Gluten-Free On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Last week, my absolute favorite restaurant in San Francisco, and maybe even the world, was featured on the Guy Fieri show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!

Pica Pica is a 100% gluten-free restaurant with three locations in the Bay Area. Adriana López Vermut and her father, Leopoldo López Gil, started Pica Pica as a way to express their love for Venezuelan cookery and the desire to share their native food with people here in the Bay Area. Their food is spectacular!

Adriana shared with Fieri and his viewers, how some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes are prepared and cooked. He thought the dishes were outstanding and he was right.

After my first arepa, I fell head over heels in love with this wonderful restaurant. The flavors which jump out at every bite are like nothing I’ve tasted before. One of their most popular dishes, the Arepa Pabellón, is a grilled corn pocket filled with shredded beef, sweet plantains, black beans and quasi fresco. My mouth is watering as I write this!

It’s always exciting to see gluten-free companies and restaurants featured on popular TV shows as it helps to raise awareness of celiac disease and gluten-free eating. Pica Pica is the perfect example of a restaurant which not only caters but cares about the gluten-free community. Everything on their menu and in their kitchen is 100% gluten-free and many of their goodies are also dairy free. It also shows that gluten-free definitely doesn’t have to mean taste-free. Gluten-free can be wonderful!

To find out more about Pica Pica, check out their website or visit one of their Bay Area locations.

Post authored by Laura (Gluten Free Traveller)

2 thoughts on “Gluten-Free On Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

  1. When visiting San Fransisco last year I went to Pica Pica- it was so good! Especially loved the fried yucca root appetizer! Funny that it would be featured on that show though, as it’s not a diner, drive in or a dive…much more of a casual contemporary restaurant. Still nice to be featured though!

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