Product & Restaurant Spotlight

Amy Burkhart  MD, RD Product & Restaurant Spotlight

This is a new addition to the site and we are just beginning to add products/restaurants to this section so check back frequently!  Each are selected based on personal experience and client feedback. -Dr.Amy Burkhart

This week I am featuring Life Is Sweet Bakery And Cafe. It is eight months new and open 7:30-4:00 Tuesday-Friday. Breakfast and lunch are both served up to 2pm. Breakfast will fill you up with items like waffles or omelettes. Or, wanting a new option for lunch?  Salads, sandwiches and burgers are available.  But you may want to try pancakes at noon! The owner has celiac disease. Her daughter is a trained pastry chef and the mastermind behind the baked goods and cakes.  Please support restaurants that support diners on restricted diets. And, please share this list with anyone who may benefit. Enjoy!

*As careful as we have been, please verify all information before dining.

Kitava is a 100% gluten free restaurant in San Francisco and I give it 10 thumbs up!!!!’ That is two thumbs for each of my family members, including the kids, who claimed it their new favorite restaurant! It is also dairy, soy, corn, refined sugar and peanut free. If you avoid grains the only one in the house is rice and it is only in a few dishes. They can also accommodate an AIP diet. This is Disneyland for those on restricted diets! Enjoy!! For more 100% gluten-free dining establishments, check out our 100% Gluten Free Restaurant Guide.

Bone broth soups from Kettle and Fire are a nice alternative to traditional bone broth. High in protein from grass fed beef. Great to keep on hand if you don’t have time to make your own or cooking simply isn’t your forte’! At $8 a box they may be out of reach for many but if you can swing it, give them a try.

What a great concept for a restaurant! At “The Game Parlour” you can play board games until you can play no more! And, because everything made in the kitchen is 100% gluten free you can dine safely while you play. Note: There are crackers, beer and 2 ice cream flavors on the menu that are not gluten-free but those items are not made in the kitchen. For a world-wide list of entirely gluten-free restaurants check out our new 100% gluten-free restaurant guide *This restaurant is not listed on the guide since its menu does have gluten containing items.

The food was amazing at Los Cilantros Mexican restaurant,and  is all made from scratch including the tortillas! The staff was lovely and the prices VERY affordable. Don’t miss this place if you are in the San Francisco Bay area. It is open for lunch and dinner, closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more restaurants that are entirely gluten-free, check out our 100% Gluten Free Restaurant Guide.

Capellos Cookie Dough is a frozen cookie dough roll! It is grain-free, gluten-free, vegan, soy-free and low glycemic. When you need a quick treat for a birthday party or just because, @cappellos cookie dough roll worked perfectly! It saves in the freezer nicely and the taste was great! Easy to slice and 10 minutes later -warm chocolate chip cookies!!!! Nothing like warm chocolate chip cookies!

Bella Gluten Free Biscuits were tasty and easily made dairy free! While I would love to always bake from scratch-sometimes convenience takes priority! Great if you need something quick!

They are called Happy Bars for a reason! Low Fodmap, certified gluten-free and yummy! Good nutritional profile w 9g of protein, 26 g carbs. They will keep you happy on the go!

This was some of the best vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free apple pie I have tasted. Natural Decadence nailed it!

Need to hydrate? Don’t want dyes or sugar? Ultima Replenisher is a dye-free, sugar-free alternative to gatorade or pedialyte. Sweetened with stevia. It is a powder to mix with water. Tastes great!

Good dairy-free, casein-free cheese is hard to find. My favorite is Chao brand.This one is delicious!

These wraps from Schar are the closest to gluten containing wraps that I have found. Tricky to find in the U.S. but in Europe they were readily available. Great for traveling.