Gluten & dairy free eating in London

London is one of my favourite places to go to find gluten and dairy free food options. There are so many places that cater for people with allergies and dietary needs and I love trying out all of the amazing options dotted around the city. I have been on various trips to London recently and have sussed out all of the best gluten and dairy free food spots to share with you guys. From breakfast, lunch and dinner to lots of yummy sweet treats, you won’t go hungry in London! Here are some of the places I have been loving.

Beyond Bread

Beyond Bread is an entirely gluten free bakery based in 3 locations around London; Charlotte place, Islington and Selfridges Food Hall. They specialise in gluten free pastries, cakes, bread and plenty of brunch options, with lots of dairy free choices too! My favourite is the vegan falafel and roasted vegetable panini, the blueberry muffin and the delicious full English breakfast!

Located.. 1. 2 Charlotte Place, London, W1T 1SB. 2. 267 Upper Street, London, N1 2UQ. 3. Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB

Niche 

Niche is an entirely gluten free restaurant located near to Angel tube station in Islington. Their speciality is the gluten free fried chicken, but they also have plenty of other options which will suit everyone, with very clear labelling on what is also dairy free and vegan. I went for the baked salmon with lentil and dill sauce and the banoffee cheesecake.

Located.. 197-199 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4 TJ

Leggero 

Continuing the theme of entirely gluten free restaurants, Leggero is another one of my top choices in London. Located in Soho, Leggero offers plenty of delicious gluten free Italian dishes, with most of them also being dairy free too! Whilst there, we tried lots of the amazing dishes including the homemade focaccia with vegetables and vegan cheese and a potato and beetroot timbale stuffed with mushrooms and vegan cheese to start. For mains we had homemade sorghum tagliatelle with a Bolognese sauce and duck breast served with red berries. For dessert we had an almond and orange cake served with dairy free cream and it was delicious.

Located.. 64 Old Compton Street, W1D4UQ, London

Yorica 

Yorica is an entirely gluten free, dairy free, vegan friendly and nut free dessert shop which specialises in ice cream, crepes, waffles, shakes and fro-yo! With the most delicious tasting ice cream that you wouldn’t believe is vegan, Yorica is a MUST if you are in the area.

Located.. 130 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZN

Flat Iron Steak 

I was recommended Flat Iron Steak by fellow Instagram friends and was very impressed! Flat Iron Steak can be found in various locations around London including Soho, Covent Garden and Shoreditch and is exactly as it says on the tin, a steak restaurant. The staff were very knowledgable of allergens and I thoroughly enjoyed my steak, chips and salad.

Located.. 1. 17 Beak St, Soho, W1F 9RW. 2. 9 Denmark St, Soho, WC2H 8LS. 3. 17/18 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, WC2E 8QH. 4. 77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3BS. 5. 46 Golborne Road, London, W10 5PR

Deliciously Ella Deli 

The Deliciously Ella Deli is located just off Oxford street, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything at the deli is gluten and dairy free, and I enjoyed a delicious breakfast of coconut yoghurt, original granola, almond butter and apple and berry compote. You can also pick up cakes, soups, salads and more!

Located.. 18 Weighhouse St, Mayfair, London W1K 5LU

Brickwood cafe 

Brickwood Cafe is an Australian themed cafe dotted in various locations around London including Tooting, Clapham, Balham and Streatham. Although not specifically mentioned on the menu, the cafe serves plenty of gluten and dairy free options with delicious gluten free sourdough bread. I went for ‘The Butcher’ which included poached eggs, gluten free sourdough toast, maple bacon, mushrooms, sausage, hash nuggets and tomato.

Located..1. 11 Hildreth Street, Balham, SW12 9RQ. 2. 16 Clapham Common South Side, Lambeth, SW4 7AB. 3. 21-23 Tooting High St, London, SW17 0SN. 4. 292 Streatham High Rd, London, SW16 6HG.

Free from Bakehouse, Borough Market 

Free From bakehouse is an award winning gluten free, wheat free and dairy free bakery specialising in amazing cakes and treats. Based in Borough Market from Wednesday-Sunday, Free From bakehouse sells tasty cakes including their famous Battenberg and Pecan Pie!

Located.. 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL

Indian Street Food, Borough Market 

I stumbled across an incredible gluten free and vegan street food stall in Borough Market recently and couldn’t resist trying one of their dishes. I went for the ‘moong dal dosa’ which is a spiced lentil crepe made with moong beans and rice filled with masala potatoes, served with Chana chaat: chickpeas topped with red onions, homemade chutney, pomegranates and coriander! If you are passing Borough market, I 100% recommend trying this tasty dish and I can’t wait to go back.

Located.. 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL

Chipotle 

Chipotle is a Mexican fast food restaurant which has recently been accredited by Coeliac UK and is dotted in various locations around London. I went for a salad bowl with lots of Mexican beans, rice, salsa, chicken, onions and guacamole and it was delicious. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to take a photo, so you will just have to take my word for it.

Located.. Click here to find your closest Chipotle. 

Floris Foods 

Floris Foods is a gluten free bakery based in Broadway market on Saturdays and Stroud Green market on Sundays. They sell a variety of gluten and dairy free doughnuts, brownies, oreo cookies and more. Their speciality are the custard and s’more doughnuts and peanut butter s’more brownies which are delicious! Make sure to head to the markets early before they all sell out.

