I’ve been calling beautiful San Francisco home for 18 months now. I feel very lucky to live here – it’s such an amazing city! I’ve written reviews of many of the restaurants at which I’ve eaten throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area but I thought I’d do a bit of a round-up post of all the places I’ve found so far which offer celiac friendly options in San Francisco. This way it will be an all-in-one reference for those of you looking for gluten free options in this fantastic city! It’ll also be easy to add to the list as I find more! Sometimes I feel like San Francisco isn’t as celiac friendly as I hoped it might be when I first moved here but as I’m putting this post together I realise there are pretty decent number of restaurants with gluten free options. Come to San Francisco!
Whether you’re a newly diagnosed celiac in San Francisco or a gluten free traveller headed this way, these are some places worth checking out which offer gluten free goodies.
Pica Pica Maize Kitchen in the Mission is by far my favourite place to eat in San Francisco. Everything on the menu is 100% gluten free and wheat free and all of their breads are dairy free. The food is Venezuelan and it’s beyond fantastic. I really love Pica Pica! Have a read at my review of Pica Pica here.
Hot Spud at Fisherman’s Wharf is a great, relaxed place where you can get a huge spud with lots of delicious fillings! Everything on their menu is gluten free, including their desserts. I’m a big fan of this place too and their sweet potato brownie and cheesecake are insanely good. Have a read at my review of Hot Spud here.
Zadin in the Castro is a great Vietnamese place with a bunch of gluten free options. Gluten free dishes are clearly marked on the menu. Their spicy pho is amazing. Have a read at my review of Zadin here.
Dosa with 2 locations on Valencia and Fillmore is a brilliant South Indian restaurant with a whole bunch of gluten free options. Depending on what you choose this place can be pretty expensive but their dosas and uttapams are fantastic and fairly priced. They have some really yummy gluten free desserts too.
Ike’s Place in the Mission is a fantastic and super popular sandwich joint offering gluten free sandwiches. Despite everything being made in the same kitchen they take extremely good care of gluten free customers to ensure their food is safe and cross contamination free. Have a read at my review of Ike’s here.
Mariposa Bakery in the Ferry Terminal building is a completely gluten free bakery which does a variety of gluten free breads, cookies, cakes, muffins and various other goodies. They have recently started offering lunch options including mini pizzas, empanadas and sandwiches. Their muffins and baguettes are particularly good.
Pacific Catch is a great place to get tasty gluten free fish dishes! They have a couple of locations in San Francisco but I only trust the 9th and Lincoln location next to Golden Gate Park in terms of preventing cross contamination. Have a read at my review of Pacific Catch here.
Eagle Pizzeria is a small, independent pizza restaurant on Taraval Street offering gluten free pizza. The owner is lovely and their pizza is really tasty. Have a read at my review of Eagle Pizzeria here.
Amici’s Pizzeria has a couple of locations in San Francisco but only the Lombard Street location does gluten free pizza. They have pretty good procedures in place to prevent cross contamination which they mention on their menu. Their pizza is expensive but yummy. Have a read at my review of Amici’s here.
Straw is a fun, Carnival-themed restaurant in the Hayes Valley neighbourhood of the city. I was really excited to try this place when I found out about and I’m glad I did. Their food is really tasty and lots of it is gluten free. I had their coconut tomato curry with butternut squash and chick peas.
Red Door Cafe on Bush and Franklin is a small, unique cafe which offers gluten free options. I’ve heard great things but haven’t had the chance to eat here yet. Their opening hours are not very long (only breakfast and lunch, 4 days a week) so arrive early if you want to eat here.
Gracias Madre in the Mission boasts organic, Mexican cuisine. Everything they serve is organic and vegan and much of it is also gluten free.
Pizza chain Z Pizza offers gluten free pizza options. I’ve not had the chance to eat here yet.
What are your favourite gluten free restaurants in San Francisco?