Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Slanted Door

Today is the last in the series of posts on San Francisco's gluten free restaurant scene and I chose to end it with one of my favorite restaurants, The Slanted Door.

The Slanted Door is a modern Vietnamese restaurant owned by Charles Phan and located in the Ferry Building.  They serve a large menu of delicious food using only the freshest ingredients possible.

Charles Phan also owns a small chain of restaurants called Out The Door which brings similar cuisine to a wider audience (the menu is less expensive).  Out The Door has locations in the Ferry Building, the Westfield Shopping Centre and on Bush Street.

The Slanted Door does not provide a gluten free menu but the waitstaff are very aware of which items are gluten free or can be made gluten free - almost everything on the menu can be altered in some way to be made gluten free!  Out The Door provides a gluten free menu for its diners.

While in San Francisco, I went to The Slanted Door once and to Out The Door at the Westfield Centre twice.

The portions at The Slanted Door are large and meant for sharing.  We ordered the Slanted Door Spring Rolls with Shrimp and Mint to start.  For the entrees, we ordered Stir Fried Organic Chicken with Gingko Nuts, Raisins, Walnuts and Cashews along with Caramelized Wild Gulf Shrimp with Garlic and Onions.

For sides, we ordered Chue Farms Baby Bok Choy with Shitake Mushrooms, Allstar Organics' Snow Peas with King Oyster Mushrooms and Jasmine Rice.

 And for dessert, I was able to have the cotton candy with a small selection of homemade candies!  Everything tasted so amazing!

When dining at Out The Door both times I ordered the same shrimp dish that I had at The Slanted Door with a side of jasmine rice.

I became so addicted to the food at this restaurant while I was in San Francisco that I was ecstatic to learn that they will be opening a location of The Slanted Door in NYC in early 2012!  All I know as of now is that it will be located in the Met Life Building.  I cannot wait to go when they open!

For more information, visit their website at or visit them at:

1 Ferry Building #3
San Francisco, CA 94111

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