New Hampshire: A Quaint Dairy-Free Collection of Restaurants & Shops

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Last Update in September 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in New Hampshire 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.

New Hampshire Dairy-Free Guide to Restaurants and Shops by City with vegan and gluten-free options

Dairy-Free New Hampshire: 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.)

Amherst

  • Tastee Kone – This window-serve ice cream spot offers dairy-free soft serve almond milk ice cream in a rotating creamy flavor. They also have some dairy-free toppings.

Burlington

  • Pressed Cafe – This local restaurant is open from the early morning hours into the night, to help keep you energized with healthy drinks and eats. They have a full vegan menu with smoothies, breakfast burritos, soups, salads, paninis, and grain bowls. They also have dairy-free acai bowls and meal-worthy “power” bowls, and can make many more items dairy-free, since they offer dairy-free cheese.

Concord

  • Col’s Kitchen ⭐️ – This vegan eatery focuses on down home cooking with waffles and scrambles for brunch, burgers and sandwiches for midday, and all types of cakes and pies for dessert. They also serve dairy-free milkshakes, pie shakes, and cake shakes.
  • Concord Food Co-op – They carry some fresh baked vegan goodies, locally-made sushi, and a few other dairy-free prepared food items. Their grocery also has some regional foods, many special diet brands, and hard-to-find items. There is no membership required.
  • Hermanos Cocina Mexicana – Kelly emailed to let us know about this casual but lively cantina. “My husband is vegan and I am dairy free. We both LOVE going to Hermanos.  They are a Mexican restaurant and make most of their ingredients daily. They have a full page of vegan food and all condiments with a dairy free option (aka- dairy free sour cream) so you have the full experience.” It looks like they also offer Daiya dairy-free cheese alternative.
  • The Works Café – Their counter-serve menu offers some dairy-free breakfast items, bowls, salads, sandwiches, and smoothies, either as is, or with a simple special order. They also have an array of bagels that you can order with dairy-free Tofutti cream cheese.

Derry

  • The Juice Bar ⭐️ – They tout allergy awareness at this dairy-free, vegetarian café. Their smoothies and smoothie bowls are made with oat milk, almond milk, or coconut water, and they offer a healthy assortment of grain bowls and toasts, some with dairy-free cream cheese! Most items are also vegan, but they offer eggs as an add-on.

Dover

  • cake. vegan bakery ⭐️ – They bake custom order cakes, all dairy-free, all egg-free, and in a big assortment of flavors. Gluten-free cakes are available on request.
  • Roots Vegan Cafe & Juice Bar ⭐️ – Pop up brunch, take-home meals, house-made dairy-free milks, and gluten-free vegan baked goods are the specialties at this local spot. They bake donuts, pop tarts, and cakes from scratch, and have juices, smoothies, and coffee drinks available.
  • Smuttlabs Brewery & Kitchen – Visit them for appetizers and rinks. Dairy-free items are labeled on their menu, and include wings, tenders, and fries primarily.

Durham

  • The Works Café – Their counter-serve menu offers some dairy-free breakfast items, bowls, salads, sandwiches, and smoothies, either as is, or with a simple special order. They also have an array of bagels that you can order with dairy-free Tofutti cream cheese.

Exeter

  • Laney & Lu Cafe – Health and wellness are at the forefront in this vegetarian restaurant. Their menu is heavily dairy-free and mostly vegan, with an array of energizing lattes, smoothies, rice & quinoa bowls, salads, soups, wraps, sandwiches, and snacks. Most of their menu can also be enjoyed gluten-free.
  • Ohana Kitchen – The staff is helpful with allergy orders, and most of the menu is naturally dairy-free at this poke bowl and sushi burrito spot.

Hollis

  • Buckley’s Market & Cafe – They can make sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and lattes without dairy (with almond or oat milk), and sometimes have dairy-free carrot cake muffins available. They also bake several dairy-free breads. For coffee flavors, they use Monin Syrups, which are dairy-free. But the chocolate syrup/sauce for mochas and hot chocolates is Ghirardelli (only the black label is made without milk).

