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I am visiting Anaheim in August this year for our vacation for 16 nights, can anyone advice of nice gluten free restaurants in this area, also beverly hills and Hollywood area.. May be San Diego too.

Thank you so much in advance.

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I am visiting Anaheim in August this year for our vacation for 16 nights, can anyone advice of nice gluten free restaurants in this area, also beverly hills and Hollywood area.. May be San Diego too.

Thank you so much in advance.

There's an Outback in Anaheim on Harbor Blvd. There's a PF Changs in Gardenwalk on Katella. There are several Rubios (don't eat the chicken). Chipotle is close by in Fullerton. That's all I know of. I work in Anaheim, and have a hard time finding places to eat!

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Will you be going to Disneyland while you're here? There's some great gluten-free options there.

I don't eat in Anaheim often, but I'll ask around and see if there's anything good besides what was already mentioned.

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Will you be going to Disneyland while you're here? There's some great gluten-free options there.

I don't eat in Anaheim often, but I'll ask around and see if there's anything good besides what was already mentioned.

Mskedi

Do you live in OC? If so, where are you favorite "non chain" places to eat? Thanks! I am feeling stuck and eat at 2 places: Au Lac in Fountain Valley and 118 Degrees in Costa Mesa. They're both raw/vegan, but I know I won't get sick there. I do love me some meat:)

Janie

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Mskedi

Do you live in OC? If so, where are you favorite "non chain" places to eat? Thanks! I am feeling stuck and eat at 2 places: Au Lac in Fountain Valley and 118 Degrees in Costa Mesa. They're both raw/vegan, but I know I won't get sick there. I do love me some meat:)

Janie

PapaCicio's in Long Beach has excellent gluten-free pizza. I haven't tried their pasta yet (because the pizza is so good), but it's nice that they offer it.

I recently tried Native Foods in Costa Mesa (it's a vegan restaurant and I'm a vegetarian, so it was a good match for me). They have a gluten-free menu, and while it's limited, it's quite good. I even got the cook to mess around with some of the ingredients they had and make me something off the menu -- they were incredibly nice and knowledgeable.

The Veggie Grill at Irvine Spectrum has a gluten-free menu as well. Again, it's limited, but what they offer is good.

I've yet to have a problem at any pupuseria, so I've started to consider them pretty safe.

I've only been eating this way since June, so I'm still in the process of branching out beyond the chains that advertise gluten-free menus. I'd love to check out the places you mentioned, and I'll keep you posted of anything I come across that's great. :) I'll ask around, too.

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PapaCicio's in Long Beach has excellent gluten-free pizza. I haven't tried their pasta yet (because the pizza is so good), but it's nice that they offer it.

I recently tried Native Foods in Costa Mesa (it's a vegan restaurant and I'm a vegetarian, so it was a good match for me). They have a gluten-free menu, and while it's limited, it's quite good. I even got the cook to mess around with some of the ingredients they had and make me something off the menu -- they were incredibly nice and knowledgeable.

The Veggie Grill at Irvine Spectrum has a gluten-free menu as well. Again, it's limited, but what they offer is good.

I've yet to have a problem at any pupuseria, so I've started to consider them pretty safe.

I've only been eating this way since June, so I'm still in the process of branching out beyond the chains that advertise gluten-free menus. I'd love to check out the places you mentioned, and I'll keep you posted of anything I come across that's great. :) I'll ask around, too.

Mskedi

Thanks! I've been gluten free since July and I am still figuring out where to go. The Whole Foods in Tustin has a new Raw Bar, headed by the chef at 118 Degrees. Today is the grand opening, from 6-8. The food is delicious! Stonefire Grill has a gluten-free menu, but you have to ask. The LOVING HUT just opened in Ladera Ranch and Huntington Beach. It's vegan, I think. I emailed them about gluten-free options but haven't heard back yet.

BTW Au Lac is my fave. Mostly Vietnamese.

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in Hollywood area Hugo's is great, they have a menu up online and I drool every time I read it

I also like Veggie Grill in Irvine

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I'm looking at the Au Lac menu online right now and it looks delicious. Do they have an actual gluten-free menu, or do you just order carefully? Do their soy meats have gluten in them like every other fake meat I seem to come across?

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I'm looking at the Au Lac menu online right now and it looks delicious. Do they hu ave an actual gluten-free menu, or do you just order carefully? Do their soy meats have gluten in them like every other fake meat I seem to come across?

Au Lac does not have a gluten free menu, however the ENTIRE Raw menu is gluten free. It's all prepared on a different side of the kitchen from the other cooked stuff, and it's all good. The soups take some getting used to, because the flavors are not familiar to most. The fake meat is full of gluten, and they will tell you that they will not claim anything on the cooked menu is gluten free. Good news is the RAW is so good, who needs cooked? :lol:

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Will you be going to Disneyland while you're here? There's some great gluten-free options there.

I don't eat in Anaheim often, but I'll ask around and see if there's anything good besides what was already mentioned.

Yeah I live in England and we will be visiting Disney, we usually go to Orlando but fancied a change this year, does Disneyland cater for Gluten free just as well as wdw??

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Yeah I live in England and we will be visiting Disney, we usually go to Orlando but fancied a change this year, does Disneyland cater for Gluten free just as well as wdw??

I can't compare it to DisneyWorld as I've never been there, but I do know there are a lot of gluten-free options at Disneyland (if you do a google search of the terms "gluten free Disneyland" you'll see several reviews). You'll be best served if you call them in advance of your visit or at the very least visit Town Hall as you enter the park in the morning.

I'll be going a few times before you get here, so I'll post up my favorite gluten-free meals there for you when I go -- maybe complete with pictures if I remember to take them before I dig in.

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Yeah I live in England and we will be visiting Disney, we usually go to Orlando but fancied a change this year, does Disneyland cater for Gluten free just as well as wdw??

Disneyland is GREAT for any sort of food allergies as well as gluten free. You can stop by the City Hall on Main St. and they can give you info. Also ask at any restaurant. Pizza Port has gluten-free rice pasta that they will sub for you. Many of the restaurants have gluten-free breads available but you have to ask. Storyteller's Cafe in the Grand Californian Hotel has great gluten-free breads and often gluten-free desserts too. Let them know at the start of your meal about dessert because I think they will make it individually for you. There is a walk up eatery called Bengal Barbecue that has grilled meats and grilled veggie skewers. I'm not positive about their sauces, but I think they are gluten free as well. I plan to ask that question when we are there in a few days now that I'm on this diet.

We go to Disneyland a lot. I'm new to the gluten-free diet, but I did a wheat free diet a few years back and I was well accomodated with gluten free options.

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