California based chain, zpizza has mastered a fantastic recipe for crispy gluten free pizza crust and their topping combinations are pretty special too. Accommodating both vegan and gluten free customers, zpizza offers vegan cheese (that’s also gf), organic tomato sauce and a full ingredient list to ensure the order fits your dietary requirements.  My favorite was the “Tuscan”, a pizza made with roasted garlic sauce, mozzarella, truffle oil, and topped with caramelized onions and mushrooms. For a fresh, vegetable lover’s pizza, the “California” is a perfect choice. Gluten free crusts come in both small and large sizes, pictured above are both smalls: plenty for two people with a couple slices leftover to take to-go. Zpizza has locations across the country, but the health savvy chain is fairly new to San Francisco and another one just opened in Petaluma. It’s great to have a reliably good gluten free pizza crust not only at multiple locations in the bay area, but also available all over the states.

*Although zpizza does not claim to be a gluten free environment, precautions are taken to isolate ingredients and avoid cross contamination.

833 Mission Street, Suite C
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 995-5552

 

Downtown San Francisco’s Millennium Restaurant has a flawless vegan menu centered around local, seasonal ingredients. With entrees that could satisfy any carnivore’s appetite, each dish incorporates rich sauces and dynamic flavors made solely from whole foods. Last month Millennium hosted a five course winemaker dinner featuring an entirely gluten free menu paired with locally made wines from Urban Legend Cellars of Oakland. Executive chef Eric Tucker skillfully designed each course to compliment the accompanying wine, wowing diners with his aptitude for exquisite pairing.  Highlights of the evening included a crisp polenta cake served with toasted cashew cheese, black chanterelle mushrooms, and smoked tempeh sausage. Another dish was a teff crepe with black lentils, caramelized onions, grilled Enoki mushrooms and braised collards. An incredible vanilla meyer lemon torte made with  almond crust wrapped up the evening, leaving guests marveling at Millennium Restaurant’s ability create spectacular food without harming a fly.  Several gluten free options are available nightly.

580 Geary Street
San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 345-3900

 

In my experience, gluten free falafel is a rare find. Despite the fact the middle eastern dish is traditionally made from ground chickpeas and/or fava beans, most restaurants use a mix of wheat flour to make theirs. Lucky for those of us on a gluten free diet, Liba Falafel Truck serves some outstanding gf falafels and circumnavigates the Bay Area on a weekly basis (be sure to check the website to find their locations).  Owner and operator Gail Lillian is happy to confess her falafels are gluten free and offers the entirely gf “falafel bowl” (3 of them on a bed of organic greens). The warm falafels are topped with a tangy Greek sauce and a variety of garnishes are available to add on yourself.  Most of the toppings are gf, but a chance of cross contamination is definitely possible due to the nature of their salad bar set up. Be sure to complete your order with Liba’s sweet potato fries, served with cilantro, garlic and lime.

Liba Falafel Truck is all about organic food, sourcing local produce,  and eco-friendly business practices like providing takeout boxes and utensils that are all compostable.  The best part is, Liba Falafel truck parks right in my neighborhood every Thursday afternoon- what a treat!