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For those who can no longer enjoy the gluten-full xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung — or anywhere else, for that matter — Peking Tavern is here to help.. The hip, underground, Beijing-style gastropub boasts a jovial vibe, exotic cocktails, hearty Chinese street food and the best gluten-free potstickers around. When owners Andrew Chiu and Andrew Wong were developing their menu, they didn't want to exclude their gluten-free friends, so you'll find G-F glass noodles and G-F beef noodle soup on offer, alongside the G-F beef potstickers. The dough combines millet, tapioca and sweet rice flour to produce the soft, chewy texture that makes XLB so addictive.. The beef filling is fragrant and satisfying, and with the traditional dressing of vinegar and G-F soy sauce, they taste surprisingly like the real thing. End on a sweet note with the off-menu tang yuan dessert of G-F black sesame dumplings in a warm, syrupy ginger-chrysanthemum broth. So much for feeling deprived. —Bianca Douglas

806 S. Spring St., dwntwn., 90014. (213) 988-8308, pekingtavern.com.

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