Let me start off by saying it is HARD to eat gluten free in Las Cruces. 100% dedicated gluten free restaurants don’t exist there..at least not yet. Here are a few places I would suggest if you ever happen to visit.
Salt + Honey Bakery Café: Stopped by on the drive from El Paso to Las Cruces since it is super close to the airport. They are not dedicated gluten free, but they do offer a few GF baked goods from time to time. I ordered a coconut lime loaf and it was vegan and gluten free.
Orange Peel Pastries: Unfortunately by the time we were about to go here they were closed. I decided to leave it on the map because I heard the baked goods were totally worth trying. I can’t really give any insight on how safe it is for Celiac since I didn’t actually stop by.
Las Cruces Gluten Free Breakfast
Keva Juice: Kevia juice makes for the best snack or quick breakfast! I always order the Leah-Licious because it is dairy free. They use a separate blender each time and I have never had an issues getting a smoothie from here.
A Bite of Belgium: This place handled my food allergies like a champ, and to top it all off they even had a separate gluten free menu. Not very many places in Las Cruces have a gluten free menu so I was over the moon when I found out! I ordered the GF French toast and it was AMAZING. I did ask them to cook it on a clean grill or separate pan that has not been cross contaminated just to be extra safe.
Las Cruces Gluten Free Dinner
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro: By far my favorite place to eat in Las Cruces, and the wine is even better! D.H. Lescombes Winery has the most extensive GF dinner menu I have found so far. If you like moscato then trust me when I say you need to order a glass/bottle of the Mimbres White. I also ordered the jalapeno bacon wrapped shimp, chicken breast, and the creme brulee.
Chick-fil-a: I know, I know you can get this anywhere so why would I include it on gluten free places to eat in Las Cruces…well it has to do with green chilies! The ONLY Chick-fil-a you can get green chilies on you meal is in New Mexico. I don’t know about you but I love a little extra spice with my chicken! New Mexico is know for its green chilies so it is totally worth adding them to your grilled nuggets.
Las Cruces Gluten Free Dessert
Caliche’s Frozen Custard: Saturday night we stopped at this super retro custard place. While Caliche’s offers nothing dairy free they do have gluten free custard options. No specific menu or indicators telling you what you can and can’t have, but it is pretty obvious if you stick to the basics. I ordered a vanilla shake with chocolate chips and I asked them to blend it separately with clean utensils. Great stop if you are looking for a yummy dessert!
Here are some other restaurants that I did not have a chance to eat at, but can accommodate gluten free:
Si Señior Restaurant
Have fun planning and enjoy eating gluten free in Las Cruces!