Keene

  • The Works Café – Their counter-serve menu offers some dairy-free breakfast items, bowls, salads, sandwiches, and smoothies, either as is, or with a simple special order. They also have an array of bagels that you can order with dairy-free Tofutti cream cheese.

Kensington

  • Hippie Chick Bakery – This is a private cake studio that’s specializes in wedding cakes, other celebration cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and miniature pastries. They have a peanut-free, tree nut-free facility, and focus on using quality local and organic ingredients. They are also “known far and wide” for their dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and vegan cakes. Other special diet needs, like soy or corn free, can be accommodated on request. But make sure you contact them well in advance for ordering!

Littleton

  • Littleton Food Co-op – This is the shop for buying local, and for quickly finding specialty dairy-free items. They also have grab-and-go food with a few dairy-free and vegan surprises each day.

Londonderry

  • Troy’s Fresh Kitchen & Juice Bar ⭐️ – Thanks to Hannah for this recommendation. Their entire menu is dairy-free and gluten-free, and they have many options for vegan and paleo guests. They serve grain bowls, breakfast scrambles, grilled wraps, toasts, juices, smoothies, smoothie bowls, wellness shots, and coffee drinks.

Manchester

  • A Market Natural Foods ⭐️ – This is the best local market for finding local and regional specialty products, including some great dairy-free finds. They also have a daily soup menu (most are dairy-free), prepared salads and wraps with many vegan and dairy-free options, and they make vegan pies around the holidays.
  • All Real Meal – This is a local meal delivery service. They have a category on their menu for dairy free, which includes a small selection of entrees, sides, and snacks. They are located in Manchester, but deliver throughout New Hampshire and in Northern Massachusetts.
  • 110 Grill – They take allergies seriously at this northeastern chain. They serve a big eclectic menu in an “upscale-casual” atmosphere, and are well-trained in allergy awareness, and can provide dozens of dairy-free options. Their dishes are prepared from-scratch, allowing for easy modification, and the manager on staff handles all allergy orders. They also have a handful of vegan-friendly items on the menu.
  • Restoration Cafe – Juices, dairy-free smoothies, and healthy latte “potions” are just the beginning at this nutritious restaurant. They serve an assortment of breakfast and lunch bowls that can all be ordered dairy-free, and include vegan and paleo options. Several other menu items are, or can be made dairy-free, since they use dairy-free breads from Nomad Bakery, and offer a cashew “cheddar.”

Merrimack

  • Bite Me Kupcakez – Their website doesn’t share much, but this popular gluten-free and nut-free bakery makes tons of dairy-free goodies. In fact, on most days, all of thier cupcakes are dairy-free, and they have other pastries and savory items available.
  • Buckley’s Bakery & Cafe – They can make sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and lattes without dairy (with almond or oat milk), and sometimes have dairy-free carrot cake muffins available. They also bake several dairy-free breads. For coffee flavors, they use Monin Syrups, which are dairy-free. But the chocolate syrup/sauce for mochas and hot chocolates is Ghirardelli (only the black label is made without milk).

Nashua

  • 110 Grill – They take allergies seriously at this northeastern chain. They serve a big eclectic menu in an “upscale-casual” atmosphere, and are well-trained in allergy awareness, and can provide dozens of dairy-free options. Their dishes are prepared from-scratch, allowing for easy modification, and the manager on staff handles all allergy orders. They also have a handful of vegan-friendly items on the menu.
  • B. Good – With the help of their allergen chart, you can order crispy chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, veggie burgers, and fries, and custom order various burgers, salads, and bowls. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available.
  • Burton’s Grill – This upscale bar and grill boasts classic American dishes with fresh ingredients and a touch of global flair. Year after year, they’re top rated as an allergy-friendly restaurant. They follow strict allergy protocols, have well-trained staff, and even attentive to allergies with their online ordering and takeout.
  • Not Your Average Joe’s – See our NYAJ Dairy-Free Guide for dairy-free details.
  • Pho Street – Thank you to Jonathan for this recommendation, “Pho street in Nashua is my favorite gluten free dairy free in the area.” They serve both Vietnamese and Thai food.
  • Pressed Cafe – This local restaurant is open from the early morning hours into the night, to help keep you energized with healthy drinks and eats. They have a full vegan menu with smoothies, breakfast burritos, soups, salads, paninis, and bowls. They also have dairy-free acai bowls and meal-worthy “power” bowls, and can make many more items dairy-free, since they offer dairy-free cheese.
  • Stones Social ⭐️ – Enjoy chef-driven menus with craft cuisine and regional food in a casual, hip atmosphere at this supper club meets public house. Their menu is labeled for dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan guests. At last check, dairy-free items included a mix of snacks Asian-inspired fare, barbecue-style entrees, and plant-rich salads.

