Thankfully, Queenstown is one of the best places in New Zealand for gluten free restaurants. There’s an excellent choice of dining establishments that serve strictly gluten free food, but almost every eatery will offer a decent selection of gluten free choices, no matter where you go.
So you can spend more time enjoying your trip and less time worrying about what’s safe to eat, here are the top five gluten free restaurants in Queenstown.
Top 5 gluten free restaurants in Queenstown
Vudu Café & Larder
Address: 16 Rees Street, Queenstown 9300, NZ
Much more than your standard gluten free cafe, this culinary masterpiece is the place to go to discover creative and exotic edible treats. Their huge selection of goodies includes the likes of black rice coconut pudding cups and salmon poached egg salads for breakfast to gourmet flatbreads and overstuffed bagels for lunch. Not only is a big chunk of their offerings gluten free, but you’ll find loads of dairy free and vegan options, too.
Cup & Cake
Address: 4/5-11 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, NZ
The best place in the city to indulge in gluten free cupcakes, this specialist bakery creates a vast assortment of cupcakes, with new additions every day. Around 1/3 of the cupcake flavours are completely gluten free. And with a delightful selection that covers everything from peppermint paddy and banoffee pie to lemon meringue and salted caramel, you’ll have a seriously tough time choosing just one!
Address: 7-9 The Mall, Queenstown 9348, NZ
Depending on where you go, gluten free pizza can range from “dreadful” to “meh” – except when you order it from Winnies. Loved by locals and visitors alike this popular pizza joint has gluten free bases and a wide range of naturally gluten free toppings. Keep it simple and stick to classics, like salami and mozzarella or experiment with innovative items like almonds and Moroccan lamb. Their pizzas are absolutely huge, but they’re happy to cover each half with a different set of toppings so you can share.
Public Kitchen & Bar
Address: Steamer Wharf/Beach, Queenstown 9300, NZ
Specialising in small dishes designed for sharing, Public Kitchen & Bar is a great place to go when you want to have a fun, casual dinner with friends. Their delicious sharing platters cover everything from chickpea chips with truffle oil and sticky pork belly sticks to lamb kofta with yoghurt dressing and white bean dip with garlic crudités. If you’re not a fan of sharing, they’ve also got a great selection of individual main courses, loads of which are gluten free.
Address: 30 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, NZ
When you’re in a rush and need something quick and tasty, Habebes is the place to go. This Middle Eastern-influenced café whips up a fantastic selection of wraps, pies, salads, soups and sweet treats fresh every day. Although their two daily soups are always gluten free, the stars of the show really are their wraps. Ask for the gluten free tortilla made freshly on site and have it stuffed with your choice of chicken, lamb or vegetarian falafel, plus sauce, salad and hummus for a quick meal on the go.
With most cafes and restaurants offering at least a small selection of gluten free dishes, it’s really easy being gluten free in Queenstown. But if you want a handful of places you know you can rely on to create drool-worthy gluten free food, give one of the above a try.