Living and travelling gluten free in the UK, Australia & around the world!

Restaurant Reviews (UK)

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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100% gluten free UK – updates Oct 2016

100% gluten free UK – updates Oct 2016

The following lists recent updates to 100% gluten free listings from around the UK (excluding London which is updated separately).  Research is continually being undertaken to improve the listings and there are currently many businesses that are being reviewed for inclusion. SCOTLAND The Edinburgh listing was published in August 2016.  For more information, go to […]

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London gluten free fine dining

London gluten free fine dining

By on September 25, 2016 in UK Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

There are plenty of casual places to eat gluten free in London, but sometimes you are after something a little bit special, or dare I say it, posh!   This post lists some of my London gluten free fine dining experiences to help you plan your special occasion meal. Indigo, Covent Garden This is one of […]

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Restaurant Reviews (AUS)

New Freedom Bakery – gluten free Bendigo

New Freedom Bakery – gluten free Bendigo

Years ago I heard good things about the bread from New Freedom Bakery in Bendigo, and I finally got to visit and sample it for myself – it was worth the wait! The bread is as close as you will get to ‘normal’ – more on that shortly.   For visitors that many not be […]

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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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Evie’s Cafe – Gippsland gluten free (VIC)

Evie’s Cafe – Gippsland gluten free (VIC)

Evie’s Cafe in Trafalgar, Gippsland is a great stop off if you are a coeliac, but also for those with other dietary requirements.  It is 100% gluten free and caters for vegetarian, dairy free, low FODMAP and more! If you are not familiar with Victoria, Trafalgar is in West Gippsland, 120km east of Melbourne.  It […]

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Travel reviews

Rome gluten free – Buon appetito!

Rome gluten free – Buon appetito!

By on October 30, 2016 in Travel Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Are you looking forward to your trip to Rome, but worried about how you will eat gluten free?  Even though it is the home of pizza and pasta, Italy is surprisingly gluten free friendly. As a coeliac in Rome you will not miss out on any traditional Italian food if you know where to look. […]

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Hong Kong gluten free

Hong Kong gluten free

Hong Kong gluten free Hong Kong is an amazing city, and despite my concerns about finding gluten free food, I found that there are actually many more options than I expected. Due to my concerns, I literally researched for days as I didn’t really know the locations that we would be visiting.  You will find […]

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Paris gluten free

Paris gluten free

As a young Melbourne school girl studying French, I always dreamed of going to Paris and indulging in an authentic pain au chocolate and my all time favourite food, crêpes :-). Fast forward many years and I have been lucky enough to visit Paris quite a few times, but my coeliac disease diagnosis has made […]

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100% gluten free (UK & AUS)

New Freedom Bakery – gluten free Bendigo

New Freedom Bakery – gluten free Bendigo

Years ago I heard good things about the bread from New Freedom Bakery in Bendigo, and I finally got to visit and sample it for myself – it was worth the wait! The bread is as close as you will get to ‘normal’ – more on that shortly.   For visitors that many not be […]

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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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100% gluten free UK – updates Oct 2016

100% gluten free UK – updates Oct 2016

The following lists recent updates to 100% gluten free listings from around the UK (excluding London which is updated separately).  Research is continually being undertaken to improve the listings and there are currently many businesses that are being reviewed for inclusion. SCOTLAND The Edinburgh listing was published in August 2016.  For more information, go to […]

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Markets (UK)

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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Borough Market gluten free – lunch AND cake!

Borough Market gluten free – lunch AND cake!

By on May 31, 2014 in UK markets & venues with 0 Comments

Borough Market is London’s oldest and busiest food markets, just off London Bridge on the southbank and is surrounded by pubs and restaurants. The full market is open Wednesday to Saturday, and also for lunch Monday and Tuesday.  There are also a number of restaurants surrounding the market that can cater for gluten free  – […]

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Transport Hubs (UK & AUS)

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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York station gluten free

York station gluten free

By on September 27, 2015 in Transport Hubs with 0 Comments

York is a great place for gluten free (see York post here) and now the train station also has some really good gluten free options. You don’t need a ticket to get onto the platforms where the best gluten free food is waiting for you! This post was last updated in November 2016. Filmore & […]

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Tullamarine Melbourne airport gluten free

