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Gluten-Free in Yakima?

If you’re shopping in Yakima, Washington for food without gluten and for restaurants that have a gluten free menu for Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, GFCF diet and even just for preventative health reasons, here’s a list of gluten free restaurants in Yakima and Yakima restaurants with gluten free menu items.

Gluten Free Bakery in Yakima

That’s right, there’s a gluten free bakery in Yakima. We might not have a lot of alternative anythings here, but we do have a local baker, Jenny Mae Simmons, whose family struggled to find high quality gluten-free pastries, breads and cakes. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about Jenny’s store.

Jenny Mae’s Gluten-Free Goodies
8308 Ahtanum Road
Yakima, WA 98908

Gluten Free at the Grocery Stores in Yakima

Safeway has a few gluten free products. One Safeway has them mixed in with the regular items while another has them in a separate section. I can’t decide which is more convenient, really. Both Fred Meyer and Rosauers have great gluten free sections built into their health food and bulk foods aisles.

Fred Meyer
1206 North 40th
Yakima, WA 98908
(509) 576-6800

Rosauers
410 S. 72nd Ave.
Yakima, WA 98908
(509) 972-2327

Yakima Produce and Recipes for Healthy Eating in Yakima

For timely, in-season recipes for Yakima and local Yakima Produce and nutrition articles, check out local writer Kara Kraemer She’s the Healthy Foods Examiner and her column is awesome. You can subscribe to her column at her page, here are a few of her latest titles:

Brown Rice; A dieter’s best food friend
The lore of beet production in the Yakima Valley
Gluten Free Banana Bread with Amaranth

Yakima Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menu Items

We don’t have any entirely gluten free restaurants, but here are a few restaurants that have gluten-free menu items. Gepetto’s Italian Restaurant on Summitview Road has a gluten free spaghetti. Outback Steak House indicates a few gluten free items on their menu. For more Gluten Free restaurants and reviews by other celiac patients, check out the Gluten Free Restaurant directories at Celiac Handbook, Living Without, Triumph Dining, Celiac Society, and Gluten Free Food Reviews

Gepetto’s Italian Bistro
3105 Summitview Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-2310
(509) 895-7048

Outback Steakhouse
2412 Rudkin Road
Union Gap, WA 98903-1610
(509) 469-4886

Yakima Health Food Stores with Gluten Free Products

There is a health food store in Union Gap. Personally, while buying local is definitely important to me, I prefer the health food sections at Fred Meyer and Rosauers because I’ve always found them to be clean, the staff friendly and the selection admirable, with reasonable prices. I can’t say that I’ve had the same experience at Mill Creek, though I urge you to at least go check them out one day. Beem’s Nutrition is a great place to find supplements and processed health food products. Their bulk whole food selection leaves a lot to be desired.

Mill Creek Natural Foods, Inc
4315 Main Street
Union Gap, WA 98903
(509) 452-5386

Beem’s Nutrition – Westside
3715 River Road
Yakima, WA‎ 98908
(509) 452-2400

Beem’s Nutrition‎ – Valley Mall
2415 South 14th Street
Union Gap, WA‎ 98901
(509) 453-5940‎

5 comments to Gluten-Free in Yakima?

  • Thanks for this list… I will now be able to find bakeries that are gluten free. This information is very helpful especially for mothers who want to keep their family healthy.

  • I would strongly recommend a fine meal at Tony’s Steak House (221 West Yakima Avenue) they were very accommodating to my gluten/soy allergies. They will work hard to accommodate any other allergies you have as well. I find the Outback in Yakima to be substandard for the chain (even if they do offer gluten free menu), and I’d rather pay a couple dollars more and eat at a restaurant of Tony’s caliber. The experience was one of the best that I’ve had since my diagnosis and right up there with any I’ve had in my life. I was so impressed I ate there every night with my wife. The ambience is wonderful, the staff warm and engaging. The first night there I sat above the kitchen (you can see the kitchen in full progress) and noticed the measures they take to avoid cross contamination and was beyond impressed and I knew that I didn’t have to fight the anxiety of whether I was going to get glutenized or not. I can’t put a price on eating out and eating out safely so that is why I am compelled to recommend this establishment to all Gluten Sensitive travelers to Yakima…if only they were open for breakfast too :)
    I can’t wait to head back there in 2 weeks…I can smell the apple wood scent in my memory as I type.

  • nikki

    If you do come back to town, it would absolutely be worth your while to head out to Jenny Mae’s G Free bakery for some bread products to take home with you. She makes donuts and pretty fabulous desserts as well.

    Before I found out my son and I have Celiac my husband and I went to Tony’s and loved it. Glad to know it is still a safe option!

  • Heather

    I have been told that Olive Garden has a gluten free pasta dish. Wish there were more options…

  • shelley

    Just ate at Olive Garden this evening, they were very good making sure no croutons on salad ect. and they will let you order G free penne pasta with any dishes that can exchange pasta’s

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