Australian Chain Restaurants Offering Gluten Free Options
Australia is ahead of the curve when it comes to catering for gluten intolerant and coeliac diners. Most Australian restaurants have at least 1 dish which is gluten free or have dedicated gluten free menus. Click To Tweet

Australia is ahead of the curve when it comes to catering for gluten intolerant and coeliac diners. Most Australian restaurants have at least 1 dish which is gluten free and many  have multiple gluten free dishes or dedicated gluten free menus.

Here is our list of recommended Australian chain restaurants offering gluten free options:

  1. Grill’d, healthy burger chain offering two different gluten free burger bun options
  2. Guzman Y Gomez, Mexican food made to order, lots of gluten free options
  3. The Burrito Bar, Mexican restaurant with lots of gluten free options
  4. Sake, Japanese contemporary restaurant with gluten free soy sauce available on request
  5. Bavarian Bier Cafe, Bavarian food and bier restaurant/bar with some gluten free menu options
  6. Zambrero, Mexican restaurant franchise with some gluten free options
  7. The Coffee Club, all-day breakfast and cafe menus with low gluten options
  8. Mad Mex, authentic Mexican grill, over 50% of their menu is available gluten free
  9. Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar, gourmet pizza delivery chain with gluten free bases
  10. Domino’s, pizza delivery chain with gluten free pizza bases
  11. Nando’s, Portuguese PERi PERi chicken restaurant chain with gluten free options
  12. Pizza Hut, delivery chain offering gluten free pizza bases
  13. Doughnut Time, on Fridays they offer gluten free doughnuts
  14. I Heart Brownies, Brisbane gluten free brownie bakery with 2 locations in Brisbane
  15. Burger Urge, provide gluten free buns but are not suitable for Coeliacs
  16. Taco Bills,
  17. Sumo Salad,
  18. Muffin Break,
  19. Hungry Jacks, gluten free breakfast menu, salads, sides and desserts all over Australia

We try our best to keep our listings and information up-to-date but please always check with the restaurant and make them aware of your allergies to be extra sure.

UK Chain Restaurants Offering Gluten Free Options
A number of popular UK restaurant chains are now accredited by Coeliac UK, giving those with coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity peace of mind and lots of options for dining out. Click To Tweet

The UK is coming on leaps and bounds when it comes to catering for gluten intolerant and coeliac diners. A number of popular UK restaurant chains are now accredited by Coeliac UK, giving those with coeliac disease or gluten sensitivity peace of mind and lots of options for dining out.

Here is our list of recommended UK chain restaurants offering gluten free options:

  1. La Tasca, a Spanish tapas restaurant chain, the dishes that can be adapted to be gluten free
  2. Wahaca, a Mexican street food chain that has a dedicated gluten free menu
  3. Zizzi, an Italian restaurant chain with ‘ non gluten’ options available
  4. Côte Brasserie (Coeliac UK accredited), French brasserie chain offering a gluten free menu
  5. Pret a Manger, a café style chain has locations all over the UK. Even though they primarily make sandwiches, they have quite a few gluten free options – great for lunch
  6. Ed’s Easy Diner (Coeliac UK accredited), 70% of their menu is gluten free, they’re responsible for the UK’s first ever gluten free hot dog
  7. Filmore & Union (Coeliac UK accredited), independent healthy eating chain across Yorkshire
  8. Handmade Burger Co (Coeliac UK accredited), dedicated gluten free menu with over 40 gluten free burgers
  9. Leon, fast but healthy Mediterranean style food, much of which is gluten free and clearly labelled
  10. Harrods (Coeliac UK accredited), currently provides a gluten free version of their afternoon tea
  11. Nando’s, Portuguese PERi PERi chicken chain, much of the menu is available gluten free
  12. Carluccio’s (Coeliac UK accredited), Italian restaurant offering gluten free pasta dishes and a gluten free menu
  13. Wagamama, an Asian restaurant chain has a range of dishes that can be adapted to be gluten free
  14. Chiquito (Coeliac UK accredited),  Mexican restaurant, bar and grill with a dedicated gluten free menu and 88 restaurants UK wide
  15. Jamie’s Italian – Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant chain offering gluten free pasta and many other gluten free dishes
  16. Rockfish (Coeliac UK accredited), Seafood restaurants with entirely gluten free menu
  17. Wadworth & Co (Coeliac UK accredited), independent pub company in the South West and London. Their 6X Gold beer is also Cross Grain certified
  18. Pizza Express,(Coeliac UK accredited) 400 restaurants across the UK with gluten free pizza bases and other gluten free dishes, their famous dough balls are now available gluten free too! They also serve gluten free beer and dessert.
  19. Domino’s (Coeliac UK accredited), First pizza delivery chain to offer gluten free pizzas
  20. Frankie & Benny’s (Coeliac UK accredited), American Italian restaurant with gluten free options
  21. Hard Rock Cafe (Coeliac UK accredited), gluten free menu which lists versions of many of their gluten-containing dishes
  22. Pizza Hut (Coeliac UK accredited), gluten free pizza bases available in restaurant and for delivery
  23. Fish’n’chick’n (Coeliac UK accredited), Otherwise known as The Chesterford Group have a gluten free menu at selected stores so you can enjoy gluten free fish and chips on Mondays and Tuesdays
  24. Prezzo (Coeliac UK accredited), Italian restaurant chain with gluten free pizza, pasta and risotto dishes
  25. Browns (Coeliac UK accredited), 25 coeliac UK accredited locations, they offer a gluten free all day brasserie menu

