Enjoy amazing gluten-free foods at some of the top restaurants in Napa, CA.
Did you know that you can eat gluten-free in Napa, CA? I met up with nine of my gluten-free blogger friends and explored Napa, CA during our gluten-free blogger retreat.
I’ll be honest up front – I ate my way through Napa and everything was gluten-free and to-die-for. I never knew there were so many restaurants in Napa that were either 100% gluten-free or could offer safe gluten-free meals. Mind blowing! I share some of the gluten-free restaurants we ate at in Napa, Ca below.
When we were planning our 2019 Gluten-Free Bloggers Retreat we were focused on three things: Spending quality time together, partnering with amazing sponsors, and eating incredible food. We accomplished all three and I left the retreat with a full stomach and a lifetime of memories.
Mariposa Bakery, Oakland
Mariposa is a gluten-free bakery in California. It’s not in Napa but it is on the way to Napa! I’ve been to both locations, one in downtown San Fransico on the waterfront and the other one in Oakland. When Cindy (from Vegetarian Mamma) and I landed in Oakland it was lunch time and we were starving.
We drove up the road to Mariposa and had lunch. I topped my lunch off with this giant gluten-free vegan raspberry whipped cream whoopie pie. It was incredible. Mariposa is a 100% dedicated gluten-free bakery that also serves lunch options.
Inn on Randolph
We checked into the Inn on Randolph two nights early, before the retreat started. It’s not stated on the website but this Bed & Breakfast is 100% gluten-free and they can accommodate other food allergies. The Inn is stunning, the rooms are super dreamy and the food was next to none.
Every morning we woke up to a two or three course gluten-free breakfast. The coffee, juice, and tea station was always fresh and well stocked and the breakfasts were different each morning. Everything I ate was delicious and we ate so much that we only needed to snack at lunch time because we were still full from breakfast.
My room had a large bathroom, queen size bed, wine fridge and a cute balcony. The inn was in a quiet neighborhood and everything was really clean. I loved stepping onto the heated bathroom floors when I woke up in the morning and I appreciated having fresh cookies, coffee, and tea available all day long. I will definitely go back!
Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill, Napa
My first full meal in Napa was at Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill in downtown Napa. Cindy opted for an amazing salad and a glass of wine, while I went for a chicken kabob served over the BEST Greek salad I’ve ever consumed. I of course (being in Napa) enjoyed my lunch with wine as well. Delish.
Tarla is not a 100% gluten-free restaurant but they do provide safe gluten-free meals and they mark their gluten-free offerings clearly on their menu. If you don’t see something you like, or you have other food allergies you can always speak with a chef.
I’m only posting one picture of what I ate at C Casa because I ate everything else so quickly, I didn’t get good photos. But this taco, let me tell you about it – it was amazing. There are tons of taco options at C Casa and I opted for one shrimp taco and one crab taco. Why? Because I’d never had a crab or shrimp taco. I had to try something new.
C Casa is 100% gluten-free and they have a huge menu. Tacos, burritos, nachos, salads and more. They also have daily specials and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. I enjoyed nacho’s and an iced tea with my tacos. It’s inside of a little mall and there is plenty of seating inside and outside on the patio. Go there when you are in Napa!
Ad Hoc – A Thomas Keller Restaurant
If you’ve never been to a Thomas Keller restaurant, you should! For our special group Ad Hoc made a separate 100% gluten-free menu. We dined on gluten-free fried chicken, salad’s, gluten-free biscuits, brownies, and more. Everything was gluten-free (and most of it dairy-free, or a dairy-free version) and it was some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.
After we ate we were invited back to the kitchen to meet the chef and staff. It was such an incredible experience from the food to the tour that I can’t wait to go back again some day. Ad Hoc is not a 100% dedicated gluten-free restaurant but the do prepare their gluten-free foods separate from the rest of the food. They did a great job accommodating all of our food allergies.
Bouchon Bistro – A Thomas Keller Restaurant
Bouchon Bistro is a French restaurant and it’s another Thomas Keller restaurant. What can I say, Thomas Keller makes amazing food. We dined at Bouchon on our last full day in Napa before we headed out for some wine tasting. Bouchon is not 100% dedicated gluten-free but they do an amazing job with gluten-free meals and accommodating other food allergies.
We each tried something different and I decided to go for a steak with mashed potatoes. While our food was being prepared the staff brought us out gluten free crackers and we ordered some appetizers. I’m not usually a huge fan of deviled eggs, but these were the best and I’d eat them every day If I could.
This gluten-free blogger retreat was an amazing experience, one that I will never forget. These nine women are some of the most talented and accomplished ladies and I feel blessed to have them as friends. We laughed, learned from each other, and enjoyed each others company as we ate our way through Napa, Ca gluten-free.