Gluten Free Goodness!
I was lucky enough to coincide my visit with the Free From Allergy Show in London. For the whole day, my friends and I were able to sample beers, ciders, breads, cookies, crackers, crisps, pizzas and cakes – without being glutened! HEAVEN!
In Camden, my cousin and I found this great bakery – Cookies & Scream.
My first trip to Tesco was pretty amazing as well – the picture does not adequately portray my excitement!
Before going to the theatre, friends and I went to Wahaca and had a great gluten free meal. They’re used to dealing with gf people and have a special menu for us 🙂
While in London I stocked up on gluten free bagels, pita breads, smoked salmon, cream cheese, millionaire’s bars and a tasty gluten free carrot cake. It was all amazing! Here are a couple of my breakfasts:
Even walking around the Lake District, I found gluten free sandwiches, cakes AND fish & chips!
I was pretty impressed with the quality of food available in the restaurants and at the B&B’s. In the last couple years, the UK has passed a law that requires restaurants to be aware of their allergen ingredients and to offer something for everyone. Some places I stayed:
The Wellington – London Waterloo – Great location and breakfast for touring around London.
The Woolpack Inn – Eskdale, Lake District – A bit remote, but these guys had some great gf food including homemade pizza!
Wordsworth’s Guest House – Ambleside, Lake District – Awesome location to visit the countryside and the hostess was lovely!
The Cables – Matlock Bath, Peak District – Nice spot to do some walking in Derbyshire.
I flew from Bangkok to London on British Airways and their gluten free food was ok. Unfortunately, they did not allow me the option to select gluten free AND vegetarian so I did get served chicken and bacon. Luckily though, I’d packed some gluten free muffins and other snacks for both flights. Eva Airways also offers gluten free choices.
If you’re planning a trip to the UK you don’t necessarily have to plan out every restaurant you go to. But if you’re worried, here’s a couple sites that helped me out!
UK in general:
Peak District Dining: