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May 12, 2012 01:31 PM

Gluten-free vegan dining

Recently learned that I can't really deal w/ lactose, and that Mrs. Josh is gluten intolerant. We've been eating gluten free for a couple of weeks, mostly vegan, frequently raw.

So what are some spots people like for this kind of thing?

So far we've basically limited our dining out to People's Co-Op's deli and Casa De Luz in North Park, but I'd be interested to know if anyone else knows of good spots for this type of dining in San Diego.

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  1. If Mrs. Josh can tolerate soy sauce, any of the Asian or pho places will do.
    Bud's Louisiana Cuisine's menu is virtually gluten free except for a few items.
    Surati Farsan Mart if you pick your items carefully.
    Tender Greens w/o the bread on the side.

    1. I was just looking at Cowboy Star's menu - tons of GF options

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      1. While this might be a little OT, I'd highly recommend Nigel Slater's book, Tender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch if you don't already own it. It's a beautifully photographed book with some pretty amazing recipes and is an all around good read.

        1. It's not exactly on the beaten path, but The Trails in San Carlos has a lot, and I mean A LOT of GT options, including pancakes and cinnamon rolls at breakfast. Plus, they can turn almost anything on their menu into gluten free. They also serve a gluten free beer and pear cider for those that need or want to be GT.

          It's not fancy, it's not trendy, but they are very nice, the food will never set the world on fire, but it is good, particularly for the neighborhood, and the price is right. Portions are large, I generally split an entree or take half of it home.

          In the Keil's shopping center at Jackson & Navajo

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          1. re: DiningDiva

            My wife has cut out gluten as well and said the GF pancakes at the Trails were better than the ones at Snooze.

            I read recently that the GF beers that were tested almost all had Gluten in them. Apparently cross-contamination is very prevalent.

          2. Local Habit has a ton of vegan and GF options – they even denote it on their online menu, which is handy.