Newmarket

  • The Oak House – Their menu is filled with enticing vegan options, like The Buff Chick Sandwich with vegan blue cheese and Chimi Fries with chimichurri, chipotle, and nutritional yeast. Additional items can also be made dairy-free on request.

North Conway

  • Flatbread Company – This is a regional pizza restaurant that offers dairy-free cheese, has vegan pizza on the menu, and can make many of their pizzas dairy free. We contacted them, and received the following details, “All of our crusts are dairy free. All of our sauces are dairy free EXCEPT for buffalo sauce, crema, blue cheese dressing and chocolate sauce. And all of our meats are dairy free, but our pepperoni has starter cultures [this can be dairy derived].”
  • Table + Tonic – Their breakfast and lunch menus change with the harvest season, but always include a comforting array of vegan dishes for breakfast and lunch. They also have a varied smoothie menu that is mostly dairy-free, and can accommodate dairy-free requests with many of their dishes. Gluten-free options are also available.
  • The Valley Vegan ⭐️ – This bakery, cafe, and market serves waffles for breakfast and several “meaty” entrees midday, four days a week. They also have a daily array of sweet treats, with gluten-free options, and take custom orders for cakes. On the market side, they sell specialty vegan foods from regional purveyors, and have a cold case full of dairy alternatives.
  • Via Roma – You can make almost any pizza or calzone dairy-free with Daiya cheese alternative. They also serve several vegan Mediterranean dishes, and can make subs and salads without cheese for dairy-free guests.

North Hampton

  • Seacoast Soups ⭐️ – They always have dairy-free options on their daily soup menu, in addition to some salads and entrees with Asian flare. They clearly label for dairy-free and gluten-free guests.

Portsmouth

  • 110 Grill – They take allergies seriously at this northeastern chain. They serve a big eclectic menu in an “upscale-casual” atmosphere, and are well-trained in allergy awareness, and can provide dozens of dairy-free options. Their dishes are prepared from-scratch, allowing for easy modification, and the manager on staff handles all allergy orders. They also have a handful of vegan-friendly items on the menu.
  • BRGR Bar – They don’t offer dairy-free cheese (yet!) but the options are still endless with the build-your-own burger menu. They have vegan and gluten-free / dairy-free bun options, along with various sauces, toppings, and types of patties. They also have a few vegan specific menu items, including Caesar salad, tacos, and a veggie burger.
  • Flatbread Company – Thanks to Melissa for recommending this chain and location. They offer dairy-free cheese, have vegan pizza on the menu, and can make many of their pizzas dairy free. This location has also been known to make creamy dairy-free cocktails with milk alternatives – just ask! We contacted them, and received the following details, “All of our crusts are dairy free. All of our sauces are dairy free EXCEPT for buffalo sauce, crema, blue cheese dressing and chocolate sauce. And all of our meats are dairy free, but our pepperoni has starter cultures [this can be dairy derived].”
  • Madeline’s Truly Organic Kitchen – This take-out cafe is located in the back of the Portsmouth Health Food Center. They serve dairy-free smoothies, vegan soups, healthy sandwiches and wraps, and have fresh-baked vegan and gluten-free goodies daily.
  • Ohana Kitchen – The staff is helpful with allergy orders, and most of the menu is naturally dairy-free at this poke bowl and sushi burrito spot.
  • Shalimar India ⭐️ – Indian food can be rich with dairy, so we truly appreciate the dairy-free labels at this local restaurant. They actually have many dairy-free choices on their menu, and label for gluten-free and vegan too.
  • The Works Café – Their counter-serve menu offers some dairy-free breakfast items, bowls, salads, sandwiches, and smoothies, either as is, or with a simple special order. They also have an array of bagels that you can order with dairy-free Tofutti cream cheese.

