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UK Restaurant Reviews

London 100% gluten free – updates November 2018

London 100% gluten free – updates November 2018

Keep up to date with what is going on in the London 100% gluten free world, with these updates to the London listings.  Some of these updates are from earlier this year, but it is always good to have a reminder of all the fantastic small businesses around London catering for the gluten free diet! […]

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Northern England 100% gluten free updates – Oct 2018

Northern England 100% gluten free updates – Oct 2018

A number of changes have been made to the  Northern England 100% gluten free post over the last few months.  Sadly, El Piano in York closed after 20 years of trading, however there is some good news with some new openings! 2 Oxford Place – York Previously in Leeds, they reopened in York in March 2018. […]

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UK 100% gluten free updates – South East England

UK 100% gluten free updates – South East England

The following lists recent updates to the South East England listing as part of the 100% gluten free England series.  The South East covers  Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Kent, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire.    Also look at the 100% gluten free London list for areas like Kingston that are on the border or Surrey. Research is continually […]

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Aus Restaurant Reviews

*WIN* We Love Cake Aus giveaway!

*WIN* We Love Cake Aus giveaway!

By on May 25, 2019 in Melbourne with 0 Comments

To celebrate the arrival of two We Love Cake slices into Coles Australia, one lucky person can try both for free!   How to win the giveaway Enter by commenting on any of the original The Coeliac Plate Facebook, Instagram or website posts advertising the giveaway – just say ‘Yes please’ or anything you like! […]

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Chevapi Grill, South Melbourne gluten free

Chevapi Grill, South Melbourne gluten free

By on May 16, 2019 in Melbourne with 0 Comments

This casual eatery in Clarendon Street, South Melbourne, is Coeliac Australia accredited and owned by another local accredited restaurant, Mediterraneo. It is a Balkan grill, which means there are a variety of meats and sausages (with or without a bread roll), fermented foods, traditional dishes like goulash, as well as salads and desserts.   The menu […]

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Stalactites – gluten free Greek food in Melbourne city

Stalactites – gluten free Greek food in Melbourne city

Stalactites is an iconic Greek restaurant in Melbourne city centre that is always busy with lots of customers and is now the first Greek restaurant in Australia to gain Coeliac Australia accreditation. They are open 24 hours a day, so it is fantastic for those late night munchies!  Located at the Chinatown end of the city […]

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100% gluten free

Taco Medic – 100% gluten free Queenstown, NZ

Taco Medic – 100% gluten free Queenstown, NZ

Gluten free Mexican food  – Queenstown  Located in a central Queenstown laneway, Taco Medic is a bit like a permanent food truck, with a small amount of seating inside (mainly bar style) and some outside tables. The food menu is 100% gluten free and described on the website as ‘authentic Mexican tortillas and salsas filled […]

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Eat Cannoli – gluten free cannoli in Preston

Eat Cannoli – gluten free cannoli in Preston

By on February 28, 2019 in 100% GF Reviews, Melbourne with 0 Comments

I first became aware of Eat Cannoli at a Melbourne Gluten Free Expo, where much excitement was circulating about the gluten free cannoli available. Melbourne coeliacs are now lucky to be able to have cannoli five days a week (Wednesday to Sunday) at their store in Preston, which is 9km north of the city centre. The cafe […]

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Mr Black Juicery – 100% gluten free cafe in Berwick

Mr Black Juicery – 100% gluten free cafe in Berwick

Don’t be deceived by the name, Mr Black Juicery is far more than a juice shop.  It is a thriving cafe creating healthy dishes for breakfast, brunch and lunch as well as drinks and snacks for in between. The food is 100% gluten free and is plant based, so fantastic for gluten free vegetarians and […]

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Coeliac Life

Thermomix Salmon Salad

Thermomix Salmon Salad

By on December 11, 2018 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Using my Thermomix, I have made the delicious Salmon, quinoa, feta and mixed vegetable salad several times.  It can be served immediately or prepared in advance and served cold. It is naturally gluten free but do check quinoa and other packaged items for ‘may contain wheat/gluten’ statements due to shared processing equipment. It serves six as […]

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Foddies gluten free catering Melbourne (also low FODMAP!)

Foddies gluten free catering Melbourne (also low FODMAP!)

With Christmas looming, people may be looking for gluten free catering options around Melbourne. Foddies in Camberwell have some fantastic platters that are gluten free, low FODMAP and lactose free. A while back I needed to cater for a smallish event, and needed gluten free for myself, but also low FODMAP for a couple of […]

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Melbourne Gluten Free Expo double pass giveaway!

Melbourne Gluten Free Expo double pass giveaway!

