Ilkley, West Yorkshire is my home town in the UK. I was born here and went to the local secondary school, Ilkley Grammar School before going to University in Newcastle. When I left the UK to go travelling, gluten-free restaurants in Ilkley definitely weren’t as plentiful as they are now, so while I was visiting home these past few months I visited some of the restaurants, pubs and cafes that offer gluten-free dining options to check them out. The turnover of places to east is known to be fairly high in Ilkley but some of these gems have stood the test of time so far.
Ilkley has many coeliac-friendly places to eat but here are my favourite places to dine gluten-free in Ilkley and the villages and towns close by such as Addingham and Silsden.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Ilkley
1A Railway Rd, Ilkley LS29 8HQ
Bistro Saigon is my favourite restaurant in Ilkley. The head chef, Loc Bui, was born and raised in Saigon. The Vietnamese food here is to die for (and I’ve been to Vietnam) plus the menu is fully labelled up with dietaries and most of the menu is gluten-free or can be made gluten-free. My personal favourites are the fried spring rolls, chicken satay and green curry! (Booking recommended)
1 Church St, Ilkley LS29 9DR
Pintoh is a traditional Thai restaurant, offering up your usual delicious Thai dishes. The Chicken Satays, Pad Thai and Thai Green Curry amongst other options are all gluten-free just ask the charming staff. They also do an excellent value early bird menu at £15 for 2 courses.
Station Plaza Station Rd, 9B, Ilkley LS29 8HF
If in doubt Pizza Express has a great selection of gluten-free Italian dishes. My standard order is the gluten-free dough balls, La Reine gluten-free pizza and the gluten-free chocolate brownie. Closely followed by a food coma… The menu is fully labelled with GF options to make ordering a breeze.
Crescent Hotel, Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8DG
Bistrot Pierre is a French themed chain restaurant. Their menu is clearly labelled with gluten-free dishes. Start with the Calamari, Soup, Asparagus or Crab Salad. Gluten-free mains consist of Moules Frites, Steak Frites, Sea Bass, Rump Sirloin or Fillet Steak, Risotto or Salads. Finish up with delicious gluten-free desserts such as Crème Brûlée, Vanilla Panna Cotta or Tarte au Citron.
31-33 Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8AE
Piccolino is a chain of Italian restaurants. Most of the menu items off the grill can be gluten-free plus they have risotto and gluten-free pasta available but sadly they don’t do gluten-free pizza bases.
Coutance Way, Ilkley LS29 7HQ
Kashmiri Aroma is located on the road out of Ilkley towards Burley. The menu is labelled up for presence of allergens click here to see the menu online but the majority of the Indian food available is gluten-free.
(Update June 2019 – Filmore & Union has gone into administration, we’re unsure how the new owners will affect the availability of gluten-free food)
Filmore and Union offers gluten-free breakfast, brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. Gluten-free bread is available as an alternative with all your usual breakfast foods, eggs, smashed avo, English breakfast… and the menu is labelled up just the way we like it for easy ordering.
The Victoria Arcade, South Hawksworth Street, Leeds
La Casita is a small chain of Spanish Tapas restaurants. Many of the tapas dishes can be made gluten-free just ask your server and they will highlight on the menu which options you can take.
1-2 New Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8DQ
The Ilkley Cow is a steakhouse and grill.
Car Park, 21B Brook St, Ilkley LS29 8AA
A fantastic local brownie shop with the most delicious gluten-free chocolate brownies. Hand baked in a range of different flavours. Very similar to I hear brownies in Brisbane, Australia.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Addingham
The little village of Addingham is about a 10 minute drive from Ilkley.
8 High Mill Lane, Addingham, LS29 0RD
Hamiltons is a beautiful spot on High Mill, situated on the riverside in Addingham. Open for breakfast, lunch and drinks from Wednesday through Sunday 9am-4pm. Dogs are welcome.
Gluten Free Restaurants in Silsden
The Old Post Office offers breakfast and lunch plus drinks on a Friday and Saturday evening. Gluten-free bread is available so you can have most breakfast options such as eggs on toast and bacon sandwiches, they even have gluten-free crumpets. For a light lunch they have gluten-free scones, gluten-free fishcakes and chips and sandwiches on gluten-free focaccia or bread. My favourite is the chicken, bacon, brie and cranberry toasted in focaccia.
If you’re visiting Ilkley or the surrounding Yorkshire area check out these amazing gluten-free places for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
In Milan, you’ll be treated to so many options when it comes to gluten free dining. These are just a few of our favourite gluten free hotspots in Milan.
Via Curtatone, 6, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
With its central location and an amazing variety of treats, this is the perfect place to start your first day of sightseeing in Milan. Nothing excites us quite like a gluten free bakery, and when you visit the GluFree Bakery of Milan you won’t be disappointed!
