Sydney is an amazing city to visit, full of fantastic food that’s just waiting to be tried! And if you’re gluten free you won’t need to worry about missing out on a single flavour, because Sydney is jam-packed with gluten-free friendly destinations. It’s a perfect spot for a gluten free traveller! Here are ten restaurants we wholeheartedly recommend.
Mexican is a great choice for those on gluten free diets, with so many delicious dishes to choose from. We love Mejico for its delicious ceviche and lollipop chicken. And you’ll be pleased to hear that all gluten free dishes are clearly marked on menus.
If you’re in the mood for Thai food you can’t go wrong at Sydney’s iconic Thai restaurant, where you’ll find impeccable gluten free food and the great service to match. There’s a reason why it’s been voted best Thai for the past four years running.
All but four dishes are gluten free at this epic Mexican restaurant. You can even try the crickets, because guess what? They’re gluten free! They’re surprisingly delicious, too. That calls for a Margherita, wouldn’t you say?
For a modern Middle Eastern dining experience make your way to Zahli. The gluten free dishes are packed full of flavour and the staff really know their stuff about gluten free diets too. You won’t have to worry about a thing.
Regularly praised as one of Sydney’s top gluten free restaurants, the Two Good Eggs Cafe is a must for gluten free travellers. Their breakfasts are to die for, whether you’re after a big brekkie to start the day or prefer something light and healthy.
Japanese food can be tricky for gluten free travellers, what with all the soy sauce and tempura on the menu! But at Sake you need not worry, because gluten free diets are well catered for by a knowledgeable team.
This fun take on a Mexican restaurant is a real fiesta of flavours. There are weekly changing drinks and taco specials to be enjoyed, and plenty of gluten free options on the menu. Remember your sombrero!
Pushing the boat out? Head over to Little Snail, one of the finest French restaurants in Sydney, and prepare to be amazed by some smashing European flavours. This is the place to go for escargots, which happen to be gluten free too!
If you’re in the mood for something healthy and fresh you should check out Yulli’s, a vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurant which offers plentiful gluten free options inspired by the cuisines of Asia and the Mediterranean.
Enjoy fine food and the very best Australian wines as you tuck into a gluten free feast at Nomad. The restaurant produces its own charcuterie and even has its own cheese room, where delicious homemade cheeses are created.
So, it must be time to book those tickets to Sydney and enjoy some of this fantastic gluten free food! Remember, Sydney is a fabulous place to visit for gluten free travellers, with so many amazing gluten free restaurants and cafes to choose from. We hope you have an amazing trip!
The coastal capital of Victoria is one of Australia’s most exciting foodie destinations, so you can rest assured that if you’re travelling to Melbourne on a gluten free diet you won’t be disappointed! Here are ten of our favourite restaurants catering for gluten free diets in Melbourne, Australia.
This Melbourne institution serves up some of the best fish and chip dinners in town, and that includes gluten free fish and chips! Almost all items on the menu can be made gluten free, all you need to do is ask the friendly team and make sure they’re aware of your dietary requirements.
There are plenty of gluten free options available at this reasonably priced cafe in the Laneways. We particularly liked their gluten free breakfast menu, which includes some very tasty gluten free bread.
Tutto Bene translates as “everything’s good” in Italian – and at this Melbourne gluten free restaurant it certainly is! The restaurant serves up some fabulous Italian cuisine, with many items suitable for gluten free travellers.
This Indian restaurant prides itself on its gluten free options; whatever can be made gluten free, is made gluten free. And that includes naan bread. There’s a huge selection of gluten free dishes on the menu here – take your pick.
For a premier dining experience with a twist, head to Gazi. This Melbourne gluten free Greek restaurant is ideal for those travelling with specific dietary requirements – everything is cooked fresh and the menu includes plenty of gluten free dishes.
Billed as a coeliac haven, Mamasita has so few items on the menu that aren’t gluten free, that the restaurant’s owners have chosen to highlight those instead. Words sure to fill a gluten free traveller with joy!
If you’re in Melbourne and find yourself with a hankering for Spanish food we highly recommend this place. Portello Rosso serves up fresh, delicious and flavoursome Spanish cuisine with plentiful gluten free options available.
