Do you know what’s super cool? When you stumble upon gluten-free deliciousness, and not at all on purpose. That happened to me three times on a lunchtime walk the other day. Three times! Apparently that’s what can happen when you walk around Los Angeles. Who knew? Who knew you could even walk around Los Angeles? Now, you all do.
So the first gluten-free spotting I had was Caffe, Etc. where I found these awesome signs:
Next I took a peek at (what I thought was) the Chan Dara menu, as the last time I tried to see if my pre-diagnosis favorite Thai place was safe for me to eat, it was not. But the Hollywood version (rip-off? probably) Chan Darae has gluten-free items on the menu! Not a ton, but enough for me to not have to make my own pad thai all the time. It might not be as rad as the original, but I’m certainly up for trying.
After these two rad finds, I thought the hubs and I would return post-movie for a delish gluten-free lunch. But that guy decided to go to the one place in Hollywood that looked absolutely unsafe for me. An artisanal pizza place. I was all, “Peeshaw,” but he walked in to Stella Barra Pizzeria and asked about the gf. And wouldn’t you know it, they make their own gluten-free pizza crust and have been trying to perfect that shizzle. I believe they have.
Seriously the best crust I’ve had out and about. We both had to ask if it really was gluten-free. It was, and it was airy and light and crispy. Pretty exciting stuff, you guys. Oh, but more exciting? They have a secret gluten-free goat cheese bread just for those of us who actually require the gfree. It’s not a secret anymore.
So, yes, this is the lesson. Start walking around and poking your head in and asking questions. You might just find some secret cheese bread. I mean, what’s better than that?