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Gluten-free in West Hollywood

ScarletB Dec 21, 2013 03:08 PM

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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    ScarletB Jan 23, 2014 05:18 PM

    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.

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      schrutefarms Jan 15, 2014 10:42 AM

      You might want to try Lala's..it'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.

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        chewbacca Dec 21, 2013 05:56 PM


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        1. re: chewbacca
          ScarletB Jan 13, 2014 09:23 AM

          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
            carter Jan 15, 2014 09:09 AM

            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.

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              Thor123 Jan 15, 2014 11:17 AM

              I have heard great things about Crossroads.

              1. re: Thor123
                carter Jan 15, 2014 08:28 PM

                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.

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