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Ultimate Gluten-Free Dining Guide at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Ultimate Gluten-Free Dining Guide At Universal CityWalk Orlando

Ultimate Gluten-Free Dining Guide at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Welcome to your ultimate guide to gluten-free dining at Universal CityWalk Orlando!

This iconic hot spot at the heart of Universal Orlando Resort is more than just a gateway to the world-famous Universal Studios and Universal theme parks. It’s also a food lover’s paradise, boasting a fantastic range of eateries that cater to all dietary preferences.

Navigating a new place can be daunting, especially if you’re on a gluten-free diet. But don’t worry, we’ve done the homework for you!

From the legendary Hard Rock Cafe to the vibrant Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, we’re taking you on a foodie adventure, exploring the best gluten-free meals CityWalk has to offer.

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Hard Rock Cafe Orlando

Located at Orlando FL 32819, Hard Rock Cafe Orlando takes you on a journey to rock ‘n roll nirvana with its music themed apparel, mouth-watering food, and a collection of iconic music memorabilia.

In addition to the awe-inspiring ambiance, the Hard Rock Cafe has become a haven for those looking for gluten-free options in Universal CityWalk Orlando.

The restaurant’s commitment to serving only the freshest ingredients ensures a sumptuous dining experience. Their gluten-free menu offers a host of options like the legendary burger, a must-try at the Hard Rock.

They also serve an excellent Rocking Chicken Sandwich and a Fresh Beet Side Salad, both gluten-free. Immerse yourself in the Hard Rock legacy as you dine in style, surrounded by vibrant sound systems and regular live band performances.

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The Cowfish® Sushi Burger Bar

For a unique, cutting-edge fusion of flavors, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar is the place to be. It combines the best of two worlds, offering an extensive gluten-free menu that perfectly embodies culinary alchemy. Here, you can find a variety of delectable gluten-free options that are as tantalizing as they are innovative.

Indulge in their Boursin Bacon Burger or try The Boss Roll, both of which are gluten-free. The chefs here create culinary alchemy, combining elements of burgers and sushi to bring you a unique dining experience.

In addition to the exciting menu, the Cowfish’s funky decor and relaxing atmosphere make it a memorable stop at the Universal CityWalk.

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Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

When you step into Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, you are immediately transported to the easy-going, carefree island life. This oasis in the middle of Universal CityWalk Orlando is known for its delicious and wide-ranging gluten-free offerings. The restaurant’s laid-back ambiance, complete with its open air veranda and live music, make it a favorite among visitors.

Delight your taste buds with a Cheeseburger in Paradise or savor the Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa, both great gluten-free options. Make sure to save room for a tantalizingly sweet dessert – the gluten-free Brownie Sundae.

Margaritaville is a prime example of CityWalk’s commitment to offering varied and delicious gluten-free options in a festive dining experience.

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Vivo Italian Kitchen

Dive into the heart of Italy at Vivo Italian Kitchen in Universal CityWalk Orlando. This restaurant, known for its modern take on classic Italian cuisine, does a wonderful job accommodating those seeking gluten-free options. The warm atmosphere and traditional setting pair perfectly with the carefully curated gluten-free menu.

Starting with a light fresh salad like the Insalata Mista, to main course options like Pollo Alla Sorrentina, you’re guaranteed to experience the finest Italian dining. The gluten-free pasta dishes here are a real treat, with the chefs creating culinary alchemy in every bite.

The ambiance, with subtle sound and special effects, further enhances this full-service restaurant’s overall appeal, making it a must-visit.

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Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food

For a taste of vibrant Mexican culture and authentic Mexican food, look no further than Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food. As soon as you step in, you are enveloped in a riot of colors, a live mariachi music setting, and an exciting menu with a wide range of gluten-free options.

Try their mouthwatering gluten-free Pollo A La Parrilla, a juicy grilled chicken dish, or their savory Carne Asada. Don’t forget to end your meal on a high note with their gluten-free churros, a tantalizingly sweet dessert.

With live mariachi music filling the air, dining at Antojitos becomes a sensory experience, making it a highlight of Universal CityWalk Orlando.

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Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom

Celebrate the life and music of the iconic Bob Marley at Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom. This spot in Universal CityWalk Orlando combines an extensive menu of delicious Caribbean cuisine, including jamaican influenced appetizers, and a variety of gluten-free options.

Enjoy gluten-free options like the Grilled Chicken Breast, which is served with a side of tasty vegetables. Don’t miss their famous Jerk Wings, a treat for spice lovers.

The relaxing balcony terrace, a collection of photos and artifacts from Bob Marley’s storied career surround you as you savor the bold flavors, providing an immersive and flavorful dining experience.

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The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.™

Step into the charming world of the film ‘Forrest Gump’ at The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. in Universal CityWalk Orlando. As the name suggests, this restaurant specializes in shrimp, offering a variety of preparations to suit every palate. But what makes it stand out is its comprehensive gluten-free menu, making it a top choice for those with dietary restrictions.

Kick off your meal with the classic dishes of New Orleans Shrimp and Cajun Chicken. For mains, the Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi is a crowd-pleaser, and it’s gluten-free! Of course, don’t forget to save room for the delectable tantalizingly sweet dessert – Mama’s Best Strawberry Shortcake that’s equally delightful and gluten-free.

This immersive dining experience, coupled with snippets of the film playing on video screens around you, makes it an experience to remember.

