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My Favorite Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurants in North County San Diego

One of the many reasons why I love and appreciate San Diego, other than its constant sunny disposition and slew of things to do, is that it’s a city that really turned the tide and has made tremendous strides in bringing recognition to a growing problem that was going unchecked in the restaurant industry. With healthy, food allergy educated establishments popping up left and right, San Diego has made it incredibly easy for someone living with food allergies to enjoy a meal out free of stress and aggravation. No more negative connotations of that gluten f-word for me!

Below are my top four favorite, gluten-free friendly dining spots in North County San Diego that offer great food, a great atmosphere, and understand the struggles of a food sensitive individual…

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Now Open: Ranch 45 is a Celebration of Sustainable Beef & Local Produce in Solana Beach

“Everything served in the newly opened Ranch 45 restaurant is locally sourced and responsibly raised, including their poultry and beef.

The coffee beans used for their espresso bar are from Cafe Virtuoso, while the Free-Ranch Chicken is from Mary’s. Vegetables come from Chino Farms, and their eggs from Eben-Haezer .

The star of the menu is Brandt Beef, sourced from a family-owned ranch in Imperial County dedicated to using sustainable practices to produce their premium natural beef that’s free from antibiotics with no added hormones.

In the front-of-house and behind-the-line, General manager Pam Schwartz and Executive Chef DuVal Warner run the show.”

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Made in San Diego: Artist Yu Kelsey’s Award-Winning Cakes at Coronado's Gluten-Free Pantry

Winning first place at San Diego’s 2019 Cake Show was not part of the plan for Yu Kelsey.

“I never thought about becoming a cake decorator, or working in a bakery. I actually had a dream of building movie sets,” she said.

Born in Tsukigase, a village outside of Kyoto, Japan, Kelsey was always interested in the arts, studying English for a year in Osaka before moving to California. She completed her BA at San Francisco University in Studio Arts, with a concentration in sculpting, ceramics and oil painting.

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Gluten-Free Humboldt (Arcata), California Restaurant Guide

Humboldt County is a beautiful destination for hiking, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and all things outdoors related. Once you hit that redwood curtain on the 101 you know you are amongst the hippies. If you are vegetarian, vegan and of course gluten free this will be a farm fresh food haven indeed. I have been navigating the gluten-free world for the past eight years and come to love the following restaurants.

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