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For a Brit, visiting our 'cousins across the pond' would on the face of it seem one of the easier trips to make if looking for gluten free food. However, in a strange place it is often hard to find somewhere but rest assured, someone will have been there before.

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BJ's Brewhouse
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I headed back toward Los Angeles to catch my flight out of town, and I stopped in Burbank for supper at BJ's Brewhouse, another establishment I found online. This brewpub-styled joint offered a wealth of gluten-free options, including beer, ciders, pizzas, chicken, desserts and more. I ordered a gluten-free pizza with mushrooms, black olives and fire-roasted red peppers. This pizza was the best gluten-free pizza I've had so far. Granted, this is one of the first gluten-free pizzas I have tasted, but it was delicious! You couldn't tell that it was gluten free. The crust was thin and crunchy, but it didn't crumble. The cheese was melted just right, and the toppings were amazing. The fire-roasted red peppers were particularly flavorful. If I'm ever in Burbank again, I plan on heading here for sure!
Recommended By: lindseysglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-03-14

Rosa's Italian
Bakersfield, California (CA) View On Map
I had read that Rosa's offered gluten-free options, and they did, though not very many: just pizza and one type of pasta. But all of their sauces were gluten-free, including marinara, meat and alfredo. I went with the alfredo pasta. I'm not quite sure what kind of gluten-free pasta this was (corn, maybe?) but it was really tasty. It was done perfectly and had excellent texture. The alfredo sauce tasted like the versions that come in jars at the grocery store - not great, but not terrible either. I was just grateful that they served alfredo sauce without gluten in it.
Recommended By: lindseysglutenfree.wordpress.com On: 2013-03-14


Ike's Place
San Francisco, California (CA) View On Map
Ike's Place opened its doors in 2007 and has been making delicious, creative sandwiches ever since. Ike's has a massive menu, though each of the 9 locations varies slightly. Ike's has made Best of the Bay for years and I can say from my times eating there that the sandwiches are absolutely delicious! The good news? Ike's serves up allergy-friendly sandwiches including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. As for their gluten-free sandwiches, they bring in their bread from Mariposa Baking Company. The kitchen staff prepares those sandwiches separately and always with clean cutlery. Because of the amount of "special sauces" they offer, always inquire about their ingredients, or "go dry" to be safe. Ike's is clearly aware of all the different eaters out there and has gone the extra mile to accommodate many of them. However, be sure and mention any of your allergies or sensitivities when calling ahead for an order or entering one of their locations.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-03-03


Lulu's
San Francisco, California (CA) View On Map
Lulu's is a casual Mexican restaurant that uses fresh ingredients and local produce. I would consider it an upscale Chipotle in that you order at the counter, seat yourselves, and pick up your food when they call your number. It can get crowded around meal times, so for those with food allergies or gluten intolerance, it's best to dine during off-peak hours.

One reason why we love Lulu's is that their kids' menu works for those suffering from gluten intolerance or dairy and egg allergies (like my daughter MT). Oftentimes at restaurants, the kids' menu consists of hamburgers (buns contain gluten and most often dairy), mac and cheese (gluten and dairy), chicken fingers (gluten and egg), and pizza (yep, gluten and dairy again). At Lulu's, MT has had both the chicken taquitos and chicken tacos (hold the cheese) off their kids' menu without any problems. It's nice to be able to order a kid's dish at kid's prices rather than off the adult menu as we normally would.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-03-03


Dosa
San Francisco, California (CA) View On Map
Dosa is one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco, let alone one with an incredibly allergy-friendly and gluten-free menu. Dosa is known for its authentic southern Indian cuisine; most notably for their dosas. Dosas are thin, crepe-like pancakes and they're served stuffed with delicious fillings in which you pick. Dosas are also wheat-free; they're made from lentils and rice. They're delicious and a ton of fun to eat!

When speaking to their manager one evening, he told me that not only is a majority of their menu allergy-friendly, but that they have a back-of-house menu specifically for the servers so they can revert back to it anytime they have a question about what a dish is free of. This special menu is clearly organized and each column is noted nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free and wheat-free. Obviously, it is always important to communicate to your server and the manager about your restriction, just know Dosa goes the extra step with this handy guide so there's absolutely no confusion.

