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  • cowboy star
    • 640 10th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

    • Jon's birthday dinner spot...anywhere that has a daily cut of grass fed bison is a must go in our book. 

    • Daily cut grass fed bison oscar style (crab mixture in bearnaise sauce), asparagus and mashed potatoes 

      • the steak was so tender and flavorful which was only enhanced by the creamy béarnaise sauce. 

    • Roasted duck breast with dried cherries 

    • GF items denoted on the menu and very accommodating for our gluten free lifestyle 

    • Started off with an amuse-bouche 

  • George's at the Cove
    • 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
    • The ocean terrace is a must!! Make sure you go during sunset and soak in the amazing view and delicious food. 
    • Northern Halibut: herb crusted, white corn, sugar snap peas, cherry tomato viniagrette
    • Sesame Crusted Tombo: baby bok choy, oyster mushrooms, leek fondue, miso-soy viniagrette
    • Stuffed dates: goat cheese, almonds, bacon, pickle-tomato sauce 
    • Vanilla creme brûlée: topped with blueberries and popcorn
    • They don't indicate any gluten free items but were able to accommodate when we asked. 
  • Burger Lounge 
    • Locations in LA, San Diego, Temecula and soon in Irvine 
    • Grass fed burgers with gluten free buns using local and organic ingredients. 
    • Grass fed beef sourced from only two ranches: Wisconsin and Montana 
  • Cafe 21 
      802 Fifth Ave | San Diego, CA 92121
    • Local, organic, farm-to-table ingredients 
    • Brunch:
      • Cast iron omelettes: lamb kufta, short ribs, scallops, proscuitto, turkey and steak 
    • There are no gluten free items specifically but we were able to find items that were accommodating to our lifestyle. 


  • Crepe Expectations
    • 500 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123
    • Even though this spot is off of the strip, it is absolutely worth the drive! I mean....gluten free crepes?!? And an added bonus is that it's right next door to Gluten Zero Bakery. 
    • They're only open from 9am-3pm so plan your trip accordingly :) Or if you're like us, you'll just go back the next day because is that good. 
    • The first time we went, we got four crepes! Because to balance out your savory tastebuds, you, of course need a sweet crepe as well. The second time we went, we got....five. 
    • Don't forget to check out if they have special crepes going on for that day! That's how we got the BBQ pulled pork crepes....amazing. 
    • Our crepes of choice:
      • Savory: 
        • BBQ pulled pork
        • The Caprese (mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil, light pesto sauce)
      • Sweet: 
        • The Ana Bananas Foster (banana in a brandy and creme de banana sauce)
        • The William Tell (sauteed apples, caramel) 
          • even better topped with Himalayan sea salt.....(yes we do bring our own everywhere!) 
        • The Avalon (buttered pears, goat cheese, candied walnuts, honey) 
        • The Monkey (nutella, banana, chocolate drizzle) 
  • Blind Pig
    • 515 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103
    • Small and hidden place away from the strip with amazing pork belly! 
    • Blind Pig Burger: grass fed beef with gruyere cheese, smoked bacon, arugula with a gluten free bun
    • Sweet potato fries
    • Crispy pork nuggets: pork belly, sweet chili glaze, sriracha aioli 
  • Mon Ami Gabi
    • 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Classic French Bistro located in Paris Hotel 
    • They have a separate gluten-free menu and actually serve you gluten free bread! They can also make the dishes on the regular menu gluten free as well upon request. 
    • Outdoor patio seating is right on the strip and you can get a great view of the fountains at the Bellagio. 
    • The caramel creme brûlée is an absolute must. We decided that it was our #1 favorite dessert of the whole trip (and we had a lot of sweets ranging from grass fed ice cream, cookies, donuts, you definitely won't be disappointed.) 
  • Tender Steak and Seafood
    • Located inside Luxor 
    • Jon's birthday dinner: it's the only place in Vegas that serves bison. 
    • Separate gluten free menu available 
    • Menu items from organic, grass fed filets and ribeye to Chilean Sea Bass and smoked duck bacon. This menu is every foodie's dream. 
    • As for dessert, they have ice cream made with milk and cream from grass-fed cows, organic fruit and cage-free eggs. We got their four ice cream tasting option...because one flavor just wasn't going to do. We opted for salted caramel chip, Swiss chocolate, Santa Barbara strawberry and vanilla bean. This was in addition to the happy birthday creme brûlée. 
  • China Poblano
    • 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Located inside Cosmopolitan 
    • Chef Jose Andres perspective of Chinese and Mexican cuisines. 
    • This restaurant features both types of cuisines but doesn't combine or fuse them together. 
    • No gluten free items or menu. But we were able to find items that fit our lifestyle. 
  • The Henry
    • 3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109
    • Lunch/Dinner menu:
    • Breakfast/Brunch menu:
    • Both menus have a section dedicated to gluten free items! 
    • Located inside the Cosmo
    • We split the baked buffalo chicken wings, crispy potato skins that were topped with pulled pork and a pico de gallo and the classic club sandwich on GF bread with truffle tater tots. This was definitely more food than either one of us has expected so we took some with us for a random snack time. I can't remember the last time that I had a club sandwich and this one hit the spot! For GF bread, there was just enough crisp on the outside while still being soft on the inside that made it perfect for this sandwich. And the crispy potato skins with pulled pork?? I mean, come on! Why haven't I thought about that before? This did spark a future idea of sweet potato skins with the pulled pork, maybe with some apples or pineapples? The Henry is a great place that freshens and livens up your American classics. 
    • We also treated ourself to an espresso cocktail, that we split of course. 
  • 800 degrees 
    • They have two locations. One in SLS Hotel and Casino and the other in Monte Carlo Resort and Spa
    • SLS Hotel and Casino: 2780 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109  (702)730-6700 
      • Open until 1 am Friday-Sunday and until 11 pm Monday and Thursday. They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. 
    • Monte Carlo Resort and Spa: 3770 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 730-6800
      • Open 7 days a week: 11 am-2 am 
    • They have a gluten free pizza crust available! Which makes any pizza place in our book worth checking out. The crust was so crispy and crunchy and able to withstand picking up a slice by the hand!  Due to a scheduling mix up, Jon was unable to see the final judging for me but had this amazing pizza waiting for me afterwards! It was perfect! I don't think I talked much as I sat on the bed with the whole pizza box and devoured the whole pizza. 
  • Mozen Bistro
    • 3752 Las Vegas Blvd. South Las Vegas, NV 89158
    • Located in the Mandarin Orange Hotel 
    • GF Menu:
    • This spot had us at gluten free French Toast. We get out pancake and waffle fix from Flappy's in Orange County, which this bistro has as well, but the French Toast was a must try. 
    • They have a great selection of gluten free items for breakfast, lunch and dinner that highlight Asian cuisine from pad thai, fried rice, curry and congee (rice porridge) with American dishes like a burger, Nicoise salad, beef tenderloin and a penne toscane. 
    • Quaint and serene setting for a calm and relaxing breakfast.  
  • Whole Foods
    • 689 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119
    • Located in Town Square Las Vegas on the way to the strip. It's at a perfect spot to load up on healthy snacks to balance out the ensuing gluttony of Las Vegas. 
    • I can't describe my love for Whole Foods enough. It's one of the first places I think of when picking out a place to eat. I can get whatever my body and stomach is feeling from sushi to pulled pork. And they definitely fulfill my sweet tooth from their overwhelming chocolate selection to single serve coconut bliss ice cream bars. This is one of the first places we look up whenever we travel. 

