For those living with an autoimmune disease like Celiac or with a gluten sensitivity or intolerance, comfort food options can feel extremely limited. But here in San Diego, these ten restaurants are offering old-fashioned indulgences that are 100% gluten-free.

*Menus, ingredients, staff, and company practices change, so always double-check by asking allergen-specific questions before ordering your meal.

Breakfast Classics at Nectarine Grove

948 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas

Nectarine Grove is a 100% gluten-free and organic cafe in Leucadia that sources their ingredients locally and offers paleo, keto, and vegan-friendly options.

While munching on fried chicken and waffles, paleo pizza, and the best cinnamon rolls I’ve ever had, it’s hard to believe that no refined sugars, soy, corn, or processed ingredients were used. Their in-house gluten-free bakery also supplies their sister cafe, Healthy Creations up the street.

Baked Goods at Starry Lane Bakery

3925 Fourth Avenue, Mission Hills / Hillcrest

You’ll feel like a kid in a candy shop when you walk into this top-ten-allergy-free bakery. Everything is gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, dairy-free, shellfish-free, fish-free, sesame-free, and mustard-free, as well free from natural food dyes and flavorings.

They bake everything daily, including their various breads, like their famous pretzel rolls, cookies, cupcakes, scones, and many other seasonal pastries.

Burgers and Fries at Station Tavern

2204 Fern Street, South Park Neighborhood

Station Tavern defines their cuisine as “fresh comfort food” and though this local burger joint isn’t 100% gluten-free, their kitchen uses dedicated gluten-free and vegan fryers for their mouth-wateringly crispy tater tots and french fries to enjoy with 12 different aioli dipping sauces. They also have gluten-free buns and add no fillers to their patties, making most of their burgers gluten-free as well.

Tacos & Churros at Death By Tequila

569 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

Top Chef Angelo Sosa using fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients to create the restaurant’s signature Baja Mexican-stye fare. The gluten-free friendly with dedicated fryers for things, like, house-made churros. Yes, mis amigos, they have gluten-free churros. Other amazing gluten-free options include tacos, ceviches, five different guacamoles, and grilled octopus.

Pizza, Pasta, & Fresh Baked Bread at Solare Ristorante

2820 Roosevelt Rd, Liberty Station/ Point Loma

Your days of watching non-gluten-free counterparts indulge in fresh table bread are over. At Solare, you can start your meal with gluten-free bread infused with a hit of thyme and served fresh from the oven alongside extra virgin oil and dried Sicilian oregano. For your main course, restaurant uses organic, freshly grown ingredients from their own urban farm and you can choose from gluten-free pasta and pizza made with housemade dough in a kitchen designed to avoid cross-contamination.

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