Best Gluten Free Mac and Cheese in Santa Monica

I just ate the best gluten free Mac and Cheese out at a restaurant that I’ve ever had.

Yesterday was one of the worst days I’ve had in some time.  You know one of those days where nothing goes as planned, nothing works out, things go haywire, technology is not your friend and it’s just a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  I ran to The Misfit and ordered their amazing French fries to go and my day got better immediately.

gluten free mac & cheese dish The Misfit My family thought I still needed a good meal out a day later.  So my son and I went off to The Misfit in Santa Monica for dinner.  I’ve been eyeing tables in the restaurant who order the Baked Mac & Cheese.  I’ve even gone up to people and asked what they thought.  I’m kind of brazen that way.

Everyone always rolls their eyes in total lust and tells me just how amazing it is and that I must give it a try.  Then they add, don’t forget to order it with chorizo.  Now if you’re a vegetarian skip the chorizo and double check if it’s vegetarian as I didn’t even ask. I went straight for the chorizo.

So after a crazy day which was preceded by a couple of busy and exhausting weeks, I decided tonight was the night to give it a try.

I double checked of course that the Baked Mac & Cheese with green chile and brown rice pasta-gluten free, was indeed a completely gluten free meal.  Oh and that the chorizo was too.  They said yes so I said yes.

Gluten Free Garlic Brussels Sprouts The Misfit I also ordered their Roasted Brussels Sprouts with garlic confit, mustard cream and chives.  I had not tried that dish either so I thought why not.  Brussels sprouts is a vegetable I’ve only been eating for a few years and usually with bacon so I was curious to give it a try prepared another way.  I have to say it was amazing and I will definately be ordering that again.  The combination of flavors danced on my tongue.  I could have made an entire meal of just that.

gluten free baked mac & cheese fork The Misfit But then I would have missed out on the best gluten free mac and cheese I’ve ever eaten.   I don’t think I’ll ever make it again myself.  I’m lucky enough that The Misfit is less than 3 blocks away from my home.  Yes you can hate me now.

Chef Jordan Lynn has created an amazing combination of flavors.  The creaminess of the cheese and sauce with the tender pasta and the slightly spicy bite here and there of green chile makes for a party in your mouth.  Top it off with the chorizo and there’s just no going back.  If you are not a fan of the chorizo they also offer it with pancetta which I’m excited to try the next time I order this dish.  It’s my duty to check it out for you.

The baked mac & cheese is a very generous portion that comes in it’s own square baker.  The serving size is plenty for two but I was lucky enough to not be sharing so I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

For those who are wondering this is not dairy free, so if that is what you need you’ll have to pass on this but you can make my Truffled Mac & Cheese or Curried Mac & Cheese which both are gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.  Or start with the basics of those two recipes and add in some green chiles and chorizo.

However if you find yourself in Santa Monica, California and you eat gluten free, stop by The Misfit for some great gluten free options.  Tell Chef Jordan I sent you and don’t forget to order the Baked Mac & Cheese.

The Baked Mac & Cheese just moved to the top of my list of their menu items.

gluten free mac and cheese The Misfit

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6 Responses to Best Gluten Free Mac and Cheese in Santa Monica

  1. Melissa February 22, 2013 at 10:10 am #

    If (when) I'm in Santa Monica, I'll know where to go for super-awesome comfort food! Thanks for the tip.

    • Diane Eblin February 22, 2013 at 10:39 am #

      Glad to hear it's when and not if. We'll go for a good bike ride after or you can go hiking in the Santa Monica mountains. It will just be fun to have you here!

  2. Shirley @ gfe & AGFD February 22, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Oh, how I hate those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days, Diane! So sorry you had one, but glad that you found a reasonable treatment plan. 😉 This mac and cheese looks amazing! When I come visit, I want to go there for sure. 🙂

    • Diane Eblin February 22, 2013 at 10:40 am #

      Shirley we will go here for sure! Just need to pick a date! So far all of the meals I've eaten at The Misfit have been great and gluten free.

  3. wheatlessrochelle February 22, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Oh, that mac and cheese looks great! It's hard to find good gluten free mac and cheese. I'll remember to try that next time I'm over in that direction. Thanks!

    • Diane Eblin February 22, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      So true. It's really hard to find it out at a restaurant. Let me know what you think when you give it a try.