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Your Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Guide to Wauwatosa

BelAir Cantina

Whether it’s a dietary restriction or a preference, we know just how important it is to map out where to eat gluten-free or vegetarian when you travel. Luckily, Wauwatosa has a wide range of exciting and diverse food options throughout our city that meet these needs.

Urban Beets

A locally-owned and operated plant-based cafe in Wauwatosa, Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery is a must-visit to properly fuel your body. Their gluten-free options range from the Nachos and Winter Coconut Curry to the Sweet Bean Buddha Bowl and Power Granola. Plus, because Urban Beets specializes in plant-based cuisine, all of their food meets the needs of a vegetarian diet!

Located in The Mayfair Collection, Urban Beets also serves fresh, raw juice, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, and more. They also offer nut-free and soy-free options on their menu.

BelAir Cantina

Known for some pretty spectacular margaritas and countless taco options, BelAir Cantina is a great spot for gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian fare. 

Situated on W North Ave in East Tosa, Belair Cantina offers food for almost every diet. Try their gluten-free Koren Inspired Beef Taco, gluten-free Zihuatanejo Shrimp Taco, vegan Black Bean & Corn Taco, vegetarian Jackfruit Q Taco, and many more.

Ono Kine Grindz

Located in Midtown Tosa, Ono Kine Grindz is a Hawaiian market-deli that you can only find here in Wauwatosa

This must-visit stop specializes in authentic, local-style Hawaiian foods with many gluten-free and vegetarian options, including Artisan Korean Kim Chee (GF), Vegetable Potstickers (V), Kalua Pig (GF), Char Siu Chicken (GF), and much more.


As the name suggests, Wauwatiki is a tiki bar located in Wauwatosa — East Tosa to be exact! Besides the countless tropical drink options to enjoy all year long, Wauwatiki is also proud to be a 100% certified gluten-free kitchen. 

Order any and all things off their menu for delicious gluten-free fare, including the BBQ Chicken Pizza, Jerk Chicken Tacos, and Tiki Stir Fry.

Firefly Restaurant & Lounge

Originally a high-style restaurant and bar right outside the heart of Tosa Village, Firefly Restaurant & Lounge was transformed into a more casual, yet innovative and creative dining experience in 2007.

This women and sister-owned restaurant also offers some vegetarian and gluten-free options. We recommend trying the Stuffed Peppers entree, Beets appetizer, or Cauliflower Tacos.


Known for their fish fry, steak, seafood, and Italian staples, Alioto’s has been a part of our charming city for almost a century since Papa John Alioto opened “Alioto’s Garden” in 1923.

Get the full Italian experience with numerous gluten-free options: Chicken & Pasta, 6 Grilled Shrimp & Pasta, and any topping pizza.

Learn more about where to stay, where to eat, and things to do while you’re here in Wauwatosa. 

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