Wyoming: Faithful to Dairy-Free Needs at these Restaurants & Shops

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Last Updated May 2021! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and ice cream shops in Wyoming that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!). Because Wyoming is less populous, our list below includes both local restaurants and chains in one section, but they are divided into restaurants & shops by city. 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.

Wyoming Dairy-Free Guide: Recommended Restaurants and Shops with vegan and gluten-free options. Includes Cheyenne, Jackson Hole, Laramie, Casper, and Yellowstone National ParkPhoto from Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park

Dairy-Free Wyoming: Recommended Restaurants & Shops

We’ve listed these recommendations alphabetically by city and then by the restaurant or shop name.

⭐️ = 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.)

Casper

Cheyenne

Gillette

Jackson

  • Cowboy Coffee – They offer almond milk and coconut milk for making coffee drinks and smoothies, and often have some gluten-free, vegan muffins for a quick bite.
  • Cultivate Cafe ⭐️ – Their menu is clearly labeled for dairy-free guests, and it includes many options. In fact, pretty much everything on their breakfast (waffles, omelettes, the works), lunch, and smoothie menus is, or can be, dairy-free. All of their sauces are gluten-free and vegan, and they even use vegan butter.
  • Glee Bakery – This is a custom order, gluten-free bakery (no storefront) for cakes, cupcakes, donuts, and more. They are not strictly allergen-friendly, but can accommodate dairy-free and vegan orders.
  • Hand Fire Pizza – This is a next level pizzeria, with housemade sauces and meats. They offer dairy-free mozzarella and have a dairy-free and vegan pizza right on the menu.
  • Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas – A fun local restaurant that reportedly offers a good handful of options for dairy-free diners, including tacos and bowls with a regional spin.
  • Healthy Being Café & Juicery – You’ll feel right at home in this friendly restaurant and juicery. Their breakfast and lunch menu is filled with nutritious dairy-free options including Lox Bagels with cashew cheese, toasts, acai bowls, Caesar salad, and more. All of their plant-based creamers for coffee and milks for smoothies and nut milk tonics are house-made, and they have many vegan and paleo food and drink options, too.
  • Picnic – It isn’t completely evident online, but this breakfast, lunch, and coffee spot is friendly to dairy-free guests. They typically have some dairy-free soups, other custom dairy-free items, and a dairy-free baked goodie or two.
  • The Kitchen – Their casual fine dining menu is a fusion of local game, fish, produce, and modern recipes. And they have many dairy-free menu options including raw dishes like Beet Cured Yellowtail Crudo and Wagyu Beef Tartare, starters like Sticky Rice Tamale and Bao Buns, and mains like Scottish Steelhead and Elk Pho. They also offer housemade sorbet for dessert, and have a good handful of vegan menu items, too.
  • Whole Foods – Of course the poshest city in the state would have it’s own Whole Foods. It’s in the space that was once Jackson Whole Grocer.

Laramie

  • Heritage Foods – This is a local gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free meal delivery service. They do use a heavy hand with cheese, but list ingredients for each menu item (which you choose in your order) and have a good handful of dairy-free options. They also offer some sweet treats.
  • Jeffrey’s Bistro – Their menu is quite expansive and eclectic. It includes some naturally dairy-free options and many that are easy to customize. There are also some vegan surprises, like vegan nachos and vegan mac. They make their own dairy-free cheese sauce.
  • Qdoba – See our Qdoba Dairy-Free Guide for full details.
  • Sweet Melissa Cafe ⭐️ – Stephanie recommended this vegetarian lunch and dinner restaurant. “They have vegan options and options that are vegan on request. They use Daiya, cashew cheese, or avocado in the place of cheese when vegan is requested. The items with dairy or eggs are clearly marked. There are a lot of dairy-free options. Even my meat eating husband was impressed. There were also two vegan dessert options (we had the very yummy chocolate cake).” Their entrees are a big global mix, from Po’ Boys to Gyros, Enchiladas to Stir Fries. They also serve organic fair trade coffee drinks with almond milk and soymilk available.