orange county

  • True Foods Kitchen
    • Located in Fashion Island in Newport Beach 
    • 451 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660  (949) 644-2400 
    • Brunch menu:
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    • Dinner menu:
    • Dessert menu:
    • They mark vegan, vegetarian and gluten free items. 
  • true seasons organic kitchen
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  • Flappy Jack's Pancake House
    • 2848 N. Santiago Blvd. Orange, CA 92867
    • They have a whole section dedicated to GF pancakes and waffles! And it's not just your standard flavor. They have so many tasty options like banana nut, pecan, bacon, Hawaiian, blueberry, strawberry, apple and cherry. The pancakes are so fluffy and huge and the waffles come in a this beautiful flower shape with the perfect pockets to hold your ghee and pure maple syrup. This place it great for that post workout feed! They do get pretty busy and close at 3 pm. So get there early! 
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  • Newport Naples Rib Company
    • Two locations:
      • 2196 Harbor Blvd. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
      • 5800 E. 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803
    • They have a gluten free and casein free menu! 
    • They serve you GF cornbread with honey butter and their rib dinners come with your choice of two sides (which are mostly GF), fresh fruit and corn. 
    • I got 3/4 rack of baby back ribs with mashed sweet potatoes and roasted veggies. Jon got the combo dinner of pulled pork and BBQ boneless chicken with mashed sweet potatoes and GF french fries. Their mashed sweet potatoes were deliciously sweet! The baby back ribs were tender and came right off of the bone. 
    • You get a nice hot towel at the end to clean up after yourself. 
    • Great place to get your BBQ fix without the gluten! 
    • Cozy and quaint old school place. 


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    • Oh ice cream. How I love thee. I remember buying pints of Ben and Jerry's and sitting out in the cold during high school watching our football team get beat. It was a glorious creaminess that surpassed the freezing cold. As my nutritional lifestyle changed, ice cream was a treat that slowly dissipated from my palate. Until we found out about Kippy's! 
    • The texture is creamy
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