they are very accommodating to gluten-free requests.
Where to Eat Gluten Friendly In Rhode Island
Revival is divine. It’s 1 block from my Airbnb so that made it very convenient for me to visit a few times. They have a few gluten-free options and the food is remarkable. I can recommend the Statler Chicken and also the risotto.
The portions are huge so you can have leftovers for a couple of nights. Check this place out for terrific food. The staff is also great (especially Mike).
Rhody Roots has a completely flour-free kitchen, which means their entire menu is gluten-free! I tried the crab cakes and rice pudding balls. Both of which were something to write home about. They have indoor and outdoor seating, so they are dog friendly.
The Wharf Tavern is very popular. The views of the harbor are sweet and the drinks are creative and delish. There aren’t many gluten-free options so dining here wasn’t as special for me, but the locals love this place and the view of the harbor is spectacular.
Metacom Kitchen – the food is creative and the staff is very friendly. I ordered the Chef’s special – the gluten-free version and it was delish!
The Square Peg – local pub food. The staff is great and the drinks are creative. There is not much I can eat here due to my gluten-free requirements but their Brussel sprouts are delish!
Gluten Friendly in Providence
Plant City is a completely vegan restaurant (or 3). There are 3 separate restaurants in 1 location. You can choose American, Mexican or Italian. The food is really good, fresh and the location is perfect, right in downtown Providence.
The first time I dined here I had the gluten-free apple cobbler and Prosecco. It was quite delish! The second time I went I had the gluten-free “fried chicken sandwich” which was quite good.
Gluten Friendly in Newport
Gas Lamp Grill – this is a cute little pub in the heart of Newport so I was surprised when I walked in and saw so many gluten-free options on the menu. This is a great place to have a snack on your way from touring the New Port Mansions
Knot Norms – Gluten-Free Lobster Rolls! Need I say more? Ok, I will say more. The fries are served with an aioli sauce that is out of this world and if you’re not into sandwiches, they can turn any sandwich into a bowl!
This small eatery is super dog friendly, the staff was great and the lobster rolls were legit!
There are a ton of fun things to check out in Rhode Island, check out my post on things to do on your next trip to Rhode Island. It’s small but mighty, brimming with history and unique traits you don’t find anywhere else in the country.