By on September 26, 2018 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Would you like to win a double pass to the Melbourne Gluten Free Expo, worth $30? We have a giveaway of one double pass to the Melbourne GF Expo on either Saturday 6 October OR Sunday 7 October 2018 (9am-4pm), held at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.  See below on how to enter via this page or social […]

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Trains, Planes and more

Spirit of Tasmania gluten free

Spirit of Tasmania gluten free

The Spirit of Tasmania is the boat service that crosses Bass Strait from Melbourne in Victoria to Devonport in the north of Tasmania.   The trip takes between 9-11 hours and you can choose from a day or night sailing. Although there are gluten free options available on board, most are not suitable for coeliacs […]

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Qantas gluten free meals – domestic flights

Qantas gluten free meals – domestic flights

Travelling with coeliac disease can present extra challenges, but Qantas have always provided me something gluten free on a domestic flight, even if it is just an apple or a cookie for a short trip. You make your special meal request under ‘manage your booking’ – please see the notes at the bottom of the […]

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Sydney airport gluten free (domestic)

Sydney airport gluten free (domestic)

Sydney airport has two domestic terminals, T2 and T3.  The post lists the most likely places to find gluten free options, but please make your own enquiries regarding cross contamination.  You can find maps and store lists on the Sydney Airport website and you can also check store opening hours there. Terminal 2 serves Virgin, […]

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UK Supermarkets

Marks & Spencer gluten free range

Marks & Spencer gluten free range

By on August 6, 2015 in Retail Food Shops with 17 Comments

Many Brits hold a soft spot in their heart for Marks & Spencer (M&S) and M&S food is one of my favourite food stores in the UK.  For gluten free or ‘normal’ food, they are known for good quality.  The M&S gluten free range is called ‘Made Without Wheat’, but they have also made many […]

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Selfridges gluten free – sweet & savoury in the Food Hall

Selfridges gluten free – sweet & savoury in the Food Hall

Gluten free at Selfridges, London I was surprised and delighted to find a very good range of gluten free goodies at Selfridges Food Hall.  As Oxford Street mainly has small branches of supermarkets, finding ‘free from’ food in this area is fairly restricted.  This would be perfect for people working in the area, or for […]

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Whole Foods Market – Piccadilly

Whole Foods Market – Piccadilly

By on August 12, 2013 in Retail Food Shops with 0 Comments

Great gluten free finds in the centre of London! Whole Foods Market in Piccadilly is great for a Coeliac visiting London, or if you are working in London and need some gluten free things to grab after work.  The big chain supermarkets in central London are very small so usually do not have the space […]

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Treats Coeliacs Miss

We Love Cake – gluten free fruit cake and brownies

We Love Cake – gluten free fruit cake and brownies

Are you missing gluten free fruit cake? British company  We Love Cake are now  supplying Australian Coles stores with gluten free, wheat free and milk free fruit cake and brownie slices. They are produced in a dedicated gluten free factory and carry the licenced UK Crossed Grain symbol to show the gluten free certification. Both products come in a […]

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Melbourne gluten free fish and chips

Melbourne gluten free fish and chips

  For a coeliac, getting gluten free fish and chips is not a matter of “just going for fish & chips” like it is for normal people. For many it is a a planned exercise and we often travel miles to have it as it is such a rare treat.  Luckily there are more and […]

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We Love Cake Christmas range

We Love Cake Christmas range

British company  We Love Cake are supplying Australian supermarkets with some of their gluten free, wheat free and dairy free Christmas range. They are produced in a dedicated gluten free factory and carry the licenced UK Crossed Grain symbol to show the gluten free certification. Gluten free fruit mince pies I served the mince pies warm for […]

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UK Markets

100% gluten free London – updates March 2017

100% gluten free London – updates March 2017

Keep up to date with what is going on in the London 100% gluten free world, with these five additions to the listings and also advice of La Polenteria’s name change. Note:  the London 100% GF lists are now split in two – London 100% GF – fixed venues and London 100% GF – street food and market stalls. Connect […]

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London 100% gluten free street food & market stalls

London 100% gluten free street food & market stalls

There are nearly twenty 100% gluten free street food stalls and market stalls around London, so as a coeliac you are able to eat whilst enjoying the market atmosphere! The criteria for inclusion is that the food has to be 100% gluten free (ensuring no cross contamination risk) and have its own outlet that you can […]

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Camden Market London – gluten free

Camden Market London – gluten free

By on April 30, 2015 in UK markets & venues with 0 Comments

Camden Lock Market in North West London has become a bit of a gluten free foodie heaven. It is well worth a visit for the food and also to wander around the interesting market stalls – you could spend all day there!  Several of the food stalls feature in the 100% gluten free London street food […]

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