On the way to BlogHer14, my friend and I spent a glorious day in San Francisco. I knew that there was a pretty good chance of finding gluten free goodies while we were in town. I had no idea just what a treat we were in for when we visited Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen and Mariposa Bakery.
San Francisco musts for gluten free visitors and regulars:
Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen – This 100% Gluten Free Restaurant is located at 401 Valencia Street. It is a quaint Venezuelan style restaurant that has a constant flow of locals and visitors alike.
My only wish – that I could have sampled everything on the menu. I ordered the vegetariana cachapas (sweet corn crepe with grilled tofu, plantains, black beans and garlic aioli). Their signature dish is the arepas – which looked amazing. I decided by a coin toss because I just couldn’t make my mind up. I do not regret ordering the cachapas as it was amazing. The only thing I regret – was only having one meal to try the dishes. I can only imagine how good the arepas, the plaintain and yuca chips and the yuca beignets with Dulce de Leche dipping sauce are after sampling the cuisine.
To top it off – I had a glass of the papaya sangria.
The world began to spin as I inched closer.
Oh, what to have, what to have…
Well, I picked an amazing cinnamon bun. For those not gluten free- I dare you to find one that is better! (It is just NOT possible)
Since I have two little gluten free loves waiting for me at home – I had to make sure to bring something special from from my travels.
The food scene in San Francisco never disappoints. And as a gluten free traveler – it continues to provide ample reasons to return. Gluten FreeK or not – these two treasures should be visited by all!