When it comes to food, San Franciscans are a discerning bunch. And rightfully so. San Francisco has been called the best food city in the country. It’s a vegan and vegetarian oasis. Whenever possible, its restaurants source their food from local farms. And, much more than many other cities of its caliber, San Francisco’s gluten-free options are abundant and varied. Without further ado, we’ll get to it—here are some of our favorite options for gluten-free delivery in the Bay Area.
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Gyro Sandwich
Here’s a Middle Eastern food truck with a uniquely American twist: cheesesteaks. Kabob Trolley’s menu juggles traditional gyros, Philly-style cheesesteaks, and sliders—all of which can be served gluten-free. Every dish is a hit on this truck’s short-but-sweet menu. In our book, though, the gyro is the clear star of the show.
Homeroom Mac & Cheese
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Veggie Sampler Platter
It takes a special kind of place to make a dozen varieties of mac ‘n’ cheese, but Homeroom is more than special: almost all of their dishes can be made gluten-free, with quinoa pasta and tapioca bechamel. Featuring ingredients as diverse as Sriracha and black truffle Gouda (but—don’t worry—not at the same time), this is a mac ‘n’ cheese shop to write home about.
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Kalua Pulled Pork
Starting out in 2013 as a pop-up restaurant, Burma Bear blends Burmese flavors and American BBQ. All of their entrees (like Burmese Curry Chicken and Tofu and Baby Back Ribs) are naturally gluten-free and—according to publications like SF Weekly, SF Eater, and Thrillist—naturally delicious.
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Gluten-Free My Grandma Loves Me Pizza
Serving up thin-crust, NY-style pies, Oz Pizza makes a creative contribution to San Francisco’s gluten-free pizza scene. With wacky specialty pizzas like “Beer’s Best Friend” and “Figgy Piggy,” Oz is a great destination for both the classic and the out-of-the-box. They also source their produce from local growers, so you can expect the peak of freshness from their toppings.
Little Green Cyclo
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Lemongrass Organic Tofu Rice Plate
Named one of 10 Essential San Francisco Food Trucks by Eater, Little Green Cyclo showcases classic Vietnamese flavors. And they’re on top of every dining trend imaginable: they use local, free range, sustainable, organic, and seasonal ingredients to create vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Long story short: this is good food for any diet.
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Curry Chicken
Fusing Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cuisines, the folks behind Hiyaaa! deliver on their promise to serve “kickin’ flavors on a roll.” They’ve got a handful of gluten-free and vegan dishes, like lemongrass mushrooms and stir-fried vegan noodles, which are standout options in their own right.
Creative Ideas Catering
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Gluten-Free Breakfast Sandwiches
Creative Ideas is the king of an interesting category: gluten-free and vegan breakfast. They keep close relationships with local produce and meat suppliers, and they have a near-religious following. This caterer has a lot of creative ideas, though, in our book, their extensive gluten-free menu is their best.
Crepe La Vie
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Assorted Sweet & Savory Crepes
Crepe La Vie is the best thing for San Francisco’s gluten-free dining scene since, well, gluten-free sliced bread. All of their savory crepes are made with organic buckwheat flour, so there’s no danger of ordering something that won’t work. From Wild Salmon Lox to Mozzarella and Prosciutto, these are all the hits—wrapped in a pocket of buckwheat.
Cybelle’s Pizza & Ice Cream
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Gluten-Free Art & Tom Terrific Pizza
Cybelle’s offers gluten-free versions of all of their pizzas, which come in over 20 specialty variations like “Kitchen Sink” (an eye-popping combination of salami, pepperoni, smoked ham, ground beef, sausage, and veggies) and “Snow Bunny.” In the mood for a sweet ending? They also offer a nice variety of gluten-free desserts, like Caramel Brownies and Dulche de Leche Cookies.
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Super Soft Taco Box Meal
This is Cal-Mex cuisine at its finest. If you’re in the mood for an all-star gluten-free taco, you can’t go wrong with Taboo. Their aim: to bring San Franciscan diversity to every dish they serve.
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Assorted Crepes
Gluten-free crepes aren’t enough. We want gluten-free crepes that have appeared on French television. Thankfully, Crepe Madame fits the bill. The crepes are also made with locally-sourced ingredients and can be made vegan. So for the gluten-free, vegan, locavore in your life, this is the spot to pick.
Queen’s Louisiana Po Boy Café
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Creole Vegan Jambalaya
Bringing the best of N’awlins to the Bay Area, Queen’s Louisiana whips up classic dishes with a gluten-free bent. Offering gluten-free versions of Jambalaya, BBQ Shrimp, and Red Beans & Rice, this is the spot for a homesick New Orleanian who’s keeping away from wheat.
Seoulful Korean Fried Chicken
Notable Gluten-Free Dish: Japchae
When it comes to gluten-free eating, it’s the Japchae (a Korean dish made with sweet potato noodles) and not the fried chicken, that makes this food truck stand out. It’s a quick way to bring some Seoul to your lunch, while checking the gluten at the door.