There are two locations; the one in the Mission is cozy and small, while the one in Pacific Heights / Japantown is large and modern with its own bar area. They are both just as wonderful and you can preview their menus before you go. The owners are fantastic and are often present, say hi to Anjan if you go. He will make sure your dishes are prepared exactly the way you need.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-03-03


Burger Lounge
San Diego, California (CA) View On Map
I finally checked out Burger Lounge last night at the behest of my roommate. We all went together to the local Lounge in Hillcrest to place a to go order. I asked for the gluten free menu and, as I read it over, decided to stick with the Lounge burger on a gluten free bun. I figured I would stick with the original and see what the restaurant served up. In a word: amazing. I was a little nervous about eating the burger because the gluten free bun looked so similar to the regular bun which my non-GF friends were eating. While I wish I could normally expect gluten free food to be similar to "regular" food, after nine years of being gluten free I know better than that. The burger is cooked to be crispy with a slightly pink center and was delicious. All in all, Burger Lounge was great and I will definitely visit again.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-03-03


Local Habit
San Diego, California (CA) View On Map
Local Habit was a great spot for us because they have options for everyone: vegetarians, vegans, gluten free eaters and those who just like to imbibe in a locally produced craft beer. The menu is marked with lots of gluten free options including small plates, salads, pizzas, and sandwiches. I ordered the Mexican White Shrimp, Pesto, Shaved Onion, Chilli Flakes and Springhill Jack pizza and it was awesome. The crust wasn't anything particularly special but it was the toppings that really made this pizza excellent. Local Habit takes it over the top with a great gluten free cider and beer selection, friendly staff, and a cool environment.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-03-03


Page Road Grill
Durham, North Carolina (NC) View On Map
I had the opportunity to visit for lunch on Friday and enjoyed a yummy bowl of Chili which was featured on the gluten free menu. Other gf diners at my table ordered the homemade veggie burger (which was made with quinoa) and served with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and sweet potato chips. Our server checked and double checked with the chef that the homemade sweet potato chips were gluten free and prepared in a designated fryer. We did not see this noted on the menu, so I would always recommend asking your server about this detail upon ordering. Other menu items included: chicken, burgers, shrimp and grits salads, fish ,etc. This was a busy place at lunch. I could not pull up their gluten free menu on line but just asked for it when we were seated at the restaurant. Nice to have another restaurant offer a gluten free menu!
Recommended By: glutenfreedurham.blogspot.com On: 2013-02-13


Galaxy Cafe
Austin, Texas (TX) View On Map
We were welcomed with a big gluten free menu and I ultimately opted for the G-Free Veggie Burger, a gluten free vegan patty on a rice bun. It was great! The meal was very filling. The bun was great, with full flavor and good cohesion. The veggie patty itself tasted fresh, not over cooked, and the side of vegetables was delicious too. All in all, it was a great kick off to our trip in Austin.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-02-13


M Street Kitchen
Santa Monica, California (CA) View On Map
My friend suggested a few restaurants in Santa Monica since most of my friends live on the westside of the city. After reviewing the suggestions, M Street Kitchen seemed like the best option: a restaurant with a full gluten free menu. I went on a long, beautiful walk and after a few miles of walking and working up our appetites. I was so happy to see the other guests that I was a little overwhelmed and it took me some time to get through the menu. Ultimately I went for the vegetarian tacos. I loved the tacos! They were deconstructed so I could prepare them however I liked; there were plenty of vegetables, plenty of guacamole, and a heaping portion of black beans and rice. The portions were enormous and definitely enough after the long walk in Santa Monica. All in all, M Street Kitchen was a great recommendation and definitely a good lunch or breakfast spot. It's a big restaurant with plenty of outdoor seating and a large bar attached to it to suit all of your needs. I'd definitely visit again, especially since the menu suited everybody in the party.
Recommended By: @glutenfreeways / glutenfreeways.com On: 2013-02-13


The Plant
San Francisco, California (CA) View On Map
With many delicious dining options in San Francisco, The Plant is one of my favorite cafes, either to sit in or take out. It also happens to have some awesome allergy-friendly and gluten-free options on their menu for people like me and you. The Plant is committed to offering organic, healthy choices for diners of all kinds, from vegans to vegetarians to those who are gluten free. They also mark on their menu which items are vegan and gluten-free, which is super helpful. The Plant also caters should you find yourself in a pickle and needing a solid place to help you entertain a food-sensitive group of people. I find there is something for almost everyone here.

