I found a wonderful place on Broadway in Long Beach that serves a gluten free brunch.
Paradise Piano Bar and Restaurant located at 1800 East Broadway Long Beach , CA has a very nice restaurant area. It’s open and bright with lots of windows and very, very friendly place to dine.
I’ve been there twice now for brunch and as long as you ask for the chef by the name of Veronica, you are good to go. I think you might be okay even without Veronica behind the stove but just to be safe, I call ahead to be sure Veronica is in the kitchen.
Brunch is served 2 days a week, not just Sunday. They serve Friday, Sat and Sunday and for myself, I know that Veronica is on at noon on Sunday so that is my time to dine.
Just tell the waiter to tell Veronica you meal needs to be gluten free and you can order an omelet (you make your own with fresh ingredients) and yes, the hash browns and bacon are safe to eat.
From my understanding, they have designated areas on the grill where only the same items (ie. bacon, hash browns, ets) are cooked so there is no worry about cross contamination. Still, I remind the waiter to tell Veronica “gluten free” and there has not been an issue.
So, if you are looking for a new place for brunch, this is a super nice place….plus get mimosa’s for $3. I have not tried their $3 bloody mary’s (to many unknown ingredients in the spices).
I want to go back and try their lunch and dinner menu as well…..will call ahead to be sure Veronica is cooking. Till then….