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These are the Top 5 Gluten Free Restaurants in our city

By Ashley Baker

Did you know that over 55 different diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley?

As many of our San Diego restaurants are offering healthy food on their menus, you can now leave your own home behind and have a night dining out on the town, no holds barred.

Discover 5 San Diego restaurants serving gluten free options.

5. Roppongi

875 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 551-5252

One of La Jolla's most popular gluten free restaurants is Roppongi which specializes in New Asian cuisine with European, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Latin American influences, and they offer a huge gluten–free lunch and dinner menu. Most of their popular menu favorites can be adjusted to be entirely gluten–free. The famous crab stack without the dipping bread is gluten–free and to die for! Just let the server know you need the gluten–free option and they will replace the bread with fresh veggies. Roppongi has a full bar, offering signature cocktails for any occasion, sake and an extensive wine list. They open daily at 4:00 pm for dinner, so go and enjoy the cozy indoor fireplace and admire the one–of–a–kind 700 gallon aquarium, indulge at the sushi bar, relax in the lounge, or just watch the sunset from their outdoor patio. Oh, and did I mention they have happy hour Monday–Friday from 4–6pm! Half–priced appetizers for the win!

4. Del Mar Rendezvous

Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar #102, Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-2669

Del Mar Rendezvous has been voted Best Chinese in San Diego, offering a wide array of Chinese dishes. Rendezvous offers over 40 gluten–free and vegetarian options on each menu. The ambiance of the interior and extended patio, with glimpses of the Pacific Ocean, offer a relaxing and inviting atmosphere, perfect for date nights, business lunches or family dinners. The atmosphere is casual–chic and kids are welcome.

3. Island Prime

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 298-6802

Located directly above the water, Island Prime offers one of the most spectacular panoramic ocean views in San Diego. You can't go wrong with their freshly–baked gluten–free bread (must request gluten–free) followed by their famous prime rib. Or if you prefer something from the sea, try the Mahi–Mahi crusted in macadamia nuts, caviar salad or delicious cold–water lobster tail. C Level Lounge is more casual, but has a similar menu. Both restaurants have an excellent gluten–free menu.

2. Claire's on Cedros

246 N Cedros Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858) 259-8597

Now here's a rare find: a San Diego bakery that offers gluten–free options! Claire's on Cedros has the BEST gluten–free pancakes, french toast, and a banana walnut muffin to die for! located in the heart of Solana Beach, they are one of the most popular cafes in San Diego. Because of their popularity, I recommend going on the weekdays. They specialize in made–from–scratch comfort foods, including a wide variety of homemade breads, pastries and desserts. The gluten–free dine–in menu features plenty of choice for lunch and breakfast, and they are family–friendly and dog–friendly. Don't forget to order some gluten–free chewy chocolate chip cookies or huge brownies to go, you'll regret it later if you don't!

1. 2Good2B Cafe

El Camino Promenade, 204 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 942-4663

100% dedicated to serving only corn, soy–free and gluten free bakery in San Diego is 2Good2B takes the cake (no punt intended) for offering a menu full of comfort food without any compromise. Their cinnamon swirly buns with vanilla frosting are simply divine and you must try the french challah toast. You can order to–go or dine–in or you can even shop online for deliveries shipped straight to your doorstep. This award–winning bakery definitely lives up to its name, delivering menu items so delicious that they're too good to be true, except luckily for us, they are!

Remember to always let the server know you have a gluten intolerance as any trace amounts can cause symptoms. Eating out with food limitations is never easy, but the number of gluten–free restaurants is exploding in San Diego, as are the yummy options on other menus. Restaurants are serving a broader selection, often including staples like gluten–free breads, pasta and pizza, even gluten–free desserts! Restaurant managers and personnel are showing a higher level of understanding of dietary needs, making your life that much easier. Happy gluten–free eating!

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