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UK 100% gluten free – Northern England

Northern England 100% gluten free

Welcome to this series of posts aiming to capture all the 100% gluten free venues in the UK.  This listing covers all of Yorkshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, County Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland and Isle of Man, but at this stage Yorkshire & County Durham are dominating the scene.

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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 Facebook or Twitter for updates.

The criteria I used for inclusion, was that the business has to be:

  • 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.


Use the headings below to jump to your preferred area, or if you would prefer a printable list, please see the restaurant lists page.





You can also zoom out & drag the mouse on the map to see if there is anything in your area.

West Yorkshire

The Oxford Place (Leeds)

Cafe by day, restaurant by night, you can find all the treats you miss at 2 Oxford Place, in the centre of Leeds.  As of 2017, they are now Coeliac UK accredited.

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The menu changes seasonally, but you will find the elusive fish and chips, fish pie, pancakes for breakfast, a lovely range of desserts and special afternoon teas.

2 Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX   T: 0113 234 1294
Tues-Sat 11.30am–9.30pm, Sun 10am-6pm


Wildcraft Bakery (Leeds)

At Wildcraft Bakery we refuse to be denied our guilty pleasures by our digestive systems! You will find bread in many forms, including baguettes and bagels as well as sweet treats. Not only gluten free, but also allergen conscious with savoury options that are vegetarian, vegan and sugar free.

You can stop for a cup of coffee or soup too!

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Unit 13, Penraevon Street, Penraevon Industrial Estate, Leeds LS7 2AW.  T: 07957 227694
Tues-Thurs 10am – 5.30pm; Fri-Sat 10am – 2pm

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North Yorkshire

El Piano (York)

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A vegan and 100% gluten free restaurant who will cater for all dietary requirements.  No nuts or palm oil is used and dishes containing soy, sesame, coconut and mustard are shown on the menu.

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You can build your own plate, for example choose a hot dish like dahl or thai aubergines and add a fritter and salad.  There are also several desserts – missing sticky toffee pudding or tiramisu??  There are also smaller servings for kids.

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El Piano regularly wins or is finalist in York café of the year.  They have a list of recommended B&B’s for York on their website and also have restaurants in Malaga & Granada.

15-17 Grape Lane, York   T: 01904 610 676
Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun noon-9pm


2 Oxford Place (York)

Previously at 2 Oxford Place in Leeds (where The Oxford Place now is), this cafe has reopened in York for brunch, lunch, coffee, cake & wine!

There is a good choice of traditional breakfast items and lunch options include fish and chip, pies, ploughman’s and sandwiches.  You can see more options on their menu online.

You also of course can just have coffee and cake!

14 Gillygate, YO31 7EQ
Tues-Sun 10am-4pm

Click here for more information on eating gluten free in York.


The Walrus and the Carpenter (Whitby)

Family run 100% gluten free café, with a warm, friendly atmosphere and a locally sourced seasonal menu that is also dog friendly!   Free wifi.  Eat in or take away.

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147 Church Street, Whitby, Redcar And Cleveland   Phone: 01947 605963
Hours are seasonal, so best to check Facebook if making a special trip!

Facebook: thewalrusandthecarpenterwhitby

The Gluten Free Kitchen (Leyburn)

A dedicated bakery producing gluten, wheat and dairy free cakes, puddings, savouries and bread.

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Above is the chicken & bacon pie and the apple crumble served with some ice cream.

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Find the full range at Cambells of Leyburn, but see website for other stockists.

Order online or find them at a local Food Fair they are attending – see Facebook for more information.


Elizabeth’s Kitchen (Stokesley/Hambleton/Middlesbrough/Stockton-on-Tees)

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An entirely gluten free (coeliac friendly) bakery and catering business, catering for any occasion no matter how large or small.

All our products are made with locally sourced ingredients, no unnecessary added sugars or salts, no preservatives and nothing processed.

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Business unit is open once a month to the public selling breads, pies, pasties, choux buns, gateaux, sausage rolls etc.   Also regularly at farmers markets – see entries below and high level link to many of the markets here:

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Unit 18, Terry Dicken Industrial Estate, Station Road, Stokesley TS9 7AE
(check Facebook for once a month opening)

Stokesley Farmers’ Market, 1st Saturday of the month, 8.30am-2.30pm (weather dependent), The Market Place, Stokesley, Hambleton TS9

Stewart Park Farmers’ Market, 4th Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm, The Grove (Next to Bolckow Visitor’s Centre), Marton, Middlesbrough TS7 8AR

Wynyard Hall Park Farmers’ Market, 3rd Sunday of the month (Apr-Oct), 9.30am-3.30pm, Wynyard Hall walled garden, Billingham, Tees Valley TS22 5NF

Also see entry in County Durham.

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East Riding of Yorkshire

An entry is expected soon for East Riding of Yorkshire at Market Weighton market.


County Durham

Labyrinth Holistic Cafe (Stockton on Tees)

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Labyrinth FFEOA 15 Cafe winner RGB 72dpi_optA not for profit café catering for more than just gluten free – lactose free, vegan and vegetarian options and other special diets will be accommodated – just ask!  Cooked breakfast, porridge, pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, lasagne, chilli.

