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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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Aus Restaurant Reviews

Beefy’s gluten free pies (Queensland)

Beefy’s gluten free pies (Queensland)

Beefy’s gluten free pies have a great reputation amongst coeliacs and I finally had the chance to try one whilst in Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast. The owner’s son has coeliac disease which is how the gluten free options came about – you can read more about the Beefy’s gluten free story here. The pies […]

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Hemp Kitchen – 100% gluten free St Kilda

Hemp Kitchen – 100% gluten free St Kilda

Hemp Kitchen in St Kilda is a modern eatery with an Italian twist. As the name suggests, hemp flour is at its heart. Everyone’s first reaction is a joke about getting high, but there is a difference between hemp and marijuana (you can read more about this on their website). Hemp is naturally gluten free and […]

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Marie Anita’s 100% gluten free cafe, Gold Coast

Marie Anita’s 100% gluten free cafe, Gold Coast

Marie Anita’s is a lovely entirely gluten free café and bakery in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast.  Mermaid Beach is  just 15 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise, so worth a trip if you are holidaying locally. It is a daytime café offering breakfast, lunch as well as coffee and cake.  The menu is available online […]

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UK Restaurant reviews

UK 100% gluten free – South West England

UK 100% gluten free – South West England

Welcome to this series of posts aiming to capture all the 100% gluten free venues in the UK.  This post covers gluten free in Devon and Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Avon & Gloucestershire. For other regions of the UK, including London, please see the UK 100% gluten free page.  Please subscribe (see box to your right), or connect via […]

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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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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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Coeliac Life

Melbourne Gluten Free Expo double pass giveaway!

Melbourne Gluten Free Expo double pass giveaway!

By on September 13, 2019 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 four double passes to the Melbourne GF Expo to be used on either Saturday 5 October OR Sunday 6 October 2019 (9am-4pm).   See below on how to enter via social media. The Expo is held […]

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Microwave toastie maker by Morphy Richards

Microwave toastie maker by Morphy Richards

By on August 1, 2019 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

A microwave toasted sandwich maker? Your mind automatically wonders how this would work – won’t it be soggy? This microwave toastie maker cooks a delicious toastie in less than five minutes without a grill or sandwich maker.  You have to see it to believe it! The Morphy Richards Mico microwave cookware products are fantastic if you […]

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*WIN* Free From & Allergy shows Melbourne ticket giveaway [closed]

*WIN* Free From & Allergy shows Melbourne ticket giveaway [closed]

By on June 26, 2019 in Coeliac Life with 0 Comments

Free From Show Melbourne July 2019 *Winners have now been drawn* We have a giveaway of two double passes to the Free From and Allergy shows running from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (South Wharf). The saying “the best things in life are free” really applies here! The […]

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100% gluten free

Hemp Kitchen – 100% gluten free St Kilda

Hemp Kitchen – 100% gluten free St Kilda

Hemp Kitchen in St Kilda is a modern eatery with an Italian twist. As the name suggests, hemp flour is at its heart. Everyone’s first reaction is a joke about getting high, but there is a difference between hemp and marijuana (you can read more about this on their website). Hemp is naturally gluten free and […]

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Marie Anita’s 100% gluten free cafe, Gold Coast

Marie Anita’s 100% gluten free cafe, Gold Coast

Marie Anita’s is a lovely entirely gluten free café and bakery in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast.  Mermaid Beach is  just 15 minutes drive from Surfers Paradise, so worth a trip if you are holidaying locally. It is a daytime café offering breakfast, lunch as well as coffee and cake.  The menu is available online […]

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Totally Gluten Free Bakery in Christchurch, NZ

Totally Gluten Free Bakery in Christchurch, NZ

The Totally Gluten Free Bakery is a 100% gluten free bakery in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is located just outside of the city centre on Colombo Street, Sydenham.  It is a takeaway only bakery, with a large variety of cakes, biscuits, breads and frozen foods such as pies. Passing through Christchurch while on holiday in […]

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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 17 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

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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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

We Love Cake Christmas range

British company  We Love Cake are supplying Australian supermarkets with some of their gluten free, wheat free and dairy free Christmas range. They are produced in a dedicated gluten free factory and carry the licenced UK Crossed Grain symbol to show the gluten free certification. Gluten free fruit mince pies I served the mince pies warm 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!  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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