By Jennifer Iscol

Visit this sleek oasis of gluten-free deliciousness to escape the deep-fried offerings of the surrounding Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood. I interviewed owner Cemil Erzincanli , who explained almost everything on the menu is gluten-free (with the minor exception of three salad additions, which are kept separated: croutons, wonton strips and blue cheese). Every other item on their menu, from their loaded baked potatoes to their salads, is gloriously gluten-free. They even have gluten-free cheesecake and brownies, which they make themselves from scratch using Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour.

They do not use wheat flour at all so the preparation is celiac-safe. If you have additional food sensitivities, pick up an allergy sheet at the counter or ask the employees for help. Judging from the glowing reviews on Yelp, this place is popular with everyone, so bring your friends and family.

Hot Spud 2640 Mason St., San Francisco 94133  (415) 399-1065