There are plenty of gluten free restaurants in Sedona. It is a very tourist-centric location and therefore many of the restaurants can make accommodations for food allergies. Since I have been gluten free for about 8 years now, I can say that the restaurant industry has come a long way in gluten free options.
Sedona is a magical place that I highly recommend visiting. There is so much to do for a solo female traveler like myself or for a family. I spent a month in Sedona and enjoyed several wonderful gluten free restaurants. I am not celiac, but the waitstaff at most restaurants were very knowledgeable about the allergy. They would let me know if items were cooked in the same fryer so I could choose if I wanted an item.
My favorite gluten free options in Sedona
Mesa Airport Grill. This little restaurant is located at the Sedona airport and it is very small so make sure you get a reservation or you will wait for quite some time to be seated. One of the things I loved about this restaurant were the views overlooking the Red Rocks. It is also located near one of the 4 vortexes in Sedona, which makes it feel just a little more magical.
The shrimp ceviche for appetizer is delightful. I ended up having dinner at Mesa Grill twice. Once I had the veggie club on gluten free bread, which hit the spot and their fries are outstanding! The colorado red trout has amazing flavor and is served with a caper butter sauce that made me drop my fork. My best friend had the shrimp and grits, which she said was the best she’s ever had (it was also gluten free). The portions are large so we took home leftovers that were great heated up the next day.
Salt Rock Grill. Gorgeous restaurant located inside the Amara Resort and Spa. The patio overlooks the red rocks and it’s breath-taking at sunset. Their bartenders make unique drinks with prickly pear juice and all manner of margarita’s. Their menu is seasonal but the chef can make accommodations for gluten free. My best friend and I split the pork chop meal and we were in heaven. It was truly an unforgettable experience dining at the Salt Rock Grill.
Butterfly Burger. This little gem is located the Village of the Oaks (just a little outside of town). The vibe is very artful, with contemporary art adorning the walls. They have a ton of gluten free options on the menu and can serve any burger on gluten free buns so I loved that! I went back for the yucca fries more than once. They are wonderful. The staff is friendly and very willing to find out the gluten free options for customers.
Mole. Try to get reservations for sunset at this unique Mexican restaurant near downtown Sedona. The view of the sun going behind the red rocks is lovely. They have multiple options for gluten free. Unfortunately their mole sauce is not gluten free but so many of their dishes are gluten free and very tasty. The atmosphere is really cool and the view is special.
The Secret Garden Cafe. This place is located at Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village so it’s close to shops and activities. Great service and they have gluten free beer, which was fun. There are many gluten free options on the menu but they can also accommodate with gf bread on sandwiches and such. Great little place to stop for lunch while you’re shopping in Tlaquepaque Village. Pups are welcomed!
Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen Sedona. They are known for their allergy friendly menu with homemade gluten free pizza crusts being prepared daily. Picazzo’s has several locations throughout Arizona, making it very accessible. Almost their entire menu is gluten free so you will want to visit more than once to enjoy. Gluten free Classic mac n’ cheese please!
Hideaway House. Many gluten free options listed on the menu at Hideaway House including pasta and bread so you don’t have to suffer through a meal while everyone else enjoys the bread. The roasted peach and caramelized pancetta is amazing. It’s a quaint little cafe with a nice porch, so they are dog friendly as well.
Tamaliza. Authentic Mexican restaurant, very small and woman owned! They use fresh ingredients in all their dishes. The chef prides herself on using organic and non-gmo food. It is a great little place with a special view. Their entire menu is gluten free and changes daily based on the fresh ingredients they purchase. That makes this little place a real treasure!
Local Juicery. I had to add this one because it’s a great place to stop in between Sedona outdoor activities. They have super healthy food and smoothies. You can get any of their breakfast toasts on gluten free bread so be sure to check them out when you’re moving around town.
Gluten Free Bakery in Sedona
Karen’s. I was so excited to find Karen’s Bakery. All of her bakery items are gluten free! I must admit during the month I visited Karen’s 3 times. Each visit I got a different treat. They were all delish. I have to say that my very favorite item was their gluten free bagels. Small and full of flavor.
Gluten Free Pizza in Sedona
Rotten Johnny’s Wood-Fired Pizza Pie. A local woman told me to try Rotten Johnny’s for gluten free pizza. I don’t get pizza very often and when I do, it’s usually underwhelming so I was so excited to hear about Rotten Johnny’s . It is located in Village of the Oaks and was so good! Great gluten free pizza, wings and sports on multiple tvs so it’s great for sports lovers.