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!

Plumeria Vegetarian Restaurant

Let your palate bloom and stay within budget at this easygoing, yummy Thai restaurant in University Heights. If you love spice, Plumeria delivers. Order spicy noodles with vegan duck and spicy basil rice to suit your taste. Kiddos need not fear spicy dragon mouth when they order. Their “chicken” satay is simply delicious and delicate, crispy flower cups are filled with a mix of curry-flavored potatoes, tofu, peas and carrots.

4661 Park Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92116
Online: myplumeria.com

Photo: Jeff R. via Yelp 

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

–– Cherie Gough