It is important to note that the severity of celiac disease and gluten related disorders depends on the person. Other than the restaurants with kitchens listed on this site that are dedicated gluten-free facilities, my recommendations are not for the severely sensitive. I can't stress enough the importance of listening to your own intuition when it comes to choosing what to eat for a meal. The information presented on this website should be interpreted as a starting point, and not a replacement for individual inquiry. Please continue to ask questions of your wait staff to make sure you are safe.
What does it mean when a restaurant claims a menu item is "gluten-free"? Well, one assumes that means that there is no wheat or gluten containing ingredients in a dish. But those of us with celiac disease need more than that.
The restaurants and bakeries listed on the Dedicated GF Establishments page hold themselves to the highest of standards. Gluten containing food never enters the kitchen at these places. The rest of the kitchens listed on this site serve food that contains gluten, but they've made it on to this discriminating list because of their voluntarily commitment to a separate gluten-free menu.
GF Denver has sought answers to many of the questions people with celiac ask restaurant staff when dining out. Managers and owners of the best restaurants in town have been asked about how their staff is trained, how gluten-free meals are prepared in their kitchen, and how easy it is to identify the gluten-free menu items. To the left is an infographic that provides icons that can give you a quick summary of a restaurant's commitment to guests with celiac disease.