Portland's 3 favorite spots to find low-priced gluten-free fare

16 September 2019

Photo: Bam Bam Bakery/Yelp

Looking to satisfy your appetite for gluten-free fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable gluten-free restaurants around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Bam Bam Bakery

photo: Mike c./yelp

Topping the list is Bam Bam Bakery. Located at 267 Commercial St., the bakery and gluten-free spot, which offers coffee, tea and more, is the highest-rated low-priced gluten-free restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 170 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot, which opened in 2012, was Maine's first gluten-free bakery, according to News Center Maine. On the menu, look for items like gluten-free and dairy-free honey oatmeal bread, lemon cake and blueberry peach pies. 

2. Luis' Arepera & Grill

Photo: Luis M./Yelp

Next up is North Deering's Luis' Arepera & Grill, situated at 948 Forest Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 130 reviews on Yelp, the Venezuelan and gluten-free spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

Boston.com named this restaurant one of the top lunch spots to check out during a weekend road trip to the city. On the menu, look for chicken and beef empanadas, along with arepas, a flat patty typically stuffed with meat, seafood or veggies. 

3. Dobrá Tea

photo: michelle t./yelp

Dobrá Tea, located at 89 Exchange St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly tea room, vegetarian and gluten-free spot 4.5 stars out of 89 reviews. 

The Press Herald highlighted this Middle Eastern spot for its vegetarian-friendly menu. Look for eats like the Japanese-style cucumber salad or the sweet couscous dish with nuts, fruit, honey and cinnamon sugar.  

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