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!

The Trails Eatery

Food Network Star finalist Stacey Poon-Kinney owns this cozy neighborhood restaurant where gluten-free diners can rest assured food is delicious and safe to eat. The kitchen here has a dedicated gluten-free prep area and friendly servers are well-trained to attend to diners' dietary needs. The restaurant offers a full, extensive gluten-free menu with delicious breakfast and lunch entrees. We especially love breakfasts here. They get busy on weekend mornings, but grab a free mug of coffee outside while you wait for a table. Try the "Sin"-namon Roll Pancakes and you'll be smitten: fluffy and covered in swirl icing- so yummy and decadent. The Benedicts are also crowdpleasers––portions are nice and so is the price!

7389 Jackson Dr.
San Diego Ca 92119

Photo: Darlene B. via Yelp

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

–– Cherie Gough

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