We’ve never talked about it here before, but we have a bit of a confession. We love good food – interesting, well thought out, beautifully delicious food. We love to cook, but we also enjoy fine dining and a good “hole in the wall” local hangout.

As someone with celiac disease, eating out isn’t always easy, so when we do hit up the restaurant scene we want it to be a wonderful experience that leaves me happy and not unwell.

We thought it was about time we shared our top 10 restaurants. You will see that there are locations in three countries. These are largely fine dining, with a short list at the bottom of our favorite go-to places.

These are all places we have enjoyed dinner or lunch! These are also places worth traveling to visit!

Ps: we paid our own way, no sponsorship here just in case you were wondering. We save our pennies and don’t eat out much when we are not traveling!

Top 10 Restaurants

10. Paper Dosa (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Regional South Indian cuisine centered around dosa, a buckwheat crepe. These naturally gluten free crepes are a delicious accompaniment to their currys, fillings, and sambala. A good selection of Indian drinks including lassi.


9. Le Cirque (Las Vegas, Nevada)








Set by the fountains at the Bellagio, this is a classic french restaurant that imbues fun into eat dish – they play with texture. The wine pairings with the 5 course selection is a good deal.

8. Ochre (Cairns, Australia) – Innovative Australian cuisine.

7. Kuneho (Austin, Texas)

Paul Qui’s menu is about maximising the flavor in each bite. They have an excellent sake selection.

6. Azuma (Sydney, Australia) – Tucked away in a high-rise in the centre of Sydney, this Japanese restaurant features the freshest fish, and a wonderful degustation menu. They even had a gluten free version of the 9 course menu including dessert.

5. Del Posto (New York City, New York)

Incredible Italian – including the best gluten free pasta. Amazing wine menu featuring italian wines. If you are having trouble getting dinner reservations (they are hard to get), try a lunch reservation.

4. Walrus & the Carpenter (Seattle, Washington)

Oysters, Oysters, cocktails, and more oysters. We recommend visiting toward the end of happy hour! Get the timing of your visit wrong and you might be in for a long wait!

3. Husk (Charleston, South Carolina) –

American Southern Cuisine. Classic and innovative. Amazing whiskey and bourbon menu.

2. Geronimo (Santa Fe, New Mexico) –

Contemporary southwestern cuisine. They offered incredible service, split every plate gratis, and were impeccable in remembering Anna’s inability to eat gluten making the changes needed in a seamless manner

1. Eleven Madison Park (New York City, New York) –

Contemporary American cuisine. Impeccable service.

Other Favorites

We have some other favorites that are not on this top 10 list, but are nonetheless go-to places when we are in the city concerned!

  • Edible Canada (Vancouver, Canada)

  • Max’s Wine and Dive Bar (Austin, Texas) – incredible gluten free fried chicken and waffles.

  • Tune Up Cafe (Santa Fe, New Mexico) – Fabulous South American breakfast food!
  • La Espiga D’oro (Clovis, New Mexico) – a family owned mexican restaurant, mexican grocery and tortilla factory.
  • Lotus of Siam (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Mad Jack’s Barbecue (Cloudcroft, New Mexico


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We are a recently married thirty-something couple who explore, adventure, and live Not a Pedestrian Life. We are Anna & Dwight Rabe. We are Team Rabe.



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