Places to Eat

5 Unexpected Places to Eat Gluten-Free in New Braunfels

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Whether you’re simply dabbling in the “gluten-free” lifestyle or suffer from an allergy to gluten, you might find it challenging to dine out in restaurants. Luckily, things have gotten much easier for gluten-free folks in the past few years. Many restaurants now have a gluten-free menu or can modify recipes and cooking methods to accommodate those for which gluten can cause a reaction. Living a gluten-free lifestyle takes a lot of planning and it can be daunting to find a restaurant that can cater to your dietary restrictions–especially when traveling.

While New Braunfels is best known for its German fare, there are several top-rated restaurants who have made it their mission to serve those who are gluten-free. Here are five fabulous places to eat in New Braunfels who know how to do gluten-free right:

1. Faust Brewing Company

Faust Brewing Company

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Famous for their beer selection (which generally isn’t gluten-free), the Faust Brewing Company, located inside the Faust Hotel, has many menu offerings that are available gluten-free. The ahi tuna hits the spot as do the German nachos.

2. Mama Fu’s Asian House

Mama Fu's Asian House

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Mama Fu’s Asian House is a chain that touts itself as “Asian comfort food” and also gets high marks among the gluten-free community. The menu has extensive allergen information, helping those with all sorts of dietary restrictions to select menu items. Many menu items are labeled “gluten free,” taking the guesswork out of what to order. The chicken lettuce wraps are a perennial favorite.

3. Willie’s Grill and Icehouse

Willie's Grill and Icehouse

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With an extensive menu, sure to please everyone in your party, Willie’s Grill and Icehouse has a casual, laid-back atmosphere and a fun deck and sand area for the kids. The gluten-free fried catfish is a favorite.

4. Buffalo Wings and Rings

Buffalo Wings and Rings

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Some argue that Buffalo Wings and Rings has the best wings in New Braunfels and they might be right. Buffalo Wings and Rings offers a gluten-free sauce for their wings, which is a stand-out item, making their wings accessible for even the gluten-intolerant.

5. Krause’s Biergarten and Cafe

Krause's Biergarten and Cafe

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With live music and authentic German cuisine and located near downtown New Braunfels, Krause’s Biergarten is a destination in and of itself. Recently modernized, Krause’s has been a New Braunfels tradition since 1938. Krause’s also serves breakfast and has a gluten-free menu as well as a fun kids’ menu.