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.
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.
Cafe by day, restaurant by night, you can find all the treats you miss at 2 Oxford Place, in the centre of Leeds. As well as being 100% gluten free, they also have menus for dairy free, FODMAP friendly and vegetarian/vegan.
Daytime menu: ranges brunch options to sandwiches, salads, fish & chips. Dinner menu: seasonal, but options such as breaded brie, pie, curry, fish or steak, fish & chips and pasta. GF beer available.
Snacks: plenty of cakes available and afternoon tea is available with reservation.
2 Oxford Place, Leeds, LS1 3AX T: 0113 234 1294
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!
Unit 13, Penraevon Street, Penraevon Industrial Estate, Leeds LS7 2AW. T: 07957 227694
Tues-Thurs 10am – 5.30pm; Fri-Sat 10am – 2pm
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.
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.
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
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.
147 Church Street, Whitby, Redcar And Cleveland Phone: 01947 605963
Hours are seasonal, so best to check Facebook if making a special trip!
The Gluten Free Kitchen (Leyburn)
A dedicated bakery producing gluten, wheat and dairy free cakes, puddings, savouries and bread.
Above is the chicken & bacon pie and the apple crumble served with some ice cream.
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.
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.
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:
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.
We are a dedicated purpose built gluten free bakery and we operate what we call a BROWN Policy – this means that all the cereals which make those with coeliac disease and the gluten intolerant ill – namely Barley, Rye, Oats and Wheat– NEVER EVER enter our premises in any way shape or form. You can order online for delivery or collection at the bakery, or buy products at local markets (details below).
The popular “Mandy’s Gluten Free” range includes 13 different savoury pies including steak & kidney pies and cheese and onion pies, we also bake scones, quiches and seasonal products such as gluten free mince pies. Many of our products are also dairy free.
All the products we produce in the “Mandy’s Gluten Free” range are sealed before they leave the bakery area to eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. Our product range is supplied to you frozen by mail order to maximise shelf life.
Correspondence: 4A Laurel Way, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NF
Saltburn Farmers’ Market, 2nd Saturday of the month Mar – Dec (excluding Aug), 9am-2pm, Milton St, Saltburn-by-the-Sea TS12 1DG (in the square near the station)
Stokesley Farmers’ Market, 1st Saturday of the month 8.30am-2.30pm (weather dependent), The Market Place, Stokesley, Hambleton TS9
Stewart Park Farmers’ Market, last Sunday of the month, 9am-2pm, Paved area near Bolckow Visitors’ Centre, Stewart Park, Middlesbrough TS7 8AG
Also see entry in Northumberland & Country Durham.
An entry is expected soon for East Riding of Yorkshire at Market Weighton market.
A 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.
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)
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.
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
See product details under North Yorkshire.
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
Dedicated GF bakery producing ‘Mandy’s Gluten free products’, run by a coeliac. Pies, quiches, scones & puddings. Many items dairy free also. Online and at farmers markets. See North Yorkshire for main entry, as well as Northumberland below.
Our product range is supplied to you frozen by mail order to maximise shelf life. You can pick up online orders only at the bakery.
Barnard Castle Market, Teesdale, 1st Saturday of the month, 9.30am-3pm, Barnard Castle, Teesdale
(Market usually on the cobbles but may move into a hall in wet weather.)
Correspondence & online order pickup: 4A Laurel Way, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NF
Also see Northumberland and North Yorkshire
Dedicated GF bakery producing ‘Mandy’s Gluten free products’, run by a coeliac. Pies, quiches, scones & puddings. Many items dairy free also. Online and at farmers markets. See North Yorkshire for main entry.
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)
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.
Urmston Artisan Market, 1st Saturday every month (Mar-Dec) 10am – 4pm, Railway Rd, Urmston, Manchester M41 0XL
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.
JAM Restaurant & Cocktail Bar (Liverpool)
A modern eatery and cocktail bar that fuses casual dining and gourmet classics served in contemporary surroundings. 100% gluten free with plenty of vegan options with a menu that changes seasonally. (NB: you won’t find mention of gluten free on the website as they have found it deters regular customers!)
Open daily serving:
- Afternoon Tea
Click here for a review.
NB Mar 2017 Currently investigating reports on social media that normal bread is provided unless GF requested, so please double check on ordering.
7-11 Sir Thomas Street, Liverpool, L1 6BW Tel: 0151 306 2567
(Next to the Metquarter)
Mon-Wed 11am -, Thurs 11am – 10pm, Fri 9am – 10pm, Sat 9am – 11pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
No Gluten Baker (Liverpool)
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.
Isle of Man
Wholesome Baker Woman (Previously The Busy Gluten Free Kitchen)
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.
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
Photo credits: All photos have been provided by the businesses and they retain the ownership rights to these.
For more ideas on eating out gluten free in London and the UK, please check the following links:
- 100% Gluten Free UK page (including London)
- Visiting the UK
- Summary of chains offering gluten free options
- London restaurant reviews
- all UK restaurant reviews
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