Japanese food is always a good option for gluten free travellers, as many Japanese dishes are naturally gluten free. And at Chocolate Buddha it’s even better, because the team are very knowledgeable about gluten free diets and can guide you through a whole range of delicious Japanese dishes suitable for coeliacs.
Gluten free travellers often miss out when it comes to baked goods, but that’s not the case at the Swiss Bakehouse. This bakery serves a wide range of gluten free goodies, including both sweet and savoury options.
We’re yet to meet a person who doesn’t love cupcakes, even if you are on a gluten free diet. So, if you’re after a sugar rush that won’t make you unwell make your way to the Cupcake Queens to enjoy a tasty gluten free treat.
Have you visited Melbourne recently and enjoyed a fantastic gluten free dining experience? Why not leave us a comment and let other gluten free travellers in on the secret!
Cairns is a perfect holiday or long weekend destination for any type of traveller, with so much to see and do. Dive and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef (many of the dive boats offer a gluten-free option for lunch), Crocodile spot on the Daintree, lots of adrenalin with sky diving and bungy jumping, fun nightlife.
Having lived in Cairns for 7 months, we experienced a wealth of the cafes, bars and restaurants on offer. Many restaurants have gluten-free options available and most have their menus clearly labelled making gluten-free dining in Cairns a breeze.
I recently went back to Cairns for a long weekend and was pleased to discover many of my go-to gluten-free friendly restaurants are still there plus a few new ones!
Here is my run down of the best Coeliac friendly restaurants in Cairns.
For gluten-free breakfast and brunch;
1. Caffiend – we loved the breakfast here so much we went two mornings running in one weekend! Great coffee, the perfect combinations of eggs, bacon, smoked salmon, avocado and more. If you’re a brunch lover, don’t miss breakfast here.
2. Paleo Cafe – As the name suggests this Cafe is completely Paleo. Paleo is all about going back to basics and sticking to foods like eggs, lean meat, vegetables, nuts and berries, so perfect for the gluten intolerant amongst us.
3. Coffee Club – wherever you are in Australia you can get a decent gluten-free brunch at Coffee Club. In Cairns there is one within Cairns Central Shopping Centre and one on the Esplanade.
4. Jack and Shanan’s, Palm Cove – This little gem is a short drive from Cairns to its northern beaches. Palm Cove has a beautiful palm tree lined beach with a good row of places to eat. But Jack and Shanan’s is my favourite! Open from 7.30am you can get delicious gluten-free pancakes and crepes.
For gluten-free lunch and dinner;
1.Tha Fish – There is a plethora of waterfront dining options at The Pier. One of which is ‘Tha Fish’. The seafood restaurant has a separate dairy-free and gluten-free menu with the majority of their dishes available gluten-free. Service was faultless.
2. Jimmy’s Burgers – Jimmy’s is new to the Cairns restaurant scene and definitely did not disappoint. Serving up burgers diner style, gluten-free burger buns are available and all except the fried chicken burger are gluten-free. Sadly the fries are cooked in the same fryers and are not suitable for Coeliacs though.
3. Khin Khao Thai Restaurant – My favourite Thai takeaway when I was staying at Gilligan’s on Grafton Street. You can also dine in at Khin Khao and enjoy all the usual gluten-free Thai dishes such as Pad Thai, Green Curry, Stir Fry and so on.
4. Waterbar and Grill – Located at The Pier, Waterbar is my favourite steak restaurant in Cairns. At the pricier end of Cairn’s dining scene, Waterbar is ideal for a special occasion and a cooked to perfection steak dinner.
4. Salt House – Has one of the best views in Cairns over the Marina. Perfect for a delicious cocktail and some bar snacks or a full blown dinner in their restaurant.
5. Thai Coins – BYO Thai restaurant a short drive from the centre of Cairns on Mulgrave Road. This place is a hidden gem, the cosy restaurant is always busy. The usual gluten-free Thai dishes are available such as rice noodle stir fry and Thai curries. Takeaway is also available.
6. Grill’d – Located Australia wide, Grill’d serves up some of the best gluten-free burgers in Australia. The Cairns restaurant is located on the Esplanade. Choose from the low-carb or gluten-free bun and even the fries are gluten-free.
7. Jack and Shanan’s – as mentioned above, also does awesome food for lunch and dinner.
8. Pier Bar – Another option at The Pier, perfect for a casual drink, lunch or dinner. The menu indicates a number of gluten-free options. I would also recommend the Sunday sessions for some live music.
