True Food Kitchen

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 23 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 15 more
100% of 19 votes say it's Celiac friendly

451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Directions

(949) 644-2400
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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    This place was amazing! Clearly marked menu. Many choices including gluten free buns. I had a grass fed burger, miso marinated eggplant, and strawberry rhubarb crumble! Delicious. People are helpful and friendly! I asked if there will be one in Vegas and they said yes!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Very knowledgeable and helpful staff and many gluten free options or way to make things gluten free! I had the kale salad with chicken and no croutons and it was great.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    One of best for celiac in area. Clearly marked and educated staff. Hard find in this area! Very friendly staff too!

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    5 rating
    6 months ago

    I wish this was closer. SUPER knowledgeable staff and options for vegetarians as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Amazing staff and a diverse menu. They also have the ability to make all of their pizza, sandwiches, and wraps gluten free.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I ordered a Mediterranean quinoa salad that was so good. Staff took extra precautions to make sure I was safe. They cook their gf meats on a separate grill so cross contamination concerns are low. I did not get sick and it's been 2 days. Symptoms usually hit within 24 hours. Happy to find a place nearby that can serve healthy options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Fresh, reasonably priced and they are so knowledgable about cross contamination. Did not get sick and I am super sensitive. I had the seated Ahi salad and it was amazing. Waitstaff is wonderful. Def recommend reservations.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    amazing food and drinks. feel great hours later

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    Featured Reviewer, Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    I rarely eat out. I have celiac, and am extremely sensitive, as well as very careful to avoid cross contamination -- whether I feel it or not. Damaging my health is not worth a night out. That said, I've visited both Santa Monica True Food, and Newport Beach, and they've both been the best experiences I've ever had dining out as a celiac. I understand that they have partially dedicated spaces for GF food prep, and always dedicated utensils. Certainly Newport assured me of this, and the server in Santa Monica made sure to take extra notes, and passed a note on to the chef. They make excellent pizza -- I loved the Roasted Kale and Tomato. Best GF I've had. But the Salmon, as well as the Curry, are also well worth a bite. A bit pricey, but if you're going to eat out, let it be eating well. Portions are plenty, staff are knowledgeable, atmosphere is peaceful (in Santa Monica -- a bit loud in Newport); and they're highly aware of issues with cross-contact. The safest one could be in a non-dedicated kitchen, without a doubt.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This place was wonderful!!! The server really made me feel safe from cross contamination, he made great recommendations. We split papaya salad, we had grass fed steak tacos, seared tuna wrap all GF. For dessert we had a gf chia seed lemon cake. Lots of choices for dinner and dessert.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    I ate the turkey wrap with the gluten free pita and subbed the yogurt for umami dressing since I'm also dairy free. It was AWESOME! Totally delicious! My friend got the panang curry and couldn't stop raving about how good it was.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    great food, celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    so many choices and delicious food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Wonderful meal - heirloom tomato & watermelon salad with goat cheese and sea bass street tacos. Server was helpful & knowledgable to keep my meal safe. Wish there was one closer to Tulsa!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Awesome restaurant! Lots of healthy & GF options. The GF thin crust pizza is outstanding! Felt safe eating there. Great job with GF!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 years ago

    Excellent!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Three wonderful experiences on different occasions within a year and a half. Visited once during a slow period, once moderately busy, and one very busy Saturday night with a min. 30 minute wait. Ever time we experienced healthy, delicious, gluten free and cross-contamination-free eating. Pricey, but trendy/hip/modern atmosphere, and great location (next to shopping, movies, and beach). Excellent service and knowledgeable staff on every visit. Highly recommend the hummus with g-free pita bread appetizer. Pizzas are excellent, as well as the teas to drink. Peace-of-mind gluten free eating.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Awesome! I'm coming back

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    My favorite GF restaurant. Many GF dishes and a tasty rotating seasonal menu. GF desserts. Good cocktails. Everything I've tried has been good.

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Love True Food! The menu is so easy to read and I love their Shirataki Noodles as well as the gluten free pizza (Organic Tomato and Roasted Kale is my personal favorite). Go Now!

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    5 rating
    7 years ago

    Amazing food... I have celiacs disease and can't eat out unless they have a gluten free menu, which they have.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    The staff was knowledgeable about cross contamination issues. The steak tacos were great! No dairy and no gluten in them. Had a sour cream replacement with coconut milk yoghurt that was awesome! Great place environmentally conscious slightly expensive but worth it.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    239 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    I was so excited to try out this restaurant since it received a 100% celiac safe rating. The menu had a lot of GF items including banana pancakes! I was so excited and comfortable ordering off this menu. The staff was very knowledgeable and I didn’t think there would be a problem. I realized how wrong I was four hours later as I started to violently throw up the heuvos rancheros. At first I thought it could be food poisoning, but everyone else at my table ordered the same and no one else had a problem. I’ve had celiac disease for seven years now and this is only the second time I’ve thrown up. The first time was when I was first diagnosed and I was testing my sensitivity by eating a fried Oreo (not smart). For me to have a reaction like this I had to have gotten a serious amount of gluten in my food. Really sad this place didn’t work out, it was so tasty (not so much the second time around).

