Being a mom means you plan the meals. Even if you work! You run the show. When you have a busy life and a special diet, it’s nice to know where to do without having to do the experimenting yourself. Going gluten-free is often a matter of feeling better, but for some it’s a serious health risk to eat foods with gluten, so knowing where to go to eat out is a necessity. Luckily, Lamorinda has many options and they have a wide variety of menu items to fully satisfy those who consider less (wheat) is more in their diet.
Gluten Free Baked Goods In Lamorinda
Gluten-free baked good lovers from Lamorinda can pop into Susie Cakes for a small selection of gluten-free treats. Those going gluten-free have been known to drive through the tunnel to the famous Mariposa Bakery in Oakland, where one can find an gluten-free bakery whose treats rival anything with gluten. Fresh breads, sweets for kids, cookies, all of it. You’d never know you weren’t in a traditional bakery. Very conveniently located off the 24 - it’s a very quick trip to stop by Mariposa. They also have light sandwiches and for those that want an adventure or work in San Francisco, there’s a stand in the Ferry Building, too. Closer to home, but not quite in Lamorinda, gluten free eaters can find the Life is Sweet Cafe (Danville).
Gluten Free Burgers in Lamorinda
For a gluten free burger bun, check out Lafayette’s Roam and Batch & Brine where they both have gluten-free bun options. The Counter in Walnut Creek has both gluten-free buns as well as a fryer reserved just for french fries, so it is not shared with the gluten-filled likes of onion rings or nuggets...something those with medical reasons to not eat gluten need to watch out for.
Gluten Free Pizza in Lamorinda
Gluten-free pizza is easy to find in Lamorinda. Two favorites are Mangia and Paxtis, both in Lafayette. The gluten-free crust at Mangia is thin and crisp tastes like it has been finished off with olive oil, making it taste quite gourmet. Paxtis pizza has a gluten free crust so that diners can enjoy their delicious Chicago style pizzas alongside their gluten-eating friends.
Gluten Free Chinese Food in Lamorinda
Uncle Yu’s in Lafayette serves up delicious Chinese food in a nice atmosphere for dining in and also has a booming take out business. They happen to have a surprisingly extensive wine menu as well! Uncle Yu’s is a gluten-free favorite because they have an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free options. The family style dishes will not be detected as being gluten-free as they retain all of the flavor of their gluten counterparts. Gluten-free Peking Chicken or Broccoli Beef are two must haves and be sure not to miss the gluten-free version of Uncle Yu’s famous Prawns with Honey Walnuts.
Gluten Free Thai in Lamorinda
Thai restaurants around Lamorinda also have gluten-free options including pad thai noodles and other dishes with rice noodles. In Orinda, Siam Orchid and Baan Thai restaurants have many tasty gluten-free options, but be sure to ask when ordering as the menus at both do not specify the gluten-free options specifically. Royal Siam in the Rheem Shopping Center is known for its Pad Thai, which is a gluten-free favorite. Amarin Thai Cuisine in Lafayette also has an extensive menu with gluten-free options and like the other Lamorinda Thai food counterparts is open for lunch and dinner, or available to bring home.
Gluten Free Bowls, Starters and Entrees in Lamorinda
True Food in Broadway Plaza Shopping Center in Walnut Creek boasts gluten-free menu items that taste so delicious, it will convert anyone to a clean, gluten-free lifestyle! It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from Lamorinda and surrounded by incredible shopping options. Combinations of foods found in their bowls, starters and entrees are almost all gluten free and taste sensations. Many gluten-free diners have True Food Kitchen as a regular eat out or bring in meal.
Gluten Free Diner in Lamorinda
The Cooperage, in Lafayette, deliniates gluten-free options on their menu, such as gluten-free pasta, as do many other Lamorinda restaurants. Other high end restaurants that use natural ingredients and make their food to order are happy to oblige to gluten-free requests such as omiting soy sauce or leaving blue cheese off of a salad. The gluten-free diner just needs to know what to ask for and often develops a favorite dish at a restaurant willing to make these accommodations. Whatever your reason for going gluten-free, Lamorinda will not leave you short on dining options!