Kawika's Ocean Beach Deli

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 18 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches + 5 more
100% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly

734 La Playa St, San Francisco, CA 94121 Directions

(415) 221-2031
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    This place has the best sandwiches! The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten free options. The bread is made there and I recommend getting it. It's huge and delicious.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    Their housemade gluten-free multigrain bread is hands down the best gluten-free bread I have ever had. Super knowledgeable about allergens... side salads even have a color coded container system for what you can eat. We enjoyed a rotisserie lamb sandwich and a yummy corn & quinoa salad! Extra stars in my book for their Greek and Hawaiian options...Kona Coffee!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    What can I say...after days of "interrogating" locations, I walk in, show my GF DF card and "POOF!" everything is understood. The best discovery is their rotisserie meats (lamb, beef and turkey.) Small, cozy, one street off the Great Highway and the Pacific Ocean. Very close to transit. One of the owners is Celiac and a Functional Medicine Practitioner. If there was an option for TEN STARS, I'd give Kawika's ten.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    the owner's wife has celiac and that's why this place is so celiac friendly!!!! support them!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very knowledgeable deli shop. Many gluten free options and they use a separate oven and station for making your sandwich. They know what celiac is and know about any other allergens that are in different items and are very accommodating. The bread is dairy free and they have a lactose free cheese.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Fantastic food and knowledgeable staff great for Celiacs.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent and knowledgeable. Be sure to ask for the menu.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Literally a small deli store with a few tables. The food is good, especially the very hearty GF multigrain bread. Knowledgeable staff, ask for GF menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    As someone with Celiac disease, I struggled to find safe, gluten-free restaurants in the Richmond. This place is 100% safe and takes very strict precautions. The staff is trained very well and gluten-free dishes are prepared separately as well as stored in different platters. The "Find Me GF" app showed me this deli and I had planned on going for a while. I finally did go while on a date. My friend and I decided to go grab a bite to eat around 7. We arrived at the deli at 7:15 (15 minutes before closing) to discover people drinking and dancing to Frank Sinatra inside. The door was closed and the sign said closed, but the joyful group let us in for a private dinner. They were celebrating Joanne's birthday, but said we were welcome. Delighted, my date and I entered. We noticed Greek flags and asked if the owners were Greek to which they responded "yes!" and gave us samples of homemade tzaziki. Although my date and I were both Greek and are familiar with the Greek spirit, we were both overwhelmed and delighted by the delicious food and great hospitality. I got the gluten-free salmon avocado wrap while my date got the lamb sandwich on sourdough. My friend and I chatted with David and Joanne for a while and we enjoyed each other's company too. It was a wonderful end to a lovely night. I will definitely be frequenting Ocean Beach Deli again.

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Small local deli with seating inside. Friendly staff. Delicious sandwiches. Gluten free bread. Fell apart when heated with corned beef, mustard, and melted Swiss but worth the mess! Reasonably priced.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The owner is gf and makes sure her customers have lots of options. Separate oven and the sandwiches are to die for!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Staff was super knowledgeable and friendly. Much attention paid to avoiding cross contamination. Cute place!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great find for gluten free folks. Two delicious gf bread options and tons of sandwich possibilities, all clearly labeled. Service was good and the food was super tasty. Definitely recommend if you're in the area.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely amazing customer service and product knowledge. Took extra time to ease our concerns based on our substantial list of allergies and find us safe options. Very highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    David, the owner, and his staff are so knowledgeable and helpful (and friendly)! Most selections are gluten free. They have gluten free bread made in a special oven onsite. The bread is delicious! Some of the sides are gluten free and are separated to avoid cross contamination. They also offer g/f beer. Can't say enough good things about this place!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    The owners wife has celiac disease so he walked me through the menu and told me what I can and cannot (or should not) eat (and actually knew what he was talking about!) I had a delicious sandwich! They even have a separate toaster and section for gluten free orders so I felt completely comfortable eating here with Celiac Disease. Didn't get sick! Great and very knowable staff. I was the only one with Celiac Disease and the other 8 people I was with had normal sandwiches and we all enjoyed it. Great deli :) I would recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Knowledgeable of safe gluten free procedures, very friendly staff.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
8:30 am - 5 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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