Spring is here and we left to explore Moab Utah! Moab is a town of red rocks, the Colorado river and an awe inspiring national park. Moab is a premier destination for hikers, bikers, runners, all terrain vehicle lovers and more to enjoy a small town vibe with lot’s of premier amenities and eating! Find the best gluten free restaurants in Moab Utah!
Activities in Moab:
- Rafting on the Colorado River
- Visiting Arches National Park
- Mountain Biking
- Enjoying the Arts–Moab Folk Festival and Scots on the Rocks
- Horseback Riding
- Motorcycle Road Touring
- Rock Climbing
- UTV, ATV and other Off Road Vehicle Exploring
Places to Stay:
There are plenty of places to stay in Moab from eclectic budget friendly motels to high end resorts. Plenty of vacation rental homes and condos are also available to stay in. You can find most major hotel and motel chains here perfect for any range of budget.
Best Time of Year to Visit Moab:
We enjoy fall and spring here. Summers are hot but are also a popular time to visit. There are a lot of activities and events that happen in the spring and fall so prices can be expensive. We booked the week before the Jeep Safari and spring break. If we had booked the following week, prices for motels and hotels would have doubled in price. Summer’s are fine to visit as well, but you’ll want to plan on getting out in the early mornings and evenings for outdoor activities and keep midday for water and indoor activities.
Other Suggested Places to Stay:
If you love the feel of small town places like Moab and Park City but want a budget friendly vacation, we suggest heading to our other two vacation gems:
Marysvale, Utah: If Moab is too hot for you in the summer, try Marysvale Utah! We find it has a lot of the same amenities as Moab but on a micro scale. We will ride our UTV into town for an ice cream cone. I’ve got plenty of running trails for me and there is fishing, an adventure park, plenty of off roading and biking trails and more! We love staying in a train car village with themed rooms like the Zehyr.
Mesquite, Nevada: This is our winter hot spot. Another small town favorite with plenty to do close by. It’s also a short drive away from busy Saint George Utah and very affordable to stay. There are family friendly activities too within the town and a nice desert landscaped paved running and biking trail and more!
Gluten Free Eating in Moab, Utah
Always the hardest thing on any trip is finding foods and places to eat! On this trip we stayed in a motel so eating out was going to be a must.
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- Moab Grill: One of the most popular and iconic diners in Moab that’s been around since the 1960’s! I enjoyed the pesto omelette. There weren’t gluten free bread choices but I was able to find plenty of gluten free options by choosing eggs, potatoes and fruit.
- Red Rock Bakery and Cafe: The menu shows some gluten free options available for eating.
- Moab Diner: Another iconic eatery in Moab, Moab Diner offers a lot of the same options as Moab Grill.
- Moab Garage: Several people have recommended the gluten free breakfast tacos.
Lunch and Snacks
- Grocery Stores: Almost all of the grocery stores (even the markets!) offered gluten free bread, crackers and other options from grab and go salads to sushi. I found plenty of snacks and lunch items I could take along with me while we were out exploring.
- Taco Stands: There are a few taco stands in Moab too that offered corn tortillas and a quick bite to eat.
- Fast Food: There are several fast food chains that have some gluten free items available. Wendy’s is usually my go to for a salad.
- Quesadilla Mobilla: Fun gluten free tacos and other Mexican faire.
- Pasta Jay’s: You can have Italian food! Pasta Jay’s is an Italian restaurant that offers gluten free menu items. They were delicious!
- Antica Forma: Highly recommended to me and perfect for dinner or lunch. They offer gluten free pizzas, soup and salad.
- The Spoke on Center: Offers plenty of gluten free options
- The Broken Oar: Also offers some gluten free meals
- Thai Bella Moab: Many reviewers have said that the staff will accommodate gluten free needs.
- Moab Brewery: I was able to find a good selection of gluten free items on the menu and fish and pulled pork tacos too!
Dessert can be tough as I’m gluten AND dairy free. If you are just gluten free you’ll find plenty of ice cream creameries you can enjoy. After a day of hiking and exploring, my sweet tooth goes into overdrive and I just want to end the day with a sweet treat!
- Sweet Cravings Bakery and Bistro: This bakery has a good selection of gluten free treats for your sweet tooth!
- Crystal’s Cakes and Cones: Everyone went in for ice cream. I came out with a gluten free cupcake! They offer vanilla and chocolate gluten free cupcakes here. Pretty sure it wasn’t dairy free though…my stomach protested later. But it was a delicious cupcake!
Gluten Free and Vegan Eating in Moab
If you are gluten free and dairy free it’s not hard to find places to eat in Moab. I used this list to find restaurants. I found a lot of places were familiar with my needs and all of the restaurants above were able to make accommodations for me. A lot of those places mentioned in the link below also made my list too.
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments!