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!

Moncai Vegan

Comfort food is served up daily in this small, eclectic cafe where everything is vegan and many options are gluten-free. Fill tummies with family favorites like sage drop biscuits and gravy, or chicken and dumplings. Delight in vegan breakfast treats. They are known for their cinnamon rolls, fluffy pancakes and donuts.  Boston cream pie donuts, anyone?

3531 Adams Ave
San Diego, Ca 92116
Online: moncai-vegan.com

Photo: Moncai Vegan Facebook

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

–– Cherie Gough