I just recently got back from a 4 day Socal vacation with my family and I am happy to say that it was a very pleasant trip! We went to the typical touristy places like the San Diego Zoo and of course, Disneyland!!
As always with vacationing, eating on a special gluten free diet certainly has its challenges. However, I was able to successfully eat gluten free for the entirety of the trip and didn't get sick! Yay!
For this post, I want to share some of the restaurants/eateries I went to that either offered gluten free accommodations or had plenty of gluten free dishes. I found that Socal is actually pretty friendly to celiacs if you do your research and know where to go.
Before I launch into the restaurants, here are some quick tips for all gfreers planning on vacationing:
|Mahi Mahi fish taco. OMG SO GOOD!|
|Carne Asada taco with guacamole and Pico de Gallo|
|Fresh handmade tortilla chips and dips|
|Steamed House Beef Soup|
|Chicken Fried Rice minus the soy sauce|
|DTF famous dumplings. Unfortunately, not gfree, but they sure smell good :)|
|Not from DTF but from the dessert shop in the same plaza called, Phoenix Desserts. This is a sampler plate of gfree mochi. Flavors from left to right are: red bean, black sesame, mango (my fav!!), and taro.|
|Chicken Rice Bowl with seared vegetables and lemon sauce|
|Disney dessert time with Mocha almond fudge and the waffle cone on the side|
|Really gross and sweaty by the end of the day...but ice cream fixes everything!|
|Tuscan chicken with a balsamic, sun-dried tomato sauce accompanied with creamy red skinned mashed potatoes and fresh cucumber salad with kalamata olives and sweet red peppers|