Cooper’s Hawk is a Cut Above for Gluten-Free and Food Allergic Diners


Thank you to Donna for recommending Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants to us:

I just heard that Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant has great gluten free food. When I was there with some friends, the waiter said that they provided extensive food allergy training (more than at other restaurants where he had worked). I haven’t been there with my boys but one of my friends has food allergies and she has eaten there many times.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants serve gluten-free menus, vegan and vegetarian options, and kindness toward food allergic diners

They do have a gluten-free menu, which is quite extensive. In fact, it’s bigger than the full menu at most restaurants! They have many naturally gluten-free items, but they also offer gluten-free buns and Barilla gluten-free pasta.

There wasn’t an allergy menu online. But their main menu states, “Please inform your server of any allergy or dietary restrictions as menu items can contain unlisted ingredients.” And it does look like several of their menu items could easily be easily made dairy-free.

They also note which items are vegan or vegetarian right on their menu. At last check, only two items were vegan. They included the ancient grain & fire-roasted vegetables main dish and the artisan hummus & roasted vegetables appetizer. But it’s likely that several other dishes can be adapted.

Cooper’s Hawk is touted as “upscale casual.” Their wine and cocktail lists are extensive, and pair well with the broad food menu. The food includes numerous appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, entrees, and more. Most of their locations are open for lunch and dinner daily. They also have a drink and appetizer happy hour at many locations.

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants serve gluten-free menus, vegan and vegetarian options, and kindness toward food allergic diners

Where to Find Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

This is a small restaurant chain that is primarily located in the Eastern states. They have restaurants in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin. See their website below for addresses, hours, and contact information.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Alisa, I’m glad that you found the Cooper’s Hawk menu to be extensive with many naturally gluten free products. Although I did not ask for gluten free or allergen free food during that meal, my dinner was delicious!

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