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Thanks to a current trend in today’s culture, people are becoming a bit obsessed with eating at vegan and gluten-free restaurants. This makes it better for those of us who have allergies to foods containing ingredients such as dairy, eggs, soy, nuts….and the list goes on! Restaurants accommodating these conditions are popping up left and right these days. I narrowed down some of the best allergy- friendly restaurants in Los Angeles. Of course, to be safe you should always tell your server about any food allergies before ordering. Once you read this list, go out and try these tasty new places!

Luxurious smoothie, skin health and anti-aging collagen builder, consists of coconut milk, almond butter, figs, rose water, dates, silica, vanilla, and is served decorated with bee polen and rose petals at Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Costs $10. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Luxurious smoothie, skin health and anti-aging collagen builder, consists of coconut milk, almond butter, figs, rose water, dates, silica, vanilla, and is served decorated with bee polen and rose petals at Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Costs $10. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Deserts are at the display at Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Deserts are at the display at Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Mexican Cacao Elixir, 2oz, ($5) is in a glass at Butcher's Daughter restaurant in Venice. ,Calif, on December 3, 2016. The Mexican Cacao Elixir consists of Raw cacao, Cayenne, Reishi, Maple, Steamed Almond Milk and is served hot. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Mexican Cacao Elixir, 2oz, ($5) is in a glass at Butcher’s Daughter restaurant in Venice. ,Calif, on December 3, 2016. The Mexican Cacao Elixir consists of Raw cacao, Cayenne, Reishi, Maple, Steamed Almond Milk and is served hot. Photo by Yulia Morris.


BY CHLOE:

The 100% plant-based, vegan cuisine restaurant opened its doors this year in Silverlake next to the new 365 Whole Foods store. It’s their first West Coast location. While grocery shopping, customers can take a break and eat at this trendy new spot. Their go-to item is their Classic Burger and Sweet Potato Fries. For those who are gluten-free, request the gluten free bun! And to those who have a soy allergy, do not worry because more than half of the items on the menu do not contain any soy!

NO: Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy

2520 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039 and other locations on the East Coast.

http://eatbychloe.com/

 


800 DEGREES:

Trying to find a delicious pizza while having food allergies is pretty tough. Fortunately, there is a pizza place across from the Third Street Promenade that is what celiac dreams are made of. Their gluten-free crust is rolled to perfection and their vegan cheese melts in your mouth. Warning: If you are allergic to dairy, do not try the pesto sauce! It still contains cheese!

NO: Gluten, Dairy

120 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 and five other locations in Los Angeles

http://www.800degreespizza.com/

 


CAFE GRADTITUDE:

Cafe Gratitude is an organic vegan restaurant specializing in gourmet raw and cooked cuisine. They strive to create a menu that supports sustainability for the community and the planet. Be sure to order the yummy gluten-free pancakes or any of their bowls!

NO: Gluten, Dairy, Eggs

512 Rose Ave., Venice, CA 90291 and other locations in Southern California

http://cafegratitude.com/

 


SAGE VEGAN BISTRO:

Sage Vegan Bistro is a proud partner of local farmers and is part of the farm-to- table movement in California. Sage continues to challenge people on their perception of food—where it comes from, and how what they eat impacts the world. Try their delicious Orange “chicken,” made out of cauliflower. You won’t be able to put it down!

NO: Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Nuts

4130 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 plus two other locations and a food truck

sageveganbistro.com

 


EVO KITCHEN:

This eco-friendly restaurant allows vegan foodies, meat lovers, and gluten-free people to feast together. The Orlando family started Evo Kitchen to please all of their relatives’ finicky palates. Since their opening the restaurant has been praised as one of the best organic restaurants in LA by CBS Local and has been recognized on other “Best Of” lists! Try either their well-known pizza or another one of their hits—the Salmon Filet.

