Soup Bar El Segundo Gluten Free Menu

The Soup Bar El Segundo Gluten Free Menu

The Soup Bar in El Segundo is full of great gluten free options. It doesn’t ever really get that cold in LA, but when it is raining or cold you can count on The Soup Bar to be packed with a line out the door during lunch time. The Soup Bar has a great gluten free menu. They serve several different soups daily and they are all clearly marked for allergens. The ones that are gluten free are marked. They let you sample all the soups and if you like more than one, you can get a soup flight which is three soups for about $7.99. Not too bad. The soups sometimes come with garnish, so make sure you tell them you are gluten free when you order. The Soup Bar also carries delicious gluten free cookies from The Good Cookie. They are out of this world. If you have a sweet tooth, they are definitely worth taking a look at.

The Soup Bar Gluten Free The gluten free soups at The Soup Bar that I like are the turkey chili (very filling and hearty), carrot ginger, tomato basil bisque, and split pea. They also have salads but I haven’t tried them. I am sure you can make any of them gluten free.

If you want something to warm you up on a rainy day, feeling sick, or just in the mood for a good bowl of soup and don’t feel like making it yourself – try The Soup Bar in El Segundo. They are very gluten free friendly and the soups are delicious!

Lemonade Restaurant Gluten Free Menu

Lemonade Restaurant Gluten Free Menu

Lemonade has tons of great gluten free options. If you haven’t been to Lemonade before, they call themselves a “new school cafeteria” because you walk in and they have all their selections out and you slide down the options like you’re in a cafeteria. They also have a really handy key code for all the different allergens. When I used to work in Beverly Hills I went to this place all the time. It’s wonderful!

This is what their website has to say about Lemonade:

Lemonade caters to people looking for a quick lunch or a healthy “grab and go” dinner for the family. The cafés have an emphasis on convenience and affordability, while serving the same fresh, high-quality, and innovative modern cuisine that the brand has become known for.”

Lemonade has a handy little symbol that tells you which items are gluten free. Here are some of my favorite gluten free options from Lemonade:

  • Kale, mushrooms, kumquat vinaigretteLemonade Gluten Free Menu
  • Avocado, cherry tomato, pine nuts, lime
  • New Mexican chili roasted butternut squash, white corn
  • Tandoori chicken, jalapeno, green mango, coconut, tamarind
  • Cauliflower, golden raisins, almonds, curry

Lemonade Restaurants are sprouting up all over LA and are currently in the following locations:

I love Lemonade Restaurants because I always feel so light and healthy after I eat there, not bogged down and gross. If you haven’t tried it, go there today and get in on all their great gluten free options.

Fishbar Gluten Free Menu

The Fishbar Gluten Free menu is fully of great tasting options. Fishbar is one of the best restaurants for seafood in the South Bay in Manhattan Beach. It’s located in the old Sharky’s location but don’t be fooled – they’ve turned it into an epic restaurant with great lunch, dinner, after hours, and even brunch options! There are a lot of items on their menu that are naturally gluten free (Oysters, anyone?) but there are also a lot of items made with flour – especially the breading on some of the fish entrees so make sure you are very clear with your server when you order.

I have a couple different favorite gluten free menu items at Fishbar. Here they are:

  • Oysters: They have different oysters of the day and sell them by the half dozen or dozen. I love oysters and it’s always a treat to start with these.

    Fishbar MB Gluten Free

    Check to make sure the Bloody Mary is gluten free. At the time of this post I can’t recall if it is.

  • Lobster Tacos: Probably my favorite dish in the place. Make sure you order these with corn tortillas because their default tortilla is flour. I once accidentally bit into a flour tortilla one and it was not pretty. So always double check! Also make sure you order the lobster grilled and not fried.
  • Mahi Mahi - I like this with two sides – spinach and broccoli or one veggie and sweet potato fries
  • Shrimp and Scallops on a Skewer: Same sides as the above, but shrimp and scallops on a skewer as the main dish. The original dish has the skewer laced with bacon, but I don’t eat bacon so I get them like this.
  • Dessert: They serve Ice Cream from McConnell’s Ice Creamery here (a local ice cream shop in Manhattan Beach). In fact, the owner of Fishbar also owns McConnell’s. Fun Fact. They don’t really have any gluten free dessert items at Fishbar, but a scoop of vanilla ice cream with some chocolate sauce should do the trick.

