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Good lunch downtown... that can do GF

Looking for a place to have lunch downtown. Needs to have food for someone who is Gluten and Diary-free... but hoping to avoid all veggie or vegan-type place. Also need to be able to have a conversation, so ideally no deafening noise level... Any thoughts?

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  1. Try Grand Central Market. Many Many choices….

      1. Blue Cow Kitchen on 3rd and Grand

        Mendocino Farms on 5th and Flower (with seating outside

        Industriel on 6th and Grand

        1. Border Grill has a lot of GF options and labels them on its menu. I know Border Grill has its detractors here, but I have been fairly pleased in all of my recent visits.

          1. w/o reading the post: you want a lunch downtown that can do your girlfriend?

            Bar + Kitchen, O Hotel is "upstairs".

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            1. I'd go for cuisines that are naturally gluten free. Rice based.

              So, Chinese or Japanese. Stir fries, sushi. Is she so GF that she needs to know the soy sauce they used (as some have a teeny tiny touch of wheat)? If so, you would have to go to more modern places that are aware of it.

              But if she can handle straight soy? Good heavens, the opportunities are huge! Little Tokyo, Chinatown etc.

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              1. re: happybaker

                also, most steakhouses are set up for it:

                baked potato (ask for margerine)
                salad with vinaigrette
                no worries about soy sauce in most steak houses. . .

              2. The Wood Spoon, a super-cute Brazilian place with tons of GF options.

                Someone needs to start a GF Thread... stat! I'm always looking for GF options.

                P.S. Agreed: soy sauce has gluten/wheat so if you go to any Asian place, you'll have to tell them to ditch the soy sauce. WOKCANO on 7th St downtown were sweethearts about my GF condition and went out of their way to accomodate!

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                1. re: Liquid Sky

                  GF options thread ??????

                  What's GF ????????????????

                2. given that i was recently brought to task for being somewhat vague and ambiguous about a new place, did no one else wonder why someone wanted a place that would do their girlfriend?

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                  1. place just opened up and has surprisingly good food you can order online and pick it up for a quick lunch, or eat it there if you got some time.


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                    1. re: gashiguy

                      If I remember correctly, there's also a Sea Salt Fish Grill in SM in addition.