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 month ago

    2800 East 2nd Avenue #101, Denver, CO 80206

    First off the food was super delicious and the presentation was beautiful! We had the cauliflower and Brussels spouts appetizer. For dinner we had the Sweet potato noodle ramen as spaghetti squash lasagna. We verified with the waitress that we both had celiac and she showed us where are choices are already marked gf so we would be fine. However this is probably the worst case of being glutened I’ve had in years. Both my partner and I have been sick for the last three days. We had to rush home because we both got violently ill. So if you have celiac or have to be vegan or veggie for allergic reason I highly recommend staying away it’s clearly for the trend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    1 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

    Celiac safe, knowledgeable, and good food

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    629 SE Main St, Roseburg, OR 97470

    Great service and very knowledgeable staff food was excellant!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    860 S Sepulveda Blvd #100, El Segundo, CA 90245

    Celiac-friendly in my experience. Our waitress knew precisely what on the normal menu was and was not available GF and knew the corner cases to look for with the specials menu (e.g. soy sauce as part of the seasonal brussel sprouts). Food was great, to boot! It's in a mall of sorts, but the outdoor seating was quite nice.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    860 S Sepulveda Blvd #100, El Segundo, CA 90245

    One of the best meals I’ve ever had! From drinks to dinner to dessert, it was absolutely delicious. And all anti-inflammatory, too!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    180 El Camino Real Suite 1140, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Didn't even stay. Not many options, and the cucumbers and lettuce were being prepared on a counter that also had a bowl of flour, and flour spilled all over the place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    The food was good, and they did not gluten me. Apparently they have an allergy protocol in place for many different ingredients, and are known for this. My husband and I had the summer tacos. I had the fish and he had the beef. Both were quite good, though we had to order a third plate of them as one each was not enough.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    6000 Glades Rd Unit 1015A, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Great restaurant, gf menu, staff knowledgeable and very careful

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    239 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Great tasting food, lots of options, and a really interesting menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

    Our favorite restaurant in Chicago! So fresh, lots of gluten free and vegan options and lots of things you can easily make gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    239 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Fantastic, loads of GF options, great for Celiacs and all auto immune as the menu is anti inflammatory and delicious! Fabulous!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    180 El Camino Real Suite 1140, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    The staff was knowledgeable and assured me it was gluten-free. As I walked out, I saw a waiter rolling the silverware onto the napkins on the same table where they roll out pizza. The flour was everywhere. I tested with my Nima and there was gluten in my dish that was supposed to be gluten-free. Sorry. If you are celiac, I wouldn’t eat here.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Fresh and delicious!!! GF listed on menu

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    Celiac
    1 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Every expensive for the the amount of food. Quality of food was eh

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Fashion Valley Mall, 7007 Friars Road Friars Rd # 394, San Diego, CA 92108

    Amazing Gf/Df and vegan options. A little pricey but every once in awhile its worth it. Had the most amazing strawberry rhubarb crisp that was gf with a scoop of the most delicious vanilla ice cream from Villa dolce (coconut milk). I was told they have a separate area to toast gf bread etc. I never know if I’ve experienced cross contamination since I’m not celiac but this place seems legit. Our waitress even told me she has RA and strictly avoids a number of foods including all gluten.

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    3 months ago

    222 West Avenue HR100, Austin, TX 78701

    Good food, and I didn't get sick, but service was a bit slow.

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    4 rating
    3 months ago

    180 El Camino Real Suite 1140, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    It’s nice to feel not guilty of eating out. In fact it felt healthier than homemade meals. Menu was clearly marked and had a lot of options. They made a mistake and brought something not indicated as gluten free but made gluten free, so I’m sure they are very accommodating. Had pad thai(so so, don’t expect pad thai you get at thai restaurants), quinoa burger(delicious), fish tacos(kids ate very well). Especially the quinoa burger was very creative. Our dishes had more veggies and less carbs than what I except at most other restaurants. Didn’t get sick. The only thing was, none of us were full after...

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2800 East 2nd Avenue #101, Denver, CO 80206

    The staff indicated my meal was safe but I have gotten sick after eating here every time. Not with the risk of trying again.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

    Good service, great food. A lot of vegetarian and gluten free options for Celiac folks.

