Even if you haven’t been there, you’ve probably already heard about San Francisco. Remember that huge, imposing red bridge at the opening titles of almost every romantic comedy in Hollywood? That’s right, this is the Golden Gate Bridge, in San Francisco. Once there, don’t miss the chance to visit the historical Alcatraz Island and the Fisherman’s Wharf. It’s a popular getaway destination, where you can find a little bit of everything. But what about if you have a celiac disease and follow a specific diet? Don’t worry, we got you covered once more with a list of 10 best gluten-free restaurants in San Francisco. Check them out, and happy gluten-free travels!
1. As Quoted
As Quoted is a gluten-free restaurant in San Francisco that serves delicious organic recipes daily, including brunch on the weekends. The menu features refreshing salads such as the kale avocado Caesar, or the taco variety for a Mexican twist. Also offered are open face sandwiches like the well-known BLT, or one with fresh avocado, as well as green detox smoothies and soups, both regular and seasonal.From the brunch menu, don’t miss the mochi waffle or the huevos rancheros.
Address: 3613 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
Website: As Quoted
Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 3pm
2. Puccini & Pinetti
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Wondering if an Italian restaurant can be gluten-free? Puccini & Pinetti in San Francisco is the proof that it is possible. They serve gluten-free spaghetti and Penne, with delicious recipes ranging from tomato basil sauce and lemon Alfredo, to meatballs spaghetti and pasta with clams. Burgers, risotto, mussels, and green salads can also be found in the menu.
Puccini & Pinetti
Address: 129 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA
Website: Puccini & Pinetti
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)
3. Firefly Restaurant
The menu definitely doesn’t have fireflies, but delicious gluten-free dishes instead. Don’t forget to try the gluten-free cornbread. Once there, make sure to ask your server which of the desserts are gluten-free options, and you’ll be surprised from their variety as they call their pastry chef a magician!
Address: 4288 24th Street in Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA
Website: Firefly Restaurant
Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 5:30 - 9:00; Fri & Sat: 5:30 - 9:30
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4. Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
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Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen is next on our list with gluten-free restaurants in San Francisco. They use only naturally gluten-free ingredients, and they serve delicious handmade arepas, corn pockets on the grill with various fillings. Choose from crispy chicken, pulled pork, beef, blackened beef, spicy black beans, and many more. Nachos, kids menu, garlic Yuca fries, and sweets are also among your options.
Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
Address: 401 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA
Website: Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm
5. Bella Trattoria
Italian cuisine lovers, rejoice! Bella Trattoria serves mouth-watering gluten-free antipasti, and they are to die for! Gluten-free quinoa is available as a substitute for pasta. Rice flour or spinach gnocchi are served with fennel seed sausage and mozzarella or with shitake mushrooms, and bechamel with gorgonzola, and the eggplant parmigiana is simply delectable! Bellissimo!
Address: 3854 Geary Blvd. San Francisco, CA
Website: Bella Trattoria
Opening hours: Wed - Fri: 11am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 12pm - 5pm (lunch) / Sun - Thurs: 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri: 5pm - 9pm (dinner)
6. Proposition Chicken
Gluten-free fried chicken? Is that even possible? At Proposition Chicken where their slogan goes like this: “Fried, Flipped, Fake. This chicken goes three ways”, it is. “Fake”, meaning the vegan option of crispy barbecue tofu. Most of their dishes have a gluten-free substitute and all you have to do is to ask your server for that. They also serve delicious side dishes like spicy slaw, desserts, chicken wings, and strips.
Address: 1750 Market St., San Francisco, CA
Website: Proposition Chicken
Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)
7. The Beach Street Grill Organic Restaurant
The Beach Street Grill Organic Restaurant offers gluten-free dishes at the area of the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Their menu is huge, offering everything from gluten-free pancakes and sandwiches, to hearty main dishes, omelettes, and soups. Almost everything has a gluten-free substitute with an extra charge, so remember to ask before you submit your order.
The Beach Street Grill Organic Restaurant
Address: 380 Beach Street at Taylor, San Francisco, CA
Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 7am - 2pm; Mon - Fri: 7am - 1:30pm
8. Mac Daddy
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This a mac and cheese paradise that landed on California. Mac Daddy is next on the list which serves a big variety of mac and cheese. Don’t worry, you can choose anything that you want as every dish on the menu, can be made gluten-free. Try blue or smokin’ mac, try pizza or meatball mac, try garlic mac, or truffle mac–try everything! Salads and sides are also available, and you can ask for extra toppings for your pasta.
Address: 1453 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
Website: Mac Daddy
Opening hours: 7:30am - 2pm, 4:30pm - 10pm (daily)
9. Peña Pachamama
Peña Pachamama serves health food all the way! Using only virgin olive and raw coconut oil, they prepare organic, plant-based, and gluten-free dishes from local ingredients. It sounds simply delicious! Try fresh, organic salads, gluten-free and vegan pizzas, macaroons from raw coconut, lasagna, corn taco plate, and even raw raviolis and zoodles! You will also experience live music performances from around the world.
Address: 1630 Powell Street (between Union & Green) San Francisco, CA
Website: Peña Pachamama
Opening hours: Sun: 3:30pm - 8pm; Mon - Tue: 11am - 8pm; Wed - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm
10. Tony's Pizza Napoletana
And we close this list with Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. All of their ingredients are imported from Napoli, and they serve award-winning pizzas. Try the gluten-free one with mozzarella or the gluten-free breadsticks. Deep fried green beans are also worth the try. And of course don’t leave without a sip of their refreshing cocktails.
Tony's Pizza Napoletana
Address: 1570 Stockton St., San Francisco, CA
Website: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
Opening hours: Mon: 12pam - 10pm; Wed - Sun: 12pm - 11pm (closed on Tue)
Gluten-free paradise in San Francisco
Going gluten-free doesn’t mean that you have to give up on the taste. You just need to find the right places that serve the right food. Our list with 10 of the best gluten-free restaurants in San Francisco will definitely help. Bookmark the page and read it again once you plan your travel. See you in San Francisco!
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