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grantschoep

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Ok, so I am asking a question that has been asked I million times. I've seen them. But I've put off organizing too long.

I am 4 days away from a trip to San Francisco(my delayed Honeymoon actually).

I used to live there, so I know the layout very well. Just wondering what good restaurants there are. I will be mostly in San Fran, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. Don't really plan on heading to the east bay, Berkley and so on. I've know of places around the east bay area, but I just don't think we will get out there.

Thanks


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I was wondering the same thing because I actually LIVE there! I know there are some great sushi restaraunts in San Francisco that are gluten free, and I know of some "natural" or "vegan" restaraunts in Santa Cruz. But I was wondering the same thing...anyone know of the actual names of restaraunts? Or where we could search for those names (websites)?

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Some restaurants that I know of that can make a gluten-free meal, but aren't necessarily gluten-free restaurants are PF Changs, Outback and Maggiano's. I've personally never done the gluten-free menu at any of these however so can't comment on any experiences.

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I asked the same question when I moved up here and got nothing. I found pizza in the East Bay, but thats it, other than the obvious ones like PF Changs.

I know they are up here, but finding the info is proving difficult.

Elonwy


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Digging through the celiacbayarea yahoo group. None of this is personally confirmed.

Betelnut on Union St. has a brief gluten-free menu.

Willow Glen Aqui has gluten-free items (Aqui Cal-Mex)

Evidently Old Spaghetti factory has gluten-free pasta on hand. (San Jose)

Dosa on Valencia in SF

Santa Cruz - Al Boccalino Restaurant

HTH a little.


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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Cool, thanks much. I totally forgot about hearing the Old Spaghetti Factory has gluten-free pasta. That will definatly be a stop I'd like. I used to eat at the one downtown San Jose all the time.


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I was in San Francisco last year, at the Stanford Celiac Conference. Our food was catered by the San Francisco Soup Company. Their food was yummy!

Obviously... I didn't GO there, so I surely can't tell you where it is - but I can tell you that I was very pleasantly surprised. =)


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Ian - 3

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This is good to know...my dad and I are headed out there in 2 weeks.


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I meant to post this while back found a few nice places. We ended up mostly eating out at more expensive places, that I knew there would be reliable Chef that knows about things.

But I had wonderful great server at The Stinking Rose, I used to love eating there when I used to live there. And was happy they were so accomidating.

http://www.thestinkingrose.com/

Went there 3 times, never had a problem. The staff was excellent, knew exactly what I was talking about. And mentioned the Chef did too. Every single item is cooked in a clean pan each time. As the waiter told me quote "We wouldn't want to server a Filet Minon that had the taste of salmon"

Mashed potatoes are made from real potatoes, plus butter and milk. Food was awesome. But.. it was expensive... though, that in part was due to the bottles of wine...

Also had a nice surprise, my wife wanted to stop by a show where a friend of her's was now working. Its a little health food/vitamin shop. When we got there she said there was a surprise for me, they had a bunch of gluten free cookies. I hadn't heard of them before, it was the store's own brand. But, I felt I could trust it, because her father is the owner of the company, and knows that they are made in a facility that is gluten free. I had a chocolate chip cookie, and then later a big peanut butter cookie. They are the "soft" type cookie. There located in Embarcadero Ctr, 1st floor. Right around where there are lots of tourist things, so if your in town, it will probably be close and a fun treat.

Sunshine Health Food.

Located at:

1 Embarcadero Ctr

San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 788-1380


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