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Tullamarine Melbourne airport gluten free

Airports are traditionally a difficult place for coeliacs to eat, but there are some good options at Melbourne airport, particularly now Hudsons Coffee are offering gluten free sandwiches.

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Melbourne airport has 4 terminals which are all joined together, so you can walk through to different terminals (domestic and international) before you go through security.  This list is a guide to the stores that are available in each terminal and what might be available gluten free.  Please make your own enquiries for allergens and preparation (cross contamination).

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Terminal 1 (Domestic) Qantas Departures – after security

Villa & Hut Kafe – may have prepacked gluten free sandwiches (near gate 2 and 21).  Have seen GF muffin, but high risk of cross contamination.

Level 1 Food court:

Healthy Habits – fruit salad or fruit, may be other suitable salads

Hungry Jacks (aka Burger King if you are from overseas) – check with store regarding separate fryers/cooking methods, but possible options are 100% beef/chicken burgers (no bun), chips, hash browns, sundaes.    You can check their allergen guide online.

Terminal 1 (Domestic) Qantas Arrivals

Gloria Jeans Coffees – allergen info for drinks on website.  May have some GF snacks.

 

Terminal 2 (International) Departures – before security

Hudsons Coffee – prepacked gluten free sandwiches (see Terminal 3 for photos), or here for a blog post on Hudsons Coffee.

Muffin Break  – stores always have 2 gluten free muffin options (see photo under T3)

Healthy Habits – fruit salad or fruit, may be other suitable salads

Nando’s – ask staff, but several GF options (chicken, chips, salad) (G on menu = contains gluten)

Cafe Vue Express – “Our signature Café Vue Airline boxes (for breakfast, lunch and dinner) are designed to be taken on board your flight.”  No gluten free is obvious walking past (last check May 2016), but see International Cafe Vue below and you may be able to order a box to collect from the express cafe and take to another terminal.   7 days a week 6.00am-1.00am.

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Source: Cafe Vue website Jun 2015

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Cafe Vue – “Our signature Café Vue Airline boxes (for breakfast, lunch and dinner) are designed to be taken on board your flight.”  Chat with staff showed knowledge of GF options, with salads & GF bread available (see menu & disclaimer on website).  Below is the GF banana bread that helped provide sustenance on a trip to London!
7 days a week 6.00am-1.00am.

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Hudsons Coffee – prepacked gluten free sandwiches (see Terminal 3 for photos), or here for a blog post on Hudsons Coffee.

Terminal 2 (International) Arrivals

Villa & Hut Kafe – may have prepacked gluten free sandwiches (24 hr opening)

 

Terminal 3 (Domestic) Virgin Departures – before security

Hudsons Coffee (seating available) – prepacked gluten free sandwiches and may have sausage rolls.  Toaster bags available to safely toast. Sweet treats available, but check re cross contamination (not wrapped). Click here for a blog post on Hudsons Coffee.

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McDonalds  (seating available) – similar to Hungry Jacks, above

Sushi Sushi (no seating) – several GF sushi rolls, and all soy sauce GF (purple lid)

Newsagent (downstairs) – potato chips/crisps, chocolate, nuts

High Tide – have seen GF friand, but uncovered in case with all the other cakes

Terminal 3 (Domestic)  Departures – after security – Virgin gates 1-10

Boost Juice – allergen information available for juices and smoothies

Hudsons Coffee (seating available) – prepacked gluten free sandwiches (see above for photos), or here for a blog post on Hudsons Coffee.

Vending machines at several gates – Kettle and Smiths crisps, bag of Minties

Terminal 3 (Domestic)  Departures – after security – Virgin gates 11+

This new terminal has a nice feel and some good shops to browse in, but there is no comfy seating!

Boost Juice – allergen information available for juices and smoothies

Sushi Sushi (no seating) – several GF sushi rolls, and all soy sauce GF (purple lid)

McDonalds  (seating available) – similar to Hungry Jacks, above

Muffin Break  – stores always have 2 gluten free muffin options

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Ali baba – usually have GF wraps available (check staff re GF options)

Haigh’s Chocolate concession in Icons

Salsa’s and Oporto might have some GF options

Chop Salads – some look as though some might be GF, but probably CC risk

 

Terminal 3 (Domestic) Virgin Arrivals

Hudsons Coffee – prepacked gluten free sandwiches, sausage rolls available on request.  Mini bars near checkout.  Click here for a blog post on Hudsons Coffee.

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Terminal 4 (Domestic)  (Jetstar & Tiger airways)

Villa & Hut Kafe – should have prepacked gluten free sandwiches (24 hr opening)

Ali baba – usually have GF wraps available (check staff re GF options)

 

If you have any other suggestions or experiences at the airport, please comment in the box below.  If you are flying to Sydney, please see the Sydney Airport post.

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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. Cherie says:

    I’ve travelled through Melbourne Airport a few times, and found that the Bar Pulpo, after security international terminal, has amazing Jaffles (toasted sandwich). Just ask for gluten free, most of whats in their cabinet can be made gluten free. Can dine onsite, or if you’re like me ‘always running to the gate’ then the takeaway option is quite useful.

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