With many delicious dining options in San Francisco, The Plant is one of my favorite cafes, either to sit in or take out. It also happens to have some awesome allergy-friendly and gluten-free options on their menu for people like me and you. Opening in 2007, The Plant is committed to offering organic, healthy choices for diners of all kinds, from vegans to vegetarians to those who are gluten free. They also mark on their menu which items are vegan and gluten-free, which is super helpful. The Plant also caters should you find yourself in a pickle and needing a solid place to help you entertain a food-sensitive group of people. I find there is something for almost everyone here.
Some of my favorite noteworthy allergy-friendly options include their chicken salad (dairy free, gluten free and soy free), curry rice bowls (certain ones are dairy free, egg free and gluten free), quinoa bowl (dairy free, egg free and gluten free), MnM bowl salad (dairy free, egg free and gluten free) and the masala vegetable stew is heavenly for cold days (plus it’s egg free and dairy free). In addition to their lunch/dinner menus, they also serve delicious breakfast items like gluten-free granola, gluten-free oatmeal and more. Note: there are tree nuts and peanuts in some of their dishes. Just make sure to connect with the person that takes your order about all of your allergies or sensitivities so they know to take extra special care when preparing your meal.
With three locations in San Francisco, one (new!) in Marin, and one at San Francisco Airport Terminal 2, it is my hope that you find yourself at one of the locations hungry and pleasantly surprised with the menu. Their locations slightly differ with menu options, so visit the menu area of their website for the latest, and obviously make sure to communicate any concerns or questions ahead of time should you have any questions about a dish.
The Plant (this one takes reservations and has views!)
Pier 3, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
What is one of your favorite allergy-friendly and gluten-free restaurants in San Francisco or Marin? Please let us know in the comments. Eat safe and shop safe.