True Food Kitchen

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 41 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Burgers + 11 more
96% of 29 votes say it's Celiac friendly

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

(310) 593-8300
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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    I'm celiac, I had a very bad reaction after I eat the lasagna. The manager and the sttaff were very kind and supportive, even they didn't charge the lasagna, but it was contaninated with gluten

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Amazing food! Such a treat! I wanted to take advantage of a hamburger bun but liked the ingredients in the quinoa inside out sandwich better. So my knowledge server suggested giving me the grass fed burger with the hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado, and feta. It was AMAZING! The server only offered me side choices that were GF. The sweet potato hash and the kale salad were both delicious. There was a $2.50 charge for the GF bun that I didn't know about, but there was no extra charge to customize my burger. Not cheap, but it was sooooo good!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    The food was delicious and full of flavor. my new favorite place to eat. I had a burger and my date had the lasagna. I can't wait to try other things on the menu.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Multiple gluten free options in entrées, mains and desserts for lunch and dinner. Loved every meal there❤️.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Perfect GF tacos. 100% recomendable

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Really yummy gluten free food. Lots of options and a staff knowledgeable about cross contamination issues. I highly recommend it.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Delicious food without guilt, both because it's GF and also healthful in other ways. GF chicken sausage pizza is very light and tasty, and the Spring Vegetable salad complements it well. Try the Tempranillo red wine from Spain's famed vintner Marques de Caceres, a real treat.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had the turkey lasagna and it was soooooo good! Nice and warm and it felt good and like a grandma's meal :) and the lemon tart is literally, I'm not kidding, one of the best things I've ever eaten!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place was awesome!!! So many options.... Don't bother with the flourless chocolate cake, but the lemon tart was amazing

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Delicious, great service, Celiac safe!!!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Absolut top Restaurant

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Yummy food, good service and atmosphere.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    GF items clearly marked on menu. Waitstaff well educated on What living a GF lifestyle looks like & CC issues. Food is seasonal, so menu changes. Amazing food! Fresh, healthy, delicious! Mushroom GF pizza was perfect.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Very unusual and delicious!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Excellent menu with many options. I had the turkey lasagna and it was great. My boyfriend (not GF himself) had tacos and said they were very good. For dessert I had the cranberry almond cake and while it was pretty good, it was TINY for being $7. Wish I knew that before I ordered it, not worth the money in my opinion.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Awesome place! I have celiac disease and am lactose intolerant so it's hard to find options. Many gf choices that are also dairy free. Portions are a little small for the price though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Huge selection on the menu, all food is locally and seasonally inspired (and delicious), and my waitress was very attentive and assured me that everyone in kitchen was careful to avoid cross-contamination. Would definitely go back!!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Very gf friendly. Great food. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    There are several GF options, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. All options are clearly labeled on the main menu and the staff are highly conscientious of GF needs. Food was very fresh, healthy and flavorful. And the flourless chocolate cake hit the sweet spot.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Love it. Great location, stellar service, wonderful array of healthy amazing food. Great consideration of food allergies.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Always fantastic! Great gluten free options and never feel guilty as all if the food is fresh and healthy. I can't wait to get a True Foods at home.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The gluten free menu is great and the selection is diverse. From the quinoa inside out burger to the gf pizza to the lemon tart dessert, this restaurant is a must visit.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    Amazing menu with safe, delicious gf options! Excellent knowledgable server too.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This is my absolute favorite restaurant! I love the turkey lasagna! It is gluten free and absolutely delicious! If you are over 21 the cucumber/fruit margarita! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Bison burger on gf crust with kale salad and sweet potato hash = awesome! Service was excellent! Waiter caught that my burger had mayo (and I had asked for none) before I did!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Love true food. They have a great menu and they are super careful about gluten free and dairy free. They always do a great job accommodating me. I've had their GF vegan pizza and eaten here for breakfast and everything was delicious.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Amazing good and great GF options

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    The servers are SO knowledgeable I feel celiac safe here!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    4 years ago

    The hardest thing about True Food is they have very few options that are vegan AND gluten free, the menu is ok but not great

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Lettuce cups...awesome Everything else on the menu...you must have once. Great service. Comfortable atmosphere. And oh yeah...it's popular among the locals. Always a good sign!!

