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Gluten-Free Gluttons at Pica Pica Maize Kitchen

June 29, 2010

Last night was the launch of Gluten-Free Gluttons, and Crave was proud to be counted among them. is a new website that features Gluten-Free and GF-Friendly restaurants in San Francisco.  Even in a city so dedicated to food, it can be hard to find safe Gluten-Free options, so having a website specially devoted to just that is a wonderful thing!

The launch party was a casual meet-and-greet affair held at Pica Pica Maize Kitchen, a Venezuelan cafe in San Francisco’s Mission district.  The cuisine is inherently Gluten-Free, but the restaurant specifically eschews all things wheat in order to keep the kitchen a 100% Gluten-Free facility.  Hooray!  It’s the first restaurant in San Francisco to do so, and we are so glad to have them as part of our local community.

Besides being totally Gluten-Free, the food at Pica Pica is delicious.  There are plenty of vegetarian options available as well.  The food is subtly spiced, made with fresh ingredients, and is sure to please palates of all ages.  I enjoyed Empanadas, an Arepa sandwich with shredded beef, black beans, sweet plantains, and cheese, and a fresh, delicious salad made with jicama and pineapple, served on seasonal greens.  In my excitement at being in a totally GF restaurant, I may have over-ordered a little bit – the portions are hearty!

Launching Gluten-Free Gluttons at Pica Pica was  perfect way to highlight just how delicious and crowd-pleasing Gluten-Free dining can be.  We can’t wait for mire delicious GF dining adventures!  Thanks GF Gluttons!  🙂

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