Colorado’s largest gluten-free restaurant group Just BE Kitchen has expanded to Boulder, Colo. (2500 30th St #101, Boulder, CO 80301). The fast-growing, female-owned Just BE Kitchen took over a 2,100-square-foot kitchen and quietly opened in December. Just BE Kitchen is slated to have its Boulder grand opening celebration on March 13 (all day from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with free gluten-free goodies all-day, raffle prizes, wellness partners on-site and more.
“We’ve long had our sights on becoming ‘the Chipotle of gluten-free dining,’ bringing allergen-free food to multiple communities,” said Just BE Kitchen Founder Jennifer Peters in a statement. “Our big plans for rapid, yet strategic growth include opening 10 more locations across the country in five years.”
She added: “We’re passionate about offering comfort food that’s anti-inflammatory to health-conscious families, high-performance athletes, those living with food allergies and anyone seeking an ‘ooey, gooey, stick-to-your-ribs’ kind of meal that just so happens to be allergen free.”
Menu items include French Toast Sliders made with almond flour and toasted coconut; the all-day “Fulfilled Burrito” with Just BE Kitchen’s famous housemade gluten-free tortilla, “cheddar wiz” and choice of chili; Food Network-featured Chicken and Dumplings; Mixed Vegetable Curry; and Shepherd’s Pie with slow roasted brisket and sweet potato whip. The menu is usually changed twice each year, highlighting comfort foods of the season that have been reimagined through Just BE Kitchen’s way of cooking.
“I was so tired of all the ‘healthy’ menu items at restaurants being either a salad, açai bowl or a large-style protein,” said Jennifer. “First time diners are frequently floored that our food is not only delicious, but also anti-inflammatory and allergen free.”
Just BE’s menu is free of gluten, refined sugars, soy, corn, peanuts, and seed oils. They are also 99 percent grain, dairy and legume free, making Just BE Kitchen one of the most allergen friendly restaurants anywhere.
Just BE Founder Jennifer got her start selling her homemade products at farmers markets before opening a brick-and-mortar location in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood in 2017. Just BE opened a second location in the Denver Tech Center in 2022, adjoining the gluten-free brewery Holidaily Brewing Company as a match made in gluten-free heaven. The third location, Boulder, opened in December 2023.
Just BE Boulder is open every day from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., but plans to extend their hours to later in the day in coming months. They also plan to extend their wellness events program to Boulder, focussing on educating the community on core health trends and modalities, and open a small “Mindful Market” retail section in the restaurant similar to the one in their DTC location, offering grab-and-go housemade pickles, ketchup, salad dressings, and salsa, all of which follow Just BE Kitchen’s allergen-free list.