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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
    5 years ago

    Loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. But most important I had the best gluten free pizza I have ever eatten at True Foods.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

    239 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    1st visit to KOP True Food Kitchen but have always had great experience at other TFK’s in Scottsdale and Fairfax. Only thing missing on the their menu was a Bison option to add to entrees. I had the GF fish(Bass) tacos. Would have give 5star but service was slow even for the appetizers which included a side of roasted carrots and GF minestrone soup.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 week ago

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

    Super knowledgeable. Tons of menu is naturally gluten free. Very popular and good to have a ressie. Love this for celiac.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    239 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    Waitress knew about GF needs when I asked questions. She did say all pizzas are cooked in the same oven. (Not sure if it’s a convection oven). I ordered the charred cauliflower appetizer. Very light and good with a slight hint of lime. I had a fish taco and a steak tacos. (Order tacos and you get two - fish or steak or both) Came with a side of baked beans in a cup. Came with sour cream and avocado and shredded cabbage on a GF shell. They don’t offer sodas but offer drinks such as a squeezed apple drink which I had. Very good! Had a flourless chocolate dessert also very good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    239 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    The absolute best for GF. Roughly 30% of their menu is gluten free, and most of their dishes can be made so on request. They also asked me if my gluten free request was a preference of an allergy - and I formed me that as it was for an allergy, they would alert the chefs so strict gf procedures could be followed. I had the charred cauliflower, the shrimp curry, and the squash pie for dessert. Everything was amazing and I’m so so thrilled to have found a restaurant that takes gf so seriously.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

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

    So good, a lot of GF options! I had the Inside Out Quinoa Burger and it was so good!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    120 Broadway Ln #1044, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    So many gf options (much more than is noted on the menu, tbh) and I've yet to have a server who wasn't super caring and on top of it. Plus, a manager usually walks the food out when I've told them I have celiac to answer any questions and ensure the food is safe.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    239 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

    I had Roasted Cauliflower, Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Fish Tacos (sea bass). My husband and I shared 2 desserts: flourless chocolate cake and squash pie. Everything was so fresh and delicious. The desserts were sweet but not heavily laden atih sugar. They have many GF options that are clearly marked on the menumMy belly was happy and calm after this meal and I woke up feeling great...a clear sign that I wasn't glutened unintentionally.Highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    120 Broadway Ln #1044, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Great gluten free food choices and the service is wonderful. Love this place. Eaten here several times.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

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

    Delicious healthful California cuisine. Don't miss the GF squash pie'

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    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
    2 months ago

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Great place to eat with many gluten free options. All the desserts offered today were gluten free as well.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 months ago

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    This has become my go to lunch spot when I travel to the Galleria area in business. Inventive menu and rock solid on safety.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    1 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60654

    Gf menu. Has pizza, lasagne (was delicious) and tacos which were also amazing. Would strongly recommend this amazing food.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    I’m so happy to find a True Foods here where we’re visiting. We’re taking our brother to introduce him to the great food. Great menu for my food intolerances-gluten, dairy, eggs.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    7100 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20815

    The restaurant is devoted to healthy food. The staff understood which things on the menu contain gluten, and asked all the appropriate questions.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

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

    I've eaten here twice & had reactions both times. I gave it another shot due to such rave reviews & now I'm sitting here in pain and wishing I never had! If you are celiac/ sensitive to cross contamination I would avoid it. There are so many great places to eat in San Diego that are safe!

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 months ago

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

    I hate to leave a negative review, but I've eaten here twice now, and I've gotten sick both times. The thing that bothers me about this place is the amount of items on their menu that SHOULD be gluten free, but aren't. (Salmon??) Our server explained that they couldn't be easily changed and retain their flavor. I guess my conclusion is that they just aren't very focused on gluten as an issue in their kitchen.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    Always a safe place for me to eat. If I ask a lot of questions and they're not sure, they always go double check. Expensive but a nice splurge.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

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

    Really good food. Seemingly Celiac safe. Very loud inside. Sometimes difficult to deal with host/hostesses to get seated.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    O. M. G. The food is amazing. The service exceptional. Plenty of gf choices. The atmosphere is lovely. Eat here!!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

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

    Fantastic. Staff friendly and very knowledgeable about gluten. Bartender knew every ingredient in alost every dish. Even the soy sauce in the tuna tataki appetizer is GF tamari! 2 weeks ago I had the fish tacos, excellent. Last night i had the baked chicken. It was a culinary treat with cilantro pesto. Entire menu is very healthy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    7601 Windrose Ave Suite F100, Plano, TX 75024

    Ate here and they took special note of my celiac and I had no problems!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Excellent food. Staff knowledgeable.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Food was great! Had wonderful margaritas. Menu was clearly marked. Wait staff very helpful. A ton of GF desserts!

