A few days ago a friend asked for pointers on eating out and/or fast meals for when you simply can’t deal with cooking a meal.
For me, that would be weekend dinners. And breakfast…and lunch.
We are in Palo Alto, CA. Here are some of our go-to places. Reminder: we are gluten sensitive, not celiac. Please use your best judgement and ask the questions you need to feel comfortable eating out. Many of these restaurants are local chains, a few have locations all over the country. To find something close to home, try Google: gluten-free + your city.
I’ve also had good luck using the Google Local app and searching “gluten-free.”
And they deliver! One of my kids gets his pizza with no cheese. Hey, that’s the way he likes it.
This one’s kind of pricey, but they also offer Daiya non-dairy cheese and deliver salads and chilled broccoli.
Blue Line Pizza
They have curbside pick up. Call and they bring the pizza to you!
Palo Alto Pizza Company
My favorite and it comes in sizes.
Two words: burrito bowl. I think everything but the tortilla they wrap the burritos in is GF. Oh, another word: guacamole. And I can eat grain free here.
Los Altos Taqueria
Local and yummy.
Get your burgers protein style and/or pack your own Udi’s buns (I always go drive-thru anyway, so no one sees). Also, the Flying Dutchman on the secret menu is 2 patties with cheese. Fries are GF, just fried potatoes with salt.
I can’t tell you how much I love The Counter. It gets busy, but they do a nice carry out dinner. They make burgers (or chicken…) in a bowl with greens or a GF bun. Sweet potato fries are seriously good. Easiest way I know to eat out and stay Paleo.
REALLY good GF buns.
The Sunnyvale location has curbside pick up.
OK, my kids don’t eat here, but I do when I’m out running errands.
Amber Bites Cafe
In San Carlos, but worth the drive every now and again. They have a freezer with GF pizza crust and ravioli.
Rumor has it they have GF cookies on the menu. I’m not willing to wait in the block-long line, though.
We’re regulars here, too. They have a GF menu, Udi’s bread and buns and pancakes!
Stacks (Redwood City only)
WAFFLES! And the sweetest waitress in the world, Jilly. I go with the eggs and chicken-apple sausages. Really, really good eggs.