If you’ve been craving a fat bratwurst or crispy potato pancake since the day you were prescribed the gluten free diet, look no further then Speisekammer in Alameda, Ca.  This authentic German restaurant serves many of the native dishes and offers the letter G next to menu items that are gluten free (they also feature vegetarian dishes). Although you won’t be indulging in wiener schnitzel, you can partake in all sorts of wonderful German favorites like a grilled salmon fillet with a cucumber dill sauce, bratwurst served with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut, smoked trout, and my favorite, the potato pancakes with apple compote.  Speisekammer offers plenty of outdoor seating, making it a great lunch spot in the summer… their cozier dining room is just as enjoyable during winter months.

Featured Dishes: Reibekuchen (potato pancakes) and Bratwurst Gegrillt (grilled pork sausages served with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut)

2424 Lincoln Avenue Alameda, CA 94501

(510) 522-1300


Mariposa Gluten Free Baking Co. is the go-to bakery in the Bay Area for everything gluten-free. With two locations, and products sold at local grocery stores, their baked goods are readily accessible to the region. Mariposa houses their widest range of handmade GF baked goods at their Oakland location on Telegraph Ave – an exclusively gluten free facility. Many of their items are dairy free and even vegan: each product is typically labeled accordingly.

Baked fresh in Oakland are a variety of GF treats such as cinnamon rolls, brownies, vegan penguino’s (GF version of a twinkie), cupcakes, cheesecake bites, and tea loaves. On the savory side, they serve up some amazing foccacia bread, vegetarian quiche, pre-made paninis, and fresh gnocchi. Take note of their daily baking schedule so you can pick up the freshest breads or pizza crusts. Also be sure to also check their freezer for gluten free ravioli, pre-made pizzas, french baguettes, bagels, and cakes. If you cant make it to the East Bay, Mariposa has a kiosk in the Ferry Building stocked daily with a great selection of fresh baked goods and freezer items. They’re Open 7 days a week at both locations.

Featured Lunch Item: Salami sandwich with roasted mediterranean spread served on a french baguette. (Only at their Ferry Building location.)

Featured Sweets: Coconut Creme Cupcake (Served only in their Oakland location).

5427 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA

(510) 595-0955