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Gluten-free vegan option at non-veggie restaurants.

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New2bay Jul 3, 2013 12:11 PM

Hi,

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.

Thanks

  1. n
    New2bay Jul 8, 2013 04:09 PM

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

    1. m
      milklady 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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      1. re: milklady
        Robert Lauriston 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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          m
          milklady 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.

      2. n
        New2bay Jul 8, 2013 10:34 AM

        Thanks that Pici Pici place looks great.

        1. m
          merylnet 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.

          1. n
            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 Jul 8, 2013 12:47 AM

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

              http://www.picapica.com/

              1. re: New2bay
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                tjinsf 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.

              2. Robert Lauriston Jul 3, 2013 03:51 PM

                I think both AQ and Bar Tartine in SF.

                Definitely Gather in Berkeley.

                1. Caitlin McGrath 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.

                  http://www.gatherrestaurant.com/

                  1. pikawicca Jul 3, 2013 12:20 PM

                    Aziza. Call ahead.

                    Atelier Crenn. Ditto.

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