Gluten Free Menus in San Fran
My wife is celiac patient. Where are the places in San Fran that have a large gluten free selection, the wait staff have a clue, and perhpas they even have a GF manu?
My wife found this so will share will fellow hounds
My apologies - I meant to do this a long time ago, and then I saw today's message with the same question that I posted a while ago..
Thank you all for the answers regarding SF and the Bay area GF. Some of you sent your own summaries, so I'm posting those as well.
Stores: Whole Foods and Trader Joe's are the major ones carrying a nice selection of GF stuff in SF. I found that WF (on Franklin & California) have the better selection. Also, supermarkets such as Cal-Mart (Laurel Village) and Cala-Foods have some stuff too.
Jane recommended Outback which has a GF menu (in Sausalito) and Nick's Lighthouse, where she was able to have the chef make a few changes.
Terri recommended Crave, A San Francisco Bakery - cravebakery.org - brownies, cookies, etc. they have a list of locations where their goodies can be found.
Jeff suggested www.goodhealthpublishing.com for a list of 105+
national/regional restaurants and their lists of gluten/wheat free items.
Anne forwarded to me the following summary that was posted by Marian from Feb. '05 list:
The Fish Market
Whole Foods (groceries
)Trader Joes (groceries)
Following are excerpts from responses I received:
Contact Rainforest Cafe at their website and they will accommodate you =
Alioto's and Fisherman's Grotto on the pier. Great view.
Lori's Diners...a chain. Just make sure your eggs are not mixed in with =
the pancakes, etc.=20
They're all designed like 1950's era.
Marin county.... Frantoio's or something like that,=20
where they actually press olives in a real olive press in front of the=20
diners....behind glass. Expensive. Not kid oriented.
... Scoma's, where I've had great meals....in Sausalito...
I think there is also a Scoma's at Fisherman's Wharf in=20
South of the airport in the San Mateo area is The Fish Market. Loved =
food. Lots of choices.=20
Max's Deli, where you can buy lo-carb....just meat...dishes and I'm =
sure, salads. Not sure of the night,=20
but the waiters sing opera sometimes. There are other Max's Deli's in =
city. The portions are enormous and everyone enjoyed the ice cream =
"Hobee's" in the Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale area.=20
They are kid friendly, they have veggie=20
meals, BUT I can not guarantee that you will get a gluten-free meal.=20
PF Chang's in Sunnyvale w/ GF menu.
PF Changs. Outback. Both of those places are kid friendly and would =
have veg. options. Maybe not so much at Outback but they do have salads =
and steamed veggies. =20
I sent a summary to the list regarding SF and the Cuppertino areas for =
food options. Here is one of the links I got for information:
Click here: San Francisco Bay Area Celiac Support Groups Restaurants =
with Gluten Free Items=20
Try going to www.goodhealthpublishing.com for a list of 59 =
restaurants and their lists of gluten/wheat free items. There's also a
gluten free dining card that can be presented to restaurant personnel to
ease the ordering process.
Summary 2 ( by Shereen):
Hi, Thanks to all for your suggestions. First there is a website,
>www.bayareaceliacs.org/restaurants.htm, which is a blog on restaurants
>in the Bay Area. They don't have restaurants that have gluten free menus
>except for the usual Outbacks and PF Chang's, etc. That was disappointing.
>I am from New York and we are fortunate to have numerous restaurants with
>special GF menus courtesy of GFRAP. The Bay Area should too!
>Old files were generously provided, but some restaurants and cafes that
>were accommodating are no more, like Alma's. The Dolores Park Cafe's gluten
>free baker passed away,I was told, and not replaced.
>I went to an organic live food restaurant, reasonably priced and lovely,
>Cafe Gratitude, located at 1336 9th Ave, which is near Golden Gate
>Park. It is also at 2400 Harrison St in SF and 1730 Shattuck Ave in
>Its web site is at www.CafeGratitude.com. They said that most of their menu
>is gluten free except for what contained soy sauce. I felt okay after eating
>their pizza, no stomach complaints nor telling DH symptoms. I would highly
>I went to Eric's, a Chinese restaurant in Noe Valley (Sanchez and 27th) that
>was recommended. They were not very communicative about the gf, and I was
>disappointed in this. I was steered away from the mango chicken by the
>who said that it might have soy sauce. He would not let me talk to the cook
>or manager (not there he said). I had a cod dish and veggie/tofu with white
>sauce dishes. I did not get sick, but was turned off to their lack of
>communication. Would not go back there.
>I went to Amberjack Sushi, also on 27th and Sanchez. It was fine. My friend
>insisted on my getting vinegar free rice and they were accomodating. My
>friend recommends this restaurant for the quality of the sushi.
>I was told that the Daily Grill at 347 Gearywas accomodating. I went to
>Buckeye's in Marin. The waiter's mother in law had celiac disease,
>miraculously, and he was helpful. However, I itched my DH the next day. I
>eaten simply with salad fish and veggies.
Eat well and stay healthy!