About Me

Discovered I have a gluten intolerance in 2005, through an elimination diet guided by a nutritionist. I avoid gluten except trace amounts, and every once in a while take a bite of gluten-filled goodies, paying a digestive price as a result. I love finding restaurants that offer gluten-free options.


  • The Original Pancake House

    2 starsMay 23, 2014

    420 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

    The waiter had no idea what gluten was and offered to ask the chef but then did not. I ordered an omelette and it was fine, but not great. Atmosphere was mildly unappealing.

  • LuLu's

    4 starsApril 03, 2013

    163 Main Street, Los Altos, CA 94022

    This is an upscale taqueria with some outdoor seating. I had a veggie sope with grilled veggies and a fish taco. Both were quite good and fresh. My order-takers was friendly and helpful. The grilled potatoes were underdone, which is my only complaint. They have a gluten free menu guide at the registers. I didn't ask about cross-contamination because I'm not super sensitive.

  • Tony's Pizza Napoletana

    5 starsMarch 14, 2013

    1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133

    Not only the best gf pizza I've had, but the best pizza I've ever had!( I discovered i have an intolerance to gluten with very uncomfortable symptoms 8 years ago.) I wonder how I'll ever eat pizza from anywhere else. The salad and non-alcoholic cocktail were also delicious.

  • Galette 88

    4 starsFebruary 27, 2013

    88 Hardie Place, San Francisco, CA 94108

    Bright, smokey, energetic cafe & lunch spot. Sweet fillings are normally served on a crepe that contains wheat flour, which they make clear on their menu and website. But, I found out when I first tried this place that sweet fillings can also be ordered on a gf buckwheat crepe (which they call a galette). I loved my au natural (just sugar)! I'll definitely come back for a savory lunch sometime.

  • Flying Pig Bistro Pub

    4 starsFebruary 04, 2013

    433 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103

    This is a cross between a bar and a cafe and has a warm neighborhood feel. The folks who run it are super friendly. They have a number of gluten-free bread and pastry options including cornbread, donuts, peanut butter balls, cupcakes, bagels and sandwich bread. They serve the full gamut of sandwiches and salads, plus a couple soups and breakfast choices. They also have hot dogs (gf bun available), and gf onion rings (have not asked about a dedicated fryer). They don't appear to have GF beer, but I haven't asked.