The Bay Area boasts a wide array of restaurants that cater to all types of palettes and tastes. However, even with so many amazing restaurants to choose from, people with gluten sensitivity may have a more difficult time in finding eateries that cater to their needs. Here is a list of the top 5 restaurants in San Francisco that have great menus for everyone, including those with gluten sensitivity.
Located on Valencia street, Grub features everything from fancy dishes like chorizo with calamari to the classic mac-and-cheese. However, even the mac-and-cheese is amped up to provide limitless flavor and possibilities. For example, there is a mac-and-cheese bar (everything can be made gluten-free on request) where you can add meat toppings and extra sauces.
If you are looking to try something a little different, try DOSA located on Valencia. It offers a fine selection of Indian cuisine made of many ingredients that are gluten-free. A dosa is a form of a crepe that is made with no wheat (because it’s made of rice and lentils) and comes with fillings that include veggies and potatoes. This is a filling and satisfying dish that will keep you coming back.
- Slanted Door-
This waterfront restaurant is an eatery that balances style and a tasteful combination of the flavors of Vietnam and California. Using local ingredients like fresh seafood and a commitment to a positive environmental impact makes this restaurant a great place to get top-quality food and feel good about it too. If you’re too full at the restaurant and take your leftovers in the box, you can be happy knowing the box is completely biodegradable and won’t hurt the environment! Some of the most recommended dishes include the crispy peppercorn duck and spring rolls.
- S.F. Beach Street Grill-
This is a reasonably-priced restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf that has everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Many people love the gluten-free pancakes and savory omelets. This restaurant also uses local, sustainably- sourced produce such as organic oranges and even squeezes its own fresh orange juice. For lunch, try an organic burger such as the California Grill burger or the Baby Shrimp “saandwhich”.
- The Plant- Café Organic
If you want to try a place where you will have the most options for gluten-free food, try one of the 3 San Francisco locations. Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free, but still tasteful. All food is organic and locally sourced, so you know you are getting the highest quality California produce. One of the signature items is a cleansing juice made of fruits and veggies that is meant to detoxify your system of impurities.
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