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New to the forum, joined primarily for recipes. I've been gluten-free since November 2009. Anyone know any good gluten free resturaunts in SF proper? I've been to Pica Pica and Hot Spud and love them both, but haven't been that many other places.

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The August/September 2011 issue of Living Without has a travel article about San Francisco w/ restaurant and food recommendations. The recommendations include:

Daily Grill in Union Square (noted as the only restaurant to currently hold GFRAP certification (gluten free restaurant awareness program)

Farallon - also near Union Square - notes staff is very aware and accommodating to special diet needs.

Mariposa Baking Company (the bakery is in Oakland, but has a kiosk in the Ferry Building. This is a dedicated gluten-free bakery. Notes brownies, breads, cinnamon rolls, etc.

Slanted Door - modern Vietnamese with a gluten-free menu available

Amicis Pizza (Lombard St location) serves gluten-free pizza and gluten-free beer

Crepe O Chocolate (near Union Square) - breakfast and lunch -offers gluten-free quiches, omelets, souffles and brownies.

Lime Tree Southeast Asian Kitchen in the Sunset District - says they don't have gluten-free menu, but the owners child has multiple food sensitivities and so he is understanding and accommodating, will modify dishes. Author recommends gluten free Singapore glass noodles with coconut curry sauce.

Saha on Sutter St, has gluten-free menu - Arabic Fusion cuisine

Dosa - in the Museum District - serves gluten-free dosas(crepes) with a variety of fillings

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen - gluten-free bread for sandwiches and special pans to avoid cc.

Eagle Pizzeria - gluten free pizza and beer, separate prep area and ovens to avoid cc.

Ristorante Bacco - offers gluten-free pastas and homemade gluten-free bread

Spin City Launderette and Coffee Bar - offers gluten-free treats. Noe Valley area.

Zadin - Vietnamese fusion - offers gluten-free menu.

Ajanta - Berkeley/Oakland - extensive gluten-free and dairy free options -Indian cuisine

Gather - Berkeley/Oakland - green/organic menu gluten-free menu

There's more... But my fingers are cramping!

Good eating to you!

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I'm moving to San Francisco soon. :) It's a great city to be gluten-free! I like The Plant Cafe Organic and Amici's pizza.

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Hi, Ben!

I belong to a number of meetup.com gluten-free groups in the S.F. Bay Area. They oftentimes like to meet at gluten-free spots (like Pica Pica and Mariposa Bakery in Oakland) just to chat, socialize, and share information. Everyone I've met through meetup.com has been very nice, and I learn something new every time we meet.

You might want to check them out...

BTW, I live in Martinez.

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Welcome to SF Ben! Zadin in the Castro, Dosa on Fillmore, Ike's Place in the Mission and Pica Pica on Valencia are my favourite gluten free eateries here in the city. They are all celiac friendly and know what they are doing in terms of preventing cross contamination, etc. :)

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