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San Luis Obispo Area Restos

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Just got back from a trip to CA central coast.

Were at the Central Coast Wine Classic, so most meals were through them (had arranged way ahead for gluten-free and that all went *very* smoothly).

1-The Park, SLO

Ended up doing a last-minute resto night out with a large group of friends (table for 9) at The Park in SLO (right by the train station). Food was excellent & they handled gluten-free very well.

Wait staff has in-depth knowledge of dishes, but waiter was 'just back from a few days away' so he double-checked everything but was right on in his initial guidance. When he came with dessert menus he noted 'the pavlova is gluten-free' - so had to get that, was very tasty!

Friends of ours had this resto cater their son's wedding rehearsal dinner, food is as local as possible and quite tasty.

2-Olde Port Inn, Port San Luis/Avila Beach

Also last minute meal, less fancy than The Park so a bit of education involved with the server, but ate successfully and they were quite willing to adapt. Had a bowl of the cioppino broth as a starter with 'add on' scallops, and a single fish taco (both soup and taco were generous portions) as entree with the tortillas (not 100% corn) on the side so the spouse could eat them. The pier is about to undergo renovation, so not sure if this location will be closed, but they're opening a 2nd branch this fall.

3-Steaming Bean, Shell Beach (neighborhood of Pismo Beach)

Serves breakfast include gluten-free egg scrambles (they pre-mix their eggs but is just cream added in, no pancake batter!). Nothing fancy, but is a local business with decent coffee (according to spouse, I'm caffeine free) and safe eating.

see separate post in "travel" for details on 2 wineries w/gluten-free snacks, Kynsi & Sculpterra

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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babysteps, thank you so much for posting about these restaurants. I live in SLO and had no idea about the Park's knowledge of the gluten free diet. I'll definitely have to check it out.


Diagnosed July 2004

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