Gluten-Free Adventures: Exploring Horizon West’s Top 10 Eateries!

Embarking on a gluten-free journey doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or variety, especially here in Horizon West. From cozy cafes to upscale eateries, our community offers a diverse range of gluten-free dishes that are as delicious as they are accommodating. Whether you’re a local resident or just passing through, join us as we explore the top 10 gluten-free culinary delights Horizon West has to offer.


Life is Too Short for Bad Pizza!

We are lucky to have a number of Gluten-Free pizza options around Horizon West. There is a pizza place within 15 minutes of every village in our community.  You can find gluten-free pizza crust at The Pizza Press in Hamlin or head over to Playa Pizza in Lakeside Village. For date night or girl’s night out, head over to Piesanos and ask for cauliflower crust!



Bite into a Burger from Ford’s Garage!

Many of the Burgers and Roadsters marked Gluten-Free are gluten-free if ordered with a gluten-free side (we suggest the mashed potatoes) and a GF bun. And don’t forget to wash it down with an old-fashioned Chocolate Milkshake. Ford’s Garage is the perfect family-favorite to add to your weekend rotation. Many residents who live in the Town Center can walk or bike there to make it an extra special outing!



Can’t Go Wrong with Agave Azul’s Pancho Villa Chicken & Shrimp! 

Dive into a fiesta of flavors at Agave Azul with this mouthwatering dish featuring citrus-infused chicken, succulent blackened shrimp, zesty salsa cruda, creamy queso, and aromatic cilantro, all served alongside Mexican rice and flavorful refried beans. It’s a party on your plate! This Horizon West hot spot is perfect for a working lunch, date night or a special occasion. Be sure to try the one of eight speciality margaritas!



Spice Up Your Life at Charm Thai & Sushi! 

Indulge in a culinary adventure at Charm Thai & Sushi, where vibrant flavors and gluten-free options await! From traditional Thai delights to delectable sushi rolls, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Just chat with a server to ensure your meal is tailored to your dietary needs. This Lakeside Village eatery is just a stone’s throw from the Disney World backlot so it makes an excellent choice for “an after the theme parks” stopover!



Don’t Pass Up the Best Barbecue in Town!

All the famous smoked meats at Ellie Lou’s are gluten-free except for the ribs. We suggest the Pit Boss Nachos or The Loaded Baker (without a cornbread muffin) – both served with your choice of meat. You won’t find friendlier service than at this Flamingo Crossings Town Center favorite. Ellie Lou’s has been an institution in West Orange county for many years. We are thrilled to have them in Horizon West!



Skyline Chili is All the Rage!

Experience the iconic flavors of Cincinnati at Skyline Chili, Horizon West’s newest culinary hotspot. This highly anticipated addition to Flamingo Crossings is ready to serve you, Cincinnati Style! Based on Greek family recipes, it is different from Southwestern or Texas-style chili. It truly is an experience all its own. Renowned for its unique chili recipes and hearty comfort food, Skyline Chili offers gluten-free options like the 3-Way Potato and the Coney Bowl, ensuring that everyone can savor the taste of tradition in every bite!



Che Bontà! A Taste of Italy in Horizon West! 

Step into Bella Italia Ristorante and embark on a culinary journey to the heart of Italy. This charming restaurant captures the essence of Italian cuisine with its extensive gluten-free menu, featuring everything from savory salads to mouthwatering pizza and pasta dishes. Indulge in authentic flavors and traditional recipes, all crafted with care and attention to detail. Located in the Village of Bridgewater, Bella Italia Ristorante is legendary for its date night ambience and famous for its understated elegance.



Fuel Up With 3Natives! 

Offering amazing acai bowls and creamy smoothies, 3Natives also boasts their exclusive No Udder Protein – a gluten-free alternative to dairy, meat, or soy-based proteins. They also have a variety of gluten-free ingredients that can be added to salads and wraps at no additional cost.Fresh, flavorful, and right around the corner in Lakeside Village – 3Natives is the perfect way to dive into your wellness journey and enjoy delicious bowls, smoothies, and nutrient-packed wraps. Your taste buds and body will thank you!



Not Your Average Salad at Crisp & Green! 

This locally owned restaurant offers upgraded salads and warm grain bowls, as well as create-your-own options. The handy allergen guides help you order a healthy, delicious meal to fit your needs. Crisp & Green is nationally known for their create your own options as well as house favorites. They craft every menu item daily to be full of flavors that are balanced, wholesome and unique, keeping your palate satisfied and your body nourished. Round out your order with a smoothie or aguas frescas!



Start Your Day on a Delicious Note with Henko Café’s Flourless Banana Pancakes! 

These buttery delights, served for breakfast and lunch, are complemented perfectly with fresh fruit for a nutritious and satisfying meal. Plus, the family-owned café offers a welcoming atmosphere to enjoy your gluten-free indulgence. If you’re on the hunt for a hidden gem, a new brunch spot or a quiet place to work remotely, Henko Cafe is exactly what you’re looking for. We love that this cafe is within walking or biking distance for residents of the Village of Bridgewater and many in the Hamlin area of the Town Center!



Indulge in Sweet Delights!

Many local restaurants offer gluten-free sweet treats. Make sure to check out the GF waffles at White Rabbit Dessert Experience, or indulge in frozen desserts from Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream and Abbott’s Frozen Custard. From no frills familiar favorites to the fanciest of fare, you will find the dessert of your dreams at any of these Horizon West locations. You’ll want to be sure to add each of them to your next night out list!




As you explore gluten-free offerings in Horizon West, remember that menus and ingredients can change without notice. Always speak with your server or a chef regarding your allergies to ensure a safe and enjoyable dining experience. Your health and satisfaction are the top priority as you explore the flavors of Horizon West!
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