10 Best Gluten-Free Restaurant Menus in San Diego

The number of San Diego restaurants now offering gluten-free menu options or entire gluten-free menus is staggering. Chewy, flavorless breads and baked goods be gone. The options here can be so good that you'd never know they're gluten-free.

Gluten-free eaters can dine with very little adjustments made at The Melting Pot. The entrée 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.

The place to grab gluten-free tacos is Puesto at either the La Jolla or downtown location inside The Headquarters. San Diego is famous for tacos and they'll even make sure your cocktail is gluten-free, too.

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.

Melting Pot, The


Restaurant critics, neighborhood regulars, and first time visitors usually agree about The Melting Pot: the atmosphere is great, the food is superb,and the service is outstanding. The restaurant offers a casual atmosphere that is perfect for...  Read More

Island Prime / C Level Lounge


A fashionable destination for dinner or drinks, Island Prime boasts enchanting skyline views, a wealth of trendy cocktails, and flawless service. The restaurant is sitting on stilts, resting over the San Diego Bay. Local celebrity chef Debra...  Read More



Claire's on Cedros, located in Solana Beach, is an award-winning breakfast and lunch spot. The in-house bakery produces breakfast delights such as scones, cookies, muffins and more. The rest of the breakfast and lunch menu is made up of bistro...  Read More



Owned and operated by Chef Matt Gordon and his wife, Urban Solace in North Park offers extensive gluten-free options. "Blunch" includes breakfast-type items such as a variety of gluten-free Benedicts like the Sockeye Salmon Benny, corn pudding,...  Read More



Puesto actually has two locations in San Diego, this one and another at The Headquarters downtown. It's an upscale, fast-casual eatery that serves authentic Mexican food made from whole, high-quality ingredients. All meals are made to order...  Read More



True Food Kitchen, located in Fashion Valley mall near Bloomingdales, is based on Dr. Andrew Weil's anti-inflammatory diet. He believes that we aren't meant to deprive the body of flavor but rather we need to pair food trends with healthy...  Read More

Trilogy Sanctuary


Trilogy Sanctuary's is a place where people come to nurture their mind, body and spirit on a pretty 2000-square-foot rooftop terrace in La Jolla. You can take an indoor yoga class or an outdoor yoga class (including aerial yoga), seek...  Read More

Pacific Beach


Fig Tree Cafe is an unassuming house-turned-popular-breakfast-spot in the beach community of Pacific Beach that now has locations also in Liberty Station and Hillcrest. Ingredients used are locally-sourced or even home-grown and transformed into...  Read More

Del Mar Rendezvous


When gluten-free diners need a modern Asian food fix, Del Mar Rendezvous is the place to go. By using special Konnyaku noodles that are made from a root vegetable related to the taro root, favorites such as pad thai and chow fun become realistic...  Read More

Beach Cities


Though a number of restaurants have menus dedicated to serving gluten-free food, 2Good2B is dedicated to serving an entirely gluten, corn and soy-free menu full of comfort food without compromise. Not only can they cater special events like...  Read More


Meet Katie Dillon

Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as...  More About Katie