3 Must-Try Gluten-Free Goodies in L.A!

Los Angeles is known by most as a city full of aspiring models, actors, singers and many more breaking into mainstream media. With that being said, why else would this city be so into health and nutrition? Now, L.A is not just known for its glamorous Hollywood starlets, but also the wave of glamorous, new health-conscious restaurants and cafes with vegan and vegetarian places springing up all the time! Let’s take a look at recent tide that’s washed over this coastal Californian metropolis: Gluten-free sweet treats!

 

Here are our top three picks:

 

 

Frozen Yogurt

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It has all the flavour and deliciousness of ice cream, but not as much sugar or as many calories! Fro-Yo (as it is popularly called) is delectable, tart and as customizable as you can imagine, with just self-serve machines and a wide array of crazy toppings standing between you and your perfect summer’s day dessert. All you have to do is weigh your cup and pay according to the size! The best part? Most Fro-Yo flavours are gluten-free with places offering several gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options for its patrons. It’s fresh, it’s light, it’s creamy and most of all, it’s all based on what your preference is.

 

Some great fro-yo places in LA:

 

Macarons

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These adorable little french pastries have made quite a big splurge in the US with nearly every high-end bakery selling the sugary delights. But fear not, my gluten intolerant readers, as the good news is: since they’re made from almond flour, they’re usually gluten-free! I’d still ask though… just to be safe. Either way, there are many places you can go to in LA, try out these scrumptiously sweet and creamy goodies.

 

Some great places in LA:

 

Gluten-Free Cake

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Usually made flourless or with a gluten-free flour, many bakeries in LA have taken well to the gluten-free trend and have nearly perfected the craft. Using wholesome, natural ingredients and having a much richer, creamier consistency, gluten-eaters too would still be satisfied with the results!

 

Some great spots in LA are:

 

In a nutshell, if there’s any place in the US a person on a gluten-free diet could enjoy most, it would without a shadow of doubt be Los Angeles. The city has accommodated picky eaters for as long as Hollywood has existed, so it’s no surprise they’ve excelled at cooking on a strict ingredient list. That, and they are the epicenter of every new food trend that emerges on social media or around the world. So if not for the beaches, beauties and boardwalks, go for the best desserts you’ll ever have!

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