Best Restaurants for Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Food

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Dining out when a member of the fam is on a vegan diet or has food allergies no longer has to be a tall order! We’ve taken the guesswork out of where to go for the best vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food around town. The following 12 restaurants offer clearly notated delicious menu options to help you order up healthy food that meets your dietary needs. We’ve found everything from vegan, gluten-free Thai food, vegan carne asada and vegan donuts to gluten-free pot pies and a plant based drive-thru restaurant!

STACKED Restaurant

Gluten sensitive? Put some fun back into dining out at STACKED in the Fashion Valley Mall. Your visit to this great family restaurant starts with ordering right off an iPad -- putting control of the ingredients that go into your meal right at your fingertips. Completely customize your order by creating your own burger, salad, pizza or mac and cheese. Everything in your order is “stacked” on top of itself. STACKED offers many gluten-free ingredients, including pasta, buns and cookies!

Dining Tips: If the kids are too young to stack, there is also a full kid’s menu that includes pizza, mini burgers, chicken, grilled cheese, pizza, and of course, mac and cheese. This place gets BUSY, especially on weekends. Call one hour ahead of time, and get your name on the waiting list to save yourself some wait time. Since there is not a certified gluten-free kitchen, if you are celiac, consider eating at less busy, “off” hours for more personalized service and less risk of cross contamination.

7007 Friars Rd.
San Diego, Ca 92108


Where do you dine out on an alternative diet? Please share in the comments.

–– Cherie Gough

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