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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

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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Recess Bar & Eats – Geelong 100% gluten free

Recess Bar & Eats – Geelong 100% gluten free

Recess Bar & Eats is a gluten free restaurant in Geelong, with a contemporary eatery downstairs and vibrant bar upstairs.     All food is marked gluten free on the menu and there are lots of tempting choices, with a mixture of share plates and larger plates with a number of sides. Vegetarian and vegan […]

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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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100% gluten free

Recess Bar & Eats – Geelong 100% gluten free

Recess Bar & Eats – Geelong 100% gluten free

Recess Bar & Eats is a gluten free restaurant in Geelong, with a contemporary eatery downstairs and vibrant bar upstairs.     All food is marked gluten free on the menu and there are lots of tempting choices, with a mixture of share plates and larger plates with a number of sides. Vegetarian and vegan […]

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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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Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong 100% gluten free

Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong 100% gluten free

Welcome to the next in the series of 100% gluten free listings around Victoria, the Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong gluten free.  Already published is Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road. Geelong is Victoria’s second largest city, and is around 75km south west of Melbourne and is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. There are a number of […]

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Coeliac Life

Christmassy Thermomix Salmon Salad

Christmassy 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 and it struck me that the colours are very Christmassy, so could be a good dish for Christmas day in Australia.  It can be served immediately or prepared in advance and served cold. It is naturally gluten free but […]

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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 16 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

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 now in Woolworths

We Love Cake Christmas range now in Woolworths

British company  We Love Cake are supplying Australian Woolworths stores with some of their gluten free, wheat free and dairy free Christmas range. These were so successful last year that products are being released earlier this year and should be available in stores now. They are produced in a dedicated gluten free factory and carry the licenced […]

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Gluten free pasties around the UK

Gluten free pasties around the UK

What could be more English than a pastie?   As it is a pastry, you would think it would be quite hard to find gluten free pasties, but this list gives you fourteen different ways to find a gluten free pasty.  You will find them in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and even up North! Scroll down 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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