Viale Monte Nero, 57, 20135 Milano MI, Italy
This is the ideal spot for a lazy Italian brunch, something we definitely recommend you indulge in during your time in Milan. A favourite with locals, PanPerMe serves a wide range of gluten free delicacies. Don’t miss it.
Via Laghetto, 2, 20122 Milano MI, Italy
For a decadent Italian dinner make your way to La Cantina Piemontese, a wonderful authentic Italian restaurant serving up simple, wholesome dishes made with beautiful locally sourced ingredients.
Via Teglio, 11, 20158 Milano MI, Italy
Shaolin State of Harmony is a fantastic spot for a health kick. This restaurant specialises in raw, vegan food so if you dine here you’ll definitely leave with a spring in your step. Diners have commended the restaurant for its fabulous gluten free choices, too.
Via Savona, 17, 20144 Milano MI, Italy
No one should ever visit Milan without trying a gelato, and Gusto 17 is the perfect place to do just that. The ice cream parlour offers a wide range of delicious gluten free gelatos, so make sure you leave room for dessert and head here!
Via Anfiteatro, 6, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Sample a delicious platter of classic Italian charcuterie at Tigella’s, along with wonderful gluten free bread, fresh from the oven. This is a good choice if you’re on a budget, as not only is the food at Tigella’s delicious – it won’t break the bank either.
Viale Col di Lana, 4, 20136 Milano MI, Italy
You can’t tour Milan without indulging in pizzas, gluten free or not! Thankfully, Be Bop serves up a huge variety of classic Italian pizzas which are gluten free and don’t make any sacrifices in terms of flavour. Make sure you try one.
Via Crispi, 2, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Another great choice if you’re on the hunt for gluten free pizza, Peperino offers no less than 35 different gluten free pizzas, so you’ll definitely find something you fancy here. In fact, the gluten free pizzas are so good that you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d accidentally been served the real deal!
Via Piero della Francesca, 74, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
For something completely different, why not try this fantastic Japanese restaurant in the heart of Milan? The sushi and sashimi are wonderful, and there are so many gluten free dishes to choose from. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
17, Via Cicco Simonetta, 20123 Milano MI, Italy
Rest assured that the owners of this beautiful Mediterranean restaurant really know their stuff when it comes to gluten free dining. That’s because they decided to launch their gluten free menu when they learnt that their son was a celiac. The food is a sight to behold, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Have we missed any of your favourite gluten free spots in Milan? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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Stockholm is a very modern, forward-thinking place – especially when it comes to food. All cafes and restaurants in the city are required by law to list ingredients and allergens on the menu, making it easy to tell what’s safe to eat and what isn’t when you’re avoiding gluten.
So you don’t waste your trip studying menus, we’ve rounded up the best gluten free restaurants in Stockholm, giving you at least 5 excellent choices you can rely on when the hunger pangs strike!
Top 5 gluten free restaurants in Stockholm
Friends of Adam
Address: Hornstulls Stand 13
A 100% wheat free and gluten free bakery in Stockholm, Friends of Adam is the ideal place to go when you’re craving something wholesome and homemade. From sweet and delicious cakes, cookies and muffins to savoury breads, pizza bases and pastries, this bakery has got it all covered. And since absolutely nothing they sell contains any gluten, you can order whatever you like without worrying about the consequences.
Address: Katarina Bangata 19
Chutney is a flavour-packed vegetarian restaurant that specialises in exotic cuisine from all over the world. Whether you’re in the mood for a Mexican stew, an Indian curry or some Chinese noodles, you’ll find it all here. They offer a minimum of two gluten free options which change every day, so there’s always something new and tasty to try. And the best bit is, you can go back for a second serving at no extra cost!
Creperie Fyra Knop
Address: Svartensgatan 4
For one of the best lunches you’ll have while being gluten free in Stockholm, pay a visit to Creperie Fyra Knop. This delicious spot serves up gluten free French-style pancakes made with wonderfully nutty buckwheat flour. There’s a huge range of sweet and savoury options to choose from, such as banana chocolate, ham and cheese, and mixed veggies, guaranteeing something to satisfy all cravings. They’ve also got a fantastic drinks menu with loads of tempting teas and coffees.
Address: Nytorget 4
Urban Deli is another fantastic choice for a gluten free lunch in Stockholm. This sophisticated, trendy café offers a wide selection of delicious sandwiches made on freshly-baked gluten free bread. The place prides itself on using only the finest hand-selected ingredients and seasonal, locally-sourced veggies, so you just know whatever you order is going to be delicious and nutritious.
