Hugo’s Gluten Free Menu

One of my favorite things about Hugo’s, aside from their seriously tasty food, is the very clearly marked menu. They offer up some delicious vegan, vegetarian, and of course, gluten free options. They also clearly listed items that CAN be made gluten free. Always a great thing.

Hugo's - Gluten Free on the Town

Hugo’s proudly boasts, “We have eliminated gluten from our cooking, except for obvious wheat-based products (bread, tortillas, and some pancakes & pastries), by substituting rice or potato flour, Tamari Soy Sauce, and Bragg Liquid Aminos”

Unlike many restaurants where the question is, “what few things are safe for me to eat?” at Hugo’s, those of us seeking gluten free choices will find many, many options!

From the breakfast menu, awesome choices like Chilaquiles, Go Green Frittata, Eggs Blackstone, Green Tamales & Eggs, Almond Energy Pancakes and Blueberry Pancakes are among your gluten free choices. By my count you have 19 gluten free choices all together, and 4 more that can be made gluten free upon request.

Off the starter menu, every item, with the exception of a bread basket is either gluten free, or can be made gluten free. Gingseng Chicken Soup,  Asian Spring Rolls, Nachos, and even Mac and Cheese (gluten free by request) are fantastic gluten free choices.

Every salad, with the exception of the Caesar, which can be made gluten free is listed as gluten free. How great to not have to wonder if a seemingly safe salad will be loaded with croutons or flour tortilla strips!

On a 9 item sandwich menu you have 4 choices that can be made gluten free, such as the Cuban Sandwich, or Club Sandwich, and one that is gluten free – Kale Tacos wrapped in GMO-free corn tortillas.

10 pasta dishes on the menu – and surprise! Every one of them is available gluten free on request.  Hugo’s offers a 100% organic red lentil gluten free pasta. Mac and Cheese, Carbonara, and many more await you.

The main entree menu only has one item on it that is not, and can not be made gluten free. Choose from things like Turkey Meatloaf, Hugo’s Shepard’s Pie, Mushroom Marsala Chicken, or the Green Tamale Plate. The create-a-plate option is totally vegan, and gluten free.

Got a gluten free kid? You’re in luck!  Hugo’s even has a gluten free kid’s menu, offering 4 items that either are, or can be made gluten free.

And to finish it all off – dessert! Yup, even a selection of gluten free desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth. Brownie Tort, Pumpkin Pie, and Maple Pecan Cheesecake are just a few of the many decadent sounding options.

Hugo’s is a place that I feel good about eating, they take pride in their menu, and their ingredients -

Hugo’s exclusively uses:
• Organic coffee, tea, herbal infusions, grains, beans, ketchup, mustard, sugar, soy milk, rice milk and tofu.
• Vegan pasta made here with organic semolina and flax seed.
• Organic free-range eggs grown locally.
• Hormone and antibiotic-free steaks and hamburgers, from pasture-grazed cattle.
• California fresh chicken.
• Zero trans-fats for deep frying.
• Seafood from sustainable sources, harvested in a manner that does not harm the environment. We proudly
follow the guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
• Filtered water for drinking, all beverages, ice and cooking. We have bottled water available; however we
encourage you to take advantage of our free filtered and sparkling water. Recent reports on bottled water
have indicated that transporting bottles and bottle waste negatively affect the environment.

Hugo’s has 3 locations – Studio City, Agoura Hills, and West Hollywood

 

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

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