Downtown Arlington Offers Healthy Dining Options

By Jillian Dennis

Downtown Arlington is home to several great restaurants. I should know because I live right down the street from most of them. Most of these hot spots have delicious food choices, and I have dined at almost all of the restaurants around here.

I like to eat gluten-free food, but I know many people still eat gluten. Us “gluten-free eaters” are a small community. Every place that has gluten-free selections still offers the same selections without being gluten-free.

I love going to Twisted Root and Grease Monkey. They both have a great gluten-free burger. It tastes just as delicious as a regular burger. I promise you can’t tell a difference in taste. They also serve them with gluten-free fries. YUM! Grease Monkey’s gluten-free option is not on their menu, so you have to ask about it.

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Jimmy John’s and Freebird’s World Burrito are next door to each other on Abram Street in downtown. These are both really great places if you need a quick lunch, especially for college kids nearby. Jimmy John’s offers a couple of different vegetarian sandwiches and the JJ’s Unwhich. The Unwhich takes any sandwich you like and makes it a lettuce wrap, which is also gluten-free. Freebird’s is great for anyone. You choose what you want in your bowl or burrito, so it’s truly customized to YOU!

When looking for pizza places there are two choices in downtown: Mellow Mushroom  and Old School Pizza and Suds. Who doesn't love pizza? Both pizza shops have great vegetarian options, but I love going to Mellow Mushroom because they have a full gluten-free menu as well as allergen menus.

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For gluten-free options at College Park Station, try Grip Mediterranean Grill , Pie Five Pizza Co. or Digg’s Taco Shop. They also have tons of vegetarian choices for the herbivores out there.

 

About the blogger: I am Jillian Dennis, a 23-year-old journalism and broadcasting student at University of Texas at Arlington. I was born and raised in Oklahoma, but currently live in Texas pursuing my dreams. I love food, and food loves me.