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UK Restaurant reviews

Yorica! Allergy friendly desserts in London

Yorica! Allergy friendly desserts in London

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, shakes, crepes and waffles and makes them one of the top places to get gluten free desserts […]

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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

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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Chevapi Grill, South Melbourne gluten free

Chevapi Grill, South Melbourne gluten free

By on March 11, 2020 in Melbourne with 0 Comments

South Melbourne gluten free 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 […]

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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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Yorica! Allergy friendly desserts in London

Yorica! Allergy friendly desserts in London

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, shakes, crepes and waffles and makes them one of the top places to get gluten free desserts […]

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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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TWØBAYS Brewing Co. GF brewery, Dromana

TWØBAYS Brewing Co. GF brewery, Dromana

TWØBAYS Brewing Co. is a great place for coeliacs to have a brewery experience with both the beer and the food being 100% gluten free!  They have have just celebrated their first anniversary and also recently won bronze in RACV’s 2019 Victorian Tourism Awards. TWØBAYS is located in an industrial area of Dromana on the Mornington […]

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Coeliac Life

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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Melbourne Gluten Free Expo double pass giveaway! [CLOSED]

Melbourne Gluten Free Expo double pass giveaway! [CLOSED]

By on September 13, 2019 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Winners have been drawn: Congratulations to S Hendrickse, M Ligthgow,  L Summers and T Andrew Would you like to win a double pass to the Melbourne Gluten Free Expo, worth $30? We have a giveaway of four double passes to the Melbourne GF Expo to be used on either Saturday 5 October OR Sunday 6 October 2019 (9am-4pm).   […]

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Treats Coeliacs Miss

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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Melbourne’s gluten free donut explosion!

Melbourne’s gluten free donut explosion!

When I was first diagnosed with coeliac disease, doughnuts / donuts became a distant memory. Now we have sooo many options  for gluten free donuts in Melbourne with freshly cooked donuts available at markets, donut shops that are open 24/7 and several gluten free bakeries around town producing cinnamon, jam and iced donuts. This post […]

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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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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

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 19 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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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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