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Pat O’Briens®

Experience the famous New Orleans ‘dueling piano bar’ at Pat O’Brien’s® right here in Universal CityWalk Orlando. Known for its high-energy live music, this venue doubles as a great dining destination with a host of gluten-free options.

Indulge in the gluten-free Baked Chicken or savor the flavor of a classic, gluten-free New York Strip. The chefs only use the finest ingredients to provide an unforgettable dining experience.

As you dine, enjoy the lively atmosphere, accentuated by the talented pianists and the interactive sound systems, which ensure your evening is filled with good food and great entertainment.

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Red Oven Pizza Bakery

Red Oven Pizza Bakery at Universal CityWalk Orlando stands out for its delicious and authentic pizza offerings. Best of all, their menu boasts a variety of gluten-free pizzas, ensuring everyone can enjoy a slice (or two) of this beloved Italian classic.

Choose from a range of gluten-free pizza options, such as Margherita or the Super Bianca. All pizzas are prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients and baked to perfection in a stone-lined oven.

With its modern décor and relaxed atmosphere, Red Oven Pizza Bakery makes a great spot for a casual, delicious meal.

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Hot Dog Hall of Fame

Universal’s Hot Dog Hall of Fame is a tribute to America’s favorite street food. Located on the upper level of Universal CityWalk Orlando, this casual eatery offers a variety of hot dogs from different cities, along with gluten-free options that keep you coming back for more.

Despite its name, Hot Dog Hall of Fame is not all about hot dogs. It also offers a selection of gluten-free sausages and brats, which can be paired with a variety of delicious toppings. As you savor your meal, don’t forget to check out the baseball memorabilia adorning the walls.

You can enjoy your meal in the stands with stadium seating while taking in the vibrant atmosphere of Universal CityWalk.

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Bread Box

At the Bread Box in Universal CityWalk Orlando, you’ll discover a selection of handcrafted sandwiches, salads, and comfort food. Known for its fresh, tasty ingredients, this cozy deli also offers gluten-free bread, making it an excellent choice for those with dietary restrictions.

You can’t go wrong with the gluten-free versions of their famous Turkey, Bacon, and Avocado sandwich or the classic Italian. Accompany your sandwich with a fresh salad for a wholesome, satisfying meal.

With its friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere, the Bread Box is a must-visit spot at Universal Orlando Resort.

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After a long day at Universal Theme Parks, there’s nothing better than a refreshing frozen treat. Head over to Menchie’s at Universal CityWalk Orlando for a wide array of frozen yogurt flavors, most of which are gluten-free!

From the classic Vanilla Snow to the tangy Pineapple Cake, there’s a flavor for everyone. And don’t forget the toppings – Menchie’s offers a variety of gluten-free options, from fresh fruits to candy pieces.

End your day on a sweet note with a customized gluten-free fro-yo from Menchie’s.

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Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery, located at Universal CityWalk Orlando, is the perfect place to indulge in a rich and creamy ice cream. Here, you can choose from a variety of flavors and toppings, and the staff will mix your creation on a frozen granite stone. Thankfully, many of these delightful ice creams and mix-ins are gluten-free!

Try the classic Sweet Cream or the fruity Strawberry. Add gluten-free mix-ins like chocolate chips or almonds for extra flavor.

Cold Stone Creamery is the perfect stop to satiate your sweet tooth while exploring the vibrant Universal CityWalk.


From themed dining experiences to gourmet delights, Universal CityWalk Orlando has a host of gluten-free options for all visitors.

With chefs committed to culinary alchemy, using only the finest ingredients, the restaurants here cater to a range of tastes and dietary preferences.

So whether you’re planning a day at the Universal Orlando Resort or gearing up for a night of fun during Halloween Horror Nights, you can be sure to find great, gluten-free food options to fuel your adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section we answer your questions about gluten free dining at Universal Studios CityWalk in Orlando.

Does Hard Rock Cafe at Universal CityWalk Orlando have gluten-free options?

Yes, Hard Rock Cafe Orlando located in Universal CityWalk Orlando does offer gluten-free dishes like their Legendary Burger and BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich.

Is Universal CityWalk Orlando suitable for gluten-free diners?

Absolutely. With a variety of restaurants offering gluten-free options such as Hard Rock Cafe, The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, and Vivo Italian Kitchen, Universal CityWalk Orlando caters well to gluten-free diners.

Can I eat gluten-free pizza at Universal CityWalk Orlando?

Yes, Red Oven Pizza Bakery in Universal CityWalk Orlando offers gluten-free pizzas, providing a great option for those following a gluten-free diet.

Are there gluten-free desserts at Universal CityWalk Orlando?

Yes, gluten-free dessert options are available at Universal CityWalk Orlando. You can enjoy gluten-free frozen treats at Menchie’s and Cold Stone Creamery, or indulge in the gluten-free gourmet chocolates at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium Savory Feast Kitchen.

What are some gluten-free dishes at Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food in Universal CityWalk Orlando?

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food in Universal CityWalk Orlando offers a range of gluten-free dishes such as tacos and enchiladas made with corn tortillas.

Do the restaurants at Universal CityWalk Orlando stay open during Halloween Horror Nights?

Yes, the restaurants at Universal CityWalk Orlando, including those offering gluten-free options, remain open during the Halloween Horror Nights event.

Holly Smith

I'm Holly a Mum of 4 with a love for everything Disney & Orlando!

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