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!

Cafe Gratitude

You’ll be positively grateful you walked into this vegetarian gem located in Little Italy. Bask in the sunny vibe of affirmations gracing the wall and plates adorned with the question “What are you grateful for?” The gorgeous, laid-back decor welcomes you and beckons you to stay awhile. All the food is made with high quality organic ingredients and comes with a fun name to match your mood.For breakfast try “Thrilled” french toast served with fresh berries. Come in for lunch and indulge in “Humble” an Indian curry bowl filled with dal, spinach and roasted garnet yams. Plenty of tasty gluten-free veggie burgers and paninis fill the menu too. Their knowledgeable, helpful staff is trained to make your experience… HAPPY.Dining Tip: Little Italy parking can be tricky. Click the following link to find parking karma.

1980 Kettner Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92101
619-736-5077
Online: cafegratitude.com

Photo: Cafe Gratitude

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

–– Cherie Gough