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UK Restaurant reviews

Yorica! Allergy friendly desserts in London *Closed*

Yorica! Allergy friendly desserts in London *Closed*

November 2020 – Yorica announced they will not be reopening this store after the latest Covid shutdown.  Yorica is a boon for more than just gluten free, they are free from the 14 major allergens! This creates a safe environment for those with dietary issues to enjoy their delicious ice creams, soft serves, frozen yoghurt, […]

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Hemsley & Hemsley at Selfridges, London

Hemsley & Hemsley at Selfridges, London

Gluten free cafe at Selfridges, London Many people are familiar with the Hemsley sisters from their TV show and cookbooks. Their healthy dishes are free from gluten, grains, refined sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils which makes their cafe in Selfridges a great stop for coeliacs. It is located on the third floor, a little oasis […]

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Bella Italia – a Coeliac UK accredited chain

Bella Italia – a Coeliac UK accredited chain

By on November 1, 2019 in UK Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Bella Italia is a restaurant chain in the UK that has been operating for 25 years. They are accredited by Coeliac UK and there is a separate preparation area for the gluten free meals and your meal comes with a sticker to show it is gluten free. You can read more about how gluten free […]

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Aus Restaurant Reviews

GF Pantry – gluten free online store

GF Pantry – gluten free online store

By on August 2, 2020 in 100% GF Reviews, Melbourne with 0 Comments

GF Pantry is a family run leading gluten free online store in Australia, based in bayside Melbourne. The owners have two coeliac children, so they understand the need to be strictly gluten free. As they only sell gluten free products you are saved from any label reading! There are also items that cater for other […]

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Liberate gluten free crumpets

Liberate gluten free crumpets

Gluten free crumpets are hard to get right but these crumpets from Liberate foods have won gold & sliver awards in the UK free from world and are very close to a traditional crumpet. Endorsed by Coeliac Australia and Coeliac New Zealand, they are available to purchase in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and […]

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Fox in the Box – allergy friendly cafe in Melbourne

Fox in the Box – allergy friendly cafe in Melbourne

By on April 1, 2020 in 100% GF Reviews, Melbourne with 0 Comments

Fox in the Box is an allergy friendly cafe in Melbourne which is a lifesaver for those on restrictive diets. It is 100% gluten free and low FODMAP as well as being largely dairy free. Located near Gardenvale station in Brighton, the café is run by ‘the intolerant chef’ – a chef who needs to eat […]

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GF Pantry – gluten free online store

GF Pantry – gluten free online store

By on August 2, 2020 in 100% GF Reviews, Melbourne with 0 Comments

GF Pantry is a family run leading gluten free online store in Australia, based in bayside Melbourne. The owners have two coeliac children, so they understand the need to be strictly gluten free. As they only sell gluten free products you are saved from any label reading! There are also items that cater for other […]

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Fox in the Box – allergy friendly cafe in Melbourne

Fox in the Box – allergy friendly cafe in Melbourne

By on April 1, 2020 in 100% GF Reviews, Melbourne with 0 Comments

Fox in the Box is an allergy friendly cafe in Melbourne which is a lifesaver for those on restrictive diets. It is 100% gluten free and low FODMAP as well as being largely dairy free. Located near Gardenvale station in Brighton, the café is run by ‘the intolerant chef’ – a chef who needs to eat […]

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Gluten Free Bakery, Queensland

Gluten Free Bakery, Queensland

The Gluten Free Bakery in Queensland is a family run gluten free bakery providing many delicious sweet and savoury bakery items. Their products are stocked all around Australia in many IGA and Foodworks supermarkets as well as health food stores – a full list is on their website (link below). You can also pop into […]

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Coeliac Life

Seven handy kitchen items if you are gluten free

Seven handy kitchen items if you are gluten free

By on April 27, 2020 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Recently diagnosed with coeliac disease? This post lists seven handy kitchen items if you are gluten free –  they will help you navigate gluten free life and avoid cross contamination. All products are available in Australia and the UK. 1. Toaster bags  Toaster bags are a must if you can’t have a dedicated gluten free […]

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Entertainment membership discounts – worth it if you are gluten free?

Entertainment membership discounts – worth it if you are gluten free?

By on February 29, 2020 in Coeliac Life, Melbourne with 0 Comments

Entertainment membership is a charity fundraiser that offers discounts on restaurants, travel and shopping in your city. The charity gets 20% of every sale and you can select Coeliac Australia to receive this. If you have been around for a while, you will remember the heavy Entertainment Book which was full of vouchers but now it is […]

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2019’s most popular posts

2019’s most popular posts

By on December 31, 2019 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

As 2019 has drawn to a close, it is interesting to see what people have most enjoyed on the blog over the year. I am in a unique position of blogging about both Australia and the UK, so there is a mixed bag from both countries! No. 1 – Melbourne 100% gluten free Nearly 9,000 views […]

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Treats Coeliacs Miss

Liberate gluten free crumpets

Liberate gluten free crumpets

Gluten free crumpets are hard to get right but these crumpets from Liberate foods have won gold & sliver awards in the UK free from world and are very close to a traditional crumpet. Endorsed by Coeliac Australia and Coeliac New Zealand, they are available to purchase in the UK, Australia and New Zealand and […]

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Nanna’s frozen gluten free crepes

Nanna’s frozen gluten free crepes

Nanna’s frozen gluten free crepes are back in the supermarket freezers!  They disappeared for many months and have reappeared with new branding and only minor ingredient changes. I am a huge crepe fan and love having these in the freezer for when a crepe craving strikes! They come in a pack of eight. One crepe […]

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Harry’s fish and chips, Blackburn South

Harry’s fish and chips, Blackburn South

Gluten free fish and chips in Blackburn South, Melbourne Harry’s Fish & Chips is in a tiny strip of shops on Middleborough Road (corner Eley Road), Blackburn South and has a fantastic gluten free menu. The main menu is on the wall but you will find the gluten free menu on the counter – nearly […]

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Planes, trains 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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Food Retail

Sunnybrook Health Store – gluten free products in Ormond

Sunnybrook Health Store – gluten free products in Ormond

Sunnybrook Health Store is a fantastic mini supermarket / health food store specialising in products for special dietary requirements. They have a huge gluten free range, as well as low FODMAP, dairy free, onion free, nut free, vegan and more! They are located on North Road, Ormond, a south eastern suburb in Melbourne that is […]

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Gluten free bakeries in Melbourne and online ordering

Gluten free bakeries in Melbourne and online ordering

As food gets swept off the shelves at supermarkets, this is the perfect time to support the small businesses that provide gluten free products. This post is focused on gluten free bakeries in Melbourne (or deliver to Melbourne) as well as other stores around Victoria that sell products – either in store or via online […]

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Marks & Spencer gluten free range

Marks & Spencer gluten free range

By on August 6, 2015 in Retail Food Shops with 21 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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UK Markets

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!   Please note that stalls do come and go, so double check before […]

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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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