One of the most difficult things about living with coeliac (celiac) disease or gluten intolerance is finding suitable places to eat out, with waiting staff and chefs that understand your needs and cater for them well, right? Only the other day at a local restaurant, we were told that the creme caramel was gluten free (perfect!), but then it came with a fancy wafer on the side.. So of course we had to send it back and ask for freshly prepared dessert sans wafer this time!
It is true there are some places better than others. We’ve started putting together a list of restaurants and cafes in Yorkshire that cater well for a gluten free way of life, according to recommendations on TripAdvisor, to try and remove some of the stress that dining out with people, can bring. Don’t forget to read our handy hints for eating out here. We’ve not eaten at all of these yet, but are slowly but surely working our way around them ;-) . Here are some that really appeal to us in our local area;
The Oxford Place - Leeds
Family owned, 100% gluten free restaurant
Humpit - Leeds, York, Sheffield
Hummus and Pita bar
The Windmill Inn - Wetherby
Family run country pub with a dedicated gluten free menu
Livin' Italy Dough House - Leeds
Pizzeria that offers a delicious gluten free base option on all of their 20" pizzas
Wild Plum Cafe - Harrogate
Posh coffee shop sneakily situated above a posh frock shop!
Burgers & More - Harrogate
American style burgers, pizzas and more!
The Orchid - Harrogate
Fantastic Thai cuisine with an extensive gluten free, vegetarian and vegan menu
Lucia Bar and Grill - York & Harrogate
Great GF options in relaxed and contemporary surroundings
Fodder - Harrogate
Food Hall, Farm Shop & Cafe
Shoulder of Mutton - Kirkby Overblow, Harrogate
Traditional Country pub & Restaurant
Al Bivio - Harrogate
Classic Italian food
Om is where the heart is - Huddersfield
Coffee bar that serves fantastic gluten free brunch
Filmore and Union - Harrogate, York, Leeds, Skipton
Healthy gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options cafe with lovely coffee!
Bert's Pizzeria - Hull
Offering gluten free pizza and pasta in both their Hull and Brandesburton locations
Red Sail Pub - Hull
A great gluten free carvery with gluten free Yorkshire puddings, stuffing and gravy
Carluccios – offers gluten free pasta, along with a variety of main courses, antipasto and desserts
Handmade Burger Co. – offers a wide range of gluten free burgers, shakes and malts but be sure to check the venue that you’re visiting first, as it tends to vary.
Pizza Express - offers a range of gluten free meals including pizza, risotto and sorbet.
Pizza Hut - You can now enjoy a gluten free pizza base from Pizza Hut in store, but also as a takeaway!
Las Iguanas - Mexican, South American cuisine
We’d really like to make this the start of something here. We would love for you to help build this list into a really decent directory of family friend gluten free options. And as much as we would love to eat our way around the country - and let’s be honest - the world!, it would be so much better if you could help add to this list by sharing your favourite gluten free spots where you live. Or places you’ve found when you’ve been on holiday. You must have a top family hangout that you trust to serve you well prepared gluten free food? Please do let us know so we can add to our list for others to enjoy by dropping us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org