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Tarpon Springs Restaurants: A Gluten-Free Guide

Tarpon Springs is small city on the gulf coast of Florida.  It boasts the highest Greek-American population in the United States making it a foodie destination!  And there are some great Tarpon Springs restaurants that offer gluten-free options.

Historically, Tarpon Springs was founded on the sponge industry and you can still watch the sponge fishermen at the docks and buy the natural sponges in Downtown Tarpon Springs. 

Tarpon Springs Beach

But today, Tarpon is better known for its Greektown Historic District and Pinellas County Parks sandy beaches.

Beautiful beaches + amazing food = dream destination. 

Keep reading to see my top picks for which Tarpon Springs restaurants to visit if you’re gluten-free!

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The gluten-free guide below is based on our personal experience at eateries in Tarpon Springs, Florida.  Always be sure to discuss gluten-free options with your server and ensure that they are able to accommodate your personal dietary needs.  My full disclosure isn’t that interesting, but you can find it here.


Eco Bean Coffee

While Eco Bean is technically a coffee shop, it deserves to be placed first on my list of Tarpon Springs restaurants! 

Eco Bean is 100% gluten-free.  And they have MUCH more than coffee.

Eco Bean’s menu boasts many options for light breakfast and lunch fare, as well as a juice bar, delicious baked goods, and hand-crafted energy balls & candies.  And yes, all gluten-free. See their menu here.

note: their vegan options are EXTENSIVE.

I tried their café mocha, iced coffee with almond milk, banana bread, and a peanut butter cup. 

This is a MUST visit place in Tarpon Springs.  Plus, I love supporting 100% gluten-free eateries!

EcoBean Coffee and Juice bar
Check out all the yummy goodness at Eco Bean!

Hellas Tarpon Springs

Hellas is probably one of the most popular restaurants in Tarpon Springs.  Despite not having a separate gluten-free menu, they DO have quite a few items on their regular menu, such as the chicken kabobs, that are naturally gluten-free.

In addition, waitstaff are trained on which items are appropriate for those with food allergies & sensitivities and the kitchen does guard against cross-contamination.

View Hellas Tarpon Springs menu here and contact them to discuss gluten-free options.

Spirou’s Cookhouse

This diner is not something to miss among all the restaurants in Tarpon Springs, especially if you’re gluten-free!

Not only can you eat their massive Greek salad, but they do have many other options including gluten-free bread for their sandwiches.

I tried their Greek salad with grilled chicken and the Rueben sandwich on gluten-free bread.  Both were delicious!

View Spirou’s Cookhouse’s menu here.

Our Greek Salad with Chicken and Rueben Sandwich on gluten-free bread

Tommy’s Produce Stand

Although Tommy’s Produce Stand is not really a Tarpon Springs restaurant, and is located a bit outside of Tarpon Springs, you’ll want to go out of your way to stop by!

You can find an array of fruits and vegetables native to Florida.  You’ll be overwhelmed by the naturally gluten-free goodness you find!

Tommy's Produce Stand
Tommy’s Produce Stand
Just practicing diving for sponges!

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Have you gone to any of these restaurants in Tarpon Springs?

Please let me know about your experience in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you!

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