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UK Restaurant Reviews

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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100% gluten free UK – updates May 2017

100% gluten free UK – updates May 2017

This post keeps you up to date with new entries to the 100% gluten free listings from around the UK (excluding London which is updated separately).  There are over 70 venues around the UK! The links to the main post for each area is provided under the heading where you will find more information, including websites […]

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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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Aus Restaurant Reviews

Marché du Macaron – Brisbane 100% gluten free bakery

Marché du Macaron – Brisbane 100% gluten free bakery

 Brisbane 100% gluten free bakery Marché du Macaron is an entirely gluten free bakery with two locations in suburban Brisbane. This picture is of the Gordon Park store which is around 7km from the city.   I had seen lots of people swooning about their macarons on coeliac Facebook groups and they have a cabinet full […]

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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. When having fish & chips, I […]

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Wellzones GF – 100% gluten free bakery and cafe in Camberwell

Wellzones GF – 100% gluten free bakery and cafe in Camberwell

100% gluten free bakery in Camberwell Wellzones GF Bakery is the new kid on the block in Camberwell (Melbourne) which is owned and run by a family with a coeliac son.  They were finding it difficult to find safe and delicious gluten free food for him, so decided to create their own!  The family and staff […]

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100% gluten free

Marché du Macaron – Brisbane 100% gluten free bakery

Marché du Macaron – Brisbane 100% gluten free bakery

 Brisbane 100% gluten free bakery Marché du Macaron is an entirely gluten free bakery with two locations in suburban Brisbane. This picture is of the Gordon Park store which is around 7km from the city.   I had seen lots of people swooning about their macarons on coeliac Facebook groups and they have a cabinet full […]

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Wellzones GF – 100% gluten free bakery and cafe in Camberwell

Wellzones GF – 100% gluten free bakery and cafe in Camberwell

100% gluten free bakery in Camberwell Wellzones GF Bakery is the new kid on the block in Camberwell (Melbourne) which is owned and run by a family with a coeliac son.  They were finding it difficult to find safe and delicious gluten free food for him, so decided to create their own!  The family and staff […]

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Nodo donuts and cafe  – 100% gluten free Brisbane (Newstead)

Nodo donuts and cafe – 100% gluten free Brisbane (Newstead)

Nodo (“no dough”) is a 100% gluten free cafe in Newstead, an inner suburb of Brisbane. I had heard of them because of their donuts, but they also have a really nice cafe menu for breakfast or lunch (see online menu here).           We were there for lunch and I chose […]

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Coeliac Life

A gluten free & low FODMAP Christmas

A gluten free & low FODMAP Christmas

By on December 18, 2016 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Are you planning a gluten free Christmas that also needs to be low FODMAP?   In my family I am gluten free and my brother is low FODMAP, so quite a bit of thought has to go into making a safe meal! This is for an Australian summer meal, so if you are in the Northern […]

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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

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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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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The Gluten Free Shop – Norfolk *closed*

The Gluten Free Shop – Norfolk *closed*

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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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. When having fish & chips, I […]

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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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Brixham gluten free fish and chips

Brixham gluten free fish and chips

When we arrived in the lovely fishing village Brixham, on the south coast of Devon on a Saturday night, we walked down to the port and EVERYONE was sitting out eating their takeaway fish and chips.  OK, I might be exaggerating a bit, but there were queues out the door at the numerous fish and […]

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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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