The number of restaurants now offering gluten-free menu options or entire gluten-free menus is staggering. Chewy, flavorless breads and baked goods be gone. The options can be so good that you'd never know they're gluten-free.
One of La Jolla's most popular restaurants, Roppongi, offers a huge gluten-free lunch and dinner menu as they can adjust popular favorites to be entirely gluten-free. The famous crab stack (without the dipping bread) is gluten-free and a highly-recommended order.
Gluten-free eaters can dine with very little adjustments made at the Melting Pot. The entree selections are already gluten-free while the cheese and chocolate fondues can be altered slightly by using gluten-free beer and omitting minor ingredients such as graham crackers. Fondue is social and here, other guests definitely won't feel deprived just because one needs to go gluten-free.
And, gluten-free Chinese used to be unheard of. Local favorite Del Mar Rendezvous can use a healthy noodle substitute in their modern Asian dishes to satisfy gluten-free diners.
Chefs across the county are training kitchen and waitstaff regarding the risks of cross-contamination. However, keep in mind that it's always a good idea to emphasize gluten sensitivity to your server to be sure that everyone on the team is aware.
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