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Gluten free crêpes – London

Crêpes, particularly banana and nutella ones, are top of my list of foods I miss as a Coeliac.  It is pure torture for me to walk past a crêpe stand (and every time it happens it makes me go home and make crêpes and eat them for days to make up for my loss!)

However, if you have a crêpe craving, you can find one a bit more easily these days, usually at a shop that is preparing ‘galettes’ – French crêpes made out of buckwheat flour (no relation to wheat, but check it is pure buckwheat and not also mixed with normal flour).  These are normally reserved for savoury toppings, but work just as well with sweet toppings 🙂

Here is the list I have started for both crêpe and pancakes, but there are probably more out there, so let me know if you have a favourite place.  Please note, you need to check regarding cross contamination – ie using the same griddle to cook as wheat crêpes, utensils, sauces etc). 

Also check the London list of 100% gluten free venues, as many of the cafes will do pancakes for breakfast or for Shrove Tuesday.

This post was last updated February 2019.

Yorica!, Soho

Free-from sweet treats for all, including crepes!   “All recipes and ingredients are vegetarian, dairy, egg, nut and gluten free.”

gluten free crepes

Source: Yorica Twitter

Soho – 130 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8ZN   Tel:  020 7434 4370
Mon – Wed 12 noon – 10pm, Thu – Sat noon – midnight, Sun 11am – 10pm

www.yorica.com/

 

My Old Dutch

Several options for gluten free crêpes (see GF and vegan menu online) as there are three restaurants to choose from:

Central London – 131-132 High Holborn, Holborn  WC1V 6PS   Tel: 020 7242 5200

Chelsea – 221 Kings Road, SW3 5EJ  Tel: 020 7376 5650

Kensington – 16 Kensington Church Street, W8 4EP  Tel: 020 7937 6090

My Old Dutch Gluten_hero

Source: My Old Dutch website

All stores open 7 days from mid morning until at least 9.30pm (some stores open until 11.30pm). They also do takeaway.

www.myolddutch.com/

 

Crepe Affair

Gluten free and dairy free crepes at many locations around the UK.  For a review by Gluten Free Dining, click here.

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Source: Crepe Affair Facebook

Check their website for details of London locations in Wimbledon, Chiswick, Islington, Stratford (Westfield) or Spitalfields!

www.crepeaffaire.com

Where the Pancakes are, Southwark

There is a gluten free batter alternative (NB it contains oat milk if you are sensitive to oats) with GF marked on menu (but menu clearly states kitchen contains allergens).

Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ

wherethepancakesare.com

 

Camden crepes_optCrêpes a la carte

Gluten free buckwheat crêpes advertised.  Shop location in Camden Town and three markets around London.

112 Kentish Town Road, Camden Town NW1
Monday to Friday 11am – 9:30pm, Saturday  9:30am – 9:30pm, Sunday  9:30am – 6pm

Victoria Park Market – Every Sunday

Southbank Centre Food Market – Every Friday – Saturday – Sunday

Primrose Hill Market – Every Saturday

www.crepesalacarte.co.uk/

 

 

Planet Pankcake (previously Mini Dutch Dippers), Greenwich market 

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Not exactly a crêpe, Dutch proffetjes are more like a little pikelet, but I think they fall into the same yummy category as crêpes!

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See my blog entry on Greenwich Market here.  The stall is open Tue/Wed/Thurs/Sat.   Follow them on Twitter @planetpancakes to see where else they are – I’ve also seen them at Spitalfields market.

Greenwich – College Approach, Greenwich Market, SE10 9HZ

www.greenwichmarketlondon.com/food-and-drink/category/market-food

 

La Petite Bretagne, Hammersmith

Their website states their buckwheat crêpes are gluten free and I’ve enjoyed a savoury one for lunch when in the area.  Open 7 days until 10pm (open 8am weekdays, 1oam weekends and public holidays).  Plenty of seating and also takeaway.  It is opposite the Hammersmith & City line station of Hammersmith, just around the corner from the main Hammersmith tube station.

Hammersmith – 5-7 Beadon Road,  W6 OEA    Tel: 020 8127 5530

www.lapetitebretagne.co.uk/

 

Senzala Crêperie, Brixton

A little cafe in Brixton Village market – they do buckwheat crêpes (eat in or take away).  Open 7 days.

Brixton – 41-42 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PS

www.senzalacreperie.co.uk/

 

Le Merlin, Hackney

Le Merlin creperie, gluten free galettes

The buckwheat crêpes here are naturally gluten free, and each day only a dedicated crêpe machine is used for the galettes to avoid cross contamination.  The crêpier is from south Brittany, so you get an authentic experience at Le Merlin.

There are plenty of lovely savoury options with even the cheese and charcuteries imported from France, but if you prefer a sweet crêpe, you can also have those toppings on a galette.

Le Merlin creperie, gluten free galettes

Hackney – 78 Lower Clapton Road, Lower Clapton, Hackney, London E5 0RN
7 days until late

lemerlin.co.uk/

 

Heavenly Crêpes

A mobile crêpe stand based around north west London.  GF and vegan available.  Keep an eye out for them!

www.heavenlycrepes.co.uk/

 

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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .

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  1. cherrie says:

    A little bird whispered in my ear, you kindly gave us a recommendation on your wonderful blog. Thank you :)))) – Heavenly Crepes

  2. Alan Smith says:

    Have you tried TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS CREPERIE ? They are totally gluten free and is run by two Coeliacs. They are a mobile unit and travel the country at events and have a large regular following for 6 years now. They do sweet/savoury crepes and no bitter buckwheat in site (and also no cross contamination, they know what they are doing). Alternative lactose free milk also available on request. Also egg free dairy free Wraps. They are rated 5 STAR and are on facebook with their dry mixes for the retail market too in their facebook shop. They really are truly scrumptious!

    • The Coeliac Plate says:

      Hi Alan, someone alerted me to Truly Scumptious Creperie a couple of weeks ago, so they are on my radar, thanks! I LOVE crepes, so hope to see them in London soon….

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