On a side note, the Tjapukai Cultural experience is the perfect way to learn about Aboriginal culture and the evening session, Nightfire, includes a delicious buffet which is largely gluten-free and the perfect place to try crocodile, kangaroo and emu amongst other yummy dishes.
So, there you have it, our best gluten-free restaurants in Cairns, Australia.
Have you visited Cairns, which were your favourite gluten-free eateries?
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Along with many foodie Brisbanites I’ve been eagerly awaiting the reopening of Eat Street Markets at their new venue; Eat Street Northshore! We were lucky enough to snag some tickets for the reopening weekend to experience what the new venture has to offer and more importantly the availability of gluten free Eat Street options.
The new Eat Street did not disappoint, the same great food and then some, with great views of the city and river, live music and lots of space for diners all made up of brightly coloured shipping containers. Cleverly segmented by laneways and cuisines, the new Eat Street, open Friday and Saturday 4pm to 10pm and Sunday 11am to 7pm, is a great place to spend part of your weekend whatever the occasion or company.
Now feeling incredibly full and over indulgent, here are my top gluten free options at Eat Street Northshore:
- Revolver from Gluten Off – THE best gluten free doughnuts I’ve ever had (sorry Doughnut Time). Revolver serves an array of gluten free treats; the chocolate eclair was to die for and the cookies and cooke cupcakes pretty good too! Everything is gluten free so a must for any coeliac visiting Eat Street.
- Miss Claudes French Crepes – sweet and savoury crepes with many many choices in toppings. My favourites were the peking duck and the chocolate ganache and strawberry ones, delicious!
- Poulet & Porc – From their menu I think just the pork belly is gluten free but I couldn’t miss it off my list as it was just too crispy and delicious not to recommend!
- Las Catrinas – good mexican street food, all the taco options are gluten free, these beef ones were particularly yummy and the fresh guacamole was good too.
- Fresh Fish Grill – I loved the fresh prawns here and they also have a few grilled fish salad options, healthy and delicious.
Unfortunately this time round these 5 were as much as I could squeeze into my belly at once! Experiencing a serious food coma right now… However I’m pleased to report that most of the street food vendors offer at least one gluten free option at Eat Street, some are more thorough with cross contamination than others so always check with the vendor. The names of a few others I spotted with gluten free choices were; Redgate Chargrill, Salty Sailor, Slinkys, Shuck All Oysters, Vietnamese Shack, Don’t Worry Eat Curry and Khao Sarn Thai. View the map here to see where each vendor is located.
I hope to test out a few more gluten free vendors next time I visit, in the meantime have you been to Eat Street Northshore? Can you recommend your favourite gluten free street food there?
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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:
- Grill’d, healthy burger chain offering two different gluten free burger bun options
- Guzman Y Gomez, Mexican food made to order, lots of gluten free options
- The Burrito Bar, Mexican restaurant with lots of gluten free options
- Sake, Japanese contemporary restaurant with gluten free soy sauce available on request
- Bavarian Bier Cafe, Bavarian food and bier restaurant/bar with some gluten free menu options
- Zambrero, Mexican restaurant franchise with some gluten free options
- The Coffee Club, all-day breakfast and cafe menus with low gluten options
- Mad Mex, authentic Mexican grill, over 50% of their menu is available gluten free
- Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar, gourmet pizza delivery chain with gluten free bases
- Domino’s, pizza delivery chain with gluten free pizza bases
- Nando’s, Portuguese PERi PERi chicken restaurant chain with gluten free options
- Pizza Hut, delivery chain offering gluten free pizza bases
- Doughnut Time, on Fridays they offer gluten free doughnuts
- I Heart Brownies, Brisbane gluten free brownie bakery with 2 locations in Brisbane
- Burger Urge, provide gluten free buns but are not suitable for Coeliacs
- Taco Bills,
- Sumo Salad,
- Muffin Break,
- 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.
Gluten Free Travellers
Gluten Free Travellers was born from the need to find gluten-free-friendly restaurants that offer more than just a boring old salad. We love food, but travelling with food allergies and intolerances can be extremely challenging. We started this gluten-free diet blog in order to help others discover new restaurants and to travel safely, while still enjoying the local cuisine. Feel free to look around. Happy eating!