LA falls short of culinary variety
Los Angeles is certainly a haven for foodies: Copious restaurants with every kind of taste and style are spread across our grand city. Sure it can get a bit expensive, but if youâre ever down to step away from campus and experience delicious food with your friends or family, then youâll have no problem finding a place.
But when youâre gluten free, dining out becomes more of a liability than a fun experience. Yes, there are plenty of healthy hipster cafeteria-like places such as M CafĂ©, but the idea of sitting down for a gluten-free meal is almost unheard of.
Not so in the indie wonderlands of Seattle and Portland. A quick vacation there this past summer exposed me to the wonders of gluten-free pizza made in a delicious pizzeria, massive gluten-free sections and made-to-order food in supermarkets, as well as gluten-free bread at Subway. Subway.
You would think that L.A. would be at the forefront of crazy dietary fads. If thereâs a place that can sell vegan ice cream, there should be more than one gluten-free bakery around.
One should never have to say the words âSeattle and Portland has better food for me,â but unfortunately in this case, they win. L.A. certainly needs to step it up.