Some of my favorite noteworthy allergy-friendly options include their chicken salad, curry rice bowls, quinoa bowl, MnM bowl salad and the masala vegetable stew is heavenly for cold days. In addition to their lunch/dinner menus, they also serve delicious breakfast items like gluten-free granola, gluten-free oatmeal and more.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-02-13


Tu-Lu's Bakery
East Village, New York City (NYC) View On Map
I have heard about this bakery for years in the gluten-free community. Founded by Tully Phillips (diagnosed with gluten-intolerance 2008) and business partner Jennifer Wells (diagnosed with celiac in 2009) this cozy 100% dedicated gluten-free bakery has a gorgeous selection of cupcakes, donuts, muffins, cookies & cookie dough balls, paninis and more. The boys ordered a cupcake each, and I ordered a 12-pack variety of mini-cupcakes with assorted fillings, because I just couldn't decide on one larger one, and enjoyed nibbling while walking along the street. The vanilla butter cream icing was the BEST.
Recommended By: @CeliacCorner / celiaccorner.com On: 2013-02-01


Mozzarelli's
Madison Square Park, New York City (NYC) View On Map
After a stroll through Central Park, it was time for an early dinner and the boys were asking for pizza. I noted that Mozzarelli's served gfree pizza, so we hopped in a cab. When we arrived to Mozzarelli's the aroma of garlic and basil greeted us. This eatery, owned by 2 brothers, is small, casual, clean, and serves a variety of (award-winning!) gluten-free pizza, and by the slice no less, which is RARE. The staff preparing the pizza assured me they do everything to avoid cross-contamination and given the option of variety (yay), I chose two different slices and both were DE-licious! The crusts were crisp and fluffy, and the ingredients fresh. Mozzarelli's also offers salads & gluten-free pasta dishes (ziti, penne vodka, basil pesto, penne alfredo, penne goat cheese primavera), a few gluten-free desserts (including Teramisu), and a large variety of gluten-filled pasta dishes, specialty sandwiches, etc. There are also gluten-free cookies and a few other gluten-free packaged items for purchase.
Recommended By: @CeliacCorner / celiaccorner.com On: 2013-02-01


Minako
San Francisco, California (CA) View On Map
Minako in the Mission District of San Francisco is a very special place. It's not your typical Japanese restaurant, nor is it in San Francisco's charming Japantown like one would assume. But don't be fooled; Minako serves up authentic Japanese cuisine with a wonderful twist: their menu caters to vegetarians, vegans, and those who are gluten-free. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty of meat and seafood (especially sushi) on the menu, however, there are pages (literally!) of options and daily specials for those who have extremely sensitive food restrictions. It's just a fantastic gluten-free and allergy-friendly Japanese restaurant.

Minako is perfect for those with a gluten allergy, egg allergy, or dairy allergy. Try the gluten-free and vegan tempura, gluten-free chicken katsu, gluten-free teriyaki dishes, vegan gyoza and vegan wakame salad. This is just a small idea of what you can expect when you show up to order. They have so many more allergy-friendly menu options. And of course, they have gluten-free soy sauce on hand for all dishes. Be sure to let them know about your food restrictions; they are very aware of "our community", cross-contamination, and truly cater to those who have food allergies and intolerances. They even have two fryers; one for gluten-free dishes and one for regular dishes. I truly believe Minako serves up the best allergy-friendly Japanese cuisine in the Bay Area.
Recommended By: @PlateItSafe / plateitsafe.com On: 2013-01-24


Estiatorio Milos
Las Vegas, Nevada (NV) View On Map
I may have found the perfect, fancy, naturally gluten-free restaurant - Estiatorio Milos. You guys, I got to share an entire giant fish dish with everyone else instead of ordering my own crazy gluten-free meal! We had a huge fish baked in salt (not of the bath variety). I don't know what it does to that fish, other than making it delicious, but it looks very cool when they drop it on your table and get to carving the sodium off and serving it up. I had the tomato salad, grilled octopus, and whatever that delicious fish was hidden inside all of that salt. I do believe that is a side of some kind of scrumptious greens as well. I forget.

It was a super duper delicious meal, and our waiter was totally on the gluten-free tip so I loved him. Even if you get a crappy waiter at Esitatorio Milos, almost everything is gluten-free so you can dine in a group.
Recommended By: @peveteaux / glutenismybitch.wordpress.com On: 2013-01-21


La Farfalla
San Diego, California (CA) View On Map
La Farfalla is a bit out-of-the-way for me. It is a sweet, unassuming little place in Escondido that I might not have noticed had I not been diagnosed with celiac disease. However, I am so touched by the efforts of the chef/owner, who makes customers special gluten-free meals from scratch; including Italian dishes, breads, and holiday meals people like me might not be able to partake of outside of our own homes, otherwise. At La Farfalla, you will eat humble, affordable, delicious comfort food made by loving hands. That's something to be grateful for.
Recommended By: yourgfplace.com On: 2013-01-17


