San Francisco
Food Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

 
 Brookly Food Allergy Friendly Guide

There's something for everyone in San Francisco. In this free-thinking, food-obsessed city known for mindful eating and fresh ingredients, there has never been a better time to visit with food allergies. Before you jump on a cable car to the Mission or take a ferry across the Bay, be sure to check out our guide to the most allergy-friendly restaurants in San Francisco.


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Blue Plate

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Classic American comfort food meets gourmet Mediterranean flavors at Blue Plate in the Outer Mission neighborhood. With a peanut-free kitchen, diverse menu and flexible staff, all food allergies are welcome.

Spokin Tip: Their famous fried chicken is prepared in canola oil and a gluten-free version is available that isn't listed on the menu.

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Dosa

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Dosa's makes allergy-friendly Indian dishes doable (and delicious). Their menu clearly labels all dishes that are vegan or free of dairy, egg, gluten and nuts. If you don't see something you like on the specialty menus, almost all of the regular dishes can be made dairy-free or gluten-free.

Spokin Tip: For those with wheat, egg and nut allergies, the chef recommends the Paneer and Peas Uttapam, which is made in a separate area of the kitchen with a rice bran oil.

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Foreign Cinema

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Foreign Cinema is an iconic experience in the Mission with upscale brunch in the morning, then dinner and a movie when the sun goes down. Because the menu changes every night, be sure to call ahead to make the staff aware of your food allergies and they can easily make accommodations. There is a prix fixe kid's menu that comes with fresh fruit, an entree (which can easily be modified for allergies) and ice cream for dessert with a milk-free sorbet option.

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Greens Restaurant

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Greens has become an internationally celebrated and locally beloved spot for creative vegetarian cuisine. They are well-versed in the art of accommodation and are happy to prepare allergy-friendly options in a separate area of the kitchen upon request. While visitors come for the food, they stay for the incredible views of the Golden Gate and Marin Headlands.

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La Mediterranee

Food allergies are a top priority at this cafe serving up a fusion of classic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. Their two locations on Fillmore St and Noe Street both offer separate nut-free, gluten-free and vegan menus. La Mediterranee is completely peanut-free and only walnuts and pistachios are used in select dishes.

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Little Gem

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Whether you have food allergies, impeccable taste, or both โ€” Little Gem truly lives up to its name. This hip brunch spot focus on simple, fresh ingredients for their modern dishes that are all completely free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar. Order at the counter for breakfast and lunch to eat on the patio or enjoy dinner in the dining room for full table service.

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Seed + Salt

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Seed + Salt makes clean, allergy-friendly eating effortless with a menu that is free of gluten, dairy, peanuts and refined sugar. They do use a small amount of tamari, a fermented soy product, and tree nuts, but the staff is diligent about preventing cross contact by storing any allergens in a separate area of the kitchen.

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Tacko

From street tacos to lobster rolls, this Nantucket-themed restaurant is obsessed with quality ingredients and the best food allergy practices. There are no peanuts or tree nuts in the kitchen, and all of the taco tortillas are gluten-free. The staff takes extra precautions to keep allergens separated in the kitchen, and they use corn oil for any fried items.

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Tony's Pizza Napolentana

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Gluten-free pizza lovers rejoice! Tony's classic wood-fired pizza is happy to provide a gluten-free crust for any of their pizzas and gluten-free breadsticks, which are all baked in a separate dedicated oven. They practice extreme caution for all food allergens and are happy to accommodate in any way possible.

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Zazie

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Famous for its French-inspired brunch and cozy patio, Zazie's has become a foodie hotspot in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. Their expert staff has plenty of experience serving guests with food allergies or special diets, and there are no peanuts or peanut butter used anywhere in the kitchen

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SF Brand Spotlight: Bread Srsly

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Sourdough bread is a San Francisco staple, and no one does an allergy-friendly version better than Bread Srsly. Born and baked in SF, all of their bread is made in a 100% gluten-free facility and is completely free from milk, soy, egg, peanut, tree nut, potato, tapioca, sugar and chickpea.

Their bread is available in retail locations across the Bay Area and is now available for nationwide shipping!

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