Remember when “gluten-free” was an unfamiliar term? Flash forward to 2021, when grocery stores label everything, even the most obvious non-gluten items (we all know there is no gluten in avocado). All of this is to say: gluten-free food is part of our existence, rightfully normalized, and delicious, too.
For individuals who have celiac disease — when the body’s immune system is allergic to the proteins found in wheat — cooking at home can sometimes seem safer than dining out. The same goes for people who are gluten-intolerant or choose to avoid the ingredient for other health reasons. But celiac or gluten-intolerant individuals need not struggle in finding a wonderful gluten-free menu in Los Angeles. They’re about as prominent as one would expect, and these days, restaurants do far more than gluten-free baked goods. From handmade pasta by a Westside Italian restaurant to an abundance of gluten-free fried chicken, here is a guide to 16 places to eat gluten-free in Los Angeles, presented from north to south.
Note: this map doesn’t indicate whether restaurants use separate facilities/tools for gluten-free dishes; diners should inquire to individual restaurants for specific dietary concerns.
Added: 401k food and wine, Afuri Ramen, Birdie G’s, Breadblok, Cinque Terre West Osteria, Daikokuya, Honey Hi, Kirari West Bake Shop, Pikunico, Pizzana, My Two Cents, Stella Barra, Taco Maria
Removed: 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Con’i Seafood, Gjusta, Kitchen Mouse, Love & Salt, M Cafe (Closed), Necco (Closed), Ruen Pair, Sqirl
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More