Ever since I found the amazing gluten free cupcakes on offer at Sprinkles in New York, I have been searching London for a British equivalent and I think I have found them at Crumbs and Doilies in Soho! This cute little bakery has been open for around a year but I have only just discovered it. My friend sent me an article about the bakery owner and I loved reading the background story about how she Continue reading
Sunday’s Baked Eggs and Gluten Free Toast
Sunday’s brunches are without doubt up there with the best brunches in London, in fact I have yet to find one that beats it! Not only are they incredible (just look at that photo!) but they can cater very well for gluten free customers.
It’s one of London’s top hidden gems on a quiet residential street in Islington, if it wasn’t for the queues of excited brunchers that visit every weekend you probably wouldn’t know it was there. Make sure you arrive early or not too hungry as there is always a wait, but its Continue reading
My first few weeks in New York have been amazing but a total whirlwind and I hoped I could blog more often to share all the great gluten free finds I have made. You can keep up to date on my daily food diary via twitter though just follow me on @glutenfree4tea . The first thing that’s great about eating out gluten free in New York is the amount of places that offer it, I have found or stumbled across so many restaurants, cafés and shops all over the city that offer gluten free menus or gluten free dishes. It’s also so convenient here, I ended up getting alot dinners to takeaway which is perfect if you are working in the city or need something quick for lunch or dinner. Here are my list of finds so far;
Murray Hill and Upper East Side
Il start with one of the best, a 100% gluten free bakery! I was very lucky that one of their cafés is right by where I am currently staying so I have already been a few times. They have the most delicious fresh baked cakes, cookies, brownies and cupcakes. Plus they do a special grilled cheese sandwich on their home baked bread. Definitely Continue reading
The Gilbert Scott is the stunning restaurant inside of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and I recently got taken here for lunch by my very kind relatives who were visiting London.I can see why they chose here, its beautiful inside the hotel and being led to the restaurant felt abit like walking through Hogwarts, the dining area is equally as grand.
The meal started off well, after explaining about my gluten allergy they promptly brought me my own portion of gluten free bread and butter, which I always think is a nice touch so you don’t feel left out when the rest of the table can dig into Continue reading
I got sent some lovely samples recently from Delicious Alchemy. It was something abit different: brown bread and cookie bake at home mixes and some breakfast porridge oats. They are all gluten and dairy free too 🙂 I have only tried gluten free packet mixes a couple of times and none of them have turned out that well so I was looking forward to another attempt. The bread mix was really simple to make and I only needed water and oil to add with the bag of dry ingredients. The only thing I didn’t have was a bread mixer or food processor to mix it with but I managed to Continue reading
2 Oxford Place has recently opened its doors in Leeds and is the city’s first 100% gluten free restaurant. In fact I’m sure its one of only a handful in the country that can make this claim, even in London I only know of a couple. I was already planning a visit back home to Leeds this weekend and heard that 2 Oxford Place had just opened so I had to Continue reading
Thank you very much to all my twitter followers who helped me find somewhere to eat lunch in Southampton a couple of weeks ago. We were visiting a friend down there but as he was new to the area too, none of us had any idea of gluten free places to go. Thank you in particular though to Emma ( @emma_jayne86 ) who suggested about 10 different places to try but most recommended La Baronia, a Mexican just outside the city centre. If you are ever around Southampton and want the best gluten free Mexican food, go here! It is amazing and basically the whole menu is gluten free ( see all the GF symbols below) and the food is superb. All the tacos and tortillas are made from corn and I felt safe that the kitchen had good GF knowledge so there would be no cross contamination.
I have been travelling back home to Leeds from London regularly for the past 3 years I have lived in London so I am a regular passenger on the East Coast train service from Kings Cross. I usually travel in standard class, which is more than fine for my 2.5 hour trip back up north, but on recommendations from my friends I have started to convert to first class and haven’t been disappointed! If you book far enough in advance (which I always do) it’s not actually that much more than standard class and with the east coast points reward scheme sometimes I even get a free ticket, which is nice.
During week nights East Coast offer a free meal with a first class ticket which includes complimentary soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, a hot main course and a dessert. They are very good with gluten allergies, they did actually used to have a dedicated gluten free main course option marked on the menu but before my trip I checked and this wasn’t the case anymore. Here is the menu Continue reading
I am always very excited to hear about new gluten free products especially those that are designed to make life easier for living gluten free. My friend Justine at Flux Fluid Motion UK recently put me in touch with Saviour Snacks as she loved their inventive product. As a fitness guru, Justine is always on the look out for healthy and nutritional foods that work together with an active lifestyle so I knew she was onto a good thing. They make healthy and balanced snack boxes that are tailored to your dietary or lifestyle needs and then they deliver them to your door in the post. People have probably heard of Graze boxes, well I was always very jealous of colleagues who munched away at these in the office and I hadn’t seen any like Saviour that offer an allergy free version.
I was excited when my box arrived in the post a few days later and loved the packaging it came in. They identify each type of box with a sticker on the side so mine was clearly gluten free only. Each box comes Continue reading
London loves a concept restaurant and loads have popped up recently serving just one item such as burgers, steak or hotdogs and they all stick to the theme and offer minimal variations on their menu. This can sometimes be a total no go for a gluten free diet. So when I heard that my friend’s birthday meal would be at a new ‘chicken and beer’ concept restaurant I feared I wouldn’t have much to choose from. How wrong I was!
Last weekend my friend had booked a table at Whyte and Brown. It’s a new restaurant in Soho just off Carnaby Street in the beautiful Kingly Court (pictured above). Their website says that Whyte & Brown “focus on just a few hero ingredients – chicken, eggs and craft beer. It’s a Continue reading