- bogord Jan 19, 2004 03:44 PM
working for the Celiac Disease Foundation, I am always searching for So Cal eateries that can deal with gluten free requirements. Any and all suggestions will be most appreciated.
Hm, I have food allergies myself, including wheat and other grains, but am not a celiac. I keep an eye out for specialty places, but have not yet run across any restaurants that can guarantee their food is gluten-free. I would think that there is too much liability for a restaurant to make that kind of claim.
STEAK-O-RAMA has great steaks, potatoes, and serves the BEST New England Clam Chowder. There clam chowder is made with cornstarch and buttermilk instead of wheat flour and regular milk. Chunks of potatoes, carrots, celery, and big pieces of clams make this soup the BEST. . . not to mention I can eat it, too. YUM!!!
One thing. . . New England Clam Chowder is only served on Fridays and Saturdays after 5pm, but it's worth the wait!
The service is very good there and they are very accomodating. Just make sure to tell your server: "No toast, no crutons, no marinades (substitute oil and vinegar), no sauces, no gravey, no cheese sauce (substitute shredded cheese) . . . You know, the usual stuff. Enjoy!
Open till 10:00pm weekdays
To Go's 562-987-3951
5201 E. 2nd Street
Belmont Shore, CA
I'm gluten intolerant and possibly Celiac (blood tests have said I'm not, but still...) and very rarely have a problem eating anywhere. Just have to know what to get, is what I've found. Stay simple, and ask. I've even had a gluten free, 9 course meal at sona! Vegetarian restaurans and sushi are also good.
Whole Foods has entire sections dedicated to gluten free food, including bread and desserts. It's very convenient, since there are so many locations in SoCal.