The Bay Area is home to so many different types of food. Whatever you’re in the mood for, whether that’s a delicious Thai meal or some flavorful Pakistani food, there is a restaurant for you. There are so many different cities to visit and therefore so many different places to eat, so of course there are many more gems located around the Bay Area to discover, but we decided to pick our three top choices from different cities in the bay that we recommend you to try! Even better, so many places have gluten-free menus, allowing for a stress-free and delicious experience no matter what you want to eat. For today, we’re bringing you a list of three different yet must-try restaurants around the Bay that made our Nima smile, so be ready to roll up your sleeves, and let’s dive in!

  1. Osha Thai – 4 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
  2. Located right by the Bay on the Embarcadero, Osha Thai is definitely a go-to for your Thai cravings. With a whole gluten-free menu and a very accommodating staff, Osha Thai provides so many different dishes to try. We recommend the delicious Thai Tea, the fresh and creamy Yellow Curry with Beef, the crunchy and yummy Chiang-Mai Lettuce Wraps, and the flavorful Thai Fried rice, all of which tested gluten-free!

  1. Onigilly 164 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
  2. A little bit farther south nested in the heart of Silicon Valley is Onigilly, a cool Onigiri Shop in downtown Palo Alto. We tried a couple of onigiri rolls which were delicious and not too heavy, perfect for a day of walking around or shopping. We recommend the Hijiki Onigiri, a roll with braised hijiki seaweed, carrots, tofu, and edamame, or the Miso Nasu Onigiri, a roll with flash fried eggplant in Aka miso with sesame and green onion. Best of all, both tested gluten free!

  1. Pakwan41068 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
  2. Finally on our food tour comes Pakwan, an authentic Pakistani restaurant nestled in Fremont, California, about forty-five miles or so from San Francisco. Featuring incredibly rich flavors, a variety of delicious dishes, and some great heat, Pakwan is a must-try for foodies looking for a great meal. Our favorite dishes were the mouth-watering Beef Kofta, the memorable Chicken Biryani, and the satisfying Kheer to top it all off, all of which made our Gluten Nima smile!


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