Here is a list of my favorite restaurants, cafes, and bakeries in LA! If it is on this list, I ate there multiple times and I will definitely return. I have linked my review to the name of the restaurant so you can see a full breakdown. You may notice that I have reviewed places that are not on this list. Why? Because I review all my experiences–good AND bad. The mediocre ones (like ones that are only one pasta and one sauce option) didn’t make my top favorites. As a reminder, management/staff/menus change all the time so it is super important to always communicate your dietary needs to the staff and evaluate current cross contact protocols. Without further ado…..
DEDICATED GLUTEN FREE Bakeries & Dessert Locations:
Joy & Sweets (gluten free bakery** they have a gelato display case that is NOT gluten free, but kitchen and all baked goods are gluten free) — Culver City
Kirari West (gluten free bakery with lunch and meal options)— Redondo Beach
Fonuts (Gluten free bakery, donuts)—Hollywood
Erin McKennas Bakery (gluten free bakery)
Rising Hearts Bakery (gluten free bakery)—Culver City —review coming soon!!
Grom (gelato)–Hollywood, Century City ***Update April 2019: there is a changeover in cones going on right now so gluten free status is changing! stay tuned and check with location***
Fatamorgana (gelato)– Studio City
Dedicated gluten free restaurants:
Stuffd —Hollywood (gluten free dumplings!)
Asian Box —-Santa Monica & Downtown LA
Honey Hi—Echo Lake
True Earth Cafe—North Hollywood (also vegan)
CELIAC KNOWLEDGABLE but Not dedicated gluten free!
Hugo’s—West Hollywood, Studio City
Fresh Brothers (many locations have a separate dedicated kitchen so need to check each location). To note, most other pizza places are NOT safe but many offer “gluten free” if craving pizza, check fresh brothers! Best crust I’ve had too.
Blu Jam (Brentwood, Sherman oaks, and Hollywood locations)
The Counter (Marina Del Rey, Toluca Lake)–review coming soon
True Food Kitchen (Santa Monica)—good place to eat right off of the beach. Small portions but have had luck with this location
Kazu Nori (Westwood)–sushi