Missouri: Show Me the Dairy-Free Friendly Restaurants & Shops

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We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Missouri that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state.

We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure.

Dairy-Free Missouri: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Range Free

Dairy-Free Missouri: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name. For large chains with locations throughout the state, see the Major Restaurant & Grocery Chains section below. We have dedicated posts with dairy-free details for many of the big guys.

⭐️ = Restaurant is either dairy-free, has a dairy-free menu, has dairy-free labels on their menu(s), or lists top allergens with menu items. (At the time of our last review.)

Belton

  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.

Branson

  • Silver Dollar City – This amusement park offers allergen menus for each of their eateries. There are a handful of dairy-free options at each spot, with several options for burgers, sandwiches, tater tots, chicken strips, and more.

Clayton

  • Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery – They offer a handful of dairy-free and vegan flavors by the scoop or by the pint. The “nice” flavors include coconut milk-based flavors like Coconut Chocolate Fudge and Lemon Poppyseed, while “naughty” varieties are infused with alcohol.

Columbia

  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop ⭐️ – This casual Tex-Mex chain provides a dairy-free menu that even tells you how to custom order just about anything on the menu. They offer burritos, tacos, bowls, breakfasts, salads, and even nachos sans cheese.
  • Main Squeeze – This cheerful vegetarian cafe is open for casual breakfast and lunch. They serve many vegan options, which are clearly labeled on their menu, including salads, sandwiches, wraps, and bowls. They also house a full juice bar with vegan smoothies made from fruits, coconut yogurt, and almond milk.
  • Range Free ⭐️ – You won’t find any wheat, peanuts, or tree nuts at this allergy-friendly bakery and cafe. They do use dairy in and on some of their menu items, but they clearly label for dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free, and soy-free needs. They also offer Daiya cheese as an alternative, and make “top 8 free” cookies, donuts, and breads.
  • You Pie – This build-your-own pizza, pasta, panini, or salad chain offers vegan cheese, dairy-free crusts (white, wheat, and gluten-free), and a plethora of dairy-free sauce and topping options. They also have vegan sorbet and select dairy-free brownies for dessert.

Creve Coeur

  • Bombay Food Junkies ⭐️ – This Indian dinner house is completely vegan, and focuses on Bombay-style street food. But they also serve milkshakes and a big range of desserts, including cakes, cheesecakes, and cookies.

Independence

Joplin

  • Pineapple Bliss – This fruit-forward soft-serve joint offers many dairy-free flavors and uniquely serves pineapple splits (hold the whip!) and lemonade floats. Be sure to ask carefully on the flavors – some are lactose-free, but not dairy-free.
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop ⭐️ – This casual Tex-Mex chain provides a dairy-free menu that even tells you how to custom order just about anything on the menu. They offer burritos, tacos, bowls, breakfasts, salads, and even nachos sans cheese.

Kansas City

  • Blue Koi – This is a popular spot for house-made noodles, from-scratch dumplings, and bubble tea. They offer soymilk for making their teas, and most of the dishes at this Chinese restaurant are dairy-free. They also label special vegan items right on the menu.
  • Blue Nile Cafe – This is the city’s oldest Ethiopian restaurant. They have a big selection of vegan dishes, but like most Ethiopian restaurants, the meat dishes are cooked with butter.
  • Cafe Gratitude ⭐️– Enjoy organic farm-to-table fare at this plant-based, dairy-free restaurant. They offer bowls and other entrees with global flavors, serve juices and smoothies, and also make dessert, including custom cakes.
  • Can I Have a Bite – Order their pre-made meals online, pick them up, and reheat when ready to eat! They make paleo entrees and vegan/vegetarian entrees, so there are always ample dairy-free (and gluten-free) choices. They also make soups, bone brother, and healthy beverages.
  • Freestyle Poke ⭐️ – They state, “Our entire menu is also 100% dairy free.” It’s also labeled for vegan, paleo, and keto options, and they have unique base options, including forbidden rice, quinoa, and zucchini noodles.
  • Gigi’s Vegan + Wellness Café ⭐️ – As the name implies, this is an all-vegan cafe, focused on healthy drinks and eats. They also offer a meal prep service.
  • Green Acres Market – You can do all of your grocery shopping at this local natural grocery chain. They go above and beyond for special diets, both in their product selection and their ready-made deli. They have many vegan and allergy-friendly options, and reportedly offer vegan desserts, like cheesecake.
  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.
  • Jason’s Deli – See our Jason’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • KC Kitchen & Pizzeria – This restaurant contacted us to share their vegan-friendly menu. They have several vegan pizzas, burgers, hoagies, and appetizers to choose from. Even more items can be made dairy-free, since they offer dairy-free cheese alternative. To top it off, they serve vegan desserts, including dairy-free cheesecake! Gluten-free menu options are also available.
  • Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse ⭐️ – This neighborhood cafe makes dairy-free guests feel at home with their big selection of pastries. They offer muffins, scones, cookies, cakes, cheesy bagels, and more. You can grab something to go, or order a latte and linger.
  • Nekter Juice Bar – See our Nekter Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Noodles & Company – See our Noodles & Company Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Ruby Jean’s Juicery – You’ll find far more than juice at this local cafe. They blend dairy-free smoothies and have a full menu of eats that includes vegan and healthy dairy-free options.
  • Safe Bakes ⭐️ – This is a small cottage bakery with very limited hours, but they have delivery and special orders available. Everything they bake is top allergen free, including cookies, cupcakes, muffins, donuts, and hand pies.
  • The Fix ⭐️ – Get your midday fix with the breakfast and lunch menus at this all-vegan restaurant. They serve an eclectic mix of American favorites, like French toast, biscuits and gravy, burgers, chimichangas, and fried chicken steak.
  • The Littlest Bake Shop ⭐️ – Kansas City’s first all-vegan and gluten-free bakery has been met with many pleased customers. Their equipment has never touched dairy, eggs, or gluten, and it’s used to make a daily array of treats. They also take special orders.
  • The Mixx ⭐️ – They have labeled dairy-free quinoa bowls on their menu, some vegan sides and wraps, and have a build-your-own salad menu that’s quite extensive.
  • Waldo Pizza – They serve regular cheesy pizzas, but their vegan menu is HUGE! They offer three types of vegan crust (including gluten-free), numerous vegan sauces (their garlic “butter” is actually dairy-free), Daiya and Follow Your Heart cheese alternatives, faux meats, and a good selection of vegetables for their pizzas. They also have quite a few vegan appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and even a vegan chocolate cake for dessert. Additional items from their standard menu can be adapted for “just dairy free” needs.
  • Unbakery and Juicery ⭐️ – This is a raw cafe that serves sweet desserts, savory eats, juices, mylks, and coffee drinks.
  • Yogurtini – They swirl a variety of dairy-free sorbets along with Silk plant-based chocolate and vanilla frozen yogurts. Keep in mind that available flavors can rotate often.

