Eating gluten free is a lifestyle choice for some, a fad for others, and for a select lucky few celiacs like myself, a challenge when it comes to dining out. Luckily, Los Angeles boasts quite a few fabulous gluten free options for GF diners no matter the reasons they follow this lifestyle. Here are some of LA’s Best gluten free restaurant options.
Powerplant Superfood Cafe
5671 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
With an entire menu of plant-based, gluten-free, organic options, Powerplant is a must try for gluten-free diners in the Pico/Fairfax area. Everything served onsite, from burgers to tacos, sandwiches, salads, soups, and appetizers, is gluten-free. Breakfast is also served all day, allowing you to get your gf avocado toast whenever you want it.
Grom Gelato Shop
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Grom, a traditional Italian gelaterie, boasts three LA locations including Century City, Hollywood & Malibu. The gluten-free offerings here are not just limited to the amazing, rich gelatos and sorbets. Everything served onsite, from the cookies, biscuits, toppings, and cones, is certified gluten free by the Gluten-Free Food Services Certification Program.
7950 Sunset Blvd. #104
Los Angeles, CA 90046
EVO Kitchen is a favorite of gluten-free and vegan Angelinos and for good reason: although they serve options that suit diners of any needs (meat lovers, bread lovers, etc…), they prep with separate stations, tools, refrigeration, and utensils for all of their gluten free dishes meaning that the restaurant is fabulous (and safe) for everyone in your party. Gluten-free favorites on the menu include LA’s #1 gluten-free pizza, baked hot wings, mushroom caps, and a flourless chocolate cake in addition to their four varieties of gluten-free beer.
720 N Virgil Ave #4
Los Angeles, CA 90029
The nutrient-rich, gluten-free meals at Sqirl are a recommended option for dining out in LA according to Jennie Miremadi, a certified nutritionist. “Not only is the food delicious, they use high quality, whole foods ingredients in all of the dishes that they serve, many of which are gluten-free.” Sqirl menu items are designated GF, or GFO (gluten-free options); other dietary options are also displayed. Their gluten-free bowls (featured in the image above) are customer favorites.
24201 Valencia Blvd. Suite 3210
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Bonefish Grill, with two SoCal locations to choose from, offers a large assortment of gluten-free options for diners; in fact, an entire menu is dedicated to gf options from appetizers to wood-grilled specialties, and even desserts. Popular gluten-free meal options include Lily’s Chicken, Prince Edward Island Mussels, and a Grilled Salmon Superfood Salad (without ancient grains).
Elderberries Threefold Cafe
7564 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Organic, vegan, gluten and soy-free options are all that is served onsite at Elderberries Threefold Cafe, dedicated to kindness, care, and consideration. Typically glutinous favorites like French Toast (a variety of toppings are available), bagels, and frittatas, will start a gluten-free breakfast off right while salads, wraps, and even gooey, melty mac and cheese and paninis (patty melt, anyone?) provide an amazing lunch. Dessert options, juice, and smoothies are also available.
505 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
With locations all over Los Angeles and numerous gluten-free options, Lemonade LA is a great option for diners seeking a delicious gf bite wherever they are. Without modifications, gluten free options include an Avocado and Cherry Tomatoes Salad, Tuscan Kale and Tangerines Salad, Shaved Brussel Sprouts and Dates, Ahi Tuna and Avocado Poke, the Salmon Avocado “Louie” Salad, Seared Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Red Miso Short Rib. Dessert options include a GF, Vegan S’mores Brownie and a few flavors of Macaroons.
8539 Sunset Blvd. Ste 7
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Pizza takeout is available for gluten-free diners at Joe’s Pizza LA, now serving pizzas on a “Caulipower” crust, voted the #1 cauliflower pizza based in LA. Celiacs should know that the gluten-free crust is prepared in a shared kitchen at all three locations and on their pizza truck.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery LA
236 North Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Everything made at Erin McKenna’s Bakery LA is gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. A variety of donuts, loaves of sweet bread and muffins, cookies, crumb cakes, mounds, cinnamon buns, and brownies are served daily in addition to cupcakes, full-size cakes, and toppings-loaded soft serve.