London has got to be one of the best cities for eating gluten free and over the years I have built up a collection of some of my favourite gluten free options. Here is my top level list of BEST OF and MUST VISIT places.
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.
I’ve written about Apollo time and time again because honestly it’s the best gluten free pizza I have EVER eaten.
The ingredients are top notch, the flavours are interesting and the specials are always mind blowingly good. Make sure to call ahead and ask for GF pizza as they cook everything separately so good to have a heads up.
HUGE selection of gluten free brunch and one of the founders is coeliac, so they understand allergies and cook the bread separately - which is not usually the case.
The coffee, atmosphere and service is great and the sheer amount of choice will keep you coming back again and again.
Ozone Coffee Roasters
The pancake is the only gluten free item on the menu BUT it is incredible, and it's my favourite place in London to get brunch and coffee.
One not to miss if you're visiting town and you want to try somewhere where not every Tom, Dick and Jerry has eaten.
Need I say anything more about Honest Burgers? Great coeliac service, amazing burgers and organic/free range meat, perfect! I prefer the Dalston branch as the service is great plus you can ALWAYS get a seat. Make sure to try the specials!
It’s hard to find genuinely good Mexican food in London, most of the choice is soggy burritos (which aren’t gluten free) and flavourless bowls.
Head to Tacqueria for something truly different, genuinely good tacos, all of which are corn, staff which are knowledgeable about gluten free PLUS the best carnitas you will find in London.
There is nothing I love more than paneer tikka and black lentil dhal from Dishoom. They stick a little allergy stick in your dishes which is a great way to calm nerves about eating out.
Prepare to wait if you are coming here on a weekend evening, but the cocktails you can get at the bar will help pass the time quickly.
Perfect setting down by the canal for a Spring/Summer afternoon and a great little selection of freshly made vegan/gf curries which always taste amazing.
Beware of the smoothies as they use Oatily but if you mention your allergy they will make a substitution and wash everything before prepping.
Temple Of Seitan
Who’d had thought that a place named after a wheat based product would do GF so well?
GF soy nugget wraps prepped in a separate area with separately fried chips is a dream come true.
Randy's Wing Bar
Mention your allergy for a full allergy book breakdown and attentive GF service.
All the wings are free range and they all taste DELICIOUS. The margaritas are next level too.
Best Italian Food
Can you get better GF service than a 100% gluten free Italian restaurant? Probably not..
Try the fresh pasta and the arancini ball for a real treat when you’re in soho.
Best Street Food
Best Middle Eastern Food
Strut & Cluck
Nice selection of GF and vegetarian offerings in this middle eastern dream just off Shoreditch High Street.
Make sure to try the lettuce wraps as the pomegranate molasses is top notch.
There is a very wide selection of vegan food as well as veggie, all of which is fantastic. Servers acknowledge that it isn’t a completely GF kitchen but I eat here ALL the time and have never had a problem.
The Sri Lankan sweet potato curry is a must try.
This is a live document that I will update as and when I visit new places. Please do send me your suggestions too! I love trying new places.
Thanks for reading x