I recently traveled through the US and Canada.
Here are my favourite places, where I found gluten free foods and gluten free alcohol.
1. Superstore, Vancouver
– GF Cheerios & GF frozen Blueberry Waffles
Foddies is the first ever FODMAP cafe in Albert Park, Melbourne.
This restaurant caters for people on a FODMAP diet and there is “normal food” too. I have to say I was pretty excited to have someone tell me about Foddies via social media. It took me three days to venture down to beautiful suburb, Albert Park, and eat at the place. I devoured aka ate a Lactose free, Gluten free, Fructose friendly Parma. It was everything I imagined and more!
They also make there own dairy free chocolate and peanut butter balls, they are to die for.
The staff are extremely knowledgeable and don’t look at you weird when your ordering. Speaking to the owner on the way out, he told me the chef’s stick to the FODMAP diet, so they actually understand what they are doing first hand.
10/10 – Highly recommended. I’ll be back
181 Victoria Avenue
ALBERT PARK VIC 3206
P: 03 9696 9389
Wilde Gluten Free beer
If you love good Pale Ale and you suffer from coeliac disease or gluten intolerance, look no further!
Wilde Gluten Free beer is the beer for you. It tastes like the real deal. Wilde is truly a carbon copy of some of the best Pale Ales going around. It has that crisp refreshing hoppy like flavors that you get from a proper pale ale. It’s Gluten free, preservative free, and it’s delicious without all the “bad stuff”.
A six pack will set you back around $24.00
The beer was developed and brewed in Australia and has won Silver (the top award) at the Australian international beer awards in 2014.
Trust me, Get onto it!
Please check the website for your local retail outlet: wildebeer.com
Is a cool little cafe situated in the main shopping strip of Ivanhoe.
The vibe is relaxed and the coffee is superb. Great if you live in the area and you know a coeliac as everything on the menu is gluten free. Treat yourself to a pre-made roll (they are amazing) or have yourself a homemade sausage roll for lunch. You can also order a classic chocolate eclair and order Caffe Strada loaf of bread over the counter, which is baked fresh every day. The loafs are easy to freeze if you want to stock up whilst there.
My husband always comments that the food doesn’t taste gluten free, so it’s clearly a place to visit for all!
The cafe take reservations and have a bakery on site. Their breads are also sold at Leo’s
197 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe VIC 3079
(03) 9497 4875
25 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
(03) 9639 2269
I love the name, totally appropriate with its refined menu
Situated in Melbourne city
Great after work drinks, they serve gluten free parma’s and gluten free beer and drinks
Staff are knowledgeable about intolerances which is very helpful.
I will alternate between the schnitzel and plain parma with a smaller amount of cheese and tomatoes because they are my favourite. To have the opportunity to wash it down with a cold fresh gluten free beer is the greatest thing in the world.
If you’re visiting Melbourne, I’d recommend you dine there for sure. It is in the perfect position, top end of little Burke st, close to Parliament Station, and right near the famous Paris end of Collins st.
There are a few apps that can help you when you are traveling in Australia or living in Australia when looking for gluten free food. I have found this app, Gluten Free Eating Directory 1.4, really handy to find restaurants and shops specific to my dietary needs. When I’m in an unfamiliar area or traveling around the country this app is a great tool to help you decide where to eat.
My new favourite store to go to in Melbourne is Gluten free 4 U. There are two stores; one is based in Moorabbin and the other is in Kew.
I have just recently moved to the Kew area and discovered this store when driving past on Burke Rd. The first time I walked in I realised this place is a gluten free bakery mecca you don’t understand; this store will change your life for the better. If you are one of those people who thinks there is no choice but to miss out on your former favourite bakery goods like pastries, cakes, pies, sausage rolls etc, Well think again! From meat pies to hot jam donuts and birthday cakes. It’s all here, and of the best quality I’m yet to find. If you didn’t think there were any good gluten free wraps available, please head to Gluten Free 4 u. Having spoken to the owner Phil, these are made with love and are hand made on a daily basis. This explains why they are so damn good. They are soft and delicate like wraps should be.
The staff are very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. This store is a must. 10/10 it will change your life!
Gluten Free 4 U – Moorabbin
5 / 1-3 Bignell Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Phone: 03 9555 5175
Gluten Free 4 U – Kew
1345 Burke Road, Kew VIC 3101
Phone: 03 9817 6981
Fax: 03 9555 5739
First reason I like these Mrs May snacks is because they are named after myself Mrs May! hehehe
Second reason is because they delicious
Third reason is because they are extremely healthy
Fourth reason is because they have 0% gluten
Fifth reason is because they have 0% diary
Sixth reason is because they have 0% honey
Seventh and finally reason is because 100% fail proof, they won’t make you sick!
I was meeting a friend who was down from Queensland on Chapel Street, near Windsor station to have a bite to eat. The restaurant we were going to eat at was closing, it was 4pm on a Sunday, so we walked up the road. We walked passed what looked like a fairly new establishment “Parlour Diner” They had a choice of a gluten free bun with their burgers and we were sold. We sat down and went through what we can and cant eat (our usual discussion) as we ordered. The waiter was extremely educated with dietary requirements and said the owner had some food intolerance’s and understood. The burger was incredible, this is the picture we took just to prove what you get with your order. It is the best gluten free bun yet. Highly recommended restaurant, I would have to give it 10/10 including the service.
Thank you Parlour Diner for the great experience.
Pictured, a sample of the gluten free burger! Wowzer!!!
I love pasta and I have recently discovered my favourite pasta brand Barilla now has a “gluten free” range; they have elbows, penne and spaghetti pasta. The world famous pasta differs from the other brands because of the texture and the great taste. It’s literally just like real pasta.
Its so exciting to have more pasta options on the shelf of supermarkets in Australia, especially with such a reputable name. In addition to the fantastic new pastas, I have discovered some of the pasta sauces are also gluten free. I tried the Barilla Pesto alla Genovese, it was great with the Barilla spaghetti and I also used it as a dip when my friends came over. They were just as impressed.
Since the discovery of Barilla’s new gluten free range, I think I have had pasta for lunch and dinner all week! Mmm!