Address: Valhallavägen 131
For something totally different, make a reservation at Kouzina. This Greek restaurant doesn’t offer a separate gluten free menu, but the chefs claim they can make absolutely any of their dishes completely gluten free. This means you can enjoy all kinds of yummy eats, from meze platters and grilled halloumi to roasted lamb and homemade baklava with your dining partners without having to feel like the oddball.
Following a gluten free diet should never stop you from travelling around the world. Just a little preparation and planning is all you need to make sure everything runs smoothly!
Madrid’s association for Coeliacs and gluten sensitive people boasts a list brimming with more than 50 fantastic restaurants. Each of these establishments has been individually tested and certified as gluten free and safe for coeliacs, giving you plenty to choose from. Here are just 5 incredible gluten free restaurants in Madrid we recommend for delicious eats.
Top 5 gluten free restaurants in Madrid
Address: Calle Hortaleza, 3
A fun play on the words “celiac” (coeliac) and “delicioso” (delicious), this bakery is famous throughout the city for its wonderful baked goods made without even the slightest hint of gluten. From indulgent peanut butter cupcakes and creamy cheesecakes to wonderfully chewy cookies and savoury sandwich breads, Celicioso has everything you need to satisfy any type of craving. The best part is this bakery is 100% gluten free, so you can order anything you like!
Address: Calle Boradores, 5
Drinking beer with friends is a huge part of Spanish culture, but it’s not easy for people with a gluten-intolerance to join in. Until now! El Nerú is a cider house in the centre of the city which offers a fantastic choice of locally-brewed gluten-free ciders, plus a couple of gluten-free beers. They’ve also got an incredible tapas menu with a handful of gluten-free options, such as Asturian pork and beans, as well as hake fish served in a cider-prawn sauce.
Address: Cava Baja, 7
Another fantastic option for tapas when you’re gluten free in Madrid, La Concha is a small tavern nestled in amongst the many bars in the La Latino area that offers a full gluten-free menu. The dishes closely mimic those on the standard tapas menu, with delicious options such as smoked cod, homemade meatballs in tomato sauce and mini squids cooked in their own ink. The gluten-free items are even the same price as the standard items – something you rarely see!
Address: Calle Segovia, 13
Most locals agree that you get the best gluten-free paella from El Arrozal. And we’re not going to argue! This restaurant specialises in rice dishes and has a separate gluten-free kitchen where they make all their coeliac-friendly dishes, from paella and grilled meat to salads and desserts. There’s a huge variety of paellas to choose from (16 the last time we counted!) most of which are available in single-serving portions, making them perfect if your dining partner fancies something else.
Address: Calle de Las Conchas, 9
Lambuzo is a small, family-run restaurant that serves up a delectable selection of Andalusian specialities. Although they don’t advertise a gluten free menu, the staff at Lambuzo cater exceptionally well for anyone avoiding gluten. Simply let your waiter know and they’ll return with all kinds of tempting gluten-free options that will be freshly prepared especially for you.
Eating gluten free in Madrid definitely doesn’t mean you have to miss out on trying the world-famous Spanish cuisine. You can still indulge in typical Mediterranean dishes like tapas and paella without the risk of consuming any gluten.
Rome has a lot to offer its visitors: historically-rich monuments, breathtakingly beautiful architecture, incredible designer fashion and (best of all) deliciously drool-worthy food! Despite being known for its gluten-heavy pasta, pizzas and breads, Rome is an excellent place for coeliac foodies to visit, with a huge number of gluten free restaurants delivering traditional Italian cuisine without the gluten.
Top 5 gluten free restaurants in Rome
Address: Via Isonzo, 14
With a mission statement of “Good cuisine doesn’t have to be a distant memory for those who suffer from gluten intolerance”, you know a meal at Il Viaggio is going to be amazing. Both the standard and the gluten free menus offer the same delectable dishes and the kitchen is strict when it comes to using separate utensils to avoid cross-contamination.
Choose from classics such as spaghetti with clams and tiramisu or be adventurous and order veal salad with a sweet mustard sauce followed by sesame salmon with crunchy vegetables. If you want to get more involved, you can even sign up for their gluten-free cooking classes!
La Soffitta Renovatio
Address: Piazza del Risorgimento, 46/A
One of the best gluten free restaurants in Rome for pizza lovers, La Soffitta Renovatio is certified gluten free by the AIC (Associazione Italiana Celiachia) and specialises in thin and crispy Roman-style pizzas.
Other gluten free delights include amazing gnocchi, incredible calzones, a vast selection of antipasti and truly decadent cheesecake. La Soffitta Renovatio is situated just a short distance away from the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Square, making it the ideal place to stop for lunch when you’re sightseeing.
