Gluten-Free Austin Curbside To-Go & Marg Kits
So we haven’t been out to eat since mid-March and it will be quite some time before we do go out again. I miss our weekend date night dinners out or hanging out on a patio drinking a margarita. But I just don’t feel safe yet, especially here in Texas.
Instead we have been hitting up our favorite local places for to-go orders and margarita kits on the weekends. There are a lot of restaurants here in Austin that provide curbside delivery or take-out with gluten-free options.
I’m linking to the main websites that have both regular menus and a link for to-go ordering online. I’ve noticed that some restaurant menus are changing frequently based on what supplies are available or just to keep things interesting. Some are offering market goods, too.
Check the regular menu for gluten-free items if they aren’t listed on the online menu or family meals to-go. I’ll do my best to share what we’ve found so far.
—— Asian ——
You have to call to place an order for pick up here. Although not marked, most Indian food is gluten-free except for the naan (of course).
One of my favorites are the South Indian Dosa, which are thin rice flour crepes filled with various things like onions and potatoes (masala dosa). These are great for dipping in all the sauces. Some other faves are the Reshmi Kabob, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Korma, and Chicken Briyani.
Bar Peached specializes in Asian comfort food and cocktails. We ordered the BP Taco Family Pack for curbside pick up and kept it gluten-free with corn tortillas (you can make a choice when you order online). Plus a side order of Wafu Salad.
You get the Charred Brussels and a choice of Taco Trio (we went with the bbq brisket and spiced cauliflower because the Bahn mi is not gluten-free). There is also a Chimichurri Fried Fish Taco in the kit. That one also isn’t gluten-free so Brett ate that and really loved it!
I love that dietary restrictions are clearly marked on the menu whether it is gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan or contains shellfish or peanuts. And you can make choices when you place the order online.
And of course we stocked up on some bottled Margarita de Peached. One of my fave margaritas in town! Made with habanero, Thai basil fused tequila, orange liqueur and lime. Yum.
Mama Fu’s (Asian food influenced by Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine) has several locations around Austin. Online ordering is available for delivery or pick up. Gluten-free items are clearly marked on the menu and you can alert them to an “allergy” so they take extra care to prevent cross-contamination.
Old Thousand serves up dope Chinese food on the East Side. The menu is clearly marked with gluten-free and vegan dishes. Although most of the take out menu isn’t gluten-free, they do have some good options. Don’t miss out on the Brisket Fried Rice!
Oseyo serves Korean food. All of the gluten-free options are clearly marked on the regular menu and they only use gluten-free Korean soy sauce in their dishes. I love the Wood Grilled Beef Bulgogi served with banchan and lettuce for making wraps. As well as the Ddukbokki, which are savory rice cakes sautéed in a sweet and spicy chili sauce.
P.F. Chang’s is a chain but the do have an extensive clearly marked gluten-free menu, you can order online, and pick up your takeout. Love the lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef and fried rice.
Pho Thaison is a local Austin chain that serves Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese food. The menu is clearly marked for gluten-free items, you can order online and pick it up.
Thai Fresh serves authentic Thai food made with fresh local ingredients. Plus next door there is an entirely gluten-free bakery and coffee shop with lots of goodies to order online for curbside pick up.
Many of the items on the menu are gluten-free except for the fried items which have an “*” next to them. Other dishes are marked “not gluten free” but the noodles can be substituted. The Pad Thai is definitely a huge favorite with Austin foodies!
They also have an online grocery and retail store for all kinds of goods available for pick up.
Wu Chow serves farm to table Chinese food and most of the menu is gluten-free. The fryer is safe since the dumplings (do contain gluten) are steamed not fried. The food is fresh and delicious.
I highly recommend the Local Green Beans, Tangerine Peel Beef, Crispy Sesame Beef, Gong Bao Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Chengdu Chili Chicken, and Hunan Style Beef! It is all so good.
—— American ——
District has some great food and batched cocktails to-go! They have a clearly marked to-go menu with some gluten-free options and the menus change seasonally as well. One of my favorites is the Cast Iron Chicken in the fall.
Eddie V’s is on the pricer side but they have great quality seafood and steaks. We went there for our anniversary dinner in January. Now you can place your to-go order online for curbside pick up. And interestingly they have some fancy marketplace boxes and steaks cut for grilling at home, too.
Paul Martin’s serves up classic comfort food. And now they have family meals to-go! You need to check the main menu to see what is gluten-free and what is not.
