Where to Eat Gluten Free in the High Country

It has been nearly 30 days that hubby has been on his special diet cutting out everything except fruits low on the glycemic index, vegetables, and meat.  Hubby has hypothyroidism and you can read more about it in this post On the Road to Thyroid Healing.  I am so proud of my husband, he has done great!  This diet has been a tough one, but he has stuck to it and now with only one day left he is about to start reintroducing foods back into his diet to see what foods that he is sensitive to.

Hubby still isn’t sure what he might have to cut out of his diet permanently, but he has a sinking feeling that it might be gluten.  I am praying that it is not, but at the same time I would not be surprised.  Gluten has seemed to give him a lot of problem in the past couple of years, as it does for more people than you might realize.

If you struggle with hypothyroidism, chronic fatigue, constipation, or overall digestive issues you really might want to check out this book Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms? When My Lab Tests Are Normal: A Revolutionary Breakthrough In Understanding Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism, it really might change your life.  Plus, there is a chiropractor in town that has taken his (the author’s) specialized classes and practices functional medicine.  It is amazing and I am excited to get to the bottom of hubby’s problems.  At least if we know what they are we will be in a better position to make decisions for treatment.

If hubby needs to go gluten free or not, I always like to be well informed about foods and restaurants that cater to dietary need of individuals, just in case. So, I did a little research to find out about places in the high country that have gluten free menus.  For you if you have a gluten intolerance or those you might know who need to eat gluten free.  Although I am sure there are many restaurants that will cater to individuals that might have to eat Gluten Free it is also always good to know places where you can just sit down and ask for a regular menu.

Gluten Free High Country Restaurants:

Mellow mushroom: Gluten free pizza option

Primos (Boone Mall): Gluten free pizza option and pasta option as well

Hob-Nob: Gluten free options are marked on the menu

Coyote Kitchen: Gluten free options avaliable

The Red Onion: Just ask for a whole gluten free menu

Char: I’m told they have a gluten free menu as well

Chick-fil-a: There are now many grilled chicken options including in the kids meals!

Which Which: One of my new favorite sandwich spots, which which offers a bowl option where it is presented in a yummy sort of salad sandwich sort of a presentation.

Ruby Tuesdays: I’m not sure if they have a gluten free menu or if it is marked on their menu, but apparently it is easy to find.

Outback: Plenty of gluten free options

Do you have to eat Gluten Free?  Do you know any other High Country restaurants that gluten free or have clear gluten free options?



  1. Hi Becky,

    It seems like everyone I meet in the High Country is popping thyroid pills myself included. I wanted to ask concerning your linked post: Can you tell me who the “high country physician who took this brilliant doctor’s seminars” is? We know thyroid is much more complicated than most physicians make it but we haven’t found anyone other who doesn’t handle it by simply taking a annual T4 blood test and giving you a pill to keep in range. There was some luck for my wife with the Kinesiologist at Calloway Clinic in Blowing Rock.