If you are gluten free, Pica Pica Maize Kitchen is about to become your favorite restaurant!
My husband and I finally found a chance to try Pica Pica Maize Kitchen in San Francisco this past weekend.
Ever since I heard this restaurant was 100% gluten free, I couldn’t wait to go. There are so few 100% gluten free restaurants…and Pica Pica didn’t intend to be gluten free. All of their food is naturally gluten free!
This weekend we dropped our kids off at the camp bus pickup on Treasure Island. Our kids are going to their favorite two week overnight camp in Yosemite every summer. It is a chance for kids to be kids in the wilderness. This camp does an excellent job with gluten free and other food allergies. Now, we have a quiet house for the next two weeks. A chance for my husband and I to reconnect and enjoy each other without whining, arguing, and kids running everywhere.
When we walked into Pica Pica in San Francisco, we were surprised how small the interior was. There were no tables free when we got into line to order. Thankfully, things definitely move quickly here. By the time we got up front to order, a table opened up for us.
My husband ordered the Spicy Chicken Arepas with white corn and I ordered a Beef Cachapas platter. We decided to split an order of yucca fries as well.
The spicy chicken arepas was delicious. This photo doesn’t do the crispy corn based bread any justice. It reminded me of a crispy but chewy English muffin, but with better flavor. The spice level was just right.
The Beef Cachapas was also really delicious. I was surprised the corn crepe had a slight sweet taste to it. The serving was huge and my husband had to help me finish it.
These yucca fries were a show stopper for us. They were crispy on the outside, but tender on the inside. There were three sauce bottles on our table and we had a good time dipping our fries into each sauce.
Overall, we had a fabulous and safe dining experience at Pica Pica. I love this sign, “be corny”. Pica Pica uses corn in so many creative ways in their dishes, who needs gluten?