We try our best to keep our listings and Coeliac accreditation information up-to-date but please always check with the restaurant and make them aware of your allergies to be extra sure.

Which airlines provide gluten intolerant meals?
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View the table below to see which Airlines provide gluten free/gluten intolerant meals. Great care has been taken to compile this information, however please always check with your airline and flight schedule as inflight meal provisions can change at anytime and vary depending on flight schedules and classes.

Gluten Intolerant Airline Meals

Airline

Gluten Free Meal

Comments

Aegean Airlines
Aer Lingus
Aeroflot
Aerolineas Argentinas

Yes

Not available on all flights
Aeromexico
Air Calin

Yes

Air Canada

Yes

Air China

Yes

Air Europa
Air France

Yes

Air India

Yes

Offers online preordering
Air India Express
Air Malta

Yes

Air Mauritius

Yes

Air Nauru

Yes

Air New Zealand

Yes

Air Niugini

Yes

Air Pacific

Yes

Air Serbia
Air Tahiti Nui

Yes

Air Transat
Air Vanuatu

Yes

AirAsia

No

May contain gluten’ warning on website menu
AirAsia X
Air Austral

Yes

airberlin
Alaska Airlines
Alitalia

Yes

Allegiant
American Airlines

Yes

ANA
Asiana Airlines

Yes

Only available on certain legs
AtlasGlobal
Austrian Air

Yes

Avianca
Azul
B
Bangkok Airways
British Airways

Yes

Brussels Airlines
C
Cathay Pacific

Yes

CEBU Pacific Air
China Airlines

No

Can’t be certain meals are gluten free
China Eastern

Yes

China Southern

Yes

Condor
Copa Airlines
Czech Airlines
D
Delta Airlines

Yes

Dragonair
E
easyJet
Edelweiss Air
Egyptair

No

EL AL
Emirates

Yes

Ethiopian Airlines
Etihad

Yes

Eurowings
EVA Air

Yes

F – O
F
Fiji Airways
Finnair

Yes

FlyBE
Frontier
G
Garuda Indonesia

Yes

Germanwings
Gol
Gulf Air
H
Hainan Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines

No

I
Iberia
Icelandair
IndiGo Airlines
InterJet
J
JALways

Yes

Meals are ‘low gluten’, there is a fruit platter option though
Japan Airlines
Jet Airways

Yes

JetBlue
Jetstar

No

K
Kenya Airways
KLM

Yes

Korean Air

Yes

L
LAN Alliance

Yes

LATAM Brasil
LATAM Chile
Lion Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Lufthansa

Yes

M
Malaysia Airlines

Yes

Middle East

No

Other special meals available but not gluten free
Monarch
N
Nok Air
Norfolk Air

Yes

Norwegian Air Shuttle
O
Oman Air
OpenSkies
P – W
P
Peach
Philippine Airlines
Porter
Q
Qantas

