Gluten-Free Focaccia!

This meal is hosted by Di Alba.

Focaccia and Salads at Di Alba in Downtown LAThe Smile's Di Alba in DTLA

The other night I invited a bunch of people over, ordered a bunch of pizzas, and watched as they devoured their chewy, doughy, perfectly charred crusts.  I sat with my own gluten-free version, which was lifeless and flat.  Like cardboard, with toppings.  It was sad.

But there is hope!  It’s not pizza, but I found a gluten-free focaccia that is as good as the real thing.  It’s at Di Alba in Downtown Los Angeles, which is related to The Smile in NYC, but has a completely different look, feel, and concept.  You can get focaccia by the slice (regular ones too) with toppings from burrata and tomato sauce to a breakfast option with smoked salmon and hard-boiled egg.  I opted for one with brussels sprouts, red onion, and mint – along with some ready-made salads.  Thick, crusty, and satisfying.

Gluten-Free Focaccia at The Smile's Di Alba in Downtown LA

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The Smile’s Di Alba – 827 East Third Street Los Angeles, CA 90013| Website