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!

The Curious Fork

Passionate about sustainable, organic ingredients served up completely gluten-free? Find your tribe in Solana Beach at The Curious Fork. Have your bread and eat it too—English muffins, baguettes and bagels are baked fresh on site. Breakfast is popular here and sandwiches come fully loaded with fresh ingredients. Community and bar top tables create a laid back, family-friendly atmosphere. Their excellent team also offers cooking classes on weekends focused on fresh produce and gluten- free ingredients.

512 Via de la Valle, Suite 102
Solana Beach, Ca 92075
858-876-6386
Online: thecuriousfork.com

Photo: Keevin C. via Yelp 

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

–– Cherie Gough