Yes

Qatar Airways
R
Regional Express
Royal Brunei
Royal Jordanian
Ryanair
S
S7 Airlines
SAS
Saudia
Scandinavian Airlines

Yes

Not available in Europe or on domestic services
Scoot Airlines
Silkair
Singapore Airlines

Yes

Skylanes
Soloman Airlines

Yes

Only on some flights
South African Airways

Yes

Southwest
SpiceJet
Spirit
Spring Airlines
Spring Japan
SriLankan Airlines
Sun Country
SWISS

Yes

T
TACA
TAP Portugal
THAI Airways

Yes

Thomas Cook Airlines
Thomson
tigerair
tigerair Australia
TUIfly
Turkish Airlines
U
United Airlines

Yes

V
Vanilla Air
Vietnam Airlines

Yes

Only international flights
Virgin America
Virgin Atlantic

Yes

Virgin Australia

Yes

Viva Macau

No

Volaris
Vueling Airlines
W
WestJet
Wizzair
WOW air

Remember when taking food on board you are only allowed 100ml of liquid in each container. Also, leave any opened or unsealed food on the plane so you don’t have any trouble with customs and immigration. Be sure to check the customs website for the country you are visiting about any restrictions on food or medications. Carry all liquids in a separate transparent bag. It might also be helpful to take a doctor’s letter and translation cards. View our other gluten free travel tips.

 

Basic Travel tips for Travelling Gluten Free
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Follow these common gluten free travel tips when travelling

  1. Carry a medical note
    If medically diagnosed carry a letter from a medical practitioner stating any prescription medication being taken, as well as advising of your medical condition which requires special dietary food. Most countries have a customs website with regulation information – check the site for any restrictions on bringing food and medication into the country.
  2. Learn helpful words and phrases
    Before arriving in another country, learn the words for various foods and ingredients containing gluten. This will help you read food labels, menus and explain which foods you cannot eat in more detail if necessary.
  3. Carry translation cards
    If visiting a country where you don’t know the native language, carry translation cards describing your condition to avoid any dietary mishaps as your condition may not be widely understood.
  4. Travel insurance
    If applying for travel insurance, those with coeliac disease will need to disclose their condition, this shouldn’t affect your cover. A number of companies provide insurance without adding a surcharge for coeliac disease.
  5. Flying
    When booking, notify your airline that you need a gluten free/gluten intolerant meal. Take gluten free snacks in your hand luggage in case the gluten free meal does not appear, or in case there is a departure delay.
  6. Accommodation
    Advise your hotel of any dietary requirements in advance and ask if any inclusions or onsite eateries have gluten free options. If necessary you could email them a translation about coeliac disease/gluten intolerance.
  7. Eating out
    When eating in restaurants, do not assume that the items on the menu are the same as those at home. Check with the wait staff about the ingredients and cooking methods.
  8. Medication
    If you’re on any medication, take enough for the trip – there may not be a gluten free equivalent in the country you’re visiting.
  9. Travel Sickness
    Ginger helps to reduce symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, vertigo and cold sweats associated with motion sickness. There are also many gluten free motion sickness tablets available at pharmacies. Some of the known gluten free brands include Benadryl, Bonine and Rite Aid Pharmacy Motion Sickness Relief. Also, try the motion sickness bands which uses acupressure to relieve nausea.
  10. Anxiety
    Travel anxiety affects many people and can be caused or worsened by worrying about catering for dietary requirements. Read our tips for dealing with anxiety.
  11. Research
    Use our helpful resources and directory to find gluten free friendly places to eat at your destination.

Follow these travel tips to make your gluten free holidays worry free!

For restaurant recommendations at your destination, search our gluten free restaurant directory.

 

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Gluten Free Brussels Belgium
Brussels wasn’t the best city for gluten free friendly restaurants, so make sure you do your homework before you go. Click To Tweet

Brussels is a grand city and what would you expect from the place that is home to the EU, the capital of Belgium and apparently the first place to grow everybody’s favourite tiny cabbages – Brussel sprouts (so legend has it). Sadly though, in my experience, Brussels wasn’t the best city for gluten free friendly restaurants, so make sure you do your homework before you go.

