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gluten-free Restaurants In San Francisco Bay Area - Please Add To List

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Below are the restaurants that we have found to be safe for people with Celiac Disease in the San Francisco Bay Area. Please add any that you have found as we are desperate for a comprehensive list in this area...

1 - Zadin - Castro - Fantastic Vietnamese/French - good prices, good wine, and they seem to understand gluten free very well. Average price for entree $10-18

2 - Ayi Yoshi Ya - Burlingame - Inexpensive Sushi Restaurant in Broadway Ave. - probably the only thing gluten free is the sushi however.

3 - Mangiamo's - Windosor (not exactly SF Bay area but has gluten free items - pizza was pretty good considering some gluten-free crusts that we have had)

4 - Mamacita - Marina - fantastic mexican food - wait staff was very accommodating and most things were gluten-free (not the desserts obviously)

5 - First Crush - near Powell Bart Station - fantastic food and wait staff. They don't have a gluten free menu, but the waiter checked on everything for us to be sure and it seemed most things didn't have gluten. Polenta cake was safe (usually there is a problem with this). Great wine list too (not by the glass however.)

6 - Andalu - SF - I heard the chef will accommodate gluten-free needs and I heard the food was good but we haven't had a chance to try it yet.

7 - Hola's Mexican Cantina - Burlingame and Belmont - Most dishes seem to be gluten-free - their tamales are not gluten-free we have been told. The chips seem to make my husband a little sick - so I believe they are fried in the same oil as flour tortillas - so I would avoid those. Entree items seem to be ok though. Ave. price $12-18

So far, these are the only places in the San Francisco Bay Area that we have found that are gluten free or that appear to understand the term and how to accommodate us...doesn't San Francisco have more options than this??? Please help as we enjoy going out to dinner but can't find much that passes the gluten-free test.

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check out GFRAP to see what they have

Also check with whatever SF-based celiac societies you can find

There is a Morton's in SF and in San Jose. Just ate at Morton's Steakhouse in Stamford CT last night - they have a laminated list of *everything* on the menu sorted into not gluten-free and gluten-free categories, and truly kept track - runner bringing the asparagus said "here is your unmarinated asparagus". (they were not on my local GFRAP list though...)

generally white table cloth type restaurants and/or smaller from-scratch single cuisine or health food type restaurants work best for me...even if they're not explicitly "gluten-free". Just remember to remind all of soy sauce, miso etc. easy-to-miss type items (and don't eat anything that was marinated before it arrived at the restaurant, who knows what's in that!).

Happy eating :)


gluten-free (except unintentionally) from 7 Dec 2007

3 gluten-free cousins and counting (1 gold standard, 1 pos blood/no endo, 1 self/dietary diagnosed)

suspect mother was celiac (also, cousin suspects my mother's twin is celiac)

Feb 08 testing 'normal range' for gluten antibodies, IBD and food allergies

Staying off gluten - dietary reaction is compelling for me!

"Hi, I'm the gluten-free diner at your table."

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I'm too scared to eat out since I can't do dairy, sugar, gluten, oil or red meat...BUT...I have done some research and can add to the list :)

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and Whole Foods (for lunch!)

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I'm bummed I just saw this!

I was in San Fran last week and was all over the internet looking for gluten-free places. Sadly, there were no "special" gluten-free places (ie, no gluten-free pizza, sandwiches, pasta, etc) I can find more of that type of thing here in Boston.

But -- I did go to Mamacita's - and it was great! (we had a bunch of the tacos)

A big thing to eat out there is Fish Tacos -- they serve them in corn tortillas & you just have to make sure the fish is grilled, not fried. I ate these at quite a few places & was fine.


Positive Bloodwork & Positive Endoscopy, Gluten Free since 8/29/06

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Please be notified the lists of gluten free restaurants in the san Francisco bay area sometimes list "Mangiamo " in Windsor, CA in the North Bay.

We had dinner there Sunday nite (we live in Windsor) and were told that the restaurant is being taken over by Frank Langley of Langley's restaurant in Windsor also. At this moment I

haven't found out if he will continue to offer gluten free entrees, but will attempt to call him and find out. I was also told that he may change the name of the restaurant!!!!

Thank God for Outback restaurant and Chili's in Rohnert Park, about 18 miles south of Windsor!!!!

Ralph

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Please be notified the lists of gluten free restaurants in the san Francisco bay area sometimes list "Mangiamo " in Windsor, CA in the North Bay.

We had dinner there Sunday nite (we live in Windsor) and were told that the restaurant is being taken over by Frank Langley of Langley's restaurant in Windsor also. At this moment I

haven't found out if he will continue to offer gluten free entrees, but will attempt to call him and find out. I was also told that he may change the name of the restaurant!!!!

Thank God for Outback restaurant and Chili's in Rohnert Park, about 18 miles south of Windsor!!!!

Ralph

Today is May 12, 2008. My wife (the Ciliac person) and I went to Mangiamo's Saturday and met the new owner, Frank Langley (Also the owner of Langley's Restaurant in Windsor.

He told me that he was meeting with the head of the Ciliac support group (in the Santa Rosa Area???) and she was going to check and be sure they were going about preparing

Gluten-Free items in the proper way to avoid cross-Contamination. HE SAID TO GIVE HIM A COUPLE OF WEEKS AND THEY WERE GOING TO CONTINUE WITH GLUTEN-FREE ITEMS

ON THEIR MENU, ALTHOUGH WHAT THE ITEMS WILL BE I CAN'T SAY FOR SURE, BUT HE DID SAY THAT HE WAS GETTING PLENTY OF CALLS RE: GLUTEN-FREE MENU.

So there is hope here!!!!!l Especially since I believe he's bringing back the gluten-free pizza!!!!! Right now things are in flux but keep your taste buds crossed!

Ralph

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