South Shore and Cape Cod have plenty of dining destinations, but what about when you follow a specific diet? From gluten allergies to vegetarians and lactose intolerance to nut allergies, restaurants are paying much closer attention to how they prepare and serve their foods. Special, separate menus even highlight these dishes, making dining out much easier when you need to stick to a certain meal plan. You will have no problem finding something to enjoy at these great spots.
1701 Washington St.
Braintree, MA 02184
Easy Pie in Braintree is open seven days week for dining in or delivery. The menu features vegetarian and vegan dishes and there’s even a separate fryer just for gluten-free selections. From built-to-order salads to gluten-free pizzas, there are a wide range of dining options. Easy Pie offers gluten-free specials like burgers with gluten-free buns, gluten-free sub rolls piled high with your favorite toppings and gluten-free pizzas made your way, with as little or as many toppings as you like.
Stars On Hingham Harbor
2 Otis St.
Hingham, MA 02043
Family-friendly dining destination Stars On Hingham Harbor has so many gluten-free menu items to pick from, you might have trouble choosing. Start off the meal with a gluten-free appetizer like the fried calamari, bacon and cheddar tater tots or chicken fingers. Then dig into one of the entrees like the gluten-free pastas, which include a wide range of macaroni and cheeses featuring either lobster, cheeseburger or buffalo chicken. Salads, seafood dishes, steaks and plenty of other meals might catch your eye on the gluten-free menu as well. And for dessert, indulge on the chocolate lava cake or share a sundae with your friends or family.
23 S. White’s Path
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
IDGY’s, located on Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, prides itself on its extensive gluten-free dining options. The entire menu at IDGY’s is created in house, using only 100-percent gluten-free ingredients. From breads, pizzas and entrees to baked goods like cakes and pies, IDGY’s has it all. If Cape Cod is too far of a drive, no worries, because IDGY’s also ships some of its gluten-free items within the U.S.
Bistrot De Soleil
350 Stevens St.
Barnstable, MA 02601
Bistrot De Soleil in Barnstable on Cape Cod features local, organic ingredients with fresh seafood and meats. With its European influences, there are many dishes to enjoy with wines to pair. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are highlighted throughout the menu. Scallops with bacon, mushrooms and artichokes comes paired with risotto and cheese for an indulgent dish that is gluten-free and bursting with flavors. Also gluten-free and served with risotto is the braised beef with roasted shallots. For the vegetarians dining at this eatery, fresh salads and hearty pizzas with cheeses and vegetables will make a great meal.
239 Underpass Road
Brewster, MA 02631
For affordable Mexican favorites, including vegetarian or gluten-free varieties, look no further than Cape Cod’s Guapo’s. The Guapo’s house taco features your choice of beans, veggies, chicken or shredded pork with cheese, lettuce and salsa. There are also shrimp or steak tacos available, burrito bowls, fajitas, enchiladas and more. And let’s not forget about the flavorful Mexican street corn or the fresh guacamole on the side.
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