Tullamarine Melbourne airport gluten free

Airports are traditionally a difficult place for coeliacs to eat, but there are some good options at Melbourne airport, particularly now Hudsons Coffee are offering gluten free sandwiches. Melbourne airport has 4 terminals which are all joined together, so you can walk through to different terminals (domestic and international) before you go through security.  This […]

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Coeliac Life

British Airways gluten free plane food

British Airways gluten free plane food

Travelling long haul is a big deal for a coeliac as there is always concern about getting a gluten free meal and it is a common query on Coeliac support groups I am involved in. I’ve been lucky enough to travel Business Class a couple of times with British Airways.  I know for most people […]

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Gluten free travelling – emergency food supplies from Oz

Gluten free travelling – emergency food supplies from Oz

As anyone with a special diet knows, travelling presents extra challenges, so I always have a stash of gluten free food in my hand luggage.  As I learned in Girl Guides – always ‘be prepared’! I am a regular traveller between the UK and Australia and this is a sample of food I take on […]

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Gluten free translation cards – a travel essential

Gluten free translation cards – a travel essential

By on May 31, 2015 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Travelling to a foreign country as a coeliac can be a bit daunting, but gluten free translation cards make explaining your requirements a little bit easier. A gluten free translation card is a brief explanation of what the gluten free diet entails in the language of the country you are visiting. You know how easily […]

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Retail Food Shops (UK)

Marks & Spencer gluten free range

Marks & Spencer gluten free range

By on August 6, 2015 in Retail Food Shops with 11 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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The Gluten Free Shop – Norfolk

The Gluten Free Shop – Norfolk

The Gluten Free Shop in Norwich, Norfolk, opened nearly a year ago and is dedicated to gluten free products, but also catering for other ‘free from’ requirements such as egg free and dairy free. There is no equivalent store in London, so when I was visiting Norwich I popped in to see it.  It is […]

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Selfridges gluten free – sweet & savoury in the Food Hall

Selfridges gluten free – sweet & savoury in the Food Hall

By on April 8, 2014 in Retail Food Shops with 0 Comments

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 London tourists to pick up […]

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Product Reviews (UK)

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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5pm panic recipe – chilli pesto pasta with broccoli

5pm panic recipe – chilli pesto pasta with broccoli

By on August 31, 2016 in Product Reviews with 0 Comments

Many of you may be readers of the Healthy Food Guide magazine which is published in both the UK and Australia. They do a fantastic series of recipes called ‘5pm panic’ which, as you can imagine, are designed to pick up a few ingredients after work and prepare a relatively quick meal.  If you are […]

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Book review:  Gluten Attack: Is gluten waging war on our health?

Book review: Gluten Attack: Is gluten waging war on our health?

The author of this new book on Gluten is Professor David Sanders who has an impressive resume in the coeliac world. He is a Professor of Gastroenterology and is the chair of the Coeliac UK Health Advisory Council among other notable appointments. Who is this book for?  It is for anyone who thinks gluten may […]

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Venues (UK)

Royal Yacht Britannia – all aboard for gluten free!

Royal Yacht Britannia – all aboard for gluten free!

By on December 26, 2014 in UK Restaurant Reviews, UK Venues with 0 Comments

If you are visiting Edinburgh, I really recommend a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia, the floating home of the royal family for over 40 years.   It is a fascinating insight into the life of the royals, but even if you are not a fan, it is still really interesting as a floating home.  It […]

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Gluten free at Wimbledon tennis championships

Gluten free at Wimbledon tennis championships

By on June 24, 2014 in UK Venues with 2 Comments

Yesterday a dream came true for me  – I not only got to visit the Wimbledon tennis championships, but also had Centre Court tickets!   Below (bottom right) is the 2013 champion, Andy Murray. Not only did I get to see Andy Murray and Novak Djokavic play, but I also managed to safely eat gluten free. […]

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The O2 Stadium – Greenwich

The O2 Stadium – Greenwich

On a recent visit to the Etihad cable car, I had a quick look around the O2 stadium as I hadn’t been there since it was “the Millenium Dome experience”. If you have an event to go to there, there are plenty of restaurants that offer gluten free at O2 arena: Wagamanas Las Iguanas Nando’s […]

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