M Street Kitchen is a bustling place a couple blocks away from the beach in Santa Monica. They seemed knowledgeable about gluten free per their website and a phone call so we popped in for a sandwich we could take to the beach. They were set up a little strange so it seemed like M Street Kitchen was the faster, to-go side of the place, while Stella Kitchen and Bar was the sit down side. I don't actually know, but while they have a shared front door, I think they were completely two different establishments. In any case there is seating hidden everywhere, so look around a corner because you might just be able to snag a seat.
They had a nice selection of salads and lettuce wrapped sandwiches, and they even have some pretty cool happy hour specials, but for lunch we went with the the wood grilled chicken breast wrapped in lettuce. It was a full size chicken breast, really thick, I would have almost thought they would have cut it in half, but despite that it was really tasty; it had a nice flavor from the wood on the grill. When they rang it up they actually had an allergy button they pressed that showed up on the screen- that made me feel a little better since I knew then it would be on my tag that went to the kitchen. Overall the sandwich was good, fresh, but a little messy since it was lettuce wrapped; it also could have used a side of ranch. It was filling but felt its $12 price tag was influenced by the beach side location.