San Francisco Milk Allergy-Friendly City Guide

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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 all things allergy-friendly.

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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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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


Whether you have food allergies, impeccable taste, or both — 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


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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SF Brand Spotlight: Bread Srsly


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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Bi-Rite Creamery


No trip to San Francisco is complete without a stop to Bi-Rite. Grab a scoop (or two) of their famously innovative flavors like honey lavender, ginger caramel swirl or vegan coconut strawberry. They have a rotating milk-free, coconut-based flavor and vegan sorbet, and the staff is more than happy to change gloves, use a fresh scooper and scoop from a fresh bin for anyone with food allergies.

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Dandelion Chocolate


This local artisanal chocolate shop is completely vegan and free of milk, egg, gluten and soy. Dandelion makes pastries that contain some nuts, but they take the extra precaution to prepare the baked goods in a separate kitchen from where they make their chocolately creations that are almost too beautiful too eat (almost).

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Wholesome Bakery

Wholesome’s owner used her own allergies as inspiration to create beautiful baked goods with high-quality, allergen-free ingredients that taste even better than the real thing. The bakery is 100% free of gluten, milk, egg and soy. While they do use nuts in the kitchen, they are hyper-aware of cross contamination and do everything to ensure everyone gets a safe treat.

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