An irresistible assortment of hand crafted baked goods, eclectic confections and vintage wrapped candies can be found at Miette Confiserie. Though Miette is not a gluten free bakery there are plenty of sweets for gluten intolerant customers to delight themselves with, their most noteworthy being the Parisian macaron. Containing egg whites, powdered sugar, ground almonds, hazelnuts, or pistachios, the macarons are filled with a rich  buttercream rendering them naturally free of gluten ingredients.  Unique flavors like rose geranium, chocolate-orange, and hazelnut make Miette’s macarons a must-try for anyone gone gf. Find the macarons along with other sweets at any of their 3 locations in San Francisco listed below.

*Please note: Although precautions are taken to eliminate any chance of cross contamination, Miette preps their macarons on shared equipment and cannot guarantee their won’t be trace amounts of gluten.

Locations:

449 Octavia Street, San Francisco -(415) 626-6221

2109 Chestnut Street, San Francisco -(415) 837-0300

# 10, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco -(415) 837-0300

 

When was the last time you had really good pizza delivered to your door step? Yeah, I didn’t think so. At select locations, Extreme Pizza serves Still Riding 12″ gluten free pizza crust, and it’s the best I’ve tried in the city.  If your unfamiliar with Still Riding Pizza, definitely take a look at their website, they supply gluten free New York style pizza crusts to hundreds of restaurants across the country. Still Riding Pizza educates new clients about cross contamination while setting up safe kitchen practices to ensure their 100% GF crust remains that way. If your house does not fall within Extreme Pizza’s delivery zone, enjoy your crisp gluten free crust in one of their many locations in the bay area. Pictured above is their pizza titled “Green with Envy,” topped with homemade pesto sauce, fresh tomatoes, feta, mozzarella and basil.

1062 Folsom Street, San Francisco
(415) 701-9000

1730 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
(415) 929-9900

1980 Union Street, San Francisco
(415) 929-8234

 

More times than not, organic and vegetarian friendly restaurants also cater to the gluten free crowd. The Plant Cafe Organic offers dishes inspired by fresh, organic ingredients on a menu that specifies gluten free and vegetarian items with a little (gf) or (v). A variety of unique salads, seasonal entrees, and desserts should excite any gluten free customer. There are several delicious seafood dishes, most notably the seared scallops in a coconut lime reduction. I also enjoyed their cornmeal and pumpkin seed encrusted tempeh with coconut mashed yam. To finish your meal, try their exceptional vegan raspberry cheesecake.

With two locations in San Francisco, The Plant Cafe Organic is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch.

Pier 3 -Embarcadero, San Francisco  

(415) 984-1973

3352 Steiner Street, San Francisco
(415) 931-2777

 

At last! the perfect gluten free cupcake. You really will not be able to taste the difference. Kara’s Cupcakes to San Francisco is like Sprinkles to Los Angeles or Magnolia to Manhattan- this is why the concept of the trendiest cupcake spot in SF offering a gluten free option initially seemed out of the question. The first few times I was dragged into Kara’s, a GF option did not exist. Somehow they finally got the hint and and boy did they get it right!

Kara’s Cupcakes currently offers two classic flavors of gluten free cupcakes: vanilla and chocolate. Both versions have a wonderfully light, fluffy texture- a welcome departure from your average dense and crumbly gluten free baked good. The vanilla cupcake is topped with a very sweet, buttery swirl of frosting while the chocolate is smothered with a mousse-like one. If you are ever craving sweets while strolling through the Marina or need to pick up a dozen cupcakes for a party, Kara’s is a great go-to. A nice bonus is that they use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible- I was also assured that they use dedicated GF baking tools/kitchen space, however there is a risk of cross contamination as they do not claim to be a certified GF bakery.

3249 Scott Street, San Francisco

(415) 563-2253

 

One of the few spots in the city you’ll find a gluten free New York style pizza is Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria. With a full gluten free menu offering an extensive array of pizza toppings, salads, GF cheesecake and beer, this place seems to take great pride in catering to celiacs. Their pizzas are made on a 12″ thin crust and baked to perfection in a wood fired brick oven. Though the price is a bit steep, (about $25.00 per pie) one of these pizzas is a perfect size for two hungry people. If you live within their delivery zone, order the pizza straight to your house, or enjoy the New York style diner at their Lombard St. restaurant in San Francisco (the only one in the city with a gluten free menu.) Other locations in the Bay Area and beyond should have all have the GF offerings (please check their website for specifics).

Featured:  “New York” Mozzarella and tomato sauce (added some italian sausage.)

2200 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123

(415) 885-4500

 

FlourChylde bakery is a hidden gem nestled in the hills of Novato. Making weekly appearances at San Francisco farmers’ markets, flourChylde serves a variety of flawless GF baked goods. After offering wheat free items during Passover several years ago, their customers insisted that their gluten free treats be baked year-round. Since then, flourChylde’s Novato café and bakery has offered a large selection of specialty GF cakes, pies, and lunch options. The flourChylde farmers’ market stands are packed with a variety of their most popular gluten free treats. The owner is happy to pass out samples and provide you with mouthwatering descriptions of every delicious item. Find them on Sundays at the Ft. Mason farmers’ market.

Above, is a selection of GF baked goods from the Ft. Mason farmers’ market stand.

Please note: FlourChylde Bakery serves non gluten free items in addition to their array of GF options- they do separate their baking surfaces, but are not a certified gluten/wheat free bakery.

Check out their website www.flourchyld.com for farmers market locations and updates.