Your Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Guide to Wauwatosa

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.

FreshFin Poké

With a focus on fast, healthy, customizable, and affordable Hawaiian poke bowls, FreshFin Poké is a great option for a quick vegetarian bite in East Tosa. 

Check out their selection of house-crafted bowls and order the Zen Bowl, Power Ginger Bowl, or Sweet Avo Bowl for fresh vegetarian options. You can even make it your way by selecting your own ingredients!

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.


Originally a high-style restaurant and bar right outside the heart of Tosa Village, Firefly 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.

Discover Wauwatosa wants to ensure you have a safe and healthy travel experience. Learn more about where to stay, where to eat, and things to do while you’re here in Wauwatosa. 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please check the local hotel and travel restrictions and retail and restaurant hours/menus before you go. 

Header image courtesy of @freshfinpoke.