Gluten, dairy and peanut allergies.
408 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
The food tasted great, and our waiter was nice. However, we feel this is a good restaurant for someone who is gluten free out of choice (paleo, etc.) rather than necessity. My wife is celiac and I have a gluten allergy, and we both had profound, day-ruining reactions within an hour of eating there on Valentine's Day. We were able to rule out anything we'd eaten at home beforehand. The website says "Everything gluten free." The reality is that we were handed separate gluten-free menus with more limited offerings. That was a major red flag, and we asked lots of questions about the kitchen and food prep to make sure we could still eat there. We were assured everything would be fine, and yet it wasn't. We feel the least Addiction Bistro should do is put a cross-contamination warning on its menu, much the way Hugo's does.
801 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Delicious food that hits the spot. The menu clearly marks which foods are GF, DF or GF/DF. They carry Udi's buns, but we passed when they said they're frozen and need to be warmed up ... they didn't seem to have a separate, dedicated prep area for that. When we checked about their oil, the server said only things that are fried in it are fries and sausages. Fair warning: The exotic sausages are MUCH smaller than the rest.
13722 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Made on equipment shared with wheat and dairy.
560 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
The staff was mostly clueless about what was and wasn't gluten-free on the menu. I should have left at that point. My mistake, which I paid for for about a day. Avoid!
4749 Coldwater Canyon Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91423
Good, but a little too greasy.
12851 Riverside Dr, North Hollywood, CA 91607
Their sumptuous menu features a bountiful array of gluten-free dishes and the waitstaff is friendly, knowledgable and sensitive. Hugo's is our go-to spot for date nights, lazy Sunday brunches and celebrations.