Welcome to this series of posts aiming to capture all the 100% gluten free venues in the UK. This post covers the East and West Midlands gluten free, including areas such as Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Northhamptonshire.
For London, please see the 100% Gluten Free London page and for the rest of England, please see the UK 100% Gluten Free page. Please subscribe (see box to your right), or connect via Facebook or Twitter for updates.
The criteria I used for inclusion, was that the:
- food is 100% gluten free (ie no cross contamination risk), and
- have its own outlet that you can visit, such as a shop, café or a stall at a market.
If you know of a business that fits the criteria that is not listed, please let me know via the contact page.
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Dottie’s Tea Room is run by a coeliac, so you can be sure gluten free is well understood! This understanding is also translated into other allergies, with 80% of the menu also being dairy free as well as egg free, soy free and lower sugar available.
Come for breakfast (cooked breakfast, toast, crumpets) or for lunch or snack (eg a variety of cake, tea cakes).
Afternoon tea is £8 per person available by pre-booking on 0115 9524738.
You can also stock up on products from the well respected online glutenfree bakery Wheat Free Direct and as an Australian, I’m pleased to see that the Sanitarium gluten free Weet-bix are also stocked!
Cakes are made by the sister business, Bakes Just 4 U.
6 Beechwood Road, Killisick, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8BA Tel: 0115 952 4738
Hours do vary seasonally, but generally open Tues – Fri 10am-3pm (4pm during school holidays) & Sat 9.30 – 4pm.
Liberty Kitchen – Nottingham
Samantha set up her own business in Summer 2012 after being diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. Everything is gluten free, but Samantha can also cater for wheat free, milk free, egg free and soya free. Or maybe you can’t eat citrus, cocoa or maize, or would like sugar free – whatever your requirements, there’s always a way!
Sam provides event catering and also runs cooking classes. Keep an eye on the Facebook page and Twitter @aLibertyKitchen for upcoming events, particularly over the Christmas period.
Newark Artisan Gluten Free Bakery & Cafe – Newark (Nottinghamshire)
This bakery and cafe is a small independent food outlet supplying freshly baked goods to the local gluten and dairy free consumers. Egg free and soya free options also offered, along with milk alternatives for hot drinks.
Choose from sandwiches, panini or pizza for lunch or a wide variety of cakes for coffee and cake.
The range of products varies from day to day so if you are craving a particular favourite, just drop them a line to pre order and they will do their best to accommodate!
A wide selection of freshly baked breads and rolls are also available.
Tues-Sat 10am-4pm. Eat in or takeaway.
Ladybird Foods – Brigg, Grimsby, Louth (Lincolnshire)
Home cooked pies, quiche and cakes (some products also dairy free and suitable for diabetics).
Brigg Farmers’ Market, 4th Saturday of the month, Brigg Market Place (pedestrianised area), Brigg, Lincolnshire DN20 8LH
Grimsby Farmers’ Market, 3rd Friday of the month, Victoria Street, Grimsby, Lincolnshire DN31
Louth Farmers’ Market, 4th Wednesday of the month, Cornmarket, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 9PD
Check Twitter @ladybirdFoods and Facebook @ladybirdfoodsfreefrom for up to date information on events they will be attending. Also attends Coeliac UK support group fairs (eg Bath), check details on: www.coeliac.org.uk/get-involved/events/ (search under Food Fair or the location you are interested in)
Incredible Bakery Company – Warkton (Northamptonshire)
Husband and wife team James and Valeria started the bakery after they discovered their young son had multiple allergies. The bakery has been winning local awards and is a finalist in the 2015 Baking Industry Awards in the Free-from Bakery Product of the Year category.
The current range of products includes the Incredible Golden Linseed Loaf, Incredible Gluten Free Oat Loaf, Incredible Onion and Seeds Loaf and the Incredible Red Quinoa Loaf and various other burger rolls, tea loaves, paninis, muffins, brownies, mince pies and sweet buns.
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The products can be collected from the bakery, delivered or purchased at events they attend. You will also find products in a wide variety of local shops and delis which can be found on the website.
Unit 11, Moorfield Farm, Warkton, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9XJ Tel: 01536 601 600
Various local events, check Facebook @ IncredibleBakeryCompany or Twitter @incrediblebaker
Yippee Gluten Free – Herefordshire & Worcestershire
September Hereford Coeliac Food Fair, Hereford Leisure Centre and Birmingham Coeliac Food Fair*.
November Coughton Court Winter Festival, Worcestershire and Birmingham Cake International show.
Check Twitter @yipeeglutenfree and Facebook @yippeeglutenfree for up to date information on events they will be attending.
*For Coeliac UK support group fairs, check details on: www.coeliac.org.uk/get-involved/events/ (search under Food Fair or the location you are interested in)
Yippee Gluten Free – Birmingham
See entry above.
This family run gluten free bakery creates celebration cakes for all occasions. They have worked hard to ensure their cakes taste just like gluten containing cake so everyone at the party can enjoy the gluten free cake together and not even know it is gluten free! (Taste testing is done by both the coeliac and non-coeliac children to ensure all products pass with flying colours!)
The bakery is a 100% gluten free commercial unit and aims to provide great tasting options at reasonable prices.
You can attend the bakery to pick up orders and every Friday and Saturday you can buy freshly baked cupcakes in a huge variety of flavours alongside chocolate caramel brownies, cookies, traybakes, viennese whirls and death by chocolate bites. Fridays are also the day to purchase a variety of fresh bread and rolls from online bakery Wheat Free Direct*. (*Please order by 2pm Tuesday if there is something in particular you need.)
244 Tamworth Road, Amington, Tamworth, Staffs, B78 3JE Tel: 01827 767 171, mobile 07788725251
Tues 10am-4pm, Wed 9.30am-6pm, Thurs-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9.30am-12.30pm (Sat by appointment only)
Twice as Nice bakery – Newcastle-under-Lyme (Staffordshire)
Award winning artisan bakery specialising in Gluten free, Wheat free, Dairy free, Egg free, Vegan treats.
Our bread is free from all 14 allergens. We bake bread (loaves, baguettes, focaccia), pizzettes, biscuits, cakes and brownies fresh on site daily. We also sell the best free-from products from other suppliers, for example, pies, oatcakes and pizza bases. All of our products are gluten and wheat free, the majority are also dairy free and some are vegan.
Photo credits: Claudia Alice
One of our biscuits was Highly Commended in the Free From Food Awards, and we received a Silver and Bronze award at the World Bread Awards in 2015.
For a review by Coeliac Sanctuary, click here.
3 Fogg Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2RE Tel: 0782 730 2443
Mon*-Sat 9am-4pm (*Closed Mondays Jul-Aug)
A small, independent and local baking business baking cupcakes (including giant ones) in a 100% gluten free home based kitchen (coeliac owner). All cakes are vegetarian and free range eggs are used.
At Halesowen Street Market (check Facebook @glutenfreecakequeen for attendance) and online ordering also available.
Halesowen Street Market, High Street (pedestrianised area), Halesowen, West Midlands B63 3AD
At market every 2nd, 4th & 5th Saturday of the month 9am-5pm (check Facebook).
Photo credits: All photos have been provided by the businesses and they retain the ownership rights to these.
For other regions of the UK, please see the UK 100% Gluten Free page.
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