There are plenty of sights to take in on your trip, including the Grand Place (an ornate town square), the Royal Palace and of course the Manneken Pis (a statue of small boy urinating – your guess is as good as mine). All the walking and sightseeing calls for some good gluten free food to replenish your energy levels, so where should you go if you are looking for a good gluten free meal in Brussels?

Top 4 Gluten Free Friendly Cafes & Restaurants in Brussels

1. Toscana 21, Rue de Rollebeek 21, 1000, Brussels. A cute, authentic, Italian restaurant. They serve all the usual Italian menu choices and most pasta dishes can be made with their gluten free pasta. The pasta was delicious, homemade and gluten free, what could be better? The restaurant is tiny, there are seats outside for when the weather is warm but it would be a good idea to book to ensure you aren’t disappointed.

2. Pierre Marcolini, Galerie de la Reine 9, 1000 Brussels. (although there are various other locations around the city). Belgium is famous for it’s chocolate, which is usually a fairly reliable sweet option for coeliacs. It’s hard to find a street that doesn’t have a chocolate shop in Brussels and who’s complaining? Treat yourself! Pierre Marcolini serves chocolates, hot chocolate and macaroons (most of which are gluten free), great place to go for an after dinner gluten free dessert (or afternoon pit stop).

3. Maison Antoine, Place Jourdan 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium. Brussels is well known for it’s frites, or chips/french fries to English speakers, it is actually the birthplace of them for all you fact fans. Stands selling hot cones of chips laden with mayonnaise are frequently found around the city. Coeliacs should have no worries about eating chips from one of the many stalls, as Belgian law supposedly states that chips are not allowed to be cooked in fryers that have been used for other foods (always confirm if you are feeling unsure). Maison Antoine serves freshly cooked and gorgeously crispy chips, a perfect gluten free lunch on the go.

4. Moonfood, Colonies street 58, 1000 Brussels. An affordable raw, vegan and gluten free cafe, nicely decorated inside and everything is gluten free, so loads of choices to pick from. This is one of those places that makes you feel like you’ve done your insides some good after you’ve left, lots of goodness to be found here! I can recommend the gluten free tiramisu cake as it was so delicious, make sure you leave room for a slice!

For after gluten free dinner drinks, head to the Delirium Cafe, located just off Rue De Bouchers (look for the bright pink elephant sign). This is a typical Belgian pub with hundreds and I mean hundreds of beers on offer and that includes gluten free beers! The atmosphere is great, popular with travellers and locals alike.

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Glutenfrei! Gluten Free Berlin Germany
Berlin is a sprawling city with loads of interesting and historical sights to see, so bring your comfortable shoes! The city is split into districts, each one slightly different to the next and with something new to offer. Click To Tweet

Berlin is a sprawling city with loads of interesting and historical sights to see, so bring your comfortable shoes! The city is split into districts, each one slightly different to the next and with something new to offer.

The restaurant scene there is thriving, with ‘supper clubs’ popping up all over the place. In terms of gluten free Berlin eating, while not the best, it is getting better and I had no problems in finding gluten free options while visiting the city.

My advice would be to plan your restaurants before you visit. There are a wide variety of gluten free friendly restaurants available, but you just need to know where to find them. To help I have listed a few tried and tested options below:

Top 5 Gluten Free Friendly Restaurants Berlin

  1. Burgerie, Schönhauser Allee 50, 10437 Berlin. This is the place to come if you are really hungry. The restaurant serves (if you hadn’t already guessed by the name), burgers! This includes massive gluten free burgers, on gluten free buns with a side of gluten free chips. Good, old fashioned, artery clogging food!
  2. Speiserei, No. 58. Way road ,5812049, Berlin. A cute little cafe that serves teas, coffees, breakfasts and lunches. There are lots of gluten free options to choose from including gluten free sandwiches, cakes and soups. The gluten free carrot cake they served was really delicious!
  3. Jute Glutenfrei Backerie. Schönhauser Allee 52a, 10437, Berlin. A wonderful, entirely gluten-free and coeliac friendly bakery, located in the Prenzlauer Berg district. Their marble cake was delicious, as was the breakfast that they lovingly prepare (only available on Sundays). It’s also worth noting that many of the cakes were also dairy free as well as gluten free. Beware, they are closed on Mondays.
  4. Chen Che Teehaus, Rosenthaler Str. 13, 10119 Berlin. If you’re looking for a taste of the east while visiting Berlin, then this Vietnamese restaurant located in MItte should be your top of your list. There are lots of gluten free options available. Vietnamese food traditionally does not use wheat as it’s ‘go to’ grain (lots of rice based products instead), perfect! The rice paper rolls here were to die for!
  5. Cielo Di Berlino, Monumentenstraße 31, 10829, Berlin. Although this restaurant is a little out of the way, it is worth taking the trip to taste the amazing gluten free pizza that they serve. They’re freshly made and delicious, with a great choice of toppings. Their regular pizza (not gluten free), was also very tasty (so I’m told), everyone’s happy!