Lake St. Louis

  • Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery – They offer a handful of dairy-free and vegan flavors by the scoop or by the pint. The “nice” flavors include coconut milk-based flavors like Coconut Chocolate Fudge and Lemon Poppyseed, while “naughty” varieties are infused with alcohol.

Lee’s Summit

  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.
  • Jason’s Deli – See our Jason’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Noodles & Company – See our Noodles & Company Dairy-Free Menu Guide for full details.
  • Waldo Pizza – Their sizable vegan menu includes three types of vegan crust (including gluten-free), numerous sauces (their garlic “butter” is actually dairy-free), Daiya and Follow Your Heart cheese alternatives, faux meats, and a good selection of vegetables for their pizzas. They also have quite a few vegan starters, sandwiches, pastas, salad bar choices, and even a vegan chocolate cake for dessert. Additional items from their standard menu can be adapted for “just dairy free” needs.

North Kansas City

  • Hawaiian Bros ⭐️ – This fast-casual chain is a regional favorite for Hawaiian plate lunches and dairy-free Dole whip. They serve all of the classics, including Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, and Musubi. Their full menu is “both dairy and nut free!” They also informed us that all items aside from the noodles/pasta are gluten free, and the only items with eggs are the spam musubi and the pasta salad.

O’Fallon

  • Made Today Cafe & Bakery ⭐️ – This locally-owned restaurant is very friendly toward special diet needs. They offer dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free options for nearly everything on their breakfast and brunch menu. Items are made to order, including pancakes, omelets, French toast, and other morning classics. They also offer daily baked goods with options for all.

St. Joseph

St. Louis

  • Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery – They offer a handful of dairy-free and vegan flavors by the scoop or by the pint. The “nice” flavors include coconut milk-based flavors like Coconut Chocolate Fudge and Lemon Poppyseed, while “naughty” varieties are infused with alcohol.
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – See our Dairy-Free Guide to Jeni’s for more details.
  • Pizza Head – Sophie A. recommended this vegetarian pizzeria to us on Facebook. “I had their vegan pepperoni pizza there last summer and it was phenomenal! I ordered the biggest size pizza they had and I’m glad they did because the leftovers were great.” They offer two types of vegan cheese, including house-made cashew cheese and mozz shreds, and top with vegetables and plant-based faux “meats.” They also offer special like local vegan donuts and bagels with their housemade vegan cream cheese.
  • Planter’s House ⭐️ – They’re well known for hand-crafted, award-winning cocktails, but this establishment also serves upscale American fare. They label dairy-free right on the menu and have both appetizer and entree options. Gluten-free guests are also accommodated.
  • Prairie Vegan Pies – They don’t have a retail shop, nor do they ship, but you can order and pick up all types of vegan cakes, pies, and pastries from this little bakery business.
  • Terror Tacos ⭐️ – Tired of ordering Mexican food sans cheese and sour cream? Enjoy the works at this vegan restaurant. They have loaded nachos, quesadillas, wet burritos, and more.
  • Tree House Restaurant – This urban chic eatery serves everything vegan, unless you request dairy cheese or eggs. They serve shareables, large plates, brunch, and dessert.

Dairy-Free Missouri: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Range Free

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout Missouri

Some recommended restaurant and store chains are getting too big for our city listing britches. They have many locations, or are rapidly growing, and you might stumble across them in a number of towns in this state. Click on them for more dairy-free details.

Dairy-Free Missouri: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Pizza Head

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Missouri

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Missouri. So you have a good chance of finding their products at grocery stores, restaurants, and/or other shops in this state. Keep an eye out!

  • Core & Rind – This cashew cheesy sauce company started in St. Louis, Missouri. They sell online, but can also be found in regional natural food stores.

Dairy-Free Missouri: Recommended Restaurants & Shops with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Core & Rind

This Guide is Continuously Updated with Recommendations

We welcome you to recommend other dairy-free friendly restaurants. Leave a comment or contact us and tell us why you like a certain restaurant. Restaurant owners and employees are also invited to reach out and let us know how you welcome dairy-free customers.

Please kindly let us know in the comments if any of these restaurants close. We want to keep this list current for you, but aren’t always notified when a restaurant closes. Let us know and we will quickly update!

This Guide is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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.

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