My short guide to eating as a coeliac, gluten free in London this Summer.
Disclaimer: ALWAYS mention you are coeliac before ordering, never just choose the gluten free item on the menu. Chefs don’t want to make you ill, and with the knowledge of your allergy will take care and attention when preparing your food.
7 Places to Enjoy a Gluten Free Dinner in London
Are you wondering what to eat for dinner this week? Here’s one place per day for you to grab some delicious gluten free London grub.
Santa Maria Fitzrovia
Forget what you know about gluten free pizza, this bubbly and delicious treat from Santa Maria is one of the best I’ve tried in London.
The ingredients are DOP so you know they’re great. PLUS they serve a gluten free tiramisu, what more can you ask for.
They cook their pizzas on a separate tray and use separate utensils, but please always check before ordering and let them know you’re coeliac.
Maize Blaze @ Howling Hops Brewery
Unit 9A Queen's Yard, White Post Ln, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
Pub food is usually a no go, but this tank bar in Hackney Wick is the perfect place to grab some rays and delicious food from the 100% gluten free arepa stand Maize Blaze.
These are some of the most delicious arepas I’ve tried and they have a great selection of vegan and vegetarian options.
151 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6BJ
Oh hiya delicious and gluten free middle eastern food! Delamina East is probably my go to place to suggest ANYONE to go to, gluten free or not.
Gluten free options are marked clearly on the menu (it’s pretty much everything except the bread), let me know you’re coeliac and they’ll take extra care to avoid cross contamination.
I recommend getting whatever is on special and at least 2 of the lettuce cups.
Do I need to say anything to convince you that this place is the hottest place in London to get gluten free small plates? Just look at that meringue.
The ever changing menu can mostly be tweaked to be gluten free and the amazing chef understands cross contamination and coeliac. This place is a real gem and worth travelling to, if it’s on the menu the Korean Fried Chicken is an absolute winner.
Near and Far
100% gluten free is some of my favourite words to read about a place and the Elote pop up in Near & Far is no exception.
The selection of Mexican food is delicious and vast and they do a great brunch selection. The fried chicken is crunchy and delicious and there’s quesadillas! Make sure to grab a couple of cocktails because they’re ace.
Gluten free Japanese food, that’s right, you can eat Japanese food in London and it’s absolutely delcious.
Untitled marks out all all of their gluten free options on the menu and uses tamari as standard but beware of anything fried as they use a shared fryer. This shouldn’t put you off though, because who needs fried foods when they have delights like these skewers.
The cocktail selection is interesting, varied and very inventive, so don’t miss out!
London is one of my favourite cities to eat in, and this is just a small selection of the amazing delights on offer.
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