Many of us have dietary restrictions. Luckily for everyone living in Los Angeles at AVEN, you are surrounded by tons of gluten free restaurants.

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Gluten Free Restaurants in Santa Monica

True Food Kitchen

First on our list of gluten free restaurants is True Food in Santa Monica. Based off of Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, True Food also caters to vegans and vegetarians. Don’t worry, they also have a great selection for all you carnivores out there. Like many of the restaurants on this list, it points out every dish that is gluten free with the classic ‘GF’ next to the item.

Our favorite GF dishes range from the seasonal dishes to the classics. On the current seasonal list, we are obsessed with the Korean noodle. They also have a delicious teriyaki quinoa bowl that is both vegan and gluten free. However, their staple gluten free dish would have to be the spaghetti squash casserole. While this is a gluten free friendly blog post, there are a few non-gluten free dishes on this menu that cannot go unnoticed. Particularly the edamame dumplings and grilled salmon. 

Flower Child

Up next is Flower Child, which we highly suggest visiting for lunch. Flower Child is a yogi’s dream restaurant. When you first walk in, you will see a basket labeled, “Yoga Mat Parking.” Flower Child is best for brunch or lunch after your morning yoga class. The bright and airy two-story restaurant is an order and pay first type of place. You have the option of ordering wraps, plates, bowls, and smoothies along with an array of wines and beers. You also have the opportunity to build your own bowl, which is very convenient for all of us that are gluten free. That in mind, our favorite gluten free dishes on this menu are the heirloom bean “burrito” bowl and turkey & avocado cobb. As far as nongluten free items go, we suggest trying out the heirloom tomato and watermelon. 


Up next is a two in one special. Unlike the above restaurants, Lunetta houses two concepts. They have Lunetta All Day, which offers early-morning coffee, baked goods, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. With the bright and airy vibe, we suggest Lunetta All Day for breakfast or lunch. Right next door you will find Lunetta Dining Room and Bar featuring classic cocktails and out of this world, internationally-inspired dinners. Now, onto the menu! First up, Lunetta Dining Room and Bar. The gluten free items here that we love include the Rock Shrimp Ceviche and the Wood-Grilled Spanish Octopus. In fact, the entire coast portion of their menu is gluten free, so dig in! For Lunetta All Day, the gluten free menu is a bit less robust. Nonetheless, they have a great gluten free albacore dish and shaved vegetable salad.  

Gluten Free Restaurants around LA

Cafe Gratitude

Up next is a restaurant we have covered in our vegan blog post but cannot go unnoticed. Cafe Gratitude has a number of locations including one just 15 minutes away in the arts district. Once you’ve taken a seat at your table, be prepared to say something insightful as your waiter will come up to you and ask you what you are grateful for. Unlike the above restaurants, Cafe Gratitude’s menu has no indicators telling you what is GF. That is where we come in. The roasted brussel sprouts or mole tempeh enchiladas are great! They have a very adaptable menu and you can request to switch to gluten free bread for orders like avocado toast. 


There is also Sage which you can find in Echo Park/DTLA, Culver City, as well as Old Town Pasadena. Similar to the Santa Monica gluten free restaurants, Sage’s menu tells you what is GF. They also identify which dishes are soy-free! This plentiful gluten free menu includes loaded nachos, polenta tots, and jackfruit crab cakes.

Butcher’s Daughter

Over in Venice is our last gluten free friendly restaurant, Butchers Daughter. This 100% vegetarian menu serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with a juice bar. As far as what to order, their spicy kale Caesar salad is amazing. The same goes for the winter citrus cheesecake and french toast with GF bread.