We ordered the Cobb Salad and the Braised Short Rib Family Meal. In the family meal, the braised short ribs, seasonal salad (without croutons) and mashed potatoes are gluten-free. However, the crispy brussels and the bread (obvi) are not gluten-free. So that’s all for Brett. Lots of great options here and I really love the salad dressings.
Wilder Wood also serves classic comfort food, and it is a 100% gluten-free kitchen. So nothing on the menu is off limits. You have to call to place an order for pick up.
They serve all kinds of goodies like hand-cut onion rings, calamari and super nachos or entrees like chicken fried steak and country fried chicken. They have street tacos, fajitas and enchiladas. Salads. Black Angus burgers and delicious hand-cut fries. The gluten-free buns are really good, too (not too much bread, not dry and they don’t fall apart).
—— BBQ ——
Franklin’s is offering online ordering and curbside pickup, too! Now you don’t have to wait in that infamous line. Everything is gluten-free except the bread and the dark BBQ sauce.
I was so excited to pick up La BBQ! They confirmed the meat and BBQ sauces are gluten-free. The brisket, smoked turkey, pulled pork, pickled onions, and super spicy pickles were amazing.
This is a BBQ food truck and the menu is always changing. You need to order directly at the truck and ask about gluten-free options. I know that the meats, smoked chicken, kale Caesar slaw, potato salad, kimchi, and beet BBQ sauce are gluten-free.
Salt Lick BBQ
You can order meats and BBQ sauce from the Salt Lick online and they will ship them to you. You can also order take out at the Driftwood location. There are also plenty of outdoor picnic tables if you want to eat outside under the trees. You can BYOB or buy wine/drinks at the Salt Lick Cellars next door.
—— Mexican ——
ATX Cocina is a 100% gluten-free kitchen! The masa is processed in house and sourced from heirloom varieties of corn grown by small family farms in Mexico. They have a variety of taco kits and margaritas available for ordering online. My favorite is the barbacoa beef short rib and salsa samplers.
I’m not sure about the food at El Arroyo, but I do know that the chips are gluten-free. So if you are feeling like some margs to-go they do offer a margarita kit with chips and salsa!
Eldorado cafe has online ordering and really great curbside delivery. I love a menu that has clearly marked items containing gluten (G) and the dishes that are subject to cross contamination (CC). So I can easily choose from all the gluten-free options!
I tried the Carnitas Cubanos (crispy pork roasted in Cuban style citrus garlic mojo) which comes with pickled red onion, pico de gallo, guac, corn tortillas, and a choice of two sides. I went with the Eldorado Rice and Las Calabasas (butternut squash hash) and Brett had the Beef Enchiladas. It was delicious. Now there are so many more things I want to try!
Fresa’s is one of my favorite places! They started off doing to-go before expanding and really have it nailed down. The chimichurri skirt steak and grilled achiote & citrus chicken dinners are the bomb! Stay away from anything fried as they do not have a dedicated fryer. The chips are not made in-house so should be okay.
I absolutely love the spicy ancho chile margarita. At first they were selling margarita kits but now the mix the drinks and bottle them. Served with spicy salt and limes, too.
La Condesa has some really great family pack dinners and margarita kits. The serving portions were really generous! They have so many gluten-free options (look at the original menu before the online order menu).
We went with barbacoa cooked in a banana leaf and grilled mushrooms with mint chimichurri (insane delicious) and heirloom corn tortillas. Plus a few other add-ons. So good.
So Lupe Tortilla is another one of our favorite Tex-Mex places. Almost everything is gluten-free, including the tortilla chips (they do have a dedicated fryer). The guacamole, salsa and bean dips are really good. I love the beef fajitas, carne asada, barbacoa tacos, and verde enchiladas.
The regular menu has a little wheat symbol next to menu items that contain wheat or flour and are not gluten-free so look there before ordering online. They have lots of margaritas, beer and wine for curbside to-go orders, too.
Most of the Maudie’s locations offer online ordering and curbside pick-up. The regular menus are marked with gluten-free symbols. Ask for gluten-free chips specifically in the comment sections. You can also request gluten-free options for some dishes in the comments when you order online.
They also offer margarita kits and frozen margaritas when you order food. Lots of yummy options.
Suerte has turned into a casual taqueria and has some fantastic street taco kits, salsas, and sides available for ordering online and curbside pick-up. The house-made masa tortillas are so good. And if I’m being honest, the Don Dario margarita is probably my favorite in town. I do love a spicy margarita!
Well hope you find some good gluten-free to-go eats here in Austin and stay safe my friends!