The Chef Jessica at Fishbar is also really nice. I once asked if they could make a coconut crusted mahi mahi (their special that day) gluten free and she did! So awesome of her.

Address: 3801 Highland Ave Manhattan Beach, Ca 90266

 

Fresh Brothers Gluten Free Pizza

Fresh Brothers Gluten Free Pizza

Fresh Brothers makes a killer gluten-free pizza. I eat pretty healthy, but like everyone I have my vices. One of them is Fresh Brothers Gluten Free pizza. I’m Italian, and I love pizza. So obviously going gluten-free was a big bummer in that department. From time to time I crave a piece of pizza and thankfully there are places here in LA that make a great gluten-free pizza. Fresh Brothers Pizza gluten free pizza is by far the best gluten-free pizza I’ve tried and they are located right here in Manhattan Beach where I live. Win!

Gluten-Free Restaurant Guide: Fresh Brothers

A typical cheat meal in our house: Fresh Brothers Gluten-Free Pizza and Chopped Veggie Salad

I heard Fresh Brothers had a gluten-free pizza but I didn’t know enough about it to seek it out. One day my pizza craving came on strong and we looked into getting delivery. Fresh Brothers has an iphone app and you can order your pizza directly through the app. And if you use the code “FRESHFAN” you get 10% off your entire order. This is a pretty good thing for a web geek like myself.

According to my husband, the gluten-free pizza definitely tastes like it is gluten-free. But it’s still good enough where we will split a medium gluten-free pizza and he won’t feel the need to get his own pizza filled with gluten gooey bread goodness. What a sweet guy!

Our typical dinner meal we order for delivery from Fresh Brothers is a medium gluten-free pizza with turkey sausage and peperoncini. It is yummy and looks like this:

 

 

Fresh Brothers Gluten Free Pizza

 

We also try and keep this cheat meal somewhat healthy by ordering a vegetable chopped garden salad with our order. They will chop up any salad you order and it is GOOD:

Fresh Brothers Chopped Vegetable Salad

 

We get our salads chopped with olive oil on the side. So good. And the price is pretty reasonable and they deliver. We don’t order out much but when we are feeling like a pizza, Fresh Brothers is not just an option for us. It is THE option.

I don’t think Fresh Brothers is nationwide yet but they do have locations all over Southern California. They have an entire gluten free menu and they also serve gluten-free buffalo wings and boneless bites. I haven’t tried them yet but when I do I will post an update with this information.

I am so happy Fresh Brothers has a gluten free pizza that tastes good and satisfies my pizza craving. Thank you, Fresh Brothers, for being so awesome!

To view the entire Fresh Brothers gluten free menu, click here: Fresh Brothers Gluten-Free Menu

What about you? Have you tried Fresh Brothers gluten free pizza? Have you tried gluten free pizza? What do you think? Post in the comments and let me know! 

Dogtown Coffee Gluten Free Menu Santa Monica

Dogtown Coffee Gluten Free Menu Santa Monica

Dogtown Coffee Sea Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Dogtown Coffee Sea Salt Caramel Iced coffee.

I immediately liked Dogtown Coffee when I heard the name because I am a fan of Dogtown & Z Boys (from the Santa Monica / Venice old days) and surf culture in general. I came here to meet a friend for breakfast (and to work on our blogs – before they got rid of free WiFi) and I was so happy to see they were friendly to gluten-free customers and had a nice gluten-free menu. But I should have expected it – the coffee shop is located at the intersection of Main Street and Bay Street in Santa Monica. It’s a trendy area in town and being gluten-free is kind of all the rage right now.

Aside from plenty of gluten-free pastries like brownies, they have egg sliders that can be served on a gluten-free bun. They are tiny and perfectly sized and to be honest, it was one of the first times I had tried gluten-free bread and it was pretty damn good. I don’t think all gluten-free breads are this good. They have a good one! I had the egg sliders on gluten-free bread with egg whites, salsa, spinach, and mushroom. The salsa was really fresh, too, and had a bit of a spicy kick from fresh jalapeno!