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The Town House, 2 Skinner Street, Stockton on Tees  TS18 1DY   Phone: 01642 97377

Mon-Fri 9am-4.30ish pm, Sat 9am-4.30ish pm  (Brunch 10am-3.30pm and Lunch noon-3.30pm)

K&N’s Gluten Free Kitchen (Darlington)

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A dedicated gluten and wheat free bakery producing cakes, puddings and savouries, with some products also dairy free.  All products are tested and are below the 20ppm guidelines.   This is a family run business run by a coeliac with a milk intolerant daughter.

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Items can be can be ordered for delivery or bought in person from Darlington Market.  They also attend some Coeliac Group meetings and Food Fairs (eg York Food Fair, Leeds Food Fair, Lincoln Food Fair). Check website under Events for more details.

Darlington Open Market, every Monday 9am-5pm (weather permitting), High row, Darlington, County Durham DL3 7QQ


Elizabeth’s Kitchen (Northallerton, Darlington)

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Northallerton Farmers’ market, 4th Wednesday of the month, 8.30am-2.30pm (weather dependent), High Street (near Marks & Spencer), Northallerton, Darlington, County Durham DL7 8PQ

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Gibside National Trust Farmers’ Market, 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 10am-4pm with Free entry. Rowlands Gill, Gateshead NE16 6BG (just 8 miles from Newcastle City Centre)


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The Gluten Free Pie Co (Northwich/Cheadle/Wilmslow)

Producing a range of freshly baked savoury pies that are free from all artificial additives, preservative, flavourings and all the fillings are made using only the finest local ingredients.

Order online or see attendance at markets.

Northwich Artisan Market, 2nd Saturday every month, 10am-4pm, Witton St, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 5AE

Macclesfield Treacle Market, Last Sunday every month (except December which is the Sunday before Christmas) Marketplace & Chestergate, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK11 1EA

Wilmslow Artisan Market, 3rd Saturday every month, 10am-4pm, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1PB

Also see Manchester entry.



There are currently no entries for Cumbria.

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Greater Manchester

The Gluten Free Pie Co (Manchester)

See details above in Cheshire.

Urmston Artisan Market, 1st Saturday every month (Mar-Dec) 10am – 4pm, Railway Rd, Urmston, Manchester M41 0XL

Icky Sticky Cake Co. (Bolton/Manchester)

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Local family business that loves everything about baking. Their specialities are flavoursome gluten free friands as well as bespoke celebration cakes (pre-order), all made in a dedicated gluten free kitchen.   They also produce a wide range of individual cakes based upon traditional classic desserts, using the finest and where possible, locally sourced ingredients.

Heaton Fold Artisan Market, 3rd Sunday of the month, 10am-4pm (Mar-Nov, check for Christmas market dates), Heaton Fold Garden Centre, Overdale Drive, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 5BU

Levenshulme Market, 4th Saturday of the month, 10am-4pm, (Mar-Nov, 3rd Sat in Dec), Train station car park, Stockport Road, Manchester M19



There are currently no entries for Lancashire.  The Ginger Baker in Preston has unfortunately closed the cafe mid May 2016.


No Gluten Baker (Liverpool)

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Producing a wide range of gluten free sweet and savoury goods with a good selection of dairy free options.  Full size cakes, such as Victoria cream sponge, lemon drizzle cake, sticky toffee and bakewell, as well as single portion items such as scones, cupcakes and caramel shortbread.


Savoury goods include a wide range of pies (including vegetarian options), quiche, garlic bread and focaccia.

All products are formally tested for no detectable gluten and wheat.

Lark Lane Farmers’ Market, 4th Saturday of the month, 8.30am-12.30pm, 1 Lark Lane, Liverpool L17 8UP

Also check Facebook for attendance at other events, such as Southport Farmers’ Market and Wirral Coeliac Food Fair.  Products can also be purchased at Helen’s Gluten Free Kitchen, Toulmin Block, Bury Market BL9 0BD on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and at local cafes.


JAM Restaurant & Cocktail Bar (Liverpool)

JAM no longer has a formal entry in this list as normal bread is also available.

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 Isle of Man

Wholesome Baker Woman (Previously The Busy Gluten Free Kitchen)

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Satisfy your nostalgic longing for that fresh-from-the-oven smell and taste only a traditional bakery can offer, but GLUTEN FREE!

The Busy Gluten Free Kitchen offers:

  • A delicious range of artisan bread and bread rolls, freshly hand crafted on site with an unbelievably good taste and texture and no additives.
  • Mouth-watering savoury bites for every mood including pizza slices, garlic bread and more.
  • Temptingly luscious sweet treats for those indulgent moments.
  • No nasty gums used to replace the gluten.

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The cakes are all grain, dairy*, egg, soy, yeast and refined sugar free (*no margarine is used to replace dairy).

Just wholesome gluten free food! Relax and enjoy!

31 Parliament Street, Ramsey, Isle of Man, IM8 1AT
Open Saturdays, 11am-5pm

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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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