Dining out when a member of the fam is on a vegan diet or has food allergies no longer has to be a tall order! We’ve taken the guesswork out of where to go for the best vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food around town. The following 12 restaurants offer clearly notated delicious menu options to help you order up healthy food that meets your dietary needs. We’ve found everything from vegan, gluten-free Thai food, vegan carne asada and vegan donuts to gluten-free pot pies and a plant based drive-thru restaurant!

True Food

You're in good hands when ordering your meal at True Food Kitchen in Mission Valley––the menu clearly notates the GF, V and VG choices and knowledgeable waitstaff can help your customize your meal to accommodate your diet. You’ll love the airy floor plan and open kitchen where you can watch chefs prepare fresh, delicious meals. Customer favorites include the tasty, creative Inside Out Quinoa Burger. This vegetarian, gluten-free dish is filled with hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado and feta. Enjoy it with a delicious side of sweet potato hash. The flavors are fresh, delicate and never drowned in oil or sauces. Other nice choices include a baked spaghetti squash casserole with organic tomato, caramelized onion and fresh mozzarella. There are several vegan pizzas served flatbread style (and a gluten-free pizza crust may be subbed in for any pizza on the menu). Try the pizza with roasted artichoke and black truffle. Yum!

7007 Friars Rd., Ste. D394
San Diego, Ca 92108
619-810-2929
Online: truefoodkitchen.com/locations/san-diego/

Photo: True Food Kitchen

Where do you dine out on an alternative diet? Please share in the comments.

–– Cherie Gough