Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu

Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu - Scallops

Seasons 52 is a national restaurant whose seasonal menu changes weekly (hence the 52, get it?) Another thing they are known for is that everything on their menu is under 475 calories. Yippee! The restaurants all have a local flavor making this a great place for a work meeting or a place for a special celebration.

Because Seasons 52 is health conscious with their calorie count, it seems only natural for the Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu to be full of good choices. They have a special menu called ‘Gluten Sensitive Menu’ and they want to be clear with diners that while they offer gluten free dishes, they are not a gluten free kitchen facility.

I have been to the Seasons 52 Santa Monica location now several times both for lunch and dinner and feel good about giving it a solid gluten free menu review. Here’s a look at their menu.

Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu

This is what was available at the time I went:

Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu

Appetizers:

  • Summer Corn Soup – request without breadsticks
  • Roasted Tomato Soup – request without cheese straw
  • Edamame
  • Tuna & Avocado Sushi Roll
  • Oak-Grilled Marine Lobster Tail
  • Warm Roasted Olives

Salads:

  • Tomato & Hass Avocado – request without grilled bruschetta
  • Organic Field Greens
  • Organic Baby Spinach
  • Kalmnos Greek
  • Sesame Grilled Salmon

Entrees:

  • Oak-Grilled Beef, Chicken Breast, or Market Fish – request plain with salt & pepper
  • Grilled Boneless Rainbow Trout
  • Carmelized Grilled Sea Scallops – request no risottos
  • Cedar Plank Atlantic Salmon
  • Wood-Roasted Pork Tenderloin (request withouth onion sauce and seasoning)

Sandwiches (request without bun):

  • Blackened Fish tacos – request lettuce cups in place of tortillas. request without mole sauce and without sour cream.

Sides:

  • Roasted Baby Carrots
  • Crushed Potatoes
  • Broccolini
  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • Steamed Leaf Spinach

Desserts:

  • Blueberries with lemon curd
  • Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cannoli (request without shell)

I ordered the scallops with a side of steamed leaf spinach instead of the risotto. It was delicious, and probably more healthy too!

Overall I was very impressed with the Seasons 52 Gluten Free Menu offering. Because they are not a dedicated gluten free facility, they have done their homework and have all the proper warnings up and in place.

If you are gluten sensitive, I would give Seasons 52 my vote of confidence for your gluten free dining experience.

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