Rochester

  • 110 Grill – They take allergies seriously at this northeastern chain. They serve a big eclectic menu in an “upscale-casual” atmosphere, and are well-trained in allergy awareness, and can provide dozens of dairy-free options. Their dishes are prepared from-scratch, allowing for easy modification, and the manager on staff handles all allergy orders. They also have a handful of vegan-friendly items on the menu.
  • Lone Oak Ice Cream – They offer a rotating dairy-free menu, which usually includes a sorbet, a couple creamy flavors (made with oat milk or coconut milk), and Dole Whip soft serve.

Salem

  • Earth and Sky [Smoothie] Bar ⭐️ – Dairy-free fruit smoothies and natural Italian slushes are the specialty at this counter-serve spot in the Mall at Rockingham Park.

Somersworth

  • Teatotaller – This is more than a tea house (though they are loved for boba tea). They also serve breakfast and lunch with several dairy-free and vegan options, including waffles, breakfast sandwiches, toasts, and ice cream for dessert.

Stratham

  • 110 Grill – They take allergies seriously at this northeastern chain. They serve a big eclectic menu in an “upscale-casual” atmosphere, and are well-trained in allergy awareness, and can provide dozens of dairy-free options. Their dishes are prepared from-scratch, allowing for easy modification, and the manager on staff handles all allergy orders. They also have a handful of vegan-friendly items on the menu.

West Lebanon

  • 110 Grill – They take allergies seriously at this northeastern chain. They serve a big eclectic menu in an “upscale-casual” atmosphere, and are well-trained in allergy awareness, and can provide dozens of dairy-free options. Their dishes are prepared from-scratch, allowing for easy modification, and the manager on staff handles all allergy orders. They also have a handful of vegan-friendly items on the menu.

Wolfeboro

  • From Scratch Baking Co. – This prolific bakery always has some vegan baked goodies on hand and they make stunning custom order cakes for all occasions. They also offer gluten-free treats.

New Hampshire Dairy-Free Guide to Restaurants and Shops by City with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Bite Me Kupcakez

Restaurant & Grocery Chains found throughout New Hampshire

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.

New Hampshire Dairy-Free Guide to Restaurants and Shops by City with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Laney & Lu Cafe

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in New Hampshire

These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in New Hampshire. 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!

  • Cafe Indigo – They make decadent vegan desserts by the slice and sell them wholesale to retailers. They are amazing (we’ve tried them!), and can be found in Whole Foods in some regions, but are easier to find locally.
  • Hope Bars – These dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan snack bars are made with quinoa and without refined sugars.
  • Maple Nut Kitchen – Their granola is dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, and comes in paleo varieties.
  • Nomad Bakery – This local bakery is in Jackson, but they aren’t open to the public. However, you can buy their breads at local markets and can try them in some restaurants in nearby towns. They bake dairy-free rustic sourdough breads, challah, and barbari.
  • Nuttin’ Ordinary – It isn’t easy to find this cashew cheese alternative brand in many regions of the country. But since they’re located in Peterborough, New Hampshire, their products are readily available in natural food stores in this state.
  • Peace of Mind Baking – They bake certified gluten free, dairy free, allergy-friendly whoopie pies, brownies, cookies, cinnamon buns, donuts, muffins, and pizza crust. Most items are vegan, too. They sell their products in local shops and restaurants.
  • Valicenti Pasta Farm – You might spot them at a Seacoast Eat Local farmer’s market in Exeter or Rollinsford, but they aren’t always there. Fortunately, their products are available in local stores, and include a few dairy-free and dairy-free/gluten-free ravioli varieties. They also make a range of fresh pastas, and a couple dairy-free sauces.

New Hampshire Dairy-Free Guide to Restaurants and Shops by City with vegan and gluten-free optionsPhoto from Nuttin’ Ordinary

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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