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Dec 21, 2013 03:08 PM

Gluten-free in West Hollywood

I am planning a birthday dinner for a small group, maybe 10 people although I'm not really sure at this point, and will be going to the Groundlings on Melrose afterwards. I have some food allergies, specifically gluten (with intolerances to dairy and potatoes) and thus mostly eat paleo style (not strictly).

Anyone have suggestions for a restaurant near Melrose that could accommodate food allergies and a small group? Thanks so much!

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    1. re: chewbacca

      The menu looks intriguing and I'd like to check it out some time but for this event I'm looking for something perhaps a bit nicer or more mainstream. Thanks though!

      1. re: ScarletB

        Crossroads on Melrose @ Sweetzer is vegan, and was written up as one of the better restaurants to open in 2013.
        Tal Ronnen is the chef here.

        1. re: carter

          I have heard great things about Crossroads.

          1. re: Thor123

            I have several friends who love the place, yet think it is more than overpriced.
            But maybe the overpricing is better than the attitude at the Café of gratitude bymmv.

    2. You might want to try Lala''s just up the street (maybe a block) from Groundlings, and since it's Argentinian, it's pretty meat heavy. Just be sure to tell them about your Gluten intolerance. I have a friend who has Celiac, and I've found when I dine with her that most kitchens in this town are extremely accommodating.

      1. Thanks! We ended up at Village Idiot and they were very knowledgeable about the menu and what was gluten free. The food was excellent (the Brussels sprouts!) and service was friendly. I was pleasantly surprised.