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    4 months ago

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    Everyone was very nice and accommodating, saying they were taking every precaution, but multiple Nima tests came back positive for gluten. The server was polite and refunded my meal when I asked, bit no one seemed to be concerned.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    180 El Camino Real Suite 1140, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Food was great and seasonal! Lots of variety, including the GF options, which is always exciting and overwhelming as someone with celiac. Waitress was knowledgeable, nice, and accommodating. I was informed they are familiar with cross contamination, have a separate fryer, a GF pizza dough option, and that man gluten dishes could be made GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Great food. We had dinner here twice, and the family member with celiac disease didn’t get sick. Felt safe eating here!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

    Ate here once a couple weeks ago. They were incredibly busy for being early evening, which made me nervous. Menu isn’t huge in general, so limited GF options. They did understand my needs due to Celiac & mentioned the precautions they use. Pricey for what you get. Chia Seed Pudding was delicious though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    2800 East 2nd Avenue #101, Denver, CO 80206

    Delicious food, and I didn’t get sick!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Excellent food and celiac friendly. Would recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    180 El Camino Real Suite 1140, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Very knowledgeable staff, I could eat their fish tacos every day!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    I got the fish tacos! They were good! The waiter said they change cloves and clean all the surfaces when they get a note for celiac. I didn’t get sick and would go again!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    7100 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815

    Menu has clearly marked GF dishes. I had the Pad Thai and it was delicious!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

    Staff was extremely knowledgeable about cross contamination and their gf items were clearly labeled. They assured and reassured me that they’d change gloves, ensure clean surfaces, no fillers in their sauces, etc. Unfortunately although I felt great about my order, it tested positive w/ the Nima and I couldn’t eat. Thankful to have been spared a painful glutening but sad to see that even w/ all their assurances of a safe meal, gluten was still detected. Our waiter was very apologetic and seemed embarrassed at the fact that although the manager came and apologized, he didn’t give a discount or comp my husband’s meal or even offer a different plate even though I had to sit there unable to eat. I asked them to remove my plate off the bill and they did. Sad experience overall for someone w/ Celiac but thankful for my Nima.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Excellent fresh food and GF knowledgeable staff. This is a great area to walk around and shop in, too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

    A great place to eat with outstanding GF food at not over-the-top prices. Lots of on and off menu options. A definite return for me.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    They know what they are doing. They ask if GF is an allergy or a preference. If you are celiac, the kitchen takes extra precautions to avoid cross contamination. They have GF pita bread (potato and tapioca flour) that was great!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    120 Broadway Ln #1044, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Healthy food and the staff does a great job handling allergies. I’ve never had any reactions at this place. A good place for brunch for sure. The only down side is it’s kind of pricey and portion sizes are small.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    6 months ago

    6000 Glades Rd Unit 1015A, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Creative gf menu. If you get hummus they have gf pita just have to ask.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Never have an issue here and I’m a very sensitive Celiac. I was told, however, not to order the pizza because it is cooked/prepared on the same surface as the regular pizza. Everything else is clearly marked and they even have gf dessert!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

    Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very accommodating, awesome mission. Highly recommend!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    What a great meal! Servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Overhead the manager telling the kitchen staff to make sure to wash hands and change gloves for our meals. Would highly recommend. Have been back several times now.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    A little on the pricey/trendy side, but dang is their food good. The menu is clearly marked with what is gf. Their gf pita is on point. This place has a healthy vibe, but if that’s not your thing don’t be wary, because the food is so tasty.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Such a great selection of GF options! Knowledgeable staff. Excellent food and service !

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    I had a margarita on the rocks and beef tacos that were ok but not anything to write home about. The beans, however, were delicious. I ordered GF and stated I had celiac. Unfortunately, by the time I left, I felt bloated like I’d experienced cross contamination. We had high hopes that day we visited (2/24/2018), but we won’t be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    Great! Very sensitive celiac and always get a good meal!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    7601 Windrose Ave Suite F100, Plano, TX 75024

    SO AMAZING! They have plenty of gf options... including desserts and the staff is so knowledgeable. I was even able to eat there on my whole30!! I have celiac and am highly sensitive; have eaten there 3 times now without the slightest problem and the staff is so kind and understanding.. not awkward at all. such a great experience.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    860 S Sepulveda Blvd #100, El Segundo, CA 90245

    Amazing lasagne and panang curry! GF desserts here, too! Also had very attentive and helpful service. Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Gluten free pizza was awesome and GF lasagna could not believe all desserts were gluten free and SO delicious. Daughter is celiac no problem

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Wide selection of gf overlapping with vegan and vegetarian fare. Their menu has a disclosure so I did take a digestive enzyme just to be safe.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    9 months ago

    180 El Camino Real Suite 1140, Palo Alto, CA 94304

    Food was good and gluten free items are labeled on the menu. Staff is very knowledgeable, but my charred cauliflower appetizer did come back gluten positive on my Nima Sensor. Manager was very nice and had it remade “correctly.” Also had their pad Thai, and nothing I ended up eating made me sick.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Always have had a great experience. My celiac girlfriend has never gotten sick here.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    395 Santa Monica Pl #172, Santa Monica, CA 90401

    Great variety of gluten free food! Staff was very knowledgeable and even used an allergy button to alert the staff. Measures are taken to prevent cross contamination. Food was a bit pricey for the size but full of flavor.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

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Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
10 am - 10 pm
Sunday
10 am - 9 pm

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