Voglia di Pizza
Address: Via dei Giubbonari, 33
Another excellent choice for gluten free pizza, Voglia di Pizza serves up all the traditional types of oven-fired pizza, like Napoli, marinara and Margherita, as well as super-creative pizzas made with exciting, flavour-packed ingredients such as pancetta, German sausages and brie.
There’s also a great selection of gluten free desserts, including an incredibly rich and creamy tiramisu. One of the best things about this restaurant is that the prices are very reasonable and the gluten free pizzas cost the same as the regular ones!
Sans de Blé
Address: Via G. Chiabrera 58/C
When a sweet craving hits, pop into Sans de Blé and pair a deliciously frothy cappuccino with one of their amazing gluten free goodies. From sweet cakes, biscuits, pastries, doughnuts, meringues and tarts to savoury sandwiches, pizza, muffins and bread, this bakery has got everything to give you the extra energy you need to carry on exploring the city. Absolutely everything is gluten free, so you can order whatever you like and not have to worry about the consequences!
Address: Palazzo Fendi, Via Della Fontanella di Borghese, 48
One of the more unusual gluten free restaurants in Rome, Zuma serves up a fantastic fusion of Japanese and Italian cuisine. From the fancy décor which combines elegant Japanese design with glamorous Italian cinema to the menu brimming with delights such as roasted lobster with green chilli butter and spicy beef tenderloin with sesame and sweet soy sauce, everything about Zuma is the perfect balance of Asian-Mediterranean and offers a delectable insight into the city’s developing international food scene.
Rome might not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of travel destinations for anyone avoiding gluten. But the city’s impressive knowledge of coeliac disease and their almost constantly expanding range of gluten free restaurants make being gluten free in Rome easy!
Tenerife is a tiny volcanic island off the northwestern coast of Africa which, along with Gran Canaria and five other small islands, makes up the Canary Islands. Home to year-round gorgeous weather and a wonderful landscape brimming with everything from natural beaches and hiking trails to purpose-built resorts and award-winning water parks, this island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, visited by millions of tourists from around the world each year.
One of the best parts about being on holiday in gluten free Tenerife is eating out and trying the local food. And although you’ll struggle to find any completely gluten-free Tenerife restaurants that cater entirely to Coeliacs, there are plenty of restaurants that serve a decent selection of gluten-free options.
To help you get started, here are some of my favourite gluten-free Tenerife restaurants which serve up delicious eats:
Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for Breakfast
Address: Floor 1, Avenida San Francisco, 6, Los Cristianos
Whatever you do, make sure you visit Olive Garden Deli on an empty stomach because you’ll need it! This homely café serves some of the most amazing breakfasts in Tenerife, including a host of gluten-free options. From light and fluffy American-style waffles drizzled with maple syrup to homemade gluten-free toast sliced into huge wedges and slathered with butter, the portions are so generous here you’ll end up taking half of your meal back to your room for later!
Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for Lunch
Address: Urbanizacion Playa Fañabe, 9, Costa Adeje
One of the best places on the island if you’re a fan of Italian food, Milano Eis Café offers a full gluten-free menu brimming with pizzas and kinds of pasta, which contain absolutely no gluten at all. Better yet, there’s even a couple of gluten-free beers to choose from to wash down your lunch. If you’re not in the mood for Italian, there are plenty of Canarian grilled fish and meat dishes which can be made gluten-free, too.
Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for an Afternoon Snack
Address: Local 56 Central Commercial, Playa Fanabe, Costa Adeje
This typical British tea room is a wonderful place to visit for a comforting taste of home. From rich fruit cakes loaded with sultanas and decadent brownies drizzled with chocolate sauce to sandwich cakes piled high with fresh cream and crumbly almond slices with buttery flaked nuts, Harriet’s Tea Room and Restaurant offers a huge selection of gluten-free baked goods. If you’re in the mood for something a little more hearty, they also serve sandwiches, burgers, jacket potatoes and salads.
Best Gluten-Free Tenerife Restaurant for Dinner
Address: Avenida Juan Carlos I, 33, Arona
Offering up the perfect blend of gluten-free dishes and healthy eats, Union Café Bar is the place to go when you want to indulge without piling on the pounds. They’ve got a huge gluten-free menu which includes gourmet vegan burgers, freshly prepared salads, sweet potato chips and loads more nutritious, gluten-free twists on traditional fast food. If you visit in the morning, you’ll also find a plethora of healthy breakfast options, plus smoothies and exotic fruit juices.
If Tenerife is on your travel bucket list and you’re worried you’ll end up going hungry, don’t be! The food scene might be a little behind the times when it comes to restaurants offering exclusively gluten-free food, but you’ll still find plenty of choices when dining out, no matter where you go. And if all else fails, you can always put on a polite smile and ask the chef if they’ll make you something special.
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!