Traveling with dietary restrictions can be a challenge, but just because your vacation might be gluten-free, doesn’t mean it should be yummy-free. Here are some of the Cape’s best allergy-friendly restaurants:
With locations in Dennis Port and Mashpee, Rory’s Market offers an organic shopping experience as well as a gluten-conscious restaurant menu. With store products ranging from farm grown produce to sustainable laundry detergent, Rory’s is your one-stop shop for green grocery shopping.
Stop by the Rory’s Market Kitchen to indulge in some vegan and gluten-conscious meals. While Rory’s can’t guarantee that their meals are 100% allergen and gluten-free, they make an effort to keep their dishes as safe as possible.
To order fresh groceries and meals, visit https://loverorys.com.
Mac’s Seafood not only prides themselves on their fresh, sustainable seafood, but also offers gluten-free options for all fried dishes. Whether you're enjoying the fried clam favorite or a plate of fish tacos, Mac’s can cater it to your dietary needs.
With five different locations from mid to outer Cape, guests can shop for ocean-to-table
Order online to have your favorites delivered right to your door. Mac’s can ship fresh oceanside cuisine to every state other than Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
To learn more about Mac’s Seafood locations and their additional catering options, visit https://www.macsseafood.com.
White Lion Baking Co.
Nothing says vacation like ditching your diet and enjoying some homemade baked goods. With White Lion Baking Company, you don’t have to put your digestion at risk to enjoy your Cape Cod stay, because all of their selections are 100% gluten-free.
Owner and baker Elizabeth Miles studied at the Culinary Institute of America and now owns the Mashpee shop. Her packaged snacks can be found on Whole Foods shelves and at various cafes and coffee shops around Massachusetts.
To order White Lion baked goods for your Cape Cod vacation, visit https://www.whitelionbaking.com/collections/all.
Skipper Chowder House
With a view of Parkers River Beach, Skipper Chowder House is the perfect spot for allergy-conscious guests. This Yarmouth eatery not only hired a professional allergist to ensure their menu could adapt to guests' needs, but it also provides a calming ocean backdrop for your classic Cape meal.
While certain dietary restrictions aren’t labeled on the menu, Skipper Chowder House managers work with their guests to curate a meal that fits their dietary restrictions. Whether your looking for gluten-free options or a nut-free dish, Skipper can make it happen.
To learn more about the location and menu options, visit https://skipperrestaurant.com.
Wicked Restaurant and Wine Bar
Located in Mashpee, Wicked Restaurant and Wine Bar offers an extensive gluten free and vegetarian menu. With options ranging from stone oven pizza to pan seared scallops, there is a meal for every palate.
Showcased on their site, Wicked has an interactive menu that displays their drink options from local Cape breweries and marks each gluten-free and vegetarian option. If you are looking to grab a quick bite, Wicked’s sister store, Crave, is located right next to the main dining room and offers soup, coffee, pizza, and paninis by the slice.
To take a look at the interactive menu and learn more about Wicked, visit https://www.wickedrestaurant.com/menu.
Harwich Port’s Sweet Izzy ice cream parlor is no stranger to dietary accommodations, which is why all of their ice cream dishes are dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-conscious, and vegan. Using a homemade blend of coconut and almond milk, Sweet Izzy tops off this dessert with a gluten-free waffle cone.
Offering both hard and soft serve ice cream, Izzy’s lands in the sweet spot between yummy and digestion-safe. Although it isn’t a nut-free facility, Sweet Izzy is a must try for all lactose intolerant ice cream lovers visiting the Cape.
To scroll through their gallery and learn more about the business, visit https://sweet-izzy.business.site.
Photo Credit: @sweetizzycc Instagram
The Naked Oyster
With a trendy interior and refined menu, The Naked Oyster is the perfect spot for gluten-free date night. This Hyannis shop identifies their extensive options of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals with icons on their menu.
Having grown up on the Atlantic Coast of France, executive chef Florence Lowell works with local Cape Cod oyster farmers to bring a fresh, French flare to her dishes. Guests can dine at the Main Street eatery from Wednesday to Saturday starting at 4:30 p.m.
To explore The Naked Oyster's menu and learn more about their business, visit https://www.nakedoyster.com/temp-home-page/.
The Blue Coral
Serving gourmet seafood along Chatham's Main Street, The Blue Coral offers separate gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian menus equipped with appetizers and kids selections. From gluten-free lobster rolls to vegan risotto, The Blue Coral creates a culinary experience for all guests by using carefully-selected ingredients and a designated vegan fryer.
Take in the downtown Chatham vibe and enjoy dietary-conscious entrees that won't disrupt your night out. Check out this Cape Cod eatery at http://thebluecoral.com.
Rock Harbor Grill
Tucked away by the Cape Cod Rail Trail in Orleans, Lower Cape's Rock Harbor Grill specifies each gluten-free dish on their family-friendly menu.
From gluten-free burgers to dinner rolls, Rock Harbor Grill offers rare allergy-conscious finds. With owner and operator Charles Konner's experience in food service management at Chatham Bars Inn and Wequassett Resort, the professional hospitality tops off this gluten-free night out.
To read about Rock Harbor's opening and to search for your next go-to dish, visit http://rockharborgrill.net.
A Cape Cod vacation isn't complete until an ice cream cone topped with chocolate sprinkles is in your hands. For a nut-free experience, Dennis and Harwich Port's Sundae School is the place to be.
By using separate containers and scoopers, Sundae School makes sure their nut-free guests have a safe and delicious dessert. However, it is important to note that although Sundae School takes allergy-conscious precautions, it isn't a designated nut-free facility.
Check out their menu with options ranging from ice cream classics to one-of-a-kind flavors, and learn about Sundae School's history at https://www.sundaeschool.com.
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