If you are looking to self-cater or pick up some on the go snacks, there are lots of small supermarkets dotted around the city that stock gluten free bread and gluten free cereal bars etc. The supermarket chain ‘Edeka’, which is frequently found was particularly good for gluten free items. Aldi is another option and also widely available.

Top tip: ‘Gluten free’ in german is ‘glutenfrei’, which is not too taxing to remember or say handily!

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A trip to Vienna would not be complete without visiting one of their grand coffee houses and sampling a slice of their sachertorte, washed down with their other speciality, an Einspänner Coffee. Click To Tweet
Gluten Free Vienna Austria

Vienna is a beautiful city with lots of palaces, museums, cobbled side streets and old ornate architecture to explore and appreciate. It’s the perfect place to take a city break and soak up all of the culture that it oozes.

As a coeliac, it is a great place to take a trip because there are lots of gluten free friendly restaurants on offer. The viennese seem to be very on the ball and ahead of the game with the allergen situation. A prime example of how seriously allergies are taken in Austria is that restaurants, by law, must detail which allergens (including gluten) are found in every dish on their menu. Great news for those of us suffering from gluten allergies as well as other common allergies, it makes our lives a whole lot easier!

The capital of Austria is famous for lots of things, including the Sigmund Freud museum (located in the building that Freud used to work), the grand classical operas and…‘sachertorte’.

Sachertorte is a decadent, rich and delicious chocolate cake, that was invented in Vienna by Franz Sacher in 1832. A trip to Vienna would not be complete without visiting one of their grand coffee houses and sampling a slice of their sachertorte, washed down with their other speciality, an Einspänner Coffee (strong black coffee topped with whipped cream).

Although not traditionally gluten free, there are plenty of coffee houses around the city that serve gluten free sacher torte, Vienna never runs out of Celiac-friendly desserts after all. I recommend visiting Demel, one of the most famous coffee houses in the city. They have 2-3 choices of gluten free cake daily and this usually includes sachertorte. The surroundings are so ornate, you feel like you’ve stepped back in time from the moment you enter the building.

In terms of cafes and restaurants, there are quite a variety of gluten free friendly eateries to enjoy here, which is great news for coeliacs!

My top 3 gluten free friendly eateries in Vienna:

  1. Motto am Fluss, Schwedenplatz 2, Vienna 1010, Austria. Motto am Fluss is a really cool looking restaurant, located on the river Danube. They have a range of gluten free meals on the menu as well as vegetarian and vegan. It’s a great place to come for dinner, to sit outside on the deck overlooking the river and enjoy an al fresco gluten free meal, or even during the day for a quick drink. They do a range of non-alcoholic and alcoholic cocktails which were yummy!
  2. Simply RAW Bakery, Drahtgasse 2, Vienna 1010, Austria. This little cafe is located on a quiet side street in central VIenna. If you hadn’t already guessed by the name, their cuisine is entirely raw, vegan and largely gluten free. There’s definitely lots of goodness to be had here! Go here for breakfast, I can highly recommend the homemade hummus, zucchini, tomato and gluten free bread concoction – yum! Afterwards, grab a cake to take away for later…
    gluten free vienna
  3. Pizzeria Scarabocchio, Florianigasse 3, VIenna 1080, Austria. A great little pizzeria that serves gorgeous gluten free pizza and pasta. The waiting staff were very friendly and helpful when I informed them of my allergy and the food was reasonably priced too.

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