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Gluten-free vegan option at non-veggie restaurants.

New2bay Jul 3, 2013 12:11 PM


I am a gluten-free vegan and I have just moved to the Bay Area. I see
that there are many great vegetarian and vegan restaurants that have
gluten-free options, which is fantastic! I would also like to find some
nice restaurants that have at least one good gluten-free vegan option
but that also serve meat so that I can eat out with people who wouldn't
want to go to a vegetarian restaurant. I am looking for restaurants in
Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco. If other gluten-free vegans could
tell me about restaurants like this that they have discovered and the
entrees that worked for you that would be really appreciated.


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  1. pikawicca RE: New2bay Jul 3, 2013 12:20 PM

    Aziza. Call ahead.

    Atelier Crenn. Ditto.

    1. Caitlin McGrath RE: New2bay Jul 3, 2013 02:56 PM

      Gather in Berkeley. Menu items change seasonally, but they always have menu notations on items that are vegan and/or gluten free, or which can be prepared that way.


      1. Robert Lauriston RE: New2bay Jul 3, 2013 03:51 PM

        I think both AQ and Bar Tartine in SF.

        Definitely Gather in Berkeley.

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          New2bay RE: New2bay Jul 5, 2013 09:11 AM

          Thank you all for those great suggestions! It would be also nice to find some casual lower end places too. Andy ideas would be great!

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            hyperbowler RE: New2bay Jul 8, 2013 12:47 AM

            Pica Pica Maize Kitchen. Completely gluten free and lots of vegan options. Their yuca fries are killer.


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              tjinsf RE: New2bay Jul 8, 2013 11:26 AM

              casual omnivore place that has gluten free vegan is Chow on Church and Park Chow. They have a corn pasta and can make the dishes vegan and it's cheap.

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              merylnet RE: New2bay Jul 7, 2013 03:17 PM

              I second the recommendations for Gather. They have excellent, interesting vegan and vegetarian dishes and they clearly mark their gluten-free options. They also have meat options. The quality of the food is always high, and they always seem happy to accomodate reasonable requests. Also, excellent cocktails.

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                New2bay RE: New2bay Jul 8, 2013 10:34 AM

                Thanks that Pici Pici place looks great.

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                  milklady RE: New2bay Jul 8, 2013 10:35 AM

                  For casual you could try Picante in Berkeley (everything is marked if it's vegan/ gluten-free) or Taco Grill near Fruitvale BART in Oakland (just specify no cheese on the veggie plato or veggie tostada salad).

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: milklady Jul 8, 2013 11:21 AM

                    Picante's menu is frustratingly hit and miss. I think Tacubaya's about as good for people who won't eat things and the food's better.

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                      milklady RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 8, 2013 02:36 PM

                      I thought about Tacubaya, but don't recall if they have clearly gluten free vegan items. I like that Picante labels their items.

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                    New2bay RE: New2bay Jul 8, 2013 04:09 PM

                    Those both seem like great places to check out. Thank you!

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