NO: Gluten, Dairy, Eggs

7950 Sunset Blvd., Suite 104, Los Angeles, CA 90046

http://www.evokitchenla.com/home.html

 


DONUT FRIEND:

Since 2013 this quirky donut shop has become a hit with LA and especially its music community. Mark Trombino, a former record producer for Jimmy Eat World, Blink 182, and many other bands opened Donut Friend in the up-and-coming town of Eagle Rock. Donut Friend specializes in gourmet and made-to-order donuts. Be sure to look at the donuts names, as they are all punned references to famous artists and bands!

NO: Dairy, Eggs

5107 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042

http://donutfriend.com/

 


TRUE FOOD KITCHEN:

True Food Kitchen aims to provide diners with food and beverages containing organic whole foods from sustainable resources. To those who have multiple allergies, you will finally find a place to eat without worry! Try one of their most popular dishes, the Spaghetti Squash Casserole—it is great for those who are vegan and gluten-free.

NO: Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Nuts

395 Santa Monica Place, Suite172, Santa Monica, CA 90401 plus four other Southern California locations and 16 locations nationwide

http://www.truefoodkitchen.com/

 


CROSSROADS:

At the corner of Melrose and Sweetzer in West Hollywood is Crossroads. Their Mediterranean-inspired small plates menu allows guests to order much more and get a taste of everything on the menu. Currently, Crossroads is in the press because of the Impossible Burger that frequently is sold-out. The Impossible Burger is meat-free and tastes, smells, and even bleeds like a real burger. Make sure to get there early to try it.

NO: Gluten, Dairy, Eggs

8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

http://www.crossroadskitchen.com/

 


VEGGIE GRILL:

With 29 restaurants and counting on the West Coast, Veggie Grill is a popular spot for those with food allergies. This fast-casual restaurant is all about nutritious food that is convenient and affordable, made 100% from plants. Even though Veggie Grill has a regular menu be sure to check out their seasonal menus.

NO: Gluten, Soy, Nuts

2025 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403 and other locations

https://www.veggiegrill.com/

 


THE BUTCHER’S DAUGHTER:

Since their inception on Abbot Kinney this past year, this 100% vegetarian and non-dairy restaurant known as the Butcher’s Daughter has been receiving a great amount of praise. Their daily-changing menu and refreshing juices are heaven to those searching for a new brunch spot. Order from the window or go in and try the whole menu.

NO: Soy, Eggs, Dairy

1205 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

www.thebutchersdaughter.com/

'Ecstatic', maple miso brussels sprouts, are served in an iron pan at  Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Happy hour price is $6. Regular price is $13. Photo by Yulia Morris.
‘Ecstatic’, maple miso brussels sprouts, are served in an iron pan at Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Happy hour price is $6. Regular price is $13. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Gluten free Green Tea Matcha Pancakes ($12) served with coconut anglaise, candied pecans, banana and pure maple syrup. Gluten free at at Butcher's Daughter restaurant in Venice. , Calif, on December 3, 2016. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Gluten free Green Tea Matcha Pancakes ($12) served with coconut anglaise, candied pecans, banana and pure maple syrup. Gluten free at at Butcher’s Daughter restaurant in Venice. , Calif, on December 3, 2016. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Sharing / Nachos: black beans, cashew nacho cheese, pico de gallo, avocado, spicy pepitas, escabeche, are served at Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Happy hour price is $6. Regular price is $13. Photo by Yulia Morris.
Sharing / Nachos: black beans, cashew nacho cheese, pico de gallo, avocado, spicy pepitas, escabeche, are served at Cafe Gratitude in Venice Calif, on December 3, 2016. Happy hour price is $6. Regular price is $13. Photo by Yulia Morris.

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One Response to “The Culinary Guide to Your Allergy Needs”

  1. Jesse Pezzullo on December 8th, 2016 10:56 am

    This is great!! Love to see all kinds of allergies being represented in your review, not just Gluten or Nuts, as there are hundreds out there! Please consider rating all of these on the free AllergyEats app or website so that others can learn about these places and hear what you have to say.

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