Del Mar Rendezvous
San Diego, California (CA) View On Map
Del Mar Rendezvous is one of my favorite restaurants on the planet. The chefs make exquisite Chinese-American food. Flavors are bold and vivid, veggies are crisp, and choices are plenty. Even better, Del Mar Rendezvous has an extensive gluten-free menu, and servers are remarkably attentive towards gluten-free diners. I have eaten food here that reminds me of some of the best Chinese-American meals I shared with my father when I was a child: hot-and-sour soup, beef with broccoli, shrimp with lobster sauce. There are terrific vegetarian options, as well.
Recommended By: yourgfplace.com On: 2013-01-17


Market Restaurant Del Mar
San Diego, California (CA) View On Map
For a remarkable upscale dining experience, try Market Del Mar. Chef/owner Carl Schroeder prides himself on providing delectable meals from locally-sourced, sustainable ingredients and his care and ingenuity shine through. No more than two miles away is Chino Farm, purveyor of some of the most sublime produce in all of the West coast, and much of it appears on your plate at Market. I love how each meal starts with an amuse-bouche to tickle both the fancy and the palate, and I am never disappointed by what I eat here. Most importantly, the staff at Market is deeply knowledgeable about food allergies and intolerance; I feel safe and taken care of as soon as I walk in the door. Enjoy.
Recommended By: yourgfplace.com On: 2013-01-17


Down River Grill
Spokane, Washington (WA) View On Map
Tucked away just northwest of downtown Spokane in the Audubon neighborhood, Downriver Grill offers up a handful of fine dining quality gluten-free options in a comfortable atmosphere. Once we'd tipped them off that we were gluten free customers, the server asked immediately if we were Celiac or intolerant (a good sign). We explained our situation and that we'd be ordering everything gluten free so we could share it. Since our options were rather limited, steak and salmon were the only gf mains on the menu and only a couple salads and no appetizers were gf, we didn't spend a lot of time pouring over all they had to offer. We picked a medium rare steak, stir-fried veggies, spinach salad, and two soups and dreamed of Omission pale ale while we waited. They also noted that they are willing to make other items on the regular menu gluten free that aren't marked if you're more adventuresome than we were.

The shrimp bisque came first and was so good I would go back just for that. All fantasises of making my own bisque at home were vanqished when Chef Ryan stopped by our table to check on our gluten-free meal. He informed me that it takes 3 hours to prepare this particular reduced shrimp bisque versus the wheat flour thickened versions many establishments rely on. Bummer, but great to know that there are places that are still willing to take the time to not only make such a superb dish right but also gluten free. Referring to that beautiful piece of meat on our plate as a mere steak also seemed kind of a crass after we cut into its pink interior and tasted the first bite. It was an amazing sauce-topped piece of melt-in-your mouth beef and nothing less. The sauce, a balsalmic, peppercorn veal juice conconction known as jus-de-veau, was incredibly complimentary without overpowering the beef.

By the end of it all, we were satisfied and on our way to feeling full but couldn't pass up the gluten-free Pot de Creme, a chocolate moose-like dessert with amaretto, that would also be impossible to ignore on any future visits to Down River Grill.
Recommended By: glutenfreespokane.com On: 2013-01-17


Giorgio On Pine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PA) View On Map
We got there about 7pm on a Tuesday night. We didn't have to wait at all and they weren't busy until later around 8pm. The hostess promptly seated us and brought over the menu. Pretty much anything on the menu could be made gluten free. They use Schar's pasta but also have a brown rice pasta and gluten free pizzas. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about gluten free. It seemed as though they were known in that area for gluten free foods.

They brought out regular bread and garlic/oil for my husband and a separate gluten free bread tray for mine with my own oil to prevent cross contamination. I started with the soup, a potato soup with mozzarella and bacon. It was really good but lacking the potato pieces in the soup I hoped for. I chose the brown rice pasta with the beef goulash. It was very good. The pasta was cooked perfectly, just enough sauce and the beef was tender and juicy. Extra parmesan cheese on top and I was a happy camper. I only could finish about half of it so we boxed it up and took it back to the hotel.

I often struggle with finding places that have not only a gluten free menu but an understanding of cross contamination and safety concerns. Even if the food was horrible, they would get a great review for having such a wonderful experience for me. I highly recommend this place for those of us looking for gluten free options!!
Recommended By: @PrettyLilCeliac / prettylittleceliac.com On: 2013-01-12


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