Food Allergy-Friendly Restaurants
Actress Jessica Biel has teamed up with children’s book author Kimberly Muller and celebrity fashion stylist Estee Stanley, the mom of a food allergic child, to create a chic, child-friendly restaurant in West Hollywood. This isn’t your ordinary kid’s menu - every item is organic, all-natural and dye-free. Parents can also pay an hourly fee to send their children to Au Fudge’s Creative Space, where a staff of au pairs will entertain little ones with crafts, games and music while the grown-ups enjoy their meals.
Spokin Tip: There are no peanuts in the kitchen, but peanut butter is used in some pastries.
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, Kitchen Mouse has you covered. Every item on the menu is dairy- and gluten-free, and select dishes are labeled as soy- and nut-free (although many items do contain peanuts). Walk up, place your order and enjoy your farm-to-table eats in their cozy dining room.
Real Food Daily
If you’re staying or playing in West Hollywood, stop at Real Food Daily for plant-based, vegan cuisine. Every fruit, vegetable and whole grain in the restaurant is certified organic, and dishes that are nut-free, soy-free or gluten-free are clearly labeled.
No trip to Los Angeles is complete without a stop at this quintessentially California burger chain. There are no peanuts or tree nuts of any kind used in the kitchen, but their bread, milkshakes and coffee are made in facilities with peanuts and tree nuts.
Spokin Tip: If you are gluten-free, order “protein style” to sub the bun for lettuce or get the “flying dutchman” (two slices of cheese melted between meat patties) off the not-so-secret secret menu.
There are hundreds of places to get tacos in Los Angeles, but this trendy local chain stands out for many reasons. Using handmade corn tortillas and homestyle fillings, Guisados manages to make almost everything gluten-free (with the exception of the shrimp taco). The mole is the only item that contains peanuts, but it’s made in a separate area and kept in different containers. While you feast on shredded pork and flank steak, you can also feast your eyes on artwork from local artists.
It’s all about the crust at Pizzeria Mozza, the brainchild of celebrity chef Mario Batali, Los Angeles “bread maven” Nancy Silverton and restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Cooked in a wood-burning oven, these pizzas are somehow crispy and chewy at the same time. Note any allergies in your reservation and let your server know once you’re seated - they’re used to accommodating special requests. Take note that most desserts contain peanuts or tree nuts, but they’re prepared in a separate area to limit cross-contamination.