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 months ago

    5375 Tamiami Trail N Suite 15, Naples, FL 34108

    Not impressed. Expensive and food was just ok.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Amazing food! Lots of gluten free options! Absolutely my favorite spot for a safe meal!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    I love the food and it was celiac friendly .All the employees were educated about celiac disease.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

    Ate here last night, food was tasty and the waitress was very knowledgeable of Celiac. I had the Chared Cauliflower appetizer, which BDW was delish, the baked chicken and the antioxidant beverage. No reaction at all....will definitely go back!!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    7601 Windrose Ave Suite F100, Plano, TX 75024

    Such a cool place in Legacy West! Several gf items on the menu...salads, burgers, and entrees. We had the fish tacos and lasagna. Delicious!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    168 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

    I've had nothing but success as a Celiac at True Food Kitchen. My favorite dish is the roasted chicken and several of the many gluten free/dairy free desserts. All of the staff seems extremely knowledgeable about food allergies/Celiac, and ensures that extra care will be taken to make sure I don't get sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    5375 Tamiami Trail N Suite 15, Naples, FL 34108

    Many many gf choices! All staff very aware of celiac issues. Gf pizza crust and pita available but you have to ask---not noted on the menu. Charred cauliflower is amazing and the flourless chocolate cake is the best I've ever had. Very popular restaurant and can get loud. Reservations a must during season.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    excellent, very high quality food. the atmosphere however, is crowded and noisy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    8383 Preston Center Plaza, Dallas, TX 75225

    Love it here! Staff is very knowledgeable and it is so easy to find something that sounds and tastes delicious that is Celiac friendly!

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    4 rating
    6 months ago

    15191 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Fresh ingredients, great flavor!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

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

    Ate here - didn't get sick

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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    120 Broadway Ln #1044, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Love true foods for gf options and drinks. Gf desserts are great and live the gf pita bread. This is my sons fav place for gf pizza.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    451 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

    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
    7 months ago

    1700 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056

    Excellent, good quality food that is safe for celiacs. I particularly enjoyed the blueberry muffin from the brunch menu.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

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

    Lots of GF dishes. awesome!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    120 Broadway Ln #1044, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Food was amazing!!! And they could even make it without garlic for me because I have trouble digesting it. Absolutely recommend! We also got a gf, vegan key lime pie and it was to die for.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Always great for delicious GF. Started with a GF chicken noodle soup then Enjoyed the lasagna this time. Finished with the GF KEY LIME PIE AND Flourless chocolate cake (couldn't make up my mind). AWESOME!!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    3393 Peachtree Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30326

    The servers are super aware of gluten allergies. Everything there is fresh and so tasty! Highly recommend it!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    8 months ago

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Very good real good! So many options. This time we got the steak tacos and a burger and key lime pie. Yum!

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

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

    Best gf choices In the area !! I have never gotten sick here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

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

    GF options clearly marked on the menu. I ordered a seasonal salad and asked that it be prepared separately, which they did. They were clear again when they brought my dish out that it was gluten free. They also brought gluten free pita to go with the hummus dish. I would definitely go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

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

    Very tasty and healthy food, friendly service well informed about celiacs.

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    5 rating
    8 months ago

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

    Must try place!! Great options and lots of GF menu items plus willing to modify anything.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

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

    Many vegan and gf choices including desserts! Would go again if I were going to be in San Diego longer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    So many great gluten free options! They have gluten free pizza crust. Their vegetable crudités is so yummy! The olive tapenade does have gluten in it so just eat the other dip. Their curry bowl and street tacos are delicious!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    9 months ago

    2910 District Avenue #170, Fairfax, VA 22031

    Lots of "gluten free" options. Had the steak tacos and they were fantastic. Ordered the Apple crisp dessert and before I took a bite, I found some oats in the crumble. Asked the server if they were gluten free oats. Come to find the manager told me that oats didn't have gluten in them, and brought me the package of oats that said they were processed in the same facility as wheat. I didn't eat the dessert and didn't get sick from the tacos but probably would have had a reaction to the oats. If you're celiac, make sure you double check the ingredients because the staff probably doesn't know what's safe even though it says gluten free on the menu.

Gluten-Free Features

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

Categories

  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
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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