Their coffee is great, too. I had two cups of coffee while I was there – one dark roast and one sea salt caramel iced coffee. They are known for their sea salted caramel iced coffee because they let the coffee soak in the sea salt caramel overnight. Knowing they were popular for this, I had to try it. It was a bit too sweet for my taste buds (gosh, never thought I’d be saying that) but I can see why people think it’s delicious.

This place is still pretty new and opened in summer of 2012 so I haven’t been able to find a website for them yet. Here’s a link to check them out on Yelp:

Dogtown Coffee on Yelp

Update: Dogtown Coffee uses Facebook as their site. Here is the link - https://www.facebook.com/DTCproject

Address:  2003 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405

The Source Cafe Hermosa Beach Gluten Free Menu

The Source Hermosa BeachThe Source Cafe Hermosa Beach Gluten Free Menu

The Source Cafe is a cafe, juice bar, and coffee joint in Hermosa Beach. They serve fresh juice and smoothies and a variety of breakfast and lunch options. They are open from 7am-7pm everyday and located on Pier Ave in a spot that is usually not too crowded and you can always find a parking spot.

I am a big fan of their Banana Smoothie and Turmeric Tonic. They have plenty of elixirs, juices, smoothies, and tonics on their menu and I’ve enjoyed every one that I’ve tried so far. You can check out their entire list of smoothies by visiting the menu on their website here.

The Source Cafe also grows their own garden so they call the juices the “drinkable garden” and their food the “edible garden.” Pretty clever. Their Almond Balls and Raw Oatmeal are pretty good too. They also have a nice assortment of gluten-free baked goods like gluten-free banana chocolate chip bread, cookies, and brownies.

I like the vibe of The Source Cafe because it’s on Pier Ave in Hermosa but it is not in the busy section so it’s easier to find parking and hang out there. You can grab your morning green juice, read the paper, and then wash it down with a nice cup of organic coffee.

While The Source Cafe doesoffer a lot of gluten free options on their menu, not everything on their menu is gluten free. Some of their salads come with croutons so be careful and review the menu carefully and ask questions when ordering.

Address: 509 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

 

Il Fornaio Gluten Free Menu

Il Fornaio Gluten Free Menu

There’s nothing worse than being at an Italian restaurant and having to ask for gluten free options. Especially when everyone around you is dipping their warm, soft bread in a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you are either 1) staring longingly at the bread or 2)franticly skimming the menu for viable gluten free options.

The good news is Il Fornaio has you covered when it comes to gluten free options. Any pasta dish here can be made with gluten-free pasta, making it a great option for those who are looking to get their italian food craving on. Additionally, they have plenty of meat and salad dishes that are naturally gluten free like salmon. Just make sure you check and make sure what’s in the dressing (if it comes with one).

It’s nice to see an Italian restaurant that caters to gluten-free folks. Il Fornaio has over 20 restaurant locations across the U.S. with the majority being in California. Go ahead, enjoy your gluten free pasta and don’t even feel bad about it!

Address: 1800 Rosecrans Ave, Ste F, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-3779

Gluten Free Menu can be viewed here.

Bon Appetit!

Green Peas Casual Food: Culver City

Green Peas Casual Food: Culver City

In a cute part of Culver City along Sepulveda Blvd lies Green Peas Casual Food. This is a cute, cozy restaurant that makes a great lunch spot or even brunch on weekends. They’ve got salads that come with your choice of soup and bread and they even have a gluten-free bread option. They also serve pizza with an option of a gluten free crust.

Green Peas prides themselves on offering healthy food at casual, fair prices and they do. They also have great vegetarian and vegan friendly options.

Gluten-Free Friendly Options:

  • Salads
  • Pizza with gluten free crust
  • Gluten free bread on the side (I’m sure you can get this made into a sandwich too)

I had the avocado kale salad with chicken when I went there and it was great. The prices are very reasonable too – $9.95 for a salad with a cup of soup.

Menu: Download Here

Address: 4437 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
Neighborhood: Culver City

 

For more information on Green Peas, you can visit their website here.

Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/green-peas-culver-city