Lusk

  • Rough ‘n Refined – This local coffee shop offers oat, almond, and macadamia milks for their drinks. They also blend fruit smoothies, and can accommodate dairy-free requests on their petite breakfast menu.

Sheridan

  • Qdoba – See our Qdoba Dairy-Free Guide for full details.
  • Verdello – If you love fine Italian cuisine, then this is a great shop to visit. They import premium olive oils, vinegars, Italian pastas, seasonings, and artisan meats.

Yellowstone National Park

  • Canyon Lodge Eatery – Their “Wok” menus for lunch and dinner are custom stir fries with your choice of jasmine rice or garlic noodles, with tofu or meat, vegetables, and your choice of sauce. It isn’t award-winning Asian food, but a great healthy option in the park.
  • Lake Hotel Deli – This is a good spot to grab a sandwich or wrap for lunch. At last check, they used Franz’s Great Seed Organic bread (which is dairy-free), Boar’s Head deli meats, and had other dairy-free options like a smoked salmon BLT. They also have some grab and go options with their continental breakfast.
  • M66 Grill – This breakfast and dinner house in Canyon Lodge labels vegan and gluten free options. In the morning they have a vegan breakfast bowl, oatmeal with vanilla almond milk, cold cereal, bagels (without cream cheese), and a Hiker’s special that can be ordered without dairy. In the evening their menu is more limited, with house salad, soup, and hummus choices, but a couple items can be custom ordered dairy-free.
  • Old Faithful Inn – This lodge and dining room is a historic site all its own. But they have kept up with times in terms of dietary needs. They have a smattering of vegan options and can accommodate dairy-free needs with ease on their breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria & Bakeshop – You’ll find the same “Wok” menu at this cafeteria with a two base choices, three protein options, vegetables, and a couple sauce options. But they have a few more dairy-free custom order options on the menu in the burger and sandwich categories. On the bakeshop side, you’ll find coffee drinks with almond milk, the park’s standard vegan oatmeal cookies, and some cereals for breakfast.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge – You’ll find some quick items, like Umpqua oats, at this and many other spots in the park. But Wylie’s also serves a vegan breakfast burrito, vegan jackfruit wrap, vegan oatmeal raisin cookies for dessert, and can customize several lunch items for dairy-free. Their options include burgers (gluten-free buns available, but check on the ingredients), salads, and wraps.

Yellowstone Snacks & Dessert: Throughout the park, you’ll find similar packaged food items at each quick serve and dining spot. They often include toasted coconut chips, Umpqua instant oatmeal cups, Lay’s chips, Sun Chips, Wheat Montana bagels, cold cereals, and single-serve almond milk. It’s good to bring your own snacks and treats, but in a pinch, many spots serve Blue Bunny Mango Sorbet and some of the bakeries and cafes have vegan oatmeal raisin cookies.

Wyoming Dairy-Free Guide: Recommended Restaurants and Shops with vegan and gluten-free options. Includes Cheyenne, Jackson Hole, Laramie, Casper, and Yellowstone National ParkPhoto from The Kitchen in Jackson

Local Dairy-Free Food & Drink Producers in Wyoming

Locally, you’ll find an abundance of wild game, lamb, and trout on menus and in the grocery stores. But there are some other foods produced in this state. These dairy-free friendly companies don’t have their own retail location, but are in Wyoming. 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!

  • Groovy Bee – This dairy-free superfood company offers some unique packaged items, like flax milk powder and a cocoa packed with unique and nutritious foods. Their product range is pretty big, spanning MCT oil, collagen, plant-based protein powders, and many other functional foods.
  • Pine Ridge Sauces – Of course there are some award-winning sauces in wild game country. This brand makes dairy-free barbecue and mustard sauces.

Wyoming Dairy-Free Guide: Recommended Restaurants and Shops with vegan and gluten-free options. Includes Cheyenne, Jackson Hole, Laramie, Casper, and Yellowstone National Park Photo from Healthy Being Café & Juicery in Jackson

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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About Author

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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