Located.. Saturdays: Broadway Market London E8 4QJ. Sundays: Perth road/ennis road, London N4 3HB

Broadway market 

Broadway market is home to an abundance of gluten and dairy free food stalls including Floris Foods mentioned above. They also have various other stalls including Eat and Mess, which sells chocolate s’more cheesecake and various different cakes as well as an amazing gluten free and vegan pancake stall called Osu Coconuts. There is also a stall called “Meringue girls’ with the most beautiful gluten and dairy free meringues and Norah’s Brownies, which specialise in gluten and dairy free ‘blondie doughnuts’. If you are gluten free or dairy free, I definitely recommend going to check the market out on a Saturday. Click here for my blog all about my top gluten and dairy free finds are Broadway Market.

Located.. Broadway Market London E8 4QJ.

 

Ruby’s of London 

Ruby’s of London is a vegan patisserie which specialises in gluten free cakes and doughnuts and can be found in Greenwich Market on Saturdays and Sundays as well as in various Leon stores. I tried the amazing gluten free and vegan rose pistachio flavour doughnut which is a vanilla and cinnamon doughnut topped with rose infused white chocolate, rose petals and pistachio, yum.

Located.. Saturdays and Sundays: 5B Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ. 

Leon 

Leon is a fast food restaurant that focuses on healthy food, with lots of gluten and dairy free options. You can find Leon all over the UK, but the majority of stores seem to be located in London. One of my favourite dishes is the gluten free, dairy free and vegan rainbow mezze salad served with falafel, hummus, salad, beetroot, cauliflower and olives. They have also recently started selling gluten free chicken nuggets which are delicious!

Located.. Click here to find your closest Leon store.  

Planet Organic 

Planet Organic is an organic health food supermarket which can be found in various locations around London and is the perfect place to pick up a free from ‘on the go’ lunch or treat. Planet Organic also has a cafe with lots of amazing cakes, breakfast options and hot dishes which are perfect for anyone suffering with allergies or intolerances. At Planet Organic you can also find delicious Borough 22 gluten free and vegan doughnuts!

Located.. Click here to find your closest Planet Organic store.

The Bach 

The Bach is an amazing coffee, breakfast, lunch and brunch spot based in Broadway Market and in Hoxton. They sell plenty of gluten and dairy free options from toasties, to fritters, brunch plates, cakes and waffles! The chef is actually Coeliac to understands all about cross contamination issues! I’ve had both the ham and chutney toastie with Kumara fries and the avocado, smoked salmon, tomato and poached egg breakfast, both were delicious!

Located.. 1. 12 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ. 2. 98 Hoxton St, London N1 6SG

Leadbelly’s 

Leadbelly’s is a 99% gluten free restaurant, with so many amazing dishes you will struggle to decide which to pick! From southern fried chicken burgers, to pies, roast dinners, fish and chips and steak. Leadbelly’s is located right outside the Canada Water tube station. Click here to read all about my experience at Leadbelly’s.

Located.. Montreal House, Market Square, London SE16 7AQ

Quinta Food 

Quinta Food is a street food stall that serves the gluten and dairy free central American speciality – ‘pupusas’ which are made from a gluten free corn tortilla and stuffed with a savoury filling. I went for the black bean and the red bean and courgette flavours. Quinta Foods are located in Imperial Wharf, Chelsea on Thursday Lunchtimes and Putney Market on Saturdays.

Located.. Saturdays 9am-3pm: 5 Putney High St, London SW15 1RB 

Honest Burger 

Honest Burger are an amazing chain restaurant dotted around London that offer the most delicious gluten free burgers, chips and onion rings along with lots of dairy free options too! The staff are amazing when it comes to catering for dietary requirements, and it’s a restaurant I’m always going to love!

Located.. Click here to find your nearest Honest Burger branch. 

So there you have it, all of my top picks for gluten and dairy free eating in London, I hope this has been helpful if you are going to be visiting London and are on the hunt for food you can eat. As you can see, there are so many options and plenty that I’m still yet to try so if you have any more recommendations let me know!

Alice x

 

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6 Comments

  1. June 17, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    I’m looking for somewhere to take my gluten and dairy intolerant cousin for dinner in London and this is INSANELY helpful, thank you!!!!! 😍

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com
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      July 24, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      So happy I’m able to help!😊 hope you manage to find somewhere nice to eat and enjoy your trip to London! Alice x

  2. Kacee
    July 23, 2018 / 4:03 am

    I’m headed London next year to visit from the States. I am recently gluten and dairy free and this post has helped me see how many options I am going to have. THANK YOU!

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com
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      July 24, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      No problem! So happy I’m able to help, I actually need to update my guide as I have some more places to add to the list! Hope you enjoy your trip. Alice x

  3. Jenn Hagwood
    July 24, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Just returned from a London trip and found your blog post! We ate at many of the places you mentioned and stumbled into a few more. Leggerro and Beyond Bread are amazing and we made a special trip to Broadway market just to eat all the GF! Great review and guide to GF london.

    • glutenfreealice@yahoo.com
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      July 24, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      So happy my blog was useful during your trip to London!😊 I love Leggero and beyond bread too! You’ll have to let me know the other places you stumbled across so I can try them out too 😃 Alice x

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